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Old 29th August 2009, 10:02   #1
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Hi BHPians, Iam planning to sell my 800 used mostly by my wife inside town. She wanted a new Estilo. I tapped my criminal brain to work overtime and convinced her into buying a Gypsy so that she can drive it and I can off road with it too . Now, i know maruti is going to change the engine of 800/omni etc for the emision norms. Is there any news about an upgrade of the gypsy's engine? I feel it has to come. I don't wanna buy one and then the engine getting upgraded after that.
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P.S- Will it be comfortable for my wife to drive a gypsy?
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Ah. Another prospective buyer for a new Gypsy.

I don't think they would ever roll out the KB series for the Gypsy. MPFI is as good as it gets. After reading the other threads it is so obvious that the dealers are vaguely interested in taking orders for a Gypsy.
Yet you can never say when on one fine day MSIL intends to roll out only Kb series engine for all their models. It is a gamble.

Why do you think it would be hard for your wife to drive a Gypsy?

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I don't think they would ever roll out the KB series for the Gypsy. MPFI is as good as it gets.

What do you mean by the KB series engines pls explain.
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What do you mean by the KB series engines pls explain.
The KB series engines are the new offering from the Maruti stable.

The Ritz, A star and the new Estillo come with the KB series engine. There is a thread running someplace here on the KB series. Search.
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Hi BHPians, Iam planning to sell my 800 used mostly by my wife inside town. She wanted a new Estilo. I tapped my criminal brain to work overtime and convinced her into buying a Gypsy so that she can drive it and I can off road with it too . Now, i know maruti is going to change the engine of 800/omni etc for the emision norms. Is there any news about an upgrade of the gypsy's engine? I feel it has to come. I don't wanna buy one and then the engine getting upgraded after that.
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P.S- Will it be comfortable for my wife to drive a gypsy?
gypsy is manufactured mainly for indian armed forces and other govt security agencies and govt departments and they buy whats offered by maruti and dont demand any upgrades!

there are no engine upgrades being offered to the indian civillians as its bought by them!

you can go ahead and buy your new gypsy.
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Agreed that gypsy's are mostly purchased by govts,but with the stringer emission norms there is a possibility.

But we need to find out if the current gypsy is compatible for the april 2010 norms.If yes then i am sure maruti will retain the same engine.
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Hi the gypsy is a good vehicle if you want to go off-road but for everyday use it may not be practical.especially since there is no power steering which means your wife may find it difficult to drive.also the interiors are bare basic.do take a test drive before taking a decision!
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...but for everyday use it may not be practical.


Or comfortable. Those sitting behind the driver should strongly consider wearing a helmet if they have to save their precious skulls from hitting the gypsy roof (maybe that's the reason why they came out with 'soft tops') on a pot-holed road. Some years ago, I was the bestman at a wedding here in Goa and the bridegroom was speeding in his gypsy. I had the misfortune of sitting behind him and to make matters worse, he had installed a 'hard top' (is it a FRP top, I don't know). I forgot the number of 'knocks' I sustained on my head. After an hour's journey, we reached the church in one piece (thankfully), but I didn't know which part of my body hurt the most -- my sore head or my sore butt.

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Awesome vehicle doc - Let the criminal in you start working overtime!
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Dear Bhpians,
My unending search for truth regarding Gypsys took me to extreme levels in analysing this vehicle, Presenting to you all..."Gylero" or "Bolsy" ? I saw in Kodai. I request my dear friend Vikram to convert his machine to this concoction to boost both him and his off roader's sex appeal .
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I am at a loss for words. There is a thread running here where this needs to be.
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Dear Bhpians,
My unending search for truth regarding Gypsys took me to extreme levels in analysing this vehicle, Presenting to you all..."Gylero" or "Bolsy" ? I saw in Kodai. I request my dear friend Vikram to convert his machine to this concoction to boost both him and his off roader's sex appeal .
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To do what? Carry pregnant women to the hospital? But he has Bolero for that...Thats a noble thought by the way.

Doc, go for the gypsy, but be prepared to buy an Estilo after a month.

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I don't wanna buy one and then the engine getting upgraded after that.
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Doctor Saheb, you can be highly confident that your grandson (s) are also likely to buy the same Gypsy with the same engine (provided that Gypsy is around by then).
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Doctor Saheb, you can be highly confident that your grandson (s) are also likely to buy the same Gypsy with the same engine (provided that Gypsy is around by then).
+1 for that statement Vasudeva!

i agree with you on this if gypsy is still around that time!
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So DOC, any decision taken yet?
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