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Old 2nd November 2005, 18:06   #1
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Question Mahindra Bolero Turbo DI DX !!

I am considering the above vehicle for my dad and I want to invite suggestions regarding the above vehicle. My dad has always been a mahindra fan for its rough & tough image..

- Its a small wheel-base bolero, the same as the invader, hence smaller turning radius..
- Comes with an A/C.
- Nice Rugged Vehicle.
- Boasts of a mileage of 15 KMPL.
- Good looks..
- Smooth Ride, took it over a fairly rough section of the road..

- No Power-Steering.. Single biggest disadvantage..
- Rear Baby Seats are not very comfortable for a tall person..
- Less power, just 65 BHP engine..

I would like to know from other TBHPians, about their experiences with a Bolero DI.. Specifically on the Mileage, cost of Maintenance, etc.

My Budget is between 5.5 and 6.0 lacs..

Please suggest suitable alternatives..
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Havent used the DI. Have driven the Bolero many times. Personally, I felt it was not sluggish, pulled properly. This is the GLX which I have driven. The ride is good too. Nice rugged vehicle as you have mentioned. The DI engine from the Marshall now comes with a 5 Speed gearbox. I would suggest you to look for the powersteering version (GLX, I guess), because the Bolero can be very tedious without power steering.
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Mahindras are alright, but with the many niggling issues and the glaring lack of refinement - I would never recommend it to someone who is almost a senior citizen,

Check out the Chevy Tavera. They have some basic versions which match the Mahindras in price, but are LIGHT-YEARS ahead in each and every area.

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I second GTOs opinion. Once of the automags have the full road test of the DI. They say unless you are going mud slinging 90% of the time, stay away from it.
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Tavera comes with a nice big service warranty also - 5 years I think. So your maintenance costs will definitely be lower.
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Can I get Mahindra DI Engine only
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Originally Posted by man23ish View Post
I am considering the above vehicle for my dad and I want to invite suggestions regarding the above vehicle. My dad has always been a mahindra fan for its rough & tough image..
The biggest con is the BS-III engine. The 4x4 is BS-II! So you will have to register it out of the metros.

If your budget can bear it get a Scorpio, it is better all round.
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Had taken a test of the Bolero DI last year, for the money you pay, i dont think it does any justice. Engine lacks power, fit and finish of a 6lac car is just not right. I also felt that AC was not too great either.
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