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Old 3rd January 2012, 12:46   #136
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^^ I was just checking the specs on the TATA website, & it seems that EX is the best option in case of Sumo Gold since there isn't much that is being offered for the kind of extra money being charged. Please add in case I may have missed something.

Also, any idea on what are the charges (additional) for getting the immobilizer which is being shown as optional in case of EX? Please do inquire on this aspect as well.

Lastly, I request you to do a side by side comparison of your TD experience of the Sumo with the Bolero.

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Anuj can you share your experience
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We had SUMO DX purchased in 97 and we kept it for 6 years. Barring one event (where hose pipe from radiator came out due to loose clamp) it never troubled. During full 6 years our Sumo was full reliable and never had any reliability issue barring one incident. Yes, it was maintained properly and all required services were done on time.

One of our friend and neighbour who also purchased normal SUMO (without AC) in 97 still have his vehicle and he kept it in perfect condition. He used to give his Sumo to tour operators for long booking. He never had any reliability issue despite high running. I think now his Sumo must be ~ 3 lakh mark. He built engine once and did some modifications like power steering and AC in his SUMO.

As of now, I am driving Tata Safari for 1.3 years and never had any reliability issue for last 20000 Kms.

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True Anuj, reliability is a broad word,

No one says one particular vehicle is highly reliable. There are instances of every car made on earth has failed. But how often the reliability issues crop up is what matters.
I agree with you completely. Any car/vehicle can become unreliable if it is not maintained properly. I feel non-maintenance is biggest reason for unreliability.

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I would agree to what Anuj has said, it's important to put up facts or experiences to get a clear picture of what's good or bad in a product.
I absolutely agree. Without fact and figures we cannot blame any vehicle.
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Old 3rd January 2012, 14:23   #138
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@lohith. Just curious. What happened to you Fiat Adventure?
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Old 3rd January 2012, 14:24   #139
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I still have the car planning to sell it.

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Old 4th January 2012, 13:19   #140
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I agree Bolero is selling way more than sumo, but how many of it, is sold to private owners, that too, as family cars? I feel most of the sales come from government organization like police, railways etc. and NGOs, or as cheaper people mover. I have travelled in bolero once, and i agree with others here, it is not that comfortable (cramped, noise-vibrations).
I am not saying grande is better than bolero, but it is more suitable as a "family car". Bolero excels at army-like requirements. I would choose grande over bolero any day as family car.

Just my opinion..

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Sure, i took the td of Sumo gold yesterday. i will put up the report soon.
planning to take 2nd td of Bolero.

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^^ I was just checking the specs on the TATA website, & it seems that EX is the best option in case of Sumo Gold since there isn't much that is being offered for the kind of extra money being charged. Please add in case I may have missed something.

Also, any idea on what are the charges (additional) for getting the immobilizer which is being shown as optional in case of EX? Please do inquire on this aspect as well.

Lastly, I request you to do a side by side comparison of your TD experience of the Sumo with the Bolero.

Drive safe.
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Lohith: Different Variant of the Sumo. But its a nice video.

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Thanks Bblost, i wish we had a good TD report of both Sumo C4 and Bolero M2di. however i have a good idea of both now after the TD.

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Lohith: Different Variant of the Sumo. But its a nice video.

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^^ Hey, we are still awaiting your report
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will post it by today or tomo been too busy last couple of days

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^^ Thanks mate. Also, one request, please include any details about the maintenance costs (w.r.t A.S.S) of each that you may have.

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will post it by today or tomo been too busy last couple of days
Lohith. I would strongly recommend you wait for a couple of months if the need is a people carrier.

There are two new offerings from Maruti and Nissan. They def look tempting enough for me to put my plans on hold.

The Ertiga with 3 point harness seatbelt in the last row, wins a LOT of points from me.
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Bblost, thanks for the update, can you give me more details on Nissan? while Ertiga i think its a petrol? and it would be a big no..

also since higway usage is the main priority i am looking at a tough vehicle which can handle any kind of terrain and in my budget for now i have Bolero and Sumo(Gold)...

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Lohith. I would strongly recommend you wait for a couple of months if the need is a people carrier.

There are two new offerings from Maruti and Nissan. They def look tempting enough for me to put my plans on hold.

The Ertiga with 3 point harness seatbelt in the last row, wins a LOT of points from me.
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Bblost, thanks for the update, can you give me more details on Nissan? while Ertiga i think its a petrol? and it would be a big no..

also since higway usage is the main priority i am looking at a tough vehicle which can handle any kind of terrain and in my budget for now i have Bolero and Sumo(Gold)...
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- Powered by a 1.4 litre K series VVT engine or the Fiat 1.3 MJD diesel. Petrol is rated at 94 BHP (@ 6000 rpm) and max torque of 130 Nm (@ 4000 rpm). The diesel is rated at 89 BHP (@ 4000 rpm) and max torque of 200 Nm (@ 1750 rpm). Will be interesting to gauge just how it behaves with 7 onboard

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Lohith. we are going Off Topic.
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WOW, thank you for sharing theses, this is why TBHP rocks!

ohh how can i forget that a diesel variant is a must Nissan & Ertiga both does not impress me much so i guess we are back on "topic"


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Lohith. we are going Off Topic.
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