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Old 15th April 2011, 14:57   #31
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Congratulations on the Thar. I've been waiting to hear some user reviews on the same.
Could you tell us any of your experiences with off road driving if you've done some.
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Old 15th April 2011, 15:28   #32
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I will agree with some that this review is putting me off the Thar. quite a bit. you can get a 100bhp polo for that kind of money, i know its like comparing apples and oranges but german quality vs [honestly don't know what to call it]. Small irritating sounds, niggles, hanging wires, stuck horns will drive me nuts.

Having driven german for the last 5yrs, I think I need to walk away from this one. Eagerly watching out for v2 though, if there is ever one. Hopefully, this 'niche' slapped together piece of metal produced by what seems to be Mahindra's experimental and 'as cheap/ basic as you can get away with' 4x4 department, will sell in sufficient enough numbers so that the wise ones at the top don't pull the plug on this product all-together. Something tells me this won't happen as there are plenty of heart-ruled people like us out there who will happily cough up the required money to get an indigenous vehicle that 'resembles' the Jeep.
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@n.devdath do you know of anyone in Bangalore who is good at redoing Thar/MM series interiors ?
I have seen a few very well built jeeps at Bangalore too by a few garages but for a brand new Thar, I would recommend anyone other than these 2 "Gods of the Jeep."
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Greetings Tha'Red.

Congratulations for being a Thar owner
I read your ownership report. There are quite a few niggles common to both our vehicles. I just hope they are ironed out very soon.
Niggles apart, I love my ride and am sure you are a proud owner too. Please do keep me up to date as to your experience with the vehicle as I am sure exchanging ideas will benefit one and all on this forum
Happy motoring and looking at the positive side, let us enjoy what the Thar has to offer us.

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Congrats Thared on your new THAR. Its looking HOT in RED

BTW are you working in ECity? Have seen a RED Thar in my office parking lot hence asking

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@Janjua - yes i do love the machine and its drive. will continue to post on the thread as and when there is something worth sharing.

@narayanang76 - yes I work in ECity and park in the MLPL if that is the parking you are referring to:-).

ALL: can someone please tell me about sources for good seats for the Thar, in Bangalore. I want to explore if there are front seats with better Lumbar support. thanks in advance,
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Congrats on a fabulous offroader! Please do post pics asap. I am really keen to see this colour in some decent snaps by an owner
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Great report Tha'Red .

Congrats on your red machine !

Could you please post some nice pics ?
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It's very surprising to see the kind of response this thread is generating inspite of the loooooonnnnggg list of problems listed out by Thar'ed.

It's a brand new vehicle and that list doesn't do justice to a new vehicle.

And I find the comments like the one's - better the problems have cropped up now so that the A.S.S will be extra co-operative and all that jazz - hilarious and silly.

Congrats on the THAR, Thar'ed. Hope it serves you well.
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Congrats on the Thar! It's my favourite brand new Jeep Sucks on the niggles, but it shouldn't be too difficult to sort them out. Mechanically, the Thar should prove itself as very robust, just as the Scorpio it is based on.

Would love to see pictures of your Red Beast. And about the seats, any upholstery specialist should be able to give you what you want (Sample recommendation from the Team-BHP Directory (Seat Covers: Imperial INC (Bangalore))).

Congrats again and drive safe.
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@narayanang76 - yes I work in ECity and park in the MLPL if that is the parking you are referring to:-).
BINGO! that is great news! Lets catch up sometimes. EID 50122 :-)
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Congrats Tha'Red. I'm shocked to see the huge list of issues that you have pointed out on a brand new vehicle and at the same time surprised at the way how you are dealing with them maturely without throwing tantrums. Hope the issues are sorted out soon. Good luck.

All said, I fail to understand the general perception that these are minor niggles and can be taken care of. I mean, if someone had bought a used Jeep that has seen some tough times on and off road I can understand. A Jeep coming out of the assembly line like this?
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The body has uneven surfaces which can be seen in reflected light. This is not expected from a high-tech manufacturing facility like Mahindra's.
That is a genuine, honest & unbiased report.

^^ Could you please clarify which regions are you referring to?


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I hope all our inputs help Mahindra and team improve the product.
Yes, all genuine feedback's (good / bad) intended for the betterment of the product are taken in good sense.

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Since you have owned a Scorpio as well, do you think it's a/c components will fit in Thar engine bay? It might clear some doubts.
Leaving aside the Compressor, nothing else will "fit properly"

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The thar is a good on road jeep! Infact very good.

Any plans to offroad with her?
Doctor is that you?

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^^ Could you please clarify which regions are you referring to?
Everywhere. Atleast the one we reviewed.

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Don't be so shocked! I am a reasonable person capable of showing niceness.
Ofcourse, i did say on-road jeep.

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Congrats on the award spikey.

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Everywhere. Atleast the one we reviewed.
I know of a few problem regions, "everywhere" seems surprising!

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Don't be so shocked! I am a reasonable person capable of showing niceness.
Ofcourse, i did say on-road jeep.
Ok Ok.

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Congrats on the award spikey.
Thanks, missed LIVE action though.

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