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Old 12th July 2008, 01:01   #151
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Hi BTB, your seat covers look fantastic! They look almost like leather. I liked the red color stitch. overall your bull is black in and out - Cool!!
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Hi BTB, your seat covers look fantastic! They look almost like leather. I liked the red color stitch.
thanks man,

yeah - loads of people have been really surprised when i've told them that it isin't leather. in the flesh, it pretty much has the grain and feel of some really good premium leathers in the market today.

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overall your bull is black in and out - Cool!!
hence the name, "black beauty"!!
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Does Auzo function well in rains and nights ? confused between RD and AUZO
and Has ELEGANT at lajpat nagar done your electrical stuff so that i can just go for a copy there.thanks
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Does Auzo function well in rains and nights ? confused between RD and AUZO
and Has ELEGANT at lajpat nagar done your electrical stuff so that i can just go for a copy there.thanks
hi totality,

apologies for the delay in posting, was traveling.

in the rains, the camera tends to get spotty and on a scale of 1 -10 goes to about a 2/10. in the night, if there is light in the area that you are backing into, the view is fine and i'd go as far as to rate it a 6/10. if it's pitch black - it's pretty much useless. i'm not sure how the other cameras fare but i'd think they would all be pretty much in the same boat...

pls don't use elegant - i used to go there loads and ever since they've scaled up - the prices have all headed north and the service has headed south.

my guy is a chap called rajesh - just keep going past elegant towards a huge tyre shop (bk tyres) on the left - directly opposite him is a shop with sony x plod on the banner outside. speak with rajesh and use my reference (black 2.2 safari lx)

let me know if i can help...

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Old 22nd March 2009, 23:44   #155
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hey guys...

i've been meaning to update this thread for a while but get caught up reading other peoples stories and get too lazy to write...

a year old on the 10th of march and the safari should hit the 15000 km mark after this tankful of gas!!!

i have to admit, driving the safari is addictive and i am so glad that i waited for this engine, as long as i did. having spent 365+ days with it - having put it through some really gruelling terrain in our famous sangla valley camping trip and driving it in delhi traffic pretty much everywhere - i have now come to the conclusion that there will now ALWAYS be one SUV at home all the time.

(it seems more and more likely that it'll pretty much always be a safari till i can rob a bank to get myself a white range rover sport HSE with black privacy glass and 19 inch wheels )

the torque that this engine delivers in the city is simply phenomenal. once you decide to overtake or just want to start moving fairly sharpish - you plant your foot down and just steer a VERY VERY quickly accelerating 2 ton piece of metal and plastic. jeepers it can shift!!!!

the safari is thankfully rattle free and apart from an irritating squeak off the right front seat-belt harness, she continues to be as 'noise' less as when we first brought her home. she has ticked all the boxes that i wanted ticked when we picked her up...

some might argue that i am being overly exuberant, but i have owned a bullet, owned a palio, now own a safari and now (hopefully!) 5 days away from owning yet another fiat. i bat for the under dog and i'm proud of it... the funny bit is that EVERY SINGLE time, the underdog has been far from what people make it out to be.

the bullet was gorgeous, the palio was fantastic and the safari has been brilliant - period.

i agree with all the guys on the other threads that the safari tends to get beaten up on this forum because WE as the OWNERS are so VOCAL about the problems that crop up... i do not see ANY other owners being as vocal about their rides as we are.

yes the safari can develop problems, but so can a maserati!!! yes the safari is crude (in many ways) but so is the land rover...

for the price we paid for the safari, i enjoy her every time i drive her around. she turns heads and she makes me feel good. at the cost of making myself look a little silly i'm going to say, she makes me feel butch!!!!

for less than 8 lakhs (viagra excluded!!!) try and get THAT somewhere else people!!!

i've had my rant - i'll do a bit of an update on the long term ownership later tonight.

stay safe motor-heads!!!

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Hey bhp'ians

Just a little note to say that my lovely Safari is now unfortunately up for sale - thanks to the Bombay cops giving me grief for driving a DL registered car in the city...

She (alongwith my Linea) is on a flatbed truck headed to Delhi and should be in Delhi later tomorrow night.

Pics and deets are up in the classified's section. Am going to miss this lady :(
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- thanks to the Bombay cops giving me grief for driving a DL registered car in the city...
Wasn't changing the registration to Bombay an option? or will you be moving out of BOM too soon?
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Wasn't changing the registration to Bombay an option? or will you be moving out of BOM too soon?
It was ending up costing a little over a lakh & some change per car to effect the change of registration (not counting the hassle of Delhi rto NOC and touts in bombay for the re-registration here)

Didn't have the stomach for it - so will pick up a bombay registered ride now...
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It was ending up costing a little over a lakh & some change per car to effect the change of registration (not counting the hassle of Delhi rto NOC and touts in bombay for the re-registration here)

Didn't have the stomach for it - so will pick up a bombay registered ride now...
Makes sense. Well, yours was one of the threads I used to follow regularly back when I had just joined. ATB for the next ride
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