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Old 30th May 2009, 15:39   #76
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@ Bite The Bullet: I located your thread on "Test drived and initial..." There are pictures of your alloy wheeled "black beauty" but none with the lock that you mentioned above.

can you post a picture again ??
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Hi,
I took her out for a nice long ride today, well long as in some 80 odd kms and it was great fun.

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The roads were pretty bad but the Safari handled the potholes beautifully. When there are a many undulations the Safari seems to tend to bounce around a little. I am not sure if this is normal or I need to ask the guys to take a look at it during the 1st service.

I am getting used to use the ORVMs and Reverse guide and its pretty easy to back-up. Though I still turn around by habit sometimes, only to see the huge spare

I experienced the whooshing noise ( I had read a lot about it on the forum) and its really loud. It start around the 65 km/hr mark and reaches a crescendo at around 80 kms/hr and then trails off at higher speeds (though it never quite disappears). It is pretty irritating especially when you are cruising on a nice empty stretch of road. I wonder if anyone has found a solution to it ?

Anyway I have made a note of it and will ask the service station guys, just for kicks. Wonder what explanation they will come up with.

She is giving an average of around 11 Kms / liter with the Air-con on 100% of the time and I hope on longer journeys this will improve slightly.

Till date she has been behaving well and I have not had any troubles whatsoever. The 1st service is due anytime now and will have to take care of it next week before the trip to B'lore.

I am looking forward to the trip to B'lore - Mysore and Kabini. Just 12 more days to go for my vacation. Yipee !!
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Great photos!

Are you still running on temp registration or is that the number?

And great to know that, regardless of many predictions by many Oracle here about doomsday, thing are pretty much trouble free.

Wishing you a wonderful trip on your vacation.
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umang, why did you fit that ugly black luggage carrier on the top buddy? it will spoil the looks of your car.
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Great photos!

Are you still running on temp registration or is that the number?

And great to know that, regardless of many predictions by many Oracle here about doomsday, thing are pretty much trouble free.

Wishing you a wonderful trip on your vacation.
Thanks. Yeah its the temp registration number. I have yet the get the permanent number plate made. Will do it in a couple of days.

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umang, why did you fit that ugly black luggage carrier on the top buddy? it will spoil the looks of your car.
Too many people on the B'lore trip. 6 adults 3 childeren 2 dogs and 12 days of luggage . Luckily the carrier is clamped on to the 'roof rail' (wonder what they are called ) and so I plan remove it the moment I am back home.
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Congrats Umang on your GX!

Its nice to know about a few of us in Ahmedabad who are interested in the Safari. We should surely catch up - What do you say? Would be great to have a small trip with the few Safaris we have in Ahmedabad!

About the jack - Where did you buy it from? I need to pick up one myself.

Good luck with your trip to Bangalore!

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...Too many people on the B'lore trip. 6 adults 3 childeren 2 dogs and 12 days of luggage . Luckily the carrier is clamped on to the 'roof rail' (wonder what they are called ) and so I plan remove it the moment I am back home.
Umang,

Is this just in the Safari or you have another vehicle tagging along for this trip?

If just the Safari, then, post the trip, would love it if you can put up an interview of the passengers of how they felt in the vehicle. No opinion is as good and blunt as that of the family's!
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Too many people on the B'lore trip. 6 adults 3 childeren 2 dogs and 12 days of luggage . Luckily the carrier is clamped on to the 'roof rail' (wonder what they are called ) and so I plan remove it the moment I am back home.
Umang this trip is going to be a huge one for you, take care of the King and King will care for others who is travelling along.

As Happywheels said would love to know how the experience of the people on this tour and how your dogs took this trip.

Enjoy the trip
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Too many people on the B'lore trip. 6 adults 3 childeren 2 dogs and 12 days of luggage . Luckily the carrier is clamped on to the 'roof rail' (wonder what they are called ) and so I plan remove it the moment I am back home.
yes, its called the roof rail.

WOW, you are making complete use of your SUV... like i did with mine... here is a pic!
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No opinion is as good and blunt as that of the family's!
Will do that. Like I mentioned before the children and dogs will go in the rear, so wonder what they will think of it especially after being there for around 8 hours at a stretch.

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Umang this trip is going to be a huge one for you, take care of the King and King will care for others who is travelling along.

As Happywheels said would love to know how the experience of the people on this tour and how your dogs took this trip.

Enjoy the trip
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yes, its called the roof rail.

WOW, you are making complete use of your SUV... like i did with mine... here is a pic!
This is amazing. Wonder if this is some kind of record. "Most luggage squeezed into the Safari"
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This is amazing. Wonder if this is some kind of record. "Most luggage squeezed into the Safari"
sorry, its a scorpio...
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sorry, its a scorpio...

Raj,

So much luggage must have made the ride better and comfy ?
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sorry, its a scorpio...
Wow ! sorry I just saw all the luggage and assumed it was a safari
Its definitely a record !

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So much luggage must have made the ride better and comfy ?

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Raj,

So much luggage must have made the ride better and comfy ?
definetely, much better than the competition!
mahindra should offer these suitcases free with every scorpio... just in case...

on a serious note, i really found the ride quality to be superb with all the load. acceleration did not suffer too. wish my family allowed me to keep those suitcases in the car itself!
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Hi Umang,

Any more updates on your Safari? When are you planning the Bangalore trip?

I too just booked a Safari GX ( Pearl White Single tone) 4X2 and am eagerly waiting for it to arrive
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