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Old 27th November 2016, 10:48   #226
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The tires have begun to squeal now
Duelers typically begin to squealing at 35k km if driven spiritedly but continue to offer good grip.
What pressures do you maintain?

In fact, I find it fun when they squeal, feel like an old Hindi movie villain (not hero)..!!!
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Smile 2 years up!

24 months passed and I realized this when I made a payment towards the renewal for insurance.

Scorpio is at 31,5xx kms now.

And is going as great as ever. There are faint rattles on very bad roads from LH rear captain seat [unladen] and I believe torquing will solve that. Or maybe some spray of WD-40.

Have not been able to go on a holiday thanks to work but I am enjoying commuting 145 kms 2/3 times a week [shared between this & VLX].

The other aspects mentioned in this post still hold true and I continue to enjoy driving this gem.

Might get a tire change for it.
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RWD's are fun? Yes. This top heavy SUV churns out only 120 BHP and has a measely 280 NM of torque but is enough to light up the rear tires in 2nd gear corners. It is amazingly fun. And I didn't do this on purpose. Was getting late and was pushing through the corners. Was amazed to experience the rear giving up and howling in protetst and then slowly sliding when given full A pedal treatment.

Poor Bridgestones

Scorpio is at 33,5xx kms.
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RWD's are fun? Yes. This top heavy SUV churns out only 120 BHP and has a measely 280 NM of torque but is enough to light up the rear tires in 2nd gear corners. It is amazingly fun. And I didn't do this on purpose. Was getting late and was pushing through the corners. Was amazed to experience the rear giving up and howling in protetst and then slowly sliding when given full A pedal treatment.

Poor Bridgestones

Scorpio is at 33,5xx kms.
FUN? Isn't it prone to toppling? I mean, not doubting your driving credentials but it's quite a scary feeling in a SUV, IMO - the rear giving up.

Happened with me once while I was on the hills and didn't realize there was black ice on the road. On the next corner, I was the scariest I have ever been in the driver's seat! Phew!

I love to push the hatches and sedans around the corners, but haven't been able to gather enough courage to do the same with it.
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FUN? Isn't it prone to toppling? I mean, not doubting your driving credentials but it's quite a scary feeling in a SUV, IMO - the rear giving up.:
How fast would it br in 2nd gear...40kmph? Not enough for it to topple.

And its done when I can see through the entire corner.
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Was getting late and was pushing through the corners. Was amazed to experience the rear giving up and howling in protetst and then slowly sliding when given full A pedal treatment.
You brought back fond memories of Hariya and me on a lot of highways on the Western Ghats and the Himalayas....!!!

Once you get a hang of the Scorpio, doing the "Singham move" (of course at a safe location with requisite pre cautions) is easily possible and immense fun.
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At a conversation with few politicians/contarctors, I was surprised to learn that despite the new gen Scorpio doing 1L+ kilometers, nothing much has gone wrong.

These people have fleet of SUV's below 40L, you name it, they have it. Ford, Mitsubishi to Toyota. Ya, Captiva and the rare Trailblazer as well.

All were happy when they were comparing their VLX's with S10's. No slave cylinder issue, no AC issue, no turbo issue, nothing. Almost as reliable as their famed Japanese SUV's and to take in the fact that the Scorpio is their beater SUV.
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No slave cylinder issue, no AC issue, no turbo issue, nothing.
No issues even with the vacuum modulators?

But it's good to know that the new gen Scorpio is remaining trouble free even in the hands of people who aren't that obsessed about its maintenance as us.

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No issues even with the vacuum modulators?
I will conclude as mine being a one-off case and thanks for pointing out

But 1L+ kms on 3 S10's without any suspension work or any other is amazing to say the least, especially considering when its arch rival continues to be ridden with niggles.
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I will conclude as mine being a one-off case and thanks for pointing out

But 1L+ kms on 3 S10's without any suspension work or any other is amazing to say the least, especially considering when its arch rival continues to be ridden with niggles.
Absolutely agreed...!!!

In fact, reliability, especially in the long term has what has kept the Scorpio going strong amongst personal users for a long time now.

Its arch rival is not ridden with niggles, they are features to keep you intrigued about it all the time and to help you bond with the truck.

You dont buy a Safari, you marry it.

Having said that, apart from stuff that is kinda standard fare with it like an erratic AC adjustment, iffy front windows and a moody central locking, nothing much seems to go wrong with the Varicor 400 too.

Of course, we do not have too many examples to compare it with the Scorpio though.
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Ahem. Ok. Arch Rival ridden with niggles.
That is an interesting point. Could you list them out so that I can keep and eye and get them all sorted in the all-encompassing Gold AMC with zero bills which Mahindra does not offer.

4 visits of a working shift each for regular maintenance service is too much unreliability in its first year with 26K kms you see.
Oh did I mention ZERO bills too! Totally unreliable! Man I have file a complain now.
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Ahem. Ok. Arch Rival ridden with niggles.
That is an interesting point. Could you list them out so that I can keep and eye and get them all sorted in the all-encompassing Gold AMC with zero bills which Mahindra does not offer.

4 visits of a working shift each for regular maintenance service is too much unreliability in its first year with 26K kms you see.
Oh did I mention ZERO bills too! Totally unreliable! Man I have file a complain now.
Bro, no sarcasm taken

While I do frequent the Varicor & Storme Official threads, I don't update myself with every passing page and I have seen few niggles being reported here & then.

If not (if I am misinformed or read more than what I should have) then there should be no cause of worry, should it? And yeah, Happy Birthday
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Could you list them out so that I can keep and eye and get them all sorted
4 visits of a working shift each for regular maintenance service is too much unreliability in its first year with 26K kms you see.
Let me try.

Erratic front windows and a moody AC.

thinking....thinking....still thinking...

But then, 26k kms is too early to comment. Let's revisit this once your truck/or a truck you know has crossed 100k km. That would give a fair comparison.

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And yeah, Happy Birthday
How did you know it? Now that you've spilt the beans, Happy Birthday from my side too..!!

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