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Old 27th April 2015, 17:15   #391
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When it comes to SUV, GV has a special place. Sheer driving pleasure. Yes,not every one can afford to fuel the Beast!
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Old 27th June 2015, 21:29   #392
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Got Geolandars 225/65/R17 AT-S and did a 3k trip to Ladakh.

Normal mileage: 8.5 to 9.5 in Gurgaon
Ladakh trip worst: 7.87 (Khardungla - ripping it)
Ladakh: 9.5 to 10.5 (Leh - Pangong - Tso Moriri etc), dirt tracks
Highways - Tarred roads till Srinagar etc and Rohtang to Gurgaon: 8.5 to 9.5
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Got Geolandars 225/65/R17 AT-S and did a 3k trip to Ladakh.

Normal mileage: 8.5 to 9.5 in Gurgaon
Ladakh trip worst: 7.87 (Khardungla - ripping it)
Ladakh: 9.5 to 10.5 (Leh - Pangong - Tso Moriri etc), dirt tracks
Highways - Tarred roads till Srinagar etc and Rohtang to Gurgaon: 8.5 to 9.5
Can you give feedback on the road noise? is it very high in comparison to HT?
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Can you give feedback on the road noise? is it very high in comparison to HT?
Yoko Geolanders ATS are real good tyres. I have used them on my previous Gypsy and also using the same on my current Gypsy. I can say road noise is negligible. I have done Mumbai - Pune several times and never found any noise to be intruding especially on the Gypsy which doesnt have any kind of noise deadening stuff.

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Can you give feedback on the road noise? is it very high in comparison to HT?


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Yoko Geolanders ATS are real good tyres. I have used them on my previous Gypsy and also using the same on my current Gypsy. I can say road noise is negligible. I have done Mumbai - Pune several times and never found any noise to be intruding especially on the Gypsy which doesnt have any kind of noise deadening stuff.



Cheers,

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Oxymoron: Slightly higher noise in Geolandar AT-S tyres as compared to regular Michelin HT tyres or Geolandar G-93B tyres. However, there is a marked difference on bad or no roads.

Raj: I am also using Geos AT-S in my Gypsy for last 3 years. Sound performance is what drove me to go in for similar ones for the Vitara.

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Sudev ji, where did you get the Bosch wipers in Gurgaon? I need to replace my rear wiper. Looks like a 12" one. On estores I can only see 13" and up, so will probably have to go to a local store.

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Have just brought a pair of bosch wipers will see how much better they are.
GV is exactly a month short of year with me. Been posting pics and all in 4x4 threads forum. Check it out there.
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Hi Sudev,
Is this the same as the cabin filter as accessed here?

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About a fortnight back I had been to Chandigarh and back. With outside temperature at 34degree I had felt during the afternoon return trip that even pushing the knob below 20degree the car was not cooling enough.

In fact during the latter part of last summer also I had felt the loss of cooling but over came it by just pushing the temp know to 20degree and forcing the aircon fan to full blower setting in auto mode.

At the last service I forgot to tell Motorcraft MASS that they also need to check the air-con as it seemed not be cooling enough. And the summer has not yet set in!

Since the vehicle had done fair bit of off-roading through dusty Ladakh, Rajasthan and Rann areas I expected the coils to be choked and needing cleaning. Sunday last I had sent the car for aircon cleaning and expected that this will involve de-gassing, opening the evaporator and cleaning it and re-charging.

Suprise. The GV has a fine air filter placed over the evaporator coil (under the dash board) which was chocked and all that was needed to be done was to take it out, clean it (something like cleaning air filter) and put it back.

Now I am feeling chilled during hot after noons (Delhi was very hot last week) even with temp setting at 24 degrees!

Good and cool design.
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Yes this is the one. I of course got it cleaned instead of replacing.
Bosch wipers can be sourced for FNG or his supplier.
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HI, Not sure if this is the right forum. After much deliberation and search to replace my 2008 Corolla Altis AT, I have arrived hopefully on a 2009 GV that done 40k on the ODO. I have always had an admiration for it from a distance, although when generally we talk cars the GV never crept in as a consideration. Just wanted to check with owners if this is a good buy? Anything I need to factor in or check before buying. Thanks in advance.
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=155313 (Used Suzuki Grand Vitara or New Tata Safari Storme)

This may help.
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HI, Not sure if this is the right forum. After much deliberation and search to replace my 2008 Corolla Altis AT, I have arrived hopefully on a 2009 GV that done 40k on the ODO. I have always had an admiration for it from a distance, although when generally we talk cars the GV never crept in as a consideration. Just wanted to check with owners if this is a good buy? Anything I need to factor in or check before buying. Thanks in advance.
Check out my experience with a 2007 AT. You will find repair costs & general experience posts in the latter part of Samurai's thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...s-8-years.html

and our off road experiences in this one:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...shet-lake.html (2 Grand Vitaras go offroading - At Panshet Lake)

Go for the AT. It is good for sedate driving & off-roading both.

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I assume this is the 2.4L one. Go for it. I upgraded to the same one from a civic AT, never regretted it. Maybe sometimes on the highway, but overall great car, especially for Gurgaon-type of roads. One thing that would make it perfect would be cruise control, which seems like its possible of you get the right parts.

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HI, Not sure if this is the right forum. After much deliberation and search to replace my 2008 Corolla Altis AT, I have arrived hopefully on a 2009 GV that done 40k on the ODO. I have always had an admiration for it from a distance, although when generally we talk cars the GV never crept in as a consideration. Just wanted to check with owners if this is a good buy? Anything I need to factor in or check before buying. Thanks in advance.
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What price range? Should be around 6 to 7 for 2.4lt. However on the early part of 2009 2.0lt were being registered. Those would be much cheaper.
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Hi All,
Hadn't driven the car in a while, so ended up draining the battery. In case I do need to go for replacement what Ah should I be getting. The current battery is 65Ah. However the online sites batterywale/batterybhai are suggesting 45Ah. Another site BatteryCart is suggesting 68Ah. Could you please share the Ah for your batteries. This is a 2.4MT Vitara
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Hi All,
Hadn't driven the car in a while, so ended up draining the battery. In case I do need to go for replacement what Ah should I be getting. The current battery is 65Ah. However the online sites batterywale/batterybhai are suggesting 45Ah. Another site BatteryCart is suggesting 68Ah. Could you please share the Ah for your batteries. This is a 2.4MT Vitara
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Just changed The battery on my 2007 2L AT. I got an Amaron Go-65AH. Cost was nett 5200. Fits perfectly. Go for 65AH.
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