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Old 23rd February 2011, 22:21   #1
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Dear Friends,

I am looking at options to buy a commercial vehicle to carry about 500 kg within city limit.

My needs.
1. Vehicle will ply within city limits.
2. Should provide cover to the contents. Hard/Soft not a deal breaker.
3. Easy on maintenance.
4. Total running per day approx 50 km.
5. Plastic crates of 20 kg each. Dimension: 15x21x13cm each.

Options that came first in mind was Maruti Eeco and Tata Ace.

Kindly suggest.

Thank you!
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Old 24th February 2011, 07:55   #2
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I think there is nothing much to think about in this case, a Tata Ace or Super Ace will do the job superb.

If you are not at all looking to carry passengers, why go in for a Maruti Eeco, not to mention diesel is cheaper than petrol allowing you lower running costs.
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Get the Piaggio Ape and say tata to TATA.

Piaggio : Choose your ape

http://piaggio.co.in/Category/produc...p-xtra-ld.aspx
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I dont think going in for the Ape Truk, which is basically a 3-wheeler with an extra wheel. The Tata Ace with its twin cylinder engine is a much better bet, in terms of torque and power.
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tata ace been using it since a few years now , 100,000 kms , excellent workhorse , cheap spares , can take twice than its load capacity .
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Tata Ace should do the job well.

Piagio ape sounds and feels like a jugaad.

Eeco will be expensive and also petrol.
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can take twice than its load capacity .
It can do that and in turn clog up the roads at 30kmph with a 3 kilometer traffic jam behind it.

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Piagio ape sounds and feels like a jugaad.
I believe it is the Vikram that you must be having in your mind and you are confusing it with Ape.

Nothing personal guys, just that the Ace is a traffic plug.
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OK, whos gonna be driving it? If its you, then what's your image requirement?

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It can do that and in turn clog up the roads at 30kmph with a 3 kilometer traffic jam behind it.
Overloading also damages roads

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@khoj: Pretty sure its the Piaggio Ape: Sound of it approaching can be heard from a distance.

The vote for ace goes also because of a spacious cabin with the ability to seat more than 1 person comfortably.
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We, if you end up overloading a vehicle to the tune of 100% of its designed payload, any vehicle will end up being a traffic plug.

Among the competitors of the Ace its only the Mahindra Maxximo which has more power and torque, thanks to its larger 900cc Common rail engine.
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Since you are opting for a city use Ace is the ideal choice.
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It can do that and in turn clog up the roads at 30kmph with a 3 kilometer traffic jam behind it.
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But this is the actual condition of Ace in Highway no matter how much its loaded...
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Inside the city, Ace or Maxximo would be the perfect choice. Price would be the deciding factor here.

Nothing against Ape, but it's noisy and smaller compared to Ace. Moreover, Ape is at the brink of the requirement mentioned - 507kg payload.

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Among the competitors of the Ace its only the Mahindra Maxximo which has more power and torque, thanks to its larger 900cc Common rail engine.


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But this is the actual condition of Ace in Highway no matter how much its loaded...
I've seen (Men)Aces on highways doing 50+kmph speeds. The drivers think they are in some Ferrari or Lambo.
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Do consider force vehicles viz trump 15 & 40 having payload of 790 & 1100 kg respectively. Seems Trump 40 is a instant hit seeing lot of it also engine noise is quite silent.

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Thank you all, I am overwhelmed by the response.

I will check the Ace and Maxximo myself.

Eeco was being considered for its hard top and shorter runs.

PS. Kindly suggest tips to hire the right driver for this. (My first time for hiring commercial driver.) Thanks!
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Sn1p3r, I don't know how to choose the right driver, but once you do that job, please impress upon him/her not to use highbeams inside the city. Ace and Maxximo both have powerful HLs, at the perfect height to blind drivers of oncoming cars.

Just my 2 cents, you can look for people who have experience driving similar vehicles. If possible, do a background check - for police cases et al.
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