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Old 27th February 2009, 00:21   #316
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My only request is to have coil springs instead of leaf springs
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The Canopy, in the personalisation package gives this idea. Is the rear wall of the Cabin removable. Why I ask is, a little variation in the package might allow addition of third row seats and still have luggage space behind it. Add a little tilt mechanism in the rear seats to allow ingress into the third row. Have an option of a split AC arrangement to cool the extra area. Something that a person like me is looking for and do not have 20-lakhs to spend on such a car.
Don't rush them. That will be the next Safari with coil springs in the rear.
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Looks real good.Saw the ad in the papers today.Just hope the quality is upthere.And the basics like airbags and abs are present atleast as an option.
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This thing sure looks good!! But i think it would have been mouthwatering had they come out with a successor for the Sierra instead of a pickup. I can still find hoardes of people searching for a well maintained Sierra Turbo (myself included ). A five seater based on this design with 5 doors and COIL SPRINGS with other specs remaining same would make a significant impact. What say?
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I think Rear of the Thai Version is better designed than the Indian version.also Chrome front grill is also good looking.
I like the embossed TATA letters more! thats more like the style on all the Toyotas and Mitsubishis and Nissans that you see elsewhere. But yeah, if Tata wants to be distinct, this also works.And agreed, the grille on the Thai version does look better, more upmarket.
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My only request is to have coil springs instead of leaf springs
This is a pick up truck buddy!!!
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Old 27th February 2009, 11:30   #322
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Wish the XENON had coil springs, ABS, Airbags, better ICE, Ingress in to rear bay with option to add seats in the rear with with a shorter luggage bay and Shipped with the overhead lights & Roll Bar by default.

Yes it comes with the 2.2 VTT - great but why the other compromises?

Would have made for a good Safari Alternative.

Alternatively, wish the new Safari came with this wheel base (lenght) and new Rear seats, like the Sumo third row. XOVER???

Wish Tata is forced too revise the price of the Safari downward by Rs. 2L given the current market conditions - nope they wont manage it.

Compromises all around

If wishes were granted..
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isnt Getaway 4wd cheaper than the Xenon 4wd?
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Old 27th February 2009, 13:14   #324
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Getaway 4WD SUCKS! From the looks department - have never TD'ed it for performance. I cant even bear to see one on the roads.
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Why is everyone going on about leaf springs? Lets TD it first.
I think a rudimentary leaf spring set up will be better for handling than a rudimentary coil spring set up. But, lets wait for the TDs
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Ever sat in a Tatamobile with leaf springs? I have. Believe me its not fun on bad roads
So if the Xenon has any such thing at the rear, I pity the passengers, and the cargo!
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From the Indian Xenon website
"The Xenon XT has been designed to take on all types of terrain without any hesitation. It is as competent on growel, slush and snow as it is on proved roads."

I hope it does not grovel!!
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Nice pickup. But at 10 lakhs for the 4x4 version, it's not going to find too many Indian homes. Targeted toward exports.
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Wish the XENON had coil springs, ABS, Airbags, better ICE, Ingress in to rear bay with option to add seats in the rear with with a shorter luggage bay and Shipped with the overhead lights & Roll Bar by default.

Yes it comes with the 2.2 VTT - great but why the other compromises?

Would have made for a good Safari Alternative.

Alternatively, wish the new Safari came with this wheel base (lenght) and new Rear seats, like the Sumo third row. XOVER???

Wish Tata is forced too revise the price of the Safari downward by Rs. 2L given the current market conditions - nope they wont manage it.

Compromises all around

If wishes were granted..
Agreed, Coil springs in the rear could have done wonders for this car.

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Nice pickup. But at 10 lakhs for the 4x4 version, it's not going to find too many Indian homes. Targeted toward exports.
Yeah. The price seems to be on the higher side by minimum 1L.

Just one thing. This car as per Zigwheels is a RWD/AWD. Should'nt they have gone in for disc brakes at the rear as well for a RWD?
Source: Buy New Cars, Used Cars, Auto News and Reviews India - Zigwheels.com
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Old 28th February 2009, 21:55   #330
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Why is everyone going on about leaf springs? Lets TD it first.
I think a rudimentary leaf spring set up will be better for handling than a rudimentary coil spring set up. But, lets wait for the TDs
We've had our share of leaf v/s coil exchanges and you only need to sit in the rear seat of your brother's Endy to know what it does.

Has anyone here owned the TL (last version, not the Tatamobile) and provide us with some feedback on the 'ride' at the rear?

nikki sat in the Xenon at Concorde and says the rear seat is very spacious, no compromises there. However the car is yet to get the roadworthiness certificate from the Kerala RTO (why does each state have to declare a vehicle roadworthy when the ARAI does it?) so no test drives at the moment.
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