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Old 6th June 2006, 18:51   #16
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if i go for a tata safari, i can afford only the LX 4X2 version. Now my primary concern about this is that in the LX version there s no roof mounted AC for the rear seats. ARe there rear vents at all? if not how good is the AC for the people seated in the rear.
Speak to Nitin. He has an LX too (4X4, though). There are rear vents at feet level, if I'm not mistaken.
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ok Nitin.... can you give info about the features in the lx.
does it come with the chrome plated front grill?
are their rear ac vents ?
How much is the Safari Lx 4X2 on road (preferably in hyderabad??)
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if i go for a tata safari, i can afford only the LX 4X2 version. Now my primary concern about this is that in the LX version there s no roof mounted AC for the rear seats. ARe there rear vents at all? if not how good is the AC for the people seated in the rear.
Yes, there are vents for middle row at foot level.
In and around Bangalore, with 4 people in the car, I have seldom used the AC above fan speed 2. Even then, rear seat people complain its too cold. However, Hyderabad in summer would be a different case altogether.
I am told by the dealer that a roof mounted AC can be fitted after-market at a cost of 20K+.
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thanks for all that info.... now if someone could give me the exact figures. btw.... how does the chrome grill cost in case the dealer refuses to give it as a standard fitting.
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Although the DICOR has great ride, I suggest you go in for the Innova if VFM, resale and reliability are on the top of your priority list.
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Hey sunith,

I agree with you on the looks of scorpio.

I would like to know if the safari u are going 2 buy is a 4X4 or not.

Never even think of sierra, it's outdated.

Safari is a good option, as per all the reviews by all auto gurus - safari is heavy .the new dicor would have been better with a bit more powerfull engine @least 15 BHp more to carry this heavy body.

Any way as of today the Tata safari dicor doesn't meet all the requirements of a true international SUV.

In india since we don't have much option Dicor is a good choice.
Go 4 it. Do what what ur heart says. Listen 2 ur heart .

Chevy forrester has always complaints from many customers.
Ford endeavor is very heavy with small engine. so out of question.

One appreciable SUV in it's class is HONDA CRV
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One appreciable SUV in it's class is HONDA CRV
IMHO honda CRV, jsut like forrestor, is not a true SUV. its good as a ego booster in the city but not on the highway, more so on the rugged terrains.

i wud consider safari as a true off raoder alongwith tuscon.
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Hi Naveendhayni

I agree both safari and tucson is good .

but what's wrong with CRV??????. ( it's can't be said as HARD SUV but in soft category it can stand in line with safari and tucson these both are also not HARD SUV).

But i would like to know howz it not a choice technically???

just 4 knowledge sake....
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If you are not looking for sheer offroading.... i.e just a few stints here and there ..then you should seriously consider the FIAT Adventure... It is very good value for money and since you are looking at normal usage...you may not require a diesel.... A very safe and solid car for around 6L....
Test drive it , you will surely like it!!...

As far as safari and scorpio goes, safari is just miles ahead in terms of comfort....

From where did they those tail lamps for the new scorpio I think Mahindra could have done much better with the new scorpio....
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but what's wrong with CRV??????.
just 4 knowledge sake....
Get under the CRV's front end and measure the ground clearance.. It seems to be lower than many sedan cars.. There is no way it can ever get off the tarmac.. Hence not a SUV..
Also a petrol guzzler with a mileage of 6kmpl which most of us cant afford..
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After riding shotgun on the Safari DiCOR at the national team-bhp meet in Goa.

I've become a die hard Safari fan.Everyone who had a ride in Steeroid's Dicor will vouch for it.

Its better in comfort, performance, Fuel-efficiency, ride......
The build quality everywhere is TOP NOTCH. No compromises.
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After riding shotgun on the Safari DiCOR at the national team-bhp meet in Goa.I've become a die hard Safari fan.Everyone who had a ride in Steeroid's Dicor will vouch for it.
Thanks, but THAT good? Perhaps I've been too critical, or have set my expectations too high.

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The build quality everywhere is TOP NOTCH. No compromises.
I agree with the rest of what you said, but the build quality has scope for improvement. The good part is that there havent been any rattles after thrashing it around quite a bit. Trust me, I do throw it around...
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so safari seems to have won a lot of fans around here ..
then safari it is...
will be buying it within the next month or two...once i get my first pay check
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GREAT man. GO ahead. I will be following your foot steps in a few months. The SAFARI is the best you can get for the money you pay. Buy Scorpio if they give it to you in the 6.5-7 lakh price band. Now Just compare it. What sense does it make for the extra money they ask.???

Enjoy your ride with the SAFARI LX. Its the best "value for money".
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Dude,

Go for the safari LX. Its a excellent VFM.
I have LX 4x2 and quiet satisfied with it as of date..

PS: I read somewhere in a post that the internal rating of the this 407 derived engine is close to 5lac kms..
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...or-owners.html (For Prospective Dicor owners)
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