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Old 29th April 2016, 11:39   #781
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Was Taking a ride in my brothers new Storme few days back.

observed that , there are 2 aux points, one in centre console below music system and other is between the 2 front seat AC console.

Rear was like a simple charging point with a plastic cover, i know these type.

But the front one has a cigarette lighter plugged in already. Now my question is, if that cig lighter is taken out , can that also be used for 12V mobile charging ? or this is a different type construction only for cig lighter coil heating ?

PS: Cig Lighter is of no use to him as smoking is not allowed in this car :
Definitely you can use cigarette lighter for mobile charging with suitable adapter.

I have plan to purchase 12V coffee heater (if available)

In short cigarette lighter plug has enough power to power small gadgets.

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Was Taking a ride in my brothers new Storme few days back.

observed that , there are 2 aux points, one in centre console below music system and other is between the 2 front seat AC console.

Rear was like a simple charging point with a plastic cover, i know these type.

But the front one has a cigarette lighter plugged in already. Now my question is, if that cig lighter is taken out , can that also be used for 12V mobile charging ? or this is a different type construction only for cig lighter coil heating ?

PS: Cig Lighter is of no use to him as smoking is not allowed in this car :
Yes, I have been using the cigarette lighter socket in my storme for charging my mobile / GPS unit. No problems so far although the user manual does not recommend it. In fact I've been doing that in my Honda city as well since 2008 without problems.

Alternate way could be to get an additional socket installed in the empty slot space on the right side of the cigarette lighter socket
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Hi Guys, its been some time since I have posted something about my Safari Storme 4x4 which I purchased on 10th August 2015.

But here are a few thoughts!

I have till date completed 19,000 kms and looking at getting my third service done in the next week from Concorde motors in Lower parel, Mumbai. (Mind you they are pathetic or at least I have had a very very very bad experience in my first 2 services)

I have a squeaking noise from one of the rear tires which has been persistent since my first service and they still have not been able to fix it. Both my pillars (between the front and rear doors) were making some noise when i switched on the AC which was rectified after more than 2-3 visits to them and mind you they totally messed up my inside roof with grease marks while rectifying this issue. It was my fault that I had the car delivered at my place due to time constraints and saw the marks later.

My horn would not work properly as it could be pressed only from the left side and not the right side which was replaced after i complained and waited for almost 2 months as they did not know how to open the assembly

If all that is not enough to make me go insane, my car has started losing out electrical power. it just happens when its off, not when the engine is running. Its acting on its own. (while closing doors or while switching off the car), all I have to do is open and close the same door a couple of times and the car comes back to life :-). I shall have it rectified in my third service.

All that been said and done, I love every single moment that I am inside the beast. My friends have started making fun of how I have been cheated by TATA into buying a sub standard product at a very high price and with any clue of after sales service. I still have enough energy to ignore their opinion.

Guys, buy the Safari only if you love the car. Else you shall regret it.

I think I shall quickly move over to the Toyota Fortuner the moment my pocket allows me to.

It will surely hurt to have had a bad experience with the Safari as I have loved it from the time it was launched back in the days.

So if anyone can help me out with a good service centre in Mumbai. I would be really thankful!!
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Instead of dealing with an incompetent dealer why don't you contact the customer service department directly. Get the regional service head involved directly and write mails to Tata directly. Give this dealer is bad score in the service review.

This is pathetic. Try talking to the dealership principle. Most of the times they don't know of such customer issues as the managers tend to sweep such cases under the rug.
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Guys, buy the Safari only if you love the car. Else you shall regret it.
Actually, your line could have been:

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Go to Concorde Motors @ Lower Parel, only if you love the dealer. Else you shall regret it ! "
You have mentioned the first two services were bad .. then why go back there ?

The horn pad problem should be resolvable. The soiled roof is not acceptable !
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Hi Guys, its been some time since I have posted something about my Safari Storme 4x4 which I purchased on 10th August 2015.

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Guys, buy the Safari only if you love the car. Else you shall regret it.

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In my opinion to make such a blanket statement is not correct. If you go through numerous owner experiences in this thread and 2014 thread, you will get satisfied owners both in terms of the product and after sales services (yes, you have to get the right service center). My Storme is about to complete 2 years with 36k on the Odo and has not given me any issue whatsoever to be unsatisfied with my drive. Agree with the irritation that creeps in when you have to live with these niggling issues but given how TATA cares for its customers, I advise you to highlight this issue to the Head Office and for sure you will find a resolution eg. My co pilot seat had rattling issues after 20k and when my dealer couldnt rectify the issue in two sittings, he wrote to TATA and in one correspondence I was offered a replacement. Its been working well since.
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In my opinion to make such a blanket statement is not correct. If you go through numerous owner experiences in this thread and 2014 thread, you will get satisfied owners both in terms of the product and after sales services (yes, you have to get the right service center). My Storme is about to complete 2 years with 36k on the Odo and has not given me any issue whatsoever to be unsatisfied with my drive. Agree with the irritation that creeps in when you have to live with these niggling issues but given how TATA cares for its customers, I advise you to highlight this issue to the Head Office and for sure you will find a resolution eg. My co pilot seat had rattling issues after 20k and when my dealer couldnt rectify the issue in two sittings, he wrote to TATA and in one correspondence I was offered a replacement. Its been working well since.
I completely agree with comments from garyag79 here as Safari is not a sub standard product at all. There are some niggling issues but those can easily be fixed. You need to figure out a dealership or a service center which can take care of your beast.

I would also recommend escalating the matter to the higher positions at the dealer level and also at the TATA Customer Care as also mentioned by navpreet318.

You would definitely get the resolution to all the issues that you have been facing so far once TATA acknowledges the same.

I have a Oct 2014 Safari Storme which has been driven 30K kms so far, and all I can say that it brings a wide grin to my face whenever I drive it. Simply in love with the beast!

Cheers!
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Just drove Mysore Pune today some 900 odd kms in a little over 13 hours including breaks. Got around 11 kmpl and breezed past everything on the roads... that's the Storme for you ...
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Tata Safari Storme a great SUV.. well that's what below link says

http://www.rediff.com/business/repor...h/20160503.htm

Source: Motorbeam.
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Well I have arranged a clock too for my Storme LX but i doubt my bull has the harness for it. Is there a way you can share details on electrical fitment? When looked back, the clock has four pins to connect to harness. I need info on which pin is power etc...
Could you share some details on how the wiring was done finally? I would like to have it on my storme as well.
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Just Bumped into this article, thought I'd share it here

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2018 Tata Safari Render Based on Land Rover design language

New generation Safari will be based on the same L550 platform, on which the now-discontinued Land Rover Discovery was based. Being developed in association with Land Rover engineers, the new Tata Safari will be a global SUV. Carrying a bit of Land Rover design language, updated engine options which will be more refined and powerful than the current one, more features, luxurious interiors and so on.

Powering the new Tata Safari will be a completely new 2.0 liter diesel engine. This is the same engine which Jeep will be using in their affordable made-in-India SUVs. Expect the power output to be in the range of 150 hp and 320 Nm.

Expected to be priced in the range of INR 10 lakh, new generation Safari SUV will be offered in a 7 seat arrangement. It will be primarily competing with Mahindra Scorpio, which is one of the best-selling cars in the segment.


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Expected to be priced in the range of INR 10 lakh, new generation Safari SUV will be offered in a 7 seat arrangement. It will be primarily competing with Mahindra Scorpio, which is one of the best-selling cars in the segment.
A middle spec Safari Storme is more than 10 lakhs, but this article states that so *Landrover Discover Sport* based vehicle will be priced in the 10 Lakh range. Great !!

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A middle spec Safari Storme is more than 10 lakhs, but this article states that so *Landrover Discover Sport* based vehicle will be priced in the 10 Lakh range. Great !!
I was just as surprised to read it, but then I thought that the writer may have been exaggerating for effect, you can however check the whole article here:

https://www.rushlane.com/2018-tata-s...-12206110.html

Everything aside, the rendered safari does look like a potential winner if launched
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Clock got installed yesterday. Cost me Rs. 4032. It is illuminated and looks good at night too. Here are the daytime pics:
Ferruccio, please give details of the clock- where did you get it from, how did you get it installed, harness details etc. I want to get this done on my Storme. Service center here is not of much help.
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