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Old 3rd March 2009, 11:18   #166
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Zenx how much more you will TD, now are you planning to go for a new one.\

Decide buddy its decission time now.
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Well, if there enough 2.2s in the market I'd be driving one by now But the lack of those, and the budget constraints make it a tough call. Keeping my fingers crossed...
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Well, if there enough 2.2s in the market I'd be driving one by now But the lack of those, and the budget constraints make it a tough call. Keeping my fingers crossed...
Sameer you bet you will go with your heart and you will get the Safari 2.2 at any cost and you will never be let down by The King.
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Ofcourse, cant disagree with Raghu aka Gowda79, on the subject. Mind is only in the Tech specs and check up, the heart is already bought over by the Safari.
Sameer, thumbsup yet again !!!!!
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Old 5th March 2009, 11:36   #170
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Tded the Grande - proper long one on the same one I took the Safari on.
While its not a bad vehicle at all, and the discounts are amazingly attractive, its nowhere near. Interiors are very basic though one could live with them, the handling is iffy - better than the Xylo's but doesn't hold a candle to the Safari's - there's perceptible roll on a gentle curve at speed. And the same engine - detuned - needs much much more work to start moving (tho once it starts, its quite a decent puller). And surely it does not need a trucks leaf spring setup - even with the leafs they could have possibly set it up for less bounce and roll.

I'll have a Safari, please.

They also checked out the OHC for a swap value. Nothing quoted, but my heart kinda sunk even as they were checking it out. I'd have never imagined I was sentimental about vehicles. But the prospect of not having the dependable old horse is a little - ummm - saddenning.
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Tded the Grande - proper long one on the same one I took the Safari on.

I'll have a Safari, please.
Zenx i had quoted it earlier and i had bet that you would go for the Safari even after doing the TD of Grande, good luck and hope you get the Safari into your family at the earliest.
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Found another used LX - 08 June, 21k. Well maintained, engine quite smooth. Wife tried sitting in the jump seats for 4-5 kms over broken road and wondered if its basically only a 5 seater ("we already have a pretty good one!") How true is this ? Any experiences with kids/grown-ups in the jump seats over longish distances - 4-5 hours, perhaps ? To me it did seem that bean bags back there might've worked better
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The jump seats at the rear are only for providing punishment.
The Safari is ideally a 5 seater SUV.
The boot area is best for hauling a months worth of holiday luggage.
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The jump seats at the rear are only for providing punishment.
The Safari is ideally a 5 seater SUV.
The boot area is best for hauling a months worth of holiday luggage.
That lousy, huh ? Actually, we did "manage" with moderate discomfort driver + 4 adults + 2 kids + luggage inside a Scorpio on a trip into Bhutan a couple of years ago. Sure, it was a decently relaxed trip with breaks every now and then, but we did travel in the hills for 7-8 hours at a stretch, with round-robin-ing for the rear seats. This is worse than that ?

Let me put it this way, the 7 seater usage is intermittent, but probably for the longer outstation trips. Maybe 3-4 times a year. Most of the rest is shorter trips, or for fewer people.

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Zenx two kids upto the age of 12-13yrs is good for the 2 Jump seats.

If an adult wants to sit then it is better to have a bean bag or a bed, this is what we do on our long trips.

How much is the person quoting for the LX ???

Will you go for it ?????

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Hey Sameer,

As i had told earlier to you, the jump seats are clearly for kids or for short people. The seats are placed high which makes it uncomfortable for a tall person, as his head will hit the roof always. However, in terms of any unavoidable trips, people can manage, but they will come out with neck pains

I had a friend of mine sit in the rear of my car on a Kannur trip, but that was because he was a very accomodative person. Consider it as a 5 seater with boot meant for luggage.

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However, in terms of any unavoidable trips, people can manage, but they will come out with neck pains

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Thanks Sunish/Gowda.

You're right - I sat there for a few moments, and sitting upright on the seat is just not possible. It may be better with a bean-bag or a mattress etc. But the height seemed ok for kids. The question is how's the seat itself over 4-5 hours - I'm guessing some people have actually used it for long trips with kids.
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Yesterday did get a chance to spend some time with some safaris...yea i was at concorde workshop getting my Adventures wheel alignment...though after hearing to Tsk's misadventure this beast has a charm which attracts people heheh

Did get to speak to a owner who has a topend(4X4) who was very happy with it...he has done about 7k kms..so i guess its too early to come to a conclusion

But the day i make up my mind to go for one of the big guys...Safari will sure be considered...
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Yesterday did get a chance to spend some time with some safaris...yea i was at concorde workshop
Which one? I was at Hosur Road work shop from 9:30 to 11:00 am.
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Which one? I was at Hosur Road work shop from 9:30 to 11:00 am.
Yes the hosur road one, i was there about 10am, was there about for 30mins left the car for alignment and i was back by 12:30 and stayed upto 3..

Which color safari you have? guess its blue?? next time lets catch up i have a tbhp sticker on my car now hehe
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