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Old 21st June 2005, 00:45   #16
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i would recommend hyundai accent gle,priced at 5.23lakhs ex showroom delhi its a fully loaded car with a engine reasonably powerful for its price and is pretty realible with hyundai offering good service across the country,the car has good resale value,is cheap to own and maintain,spares are quite cheap considering the segment.well you also have other options like the suzuki swift zxi,the fully loaded variant and ford ikon flair,however the flair is not that punchy,you can buy the fiat petra or palio if you think you need not sell the car for next decade and maintain it personally at your own garage.i dont think you can get any decent suv for this price,BOLERO is very tiring and dumb to drive,SUMO is not that good but better value than the bolero.
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Old 21st June 2005, 03:53   #17
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Petra D would be a good choice unless you are doing serious off roading.

SUVs mentioned are good too but thristy and slow. The Petra would have a combination of good FE, ride quality, reliability, cruising speed and boot space. Only downside is dealer network, but a thorough service before leaving should make things worryfree.
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although i don't know exact price but Gypsy 4x4 will surely handle any terrain without any problem

only problem is running cost will be high
or else go for second hand 4x4
forget Sumo its not 4x4 yet
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Fiat Adventure... after all its meant for some adventure... isnt it...
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adya i own 4x4 gypsy & i dont think my back could take all that pounding
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how abt a tata 207 di double cab with a/c and power steering?
should be rough enough to handle what ever u throw at it and even if u wanna sell it later u will have a good resale.
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i own a tata 207di also ... i am sure it would not take on the 4x4 terrain. because if the surface is loose & wet no matter which gear you are in, you start loosing traction
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i own a tata 207di also ... i am sure it would not take on the 4x4 terrain. because if the surface is loose & wet no matter which gear you are in, you start loosing traction
Surprising, because the Telcoline - which is basically the 'export' version of the 207 - comes with 4X4, nice high profile tyres, bull bars and good looks. The loading area also looks more car like, continuing from the body unlike the very 'lorry' like loading area of the Indian model.
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any idea how much would tata 207di cost second hand...
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ITs 407DI not 207. Its the same TATA 407 truck 3L engine in the DI.
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ITs 407DI not 207. Its the same TATA 407 truck 3L engine in the DI.
Isnt that the one that does a 'wheelie' on first gear?
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