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Old 24th July 2007, 02:41   #16
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Wow! Atleast now.

Safari is a real capable offroader. If a 4X2 got you so much, then how will a 4X4 do.

Don't think a lot. We're coming down there to see you ride that thing with us in the backseat.
So, When??
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Old 24th July 2007, 04:14   #17
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The need is for a capable off-roader (not extreme) with excellent ride, and the Safari passed with flying colours.
Aha, You've been bitten by the Safari bug. Good Luck!
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Old 24th July 2007, 07:47   #18
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can you please do the similar treatment to the scorpio too?. And can you please help me in suggesting which vehicle to choose. I am looking for a 7.5 to 8L budget SUV. Please Help!.
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See Samurai,

We are depending on you...
Guys, guys, I am no expert SUV test driver. You can do what I did, all you need is a few bad roads, I am sure your cities have them.

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Have you dont the Scorpio on the same stuff. Please do it for us.
Hmm, they gotta bring it to me from Mangalore, that is 75Kms away.

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I can already see another convert to the Safari religion. I guess yours will be the 4x4 version of the Safari. Which color o' master? Black I hope...
Hey, I am not buying this to shoot photographs. I am looking at Passion Red instead. Expect this to happen next month.
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Old 24th July 2007, 08:11   #19
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Good choice samurai, except that do not try to attempt the stunts they show in the safari ad. Potholes are ok, not the jumps.
In the ad where the safari is jumping the chasis broke on impact of landing. It was driven by vikram mathias.
So unless you are going do some serious "RECLAIM YOUR LIFE" stunts, it will be a good vehicle to have.
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Old 24th July 2007, 08:32   #20
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Hey, I am not buying this to shoot photographs. I am looking at Passion Red instead. Expect this to happen next month.
You could always shoot photographs with passion red too...
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Old 24th July 2007, 08:46   #21
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Very informative report. Guess you have been bowled over by the safari.
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As we came close to my home I stopped, and asked him to take over and show me the tight S curve I wanted. He took over, and executed the S curve with real finesse.
Just want to share my experience:

When I bought Safari, I was so skeptical to take it to our basement car-park. The basement car-park in our apratment is crooked and is full of pillars and has two such S-curves.

I started parking the monster on one of the empty surface car-parks and the developer promptly contacted me and asked for a good sum for the surface car-park. I thought let me atleast try taking the truck to basement before buying another car-park. The first time it was pretty difficult, but, very soon I was able to park it without a significantly raised blood-pressure.

Moral of the story: You will get used to it faster than you expect!
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Superb test drive. So, safari it is?

TD Reminds me of Khaadu's signature :d
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Old 24th July 2007, 11:08   #24
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There goes the Trax flying outta the Window .
Exactly my thoughts when I read the review.. Besides, I don't think Samurai can execute the S curve in the Trax!!
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Samurai, is it going to be there before I come? What's the delivery time/waiting period?
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nice review as usual, best wishes for the buy
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haa haa haaaa, samu's safari has got everyone so excited. Its almost become a TBHP buy. samu san expect a bus load of TBHPians to land up at your farm... oops firm, to have a joyride.
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Samurai, is it going to be there before I come? What's the delivery time/waiting period?

For Red and White the waiting period is close to 1 month.. Black and Silver you can get in 15 days..

Congrats and welcome to the Club Samurai.

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For Red and White the waiting period is close to 1 month.. Black and Silver you can get in 15 days..

Congrats and welcome to the Club Samurai.

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Looks like the wait in BLR is long. Over here Silver is in stock, i,e, pay today and get tomorrow, for Passion red it will take 3-4 days when they order.
Since Samu will be getting from MGLR, the wait may be less.
If you buy an EX 4x4 the wait is even less because the LX 4x2 is the most popular model.
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I took a test drive of a Safari recently - and came away mighty impressed as well!

GONE was the "Vagueness" the steering used to have - in fact found it very taut and responsive!... Unfortunately was a short drive - but took a couple of turns at decent speeds and found the handling more than adequate - upsizing the footwear will obviously shore up that front immensely!

The engine itself was very silent - in cabin noise was in fact I think on par, or if not a little better than my Accent CRDi. The seats were extrememly comfortable - the clutch travel did seem a tad longer than the cars I am used to but was light enough.

All in all I am seriously comtemplating picking up one - .. erm....in Black ....

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