Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > What Car? > SUVs, MUVs & 4x4s


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th November 2008, 12:14   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,833
Thanked: 1,309 Times
Default Getting hold of a Ricer Jeep

A friend of mine , after driving a cut chassis jeep has suddenly been bitten by the jeeping bug. unfortunately it doesnt seem to have bitten him right. He drives a spark otherwise, and thinks quite logically usually ,suddenly wants a jeep to match the following criteria

diesel
no power steering
should look macho
cost < 1.5L
planning to buy after 6 months

I'm not sure if the above is a good idea, tried to talk him out of it, but still won't budge, even after a month. So here I am posting his request. We're in tvm, so some place nearby would be helpful. either pointers to getting such a vehicle, or why he should not ( I'll be sending him the link to this thread ) would be appreciated. no serious offroading, just for bad/muddy and other types of non existent roads
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 12:17   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
Spitfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Panaji - Goa/Bangalore - Karnataka
Posts: 3,242
Thanked: 691 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (7)
Default

DABWALI JEEPS. Try and find a Mallu equivalent. Also do send a link to wierd and wacky thread for him to upload the Jeep(which is not one) pics.

Oh and get a cowboy hat, helps the Macho image.

PS: Macho is an attitude, not related to what you drive. Lot may not agree though.

Last edited by Spitfire : 28th November 2008 at 12:18.
Spitfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 12:26   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,833
Thanked: 1,309 Times
Default

i read elsewhere that pudupet in chennai has something similar to offer ?
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-o...tml#post913971
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 12:39   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
shuvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 1,081
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

A Dabwali example, 20" rims, cowboy hat and maybe a BB gun in a shoulder holster. And yes, 4-5 antennas!!
shuvd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 12:50   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 200
Thanked: 31 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
PS: Macho is an attitude, not related to what you drive. Lot may not agree though.
I totally agree with you Spitfire.

@ Greenhorn
If you were in Mumbai I would have recomended you 2 Jeeps I have seen recently.

The One I saw yesterday at Borivali was a Olive Green CJ3B with the 4X4 Removed , Engine changed to Toyota DI, Alloy Wheels and lots of unwanted accessories. The delear quoted 2L for the Jeep but was ready to negotiate.

The other one I saw a few weeks back was a Red and Silver WILLYS, again 4x4 removed and with a Amby ISUZU Petrol Engine. But the Jeep had lot of original accessories (Looked like). The delear quoted 1.75L for this one and after a week had offered it for 1.25L.
Cloud_Chaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 13:16   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,833
Thanked: 1,309 Times
Default

he does have taste. I dont think he would want his jeep to show up in the weird and wacky threads either. I just said ricer because his intention was not to take it off road, but just for the satisfaction of driving a jeep. just something which looks like a proper jeep, but a diesel powered 2WD one

I have another friend who can source a cut chassis jeep at a moments notice locally(an example we drove cost significantly <1L, and handed like a skateboard, and would have made a worthy entry in the weird and wacky thread) , so we want something slightly better.

Last edited by greenhorn : 28th November 2008 at 13:18.
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 13:26   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
Spitfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Panaji - Goa/Bangalore - Karnataka
Posts: 3,242
Thanked: 691 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (7)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenhorn View Post
an example we drove cost significantly <1L, and handed like a skateboard
They are skateboards, with seats attached. Helps the driver to stay inside.

Pick this up and do it up. Dosent cost too much to work on a Jeep.
Spitfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 14:39   #8
BHPian
 
GoSlow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Noida
Posts: 507
Thanked: 68 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shuvd View Post
A Dabwali example, 20" rims, cowboy hat and maybe a BB gun in a shoulder holster. And yes, 4-5 antennas!!
And off-road, maruti 800 will perform better!

Really like the comment about the BB gun in a shoulder holster!!
GoSlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 20:52   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
JayD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cochin! At last
Posts: 3,195
Thanked: 1,996 Times
Default

Whatever happens, stay away from thodhupuzha/muvattupuzha, lots of dealers there waiting to take people for a ride.

O.T: there was a good example for sale 4X4, in good condition, tastefully done up, lemme see if its still available.
JayD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 21:14   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,833
Thanked: 1,309 Times
Default

thanks JayD, I dont think he plans to buy immediately, sometime this year
How much were they asking for it ?
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 22:55   #11
Team-BHP Support
 
khan_sultan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,663
Thanked: 3,176 Times
Default

@greenhorn: with all due respect, if your friend does not want a 4x4 or want to go off-roading then why post this in this section. ??

IMHO, there is a What Car: SUV/MUV etc section where this thread belongs to.
khan_sultan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2008, 22:58   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,833
Thanked: 1,309 Times
Default

true. when I thought of posting it, this forum was what came to mind first. I guess you are right. SUVs, MUVs & 4x4s - Team-BHP is the right place for this thread. I'll ask to mods to change it
EDIT: wow , that was fast, thanks R

Last edited by greenhorn : 28th November 2008 at 23:13.
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2008, 12:36   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
gd1418's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 3,578
Thanked: 655 Times
Default

+ some loud 'dhinchak, dhinchak' sound emanating from the speakers..

Quote:
Originally Posted by shuvd View Post
A Dabwali example, 20" rims, cowboy hat and maybe a BB gun in a shoulder holster. And yes, 4-5 antennas!!
gd1418 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2008, 13:41   #14
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: India
Posts: 1,745
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayD View Post
Whatever happens, stay away from thodhupuzha/muvattupuzha, lots of dealers there waiting to take people for a ride.
good to know! I was thinking of that area as a source for my jeeping dreams. Will stay away.
rippergeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2008, 18:09   #15
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,728
Thanked: 89,006 Times
Default

It would be a good idea for him to read up on the many Jeep ownership writeups of Team-BHP. Living with an old Jeep is not easy, especially after you are used to the convenience & reliability of a modern hatchback. Let him first know what he is getting into. Then, bring the SWB Jeep on!
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are you a Ricer? Amien Shifting gears 24 30th April 2009 14:24
My observation - American Cars getting good foot hold in Bangalore! nispatel The Indian Car Scene 29 8th October 2007 18:19
2300cc...0-50kmph in 1 sec...hold on.!!!!!! Rtech Superbikes & Imports 44 27th August 2005 00:48
Hold your Pajero's ajmat The Indian Car Scene 12 27th May 2004 20:57


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 14:01.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks