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Old 10th January 2010, 02:34   #121
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I need a family mover and Venture or the Ecco are superb alternatives.
I am really surprised some people are still considering Ecco as an alternative..
I wish Venture had a variant with dual doors.
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I wish Venture had a variant with dual doors.
Is dual doors such an issue? I was thinking that within cities and crowded areas one would rarely use the driver side one.

Also its very common for vans to have doors on the passenger side alone.
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I second you Tapezio, the second door if there will be useful, but it is not such a big issue that the product has to be ruled out.

But the venture sure looks good with the long dark glass.
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Is dual doors such an issue? I was thinking that within cities and crowded areas one would rarely use the driver side one.

Also its very common for vans to have doors on the passenger side alone.
what if the van rolls in an accident and comes to a rest on the left side?
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what if the van rolls in an accident and comes to a rest on the left side?
Then you will have to manage with the driver's door and the rear door.
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Thanks Rahaan for the pictures. It looks like this Hybrid bus, uses a Tata Engine ( Not cummins ) and got a kneeling suspension. So now Tata LowFloor bus on par with Volvo feature wise.
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Is dual doors such an issue? I was thinking that within cities and crowded areas one would rarely use the driver side one.
Also its very common for vans to have doors on the passenger side alone.
The problem i noticed, in my place, most of the parking lots dont have clear demarkation (line seperator) for parking lots. So some times people park so close to each other. If we have doors on both sides, we could open the one that got more gap with the vehicle parked next to it.
In US, i have noticed, the 7/8 Seater mini vans got dual sliding doors, but the 15 seater Vans got doors only on the passenger side. Did not understand the logic though.
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I am really surprised some people are still considering Ecco as an alternative..
I wish Venture had a variant with dual doors.
Whats the harm in considering Eeco as an alternative? It is affordable and a people mover. Surely, a low frills one but still.

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Is dual doors such an issue? I was thinking that within cities and crowded areas one would rarely use the driver side one.

Also its very common for vans to have doors on the passenger side alone.
I concur, Mahindra Voyager was one.

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what if the van rolls in an accident and comes to a rest on the left side?
Thinks positive bhai. Have you travelled in a bus? "In case of emergency, break glass"
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My favourite TATA vehicle is.....not the Aria or the hopped up Indica but the PRIMA truck. Looks mesmerizing.
Truly awesome; It would be one of the finest designs in Indian Commercial Industry, and looks like the competition would be fierce with mahindra and Ashok L taking inspiration and treating with new meaner machines.

Also looking at the TATA lineup, the only thing missing is Good Roads,
I just expect that the government should outsource the Highway business to corporate giants with 4-6 lanes, where we we could be able to use these machines in a very efficient manner.
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Old 12th January 2010, 12:44   #129
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Any news on the 2010 Safari? I am unable to get pics of that.
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Old 13th January 2010, 17:17   #130
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Well heres my input to safari 2010.There are not many changes,only that Tata decide to go bling-bling with the safari....
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Looks a ccoooolll one with the black colour n all that chrome,
but the spare wheel cover??
somethings wrong in there,feels like its put on as an afterthought
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this is just a minor face lift safari. tata did not display the new gen safari. those plans are delayed.

spare wheel tyre cover exists from a long time. nothing new to it.

apart from chrome outside you will notice a better interior with faux wood inserts.
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Looks like TATA wants to establish ARIA and launch new safari later to avoid customer confusion
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apart from chrome outside you will notice a better interior with faux wood inserts.
..and that unsuspecting little "BS4" norm compliant badge too
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2009-10 seem to be the best tata years so far after 1998 launch of indica.
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