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Old 3rd April 2008, 12:24   #16
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Congratulations! Request you to keep updating and share your experiences with this car like SUV. Pics awaited.
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Congratulations, I saw one with Military green colour standing near my house and it looked good.

Do post the complete technical specs along with the pictures.
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Also can you comment on the 3rd row ride quality (for highway rides!)

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Upto 60km/hr ride is ok in third row.I am planning to go for a 100kms drive with my full family (8 persons) in two or three days.Will post details after that.

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see that you dont rev it much, think 2000 rpm. See manual. And is it for 1000km?
In the manual its given don't go above 110 until first service(1000-1500kms).
rpm won't go above 2000 if u go @ 80km/hr in 5th gear.
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In the manual its given don't go above 110 until first service(1000-1500kms).
rpm won't go above 2000 if u go @ 80km/hr in 5th gear.
Alright. I asked coz its the same engine as in Safari 2.2 and it says 2500rpm on 5th till 1500-1800km and hence.

Hope you are not using premium diesels.
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Lijo, congrats on being the first Grande owner on the forum. Am sure there are lot of folks and potential owners out here desperately waiting to find out how the ownership keeps up.
Keep us updated second by second
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Wow !! Sunset Orange !! Isn't that the Colour they use in the Grande Adverts ?

Cool car this is. How much OTR Lijo ? Please post some pics Also.

Congrats once again for the new Mini Beast ( Can we call it that ? )
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Congrats Lijodavis

Thats a wonderful buy and yesterday i saw one Sumo grande silver color and oh boy it looked superb(much more than i anticipated)

totally killer looks and if i'm not wrong it comes with 2.2 Dicor engine.

have a wonderful time driving Sumo and post some pics buddy
yes the same 2.2 as safari but it is 120 bhp for the grande as against 140
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Congrats to the 1st Grande on TBhp. And please post the pics asap!
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In the manual its given don't go above 110 until first service(1000-1500kms).
rpm won't go above 2000 if u go @ 80km/hr in 5th gear.
Lijo, it is not actually the speed but the RPM that you should be more concerned about. If the RPM is well within the recommended range, all is fine.
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Upto 60km/hr ride is ok in third row.I am planning to go for a 100kms drive with my full family (8 persons) in two or three days.Will post details after that.
Great. Also if loaded with 8 people, is there space for luggage?
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Great. Also if loaded with 8 people, is there space for luggage?
Nope. A few briefcases thrown in the back and some soft luggage maybe, but not for any large bits of luggage. That is why the rearmost seat can be removed completely.
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Congrats! Looking forward to your long term ownership experience.

Saw two on Mount road (Anna Salai), Chennai today. One was Marine blue and the other Quartz black. The former had some political markings on that. Was glad to see that because in TN politicians use the TATA Safari and Sumo in a big way.

Had been tracking the vehicle pre-launch, taken a test drive days before the official launch in Chennai and was planning to take delivery a couple of days after the launch but during the test drive the missus got locked into the middle row because one of the door knobs was partially broken and the other would not work (no, child lock was not on); we had to open the door from outside for her to get down. She was so put off by this, the quality of the interiors and the fit and finish that my dreams to own the INTIMIDATOR vaporized!

The vehicle was relatively new, gone for very few test-drives and was obviously not much abused as test drive vehicles some times are in the long run. It even had a PDI passed sticker. There was no excuse for the dealer putting the vehicle for TD without checking the door openers.
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Congratulations!!! Was just waiting for someone to own one and give us some inseides on the New Sumo.

My boss (I dont know why) took another Victa last week for office use instead of going in for the new one.
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Congrats! Looking forward to your long term ownership experience.

Saw two on Mount road (Anna Salai), Chennai today. One was Marine blue and the other Quartz black. The former had some political markings on that. Was glad to see that because in TN politicians use the TATA Safari and Sumo in a big way.

Had been tracking the vehicle pre-launch, taken a test drive days before the official launch in Chennai and was planning to take delivery a couple of days after the launch but during the test drive the missus got locked into the middle row because one of the door knobs was partially broken and the other would not work (no, child lock was not on); we had to open the door from outside for her to get down. She was so put off by this, the quality of the interiors and the fit and finish that my dreams to own the INTIMIDATOR vaporized!

The vehicle was relatively new, gone for very few test-drives and was obviously not much abused as test drive vehicles some times are in the long run. It even had a PDI passed sticker. There was no excuse for the dealer putting the vehicle for TD without checking the door openers.
How many of us maintain respectable speeds on Demo cars? We never drive or do something harsh to our own car. I know people who abuses demo car coz its not theirs! Pity/shame on them. What did he get education for?

Do check another Grande. It just rumors about Tata's build quality.

And yes, its a shame that the dealer could only provide you with a badly maintained car.
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Congratulations!
I hope you are taking time out to read all these congratulatory messages.

BTW, are the second row seats adjustable for providing more leg room to the passengers?
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