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Old 28th April 2017, 12:12   #46
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Navtej !! Really a Nice Travelogue, you covered the trip in detail, and the pictures are great, they speak for themselves. Was just curious to know, how much did the entire trip cost??
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Navtej !! Really a Nice Travelogue, you covered the trip in detail, and the pictures are great, they speak for themselves. Was just curious to know, how much did the entire trip cost??
Thank you wheelz. The total cost was around 80K. Advantage was that the vehicle was new and therefore vehicle preparation cost was almost nil.
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Thank you wheelz. The total cost was around 80K. Advantage was that the vehicle was new and therefore vehicle preparation cost was almost nil.
Thank you Navtej, hows your Thar doing now?? In terms of ownership?? how the experience so far??
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Issues faced - Apart from the 4H and 4L indicators on the console that I spoke about initially and the stone chip hurting the widshield, I noticed that the transparent layer (gives the glaze basically) on the blacks (wheel arch and the front bumper side flanges) started to peal. This was probably due to the stone chips that were hitting against it at high speeds and then the pressure washing that penetrated through the initial damage. No other problems....
I missed your post wheelz. Our Thar completed a year few days back. It is doing great. No issues with ownership so far.

An update on the issues faced:
The wheel arch and front bumper flange issues mentioned by me earlier have also been looked after by Mahindra and have been replaced by them under warranty. The replacement parts do not have the final layer of gaze therefore I expect them to stay fine for longer.
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Nice travelogue Navtej. Seen this on the day one, but there was nothing to comment/ ask because of remarkable simplicity. Everything is self-explanatory.

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Our Thar completed a year few days back. It is doing great. No issues with ownership so far.
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Yes, if the rear is adequately loaded the ride quality drastically improves.
Navtej, Blackperl (quoted you to convey message) and all Thar owners,

My query is a general for any trip (Mountain/Plains).

How to manage the goods/baggage in soft top jeep/gypsy?
Kolkata to Ladakh in our Mahindra Thar-1598102d1485167953tkolkataladakhourmahindrathar20160812_225916.jpg

Whenever you stay in Hotel/ Homestay, do you needed to carry all the stuff to room and in morning back to the jeep?

If you want to walk/ roam in any garden type place where vehicle is away from our sight, what about safety of luggage?
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Nice travelogue Navtej. Seen this on the day one, but there was nothing to comment/ ask because of remarkable simplicity. Everything is self-explanatory.
Thank you Alok.

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Whenever you stay in Hotel/ Homestay, do you needed to carry all the stuff to room and in morning back to the jeep?

If you want to walk/ roam in any garden type place where vehicle is away from our sight, what about safety of luggage?
Ideally one would think of carrying everything to the room at night, then back to the vehicle in the morning. However, my take is that things that would not get a good price in a resale market or would not be of much value to the world can be left in the vehicle. I check with the hotel in advance for the safety of parking. Leave the rest to luck.
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