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View Poll Results: Safari Dicor VX 4X4 or Endeavour XLT 4X4
Endeavour XLT 4X4 33 38.82%
Safari Dicor VX 4X4 52 61.18%
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Old 5th September 2006, 15:48   #16
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But one drawback could be that you would have to do a lot of R&D for TATA, so beware of that when buying a car with a new engine as TATA will outsource some development work to you too!!
You said it , which is why I'd probably be better off going for the existing 3 litre behemoth! Even one year plus down the road, they continue to have the same niggling issues though...ABS, power windows et al....its a feeling of Deja Vu!!
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You said it , which is why I'd probably be better off going for the existing 3 litre behemoth!
Try finding a good used one that has done at least 10k kms. The engine is really tight early on and smoothens out as it logs in the kms - mine's revving a lot better after 20k and I expect it to start hitting its prime after about 30k.
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4x4,...? are you looking at off-roading really when you say "go to the mountains"? both the huge beasts listed here are too underpowered with a eye-wash add-on labeled 4x4.

If you want to go to the mountains (read as: go and stay in a resort with your family well above Mean Sea Level), and still care for safety,... think about the Honda CRV. This satisfies all of your needs.

If you want to impress people with lots of metal and nothing inside the hood to pull all that, with a flashy silver label saying 4x4,... then out of both your choices the Endeavour is a better one.

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*POST DELETED* I think Suman knows what he wants.

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* Thanks for the delete* Steeriod, me too delete this one, I only posted my opinion in a public opinion poll. Sorry to the those who own these vehicles already.

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My money would go for Endeavor, Ford cars are more reliable than Tata cars!
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i've been through the same dilemma in the past few days

test drove a lot of cars i.e tucson, crv, safari, scorpio and safari

the best of the lot is crv
but our primary requirement being a seven seater tucson, crv is ruled out

well i dont have much trust on scorpio so the choice was b/w

safari , endeavour and innova


i didnt like the ride on safari and endeavour

plus the rear seat is rubbish


endeavour has a ladder chasis which is wayyyyy obselete

safari's dicor engine is not much a difference than its predecessor


i already have an innova in my dad's company so have driven it a few times

and the car is simply amazing

perfect in every way except the exterior looks
check out its interior, the refined engine

the gears are short but it is pleasent to drive in traffic

you dont get the feeling youre driving a big car

so finally we've decided for an innova and ill get a body kit and alloys put on
to compensate for its bland looks
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undoubtedly the Endeavour.
No comparison between the Dicor and the Endeavour

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both are bad....but then the tata ....would be a winner in this..since its much cheaper than fords biggie.....and its tata...so spares should be a lot cheaper than the fords.
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4x4,...? are you looking at off-roading really when you say "go to the mountains"? both the huge beasts listed here are too underpowered with a eye-wash add-on labeled 4x4.

If you want to go to the mountains (read as: go and stay in a resort with your family well above Mean Sea Level), and still care for safety,... think about the Honda CRV. This satisfies all of your needs.

If you want to impress people with lots of metal and nothing inside the hood to pull all that, with a flashy silver label saying 4x4,... then out of both your choices the Endeavour is a better one.
Definitely off-roading ability to take me out of trouble once in a while when I venture beyond the resort

Maybe I'm biased but I would hesitate to take a Honda CRV to some of the corners of Himachal (and beyond) that I've been to......wouldn't hesitate to take the Dicor or Endy though. I would also have to be as careful with the CRV in day to day city driving as with the Fiesta simply because its not the kind of vehicle with which you can "carve a road" through traffic

Besides......diesel remember? Can't afford a 7 kmpl petrol guzzling beast....would rather retain the Ikon then with its 10kmpl plus!

No offense to any CRV owners by the way
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safari's dicor engine is not much a difference than its predecessor
Congrats on your decision to buy the Innova but are you sure about above statement?

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Go for the Dicor Suman... Nothing comes close to the plush ride it offers on our roads and spaciousness. I get a mileage of 11 in the city and 14 on the highways. I commute daily for about 80kms through the NCR traffic and yes it does make a difference to your fuel bill when you switch to diesel power as I too did so from my Ikon apart from tackling the mad delhi traffic ( moreover the Cabbies )...
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I get a mileage of 11 in the city and 14 on the highways.
How come I never see these figures that everyone else seems to be getting?
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Go for the Dicor Suman... Nothing comes close to the plush ride it offers on our roads and spaciousness. I get a mileage of 11 in the city and 14 on the highways. I commute daily for about 80kms through the NCR traffic and yes it does make a difference to your fuel bill when you switch to diesel power as I too did so from my Ikon apart from tackling the mad delhi traffic ( moreover the Cabbies )...
Thanks for your inputs and its good to hear of another bhpian doing that kind of daily mileage...thought I was the only lunatic around these parts covering that much every day!
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How come I never see these figures that everyone else seems to be getting?
Because you are spending most of your time chasing RDs at 140 kmph ???

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How come I never see these figures that everyone else seems to be getting?
So how much are you getting steer? I got 7.8 in my last fill up inside the city and 11.5 on my trip to kottayam. Actually not so bad for the monster, and I constantly red line. (If u can call 3000 rpm a redline!!!)

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Go for the Dicor, boss. I've fallen in love with it. I'm thinking of various ways to sway my family away from the Verna to this behemoth. And you can lord it over Endys, Tucsons, Prados, and all those shorter forms of life.

Once the 2.2 comes out, and if Tata can improve quality by another 15-20%, I see no reason why anyone would buy any other SUV. The car is terrific VFM even right now.
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