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Old 2nd July 2006, 14:38   #1
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Hi guys: I had almost made up my mind for the Aveo 1.4 or 1.6 but saw the news on Safari going for ~6,40,000. Though it will strech my budgets a bit but if I get a lot more space i'm willing to spend the extra.

Please point if:
- there are known major issues with its diesel engine?
- what is its FE (heck, whats the price of diesel in India at the moment?)
- Does it make sense to use it to commute within Delhi, to G'gaon, Noida or Dwarka with it... given the traffic snarls that happen somethimes?

Appreciate any info.

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Old 2nd July 2006, 15:11   #2
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Welcome to TBHP.

Please check out the review thread by Steeroid abt Safari Dicor. It will give you can idea abt the Dicor ( not teh TCIC Engine one).

Jumping from Sedan to SUV? First thing to do is testdrive both. And try thr Dicor not teh TCIC one as its underpowered.
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There is no point in comparing a car with an SUV..
First make up your mind ie car or SUV and petrol or diesel.

about the Safari,its a very comfortable car and the diesel engine has no issues..gives FE of about 11 in city...
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hai,
i also sow the safari ad for 6.4...
are there any changes in it whats the Difference in normal and this 6.4 model...
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It is the entry level TCIC engined Safari that is advertised for 6.4lakh. The DICOR entry level is 6.99lakh. If you can then the DICOR is th eone to go for. I drove a TCIC a few years ago and it was too slow for my liking.
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do we have a comparison here ?????
Aveo 1.4 vs. Safari .. man think twice.
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do we have a comparison here ?????
Aveo 1.4 vs. Safari .. man think twice.
@Indojinguy, I am not teasing you, but this is something like comparing Masala Dosai and Mutton Biriyani...

Why dont you ask a couple questions to the man in the mirror..."Do you drive inter-city or intracity more often", for e.g.
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get the safari boy, driving a jeep is a totally different and uncomparable experience. and tata has come a long way since they came with the first batch of safaris in 98, needless to say the niggles have surely come down wqith every passing year.

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Thanks for the information ppl.
I did/do want a sedan but more space for a little more dough is what gave me a toss up.

The more time I spend reading this site the more questions keep coming to the mind...

I have some on the Petra now... I'll post on the right thread.

Cheers.
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Forget Dicor, go for Aveo or some other petrol sedan. Live tension-free, cool life.
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a safari at around 7 lakhs gives you maximum bang for the buck, have driven my uncle's aveo 1.4, and i'm telling you no matter how much saif praises its performance, there's just nothing special or different about it.

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does the safari have the power to do a powerslide as shown on TV..?? Any Safari - Petrol / TCIC / DICOR..I believe not...
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does the safari have the power to do a powerslide as shown on TV..?? Any Safari - Petrol / TCIC / DICOR..I believe not...
Hmmm.. how many of us buy a car to do powerslides?

Indojin-san, to answer your questions:
- no known issues with the Dicor engine. You just have to get used to its narrower power band. (Dont even consider buying TCIC)
- I get 10+ kmpl in city with AC on.. In Blr premium diesel is 37.xx Rs/lt.. In Delhi its 34.xx
- Safari would be good to do the long Delhi commutes.. Also, gives you advantage of size & safety on Delhi's crazy roads..

That said, you really need to decide SUV vs sedan before you go into details..
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does the safari have the power to do a powerslide as shown on TV..?? Any Safari - Petrol / TCIC / DICOR..I believe not...
I believe it was the then National Rally Champion that put the Dicor through that powerslide........no offence but why do you feel it can't be done? I mean perhaps not on our daily office-home route but its probably possible?
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- no known issues with the Dicor engine. You just have to get used to its narrower power band.
And that takes a lot of getting used to, does it not, Nitin?
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