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Old 30th April 2009, 13:15   #1366
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Now anyway those since the SLE is available without the electronics, there should be no debate on whether they are useless or otherwise. Anyone who wants them can pay the extra dough and be happy.
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saw this pic in another forum. now this is the older 2.6 CRDe. the scorpio is at 170 kmph.
now since the mHawk has 5 bhp more & is 80 kgs lighter, does that mean it can go faster, maybe till 175 kmph? i have only tried till 165 kmph!
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depends on the road also.
maybe he was on a downhill
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also, 1 more thing to note here that the switch for the 'hazard lights' in this scorpio is on the steering column, whereas on my scorpios, it has always been on the dash!
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saw this pic in another forum. now this is the older 2.6 CRDe. the scorpio is at 170 kmph.
now since the mHawk has 5 bhp more & is 80 kgs lighter, does that mean it can go faster, maybe till 175 kmph? i have only tried till 165 kmph!
Does'nt matter how fast a car or SUV can go BUT what matters is how fast it can brake when required to.
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saw this pic in another forum. now this is the older 2.6 CRDe. the scorpio is at 170 kmph.
now since the mHawk has 5 bhp more & is 80 kgs lighter, does that mean it can go faster, maybe till 175 kmph? i have only tried till 165 kmph!
Raj: The listed maximum speed for the Scorpio with a MHawk engine is 156kmph. The 170 kmph may be due to a downhill run or some speedo error too.I have not tried the maximum speed on my Scorpio as its within the running in period.
The old convention for placement of hazard light controls by automobile manufacturers was on the top of the steering column just near the steering.So all older cars follow this convention. Now this has been shifted to the dash centre and the switch is triangular with a backlit red triangle. So in all newer cars we find this switch, which can be mistaken for the AC on/off switch by many.
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Old 1st May 2009, 20:19   #1372
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If there is one thing more crazier than driving a Scorpio at 170 kmph it's taking a picture while doing it. No offence to Scorpio or Safari fans but these vehicles have fairly dated platforms and it is not safe to be at regularly drien at these speeds unless ofcourse it is a one off to over take or something.
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If there is one thing more crazier than driving a Scorpio at 170 kmph it's taking a picture while doing it. No offence to Scorpio or Safari fans but these vehicles have fairly dated platforms and it is not safe to be at regularly drien at these speeds unless ofcourse it is a one off to over take or something.
Driving a Scorp @ 170 kmph on a downhill or on an airstrip is waking up YAMARAJ...... I'd rather he has his beauty sleep

These trucks are not designed for high-speed runs, needs to be driven with responsibility and maturity. Like Chaxy said, any fool can stomp on the accelerator, needs wisdom to use the brakes and gears.

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hello ramkya sir, long time no see!
maybe this guy was checking the top speed of his vehicle, which explains why he captured the moment.
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Well whoever he is, he's done a great job of drivng at 170 and managing to click the pic at the same time. Sure must have been in a very "compromising" position at the time.
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WOW! thats a lot for a scorpio! I am sure he has to be on a down hill. I dont think scorp can go that high on a straight stretch.

And from personal experience of high speeds like this I would totally agree with ramkya1 about awaking the YAMRAJ (thankfully my days of challenging death are over)I hope the other dare devils learn it before something bad happens
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Old 5th May 2009, 10:54   #1377
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As a Scorpio owner driver who uses both city roads and highways/ hill roads a great deal - I want to put on record that I personally DO NOT ENDORSE this type of simultaneous high speed driving and photography at all. While it is true that the person himself is at high risk, let us remember the passengers AND all other Road Users who may be in the vicinity at the same time.
While I dont want to sound sanctimonious, I think as responsible TBHP members, this type of thing should be actively discouraged.
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Hi, last week I explored the Belapur (Navi Mumbai) hills for the first time, excellent road and excellent view. Posting some pictures of my Scorpio.
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this comment my friend, is bang on
frankly we were debating a lot last year on this forum as to Mahindra's likely strategy and everything. In a sense I wish I had waited a year before buying
but in hindsight Ive enjoyed my 2.6 a great deal this last one year.
and anyway, with each passing year, better things will keep coming out

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I think it is fine to have the electronics in the high end version and I am sure who want these features like yourself will appreciate them. My point was that for someone who wanted the mhawk engine but not the extra electronics/price that came with the V series there was no choice so for someone with a budget constraint would have to go for the older CRDe mill.

But in the revised scrorpio range you can get the mhawk performance across the range including the LX which I think is nice.
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great pics upreti. your scorp is really well maintained, despite the issues that keep cropping up.
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