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Old 18th February 2010, 20:49   #16
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Thanks everyone. It really feels good to own the Safari.

It was ~ 20 KM drive (Showroom to Home) for me with a thick, bumper-bumper traffic. I didn't feel much of a difference in terms of handling/maneuvering as compared to my previous (still existing/loving) Indigo Marina except the corner of my heart had some fast beats due to the "NEW" tag attached

My initial review/experience will take a day or 2. I am planning to go on a 70 KM trip this Saturday and hopefully, I should be able to judge better in that.

Photos should be up by tomorrow morning, all taken in bright/proper sun-light.
Thanks for waiting.

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Old 18th February 2010, 21:48   #17
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Attaching photos as I dont see a way of "Editing" my first (opening) message of this thread. Let me know how to do that please.

I will upload better photos tomorrow morning - both interior & exterior.

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congrats kaviprem. Welcome to the league
Which color? Sorry, I couldn't dig that from posts.
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Old 19th February 2010, 05:12   #19
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Congrats kaviprem!!
Is that cycus grey??

Waiting for better pictures!!
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Old 19th February 2010, 05:44   #20
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Congratulations on owning the beast! Looks awesome. Better pics of interiors and exteriors and some details on the car like price, discounts, initial review would be much appreciated!

Cant wait to get back to bangalore to get one for myself
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Congrats! Welcome to the club.

Would suggest that you get the stock tyres exchanged and get better ones.
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Good to see a new Safari on TBHP after a long time. Enjoy the ride keep posting your experiences.
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Old 19th February 2010, 14:25   #23
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More pics of good quality

Dealership experience, a kind of story.
I booked my Safari on Jan 21, 2010 and was promised delivery around Feb 15, 2010. I was OK with the waiting period since it had to be manufactured (2010 model) with my requirement of VX 4X4, Cycus Grey.
During my booking, I was promised of 14L OTR in Bangalore that includes a 20K discount. Fair enough to me.
One grey area was None in Concorde Motors were sure of how its going to be - 2010 face-lift or 2010 (no face-lift) variant ! That ultimately resulted in an increase in price of 47K onto me when I got a call from Concorde that the vehicle is ready in plant and has been invoiced to the dealer. This happened on Jan 29, 2010 and I was promised of earlier delivery, around Feb 7/8, 2010. Of course, I was too happy then
I slept a little while then and I started my discussions only on Feb 8 to ask about the vehicle delivery/status.
Surprise !!! Vehicle hasnt left the plant at all. Wow !!! A nice feeling then. A slight BP, but was well under the control and I started off with the branch manager Mr. Hemanth. Feb 10, 2010, A super surprise - No answer and none knows where the vehicle is. May be, they lost the vehicle of 2+ TONS in the plant itself ?
I was then given the contact of Tata Motors Regional Manager & the UV segment, Product Manager. One eMail to them - I used all my professional experience that I gained over 10 years in a MNC and some instances, I was proved to go beyond since I am dealing with Tata Motors !
Kept myself cool and that one eMail kicked off the process and they were able to find the ship the car around Feb 13, 2010.
A real surprise - Vehicle reached Bangalore on Feb 17, 2010 - PDI done and ready for delivery on Feb 18, 2010 (y'day).
I had to spend the whole day with Concorde Motors. But, it was a real good experience there. All the higher officials from CM and TM personally & over phone wished me good luck and y'day, it happened to be my birthday as well !!! So, CM with their HR Lead of South Zone arranged me a Cake party in the evening.
So, very nice of them.
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Congrats on the beautiful Safari 4X4, and belated Birthday wishes !
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OK - Not sure what happened last time. Here are the photos.
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Congratulations on the Beast, mate! Is it the BS4 variant?
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Kaviprem, Congrats on your purchase. Thats a mean looking safari that you have got. Drive safe.
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Congratulations on the Beast, mate! Is it the BS4 variant?
Yes - Its BS4 and you find that sticker to right of the spare wheel.

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Congrats. The first 2010 Safari on TBhp, I guess. Good show. Wishing you miles of happiness.

Can you please post a pic of the speedo console with park-lights on, at night?

@ Bose: If you are still looking for a place to exchange your tires try Madhus Enterprises, Langford Road.

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Congrats on your new beast, get rid of those plastic covers and please post more interior pics please.

Belated birthday wishes!!
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