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Old 16th November 2007, 15:08   #451
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Keep the needle under redline for sometime and see the mileage shoot up
Gera gets close to 13 kmpl for his.
Can you please explain a bit more on it. Which red line?
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Old 20th November 2007, 17:05   #452
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TML has finally got permission from the RTO to register the 2.2 in Delhi. Ankit - go ahead and pick up your truck tommorow.
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but people should be happy with Safari returning constant 10-12 kmpl in city and 12-14 kmpl on highways.

this is what i get from my 3.0 L,

if someone expects Safari to deliver 25 kmpl then its the case of bad expectations and they should consider buying something else.

i know lot of 3.0L owners who are happy with this mileage.

and i also believe that "THIRSTY" is a bit too harsh for 3.0L considering it runs on Diesel.

and if 2.2 exceeds above quoted figures then it will be bonus situation.
Yes. I am one of those who are happy getting 10 to 10.5 in city from the 3L. I mean like 3L gives 10 and 2.2L gives 11.5kmpl. Now this is a difference of 1.5Kms a litre i.2 Rs34. So how much is the difference and will that really make a difference to a guy to is driving a SUV that too Diesel with actually no other SUV giving that kind of mileage..U must be kidding guys. The 3L mileage is awesome. Just that 2.2L is a little better which is a good thing and shows that Tatas have really worked on it. however I was told by some TATA guys that running the car on AC will have more impact on the 2.2L then on the 3L because its a bigger engine. Is that true???
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I was told by some TATA guys that running the car on AC will have more impact on the 2.2L then on the 3L because its a bigger engine. Is that true???
I have never driven the 3.0 but have driven the 2.2 fully loaded with 7 adults and both AC's on. Did not feel any power difference - it was same as driving alone with the AC off.
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rediff.com: Driving the Tata Safari

That offraod testing is a joke. Rally Driver?? Who??
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I have never driven the 3.0 but have driven the 2.2 fully loaded with 7 adults and both AC's on. Did not feel any power difference - it was same as driving alone with the AC off.

Second that. Recently I completed a 400 km trip with 7 adults plus moderate luggage, and the AC was always on - between 2-max. Absolutely no power loss. The 2.2, of course TILL NOW, is well and truly on the right track to prove itself phenomenal.

No issues till now with 1 month and 1 week of ownership and 3500 kms. Will be going for a voluntary oil change at around 4500 km.
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Second that. Recently I completed a 400 km trip with 7 adults plus moderate luggage, and the AC was always on - between 2-max. Absolutely no power loss.
djbobo and adc,

7 adults in Safari!!! Can adults sit on jump seats ??

-harish
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7 adults in Safari!!! Can adults sit on jump seats ??

-harish
Yes, even I tried it when my bro was driving. Wasnt too bad.
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Jump seats are not that comfortable except for small distances for 10-15 kms

never had anyone sit there in my beast except my bro's guards and those guys are so tough that they never complain even if i tell them to stand on sidesteps holding the roof rails

but i seriously think jump seats are not at all comfortable
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Jump seats are not that comfortable except for small distances for 10-15 kms
but i seriously think jump seats are not at all comfortable
Think about this: if they were (comfortable), would they still be called JUMP seats?!
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Hey we were discussing the AC/Engine performance and not whether to what extent the JUMP seat is comfortable.

For those who would like to pity on the condition of the rear jump seat passenger after a 200 km journey with a journey time of 2.5 hrs [400 km in total], I would like to assure that no one was made to sit there for extended period of time. We took two referesment breaks in the 200 km journey and the rear jump seat passenger changed postion with someone in the front.

Again purely speaking on the AC/Engine performance, no issues.

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TML has finally got permission from the RTO to register the 2.2 in Delhi. Ankit - go ahead and pick up your truck tommorow.
True. I too got a call from my dealer about the registrations being opened.
Though I had the number (my dealer provided it to me) and I went all the way to Amritsar and back driving a total of 1050 kms without any issues.

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I have never driven the 3.0 but have driven the 2.2 fully loaded with 7 adults and both AC's on. Did not feel any power difference - it was same as driving alone with the AC off.
Totally agree to that. there is no difference in the pick-up, speed , No power lag whatsoever with the AC being ON or OFF. Driven on the highway with full luggage and 5 adults and 2 kids.



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I guess Im getting 16+ on highways on Reliance .
14+ on shell
13+ on speed.

Thats a very good fuel economy. I have got 14.65 with the Indian Oil Premium Diesel. I was expecting a little more. This was on the highway with city driving about 20-25%
We dont get reliance/ shell in delhi only HP/ Indian Oil/ Bharat Petroleum/ IBP.
What is the best please advise
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Nice post. Can anyone give me genuine ownership/general/testdrive reviews on PETROL TATA SAFARI? I am planning to buy it.
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Nice post. Can anyone give me genuine ownership/general/testdrive reviews on PETROL TATA SAFARI? I am planning to buy it.
In one word.... Stay Away!

P.S. Why would you want to buy a petrol safari having 125bhp leaving the diesel option which gives you 140 bhp and lots more torque!
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In one word.... Stay Away!

P.S. Why would you want to buy a petrol safari having 125bhp leaving the diesel option which gives you 140 bhp and lots more torque!

On top of that I think that the petrol version would have very poor resale value in the second hand market and would be very difficult to sell.

Not advisable in my opinion
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