Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > 4x4 & Off-Roading > 4x4 Vehicles


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd April 2015, 02:59   #76
BHPian
 
Swapnil_Alto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: JH 01/WB 02
Posts: 126
Thanked: 208 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Brilliant write up Sumitro Da.
If one will have to buy a Thar, he should read your review and would not need any official review further. The pictures are very beautiful and completely do justice to the Sherpa. I need a ride in your Sherpa when we meet next.

Regards,
Swapnil
Swapnil_Alto is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th April 2015, 15:18   #77
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,267
Thanked: 4,022 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Recently went to Puri from Kolkata and the Thar as usual performed very well. However it returned just about 10 kmpl over the 1200 odd kilometers trip.

A pic from the trip taken near Chandrabhaga on the Konark-Puri highway..

The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4-dsc_3111.jpg
BlackPearl is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2015, 01:11   #78
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,267
Thanked: 4,022 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

The Sherpa has got a new set of HRS alloys after the previous set was transferred to the Bolero. Sorry for the poor quality of pics taken with my old iphone4

The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4-img_4438.jpg

The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4-img_4441.jpg

The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4-img_4442.jpg

The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4-img_4443.jpg

The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4-img_4444.jpg
BlackPearl is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2015, 04:39   #79
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Mohali
Posts: 30
Thanked: 16 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

A beautiful pair of alloys indeed! Congratulations sir!
I would again insist on you painting the tyre letterings white! :P lol
Mcroadster is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2015, 21:04   #80
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 3,477
Thanked: 2,013 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Shouldn't Sherpas now be in Nepal helping with rescue and rebuilding?
Sutripta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2015, 18:03   #81
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,267
Thanked: 4,022 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Completed 7 months today and 10000 Kilometers on the Thar. Running has been pretty low compared to my other vehicles owned over the years. The Bolero had completed 20K kilometers in the first 6 months
I deliberately drive it less to continue having that new car feeling. The vehicle has been niggle free after the few initial hiccups. No leaks anywhere and the coolant level is consistent after driving several thousand kilometers. Need to get the 10K servicing done this week.
BlackPearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2015, 19:01   #82
Newbie
 
abir.sharda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Noida
Posts: 17
Thanked: 4 Times
Question Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Hi BlackPearl, really amazing review you got there and I love the modifications just for the sheer simplicity and practicality if nothing else.! So we're also interested in buying the Thar, went for a test drive today as well. Having read your review, I'm really inclined towards convincing my father to get it, but have a couple of questions.
1. Should we wait for the face-lift.? (The dealership doesn't know when its coming)
2. Is the central console you installed available easily.?
3. Would you recommend changing the bumpers and getting accessories (front mesh grille, head light cage, etc.) while buying the car.?

Thanks.!
abir.sharda is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2015, 19:27   #83
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,267
Thanked: 4,022 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Quote:
Originally Posted by abir.sharda View Post
Hi BlackPearl, really amazing review you got there and I love the modifications just for the sheer simplicity and practicality if nothing else.! So we're also interested in buying the Thar, went for a test drive today as well. Having read your review, I'm really inclined towards convincing my father to get it, but have a couple of questions.
1. Should we wait for the face-lift.? (The dealership doesn't know when its coming)
2. Is the central console you installed available easily.?
3. Would you recommend changing the bumpers and getting accessories (front mesh grille, head light cage, etc.) while buying the car.?

Thanks.!
Thanks a lot abir.sharda. to answer your questions -
1. Frankly speaking I have no idea about the face-lift. I saw a Thar in our locality with the new slanted canopy but could not get a look at the interiors. If the interiors are going to be better then please do wait for the face-lift.
2. I was not able to install the central console as it was fouling with the music system head unit. But I am thankful that I did not install it as it is very easy to move around inside the vehicle without the central console.
3. That is completely up to you. Some people prefer to keep the looks stock for sometime and then change later, while some change it immediately upon purchase. There are others who keep it completely stock. The Mahindra showroom in my case agreed to install the accessories only after registration of the vehicle. They said that it was necessary to produce the vehicle to the RTO in the stock format.
Hope this helps.
BlackPearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2015, 23:34   #84
Newbie
 
abir.sharda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Noida
Posts: 17
Thanked: 4 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackPearl View Post
Thanks a lot abir.sharda. to answer your questions -
Thanks for the quick reply.!

I really don't mind the interiors on the current Thar as shabby as they may look but it does the job at least And after looking at your subtle and tasteful mods, I'll do something on those lines.

Oh and I see you placed the 6x9 speakers under the back seats, where did you get the 6"ers fitted.? Also, did you get spacers fitted between the rear alloys to make the front and rear track width the same.?

Last edited by ampere : 1st June 2015 at 23:35. Reason: Removed bulk of quoted post
abir.sharda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2015, 14:00   #85
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,267
Thanked: 4,022 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Quote:
Originally Posted by abir.sharda View Post
Thanks for the quick reply.!

I really don't mind the interiors on the current Thar as shabby as they may look but it does the job at least And after looking at your subtle and tasteful mods, I'll do something on those lines.

Oh and I see you placed the 6x9 speakers under the back seats, where did you get the 6"ers fitted.? Also, did you get spacers fitted between the rear alloys to make the front and rear track width the same.?

One 6" is fitted beside the driver seat and the other behind the co-driver seat.
I have not fitted any spacer at the rear, the tracks are still different. Maybe it is not so apparent from the pictures.
BlackPearl is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2015, 08:46   #86
Newbie
 
Cloudmobile_deb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 5
Thanked: 5 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

The Sherpa looks gorgeous in our Kolkata streets, its like a streak of white lighting, now piloted by Teesta , and balckpearl. The Thar culture in Kolkata is on the rise, and that is good news for us.
Cloudmobile_deb is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th July 2015, 09:55   #87
BHPian
 
johy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Siliguri
Posts: 839
Thanked: 370 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackPearl View Post

Accessories Added

1. Front bumper with winch plate from the Thar Expedition Kit
2. Insect mesh
3. Headlight grills
4. Side steps from the expedition kit


6. Hella Rallye 3000 lights
7. 15" HRS alloys with Michelin LTX AT 235/75/R15
8. 12v socket

9.The rear bumper

10. Central console.
Blackpearl, sorry if I missed this in the thread, but can you please tell me how much these cost you?

Cheers!
johy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th July 2015, 11:00   #88
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,267
Thanked: 4,022 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Quote:
Originally Posted by johy View Post
Blackpearl, sorry if I missed this in the thread, but can you please tell me how much these cost you?

Cheers!
Hi Johy, the following are the part numbers and prices. Out of these, I did not install the centre console as it was fouling with the music system head unit.

P. No.:AT00017 TharFrontBumper with Bull Bar & Winch Plate
MRP: Rs. 10299.00
P. No.:AT00002 TharHead lamp Grill
MRP: Rs. 1300.00
P. No.:AT00009 TharFront Insect Mesh
MRP: Rs. 1052.00
P. No.: AT00006 TharRear Foot Mat
MRP: Rs. 1326.00
P. No.: AT00014 TharFront Foot Mat
MRP: Rs.489.00
P. No.: AT00021 TharCentre Console
MRP: Rs.8896.00
P. No.:AT00018 TharSide Foot Step
MRP: Rs. 7198.00

The new HRS alloys cost me Rs. 7500 per piece.
Here is the latest pic of the Thar from the recent tbhp kolkata meet, thanks to the photographer who took it

Name:  IMG_4824.JPG
Views: 2712
Size:  81.2 KB
BlackPearl is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th July 2015, 11:07   #89
BHPian
 
johy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Siliguri
Posts: 839
Thanked: 370 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackPearl View Post
Hi Johy, the following are the part numbers and prices. Out of these, I did not install the centre console as it was fouling with the music system head unit.

P. No.:AT00017 TharFrontBumper with Bull Bar & Winch Plate
MRP: Rs. 10299.00
P. No.:AT00002 TharHead lamp Grill
MRP: Rs. 1300.00
P. No.:AT00009 TharFront Insect Mesh
MRP: Rs. 1052.00
P. No.: AT00006 TharRear Foot Mat
MRP: Rs. 1326.00
P. No.: AT00014 TharFront Foot Mat
MRP: Rs.489.00
P. No.: AT00021 TharCentre Console
MRP: Rs.8896.00
P. No.:AT00018 TharSide Foot Step
MRP: Rs. 7198.00

The new HRS alloys cost me Rs. 7500 per piece.
Here is the latest pic of the Thar from the recent tbhp kolkata meet, thanks to the photographer who took it
The Thar looks really really good. I will not hesitate to tell you that this is one of the best-looking Thars, if not the best, I have come across. Laid back, subtle, but really good.

I myself have started pondering upon a possible purchase in due time. Maybe. Maybe not, I don't know. But I feel the need for a 4WD in the days to come. I don't drive out much, but when I do, I seem to head up to the hills on not particular good roads; the T-Jet may need to be replaced; I might go for a pre-worshipped MM540 or Thar (preworshipped, - I know hard to find).

Cheers!

John
johy is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2015, 17:26   #90
BHPian
 
swami69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 224
Thanked: 400 Times
Default Re: The Sherpa - My Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4

HI Blackpearl,

The Alloys on The Sherpa looks gorgeous. BTW, i might have missed it earlier - There is an antenna sticking out of the front bumper, does it work or is it just a show piece. Either way, where can I get one from as I would like to fix one in my Thar probably at the right rear end. Please let me know.

Swami
swami69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chérie : My Pre-owned Mahindra Thar Crde 4x4 (Toreador Red) sjcherian 4x4 Vehicles 81 17th October 2017 13:56
My 1969 Royal Enfield Sherpa 175cc with Villers engine 82rawath Post-War 54 27th July 2015 19:06
Which 4x4: 1997 Mitsubishi Pajero Mk2 or 2011 Mahindra Thar CRDe 53BHP 4x4 Vehicles 23 14th March 2015 23:53
Mahindra Thar CRDe - An owner's honest perspective. EDIT : Now returned back!! Janjua Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 125 30th May 2013 17:02


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 14:47.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks