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Old 15th September 2014, 22:48   #61
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Thanks for the offer to help Sanju. Where are you put up in Andheri. I have never seen a GV up close. Would be great if i can check out your GV. Since you have the 2.0L version, do you feel its sluggish or not a fast mover on the highways. Within Mumbai, anyways the speeds dont go beyond 40kmph (60kmph if you get lucky) so i dont care much for in city driving.

Would be great if you could share your views.

And i wouldnt dare ask about how it handles Mumbai's cratered bad roads lest Samurai San comes running after me with his sword as he has consistently mentioned that the GV is an awesome bad roader.


@Desmosedici i am at andheri 4 bungalows and you are welcome to take a test drive the GV over weekend.

My Daily ride is a maruti zen and the fastet car i have driven is a civic, so for me vitara is a mix of feeling also it s a bit slow in the first gear, but on the highway its not at all slow u can easily do 140. On the goa highway i have done 160 with 4 elders.

I have driven this suv on the old mumbai goa highway in the nights with an average speed of 60/80. On the Corners this is the best SUV i have driven till now with fantastic handing on the ghats, In the innova on the same route i was not at all confident, but vitara has changed the way i used to handle ghats.

My family loves we done couple of long drives on bad and good roads overall a fantastic vehicle.

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Old 16th September 2014, 15:45   #62
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Here is some pictures of vitara during a trip to lavasa@pune.
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It is not that great for city driving, but great for highway and bad roads.

Two bad road examples: [Watch in HD]



Thank You Samurai. That was some fast driving over those bad roads. i even saw a bus slow down. definitely confidence inspiring.

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@Desmosedici i am at andheri 4 bungalows and you are welcome to take a test drive the GV over weekend.

My family loves we done couple of long drives on bad and good roads overall a fantastic vehicle.
Thanks Sanju. I shall definitely get in touch with you soon and come over. I stay at Goregaon West, Link Road. Thanks for your feedback. Definitely helps. and thanks for adding the pics as well.
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It is not that great for city driving, but great for highway and bad roads.

Two bad road examples: [Watch in HD]



Seems like you love getting lost in this car that itself is a testament like an ad campaign. Really very confidence inspiring videos
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If you are a hardcore SUV lover, I suggest you go for the Safari Storme, which has the best SUV DNA of all the 3 cars.
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...Safari Storme, which has the best SUV DNA of all the 3 cars.
Vehicle with DNA???

Can you please elaborate?
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No experience of GV. But seeing people voting for a 4 years old GV over a brand new XUV or Storme, makes me think GV is some hell of a machine comapred to the other two in discussions.

If this is the case, then isn't it a disaster on part of MSIL that they failed to make a mark in SUV segment in India.
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I haven't bought yet, still deciding. Somebody today informed me that there is a pristine 2012 Captiva Auto diesel in similar price range.

With so many options, I mind keeps on wandering.
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Have you looked at Captiva going up in flames thread?
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Somebody today informed me that there is a pristine 2012 Captiva Auto diesel in similar price range.
Check this thread (My Horror Story: Chevrolet Captiva on Fire!). GM is doing lots of recalls in US and other countries.
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Random Cars by random manufacturers catch fire. I don't think a Captiva should be avoided just for that. Only one Captiva's fire issue is reported so far and as Samurai says, a recall is issued as well, so why avoid it?
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Random Cars by random manufacturers catch fire. I don't think a Captiva should be avoided just for that. Only one Captiva's fire issue is reported so far and as Samurai says, a recall is issued as well, so why avoid it?
Ahem, what you say doesn't match what the thread says. About 5 Captivas have caught fire and no recalls in India.

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Ahem, what you say doesn't match what the thread says. About 5 Captivas have caught fire and no recalls in India.
Ignorance is bliss then. I hadn't gone through the thread. Apologies
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Dont even think abt the captiva, definately it looks tempting with 6 airbags, but expensive spares, unavailability of spares, please do a search you will find number of horror stories. BTW one more vitara coming to my family...so hunt is on
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Some hunters are getting desperate too. Couple months back somebody way-laid me in the apartment building lift to inquire whether I am willing to sell my GV.
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