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Old 21st March 2009, 22:55   #31
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the steel tooth will be common to all the mahindra models in the future.be it the xylo or the new scorpio.
personally i dont like the tooth too much..and this machine looks too undermarket for u.s
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the steel tooth will be common to all the mahindra models in the future.be it the xylo or the new scorpio.
personally i dont like the tooth too much..and this machine looks too undermarket for u.s


i couldn agree more.

with the F150s and the Dodge Rams, GMCs this doesn stand much of a chance..


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Old 22nd March 2009, 10:45   #33
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i couldn agree more.

with the F150s and the Dodge Rams, GMCs this doesn stand much of a chance..


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Do you mean from a looks point of view or from a performance point of view or from both ?

Incidentally, F150s, the Rams, Sierras (GMC) are all full size pickups, which would not be the same competitive segment as the Getaway.

Purely from a vehicle size / load box / payload point of view, the following are the competition :

Chevrolet Colorado
Dodge Dakota
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Ford Ranger
GMC Canyon
HUMMER H3T
Mazda B-Series Truck
Mitsubishi Raider
Nissan Frontier
Suzuki Equator
Toyota Tacoma
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Old 22nd March 2009, 12:06   #34
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Do you mean from a looks point of view or from a performance point of view or from both ?

Incidentally, F150s, the Rams, Sierras (GMC) are all full size pickups, which would not be the same competitive segment as the Getaway.

Purely from a vehicle size / load box / payload point of view, the following are the competition :

Chevrolet Colorado
Dodge Dakota
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Ford Ranger
GMC Canyon
HUMMER H3T
Mazda B-Series Truck
Mitsubishi Raider
Nissan Frontier
Suzuki Equator
Toyota Tacoma
Do any of the above mentioned vehicles clip the $ 20K price range?

Maybe Mahindra can effectively push the getaway in these times of recession!
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Old 22nd March 2009, 12:09   #35
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The Getaway's gonna beat em all in the VFM & efficiency front...It will have a select clientele though.Hope it does'nt meet the fate of the city rover..!!(aka indica)
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Like us they are not desperate. They have great choices even in VFM segment. and i bet used car market there is great too
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read the comments from Road&Track..below the article..they seem to like it..!!!
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Do any of the above mentioned vehicles clip the $ 20K price range?

Maybe Mahindra can effectively push the getaway in these times of recession!
My source for the below info is : http://www.edmunds.com/finder/type.truck.html;f=%2Busein%3Anew?cat=Truck&reFacet =vehiclecategory%3ATruck&p=cvehicledata%23%23-1%23%23-1~~f66||547275636b~~nf13||2431352c303030202d202432 352c303030

I have a feeling you're going to be surprised ...

2009 Chevrolet Colorado 11styles priced from $16,705
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 10styles priced from $17,590
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6styles priced from $19,375
2009 Dodge Dakota 3styles priced from $22,560
2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2styles priced from $21,520
2009 Ford F-150 3styles priced from $21,565
2009 Ford Ranger 16styles priced from $15,835
2009 GMC Canyon 11styles priced from $16,705
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 6styles priced from $19,375
2009 Mazda B-Series Truck 2styles priced from $16,060
2009 Mitsubishi Raider 2styles priced from $21,135
2009 Nissan Frontier 15styles priced from $17,460
2009 Suzuki Equator 7styles priced from $17,220
2009 Toyota Tacoma 13styles priced from $15,170
2009 Toyota Tundra 6styles priced from $22,490
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In continuation with the above ...

The above prices are for petrol engine pickup trucks.

The diesels are a bit more expensive ... and are only available on the full size pickups. One must know that the diesels are all more than 5,600 cc, and are either 6 or 8 cylinders.

Source : http://www.edmunds.com/finder/type.truck.html;f=%2Busein%3Anew?cat=Truck&reFacet =vehiclecategory%3ATruck&p=cvehicledata%23%23-1%23%23-1~~f66||547275636b~~nf66||44696573656c

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 28styles priced from $26,245
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 28styles priced from $30,290
2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 20styles priced from $29,185
2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 20styles priced from $35,485
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty 32styles priced from $25,285
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty 50styles priced from $26,005
2009 Ford F-450 Super Duty 6styles priced from $42,010
2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD 28styles priced from $25,445
2009 GMC Sierra 3500HD 28styles priced from $30,290
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Thats kinda funny looking,IMO.A Scorpio with a tail!
But for $20K,and 39mpg..now that's something to look at. And 140bhp on tap.
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does it matter! somebody member from US did quote somewhere that diesel cost as much as petrol there.
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does it matter! somebody member from US did quote somewhere that diesel cost as much as petrol there.
Oh yes it does matter. Its ok for now,when gas prices are around $ 1.95/gallon. But bump that up to about $4/gallon, then every bit of the 'mpg' factor matters.
In fact. diesel costs more than gasoline.
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Oh yes it does matter. Its ok for now,when gas prices are around $ 1.95/gallon. But bump that up to about $4/gallon, then every bit of the 'mpg' factor matters.
In fact. diesel costs more than gasoline.
Diesel costs more!

Thanks for confirming that!

so my previous post does stand correct.
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Diesel costs more!

Thanks for confirming that!

so my previous post does stand correct.
Yes Sir,it does.

Most of the pick trucks (V6 or V8s) average 15-17mpg, and the others get close to 21-23mpg. If this one gets 39mpg,a lot of people would prefer this over some crazy amount of bhp/engine size.
But if things stay as is now,and gas prices stay in this range,I'm not sure how many takers the Getaway would have. Ah well, first things first.Let it be introduced in the market,formally!
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One thing I like about this is the urea treatment on exhaust to keep it clean.

For a truck, diesel might work since it would give torque (which is actually needed vs the humongous amount you find in BMW).
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