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View Poll Results: Which has a better driving experience especially above 120 kmph+ and on Bad roads..
Hyundai Accent CRDi 2 4.44%
Mahindra Scorpio 2.2 mHawk 2 4.44%
Tata Safari 2.2 Dicor 18 40.00%
Mahindra Logan 3 6.67%
Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCi 8 17.78%
Hyundai Elantra CRDi.. 12 26.67%
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Old 12th February 2008, 12:51   #16
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Howz your experience..
I have the 3 litre, not the 2.2.

I have been one satisfied owner except for one issue early on in my ownership experience - the prop shaft was replaced under warranty. Apart from that, nothing major at all.

I do abuse the vehicle over bad roads, speed breakers & the like. My philosophy is - if I need to slow down over a bad patch, what was the point of going in for this beast? Given that approach to life, I do get rattles every 5k kms & these are attended to during the services & I'm ready to go once again. The vehicle has done 28 k kms so far. You can read my experience here -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...d-20000km.html

It puts up with a lot of abuse, is built real solid & I hear the 2.2 returrns some real good mileage numbers - 12 or more. I get 10 kmpl but that's with a lot of high speed morning runs with a steady 120 kmph on the expressway with heavy cross winds. So far, I've only incurred routine servicing costs; that too, till 25k, the labour was free. I have a 4 year warranty so all replacements so far (one fog lamp, one set of front brake pads, one set of front brake discs, one set of rear brake drums & shoes, propellor shaft, cam sensor) have been FOC.

Try it out if you haven't driven one before.

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yeah akshay1234..i know innova is better..but am pretty confused as to whether to settle for a vehicle that simply does not move over 150..

I love speed and Handling..and any good vehicle that lets me do it with a decent FE and GC is great!! ofcourse this side of 10 lakhs..
Not that the safari or the scorpio go much over 150. Also after adding the petes box it gets up there pretty quickly and should do a bit more than 160 but them you dont want to be running any car close to its redline for a long time. Also the innova would be more refined at those speeds.
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Yeah..Innova has come across my mind..but the safari appeals more..and the scorpio with its new mHawk ad..talks about a lot more..hence the confusion..

@suman..: i wonder if i can lay my hands on a 3.0 l safari..that is one BULLET PROOF ENGINE..
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i think you should try and td all 3 at those speeds and then see which one you like the most.
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i think you should try and td all 3 at those speeds and then see which one you like the most.
That sounds the most sensible thing to do. Any members with the 2.2 safari. how does it compare to the 3.0 one?
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I suggest Safari, Innova, Logan.

Safari: Excallent vehicle for your requirement.
Innova: when it comes to handling/top speed this is best choice, has good ride in city/highway, comes next to safari in ride comfort in bad roads, Diesel FE between 9-16.
Logan: If you need Sedan then Logan is best bet its cheap looks decent, good ride, spacious, best FE.

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keep in mind that in the Safari, innova and the scorp, you will not be able to do 150+ speeds....heck they struggle to cross 140, let alone 150 and are very dangerous to drive at those speeds. at the end of the day, they are not sedans and are not designed for speed!
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Safari 2.2 FTW. Get the suspension worked on, and it will be a real killer.
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keep in mind that in the Safari, innova and the scorp, you will not be able to do 150+ speeds....heck they struggle to cross 140, let alone 150 and are very dangerous to drive at those speeds. at the end of the day, they are not sedans and are not designed for speed!
Beg to differ. My innova crosses 140 easily and gets to 150 easily enough. The car was rock steady at that speed.
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Headers: reading your first post I voted for the Safari though I also own a Scorpio which is a lot more peppier than my '98 2.0L TCIC Safari that churns out only 90 BHP.

Safari is an out-and-out highway animal with total driving comfort. Although the 2.2 VTT churns out 140 BHP, I would suggest you to go for the 3.0L DICOR. That is one hell of a beast fulfilling all your requirements.
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....heck they struggle to cross 140, let alone 150 and are very dangerous to drive at those speeds. at the end of the day, they are not sedans and are not designed for speed!
Sorry to hear that your Safari struggles to cross 140 Himanshu

However, you are correct that prolonged driving at those speeds is definitely dangerous on city roads
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Headers: reading your first post I voted for the Safari though I also own a Scorpio which is a lot more peppier than my '98 2.0L TCIC Safari that churns out only 90 BHP.

Safari is an out-and-out highway animal with total driving comfort. Although the 2.2 VTT churns out 140 BHP, I would suggest you to go for the 3.0L DICOR. That is one hell of a beast fulfilling all your requirements.
Hi gd,
do we still get the 3.0 litre safari..??
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Hi gd,
do we still get the 3.0 litre safari..??
No, not first hand atleast. Its been officially replaced by the 2.2
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Hi gd,
do we still get the 3.0 litre safari..??
No but you could get a tata xenon when it comes out.
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Elantra if you ask me, since you are not planning on off roading.
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