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Old 3rd March 2008, 10:23   #91
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3. Resale - safari looses 50% value in 3 years as compared to innova which looses only 60-70% value. but if you are going to ground the car to dust, then this might not matter.
Is this the current trend ? Thought it was for pre-Dicor era.
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If Innova ends with issues on highway, most of the times road side mechanic can't figure out while he could do something for Safari(but not sure about Safari 2.2 new version ).

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the fact is that the innova probably wont ever break down on a highway. for that matter i dont think the safari will too.
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I did get a TD finally from Manipal motors and took the Safari for a long 20km drive on the ring road. While the vehicle did perform ok, there was some severe motor humming noise at slightly higher revs coming from the vehicle. The Manipal motor guy did acknowledge that as some issue coming from the engine. Kind of put me off because i dont have time to sit in a garage on a regular basis to fix the vehicle. The interiors of the Safari were a let down in terms of the quality of plastic and the steering had very sharp edges on the back side which hurts one hands.

So, yep, i am going to TD the Innova once again. If nothing else then do the regular stuff of buying a Civic and holding back my SUV plans till Mitsubishi launches the new one in India at a sensible price point....
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Good decission,but is the safari that bad.I found it exciting to drive the safari 2.2.Innova is far better in terms of build quality and finish.But the looks of innova is not at all exciting.Looks does matter.If you dont need a diesel SUV and you have a consideration for the civic go ahead at full speed before you change your mind.Terrific looks and great car-VFM.
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Originalamit,

That particular demo vehicle could be a bad egg. Suggest you try a TD from concorde or ask manipal if they have another vehicle.

Normally if you accelerate, you hear some noise from the Turbo spooling up, which settles down when the engine reaches around 2k rpm. In the right gear, there should be no noise.

The civic will not be able to take you to the forests.... ;-)
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Hey. I own a 2.2. Lets admit that there is a noise and this does not go off completely.

Plus be aware of steering problems. Firstly it is hard. Secondly you can feel the pot holes on the steering. The vibration gets trasferred to your hand. The Dealers have openly accepted this problem. This mainly because of the tilt adjustable steering. The teeth that is supposed to lock the tilt is of bad quality and gets easily worn off. I have got this replaced twice already (the entire column and assembly) and still have rattling noice. Now am living with it till Tata's come up with a solution?!

Other than this it is a great vehicle. I have already clocked 6,000 km.

Do not expect great refinement like the Innova. But you will still love it.
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Originalamit, The civic will not be able to take you to the forests.... ;-)
Forest cover is decreasing day by day
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Hey. I own a 2.2. Lets admit that there is a noise and this does not go off completely.

Plus be aware of steering problems. Firstly it is hard. Secondly you can feel the pot holes on the steering. The vibration gets trasferred to your hand. The Dealers have openly accepted this problem. This mainly because of the tilt adjustable steering. The teeth that is supposed to lock the tilt is of bad quality and gets easily worn off. I have got this replaced twice already (the entire column and assembly) and still have rattling noice. Now am living with it till Tata's come up with a solution?!

Other than this it is a great vehicle. I have already clocked 6,000 km.

Do not expect great refinement like the Innova. But you will still love it.
Steer/Suman where are you !

This is a new thing. If this is the case then Steer should have changed a dozen by now!
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No need to think twice buddy.
Safari Rules......
Go ahead with the Safari 2.2
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Hi,

> This is a new thing. If this is the case then Steer should have changed a
> dozen by now!

I never had any issues like the above. 6 years, 76000kms, TCIC.
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> This is a new thing. If this is the case then Steer should have changed a
> dozen by now!

I never had any issues like the above. 6 years, 76000kms, TCIC.
Is it an issue with just the 2.2L then ?
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Safari VTT is the best pick.
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THE KING - TATA SAFARI RULES MAN

As per the opinion you have got on this thread if you count the number of votes you have got for Safari & Innova, Safari would have made a clean sweep win.

Go with The King - Tata Safari and make your grandpa an happy man along with the driver who is going to drive this vehicle to get a better version(more power) of The King.

Just let us know which you have decided to take before the discussion is more heated up....

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Hi jkdas,

> Is it an issue with just the 2.2L then ?

Mine was an Aug 1998 model it came with height adjustable steering. I doubt they have made any changes to the mechanism since then.

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> This is a new thing. If this is the case then Steer should have changed a
> dozen by now!

I never had any issues like the above. 6 years, 76000kms, TCIC.
the TCIC were sold like a breeze when the company declared to see it for just Rs 6.4 lacs
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