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Old 19th September 2009, 15:18   #91
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3000rpm at 120kmph in a vehicle with the aerodynamics of a brick- Impressive!!
How well does it pull above that rpm? And does it bounce around a lot on undulating surfaces at that speed, or can you cruise safely?
I know rough roads and potholes are taken well by the suspension, eevn at speed, just wondering about the same damper and spring rates working for a wavy/undulating surface. I hope it does, because I've had my eye on the bolero for years. the last time, I didnt buy it because it wouldnt have the necessary highway acceleration. thats settled with the CRDe. just need to see highway poise now.
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3000rpm at 120kmph in a vehicle with the aerodynamics of a brick- Impressive!!
How well does it pull above that rpm? And does it bounce around a lot on undulating surfaces at that speed, or can you cruise safely?
I know rough roads and potholes are taken well by the suspension, eevn at speed, just wondering about the same damper and spring rates working for a wavy/undulating surface. I hope it does, because I've had my eye on the bolero for years. the last time, I didnt buy it because it wouldnt have the necessary highway acceleration. thats settled with the CRDe. just need to see highway poise now.

Doc, it pulls upto 4200 rpm, well on the TD vehicle- I've not pushed mine beyond 3500, as i'm runnin in

The suspension is better than expected, but coming from a car it does leave something ..and you kinda hit the nail on the head
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The storm goes well past teh 140 Mark and I did that with 4 people and lots of luggage and it still returned me a mileage of 12KMPL
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What's the kerb weight of the vehicle ? Just interested to know the power to weight ratio.
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Storming the roads with a smile.
The 120 mark is achieved by the DI too, although not with a smile , the engine is crying and shrieking out aloud to let it go easy, LOL however i do admire the speed and acceleration that the STORM is able to achieve, really miss this 1 aspect in my DI, congrats you bought something you love.
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The 120 mark is achieved by the DI too, although not with a smile , the engine is crying and shrieking out aloud to let it go easy, LOL however i do admire the speed and acceleration that the STORM is able to achieve, really miss this 1 aspect in my DI, congrats you bought something you love.
Does your DI - T have the speed governor that cuts the engine at 120?

The TD vehicle I drove had it - It seemed to me to be a perfect vehicle to give to a driver without the fear of he screwing it up. Everything was Bulletproof..but I could'nt digest paying 6.5 odd for the SLX..and I travel fast!

The Storm is great in in-gear acceleration too!
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"Welcome to your bolero - Take on anything with India's #1 SUV" greets you every morning and i was surprised to find the welcome greeting absent one day.

It appears that the message plays only if you start the jeep after a minimum interval of 12 hours or so.

Coming home late nights and leaving early to office the next day with
hardly 6 hours inbetween does not make the storm happy .

I also seem to be getting an FE of 12+ kpl consistently. Have done 3K odd kms and all seems fine.

The voice assist helps my 6 year old wear "her" seatbelt everytime she gets into the vehicle.. It also warns when the door is open and the vehicle is moving or if one is low on fuel!
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I wish it also said, " Clean the car mate. You haven't washed me in days "
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Also, the FE with my new Cooper tyres is 12.1 ish.. Tankful to tankful!
Pretty impressive mileage with fat boys attached!
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I wish it also said, " Clean the car mate. You haven't washed me in days "
Thats what your car will say da - Not mine - It gets cleaned automatically

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Pretty impressive mileage with fat boys attached!
So far so good.
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I wish it also said, " Clean the car mate. You haven't washed me in days "
Talking about washing your vehicle - I washed the Bolero first time before Ayudha Pooja 2 days back and..

You begin to realise :

1. This vehicle is huge.
2. I'm unable to reach the roof even if i stand on the foot pegs given

Finally used a hose pipe and serviced my storm.

The Pooja was done yesterday in a simple manner without much ado.

He's gonna be back on the road from tommorrow.

Driving my accent CRDi in the meanwhile gave me an insight as to what i've been missing all along
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I've always wanted to use a hose to wash the car since its easier but I'm also worried that water will creep in somewhere and start the body rusting :(
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Talking about washing your vehicle - I washed the Bolero first time before Ayudha Pooja 2 days back and..

You begin to realise :

1. This vehicle is huge.
2. I'm unable to reach the roof even if i stand on the foot pegs given
Imagine my plight. A Sumo and a safari.
One of the cons of owning massive vehicles.
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1. This vehicle is huge.

And when you have a white bolero, it gets even more intensive! all the nooks and crannies accumulate loads of crud.

2. I'm unable to reach the roof even if i stand on the foot pegs given

I usually climb the border wall of my building to reach the roof. I'm paranoid about bird droppings and need to keep the roof free of them. You'll usually find me on the wall wiping the roof every morning! I think I need to get a step-ladder, (it should be sturdy enough to hold my (considerable) weight, and height adjustable).

All said and done, the Bolero isn't the easiest vehicle to clean, but my white SLX sure looks lovely when it's spick and span!

Cheers,
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Imagine my plight. A Sumo and a safari.
One of the cons of owning massive vehicles.
YEah, but do YOU clean your vehicles ? I thought you have people who do it at your command sir

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All said and done, the Bolero isn't the easiest vehicle to clean, but my white SLX sure looks lovely when it's spick and span!

Cheers,
Yeah it does look nice when clean!
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