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Old 25th July 2017, 09:40   #271
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Looks awesome , suites the v cross more than the Fortuner ( my humble opinion). Are the wheel specs of both the fortuner and vcross identical?
Rakesh,
The wheel specs are identical. Just plug and play.
Only small glitch is that the hub caps won't fit the front wheels because hub nut dimension difference. But, that's hardly noticeable in a car of this size.
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Hi Can you please share the location where you have mounted the reverse camera. I have a 170 dgree view camera, and have mounted just above the rear numbee plate, but find it a bit low...
Above the number plate (centered)

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Congratulations and a very nice color indeed.

Is it possible to share the prices of the accessories and on road price you paid? Would be useful for prospective buyers.
DBOX - Rs. 1,70,000 includes painting
Bedliner for DBOX - Rs. 21,000
Side step - 21, 500
OTR-Pre GST - Rs. 16,07,468
Total Onroad - Rs. 18,19, 968

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Congratulations Boomergang : Nice set of accessories you have got.

How much did the D-BOX cost ?
Thank you. DBox priced mentioned above.

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Congrats awesome color What was the OTR price after GST ?
Minus Rs. 80, 000 from Pre GST OTR (Kerala)

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1. Image : How do people view these vehicles? Especially these irritating security guards ( some are nice people,most are PITA). I wouldn't want to be treated like a commercial truck owner.

I wouldn't term Security guards in this situation to be irritating but lack of Knowledge. I haven't faced an issue on Toll booths. Probably the local ones (non electronic ones).

What about the cops ? Hope there is no confusion or pretending to be confused for extorting money.

None as of now.

2. Do you people pay the rates as cars in toll booths ? Have there been any confusion?

Yes / None as of now.

3. Do these vehicles actually fit in mall parking lots ?

No. This is will be a concern in most places. V-Cross is 17 plus feet!
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A few teasers from the 2nd weekend drive with Isuzu and JMD Mumbai.

I am compiling a detailed photo-log which will be updated in the 4x4 section.
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Just returned yesterday from a Goa drive in my V-Cross, over the Independence weekend. 1400 kms round trip.

Fantastic experience, the feeling of having a literal truckload of space felt great! Wife very happy not to be 'restrained' by boot considerations hahaha. The Carryboy roller lid was handy, although the lock is fidgety (3 failures in 2 months) and doesn't instil confidence at all. Maybe just the piece I got, but still...

While the car handled like a dream, I did feel she's more suited to the classic Indian state highways, and got quite bored driving on the NH4 (4 lane GQ route). Speed is no issue, got to 140+ in several stretches but it's not the smartest thing to do, in a 2 ton truck with the wind resistance of a charging Rhinoceros.
A steady 120-130 is very achievable and feels smooth. Missed having cruise control.

The Uttur to Amboli stretch was liberating... with the high GC and leaf spring rear, the car just kept pushing me to go go go. All my previous rides (Cruze, Figo, Swift, Palio) would have been broken taking some of these stretches at 40, let alone 60kph as i did this trip.
Kids slept like - well, babies - while I surged through the potholes.

In Goa, we could go anywhere. Access to even the most inaccessible shack or unusable beach parking spot was a goldmine for us during the busy long weekend. Gotta plan for that turning radius though!

The tailgate was super handy when enjoying views beachside, and also when changing the kids post their castleing in the sand LOL.

Returned via Margaon - Mollem - Bhimgad - Belgaum - Kolhapur - Mumbai. Left at 4am so got the pleasure of experiencing Bhimgad sanctuary at 6am as the fauna awoke. No sightings but loved the jungle sounds as we sipped through the park. Touched the GQ at 7.20 am and caught breakfast at Kaveri for once.

Mileage from the trip was a decent 11.2 as per the display - I haven't adjusted for my 17 inch rims. Need to fit a larger tank though. Got spoilt rotten by the Cruze's incredible range.

All in all, a highly recommended family experience. This car is a hot seller in most markets for this reason. In India the showboat status rules the roost, but I can strongly advise a family buyer to at least check out this option if you're in the market for a new SUV.

However, be warned there's nothing semi about this UV. You WILL go offroad in this. And know that there's no cure for that disease!
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All in all, a highly recommended family experience. This car is a hot seller in most markets for this reason. In India the showboat status rules the roost, but I can strongly advise a family buyer to at least check out this option if you're in the market for a new SUV.

However, be warned there's nothing semi about this UV. You WILL go offroad in this. And know that there's no cure for that disease!

So true, If you make people sit inside blind folded the perception of this Truck will change a lot. But most of the people do not go beyond what they see. I use the truck for my office commute, weekend drives, off-roading and family vacations. Kids bicycle and pram always travel with us since we have extra space in the trunk.

I have a Jazz AT which I bought for school duty and now its does only that.
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So true, If you make people sit inside blind folded the perception of this Truck will change a lot. But most of the people do not go beyond what they see. I use the truck for my office commute, weekend drives, off-roading and family vacations. Kids bicycle and pram always travel with us since we have extra space in the trunk.

I have a Jazz AT which I bought for school duty and now its does only that.
IDK why so many people gripe about the length and width, as if school buses never make it into narrow lanes all over the country!

Yes it is a long vehicle, but if the comparison is only with a hatchback - obviously one needs to adjust the reference point.

Been using it for the same drive cycle as you. Switched over from a Cruze, and after 1 week adjusting for length, my judgement is sorted.

I do back up more carefully now, because my countrymen are attracted to reverse indicators
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