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Old 3rd July 2014, 09:54   #2986
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... 90 percent of my driving will be on paved roads, 10 percent on country roads, barely any off roading...
Pardon me for asking, but why select an off-roader then?
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First question is Tyres. These two come up the most?
- Maxxis Bighorn MT
- Yokohama Geolandar MT

What are the pros and cons of these tyres and how about size, 255 or stick with 245? How about AT or MT? (90 percent of my driving will be on paved roads, 10 percent on country roads, barely any off roading).

Next, bull-bar and lights. Anyone want to share experience on what is best and practical for urban use?

I want to spend minimal time with mechanics (like some of my off-road loving friends) and have a simple needs of an aesthetically appealing car that is butch to look at and fun to drive at 200-300 kms drives for two people.

Lastly, there are rumors that the Thar is being redone and a new model codenamed 401 is about to hit the market. Does anyone have any input on that and would you wait to get a new Thar or is it just rumors?

Thank you all for the great forum
Good choice of a butch vehicle.

1. However, if you are limited to the tarmac suggest you stick with the OEM tyres, they are good enough but if you need some added muscle go for the Geolandars 245 , (OEM is 235 if I am correct)

2. In my opinion the Bull Bar is more of a decorative piece and limits the crumple zone of the vehicle in case of a head long collision. Additional lights would be a personal choice as the OEM lighting is sufficient, you may however need to have additional fog lights.

3. Thar is not the car if you are looking for a really comfortable long drives. The ride quality is fine but not excellent.

4. Visibility on Thar 401 is still hazy and expected by 2015-16 and historically these launches take their own time while the market is abuzz with rumers
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Is a new improved version coming. Changes might make it more of a soft roader than what it is now. Maybe a 2WD version will come even lesser of a Jeep than this clone.

Buy one if you like it and stick to OEM tyres, no need to play around with things this is a low tolerence vehicle.
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(90 percent of my driving will be on paved roads, 10 percent on country roads, barely any off roading).

... and have a simple needs of an aesthetically appealing car that is butch to look at and fun to drive at 200-300 kms drives for two people.

Lastly, there are rumors that the Thar is being redone and a new model codenamed 401 is about to hit the market. Does anyone have any input on that and would you wait to get a new Thar or is it just rumors?

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a) First of all, in my opinion Thar CRDE is overpriced by at least 2 lacs if not 3 lacs. Are you really willing to plonk that much money?
b) Have you gone through the ownership threads? The fit finish trim quality is absolutely bare basic somewhat like MAXX. Would you be ready to stay put with it over the long journeys?
c) There are braking issues not yet even acknowledged officially by Mahindra.
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...I want to spend minimal time with mechanics (like some of my off-road loving friends) and have a simple needs of an aesthetically appealing car that is butch to look at and fun to drive at 200-300 kms drives for two people.
While you are correct to go ahead with THAR on your second point, i don't think it will meet your 1st criterion. Look at the various ownership reports, you need to keep visiting the workshops/ASCs for sorting out some niggles quite often.

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.. no need to play around with things this is a low tolerence vehicle.
Well said.

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There are braking issues not yet even acknowledged officially by Mahindra.
I guess this has been fixed in the recent updated versions.
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Braking issues are fixed. Newer vehicles have twin tandem booster cylinders and older ones have had replacements done free at ASC including mine. No complaints on this issue.

While there were others like a friend in Meerut, UP and others on this forum who spent money from Rs. 6000 to 11000 and got it fixed.
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Well, I am almost decided to buy a new Thar CRDe for my side trips. I wanted to ask y'all about a few essential modifications and where to get those done from in or around Chandigarh?

First question is Tyres. These two come up the most?
- Maxxis Bighorn MT
- Yokohama Geolandar MT

What are the pros and cons of these tyres and how about size, 255 or stick with 245? How about AT or MT? (90 percent of my driving will be on paved roads, 10 percent on country roads, barely any off roading).

Next, bull-bar and lights. Anyone want to share experience on what is best and practical for urban use?

I want to spend minimal time with mechanics (like some of my off-road loving friends) and have a simple needs of an aesthetically appealing car that is butch to look at and fun to drive at 200-300 kms drives for two people.

Lastly, there are rumors that the Thar is being redone and a new model codenamed 401 is about to hit the market. Does anyone have any input on that and would you wait to get a new Thar or is it just rumors?

Thank you all for the great forum
Go Ahead with the Purchase.
No new Model Expected.With your usage i would recommend AT tyres.
Go for 255/65/16 Geolander AT or Maxxis AT 771.Choose whatever suits you.
For suggestions regarding mods around chandigarh.
Connect with me;i just discovered a wonderful place in chandigarh yesterday for mods.
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Geolander A/T looks good and Yokohama has a name, but I have experienced and heard numerous tales that the sidewall bursts in about 2 years of use.
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Go Ahead with the Purchase.
No new Model Expected.With your usage i would recommend AT tyres.
Go for 255/65/16 Geolander AT or Maxxis AT 771.Choose whatever suits you.
For suggestions regarding mods around chandigarh.
Connect with me;i just discovered a wonderful place in chandigarh yesterday for mods.
@akshay4587 thank you. That would be great, where can I reach you?
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@akshay4587 thank you. That would be great, where can I reach you?
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So many bhp ians bought Thars. AN important question is that plauged with all kinds of problems and failures does any dealership of Mahindra offer a 4 year extended warranty on Thar CRDe or it doesnt exist ?
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So many bhp ians bought Thars. AN important question is that plauged with all kinds of problems and failures does any dealership of Mahindra offer a 4 year extended warranty on Thar CRDe or it doesnt exist ?
I do not reckon Mahindras have any intention of offering an extended warranty.

I have asked the question before and after buying a Thar, the answer has always remained the same!
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I am not sure but at the time of purchase the dealer in Gurgaon had said extended warranty certificate ( free ) will come later.

Better visit them and check.
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So many bhp ians bought Thars. AN important question is that plauged with all kinds of problems and failures does any dealership of Mahindra offer a 4 year extended warranty on Thar CRDe or it doesnt exist ?
Nope; there is no extended warranty on the thar.
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Nope; there is no extended warranty on the thar.
ASC offers road side assistance subscription though !
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