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Old 6th January 2009, 19:20   #31
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Is the Thar still in actual production?
Supposedly a concept in Bologna Motor Show 2008, can't comment beyond that.

Interestingly it has full-floating axle. I thought they only gave it in military and loading carrying models.
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Sweet !!

Hope Mahindra can build it to order in India. It will blow he Gurkha out of the water !!
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Hope Mahindra can build it to order in India. It will blow he Gurkha out of the water !!
How? Thar doesn't have snorkel intake, it can't do water fording as much as Gurkha.
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Mahndra's have a penchant to leave a sore point.This time , its the dash panel. Its too ancient and I hope mahindra is reading this.
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its called re-cycling by M&M! in these tough times of world wide economic depression, M&M is using its dated dead stock and making sure cost cutting take place, thats why they are utilising the armada dashboard in thar!

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Mahindra can't come out of its cheapness, shades of Red, writing "Mahindra" in bold letters wherever possible, even on the bull bars, its R&D is gasping for some fresh air!
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Just bring back the MM540 with
1. Disc brakes
2. Power steering
3. HVAC.
4. Sorted out NVH levels.
And Mahindra would sell in decent numbers, not many can afford to plonk 6 lacs for a Big Boy Toy. The THAR if launched as a recreational vehicle will sell in "Limited" numbers (PUN intended)
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Sorry, but this garish drag queen doesn't impress me a bit!!
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Man, this thread is full of drool-worthy pictures.
"A difference of opinion is what makes a horse race."

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Dashboards can be painted, replaced. Those useless tailpipe-gage roll bars can be chucked for real ones.

Full floating axles pre-empt the need for snorkels.
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can anyone photoshop the Thar and make it look nicer and post the photos here. i will email them to mahindra design department!

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Mahindra launched the Legend which is basically an army mm550 with alloys/radials/extra lights and a winch. At about 7 lakhs a piece, Mahindra sold all of them. I don't see any issues with selling the Thar at about the same price.
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As per I remember, Legend was sold on invitation basis (around 50 pieces may be). The 'extra' alloys and lights were craps to say the least! If something like this (without any modifications as wished for in another thread) is rolled out for general public through normal sale channel, I doubt how many will be interested to buy in that kind of price.
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can anyone photoshop the Thar and make it look nicer and post the photos here. i will email them to mahindra design department!

yes, I can. I have already done something like this but not in photo shop. After spending all my heard earned money, this look nicer atleast to me .

Other designs are also welcomed.
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hi desert king,
Your vehicle is a rue eye candy:-))))) But the black coloured thar in the pic looks good minus interiors.
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Hi Desert King,

Your vehicle sure looks a bit like the Thar. The roll cage is more or less the same. Your jeep looks fantastic, with a little more effort it could look amazing.

Cheers !!!
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Mahindra launched the Legend which is basically an army mm550 with alloys/radials/extra lights and a winch. At about 7 lakhs a piece, Mahindra sold all of them. I don't see any issues with selling the Thar at about the same price.
This review says it has lockable diffs, that's news to me.

Indiacar.com - Mahindra Legend
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