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Old 5th August 2008, 22:38   #331
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Alright, the elephant and the mahout
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A rare white elephant at that !
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Alright, the elephant and the mahout
A modern mahout with a french beard and black glass and to control a nike shoes
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A bit difficult to drive in the city, but as someone had mentioned it before, once you get the knack, it can pace really well, esp on highways.

I use this only for long drives though.
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That is a BEAUTIFULLY maintained old Safari. She looks much fresher than my very abused 3.0!

I'd say this was the best-looking version of the Safari (the one with the headlamp washer mounts and the nudge-guard built into the bumper) - they really got it wrong with 3.0 and afterwards. Every car looks best as it was originally designed - redesigns rarely tend to look better.
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Vinu that really is a wonderfully maintained Safari there. Trust me the best I have seen till date in the range of the older safari's.

Looks really subtle and brilliant. Full 10 marks.
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Hey, thanks for all the compliments. Takes a bit of effort to maintain it that way.

People at Prerana motors(blr dealer & TASS) run when they see me. they are sick & tired of my myriad requests at making the vehicle run & look better.

So sick of me that they have asked me to sell my other vehicle to them - a 2005 Sumo Victa turbo - which is better maintained than the Safari.

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Hey, thanks for all the compliments. Takes a bit of effort to maintain it that way.

People at Prerana motors(blr dealer & TASS) run when they see me. they are sick & tired of my myriad requests at making the vehicle run & look better.

So sick of me that they have asked me to sell my other vehicle to them - a 2005 Sumo Victa turbo - which is better maintained than the Safari.

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JKdas,

Very civilised Mahout for an uncivilised Beast.

Nice pic dude.

kudos to you man and as Riju says full 10.

Keep it going dude, "that safari started it all and rest they say is history" Nothing to beat the king of Indian SUV's

DIESELONE.

Greatt.. Pics man and your Beast looks awsome amidst the sorroundings.

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Hey, thanks for all the compliments. Takes a bit of effort to maintain it that way.

People at Prerana motors(blr dealer & TASS) run when they see me. they are sick & tired of my myriad requests at making the vehicle run & look better.

So sick of me that they have asked me to sell my other vehicle to them - a 2005 Sumo Victa turbo - which is better maintained than the Safari.

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Vinu sir no worries, but i did not come to know why they are asking to give the Sumo instead of your Safari to them.

If they take your Safari they can be happy as you will not be putting myriad request to them for making your vehicle run & look better.
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These are the photos before i changed anything for my love, not that i have changed much. I now have Hijoin Alloys and a few cosmetic changes, will post those pictures shortly.
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Raghu, they want the Victa becoz they know that I have spend lots to maintain it.

Rattling sounds coming from the car makes me mad and to make such sounds disappear from a Victa means lots of money. For eg. after a trip to an estate, both the front door powerwindow units got partially detached from its rivets and started rattling badly. Welded it back. Came out again in a month after a drive on broken roads. Welding again would have made it unusable.
Finally had to replace both units at Rs 4500/- each.

In the last three yrs I would have spend atleast 20000/- just to stop such noises in the car.

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These are the photos before i changed anything for my love, not that i have changed much. I now have Hijoin Alloys and a few cosmetic changes, will post those pictures shortly.
Ramkumar atlast you were able to post the pictures, nice looking Safari with the black and grey combination.

Which are those tyres, i do not think that is a stock tyres ??? but nice looking...

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Ramkumar atlast you were able to post the pictures, nice looking Safari with the black and grey combination.

Which are those tyres, i do not think that is a stock tyres ???
Yes it suddenly worked didnt know why it didnt work earlier.
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Ramkumar atlast you were able to post the pictures, nice looking Safari with the black and grey combination.

Which are those tyres, i do not think that is a stock tyres ??? but nice looking...
Ram kumar nice pics there and a good color too.

Gowdre the tyres are stock but Apollo .

I was offered the same tyres inspite of insisting on Bridgestone. Finally got the Bridgestone during delivery.
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Ram kumar nice pics there and a good color too.

Gowdre the tyres are stock but Apollo .

I was offered the same tyres inspite of insisting on Bridgestone. Finally got the Bridgestone during delivery.
I have changed the tyres to Yoko now along with the alloys but yes they were apollo Hawkz which i got stock.

They used to make a lot of noise while driving but the yokos are more silent.
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Ram kumar nice pics there and a good color too.

Gowdre the tyres are stock but Apollo .

I was offered the same tyres inspite of insisting on Bridgestone. Finally got the Bridgestone during delivery.

@ Pavan - it's looking good with those tyres...

@ Ram - how is the comfort on those tyres and good you were able to post it, post more and more pictures.

@ Vinu - Good going sir & is the rattling sounds still coming even after spending so much and why don't you try other guys for servicing like Manipal, i get my Safari serviced at Manipal and guys are very close and sort out the problems immediately...

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