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Old 3rd July 2017, 07:50   #301
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Go do drive [test] it around in city traffic and 2-Lane congested roads. If you like the AT/Engine performance and fine with the initial engine noise in the south of 80-90 km/h, you should get it. I am yet to get a double digit FE though, the best being 9km/L. I donít see any reason you donít like its performance on 4-lane roads, real beast there!
Yesterday I took a TD, here are a couple of observations:
  • Leave the accelerator and engine braking isn't there, it seems like it goes to neutral.
  • Rear is bumpy, no two ways about it. It was literally jumping on the bad patch.
  • Interior quality, fit and finish are very good
  • Auto box at times requires you to ease off the throttle to make it shift up
  • Switching OD off suddenly shifts a gear down, maybe something like a sports mode
  • At times the gearshifts could be felt while accelerating from low speeds

Anything in my observations which directs towards anything wrong?

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But, are you really looking to buy one?
My running for next 2 years, as a hostel residing student will be on a lower side, probably 500-1000 kms a month. I was initially planning to buy a V Cross, when this deal came into my way. Everyone has their own particular taste, and this American XL size truck is still the best looking SUV to my eyes. I know it won't have a good resale and can prove to be a sitter too, but it appeals me. No other reason to buy one.

Can I expect it to be reliable for say, next 5 years or till 1.5 lac kms on odo?

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You should get it, NOT for the low price, but for what the vehicle itself is
Well, both the factors in my case. It's just that I want to be sure that the vehicle I buy is reliable and durable enough to work as a lifestyle car as well as a workhorse altogether.

Suddenly spending 15 lac on anything else has started sounding worthless to me, since I drove this Endeavour. I know I want to buy one, but need someone to assure me that this won't give me problems in coming 2-3 years or 50k kms.

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Yesterday I took a TD, here are a couple of observations:
  • Leave the accelerator and engine braking isn't there, it seems like it goes to neutral.
  • Rear is bumpy, no two ways about it. It was literally jumping on the bad patch.
  • Interior quality, fit and finish are very good
  • Auto box at times requires you to ease off the throttle to make it shift up
  • Switching OD off suddenly shifts a gear down, maybe something like a sports mode
  • At times the gearshifts could be felt while accelerating from low speeds
Anything in my observations which directs towards anything wrong?
Spot on, especially on the engine braking part. The moment you leave the accelerator, the rpm suddenly drops below 1000 as if it goes to neutral which takes away the fun factor too, to some extend. One needs to be extra-cautious to ease of the throttle most of the time for a smooth driving experience. The 3.0L is a beast though.
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Suddenly spending 15 lac on anything else has started sounding worthless to me, since I drove this Endeavour.
Agreed again !
This vehicle is a depreciation disaster, but for the first owner. In fact, after seeing it in my possession, multiple persons showed interest owning it, many of them even offered Rs.2L+ than what I shelled out to acquire it.

This is how my beast looks after having received both exterior and interior detailing last week. Looks brand new inside out. Long term reliability is unknown, but I am keeping it as of now.

My Ford Endeavour 3.0L AT 4x4-_dsc5950edit3.jpg

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