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Old 9th April 2013, 15:19   #106
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Finally after 3 years my Scorpio and I have parted ways. Overall it has been a mixed experience.
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Anyways, I am glad I found a perfect replacement for my Scorpio. It was Dejavu for me all over again as I had the exact same vehicle in the USA with a V8 petrol instead of the I6 Diesel.
Very crisp and good ownership summary, Tini

And congrats on the TLC...wishing you many, many miles of trouble-free driving/off-roading with it.

Million dollar question....how do you feel about the TLC in comparison to the Patrol that you had earlier ?

Looking forward to the ownership thread with the details about the TLC.
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Finally after 3 years my Scorpio and I have parted ways. Overall it has been a mixed experience.
Hi TK - A pithy report indeed.
Congratulations on getting the TLC. Now that's one heckuva machine and I would love seeing some snaps and reading something about it !
Wishing you many a thousand, safe and happy, miles in it.
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Anyways, I am glad I found a perfect replacement for my Scorpio. It was Dejavu for me all over again as I had the exact same vehicle in the USA with a V8 petrol instead of the I6 Diesel.
Congrats! Wish you many many happy miles of motoring with your new beauty! Happy DejaVu!
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Any latest updates on that? Where is the Ironman dealership in India?
Zac Marratukulam in Bangalore is Ironman Dealer for India. I can PM you his number if required.

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As a wannabe Scorpio buyer, your closing thread remarks make me wonder again if I should buy a Scorpio, however considering no other diesel SUV with AT is available at this range, not sure what to be done.
Overall the Scorpio is a decent vehicle and if you don't have any other choice like in your case with AT, then it is okay to get it. But if there is a better choice like the Safari Storme, it is better to get that.

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PS: Hey, and did you get the Ironman suspension kit on the scorpio or not? If you did, do share your feedback.
Since the ride was my biggest problem, I thought a suspension upgrade will make it more livable but then when a suspension is poorly designed to begin with, how much can Ironman or Bilstien do to help? I believe these after market options make a good suspension system better, but you cannot fix a flawed suspension.



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Are you changing rides with landcruiser? Seems, I have missed a thread on the same.
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Congrats Tini on getting the LEGEND!!
Will look forward to your ownership report.
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I feel you should start a separate thread for it with a lot of pictures and other details.
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And congrats on the TLC...wishing you many, many miles of trouble-free driving/off-roading with it.

Million dollar question....how do you feel about the TLC in comparison to the Patrol that you had earlier ?

Looking forward to the ownership thread with the details about the TLC.
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Hi TK - A pithy report indeed.
Congratulations on getting the TLC. Now that's one heckuva machine and I would love seeing some snaps and reading something about it !
Wishing you many a thousand, safe and happy, miles in it.
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Congrats! Wish you many many happy miles of motoring with your new beauty! Happy DejaVu!
Thanks guys. Will be posting a detailed review. I wanted to update all the wear and tear items before I start using it so was waiting for a whole bunch of stuff to arrive from Dubai. The stuff is here and I will put a thread with detailed report shortly.

@senthil: The Patrol I had earlier was a much better vehicle off-road as it had solid axle with coil springs front and back and much more robust differentials. But personally I prefer the LC100 for the following reason. 1) It is mainly a 4WD Tourer so I don't intend to take it for any off-road events. So I am quite happy with the handling and comfort offered by IFS. But don't let this IFS fool you, the Thar CRDe/Scorpio drive shaft looks like a tooth pick when compared to the TLC front IFS drive shaft. Secondly this vehicle has close to 7 to 8 inches of suspension travel compared to 2 to 3 inches for scorpio before hitting the bump stop.
2) The Patrol was Naturally aspirated 4.2 inline 6 with 130 bhp/29 kgm Torque. The TLC has a Turbo Charged Intercooled 4.2 inline 6 diesel which is good for 205 bhp/44 kgm Torque. Peak Torque is available from 1400 rpm.
3) Patrol was manual and my TLC is Automatic. Frankly the way our traffic situation is getting worse, I actually prefer an Automatic. The Transfer case is manual.
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There is no comparision. On road or off road, LC 100 or LWB Nissan Patrols even the older models are in a totally different class.
Scorpio is merely an Indian alternative due to a very prohibitive import tax structure.
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... my TLC is Automatic. Frankly the way our traffic situation is getting worse, I actually prefer an Automatic. The Transfer case is manual.
This combo is good ... automatic transmission with manual-shift-transfer-case .
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