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Old 13th December 2011, 11:39   #16
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News about Safari are always a HeartBurn...and yours truly awakens those hearty wishes seeing it decend down from Heavens What a way to get it and you really got the whole excitement started with those few snaps. Hearty Congrats on the Fabulous Pearly White Beast. Look forward to more.
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Congratulations! That advertisement was/is one of the best out their for a set of lifestyle wheels! Hope you have the time of your life with her.
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That's an awesome delivery shot! Congratulations.

The closest one can get to the VW-AUDI Car Tower in Germany.
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Yesterday, I put new seat covers. I tried to stick to the same color interiors. I changed them at XENEX Hyderabad.

It took 4 hours to fit them

Take a look at the new seat covers

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Yesterday, I put new seat covers. I tried to stick to the same color interiors. I changed them at XENEX Hyderabad.

It took 4 hours to fit them

Take a look at the new seat covers
Congratulations.
I too drive an Estilo and currently at 62k mark with daily running of 85kms. I guess you would agree that after getting used to Estilo, one would not like much of the sedans or anything apart from a MUV/SUV (coz of the seating height). I keep my thoughts swaying around XUV/SAFARI/BOLERO/SX4 but plan to keep mine a year more.
Moreover, spoiled with the M.A.S.S and very low cost of ownership with Estilo, I keep wondering about my next buy. Considering mine being old gen Estilo, currently fetching 14.6kmpl in city and 18kmpl on highway is acceptable.
Will keep watching this space and may be TATA wuold have another member added to their buyers list.

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May I ask one thing: Did they give the discount as a refund cheque or you paid after deducting the discount?

My dealer has given quotation w/o showing any discount. He says discount will be refunded by cheque.

May be this is because finance from bank is involved? - i.e. to help avail max loan? Sales guy said this is their normal procedure.

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Congratulations.
I too drive an Estilo and currently at 62k mark with daily running of 85kms. I guess you would agree that after getting used to Estilo, one would not like much of the sedans or anything apart from a MUV/SUV (coz of the seating height). I keep my thoughts swaying around XUV/SAFARI/BOLERO/SX4 but plan to keep mine a year more.
Moreover, spoiled with the M.A.S.S and very low cost of ownership with Estilo, I keep wondering about my next buy. Considering mine being old gen Estilo, currently fetching 14.6kmpl in city and 18kmpl on highway is acceptable.
Will keep watching this space and may be TATA wuold have another member added to their buyers list.
Thank you. Estilo is a great small car and absolutely no maintenence cost. its great to see that you are still getting 14.6kmpl after 62K. Mine used to give only 12kmpl after 40k. I agree with the seating height, its great to see the complete road while driving.

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May I ask one thing: Did they give the discount as a refund cheque or you paid after deducting the discount?

My dealer has given quotation w/o showing any discount. He says discount will be refunded by cheque.

May be this is because finance from bank is involved? - i.e. to help avail max loan? Sales guy said this is their normal procedure.

Over here, the exchange bonus is included in the quotation. So, I payed the amount after the discount. Even my car is financed by HDFC and it has nothing to do with the discounts as they fund based on the ex-showroom price.

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Harry congratulation. Nice shot of the Safari decending from the skies.

Do keep us updated as you reclaim your life. The new pseudo leather seat covers look real nice. The longer they take to fit the better the fit.

Nitrogen in tyres does not have any real impact on the ride quality its advantage is that since it does not get heated and expand during the drive the tyre pressure remains constant at all times more or less and internal friction too is lesser.
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I received my sales invoice today along with the temporary registration certificate and life tax receipt. I remember the point about excessive life tax by dealers from PDI and paid close attention to it. OMG there is a difference of RS 3800/- . This is daylight robbery by the dealers. I approached the accountant who created my invoice and he was little suprised to know that I discovered it. However, he sliently went ahead and brought me a white paper and asked to write a letter requesting my refund. I submitted the letter and was asked to come and collect the cheque on Monday

Once again Team-BHP protected my hard earned money

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Congrats. Don't go smiley crazy

I would suggest the following

1) Get extended warranty
2) Get better rubber if you have $ asap
3) Get 90/100 Philips Rally with some good relay kit ~ total would be below 1000rs INR


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Congrats. Don't go smiley crazy

I would suggest the following

1) Get extended warranty
2) Get better rubber if you have $ asap
3) Get 90/100 Philips Rally with some good relay kit ~ total would be below 1000rs INR


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Thank you jkdas,

1. I opted for 2+2 years (150000kms) extended warranty for Rs7500
2. I dont have the $ to change all the tyres at the moment as I plan to invest in the ICE and GPS.
3. Upgraded to Phillips 90/100 essential power as I could not fine Rally in most of the shops in Hyderabad. However the dealer said it won't need a relay kit as the default setup can handle it. But I am not sure. Will I overload it without a relay?

I was charged Rs6800 for the seat covers

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I did my second refill today and I got a milage of 13.65kmpl for the first refill. This is better than my Estilo driving in the city. I did some offroad drive over the weekend to get a feel of it and it did an amazing job. I took it over some inclined slopes close to a field.

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My wife having fun with the steering

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I and my buddy

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Congrats for your new set of Wheels...i too call my SUV buddy that's a coincidence
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Congratulations buddy! The safari indeed looks quite intimidating. Good to see that you had a good dealer experience too.
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