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Old 15th February 2009, 18:43   #1
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Talking Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years

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Let me announce the arrival of my black Safari VX 4x4. After waiting for over a month, finally I got the delivery today. T-BHP checklist was handy for PDI. Thank you T-BHP. Yet to get the number, hence, just brought it home and parked it quietly.

Initial feeling is great :-). I though I had a large parking where I could squeeze in my Wagon-R, Style and sometimes Bullet together. Now the truck has displaced all of them and still juts out of the yellow line.

Pics and reviews would follow, once, I am allowed to run it on road.

Just few observations:

1) No "Safari VX" logo at the back?
2) No 4x4 stickers on sides ?
3) Rear spare wheel cover on tailgate has old "Safari" logo and not large "T" letter, that I am used to seeing on all 2.2 VTTs till now.

Has TML changed the looks of 2009 safaris or mine is an aberration?

I will be taking the truck back to the dealer for number plate and some promised accessories, in a day or two. I have already asked for #2. They are checking with TML. Need to verify about #1 and #3 too. Any inputs would be helpful. I am particularly interested in #1 and #2.

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Congrats! TBhp must have a sizeable percentage of all Safari owners in India I have felt that the older spare wheel cover was better looking - so good to see it back. I'm surprised about the missing VX and 4x4 decals. Change of nomenclature and "undecided so none" situation ? Pics please, especially since this is one of the first 2009ers.
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CONGRATULATION !!!

Please share your buying experience of this truck with photographs. This will also help to understand whether there is any change in 2009 Safari.
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Congrats.. Drive Safe and Drive with a Smile.
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Congrats on reclaiming your life
Enjoy the drive and don't forget to buckle up!
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congrats bj69!!
ask the sales guy about the changes if any.
enjoy your new ride and drive safe!
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Congrats bj96 on buying a great off roader!!
Do post some pics. Drive safe!
Cheers!
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Congrats bj. And happy driving.

Even I like the "Safari" written on the spare wheel!
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Default Few pics taken at the time of delivery

Went with a macro lens to capture the beast and the space was too narrow
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Just few observations:

1) No "Safari VX" logo at the back?
2) No 4x4 stickers on sides ?
3) Rear spare wheel cover on tailgate has old "Safari" logo and not large "T" letter, that I am used to seeing on all 2.2 VTTs till now.

Has TML changed the looks of 2009 safaris or mine is an aberration?

Cheers,
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Congrats for the 4wd and happy miling.

Another change that I seem to see is smaller size wheel hubs.

No VX logo and 4wd sticker is real suprise, the classic spare cover is definitely a welcome change from that awful oversized T.

Gotta follow this with showroom to know more [and that this is not an aberration] and if feasible replace the T-signed wheel cover.

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Congratulations man. Great SUV.

Maybe there are changes in 2009 to the spare cover. Looks more like the 3.0 dicor cover. I think it looks good. You can just source the sticker and add it.
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Congrats BJ96,

Congrats on the new ride! It's a stunner!

Any specific reason for 4x4?

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Just few observations:

1) No "Safari VX" logo at the back?
2) No 4x4 stickers on sides ?
3) Rear spare wheel cover on tailgate has old "Safari" logo and not large "T"
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1. Logo should be there.
2. Stickers should be there! Come-on, its a 4x4 - how will you announce it to the world!
3. Mmmm... this would be a good thing. Lot of 2.2 Safari owners over here would readily swap their "T" cover for this 'original' design.
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Sweet piece, keep her well, since you have 4x4 USE it like Shahnavaz.
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Sweet piece, keep her well, since you have 4x4 USE it like Shahnavaz...
I would say, use it like HRag.

Khan's Gypsy is way beyond the capabilities of a mortals ride!
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Congrats buddy for the beast!

Drive safely and enjoy the life.
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