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Old 27th August 2009, 15:57   #46
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Riju, congratulations mate.Scorpio in white looks awesome and with that bull bar along with hellas makes it even more beast which needs to be taken out to roar.Keep updating and what was the final amount on road price you paid, any discounts you got do share its details.
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Hey Riju, thats a suprise again. I was not aware that you sold off your Baleno. Looks like it is raining SUVs in Bangalore.
Now eager to see a nice travelogue on the mHawk.

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Good going Riju! Great to see another Scorp in the group
As you mentioned, it takes a bit getting used to, especially after driving a low slung sedan like the Baleno. But once you get used to it, it's a hoot to drive. But yeah, fast cornering goes out of the window
When you do get around to upgrading the tyres, I'd suggest the Yoko Geolanders. Fitted them on my Scorp recently, and am very pleased with them.
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Hey Riju, Heartiest Congratulations, looks great in white & those Hellas are to die for

Happy Motoring!
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Congrats Riju,

Now you have more area to wax and polish and to photograph too...!

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I already managed to put it on 2 wheels twice .
Time for Bilstein's eh ? and of course the "box" too

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Nudge Bar/Bull Bar + hella Rally Eye 3003
This makes it stand apart from the "normal" HUGE grill most of the scorpio owners tend to use. The lights are like the cherry on top.

Good choice man.
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Congrats! Nice photos. BTW what does HD Kote stand for?
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Hey Riju, thats a suprise again. I was not aware that you sold off your Baleno. Looks like it is raining SUVs in Bangalore.
Now eager to see a nice travelogue on the mHawk.
Abhi
Thanks Abhi, yeah the rich are buying the 4x4's .

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Good going Riju! Great to see another Scorp in the group
As you mentioned, it takes a bit getting used to, especially after driving a low slung sedan like the Baleno. But once you get used to it, it's a hoot to drive. But yeah, fast cornering goes out of the window
When you do get around to upgrading the tyres, I'd suggest the Yoko Geolanders. Fitted them on my Scorp recently, and am very pleased with them.
Abhi' as you said, I have to mellow down on my fast cornering. Tyres is something I am seriously looking at now since I have this fetish for good alloys and tires, hopefully they materialize soon.

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Hey Riju, Heartiest Congratulations, looks great in white & those Hellas are to die for

Happy Motoring!
Suman thanks buddy, I envy you for that trip you did to Leh.

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Congrats Riju,

Now you have more area to wax and polish and to photograph too...!
Time for Bilstein's eh ? and of course the "box" too
This makes it stand apart from the "normal" HUGE grill most of the scorpio owners tend to use. The lights are like the cherry on top.
Good choice man.
Talk of washing and waxing. Last weekend it took me good 3 hrs to finish up the washing and waxing, only to be spoiled by all the slush around the farm.
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Congrats! Nice photos. BTW what does HD Kote stand for?
siddvi thanks, HDKote = Heggadadevanakote

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Riju,

Did you also check out the black SLE (that comes with the silver cladding) when you visited the dealership. Was the fit and finish close to the black Vlx? AFAIK both are the same except for the stickers but just wanted to make sure as i have only seen a rocky beige SLE so far.
Also how was the middle row comfort on long trips?
Yes I did check the black one with the silver cladding . To me the VLX looked better in terms of the finish. Middle row seating is good for 3 well built adults. My advice would be to stay away from the 8 seater since its way too cramped in the last row.We did check this before buying and only then opted for the 7 seater.

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Riju,

Did you also check out the black SLE (that comes with the silver cladding) when you visited the dealership. Was the fit and finish close to the black Vlx? AFAIK both are the same except for the stickers but just wanted to make sure as i have only seen a rocky beige SLE so far.

Also how was the middle row comfort on long trips?
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Congratulations!
The additional lights give a different look to this car. Are they Xenon ?

I agree that torque can be addictive, but Baleno was in different league. That car handles corners well, rough roads well and is simply an amazing drive. Every time I am behind the wheel of Baleno, I forgive all its short comings.

How is ride quality as compared to Baleno ? IMHO Baleno ride quality is good, but how does it compare with this SUV. You will now not be blinded by lights of all oncoming vehicles though.
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Conrats man. Nice Bull Bar.
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Finally, an SUV from a Sedan.

Congratulations on your cool new ride. The Scorp sure looks refreshing.

Wish you many a happy miles.
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Hearty congratulations Riju - enjoy the truck!
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Congrats on the mHawk. Nothing sounds better than the growl of this engine. Post interior pics too.

The locations for photography have been good and do very good justice with the white color.
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I saw this beauty at Satya's(blueraven316) on August 15th having a makeover. Huge vehicle. Have driven the old Scorpio but not the MHawk.

Congrats da on a beautiful looking vehicle
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Congrats saar. It looks really nice, esp with that color. Happy mHawk-ing
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