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Old 5th March 2009, 16:49   #16
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Congrats Manuuj..... This is a beast everybody dreams of owning.....
Working for Jaguar & LandRover..... It is a pride to see someone enjoying it.
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My Fav Suv
congrats manuj
she is a beauty
looks amazing in Green
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Its one of my fav offroader though I am too fond of that plastic bullbar in front. Enjoy!
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Very nice. Looks mean and demanding. One of my favs
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Very nice SUV, one of my favourite ones.

Just out of curiosity sake what kind of avg are you getting?
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Old 6th March 2009, 11:36   #21
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Its one of my fav offroader though I am too fond of that plastic bullbar in front. Enjoy!
its not plastic buddy..it some kind of "soft" rubberised polyurethane..it was designed such that it does not hurt a pedestrian in case of a low speed impact..also it was necessary to protect the paint cause my brother regularly takes it on some proper off road excursions when it goes through some heavy foliage.

@ spawnofsatan the average isnt as bad as one would expect..its about 7 in the city and 9 on the highways..but that's with my light footed driving..my brother who really does DRIVE it gets around 5-6 kms/litre..

@abhinav.gupta88..will write something about the experience of owning one soon..but that is easily said than done as this car leaves one speechless and at a loss for words everytime i drive it..even looking at it standing still in the driveway has the same effect..

the sound of the starter is music..the muted hum of the engine which tranforms into a roar under heavy accellaration..sublime..i never thought a diesel could sound THIS good..
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its not plastic buddy..it some kind of "soft" rubberised polyurethane..it was designed such that it does not hurt a pedestrian in case of a low speed impact..also it was necessary to protect the paint cause my brother regularly takes it on some proper off road excursions when it goes through some heavy foliage.
Alright... do post some off-road pics. Glad to see a range rover being used the way its meant to and not just ferrying from airport to office.
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Hi all!

Here are some pics of our Range Rover.

It was imported brand new through Navnit Motors, Thane in mid 2008 and has currently done around 8000 kms.

The powerplant is a 3.6 litre V8 Turbodiesel belting out 272 Bhp and 640 Nm of smooth power.

I'm adding pics for your viewing pleasure, as they say a picture is worth a thousand words..
Manuuj: Now that I'd call pure sex. Stunning machine, Sir. Drive safe.
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Old 14th March 2009, 20:29   #24
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Alright... do post some off-road pics. Glad to see a range rover being used the way its meant to and not just ferrying from airport to office.
We took both the Pajero & the Rangie for a off road excursion a few days ago..the place is close to hoshiarpur in punjab about an hour and a half from jalandhar.

Beautiful countryside with barely any people and great offroading tracks..
Both cars fared really well until unfortunately i got the pajero bogged down in some pretty deep slush..and from then on in it was quite a task getting it out as we had to work by the lights of the range rover as night set in.

What happened was that we were on the wet river bed and the range rover was behind me.
We came to a halt as going around a bend we came across a serious obstruction that could not be crossed.
I did a three point turn in the pajero and my brother who had halted behind me reversed out.

As soon as i reached the point where the range rover had previously been standing the earth gave way and all the tyres dug in deep till the point that the car was resting on its chassis and not being supported by its tyres..in hindsight i think i may have been a bit slow and not gathered enough momentum..well u learn something everyday!

The range rover could not pull it out as it was not getting traction on the wet slippery and soft river bed and as we did not want it to get bogged down too we stopped using the Rangie.

The earth was very soft and mushy and we had to work for 5 hours to free the car which we eventually did by lifting each end up in turns, twice..with the help of a tractor..and then when the car was free of the suction effect the wet mud was having we tugged it out to our immense relief and elation!

All in all it was a superb experience getting down and dirty with the cars.
as they say..Alls well that ends well!

some pics of the range rover interiors and both cars in action!..
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hey...

the rangey just has to be one of the sexiest looking suv's out there today. every time i cross one in the uk or in dubai, my jaw drops and other unmentionables begin in....!!!!

nice colour but i have a bit of a liking for the white supercharged range rover with privacy glass in the rear. that just oozes sex appeal!

please do enjoy your ride and as someone else on the forum said, its fantastic that these 4x4's are being used for what they were meant to be used for, rather than the ponsy pick up and drops that most of these vehicles are used for.

anyways, stay safe and stay sane mano.
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Old 15th March 2009, 00:25   #26
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this is part two of the same experience..

the first pic is when we reached the area where it was better to turn around and take another route..

the second pic is where my brother was waiting behind me and where he reversed out of..if you look closely at the soft mud under the rear tyre it is already giving way

the third pic is when the pajero reached where the range rover was previously waiting and what happened next is clearly visible!

it was 4:35 pm approx at that time..

the rest of the pics are what all we tried next..

unfortunately it became dark soon and no more pics were possible..in any case we were all bathed in mud trying to get the pajero free!

we even thought about leaving it there for the night and coming back the next day with a recovery crane as the tractor too was quite ineffective till about 9:45 pm when it finally was free and we hurried of home for some chilled beer and chicken tikkas!!

you know what the joke was that evening..when the the Pajero got stuck the Range Rover tried in vain to rescue it but it took a Mahindra to do the job!! JAI HO!
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Damn thats some serious off roading!!
Good to see these SUV's being used the way they should be. Just hope you don't land up with dents and scrape by those massive rocks.
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Damn thats some serious off roading!!
Good to see these SUV's being used the way they should be. Just hope you don't land up with dents and scrape by those massive rocks.
Yes sahil it was some serious offroading that day..and loads of fun..as for scrapes and dents the cars were pretty high and approach and departure angles were very good also..on rock crawl mode they seemed to glide over these obstructions pretty easily.

As a result no damage was done to either car..and all that was needed prior to the excursion was a good underbody, engine bay and top wash.

An interesting observation made that day was that the Pajero handled the course with aplomb and was not found lacking when compared to the RR.

That it got stuck was more my fault as i was a bit slow going through the wet mud.

The RR was light years ahead in terms of refinement, ride quality, drivebility, and power but as far as off road capability the pajero matched it step for step.

Maybe on more extreme tracks the difference would be more apparant.

When we left for home together which was about a hour and a half away the RR reached 19 minutes before us as it would easily cruise at about 160 with lots of reserve power and the Pajero seemed out of breath at about 130.

Also the headlights of the Rangerover were Bi-Xenon and far more effective than the headlamps of the pajero with stock halogens..
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Manuuj,

That's a great offroading you had. Was the Pajero so badly struck in slush? I think you should put one essential arsenal to your rangerover - Ramsey/ Warn winch. It sure is a great saviour at times.

Good beast you have. BTW where is this OTR spot.

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Nice pics Manuuj,it must have been helluva experience
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