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Old 14th May 2007, 03:25   #31
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congo digital!
lets see the pics quick.
hope you really get to spin those wheels.happy driving!
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Congratulations Digitilmafia. Make sure you run in the truck nicely and have fun, all the best, enjoy your beast.
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Congratulations bro.. Enjoy the new truck..

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Congrats - are you coming to Ladakh with us?
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congrats man....enjoy the beast....safe driving...
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when can we have initial driving impressions and of course photos! not to forget those small small issues thats usual with even a brand new safari! ;-)
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Congrats, but wanted to compile a complete list of additional features in the EX Vs LX (as per TATA website) for the benefit of all.

EX contains these additional features:

- HVAC with Roof mounted feature
- Music system with Single CD player
- Analog clock
- Height aduster in Drivers seat
- Side Foot steps
- Keyless entry with Immobilizer
- 12V power point for middle row
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Old 26th June 2007, 15:08   #38
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On similar lines, there is >2 Lakh price difference between the SAFARI EX and the VX. Has someone done siimilar investigation on whether the additonal features are worth this much? Also does the ABS in the VX improve the breaking by a lot?
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- HVAC with Roof mounted feature
- Music system with Single CD player
- Analog clock
- Height aduster in Drivers seat
- Side Foot steps
- Keyless entry with Immobilizer
- 12V power point for middle row
Side foot steps are there in the lx version also. one thing missed from the above list is the rare defrogger.
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On similar lines, there is >2 Lakh price difference between the SAFARI EX and the VX. Has someone done siimilar investigation on whether the additonal features are worth this much? Also does the ABS in the VX improve the breaking by a lot?
Well, some of the additional stuff -

Driver & front passenger side airbags
ABS with EBD
Rear view camera with LCD in internal RVM
Leather upholstery
Body colored bumpers, side cladding & fifth wheel cover
Chrome plated grill
Alloy wheels (only the EX 4x4 has alloys, not the 4x2)
DVD player with two LCD screens
Rear fog lamps
Cubic print finish on central console

I would think it would all add up - while some of the stuff would be available as after-market fitments, you wouldn't get the Airbags (a pair itself would set you back quite a bit) or the ABS with EBD.

And yes, I find the ABS quite effective & it does make a difference in emergency stops
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though i feel its not that much worth to go in for ex over lx, but if budget is not constraint and security is important, then vx is good because of Airbags and ABS with EBD.
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Well, some of the additional stuff -

I would think it would all add up - while some of the stuff would be available as after-market fitments, you wouldn't get the Airbags (a pair itself would set you back quite a bit) or the ABS with EBD.

And yes, I find the ABS quite effective & it does make a difference in emergency stops

Suman, probably the airbags and the ABS are the only 2 things that you can not add to the EX.
When i spoke to the showroom guys, they told me that by spending something around 80k on the EX you can get most of the additional VX features on the EX. But the sad part is that this maount will get you the bells and whistles but the 2 main safety features get left out.
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Old 26th June 2007, 16:08   #43
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Heres the changed list

EX contains these additional features:

- HVAC with Roof mounted feature
- Music system with Single CD player
- Analog clock
- Height aduster in Drivers seat
- Keyless entry with Immobilizer
- 12V power point for middle row
- Demister on Rear Windscreen
- Body coloured ORVM's
- Gun metal central console (LX has silver)

VX contains these additional features Vs EX
- DVD player with two separate LCD screens conveniently mounted behind the front seat head-rests.
- Dual Airbags for Driver and Co-Driver
-Anti-Lock braking system with EBD
- Rear view camera for reversing with Camera in the IRVM
- Alloy wheel rims
- Leather Upholstery
- Body coloured bumpers
- Body coloured side cladding
- Body coloured spare wheel cover
- Cubic print central console
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And yes, I find the ABS quite effective & it does make a difference in emergency stops
ABS calls for another thread to be opened as I was reading somewhere....
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cars with anti-lock brakes are up to 65% more likely to be in fatal crashes than cars without them, says a new US study. It appears that the problem isn't with the technology, it's poor driving habits and lack of driver awareness on how the brakes operate. Driver who rely on technology instead of better driving habits to improve safety are driving down a dangerous road.
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ABS is primarily intended to help prevent the loss of control (caused by locked brakes), not to in some magical way make the brakes more effective at stopping the vehicle.
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In February of 1996 the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it had dropped the federal safety standard requirement for anti-lock brake systems on all new cars.
They did so because studies showed a 0% decrease in the overall number of accidents when comparing ABS equipped cars against those without ABS, AND because these studies showed a 40% increase in single vehicle run-off-the-road accidents with ABS equipped cars.
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You should allow for a longer stopping distance with ABS than for conventional brakes when driving on gravel, slush, and snow. This is because the rotating tire will stay on top of this low traction road surface covering, and effectively "float" on this boundary layer.
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Road hazards that will cause the ABS to function unexpectedly are gravel, sand, ice, snow, mud, railway tracks, potholes, manhole covers, and even road markings when it is raining.

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Old 26th June 2007, 16:48   #45
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There is a separate thread already.....use the search function. Extensive discussions have taken place there & will continue to.

You will notice that I've said "I find the ABS quite effective & it does make a difference in emergency stops".........you are welcome to disagree, its my opinion, having driven both a EX & a VX, I've found the ABS helps.

By the way, the problem is (as Jyobeb had mentioned elsewhere), people who are not used to ABS have a habit of pumping the brakes during emergency stops and that's lethal....but that's going OT on this thread
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