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Old 12th August 2006, 20:07   #1
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Default Mahindra Bolero DI Turbo (Donuts pics)



for the whole set of six pics to see what happened, click :
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This is the Bolero SLX with the Turbo DI 2.5L 63PS engine.
The car retails for 5.7 lakhs ex-showroom Pune (BS2) and 5.90 lakhs ex-showroom Pune (BS3). This makes it around 40-60,000 less than the Safari base 2.0Diesel...

Have been driving it for the past one week and have clogged around 700kms in and around Pune. I really pushed it hard thru water-logged roads, pot-holes, mini-craters, hills and what not but she responded very well, with only the front wheel caps flying out (during some off-road adventure)

Loved the decent MP3 player (has got a remote, so the location doesnt bother me), the ample torque available from as low as 1500rpm. She runs on 215/75 R15 Goodyear tyres, decent enough for dry/wet roads but not good off the road.

A very capable machine for those who hate bad roads, slowing down for potholes and want something mean at a low price. Whats more, the jeep is very fuel-efficient too (delivering around 10kmpl with a/c under hard use!)

Video link of the donuts coming up soon
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Thats some nice offroading there. But donuts?
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The car retails for 5.7 lakhs ex-showroom Pune (BS2) and 5.90 lakhs ex-showroom Pune (BS3). This makes it around 40-60,000 less than the Safari base 2.0Diesel...
I would beg, borrow or steal that 40K and buy a Safari.
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Good to see you here Bunny. I read your articles with a lot of interest. I drove the Bolero before I bought a Dicor 4X4 and don't regret my decision one bit. However, the Bolero did impress off road!
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Nice way to chill out when its raining all over Maharashtra...
Anyways in these cars the fun starts from where the tarmac ends - NIP
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that's nice bunny bhai.
didn't knw u were a member here....


waiting for the video links........
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Hahaha, Just when I was wondering how a Bolero could drift...I see pictures on wet grass. No ways a Bolero could drift on tarmac.

You guys seem to be having a blast with the test-drive cars.
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@karthik: I managed a couple of 360 degrees. Agreed, cant call them proper donuts, but with a 1670kg 63PS jeep, I cudnt ask for more!

@jatinrao : The front wheel caps were lost somewhere while off-roading! Pick-up upto around 80 is more or less as same as the safari 2.0 Diesel. You cant expect a Mahindra (except for the Scorpio) to have a nice ride. 4*4 is available on demand.

@Mpower : I sorta agree, but then the Bolero comes into its own off the road. Really.. and its got more torque down the range which helps in city traffic a lot as compared to the safari 2.0 Diesel

@jyobed: Yeah, the Bolero impressed me a lot. I really pushed her and all that happened was the comin off of the front wheel caps. Thats it!

@kpzen : Went to Mulshi today. Loved it!

@GTO : No Indian jeep can drift on tarmac, although today I did slide for like 10-15metres on a corner which downshiftin to 2nd at around 50km/h. The rear came out in mid-corner and i floored it..ahhh
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Good to see someone having fun with their jeep. Brings back memories.



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@GTO : No Indian jeep can drift on tarmac
Gypsy King bro...it may kill you with the petrol FE and stiff suspension, but drift is one thing it can do pretty well.
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Some more pics..


got her on 3 wheels...


Finally she gave up!!!



Missed the 4*4.. it took a good 12-15 people to get her outta the mess!
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Bunny, good pics - looks like you had a lot of fun with it. Looking at the pics, I feel like going and picking up one. And to top it, re-sale shouldnt ever be a problem looking at the number of Mahindra's already doing taxi-cab duty, esp in the semi-urban areas.
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Gypsy King bro...it may kill you with the petrol FE and stiff suspension, but drift is one thing it can do pretty well.
The Gypsy King aint no Jeep!!!

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@GTO : No Indian jeep can drift on tarmac, although today I did slide for like 10-15metres on a corner which downshiftin to 2nd at around 50km/h. The rear came out in mid-corner and i floored it..ahhh
We must try that in my now-Petrol Mahindra CLassic
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No Indian jeep can drift on tarmac, although today I did slide for like 10-15metres on a corner which downshiftin to 2nd at around 50km/h
Pls see the new tata safari ad in which the safari does a drift in a parking lot!
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Pls see the new tata safari ad in which the safari does a drift in a parking lot!
yeah seen that.. but parkin lots normally have cemented floor, dont they..
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can anybody do the TATA safari drift..i think the safari does not have the power to do it..and it is a camera trick shot..
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