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Old 2nd April 2008, 23:08   #31
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What you said applies to ALL vehicles. I own my santro for 7 years now. I only visit dealer for the 6 months service. {I have rusting problem - other than that its almost zilch.}

Regarding Safari, after reading the initial reviews, I am gearing myself for the initial niggles. Now when is a reasonable time frame to expect the visits to the dealer come down? Do the niggles settle down after 3rd service? << I still havent got into the long term reviews. I will have to dig there for the answers, right? >>
Been a Santro owner myself for the last 7years. Owned 2 actually. Now own a Safari. Pretty happy till now. First service was done at 1500kms. Check my thread.

3 service is at 45k or so I guess!
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If you do decide to go for a used Dicor, TBHP's first Dicor is for sale. I cant stay away from the 2.2 for much longer.
Let me add. One of the most maintained ones I have ever seen.
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Thanks all for your feedback & suggestions!
@Steeroid - Thanks a lot for offering your Bull. As said earlier, I have decided to go with the new one, LX and most probably Artic Silver.

I spoke to the sales guys at Concorde Motors, Chennai and they are willing to provide a cash discount of Rs 12,000 and nothing other than that.

Spoke to VST motors and they are willing to provide the following:
1. Cash Discount - Rs 15000
2. Floor Mats, Mud Flaps
3. Fancy / Designer Number Plates
4. Half Tank Diesel (@ the time of delivery)

At this juncture, offer from VST Motors looks to be good. Anyways, I am just in the preliminary stages of negotiation and will update on further details later.

If anyone has approached the dealers in Chennai and is aware of the discount details, please post the same.

Can someone say, which would be a better dealer in Chennai from Sales & Service perspective. (Concorde, VST, Manipal,..)
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jkdas : 3 service is at 45k or so I guess!
1st service at 1500 km, & 3rd at 45k ?

You'll void your wty long before your 3rd service !
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1st service at 1500 km, & 3rd at 45k ?

You'll void your wty long before your 3rd service !
Ist at 1500
2nd at 15000; oil change and stuff
3rd at 45K I guess. Can confirm by noon.


gops; Congrats. The deal looks ok. Would suggest that you get the extended warranty instead of accessories as it costs 8k or so.
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Congrats Gops. Its a good decision to go for a new one. Please, update the discounts part. Last month there was no discount being offered on Safari except for standard corporate discount. They have sold highest number of safari till date in a year - in 2007-08 as per a news item ( 19K plus) as per the last data received.
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Hi Gops,

When i got my safari lx in december at bangalore,

The dealer gave me:

1.body coloured bumpers
2.teflon coating
3.suncontrolfilms-3M
4.remotelocks
5.floormats
6.perfume

Above all that the catalogue says the tyres are with tube.But,I got the tubeless tyre.
But,I havnt got the discount since the 2.2 was introduced then.
Hope this information helps you.
srinivas.
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Thanks all for your feedback & suggestions!
@Steeroid - Thanks a lot for offering your Bull. As said earlier, I have decided to go with the new one, LX and most probably Artic Silver.

Are you going for the bumper painting as well?

Safari owners, Will the bumper painting in LX give a finish like the ones in EX ?
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Hi Mission_safari,
My dealer did a good job on the bumper painting.Its gr8 now.There in no difference compared to EX.
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@bglsrini- Thanks for providing the discount details. I shall keep this in mind while talking to the sales guys!

I heard that now a days LX comes with a tubeless tyres. I have asked this question to the dealer, but yet to receive a confirmation from them. Can anyone confirm on this?

@Mission Safari- I am not planning for pianting the bumper & the claddings to the body color. Looks like bglsrini has got that as a freebie from the dealer and his beast looks awesome!

Thanks!
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yes, you can get the same finish provided you get it done from a good paint shop. Either showroom or authorized dupont guys. My friend got this done for his safari 3.0L DiCor and it came really good.
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@bglsrini- Thanks for providing the discount details. I shall keep this in mind while talking to the sales guys!

I heard that now a days LX comes with a tubeless tyres. I have asked this question to the dealer, but yet to receive a confirmation from them. Can anyone confirm on this?

@Mission Safari- I am not planning for pianting the bumper & the claddings to the body color. Looks like bglsrini has got that as a freebie from the dealer and his beast looks awesome!

Thanks!
Gopal
thanks gopal.

I found that my Tyres are Tubeless when i changed to Alloy wheels last week.Till Then I was thinking my tyres are with tube.

Today,I have fixed the Hood deflector .......My Bull is at its best
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@bglsrini- Thanks for providing the discount details. I shall keep this in mind while talking to the sales guys!

I heard that now a days LX comes with a tubeless tyres. I have asked this question to the dealer, but yet to receive a confirmation from them. Can anyone confirm on this?
LX now comes with tubeless.
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LX now comes with tubeless.
Thats a significant value addition to LX.

May be I should write to TATA motors to have mine changed from tube to tubeless on their own initiative - cmmon they just can't short change one of the first buyers.
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1st service at 1500 km, & 3rd at 45k ?

You'll void your wty long before your 3rd service !
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Ist at 1500
2nd at 15000; oil change and stuff
3rd at 45K I guess. Can confirm by noon.


gops; Congrats. The deal looks ok. Would suggest that you get the extended warranty instead of accessories as it costs 8k or so.
The extended warranty is a must have on your beast.
Regards to the service I think that its as follows, though I too would have to confirm from the service manual
1st 100-1500
2nd 15000k
3rd 30000
4th 45000 and so on
further I believe that along with the kilometer schedule there is a time schedule too. I will see in the manual and confirm. I think that the second service is @ 15000 KMS or 6 months (whichever is earlier)


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thanks gopal.


Today,I have fixed the Hood deflector .......My Bull is at its best
PICS PICS PICS please...

EDIT: Just saw the pics on your thread. looks great. Pl try to post some pics in the day from the front

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