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Old 24th July 2013, 14:42   #46
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Hello,

Thank you Parrys for the great review.

Though the car has some good specifications, I somehow feel that Mahindra has missed the small car Customer mindset & the car will not report good sales figures.

The concept of notchback is good but the car seems to be lost somewhere in middle, I mean it is little more than a hatchback, but it is not a full sedan like Swift Dzire or Honda Amaze.

I think it would have been better if Mahindra had launched Verito in less than 4 meter (<4,000 MM) avatar rather than coming out with Verito Vibe. When compared to Maruti Dzire & Amaze, it somehow does not live up to expectations & does not offer anything substantial. Even when it comes to Taxi segment, people will prefer to run a fleet taxi with proper boot.

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Very good review with lot of attention to detail.
To me the car really looks very good - just like the Palio.
If they launch this with height-adjustable driver seat and better interiors, then the car is absolutely complete in my opinion.
Reliable fuel efficient diesel engine, and great ride quality with high ground clearance with air-bag (two would have been better), ABS+EBD and perhaps a solid build (like Indica?) with height-adjustable seat belts and heel-resting. What more can I want?
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Old 24th July 2013, 19:16   #48
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I guess mahindra really are getting aggressive slowly in each of the segments. Knowing they have no decent offerring in the "car" segment, they are really doing everything to keep verito/logan alive. Cant say if the strategy will work,but M&M is surely a force to reckon with.
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It is good to hear that mahindra has worked hard on rectifying problems,but the problem is that in our country the first impression has to be a lasting one and if it fails then however hard they try it cannot change the perception the buyer has ,eg-indica,fiat cars.
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Hello,

Thank you Parrys for the great review.

Though the car has some good specifications, I somehow feel that Mahindra has missed the small car Customer mindset & the car will not report good sales figures.

The concept of notchback is good but the car seems to be lost somewhere in middle, I mean it is little more than a hatchback, but it is not a full sedan like Swift Dzire or Honda Amaze.

I think it would have been better if Mahindra had launched Verito in less than 4 meter (<4,000 MM) avatar rather than coming out with Verito Vibe. When compared to Maruti Dzire & Amaze, it somehow does not live up to expectations & does not offer anything substantial. Even when it comes to Taxi segment, people will prefer to run a fleet taxi with proper boot.

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Agree with you Jignesh.

Comparing with the sleeker and better looking hatches out there, I don't think Vibe has a chance to catch the eye of the target audience. Definitely a sub 4 Metre version at a lower price point would have been better

Was a Logan user for last 5 years, so I know what all is good about the Dacia's and where they fall short.
I am not sure how long the "improved clutch" will remain easy to use. Logan always had this issue, and over the last 5 years I tried to sort it out with the Mahindra service centres without any success. Some SA's used to say "it is like that only sir!"
Another comment that I have heard from more than one Mahindra Service manager is that since M&M took over the original build quality has come down.

Yes, the engine is a gem and suspension is great. But that may not be enough to take on the Swifts and Ritze's of the world

Great review Parrys!
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Thanks for a great review parrys. Very informative.
Frankly, I liked the car for the overall features that have been listed here including the safety features. Sales are bound to get affected due to the smallish gap in the sedan and this version, but surely knowing the usual service delivery by a Mahindra vehicle, this will also go a long way in serving the needs in a sturdy fashion.
The space and the easy maintenance would definitely reassure the feeling that one gets whenever a Logan turns up as a taxi car in place of the miserable Maruti Esteeme in the Meru fleet.
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One of our close friend who owns a fleet of cabs has added a new member to his fleet, a Verito Vibe D4. He got the car to show us this evening. This was the first time I saw a Vibe in flesh. I had initially disliked the rear design after seeing in forums but today after seeing it in real, the rear design grew on me. I spent a good amount of time with this car and at the end I was a fan of the rear design. It may not look that appealing from the side view but looks really good when viewed from the rear.

I took the car for a spin and noticed that there is not much diesel clatter. The engine refinement levels were good. The clutch was super light. The car handled pretty well on the bad patches. The AC quickly cooled the cabin.

I was surprised to see that this car was a crowd puller. We stopped the car near a restaurant and atleast 20-25 people came to us and asked the details of the car. All these attention was due to the rear design. I guess no one would have seen a Verito Vibe (and a car with such rear design) on the road before. Even I haven't spotted one after its launch on Bangalore roads.

Our friend's fleet consists of Vistas, Indicas, Innovas and asked him the reason for this change. His opinion was that he is unable to get the desired long term maintenance in the recent Vistas. I completely disagree this point since I have seen that Vista's quality has improved over the time. But his point may be valid considering the long term maintenance. He did a long highway drive maintaining 80-90 kmph yesterday and could achieve 22-23 kmpl with AC . He'll keep me updated with the FE figures and performance in the coming days. The on-road price was around 7 lakhs. If he is satisfied with the performance, he is planning to add some more Vibes to his fleet.

Some pics:

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Thanks for the pics. The Vibe sure looks good in the flesh, i guess. What could be a show stopper is the price. The 7 L OTR (presumed) seems a little high for a base version Vibe.

Your friend would be happy with the switch from the Vistas due to the excellent low end driveability of the dCi engine and the outstanding FE. The car is ideal for the transport / taxi market due to these qualities as also class leading space. I have travelled in the Verito and the DZire taxis from the airport to city in Bangalore, the dZire feels cramped and claustrophobic, whereas the Verito is airy and spacious.
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Thanks for the pics. The Vibe sure looks good in the flesh, i guess. What could be a show stopper is the price. The 7 L OTR (presumed) seems a little high for a base version Vibe.
The 7 L plus OTR is for the mid-variant i.e, D4. I guess the base variant is D2 which is cheaper. But I felt 7L+ for the mid-variant bit expensive. They should have atleast provided music player, security system, body color ORVMs and fog lamps for this price.

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One of our close friend who owns a fleet of cabs has added a new member to his fleet, a Verito Vibe D4. If he is satisfied with the performance, he is planning to add some more Vibes to his fleet.
He sure is going add a few more I suppose. I am using a sedan version (Logan) for more than 5 1/2 years and I did nothing other than routine maintenance. It is a very fine reliable vehicle. Thanks for the detailed report and pics!
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I went to the Mahindra showroom to get a test drive of Verito Vibe. Though I didnt like the looks I wanted to check it out based on the recommendation that it is a reliable vehicle with a tried & trusted engine and good ride quality along with abundant space. Apart from the exterior looks about which enough has been said, the interior looks basic & the parts such as door handles are very crude reminding one of the Nano. About the showroom & the SA - Firstly, they didnt have the brochure/features sheet for this car. Secondly, there was no test drive vehicle available in the showroom. To top it all, they didnt even ask my name or phone no. to get back to me. It was as if they knew we wouldnt buy this car! I wonder if they would've been shocked & ask us to reconsider our decision in case I'd expressed interest in booking!
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Having the boot like a hatchback would have helped better, with the given design it makes it difficult to load/unload bigger sized luggage in the boot.
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There have been failed collaboration stories of M & M, earlier with Ford Motor Company and then with Renault. The product line offered under JV was one car each (Escort & Logan respectively). Both with their own set of problems and issues.

- Specifically with Logan, the JV worked on a dated car which use to look a decade old at the time of its launch and now decade and a half old (with Vibe). Even a developing market like India has better looking designs with good players like Honda & Maruti.

- The biggest let down in Verito is the rear opening which neither makes it a hatch nor a sedan. The volume of storage is just for the sake of numbers, but from the utility point of view a significant portion will remain unused due to accessibility issues with the opening.

- M & M has made some changes (like shifting the windshield wipers) yet the overall accessibility of instrument cluster is not up to the mark.

- The spare tyre change is surly going to create a mess during monsoons. It should have been kept the traditional way by creating a sump in the boot area.

Even now, if they are serious on sub-4 meter segment (quanto and vibe), they must consider spending money on design improvement to make the sales happen. I am sure their in-house 3 cylinder diesel motor (used in quanto) can be plonked into a sub-4 meter sedan for the duty and save royalty payment to engine supplier; using the logan design as such is not making any business sense to them. They should take a plunge and do a fresh design instead of chopping of existing MUV and Sedans from their product range.

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After a long wait, I saw first Mahindra Verito Vibe on road. It was a white car and looked good.
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Saw a turquoise blue Vibe today near Defence Colony at Hyderabad (first Vibe I ever saw). I must say the rear looks pretty good in this color. A happy family of 5 were seated in comfortably.

Is there no body on tbhp that bought this car?
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