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View Poll Results: Are Volvos a "Technical Success" In India?
Yes 23 54.76%
No 1 2.38%
Yes, if the regular service costs and replacements are adhered to. 16 38.10%
No, they continue to be unreliable white elephants. 2 4.76%
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Old 11th August 2012, 21:54   #31
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Default Re: Are Volvos a "Technical Success in India?"

Firstly there is no sense in comparing any AL or TML bus with Volvo. In earlier days, AL was proved more reliable and had better life of aggregates like gearbox, axle, engine etc simply because it was larger and heavier than competitor hence more stronger in terms of life / performance. Today we have Volvo with very much larger & stronger aggregates in the chassis. Obviously it will last longer than any ordinary AL/TML.
Today Volvo is a phenomenon in Indian market simply because it has no competition. MBenz is in its initial stages even today. All operators have no other option. They are doing business and wants to make the most of market demands of premium buses, which only Volvo has. Unfortunately neither TML nor AL is serious enough to put a competitive offering.

Volvo will not withstand the abuse which an ordinary AL or TML bus is subjected to, in the Indian roads (other than 4 lane NH)! Any bus be it AL or TML and Volvo will perform if the maintenance is proper & timely.
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