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Old 27th July 2008, 12:57   #241
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PAVAN KADAM : You scared every Safari owner with your TD thread.
I Guess the Safari won because M&M defaulted. Not necessarily because TSK was convinced about the supremeness of the Safari.

@TSK, when do we see a new thread about the ownership ? I feel this thread has reached a certain logical point where we could close this.
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Howlarious. I had a good laugh..


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I Guess the Safari won because M&M defaulted. Not necessarily because TSK was convinced about the supremeness of the Safari.

@TSK, when do we see a new thread about the ownership ? I feel this thread has reached a certain logical point where we could close this.
Condor Anna,

We cannot close this thread just like that as there are many more guys who are in the process of getting a new Safari for them so i think this thread cannot be closed forever until Tata guys stop manyfacturing Safari.
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Gowda, sounds good. But TSK can move to a new thread for his ownership experiences ...
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Old 27th July 2008, 19:56   #245
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gowda79 : Condor Anna,

We cannot close this thread just like that as there are many more guys who are in the process of getting a new Safari for them ....
@Gowdare, look at this post :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/917794-post274.html

There's already been an attempt at hijacking the original discussion (about Scorp vs Safari), into an ownership review thread .

Btw, just realised that I have posted my point - & we are discussing this point - in the wrong thread (or should have atleast referred to that thread when I suggested closing). I definitely didnot mean to suggest to close this thread.
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@Gowdare, look at this post :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/917794-post274.html

There's already been an attempt at hijacking the original discussion (about Scorp vs Safari), into an ownership review thread .

Btw, just realised that I have posted my point - & we are discussing this point - in the wrong thread (or should have atleast referred to that thread when I suggested closing). I definitely didnot mean to suggest to close this thread.
No problem i have given him the route map to join this thread, i know you won't hijack any thread but felt bad when you said to close the thread
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Guys, sorry for coming late, was busy with work all these times. Here comes mine.

Safari 2.2 EX May 2008, clocked 2200kms so far.

Like:
1. Road presence
2. Good mileage
3. Real SUV and off roading capability
4. Roomy

Dislike:
Turning radius could be a bit less. Difficult to take U-turns in one go at most of the places.

Upgrades:
Bulbs: OSRam Silverstar 50% H4 and H3s for fogs (Its white light)
Front windshield tint : Garware ICEcool series.

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Running on stock Alpine HU and Blaupunkt speakers
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Guys, sorry for coming late, was busy with work all these times. Here comes mine.

Safari 2.2 EX May 2008, clocked 2200kms so far.
No problem Vroom,

So have you planned for any long drives on your Safari
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No problem Vroom,

So have you planned for any long drives on your Safari
Yeah in the coming months a trip to Kerala and Goa is on the cards :-). Saw the photo of your bull and the artwork looks cool :-), congrats.
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Yeah in the coming months a trip to Kerala and Goa is on the cards :-). Saw the photo of your bull and the artwork looks cool :-), congrats.
Thanks Guru and even your King is looking good and cool ur's is Pearl White EX right if i am not wrong.

Put your ownership reviews and experience of your vehicle

Guru, if you are planning for GOA then what are you doing here, please visit this thread mentioned below -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...tml#post920119 (T-BHP SAFARI MEET 08 - Calling all boys with big toys!)

The T-BHPian Safari owners planning for a meet up at GOA, so if you are interested it would be great.

Hope to meet you up on that thread too.....

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Guys, Can some some provide the email address of any tata motors senior officials or customer service where we can get some immediate action
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Vikram - The best person to contact for this would be Steer. PM him.
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^^ thanks iraghava, PM'ed steer.
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Sorry sorry sorry guys.. how did i ever manage to miss this thread. Obviously not spending enough time on TBHP thats why :( !!!. Well i'm on my way back home and will definitely update here with the specs and pictures. I've been out of India for almost 3 weeks now and missing my Truck really badly. I miss the thrill and enthusiasm of driving her . well let me hurry now. all excited to update the thread now.

Apologize for not participating so far.

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Old 30th July 2008, 13:55   #255
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Thumbs up Pearl White Safari 2.2 VTT EX 4x2 – Simply "THE TRUCK"

Pearl White Safari 2.2 VTT EX 4x2 – THE TRUCK
Owned since 28th May 2008.
KMs done so far - only 2.3K or so (*sob**sob*)
Stock HU – Blaupunkt
Stock rims and tires (Bridgestone Duller Tube less)
Stock Lights and Fog lamps
Beige Art Leather Seat covers – Offer deal (showroom)
No tints on either sides or wind screen
Millage – 12-13 KMPL (30 % City, 70% Highway)
Door Visors
Special Number plate thanks to jkdas – We love it JK!! Zillion thanks.

Upgrades planed (on my return to India that is)

1) TATA VX Alloys x5 – I like them.
2) 3M 100% transparent Sun film (sides and windshield) – need to work on the cost part and can someone tell if this is possible in Trivandrum/Cochin?
3) Seat cover to better fit the seats. Like the fit in VX. – Need to decide on color – any suggestions?
4) OSRam Silverstar 50% H4 and H3s for fogs – might pick up from Canada or India depending on the price.
5) Handle on the inside of all 4 doors –same as that’s at the rear- Is this doable? Anyone done this? Cost and where?
6) Upgrade to BOSCH wipers.
7) Sunroof (electrical) – is this advisable? Has anyone experimented? How much this would this cost me? Would this affect warranty?
8) Speakers, amp etc (need to decide on brand, rating etc) – not that much of a music listener while driving.
9) Feeds on Normal Diesel Fills up full tank when it hits tank. (I guess this is recommended- read somewhere)

Apart from the comfortable drive my Likes are
1) My dream vehicle since I first saw it about 10 yrs ago.
2) An affordable SUV, one that has killer looks and great on road presence.
3) Makes you feel rich and spoilt. *grin*
4) The movement to the LHS of the road by an auto / biker when they see the Safari loom over their RVMs on road.
5) The respect you get at intersections.
6) Ton Kannakinnu Space (“Tons of Space” in our Regional Language).
7) Very easy to drive around. No problem upgrading from the Zen we own even though there is massive difference in size.
8) Less hit on my weekly spending budget for fuel – thanks to the new 2.2 VTT Engine (Zen was really expensive to drive every day to work. So I went and bought Pulsar 150 for better FE. After the Truck came home, the Pulsar is with one of my friends to get some running on it. Feel sad now that my truck is doing may be 10km a week *sob**sob*)
9) Dual AC- very handy when you need quick cooling.
10) Rear facing floor AC unit great to maintain temp in the middle row.
11) Neat Little Cup holders provided at both front and middle row
12) Door open warning lamps on the doors.
13) Neat little Analog clock.
14) Pneumatic assist for both hood and rear door.

My "Can live with it " Dislikes
1) Glove box could have been bigger.
2) Audio HU little to no use when on 1st 3rd or 5th gear.
3) Steering (rubber I suppose) material quality poor. It started flaking off even before I hit 2k on the odo.
4) The rubber that covers either sides of the Hand break. Looks plain gross.
5) Stock lights under powered for the Truck.
6) Stock Wiper blades very poor.
7) Loud thud sound during lock/unlock.

My wish list for the next gen Safari
Apart from TML fixing all the points mentioned in the “Dislike” section need to have :
1) Push Button start (if we can have these on Buses why not on Safari!!!Redesigned button ofcourse)
2) Fuel lid open warning – I don’t think this is currently available. Could be wrong as I’ve not tested this. Correct me please.
3) Projector head lamp units like the ones on Skoda and the new CRV.
4) Audio HU should be mounted well clear of the gear leave.
5) Electric Sunroof, ABS and EBD for EX variant and onwards.
6) Redesigned Instrument panel and center console.
7) ORVMs to have Turn indicators facing oncoming traffic.
8) LED indicators on the ORVM facing the driver (looks neat and also lets driver know that the indicator has not been switched off as the indication in the instrument panel might go unnoticed and the blink sound is too feeble).
9) Handles on the inside to assist driver / passengers to hop in and out comfortably.
10) Re designed middle row over head air blower. To be more appealing to look at.
11) LED Tail Lamps.
12) Split rear (boot) door, lower half doubles as a step (will need to find place for the spare wheel though).

Yes most of these add-ons/ suggestions, I’ve observed on various SUVs running here like the Fords, GMCs, Chevys etc. A little inspiration and adoption could make our best Safari better.

And here goes few pics. cheers:
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