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Old 30th March 2006, 21:25   #1
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Of late, I have developed a liking towards Jeeps and Pick-ups. My eyes first fell on the monstrous TATA 207, it proved to be a lill' expensive and cramped, now I'm eyeing the Mahindra Bolero DI Turbo, cost is perfect, its huge, handles well. The reason I started looking for such vehicles, is that every time we plan a drive, bad roads are inevitable, hence I have made my choice, now the rest depends on you guys opinions.
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Check out the new Tata Mobile or sumtin..dunno if its the model ur talkin abt. The Bolero is also pretty tuf, but don't expect a soothing ride in any of these
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Test drive the new Scorpio, or if you have the budget go for the Safari Dicor and forget bad roads.

See my signature, too.
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Hummer!!!!! think no more.. you'l just have to buy yourself a petrol pump along with the car..lol..j/k..the dicor i've heard is really good for indian roads..i'll second steeroid
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Safari will give u a comfy ride..,best 4 pothholed roads(provided u can maintain it- a bit expensive)
Bolero is a also a good chioce( less costly, so a bit less comfy too)
if u r on a budget 50k excess for a bolero, i would adicve u to go for a bolero and LOAD it with all goodies

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There is the all famous Land Cruiser too!! Mention ur budget otherwise this thing could be goin all the way
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Gypsy King 1.3 litre soft top with big radials. You can get an A/C fitted too. Frankly there isn't any other jeep that can offroad like a Gypsy. Only problem is the people in the back will hate you.

If petrol's a problem then look at the Mahindra Classic, it's another great jeep.
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the 207 DI is the perfect car for such things. muscular built good for the city as well as the highway. infact its used by the england fire department also.
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talking about potholes...


look at this website...
http://www.bangalorepotholes.com/

you cant stop laughing...
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What about Omni, very nice for bad roads.
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I would prefer anything from Tata or mahindra. They are sturdy and good to take on bad roads.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MexXxentric
Safari will give u a comfy ride..,best 4 pothholed roads(provided u can maintain it- a bit expensive)
Bolero is a also a good chioce( less costly, so a bit less comfy too)
if u r on a budget 50k excess for a bolero, i would adicve u to go for a bolero and LOAD it with all goodies

Drive Safe
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" life is nothing but making smart compromise"
I'm all set to go with the Bolero, kinda like its straight lines and that solid built feel, sits lower than the Safari and is smaller in size overall which is what I liked. Are there any mechanical or maintainance issues to be concerned about with the Bolero??

My Budget: Not to exceed 5.50L.

Concern:-
Now, i'm in another fix, that is, whether to go for the Bolero IDI engine (which has a better top speed and higher fuel consumption) or the Bolero DI Turbo ( which has a low fuel consumption less maintainance and slightly lower top speed)

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Keep Fiat adventure as an option too...test drive and decide...
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I would prefer anything from Tata or mahindra. They are sturdy and good to take on bad roads.
Why dont you take a test drive of the new tata tl 4x4 and 4x2? Costs between 5.8lac and 7.5 lac (not ex showroom but on road, mumbai) and comes loaded with basics like
tubeless tires
power steering
tilt steering
a/c
bull bar and anti roll bar
4x4 option
single and dual cabs too
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Keep Fiat adventure as an option too...test drive and decide...
Honestly, that's great, thanks for reminding me about that good vehicle, but my concern is again "BAD ROADS", how well does Adventure handle such roads and what's the current cost??
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