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Old 11th November 2016, 19:09   #736
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Thanks a lot guys for the response. My main requirement is that it should be comfortable to drive in city. My budget is around 14L On Road. The car would be mainly be driven by me or by the driver. Very rarely it will carry 4-5 people.

Storme is a nice SUV but again what I feel is that it is large and bulky to drive on narrow roads of city. So I'm not inclined much towards Storme.


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If your budget is 14 l, XUV would be a stretch; and personally, won't recommend a Scorpio.

At this price, you can consider a Duster/Terrano, Creta and the S-Cross. If I were you at this stage, I would get myself an S-cross 1.6l.
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Thanks a lot all of you for the response. So going by the suggestions Scorpio is a big no no due to its space, ride quality and interiors. I was going through the Teambhp official review of Scorpio and noticed that fit and finish is not good lile exposed screws on the top of the door etc.

I already have an Ecosport at home. This car will no doubt be driven in city most of the times but it will also be used for long trips. Hence I am sceptical about buying compact SUV's like Creta etc or a hatchback like S Cross or Baleno.

I never liked the looks of Duster so its also out of the list. The two cars that I think people are suggesting is Storme and XUV 500. So I'll decide between these two only. Guys any other suggestions?


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Thanks a lot all of you for the response. So going by the suggestions Scorpio is a big no no due to its space, ride quality and interiors. I was going through the Teambhp official review of Scorpio and noticed that fit and finish is not good lile exposed screws on the top of the door etc.

I already have an Ecosport at home. This car will no doubt be driven in city most of the times but it will also be used for long trips. Hence I am sceptical about buying compact SUV's like Creta etc or a hatchback like S Cross or Baleno.

I never liked the looks of Duster so its also out of the list. The two cars that I think people are suggesting is Storme and XUV 500. So I'll decide between these two only. Guys any other suggestions?


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I have driven older gen Storme and XUV (both the old and new) extensively

Pros of safari over the XUV: Space, Comfort, high seating position excellent cruising capability, a better 4X4, cheaper (possibly)
Cons: Elephant like handling, lethargic in city conditions, fuel economy(highly subjective but a 2-ton vehicle for the city is bit too much) Tata service (my experience was pathetic)

Pros of XUV over Safari: Features (6 airbags, ESC, Touch screen, sunroof, AT, mood lighting and the likes), Ingress-Egress, Better interiors, Punchy engine, better handling than the safari, Better city maneuverability, slightly better economy
Cons: Space, comfort & 4X4 capability

Between the two I would choose the cheetah (XUV). However, if you are looking at the top end variant of the XUV you may want to look at some Innova variants as well.
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Pros of safari over the XUV: Space, Comfort, high seating position excellent cruising capability, a better 4X4, cheaper (possibly)
Cons: Elephant like handling, lethargic in city conditions, fuel economy(highly subjective but a 2-ton vehicle for the city is bit too much) Tata service (my experience was pathetic)

Pros of XUV over Safari: Features (6 airbags, ESC, Touch screen, sunroof, AT, mood lighting and the likes), Ingress-Egress, Better interiors, Punchy engine, better handling than the safari, Better city maneuverability, slightly better economy
Cons: Space, comfort & 4X4 capability

Between the two I would choose the cheetah (XUV). However, if you are looking at the top end variant of the XUV you may want to look at some Innova variants as well.
On the handling and FE comments you've made, as a ex owner of the first gen Storme I can confirm it handles very well for an SUV ( although no one in their sane mind would try pushing any of the 3 vehicles discussed here around corners ) and the FE is good at around 12 + in the city and 14 in the highways at 80 -100kmph going upto 16 if you stay at 80 ( which is impossible unless you are on state highways ). If you maintain regular 120+ speeds expect FE of 12 in highways as well. This I think compares well with a lighter XUV. Agree to your other pts. Also would like to add that plastic quality in Storme is better than the XUV or Scorpio
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... I am sceptical about buying compact SUV's like Creta etc or a hatchback like S Cross or Baleno.
Scross is a crossover and a good one at that. It has probably the best highway manners among the cars being discussed here. Please don't write it down for this reason.
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An interesting update:

Today I drove from Pune to Mira Road (Mumbai).
Due to various factors like no toll and lesser vehicles (maybe due to 500/1000 Rs or due to public holiday - I don't care - I was happy!), I enjoyed the drive!!

This is what my Autocop Trackpro 2000 has to say:

Mahindra Scorpio : Official Review-speed-distance-14-nov-2016-pune-mira-road.png

You can easily see the parts where I used Cruise Control!
Looks like I did just under 167 km in 2 hours and 46 min = 120+46 = 166 min. This is almost exactly 60 kmph!

Note: I took some time to freshen up and then left for office - that is the second hump - just in case sticklers for accuracy would like to point out!

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The two cars that I think people are suggesting is Storme and XUV 500. So I'll decide between these two only. Guys any other suggestions?
I would suggest you take a look at XUV W6 AT if it is in your budget. It should suit you the best.

Also, why not a pre owned option like an Innova for example?
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