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Old 29th March 2013, 13:17   #496
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Why not Outlander? It's also equally powerful + AT + good GC + Mistu's reknowned handling, etc. And those are also available at good prices as nobody wants to maintain petrol elephants these days...Or do you need low range 4WD?

BTW, old Grand Vitara XL-7 (V6, AT, low range) is also a very capable car and those are available real cheap.
Would you happen to know what the FE for the old GVs would be by any chance? I would not go for the Outlander if I had the GV as an option personally, just because of lower cost of MGP parts and wider service network
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BTW, old Grand Vitara XL-7 (V6, AT, low range) is also a very capable car and those are available real cheap.

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I think it is hard to come across a used GV XL-7. In all these years, I have seen just one silver colour XL 7 in Bangalore. In any case it was said to be a guzzler with cramped interior and not so good handling
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thanks Guna. Also interesting is that there is a Forester in Delhi for sub-4 lakhs. But it will take a braver soul than me to take on ownership of that vehicle
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If Hyundai had brought the Tuscon with AT gearbox option it would have been first on my list.
Yes, that would have been awesome.

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Would you happen to know what the FE for the old GVs would be by any chance? I would not go for the Outlander if I had the GV as an option personally, just because of lower cost of MGP parts and wider service network
GV owners can comment on real-life long term FE, but yes Mitsu spares can be expensive.
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thanks Guna. Also interesting is that there is a Forester in Delhi for sub-4 lakhs. But it will take a braver soul than me to take on ownership of that vehicle
I would say, if the car is well looked after and if you get it thoroughly checked, it may not be a bad idea to consider it.
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I am collecting Vitamin-M & then will go round the market for a good 2.4L AT model.( I make too much I will then go in for a new Koleos)

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I am collecting Vitamin-M & then will go round the market for a good 2.4L AT model.( I make too much I will then go in for a new Koleos)
Sorry sridhar, my post got mangled as I was trying to post through the Android app and most of it got cut off due to some connectivity issue.

What I was going to ask the forum is their opinion on the following choices in front of me:
  • 50K driven 2008 2.4MT Suzuki GV - full service record available, for 7L
  • 40K driven 2010 Yeti - full service record, for 11L
  • 20K driven 2012 Yeti - full service record, for 11L
My heart really leans for the Yeti (esp. the 2012 one) but in terms of Vitamin-M, the GV is perfect (I hate EMIs). Any thoughts? I would definitely prefer having a kind-hearted TBHP GV owner who is happy to spend time with clueless me, to help go over the vehcile! As a second option, any suggestions on good GV mechanics in Delhi who can assess the vehicle for me? (am happy to pay for this service).
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[*]50K driven 2008 2.4MT Suzuki GV - full service record available, for 7L
Here is a useful clue... The 2.4MT was released in July 2009. Therefore, there is no 2008 2.4MT Grand Vitara.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1366213 (New Grand Vitara 2.4 coming EDIT: Now Launched)
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Here is a useful clue... The 2.4MT was released in July 2009. Therefore, there is no 2008 2.4MT Grand Vitara.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1366213 (New Grand Vitara 2.4 coming EDIT: Now Launched)
Haha, right you are! Back to the drawing board - which is mostly 2.0 2008 GVs at around 6.5-7.0L. Thoughts on that vs. Yeti, Samurai? I should also mention that I'm looking at this as a long-time beater (atleast 7-10 years), and not stop-gap arrangement till the next mini-SUV wave comes into the market!
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Well, I am hoping to keep my GV well beyond 10 years. Spares have never been a problem so far. Service is easily available and is cheaper my i10 service. I don't have any experience with Yeti though.
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Sorry sridhar, my post got mangled as I was trying to post through the Android app and most of it got cut off due to some connectivity issue.

What I was going to ask the forum is their opinion on the following choices in front of me:
  • 50K driven 2008 2.4MT Suzuki GV - full service record available, for 7L
  • 40K driven 2010 Yeti - full service record, for 11L
  • 20K driven 2012 Yeti - full service record, for 11L
My heart really leans for the Yeti (esp. the 2012 one) but in terms of Vitamin-M, the GV is perfect (I hate EMIs). Any thoughts? I would definitely prefer having a kind-hearted TBHP GV owner who is happy to spend time with clueless me, to help go over the vehcile! As a second option, any suggestions on good GV mechanics in Delhi who can assess the vehicle for me? (am happy to pay for this service).
Depends on ur usage requirements. Do you need the 4WD & low transfer case of the GV or you are ok with an AWD setup? - For this there are many schools of thought & I for one have taken a fully loaded Maruti800 thru tracts that only a Tractor could traverse. But now I want a 4WD even though I do not need one.

Are you ready to take a gamble on Skoda ASSS? If the Yeti has 6 airbags is that additional safety more important than off road capability etc etc?

So take a call along with your financial comfort zone & decide. But once u take a call do not look back.
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Samurai, in November your GV had done 58k km. What is the odo reading now? What is the mileage at this age, in the city and on the hwy?

There is a used GV I might be able to lay my paws on. Don't have any details yet, but your answers will help. Thanks.
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Samurai, in November your GV had done 58k km. What is the odo reading now? What is the mileage at this age, in the city and on the hwy?
Now it is pretty close to completing 65K.

The city FE depends on traffic conditions, say 7-8kmpl. The 4-lane highway FE is about 12-12.5kmpl. The mixed road long distance FE is about 11-11.5kmpl.

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It is 3K each, the pair will cost me 6K. I didn't want a mismatched pair in the suspension, which would be the case if one is new and other is 60,000kms old.
I forgot to update the thread about the parts changed in March.

The First Grand Vitara on Team-BHP [113000 KMs & 9 Years]-scan_doc0024.jpg

And this is AC filter that was changed after 5+ years of service.

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@Sumurai You should drive to Goa every now and then...Petrol is Cheaper than HSD!! ;-)
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Nearest Goa border is 210kms away, and the entry toll is 250 bucks. Not worth it.
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