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Old 26th December 2016, 11:18   #16
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Between the Bolero & TUV300, it's no contest. The TUV300 walks all over Mahindra's antique workhorse. It's a big step forward for Mahindra in that segment. The only problem with the original launch spec was the lack of horsepower, but that was eventually fixed in the update.

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Long time I haven't posted. We need to buy a second go-anywhere car for home.
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I considered various small cars but it needed to be slightly higher as Mom's pretty old now, and ingress and egress would be a problem.
Problem with any body-on-frame UV.

For your usage (since the requirement is comfort & a smaller footprint), I'd also recommend the monocoques - Ertiga, EcoSport, Mobilio (phenomenal discounts), Vitara Brezza & Renault Lodgy. Including the Lodgy only because of the massive price cut & its 'magic carpet' ride quality which will be a boon on those kind of roads.

Rest assured, unless you need to carry heavy loads or offroad, the monocoques will last just as long as the body-on-frames. Plus, their narrower width will make it easy to manouveur through your town.
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Thank you for all the feedback guys. I decided to go for the option of a small car for town and children's school duties.

Right now we have the Innova for family and highway duties, my personal Fiesta Sport and the Gypsy for Heavy work.

Was on the verge of getting a Wagon R - the sensible choice, but decided to book the Ignis. Will probably get it if it isn't priced too high. Or else I'll choose between the Wagon R and the Tata Tiago.

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.... And if you are open to other cars, consider the small crossover SUV's like the Ecosport or Brezza.
Ecosport or Brezza are front wheel drive vehicles so not real SUVs. They won't be able to get you out of trouble on broken hilly roads any better than a car with good G.C. A true SUV would at least have rear wheel drive power transmission.
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Ecosport or Brezza are front wheel drive vehicles so not real SUVs. They won't be able to get you out of trouble on broken hilly roads any better than a car with good G.C. A true SUV would at least have rear wheel drive power transmission.
Actually anything without a 4x4 is not a true SUV, Rwd or Fwd does not make them any more capable, locals at all hilly locations have all kinds and Fwd and Rwd, all of them work just fine. For really tough stuff, 4x4 is required.
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Actually anything without a 4x4 is not a true SUV, Rwd or Fwd does not make them any more capable, locals at all hilly locations have all kinds and Fwd and Rwd, all of them work just fine. For really tough stuff, 4x4 is required.
The most problematic situation is when one encounters broken stretch while going uphill. In RWD vehicle the load bias shifts to rear wheels which helps in establishing more traction. For the same reason, the front wheels in FWD vehicle tend to lose traction and freewheel.
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The Bolero was even then the most sought after personal and also official vehicle. Most of the Sikkim Ministers and bureaucrats had an official Bolero. I am not sure as to what their official vehicle is right now ?

In fact, Mahindra taxis apart from Sumos and Taveras too are seen all around performing their duties from Siliguri to Gangtok and beyond Gangtok and so on.
Hello, the Bolero still holds good for our terrains here now, although unlike the days you were posted here, ministers and top bureaucrats have graduated to Fortuner, Scorpio S10+ but still majority of the Government Vehicles are Boleros. TUV on the other hand has not found much takers primarily due to less torque and its consequences.
Taxi segment is primarily dominated by old age Mahindra Maxx and Sumos and Xylos and Innovas.
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