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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, 12:16   #1
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Hi,

Currently use a Hyundai Accent CRDi with 49K on the odo.. have a weekly drive of 800 kms predominantly highways with around 100 kms interspersed with bad village roads..

I need a vehicle which can do the following:

1. A similar driving pleasure or better than the accent crdi..especially in 140 to 170 range..
2. Good FE to keep my running costs down..
3. Good GC to help avoid the vehicle scrapping the body / front overhang / rear overhang etc..
4. Ability to carry 300 kgs loads in urgent situations..across 150 kms..


I do not like the Verna [sad looks] and was wondering about the new scorpio 2.2 mHawk.. as am not sure which other vehicle this side of 10 lakhs let me have fun..


Not too crazy after the Ford TDCis are they struggle after 120..

Howz the LOGAN..1.5 DCi.. handling etc etc..

Howz the Tata Safari 2.2 VTT dicor??

What i mean is how do these compare to the Accent in terms of FE, Ride quality, driver appeal and enjoyment, thrashability etc..


Any suggestions..
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That kinda mileage rules out petrols completely. How about the Optra Magnum LS? Has enough horses and torque to go to the moon and back .

A second option is a used Hyundai Elantra CRDi. These come ridiculously cheap and can be "peted" for more power.

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vikram - i was just reading a thread on pete'd innova and then ur thread popped up...

won't the innova fit ur budget and suit ur requirements ?
additionally it can ...
-also carry many people so u can volunteer to ferry chennai annas during tbhp meets..
-do mild off roading and cope with bad roads


btw - what was the 300kgs load in urgent situations ??
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Have you tested one..esp in the speeds i'm talking about..and how GMs attitude..i'm sure it still sucks..
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vikram - i was just reading a thread on pete'd innova and then ur thread popped up...

won't the innova fit ur budget and suit ur requirements ?
additionally it can ...
-also carry many people so u can volunteer to ferry chennai annas during tbhp meets..
-do mild off roading and cope with bad roads


btw - what was the 300kgs load in urgent situations ??
Fixtures..work holding metal devices..a barrel of oil sometimes etc..
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WITH THIS kind of urgent situation loads , u can rule out SEDANS and consider between scorio, safari and innova...

innova would be a good city ride also going by what owners say
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WITH THIS kind of urgent situation loads , u can rule out SEDANS and consider between scorio, safari and innova...

innova would be a good city ride also going by what owners say
Yeah..but i want a superior driving experience..especially at high speeds.>!!
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superior driving experience with a barrel of oil in the car is definetly going to get messy !!!
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superior driving experience with a barrel of oil in the car is definetly going to get messy !!!
u bet..but if the stuff is sealed..then no issues..one just needs to secure it in place so that it does not move..

Also..i dont think we could do the barrel in the car..
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Yeah..but i want a superior driving experience..especially at high speeds.>!!
I can tell you one thing. The handling of the innova is the best between the 3 at those speeds.
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headers - with more support coming for the innova, i think u should add it to the poll....
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Read the wording of your question on the poll - above 120 kmph, bad roads et al - voted for the Safari
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I can tell you one thing. The handling of the innova is the best between the 3 at those speeds.
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..
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@ Suman..

Howz the safari..wrt maintenance and engine longevity..I love the vehicle..but am scared to be riddlled with silly problems..


Howz your experience..
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I voted for Safari as this rugged and can carry loads. GC is pretty decent. Can touch the speeds you are talking. This might be the right choice. But TD Scorpio and safari both and decide.
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