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Old 2nd October 2007, 00:00   #1516
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It's like the famed Landie's & Jeep Wrangler Rubicon's.
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Both these safaris are some export versions... look at their number plates. I have a suspicion that those crazy italians have modified their Safaris for extreme off roading that they seem to indulge in.

EDIT: Both the black and the silver ones are on some sort of test drive... Particularly the silver one. Look closely at its flanks. It has Test Drive or something similar written on both the rear flanks. Was Tata out to prove a point there?

Another thing to note is that the Italianos don't get the "radically new wheel covers". they make do with the old one and that really looks so much more inviting.

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EDIT: Both the black and the silver ones are on some sort of test drive... .
they are on test drive with 3 safaris 4x2 and 4x4s and doing all offroading,mud plugging,hill climbing, load carrying and same sort of hard conditions ..they are doing toughness and reliability test
WooooW ..... cant we get same configuration of suspensions in india??????

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Another thing to note is that the Italianos don't get the "radically new wheel covers".
Ha ha ha...
Poor Italianos.
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Another thing to note is that the Italianos don't get the "radically new wheel covers". they make do with the old one and that really looks so much more inviting.
I think the 'radically new wheel covers' would have looked just like the old wheel cover (with a T instead of safari) if the picture posted earlier was not taken at wide angle. Its just a bad picture.
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Ha ha ha...
Poor Italianos.
Hey why poor? They still have fantastic pizza, cars & of course, women
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Is seems like the sway bars have been disconnected to get better wheel articulation. Its a common trick used be extreme off-roaders.
Sahi.

Good learning for me.

Are these easy to connect and disconnect as the need be?
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missed this detail earlier, EX did not have alloys in the 3.0l, are you saying the 2.2l EX has regular alloy wheels with tube tyres ??

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Its the same old alloys & tyres
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Spotted two brand new 2.2 VTT Dicor Safari demo pieces unloading from the truck at Jaipur today AM,


They've neutered the Safari's face with that hideous grill.
Tata - how abt one of the earlier grilles ?
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I personally feel the new grille looks ok !! I think the Spy Mobile PIcs are not doing justice to the grille & Spare wheel cover.

Only my feeling !! I might be completely wrong.
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If they have changed the front dimensions even slightly due to the headlamps etc, the old grill might not fit in, but one has to check to be sure about this.

If not, you can always get it exchanged or buy one out.

Even I am fine with the new grill, it seems okay.

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They've neutered the Safari's face with that hideous grill.
Tata - how abt one of the earlier grilles ?
I would say OD reported spotting the first 2.2l in may 2005, so TATA would have tested it extensively over two years. Hope that the bugs are limited to the finishes and not the engine.

The 2.2l will be a refined mule as compared to a 3.0l but it also depends on how they plan to now sell their 3.0l stocks, if its dirt cheap, its might still be a good deal.

Go for what you want too, but wait till 2.2l launch (4th Oct), so that the 3.0l prices come down (or further discounts).

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I just have one thing to say about the new 2.2 engine....guys wait for the bugs to be ironed out. Unless you are a performance seeker(then again, if you are, u should not be buying a Safari!- buy an RS) at the moment the 3.0 is a better bet. Dealers have stocks of the 3.0- I would suggest to go for those. There WILL be bugs in the 2.2- dont ask me how I know, lets just say a little birdie told me.

But, at the end of the day, its ur money. me- I am buying a 3.0 EX on wednesday (fingers crossed!) as my company car- so I have put my money where my mouth is!!

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The've had 4 months of launch in Italy, they must have got some feedback from there.

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I meant to say wait until Dec 07 to let tata iron out some niggles.
The technology used in newer (DOHC, VTT aka VGT), AVL expertise certainly would have helped here and feels good to know!!! am waiting for the official specifications though.

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Btw i failed to mention according to the design of the engine is a lot thought about. And the electronics are more sensibly placed. Seems like a more breathier engine. These guys are going GAGA over the fuel efficiency as well
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i m TDing new 2.2 dicor right now.. making post from my n73
will post all pics at night and with new brochure
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