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Old 9th April 2010, 11:50   #1321
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The answers that we get from spike are to make us evolve further through long silent periods, which are punctuated by zen riddle type of answers.

And yet we keep coming back for more climbing to the top of the hill asking for a Thar launch date, only to have the masters from M&M strike us on the forehead with sticks and scream kill...kill...kill.

I mean how stupid is this Thar manufacture and deadline debate. How long should we keep striving for an answer?

One would have mastered zen archery by now instead.

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Can some one tell me the difference between the slalom test, multiple slalom and elk test?

How did Thar perform in Moose test?
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Can someone tell me the max speed attainable by the THAR in the above tests?

Spike, my man, where are you?
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Headers, please do the honors, i will chip in with my two cents!

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In terms of sales volume, would THAR 4WD touch the 1000 mark in India?
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Spike, you are the MAN from the manufacturer, I am hardly a mechanical engineer


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In terms of sales volume, would THAR 4WD touch the 1000 mark in India?
Is THAR being released and is there a 2wd option? I doubt that!!
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Why is everybody passing the ball around on the various test explainations?

Spikey my man, please educate us poor folks here. After all you are the most qualified engineer here
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Why is everybody passing the ball around on the various test explainations?

Spikey my man, please educate us poor folks here. After all you are the most qualified engineer here
Because as you rightly pointed out, Spikey is the man who states somethings and we counter the same .

In todays world understanding a slalom or a multiple slalom or a elk test is just google material.


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Has anyone tried taking the good old amby or fiat through a slalom? Very interesting ..

The old Sholavaram track had a section....
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Has anyone tried taking the good old amby or fiat through a slalom? Very interesting ..

The old Sholavaram track had a section....
I am sure BD Sir has done it with one of his FIATs!
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Spike, you are the MAN from the manufacturer, I am hardly a mechanical engineer




Is THAR being released and is there a 2wd option? I doubt that!!
Why do you doubt that?

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Spikey my man, please educate us poor folks here. After all you are the most qualified engineer here
Will do that shortly, this will need pictures for explanation which i don't have with me now.

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P.S. Headers let me make one thing clear once and for all, i am not here because i work for a manufacturer. Like all you guys it is sheer love of automobiles which has brought me here (Team BHP). Remember the saying "There are some things which money can't buy..") Mods please delete this post if found inappropriate.
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The answers that we get from spike are to make us evolve further through long silent periods, which are punctuated by zen riddle type of answers.

And yet we keep coming back for more climbing to the top of the hill asking for a Thar launch date, only to have the masters from M&M strike us on the forehead with sticks and scream kill...kill...kill.

I mean how stupid is this Thar manufacture and deadline debate. How long should we keep striving for an answer?

One would have mastered zen archery by now instead.

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Why some posts are never replied to, mostly related to the launch date and the progress in the matter of Thar. Spike ur comments

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Like all you guys it is sheer love of automobiles which has brought me here (Team BHP).
I have been watching this guy from the day 1 he joined TBHP, then met him at the annual OTR, and we have been interacting on and off since then through internet. And i can vouch for the above statement.

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Why some posts are never replied to, mostly related to the launch date and the progress in the matter of Thar.
There are certain info which as an employee of a car manufacturer he cant reveal. Launch date being one such thing, unless its officially approved. Till then, all they can give us is indirect hints. So in real world company NDA's will not tolerate leaking info like launch dates.

So guys lets cut this kid some slack please
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P.S. Headers ...Like all you guys it is sheer love of automobiles which has brought me here (Team BHP).
Obviously my friend; I definitely did not mean to hurt you or your views, Its just that you are more proficient when it comes to certain theoretical explanations, some of which I agree and some I do NOT

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I have been watching this guy from the day 1 he joined TBHP, then met him at the annual OTR, and we have been interacting on and off since then through internet.
Damn, i missed meeting you at the annual JT OTR
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Guys,
I am seeing some of us are getting impatient about launch date, booking and all. Though we all would like to know when is it likely to be launched, honestly trust me even spike wouldn't know that probably! There are way to many internal and external departments involved and it takes time as the process itself is time consuming.

Guys, take it this way, Thar was up and ready from concept to production and export in just about an year. Even though it shares most of the parts trust me this is an achievement and by no terms one can say Mahindra is lethargic. Heck, most of the reputed builds took about an year on this forum , here you are talking about new product development guys!

Please do not take spike as a official spokes person, he is an enthusiast like us and happens to work for the manufacturer and giving us the information that is max permissible.

So no hard feelings!! Lets be patient.

p.s- Show me one person on this forum from a manufacturer who went public while vehicle is in development? I don't think so there are many or any!

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Show me one person on this forum from a manufacturer who went public while vehicle is in development? I don't think so there are many or any!
Vinod, How can it be possible to talk on a public forum when a vehicle is being developed?
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