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Old 20th July 2007, 17:43   #1
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I have been going through the various threads and postings over here for the past 3days and to tell you the truth it has me confused as anything and I am no closer to finalizing the set of wheels.
I have just sold off my ZenLX 2000 and have a Scorpio SLX 2007 in the family. My primary requirements are:
1. Space
2. FE
3. Driveablity .
I generally go for long drives Del-Shimla about every 2 months. Have driven on very long drives in the hills for my camping trips.
Choices shortlisted by me are/were-
1. FIAT petra 1.9 D but m told its discontinued
2. Marina LX DICOR, will take a test drive tomorrow
3. Bolero, but 2 jeeps in the same family is having its own detractors
4. Indigo, but i feel Marina looks better n is more practical for my needs.
Please help, any other option that i might be missing is also welcome, loved the GURKHA thread but am sure wifey will turn me out if I buy it

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U can also consider Ford Fusion TDCI....newly released. Only if the A.S.S service is good in your city.
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Right now I am in Delhi so dont think service will be a problem, but might get posted out to soem place where this might be a major issue hence trying to avoid FORD. Also l have heard that TATA is looking to rework the dicor...whats the time frame and should I postpone buying till then ?
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Right now I am in Delhi so dont think service will be a problem, but might get posted out to soem place where this might be a major issue hence trying to avoid FORD. Also l have heard that TATA is looking to rework the dicor...whats the time frame and should I postpone buying till then ?
With TATA's there is usually no timeframe, they dont reveal their launch dates as a policy. They launch when its ready to be launched
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get the dicor !

read the dicor threads. dnt wait for the 2.2l dicor as it would be costly
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get the dicor !

read the dicor threads. dnt wait for the 2.2l dicor as it would be costly
isnt the 2.2 ltr dicor meant for the safari? I thought that they are going to tweak the existing Marina Dicor to achive better torque and hp figures. Please help me with this
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The Indigo or the Marina with a Dicor is the best bet. Great FE, Good Engine, VFM altough you did'nt mention price as a ruling factor but i presume everyone looks for VFM With your kind of demands from a car the Tata is best suited. The rest is up to you and the family of course.
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Take a TD of Logan too if you can live with the looks.... and Ford Ikon CNG is a good option.
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IMHO the logan is very overrated. It is good in some areas over the Indigo but over all the Indigo scores. Especially on the price front. Cant beat that in a country likw ours. It gives you the bang for your buck like no other.
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if one does choose indigo then indigo VS is the best VFM.
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INDIGO would be a good buy, but have a look at LOGAN too .
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i'd say go for the indigo marina.looks better than the indigo and is practical as well.
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The Indigo or the Marina with a Dicor is the best bet. Great FE, Good Engine, VFM altough you did'nt mention price as a ruling factor but i presume everyone looks for VFM With your kind of demands from a car the Tata is best suited. The rest is up to you and the family of course.
Thank you Sir. I have decieded on the MARINA in the greyish shade. Will pick up the vehicle in another 10 days or so.
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Take a TD of Logan too if you can live with the looks.... and Ford Ikon CNG is a good option.
I did test drive the LOGAN but somehow was not very impressed. Moreover its looks very utiliarian. Also I am not very sure of its width allowing me to take it around a lot of places in Himachal and ofcourse its yet to be tested so I think ill stick to the tested MARINA.
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with you guys that marina is VFM. Thank you very much for your valuable suggestions. Now can you suggest what mods can i do on it to make it look slightly more sporty? Also If I am allowed I would paste pics of the car alongwith a detailed review as as i lay mt hands on it around 1st Aug or so.
Team bhp mods help me out with this and tell me where can i do so. If i cannot do so can i send it to one of you and you can do the necessary postings then?

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