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Old 22nd August 2006, 20:14   #16
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innova without power steering as a family car any comments
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Old 22nd August 2006, 20:24   #17
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well, if the driver (you or whoever) is comfortable driving it .. shouldn't be a problem at all.

For one its about getting used to it.... for a few days i got used to honda city .. then the wagonR's power steering felt HEAVY.

But do try it.. to see if its not too heavy to handle while parking etc.
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For one its about getting used to it.... for a few days i got used to honda city .. then the wagonR's power steering felt HEAVY.

But do try it.. to see if its not too heavy to handle while parking etc.
Yes, I have talked to at least ten people who drive non-power steering cars and when given power steering one, they were not satisfied. Some said 'Naam bade, darshan thode!' Some said, I was more comfortable with my car's steering. So, its all about getting used to.

Anyways IMHO, Innova looks big from outside, even more from inside but is a very decent car.
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Old 24th October 2006, 22:09   #19
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Need to revive this thread again since my heart beats for an MUV/SUV only try as much as I did to go for an OHC/baleno.

My budget is around five lakhs

an added requirement:
The cost of spares should be low as well.

Also most muvs found run atleast 50k,so which is my safest bet after 50k, logic says toyota but since the qualis production has stopped worried about cost of its spares.

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Old 26th October 2006, 21:35   #20
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Mahindra Scorpio all the way dude! Spares and regular maintenance is dirt cheap! while Qualis spares are costly, not as cheap as the vehicle's category.
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Old 26th October 2006, 21:58   #21
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Hey insane great to have you back.

I have heard a lot of criticism about the scorpios handling[especially since I would have to settle with the earlier generation scorpio] thats the only thing stopping me from going and buying a scorpio right now itself.
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Old 29th October 2006, 10:32   #22
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Go for Scorpio man. It rocks!
I am using this from 2004 Jan. Did about 35K. No major problems. Maintenance is cheap. Driven about 100 - 120 KM speed in the highway. no issues. getting around 10.5 - 11 KMPL ( city + highway ) always AC is on. Using Hi speed diesel - BP.
Overall, I am happy very this one. It looks great in all aspects.
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Old 29th October 2006, 17:04   #23
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Some old team-bhp threads which I had overlooked till now but turning out to be really helpful atleast in the Qualis Vs Tavera question:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...vs-bolero.html (Tavera Vs Qualis Vs Bolero)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...vs-qualis.html (Tavera vs Qualis)


Now these were some posts which I was desperately searching for:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/34080-post19.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/34081-post21.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/34083-post22.html

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I would recommend the Qualis since it's a good, reliable, low-maintenance car. The Scorpio would be poor in comparison especially since you would be getting a earlier-generation version.

It is a common misconception that the Scorpio is reliable but in reality the eariler-generations models were completely the opposite. They had horrid niggling faults with not only the usual Electrics etc. but also with their Gearboxes, Suspensions etc.. And the less said about their handling the better.

If you're looking at some comfortable, hassle-free motoring I would blindly recommend the Qualis. Do not even think about buying the Scorpio or Tavera.
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Hey insane great to have you back.

I have heard a lot of criticism about the scorpios handling[especially since I would have to settle with the earlier generation scorpio] thats the only thing stopping me from going and buying a scorpio right now itself.

Rahul, i got only one thing to say u...

TEST DRIVE EM! take it for a spin, a second hand car if u looking , will not be a problem if u take a longer spin on the highway, so take it there and see how YOU fell of its handling. If u think its good, buy it up!

Yes, the handling is better in Tavera and Qualis but the scorpio is not that bad, once u get used to it, u know how to handle it around corners. But the other comforts that scorpio would give u, the Tavera and Qualis will never. Qualis is all outdated, so forget about it. Tavera...still looks like the revamped version of a Qualis. Scorpio has looks, feel, great drivability, nice suspensions, but handling is something to get used to, not a very big issue, IMHO...

So take it for a ride, thru few curves at speed, and u will know at what speed to make the turns. just a matter of getting used to it.

PS: I am always around mate, if u dont find me around, can always pm me if u have more doubts on the Scorpio.

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