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Old 21st November 2012, 19:09   #46
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I too started with this car, it was one beautiful car with loads of positives and negatives.

it was rock solid, had one of the best ride's but on the down side used to have lots of electrical & mechanical issues.

had it for around 4 yrs but had to sell it off when its maintainence turned out to be that of an elephant.

will I buy it again - it's a big yes if it comes with better reliability.
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Old 21st November 2012, 19:58   #47
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How do you buy a 'new' 2.2 Dicor engine? Does TATA sell it as such?
I didn't buy the engine. I calculated the cost breakup of making a 2.2 Dicor Sierra. I have not inquired if this engine is sold loose or not, however I know from a reliable source the cost of the whole engine along with Turbo, inter-cooler and all associated engine is billed at Rs 2.5 lac
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I didn't buy the engine. I calculated the cost breakup of making a 2.2 Dicor Sierra. I have not inquired if this engine is sold loose or not, however I know from a reliable source the cost of the whole engine along with Turbo, inter-cooler and all associated engine is billed at Rs 2.5 lac
Oh OK. I thought you had actually sourced it and hence given the precise figure.
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I am just a kid when this car was launched and i used to tell everybody in my class that huge glass is bullet-proof and that car is used to ferry around politicians and other VIP's.

Those are the days when i used to have opinion that status symbol of VIP cars is in this order.
Tata Safari > Tata Siera > Tata Sumo > Maruti Gypsy.

Poor friends of mine thought that it was true as i am known as an automobile enthusiast in my class from that age itself.
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Two illustrations I created through Gimp. Tried to stick to the original Sierra design template. Donor image is of a Single Cab Xenon.
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The Sierra came and went before I could finish college and earn enough to buy one. I woke up to dreams of being able to buy one today

Just thinking, if TATA could bring it under 8 lakhs starting, under 1500kg kerb weight, with a downsized 2 litre DiCOR engine rated at 120bhp/300Nm, on a shortened Aria platform ...
And add to that a "poser" 4X2 version and a proper 4WD version with manual transfer case, diff locks, provision for snorkel etc

If only ...

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The Sierra.

My first "Toy". Ours was one of the first "pre-ordered" Sierra, 60th delivered in India, claimed by Pandit Auto in Pune at the time.

Became mine and went under the knife ~'98. MRF Autocoat had just been introduced, so went from original Silver to this:

Tata Sierra - Would you like to see it on the road again?-sierra2.jpg

Tata Sierra - Would you like to see it on the road again?-sierra3.jpg

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Tata Sierra - Would you like to see it on the road again?-sierra1-857x1280.jpg

Tata Sierra - Would you like to see it on the road again?-sierra5-1280x867.jpg

I would still buy one today because the "SUV Coupe" bodyline is still very appealing.

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^^^ I was wondering what was different in these pics...then, realised that the grill/headlights seem to be from the Safari...looks good !
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Two illustrations I created through Gimp. Tried to stick to the original Sierra design template. Donor image is of a Single Cab Xenon.
Ashutosh Doesnt look bad at all, looks pretty macho and can well settle into the new role of a Sierra. Btw this was my second car I owned after a Maruti 800. I think lot of people at least on Team BHP must be pretty emotionally attached to the Sierra.
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There is something strange about this thread
It was almost dead by 21st December 2004, and no further posts for next 8 years!!
Then suddenly resurrected on 20th November 2012
You can see it if you see the first page of this thread
Or is it some posts got deleted ?


I personally felt sierra should relaunched with 2.2 vtvt and better fit and finish
But every business is based on profit target which might be the factor tata is not doing it
The old non turbo version was too under powered and I have seen it struggles to climb a small up hill road near my college
My friends were having one

Later ones came with Safari 2L turbo engines were better, but still not a performer
This was modifiers pet car and DC was having a one model tag named as Karma (Am I wrong? )

During Sierras time, I was an school boy and I used to tell my friends that Sierra would be my first car
But by the time when I decided to go for my first car,Sierra was a sweet memory and Safari didn't hold my Heart to that extend
Finally I end up in Duster..and I am happy with it
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Mod Note : Since there is no chance of the Tata Sierra coming back, this speculative / wishlist thread is being closed. Thanks

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There is something strange about this thread
It was almost dead by 21st December 2004, and no further posts for next 8 years!!
Then suddenly resurrected on 20th November 2012
You can see it if you see the first page of this thread
Or is it some posts got deleted ?
Nothing strange about it. Karl Slym had recently mentioned that Tata Motors is seriously thinking of launching new products in the small SUV (read sub 4 metre) range. We are wishing / hoping/ dreaming that they bring back the Sierra

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