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Old 29th August 2006, 16:06   #31
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Tifosil,

I get 9 to 9.5 KMPL in city..with AC on all the time..peak hour bumper to bumper traffic , 50% of the time in Blr . I use Standard diesel from BP or Indian Oil. Shell diesel will drop the mileage by 1 - 1.5 kmpl.. dont know why !!

In highways the best I have got is 14.5 kmpl..possible when you cruise between 80 - 100 kmph , in 5 th gear ( translates to 2000 - 2500 rpm ) ..ofcourse it is very difficult to drive like that and with a heavier foot , my highway mileage drops to 12 - 13 kmpl..

not bad for such a heavy beast IMO !!

P>S> My Scorpio is not CRDe
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I would never get my wheels aligned and balanced during service , as I have seen them rush through the job because of huge volumes..( india garage, bangalore )

I prefer to go to a specialist tyre shop and get the alignment done to perfection after service / or when due...
OT: Actually, this seems to be better way to get the balancing done. Cost is about the same. Had to go twice to get my balancing corrected after my latest A.S.S balancing. And if I add the cost of going back for the correction, my local W.A centre works out much better.

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Shell diesel will drop the mileage by 1 - 1.5 kmpl.. dont know why !!
W12, thanks for that point abt the mileage drop with Shell - I recently had to make-do with non-shell diesel, and I seemed to get a little better FE. After that run with non-shell diesel, I got a top-up at VM rd Shell, but the FE doesnt seem that good. Was kind of feeling a let down with the FE, but your observation has given me something to work on.

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Old 29th August 2006, 21:01   #33
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I too have a non-CRDe 2005 truck and have had similar experiences with the Shell diesel.... mileage drops about 1 - 1.5 KM. Otherwise with normal diesel from Nagpal's BP bunk on Residency road (opp to Imperial hotel) the truck consistently returns 11-11.5 in Bangalore city (with about 50-60% AC). On high-way the truck has returned 15.6Kmpl with speeds of 90-100Kmph. Since then I've been using only normal diesel and fill hi-speed once in 5 refills (just to give the truck some good fuel)

Where do you guys get your w/a,w/b done?
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Old 31st August 2006, 11:16   #34
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Madhav,

Tyre professionals , on RV road, opp. Shanti Sagar , near Southend circle, Jayanagar is worth a try for w/a . w/b and tyres.
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Thanks W12... another question... has anyone tried K&N filters or any such mods for Scorpio? Is there any mod that is available in the market?
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Thanks W12... another question... has anyone tried K&N filters or any such mods for Scorpio? Is there any mod that is available in the market?
I dont think there exists a K&N filter (my knowledge is very limited). All i remember is visiting some site of indian distributor of k & n and there is no mention abt scorpio.
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heya all,

Recently drove a brand new red scorpio crde , fully loaded, of my friend for around a 1000 kms on highways and city mix. Was really impressed with the engine performance! and the suspensions, awesome! they were like - a bit bouncy, but u never feel any jerks, jus flies over ditches and bumps!

Even in the top end they lack ABS, and Electric side mirrors. Very big letdown! but rest all was very good with the Scorpio! really enjoyed the ride. Far better compared to the 2 years of my scorpio ownership exp in the past.
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Car came back from fourth free service yesterday. Absolute no issues this time. Charged 1960 for service. Changed all oils and air filter.



Total cumulative cost of service - Rs.3799
No. of visits to service centre - 6 times (apart from the periodic free service, i took the car twice to the service centre, once to get EGR rectified and the other time to get the rear suspension lubricated).

I am extremely happy with my truck and the engine is solid and still feels like brand new.

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Krishna,
Was really nice to read about ur Scorpio.
i am a big fan of the Scorpio, but with current financial status cannot afford to go for one.

Keep the updates coming in.

- Benny.
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Dude, with the number of problems that you have listed down and the number of times you have visited, I would never go for Scorpio. Infact I feel that my Fiat Palio much more problem-free than Scorpio !! I visit the Showroom every 6 months .. that too because the car should be serviced once in 6 months !!

I thought Fiat was bad .. Now I feel Fiat is much much better than Mahindra ...
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Dude, with the number of problems that you have listed down and the number of times you have visited, I would never go for Scorpio.
i think you have misunderstood me. I have visited the service centre 6 times, of which 4 are for regular service, the rest two for the minor issues mentioned above.
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hi..i am rakesh just jointed team bhp...i live in delhi....i am thinking of buying a diesel car.....i m confused between innova and scorpio ( i herd new model is coming soon)...it will b our first diesel car....we need it for whole family and frequent trips to airport and out of town visits......pls give me feedback as to which one i shud go for......pls reply me only at ritrakesh@yahoo.co.in.........honestly i like scoripo....but innova also interests me..fast reply wud be appreciated. rgds, rakesh
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I suggest you go with Innova Diesel, I own Petrol one because I liked it.

Its simply best car even compared with 12+lac budget.

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Innova is best chauffeur driven (already has taxi image). get the stinger !!
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