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Old 23rd September 2010, 19:34   #2371
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Guys, were you aware of this SERVICE PLANNER thingy? Good initiative by Mahindra.

Anyone tried it?


Also, i have an incident to share:

A close friend of mine was interested in the scorpio or safari. 3 days back, he was test driving the vehicle & was driving at around 70-80 kmph when the sales guy was explaining something about the auto wipers & he looked down to see the switch & missed a cyclist cutting across his path. to avoid the cyclist, he had to swerve hard to the left & braked hard. there was a 6 ft deep ditch on the left & the vehicle went nose first into the ditch! except the sales guy, everybody was wearing a seat belt & nobody got hurt. my friend was damn scared as he says the general policy is you will have to shell out 60% of the expenses if you damage the test drive vehicle.

a crane had to be called to pull the scorpio out of the ditch. To his suprise, except a scratch & small dent on the front bumper, the vehicle was totally intact & fine. the vehicle was taken to the A.S.S for a complete examination, especially of the suspension & everything was found to be alright with the only expense being some Rs. 2000 of painting front bumper. As a goodwill gesture, they dint claim any compensation from him.

the next day he went to the same showroom & booked a black Scorpio VLX 4x2. he seems to be very impressed by the vehicle's build. his message to me reads- "dude, the scorpio is truly mightly muscular!"

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Old 24th September 2010, 11:33   #2372
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Guys, were you aware of this SERVICE PLANNER thingy? Good initiative by Mahindra.
Anyone tried it?
Also, i have an incident to share:

A close friend of mine was interested in the scorpio or safari. 3 days back, he was test driving the vehicle & was driving at around 70-80 kmph when the sales guy was explaining something about the auto wipers & he looked down to see the switch & missed a cyclist cutting across his path. to avoid the cyclist, he had to swerve hard to the left & braked hard. there was a 6 ft deep ditch on the left & the vehicle went nose first into the ditch! except the sales guy, everybody was wearing a seat belt & nobody got hurt. my friend was damn scared as he says the general policy is you will have to shell out 60% of the expenses if you damage the test drive vehicle.

a crane had to be called to pull the scorpio out of the ditch. To his suprise, except a scratch & small dent on the front bumper, the vehicle was totally intact & fine. the vehicle was taken to the A.S.S for a complete examination, especially of the suspension & everything was found to be alright with the only expense being some Rs. 2000 of painting front bumper. As a goodwill gesture, they dint claim any compensation from him.

the next day he went to the same showroom & booked a black Scorpio VLX 4x2. he seems to be very impressed by the vehicle's build. his message to me reads- "dude, the scorpio is truly mightly muscular!"
Hi Raj, I registered in the Service Planner immediately after purchasing 2 years back.

Till date I have not received a single alert / reminder. So as far as my personal experience goes it is as worthless as the service being provided at the A.S.S.

And as far as your friend's incident is concerened, thankfully every one was safe and not much damage happened. There is no doubt that the Scorpio is indeed mighty muscular as far as the strength of the body goes.
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Old 24th September 2010, 12:52   #2373
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Hi Raj, I registered in the Service Planner immediately after purchasing 2 years back.

Till date I have not received a single alert / reminder. So as far as my personal experience goes it is as worthless as the service being provided at the A.S.S.
thanks for clearing that. i have got similar response from other friends too.
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Old 25th September 2010, 12:33   #2374
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Was deleting all old files from from my PC when i found this old video of my scorpio, thought of posting it here. i was attempting a 0-100 kmph acceleration timing!

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Was deleting all old files from from my PC when i found this old video of my scorpio, thought of posting it here. i was attempting a 0-100 kmph acceleration timing!
Nice one Raj, what was the figure, and where did you attempt this ?
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Thanks. This one was attempted in a private runway used for landing small private aircrafts.

i had attempted 3-4 times & the best one was 13.9 seconds. the video is not of that.
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Thanks. This one was attempted in a private runway used for landing small private aircrafts.

i had attempted 3-4 times & the best one was 13.9 seconds. the video is not of that.
Nice Video, did you measure the braking distance as well? and what a place to do all these testing. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 25th September 2010, 22:07   #2378
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I am against spirited driving on public roads. :-)

I involuntarily measured the braking in one of the runs where i was desperate to touch 120 kmph (in that small stretch) & in that process braked quite late towards the end of the runway. frankly, though the SUV halted in a unfussy manner & in a straight line, but i could feel the ABS kick in (the surface was very dusty) & i felt the SUV took a long time to halt, maybe because of the ABS.
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Good to see lot of Scorp pictures in the forum. It costed me the weekend to go through the complete thread, but i was amazed with the quality of photos and the dedication. You alll deserve a big round of applause..

The safari thread is also very active and i saw it is going neck-to-neck with number of replies.. keep it going.

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My 2007 Dx scorpio...



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just for the record have sold the scorpio well i am out of here and back to a safari but must say the scorp is a awesome vehicle to have just wish it had more interior space and wouldnt bounce around as much then it would be unbeatable.had loads of fun wit her you guys take care see you.
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Old 9th October 2010, 14:54   #2382
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@ kamat: no need to leave this thread buddy. so what if you have sold your scorpio? you should still pour in your valuable comments & suggestions.

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Old 13th October 2010, 09:13   #2383
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Some offroading in my 4x4
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PS: This is taken by one of my friend, Camera : Nikon D3000

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Thats awesome Pramod. i guess this is your wallpaper now!
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pramod no offense but then it looks a little too overdone. Too much of haloing around the trees. Also why is that you never shot a full frame of the Scorp' ?
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