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Old 27th August 2009, 06:30   #16
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4. Less front dive than the Scorpio and Xylo [Personally my short TD of both of them gave me this impression]Thanks for reading!!
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would you please elaborate , what does it mean ? And how is it important for rural/offroading ?

Thanx in advance
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Old 27th August 2009, 06:40   #17
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What was the onroad price of the MUV?? .. Only one remote key?? Have you checked with the dealer??
The ORP is 7.42. The dealer MPL Automobiles was the one who informed me of the single remote hitch

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Please teach me your driving style mate. In city I'm getting about 9KMPL and nothing more.


BTW what is your Head unit of ICE?
I just tap on the throttle, never press it fully and keep the RPM between 1800 to 2800 RPM. I anticipate braking etc etc.. My friend Nitrous knows it better!

BTW, I'm unable to figure out the HU model - All it says is Mahindra on it and the same units were there in the SLX and SLE in the showroom - No USB etc etc. The dealer told me that was coming in the earlier models and not anymore!



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Is this with or without A/C ?
Senthil, I Hardly drive without AC

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Which color? A must have according to me ; alloys and wide tyres.

Congrat !
Color is White: I do have a spare set of 235s and am hunting for donor alloys!!

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Good choice, Headers.

Of course,it is with the AC on.
Headers is currently running it in plus the 4-lane daily driving. Decent FE still for a 2 tonner.
It is not a 2 tonner - Please And you KNOW my driving shtyle!!

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So time to get some Alloys/ wide tyre / tuning box / after market air filter / Bilstein's

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Congrats Vikram

Enjoy the Bolero and i am sure the new Storm is capable and rugged machine and can take tons and tons of abuse.

BTW post at least some pics, no report is complete without pics

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Read the title and thought its about ' Accent crdi with petes stage3'
Anyways, congrats headers. Post some pics.
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Great News, Congrats Vikram. You are one silent killer, I had no idea.

Pics are coming soon guys! Thanks

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Congrats Vikram. Enjoy the ride.
And like I said earlier, you are indeed competing with Chennai Police
Ranjith - infact the cops are competing with me and NOT the other way around:

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Congrats sir!! Now for trying it all out on the track
Jayant : Track - well i can definitely TOW you out!

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Hey Vikram... Congratulations Sir!!! Treat eppo??
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Dear mate
would you please elaborate , what does it mean ? And how is it important for rural/offroading ?
What I meant was when you touch the brakes hard - the front end goes down by around 3 to 4 inches!

This could be attributed to the real coil spring setup IMO.

I'm not sure about your second part of question - Maybe its not important and its just my personal preference!
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@sanagg1:

Well the Storm does not have a 4x4 at the moment - Hence it cannot go offroad.

But if you meant rural village grade C or grade D roads - well you can fly on them..

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@sanagg1:

Well the Storm does not have a 4x4 at the moment - Hence it cannot go offroad.

But if you meant rural village grade C or grade D roads - well you can fly on them..

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I might sound like a sadist here but it definitely brings a smile onto my face when I get off the road at 80KMPH while sedans/hatchbacks struggle to keep pace.
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PICS Please............
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Hey Vikram, Heartiest Congratulations mate.

I must confess that I'd got it all wrong though when I looked at the title
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Hey congrats on the storm !! I have been in love with the bolero for years...please do post some detailed pics inside out.
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Thumbs up Good FE!

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...Senthil, I Hardly drive without AC..
Then, I think that is pretty decent FE that you are getting...Congrats again (for the driving style that is making this mileage possible ).

Waiting for the pics !

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Vikram, congrats on the storm. Must say that this is a pleasant surprise. Didn't expect it :-)
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Ok guys, Thanks all for the wishes.

By popular demand here comes the pictures
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97BHP, 25.5 Kgm, Common Rail - The Bolero CRDe Storm-image0105.jpg  

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97BHP, 25.5 Kgm, Common Rail - The Bolero CRDe Storm-image0108.jpg  

97BHP, 25.5 Kgm, Common Rail - The Bolero CRDe Storm-image0109.jpg  

97BHP, 25.5 Kgm, Common Rail - The Bolero CRDe Storm-image0106.jpg  


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Congrats Vikram, she looks sweet in white. So now you own 2 jeeps, eh ? lol

The AC must be quite a chiller.
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Congrats Headers - wish you many miles with the Storm

What happened to the Gypsy? Loved the swb.
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The AC must be quite a chiller.
Not so much.

Hey Vikram, did yours come with Fog lamps? And were you able to get any Extended Warranty. Folks at Mahindra had told me that they were going to get iot started for the Storm.
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headers : The Storm has a limp mode that helps one reach the nearest authorised dealer if in case of any issue - The limp mode works without the accelarator and the engine runs at 1000 - 1200 rpm which is a fair speed! Really appreciate that mode!
Cool ! Feels good to know that one can still get home ... err, the dealership even in case of a break-down.

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headers : Finally, decided on the storm as I preferred new tech and did not feel comfortable paying 6 point odd lakhs for a jeep with a tractor engine.
I would have picked up Bolero if it had been running this mill 4 .. instead of the TCIC Victa I have.

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headers : 8. only 1 remote control unit with the key
. Amongst the -ve's you have mentioned, this is one that can be taken care of. Get it - it's a must.


OT : was following a Bolero that sported a sticker "It's a Jeep Thing. You wouldn't Understand". But we Do.
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