Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Long-Term Ownership Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10th August 2009, 19:20   #46
BHPian
 
unni.ak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 777
Thanked: 80 Times
Default

Congrats Happy on getting the Wheels!! Happy Off Roading!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudev View Post
Whatever the wattage or focus of your beams trying to force the oncoming guy in to blindness is not a solution. It is better to slow down than try to keep on the same speed.

Let us not start a race to do on to others what they are doing to us. On personal front let me assure you that I drive a lot at night on highways and follow this rule as much as I can.
May your tribe increase Sudev sir. I follow the same 95% of the time. Logic being, atleast let the other guy see where he is going, so that even if I need to make a swerve, I can and chances of him giving me space is higher.

Of course, there are times, when I feel like letting the other guy also have it!!
unni.ak is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2009, 20:30   #47
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

Thanks SS & Suman for the note on Osram SilverStar. I hope my brothers regular accessory store has these in stock, so that I can try them out before buying! (Fingers crossed).

@Caramelo: Thank you mate! Yes, RedBull it is! (I reckon the credit goes to DKamath for the name)

@BlackBeast: Let me know what is the issue was with Concord; we will talk tomorrow. Lighting decision is still under consideration.
With regard to the seats, the GX has leather & fabric combination. It is the light colored one and I just would cry out my eyes out!!! And I know, I am the least popular guy just due to this - sorry! :(

@Sudev: Thanks for the wishes sir! :-)
With regard to the lights, I think you mis-understood my note. I mentioned that I was blinded and that the light were not helping me in seeing the road. I was least interested in blinding the others but just focused on ensuring I saw my road clearly, which didn't happen. (And for blinding, I could have just moved the light lever to 1 or 0, since it is currently at 3). And I said that, to help myself, I just followed a leading car, more like a escort, to work around this issue.

I agree with you that an ego run is the last thing one would want - more so me, since the damage I would inflict with a 2-tonner will be very high, so more responsibility is required.

But having said that, I do feel that some people never learn till they are given a taste of their own medicine. Mellowing down give these rogues on road more confidence. So yes, I will go for 90/100, but no, not for gathering the curse of all the safe drivers on our highway and definitely not to put my family at risk, just not worth it.

@Unni.AK: Thanks a lot!
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2009, 22:55   #48
GKS
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Adoor
Posts: 69
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

congrats on your new red bull and your have a brilliant choice. But I have one question How much milage do you get? I have xenon and its weighs 900kgs less than safari but max I got on highway was only 13kms/ltr. Agree with you about the light setting is the same in xenon also.
GKS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 09:54   #49
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

Thanks GKS! Yup, read your review on your new ride. Saw one of them in flesh and it is the real a muscular vehicle!

As for the mileage, the reported ones, from other 2.2 owners is around the same 13~15 on highway. I will be tanking up at Shell before heading out this weekend and will check the mileage and let you know.
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 12:53   #50
Senior - BHPian
 
gowda79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 1,469
Thanked: 141 Times
Default

Quote:
I will be tanking up at Shell before heading out this weekend and will check the mileage and let you know.
HAPPY your WHEELS will be more HAPPY than you on the weekend.

Enjoy your ride and take sometime to get adjusted to the highway and then make way for yourself.

If you do not find Shell then fill it up with IOC and enjoy your ride.

Drive Safe

Last edited by gowda79 : 11th August 2009 at 12:55.
gowda79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 17:04   #51
BHPian
 
sidcruise79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 122
Thanked: Once
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyWheels View Post
Thanks GKS! Yup, read your review on your new ride. Saw one of them in flesh and it is the real a muscular vehicle!

As for the mileage, the reported ones, from other 2.2 owners is around the same 13~15 on highway. I will be tanking up at Shell before heading out this weekend and will check the mileage and let you know.
Congrats Suresh. Ur beast looks great.... Keep the snaps coming.......
I hope you got the same deal from SBI as I had mentioned and got for myself.
Im getting 12 kmpl in city driving with 100% AC, 1/2 minute idle after starting and 1/2 minute before shutting off, and also 3-4 times rev upto 3000rpm once a day. So i guess you should easily get 14 kmpl on the highway.
The HU on ur ICE looks like the same Alpine on the VX... Is it a DVD player and if so do they give LCD screens in the GX.
Also check out whether your vehicle needs the Retro or have they already done it before delivery.
sidcruise79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 17:20   #52
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

@Gowda: Definitely IOC if not Shell.

@Sid: Thanks! I do not think it is the same HU as in VX. This seems to be a very basic model. Not much of features. I reckon I need to change it ASAP (time to take the Panasonic out).

As for the retro, I was told it is already done. Regardless, I will check it up once again, when I give the vehicle for first service next week.

@All:

Had to drive down to Concord to let them trace out the chassis number on a news-paper for registration purpose (the tracing to be done near the date, on today's paper!).

One poor fellow had to get down under to get it:
Tata Safari GX 4x4 Mineral Red - 70,000 kms and counting-imag0060.jpg

So, registration today and tax payment and I should get the number fixed tomorrow from the Mysore Road Concord center.

Last edited by HappyWheels : 11th August 2009 at 17:22.
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 17:36   #53
Senior - BHPian
 
simply_sunny001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London & Rohtak
Posts: 1,339
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

BTW, you must be a very "HappyWheels" now.

Loving the attention and Road respect that you get when you driving a Safari ?

good luck for the weekend long drive.
simply_sunny001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 17:48   #54
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

Hey SS,

Loving the attention? Hell yeah!

Road respect? Absolutely!

And yes, looking forward to the long drive.
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2009, 15:32   #55
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

Few, small things, that are great:

1. The temperature display on the ODO! Great. But, is it showing inside or outside temperature. (I reckon someone will tell me RTFM!!!)

2. Certain cockpit lights turn on only if the lights are on! Wow! Small thing, but impressive!

3. I can select the brightness of the dashboard lighting! Cool!

Question: How do I get the boot fog lamp switched on? I had noticed it to be switched on when we drove back home the first day, but after that day, I have not been successful in getting it to work!

So, 5 days of ownership and this is where the ODO stands:

Tata Safari GX 4x4 Mineral Red - 70,000 kms and counting-imag0062.jpg

Last edited by HappyWheels : 12th August 2009 at 15:40.
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2009, 15:39   #56
Senior - BHPian
 
suman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 4,589
Thanked: 256 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyWheels View Post
1. The temperature display on the ODO! Great. But, is it showing inside or outside temperature. (I reckon some will tell me RTFM!!!)
Outside....
Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyWheels View Post
Question: How do I get the boot fog lamp switched on? I had noticed it to be switched on when we drove back home the first day, but after that day, I have not been successful in getting it to work!
Boot fog lamp? Are you talking about the rear fogs? If so, keep the rear fog lamp switch (on the centre console) depressed for a few seconds when your headlamps are on or when your front fogs are on. The switch gets activated.
suman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2009, 15:43   #57
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

Thanks for the response, Suman.

Quote:
Originally Posted by suman View Post
...Are you talking about the rear fogs? If so, keep the rear fog lamp switch (on the centre console) depressed for a few seconds when your headlamps are on or when your front fogs are on. The switch gets activated.
Yes, rear fogs. Roger on the process. Will check it today. (Kind of dumb having a feature and not knowing how to use it! )
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2009, 15:49   #58
BHPian
 
sidcruise79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 122
Thanked: Once
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyWheels View Post
Few, small things, that are great:

1. The temperature display on the ODO! Great. But, is it showing inside or outside temperature. (I reckon someone will tell me RTFM!!!)

2. Certain cockpit lights turn on only if the lights are on! Wow! Small thing, but impressive!

3. I can select the brightness of the dashboard lighting! Cool!

Question: How do I get the boot fog lamp switched on? I had noticed it to be switched on when we drove back home the first day, but after that day, I have not been successful in getting it to work!

So, 5 days of ownership and this is where the ODO stands:

Attachment 173364
The temp on the LCD display is the external (ambient) temperature. There are a few negatives I noticed though:
1. You can't make the Temp display stay active. It goes back to the trip metre.
2. Contrary to mentioned in the owners manual the LCD backlight goes off when u remove the key. The manual says it stays on but very dimly lit.

As Suman pointed out that is the way to put on the rear fog lamp.

Please remember to read the owners manual from cover to cover, it really helps.

Last edited by sidcruise79 : 12th August 2009 at 15:51.
sidcruise79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2009, 15:56   #59
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 14,858
Thanked: 2,395 Times
Default

Congrats Happywheels
I havent seen this color on a Safari yet, it looks really nice.

Wishing you happy 4X4ing
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2009, 16:03   #60
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sidcruise79 View Post
... Please remember to read the owners manual from cover to cover, it really helps.
Yup; will be doing that. I did a rough 1 hour reading last night and did that from cover to cover. Read things that were critical (such as wiper and light operation, etc).

That was when I also noticed that high beam flash is a half stick lift (I was doing the click-high beam-click-low beam even for flashing!). Also learnt that you can cancel the indicator blinking by pushing the stick even further in the same direction.

But about the rear fog's, I did not notice it! :(

@Technocrat: Thanks! The color was a good choice; thank God we ended up with this color after all the circus we did. 4x4ing is yet to start. As of now running / bedding in the engine.

Last edited by HappyWheels : 12th August 2009 at 16:06.
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A thin line between genius and insanity - Fiat Grande Punto 90HP - 1,40,000 kms and counting CrAzY dRiVeR Long-Term Ownership Reviews 638 10th July 2017 10:50
Reclaiming life - My Tata Safari TCIC. 13 years, 1,23,000 kms and counting sumannandy Long-Term Ownership Reviews 163 19th April 2015 07:54
Tata Safari 2.2 EX 4WD - 100,000 kms and counting jaysmokesleaves Long-Term Ownership Reviews 25 13th January 2014 10:11
Safari GX 4x4 Mineral Red - Booked and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting... HappyWheels Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 166 9th August 2009 11:54


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:36.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks