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Old 15th January 2009, 09:10   #871
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Awesome beast RAM, impeccably maintained.

What engine does it come with, is it the RENAULT one?

Must be a joy to pilot, without the noise, vibrations and sluggishness of a Diesel engine.

Imagine doing Kashmir at the peak of militancy in 2006.

Please don't answer one question that everyone is going to throw at your now, 'MILEAGE KYA HAI'. I think of it this way, if you are using it sparingly, can afford to spend on fuel, and don't want to sell it at all, then Petrol is good. The problem is since there are not too many around, parts for the engine would mean extended stays at the service station till the parts arrive, but all the Sheikhs in the desert drive Petrol SUVs and SUVs perform their best in Petrol mode.

Its all the skewed policy making of the Government, susbidising Diesel and over taxing Petrol, bringing about a huge price difference.

Good to see you enjoying your ride, and that is a nice fancy number you have, if I spot you in Bangalore, will pull over and say 'Hi'
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Old 15th January 2009, 09:25   #872
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Hi,

Very aptly said. This Safari has been tremendously faithful to me and in that I think I have recovered full value. It comes with an inhouse DOHC petrol 2100cc engine - if I recall right the Scorpio Petrol version came with the Renault engine - I think it still does for the xport market.

About fuel consumption, I will always measure it comensurating with the size of the vehicle, engine, and all the muck in the trunk it carries on long journeys. But as you said at the end of the day, its like driving a car, has fantastic acceleration and ride, with quality niggles much less compared to its deisel sibling. As regards the spares, I havent had much problem so far with the dealer, hopefully I will not touch the engine for some more time.

As I said before, I bought the car with more heart than head and perhaps it is about a relationship that one builds with his car that turns into a faithful companion. It reposes confidence every time it comes into the garage after yet another journey that will be remembered for times to come.
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Old 15th January 2009, 09:35   #873
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Model: Tata Safari EXi 4x4 (Petrol)- July 2004
Purchased: August 2004

I had your Safari EXi 4x4 covered before in this post on this thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/suvs-m...ml#post1080181

and that picasa album

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Still love the old school style of Safari, twin headlights and the rectangular fogs.
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Old 15th January 2009, 10:24   #874
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Model: Tata Safari EXi 4x4 (Petrol)- July 2004
Purchased: August 2004
Ram, good to see your vehicle again. And kudos for keeping it in mint condition - the vehicle doesn't look anywhere near four & a half years oldcheers:
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Old 15th January 2009, 11:32   #875
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Ram : What a well maintained Safari that too in Black color and travelled through out the nation How do you maintain the exteriors ?
This 4X4 with grey interiors and cladding was quite practical and beautiful. The new EX 4x4 and Vx with beige interiors and bumper painted do not gel with image of 4x4 SUV.

Aman : Nice ride , I too saw a similar video on You tube few months back probably the owner is not on T-BHP.

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Hi:
Thanks for letting me know it looks good - I always thought I am not giving it the right treatment.

Every year I have given it a coat of wax polish; every other month (especially in the monsoon months) I give it a complete wash unless it is sent for service; and every 3 days in a week just the normal wipe.

Also remember to make your car look good on the snap give it a good wash and take the snap early morning when the sun is at the back of the car!..........cheers.....Ram
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but i made this video only 15 days ago. you might have seen something else dear pavan.
Might be, i saw this one, from the link below. Looks similar, but amazing.

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Might be, i saw this one, from the link below. Looks similar, but amazing.

Holy mother! That's an unregistered vehicle being given the treatment! I sincerely hope its the owner himself & not an unscrupulous dealer having some weekend fun!!!
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Holy mother! That's an unregistered vehicle being given the treatment! I sincerely hope its the owner himself & not an unscrupulous dealer having some weekend fun!!!
No, Suman, it looks like a very scrupulous dealer doing PDI!!
If anything has to fail, let it happen NOW!
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Holy mother! That's an unregistered vehicle being given the treatment! I sincerely hope its the owner himself & not an unscrupulous dealer having some weekend fun!!!

I share similar sympathies. Lord help the buyer.
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Anup, thats a good angle of thought!
However, going by most of us the PDIs are just hogwash!! Unless we go and check the car ourselves!!
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Anup, thats a good angle of thought!
However, going by most of us the PDIs are just hogwash!! Unless we go and check the car ourselves!!
Errr, I think Anup meant that as a joke.
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Errr, I think Anup meant that as a joke.
it can be true too.
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Might be, i saw this one, from the link below. Looks similar, but amazing.

Pavan that's a nice link and i hope he is the owner who was doing all sorts of things, i also found other offroading in the same link they are just mind blowing.

The tyres on those beast looks great and i guess those videos are not from India.
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Ram, good to see your EXi here. Superbly maintained.
I have seen it in Madras off and on - will stop you and say hello the next time I spot you.
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