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Old 1st February 2008, 18:39   #181
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The animosity levels are too high for a scorpio!!!!!!
Hope Team BHP does not ban Scorpio owners on this forum.
C'mon folks lets accept that it is the man behind the wheel who matters on any car.It may be true that the vehicle looks intimidating to other road users.Indian Psyche is to do just that..
I drive my SX-4 and Scorpio .Most vehicles give way for the suv.
It is this feeling of power which corrupts some.Not all!
Blistering Barnacles !!!!!!!! This thread is very hilarious for a sober Scorpio driver, those who drive it rashly may feel hurt. Sober drivers understand the responsibility of driving a 2.5 ton beast and enjoy the ride.

Can't blame those who feel overtly angry at being swiped by a Scorpio, it can be a mean ram and some who have to look-up to the truck may also feel jilted!!!! Maybe these gents should start counting how many scorps are being driven decently......

The car is not to blame, the nut behind the wheel need to be screwed right......

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Old 1st February 2008, 18:45   #182
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Saw a really funny incident today. A mean looking black Scorpio fitted with every conceivable chrome ish extras being bullied by a huge black Q7!!
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Old 1st February 2008, 18:51   #183
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Useless vehicle driven by brain dead drivers most of the time.
Interesting, very interesting.
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I've never had trouble with scorpio drivers because, i dont try and fight them. but, on many occasions i chose to let them pass because i know if i stand up to them, they will escalate the issue.

i think the car is to blame too. there is plenty of road presence, plenty of low end torque, it allows the to spurt forward in traffic and keep up with smaller, nimbler cars.

we feel threatened because a large car is not meant to behave that way.

i remember when my dad let me drive his MM540, I would be rash, and looking for fights. if you give an immature person a car/jeep that can be used aggressively, this what will happen.

the scorpio has characteristics that can be misused by immature people. its not the car's fault, but the car contributes.

how threatening can you get with a Tucson? or a GV?
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how threatening can you get with a Tucson? or a GV?
It's not even in the same ball park as they are in a different league and they would be more concerned of the repair costs involved if any scrapes happen if they apply similar burst and spurts of speed as a scorpio
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It's not even in the same ball park as they are in a different league and they would be more concerned of the repair costs involved if any scrapes happen if they apply similar burst and spurts of speed as a scorpio
exactly! the scorpio is bigger, decently fast, has threatening sheetmetal and it is cheap(relatively). its the perfect bully, and the whole of india knows that.
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Just to reiterate my point here is a "review" on mouthshut about the car. I can't help but laugh.

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I bought this car in Aug 2005. I am a very staisfied customer. Look at the looks of this monster. I am in love with this car. The kind of respect you get when you are on the road is just superb. i am a

kind of a guy who likes power. So Scorpio was the car for me. Maruti Esteem a great car but 1300 CC...look at Scorpio 2600....just double....2 esteems makes one Scorpio....Any day, any time Scorpio is the best. Took this car out, and on all Terrains, performed very well....not a single problem. Its just like a small Dinosaur is running at 150 Km/hr. Awesome handling, awesome braking. Gives u a feeling like "Mere Baap Ki Road Hai" I seriously get this feeling when i am driving this powerfull monster. Imagine 2.6 Lts Crde Deisel Engine under the hood..Man that is what i call raw power.
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Silently reading all the Scorpio bashing posts left me fuming as the saying goes - " ek machli saare taalaab ko gandaa karti hai ".

But on the flip side, the bringing out of the 'virtues' of Scorpio because of which it is driven rashly, almost makes the Safari look like a mouse in comparison...!
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Its just like a small Dinosaur is running at 150 Km/hr. Awesome handling, awesome braking. Gives u a feeling like "Mere Baap Ki Road Hai" I seriously get this feeling when i am driving this powerfull monster.
I have to now Test drive the Scorpio for sure!
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i think the car is to blame too. there is plenty of road presence, plenty of low end torque, it allows the to spurt forward in traffic and keep up with smaller, nimbler cars.

we feel threatened because a large car is not meant to behave that way.
You mean, a large car having these attributes is to be "blamed"?


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i remember when my dad let me drive his MM540, I would be rash, and looking for fights. if you give an immature person a car/jeep that can be used aggressively, this what will happen.

the scorpio has characteristics that can be misused by immature people. its not the car's fault, but the car contributes.
Thats precisely the point.

However nimble the thing is at City speeds, on the highway though, it can be found wanting. Mid corner irregularities on the road surface unsettles it. Moreover even high speed poise isn't confidence inspiring.

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this question is like a joke i once heard - why does a dog lick its ba**s ?! Answer: Because it can !
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The car is not to blame, the nut behind the wheel need to be screwed right......

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haha..thats funny!!
The Scorpio is huge,and its ths heer size that gives its driver 'bragging rights'. Make way,here comes the monster! Stand in my path,and I'll trample you!
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Old 2nd February 2008, 13:20   #193
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[quote=gd1418;708268]Silently reading all the Scorpio bashing posts left me fuming as the saying goes - " ek machli saare taalaab ko gandaa karti hai ".
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That's really funny..........

Is it a Machli or a shark or a whale?

From the posts here it more like a shark (has a mind of its own )......... other small fish on its path seem to run helter-skelter.

This thread is turning out to be one of the best entertainers.

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thats right, if in do or die mode, its best you let him by. in a fair drag, most of the new hatches(Jk's little santro is a sleeper) will leave the scorpio standing. just that most scorpios compensate for their lack of pace, by using their bulk to bully smaller cars into submission.
It is true that in a fair drag, the Scorpio will win against the Santro. It has a marginally higher top speed (155 kmph?) versus the Xing's 150 kmph (and my old Santro does 145 on level ground in 4th gear). But "fair drags" do not happen in city traffic or on most of our highways. The smaller size and superior maneuverability of the Santro means that the Scorpio will lose, despite its marginally higher top speed, when competing with a Santro under these conditions. Note that a Scorpio could overtake a Santro in certain stretches, but eventually the Scorpio will disappear in the rear-view mirror under these conditions. Of course most Santro drivers are of very mild temperament and will not dream of trying to engage a Scorpio. But that does not say anything about the true capability of the Santro versus the Scorpio.

On the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, it is a different story. I have been overtaken by a couple of Scorpios when my speedo was reading 140+, and once while my speedo was reading 155 kmph (on a straight sloping stretch after the Kamshet tunnels on the way to Pune). But again, much of the Expressway is crowded these days and I think it would be a tough fight between Scorpio and Santro, especially Xing, even in Expressways if there is enough traffic. And in the Lonawala ghat section, the Scorpio will be left behind. I am talking of a well-maintained Santro with good tubeless tyres (not upsized).
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I love scorpios for one thing, they escort me on the highway....Whenever a rougue Scorpio( not the sane Scorpio probably driven by a TBhpian, ok!) turns up, let him over take...then keep a safe distance from him and use him as a battering ram to clear out the path for u! I keep doing this....and when the road is really clear and only when it is, will i make my lil move and leave him puffing and panting trying to keep up.
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