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Old 6th April 2005, 16:14   #16
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Damn! you are right. I was thinking left hand drive. It has been 14 months since I am back in India, still once in a while it happens. Like if I turn into a deserted road, I suddenly wonder which side of the road I should drive.

Then I try recalling some busy Indian road by memory and check which side vehicles are driving. You might find it odd, just check with people who often drive in India and abroad. It happens a lot.
I still go the left hand side to open my car and my kid keeps laughing.
years of driving in the US does that
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I still want to know how that Jeep happened to be in that position. Looks like it was air-dropped into that slush.
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Old 6th April 2005, 16:56   #18
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Interesting review from BS Motoring for the Trax GAMA....




In an overdrive off-road test, the Trax 2 door Gurkha beat the Mahindra Classic and Maruti Gypsy hollow. Differential locks and a torquey engine ensured supreme performance.

Buttttttttttttt keep in mind that it is a shabbily put together machine. Forget a body, the structure looks like its got corrugated panels screwed together. Everything is bare B-A-S-I-C, rattly and falling apart in the Trax.

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but wasnt too sure if it was a proper classic or a regular jeep that was made to look like one.
Aggressive_Anush, email me 4 or 5 closeup pictures. Will tell you in a handful of minutes.

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I still want to know how that Jeep happened to be in that position.
50 km/h + 70 degree hump = Air-borne front. No damage at all.

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Damn! you are right. I was thinking left hand drive. .
ohh damn ! i really thought the girl was driving it !!! ..till i read this ..
yeah agree with u samurai .. i have had quite a few instances while turning right (just like we do b4 turning left here in canada/US ) ,i have halted on green and then suddenly realised...often on empty roads i entering the wrong side ...
but normally happens in the first week of me driving in india ..

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Turbocharged & Intercooled 2400 cc, 90bhp at 4000 rpm. 18 kgm of torque! Front disc brakes, independent front suspension.

If Tempo could take out a well-made limited edition...this beast has got potential! Just check out the air intake over the roof, and you will know that this machine is made for under-water diving and mud plugging.

I'd buy this over a hatch any day.

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Aggressive_Anush, email me 4 or 5 closeup pictures. Will tell you in a handful of minutes.
Well... i gave up on that jeep. Probably will be looking for classics towards this year end once again. Will definitely mail pics to you to make sure when i find a few classics for sale.
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believe me or not this is the first time i like mahindra jeep damn that red one looks good doing whatever it is doin. good pics the black one has nice rims is this car yours gto because i think u have diffrent rims now right
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50 km/h + 70 degree hump = Air-borne front. No damage at all.
guess that just explains it all. But simply awesome.. wow, have gone with my cousin to silent valley in his dad's classic.. Its an awesome ride.. In the back seat with u'r head buttin against the top hhard metal, phew quite an experince...
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This might be a bit off-topic.

Chk this link

http://www.overdrive.co.in/art_dtls....atures&code=73

Any ideas on this? Need your thoughts on this one.
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Turbocharged & Intercooled 2400 cc, 90bhp at 4000 rpm. 18 kgm of torque! Front disc brakes, independent front suspension.
I think they did export that model to some European countries ... If they were selling it now , I'd definitely have bought one -
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I think they did export that model to some European countries ... If they were selling it now , I'd definitely have bought one -
If I am not wrong....a very small number of Trax' are exported to Germany!
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50 km/h + 70 degree hump = Air-borne front. No damage at all.

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GTO, is that your jeep? I thought it was the black one. I feel sorry for the guy sitting in the back...must have been a scary ride.
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GTO, is that your jeep? I thought it was the black one.
The black one is mine. Check out the review thread for more pictures.

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even I say Gypsy King, with freeflow and rally suspension.
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I remember the Army Jonga 4X4 being marketed by the ordnance factory some 5-8 yrs back

I think it went the Dodo way but it had a real powerful engine engineered by Nissan. If i remember correctly it was 4 Ltr Plus.
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