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Old 25th November 2009, 09:37   #46
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@imran:you had struck a nice deal & a better price. Congrats on the acquisition.
How abt the pics. Wanted to see buddy.

@yogesh: Its very hard to across a 2005-MPFI vehicle. As said, instead of spending around 3L for a crab+90's+non reliable+effort+time+registration+transportation on a disposal Gypsy, its better to spend 50K more and get this. That my personal opinion.
I'm sure he can budge to 3.5L at least. If you sell off alloys+tires+CNG kit, the worst you can fetch 20-25K. Wait for the right time & strike again. In the mean while see if you get in contact with other persons who are interested in purchasing CNG kit & alloys(show the snaps). In that way make a deal between both the parties and buy the vehicle.

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Old 25th November 2009, 09:51   #47
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@ beejay- yes correct, it is in comparison to CL340 that the gypsy feels so comfy but that is ok, it won't be fair to expect more from it..
Well, I am not sure about that. Gypsy owners who have ridden my CJ340 think it is lot comfortable than the Gypsy. Just recently Prithvi (offroader) gave the same opinion after riding in my Jeep.
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Old 25th November 2009, 13:20   #48
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@ Harjeev- Hats off to you buddy.. If only I had space to park l would also be having 3 or 4 offroad vehicles. You have few deadliest weapons in your army, my need is such that I need a hard top easy running reliable vehicle. Why would you buy a Gypsy?? You have a good group in NCR for offroad and for long runs to reach offroad destination you can always upgrade your Safari for a 4x4 SUV in 2011. So the moral is if you come across a good Gypsy then suggest it to me Harjeev there is a good 2006 Gypsy recently listed on Carwale. Check it out, its in Delhi.

@Jeep Captain, Harjeev- I am not sure about the price in Jaipur but it should be 10-15K more than the price in Delhi. Brand new is a good option only if you don’t want to abuse it like we offroaders do. A brand new, out of showroom Gypsy at 5.5L will be too precious for me to try shaft breaking or submarine stunts. I think its psychology for a new vehicle.

@Beejay- Now the one I found already looks VFM..

@ Ramsagar- Good suggestion. Will contact him when the right time comes..

@ Samurai- I take your word on that and congrats.. I too have seen Jeeps in NIOC which are very smooth. But in general we all know that a 2004 petrol hardtop gypsy with AC and PS would be smoother and more comfortable than a 90s Diesel CL (specially a bear basic like mine) and isn't that the thing we like about Jeeps. I loved the rugged, tough and basic to the bone nature of my CL340. If it wasn't for family and highway driving I would have never let her go..
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Hello Ramsagar,

My Gypsy is currently being done up (basic things, like a new soft top, tyres & an AC, as this will be my personal daily drive).

Once I get the vehicle ready, I'll definitely post a lot of photos!
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Hello Ramsagar,

My Gypsy is currently being done up (basic things, like a new soft top, tyres & an AC, as this will be my personal daily drive).

Once I get the vehicle ready, I'll definitely post a lot of photos!
Good to know that your Gypsy is getting ready. Pls post some WIP pics.

How reliable is fitting a aircon in soft top Gypsy? How good is the insulation done?
I read somewhere of installing used aircon is that your? Be cautious & see that all the compressor is working fine. Also better to going for a bigger radiator & fan. Else will end-up of running high temperature.

Any idea abt installing CFL's? would improve your ride. Else toss a sand bag at the rear would be a better option if your budget doesn't permit.
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Old 26th November 2009, 10:14   #51
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I guess an AC for the front seaters should be fine - In my softtop, there will be a partition between the front and rear seats, so I can zip it up, and put the ac on when ever im alone.

Insulation-wise, I'm getting one of those insulation fabrics stitched under the entire soft top. Once I get a chance to try out the ac, i'll post more info on it.

I was supposed to get a free ac from a friends baleno - but that didnt work out, so now im going to pdev's ac-walla. The guy seems reliable, and knows how to fit an ac in a gypsy, complete with the bigger radiator and electrical fan, etc.

CFLs! Yes, I want to install them within the next 4-5 months.. I can't wait to see the difference! For now, its sandbags, you got that right...

Fingers crossed!
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Old 27th November 2009, 15:26   #52
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Hi guys I have been refered this Gypsy for sale by a friend. It's a 1997 Carb King with AC. No gas kit or PS. He is asking 1.6L but will come down to 1.5L. What do you guys think about this? I have not seen the vehicle as it is not in our town. My main concern is whether it'll be a reliable vehicle with no troubles?

Found a Gypsy 2004?-gypsy-1997.jpg

Found a Gypsy 2004?-gypsy-97.jpg

Also can anyone suggest what average to expect from such vehicle?
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How much has she run? Mileage will be 9-11 kmpl based on road condition and if you really pussyfoot on highway you might get a km or two more.

From the looks of it you will need tires (2 i guess for rear) and did this car do the Raide? then please ensure that you do a thorough check up for any under body and chassis damage.
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Seems to be in good shape, but need more details.
Had this taken part in any rallies?
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@Jaggu- Thanks for the tip, will surly get underbody checked. I am planning to go there on Sunday to have a look, what else are the key point to check. The owner belongs to some royal family of Rajasthan and has other cars too and says he hasn't used it much (but he is second owner) and says it has got company fitted AC.

@Ramsagar- Raid sticker says Official, so this might be used as official vehicle, will get more details on Sunday.

Is the vehicle worth a 200kms trip by the details so far? I guess yes..
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Yogesh,
You are looking for a SUV in a Gypsy. You will realise you wouldnt find one. 200 kms trip would be much better compared to your CL340 but wouldnt be the kind you are looking for. Not suitable to travel with your family specially. For 2 Gypsy is good for long distances.

Please look for a used 4wd SUV.
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this seems pretty good. More details please
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Yogesh,
You are looking for a SUV in a Gypsy. You will realise you wouldnt find one. 200 kms trip would be much better compared to your CL340 but wouldnt be the kind you are looking for. Not suitable to travel with your family specially. For 2 Gypsy is good for long distances.

Please look for a used 4wd SUV.
I hate to say it but you are correct Vinod.. The war of head and heart has started again.. If we keep family out of the highway scene then how is the piece??

BTW the 200 kms trip I mentioned was to go and see the gypsy..

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this seems pretty good. More details please
I will go today to see it. I have a feeling that it will be a neat piece. Only if it is in excellent condition I will go ahead.
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Best of luck mate!!! See if you can get your hands on it!!!
Goes without saying but do share your experience/ observations!!!

BTW i think I saw your name in for tomorrows OTR! Are you game???
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Go and check it out, find the nearest full fledged M.A.S.S and ask them to do an evaluation. First thing you want to check is the 4 wheel drive tranny and for any funny sounds from it. Rest is usual check list of overall engine, electricals, body and cosmetic conditions. Also check how many tires you need to buy.
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