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Old 20th February 2008, 08:52   #46
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did u wait that long for the safari ?!!
OT: Heh-heh, not really but then I've only taken the first step of reclaiming within the city so to speak! For true reclaiming of the nature that Sudev is doing, gotta wait a few years more I guess
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Old 20th February 2008, 16:01   #47
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That's breathtaking. I am so envious. You are living.

Some of those pics are fabulous, especially the Leh ones. What scenery. This is the sort of stuff I dream of doing, GV or no GV, that of course makes it so much better but this is great stuff.

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its great to see someone actually having the courage to take a suv to places which other SUV owners shy away from. amazing pics with that of the sand dunes and the mountain valley backdrop. keep up the good work.
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Old 4th March 2008, 07:22   #49
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Default A trip to Jaisalmer

A quick trip to Jaisalmer was rewarded by lovely tarmac roads that stretch arrow straight for miles (...okay okay its metrics now..so kilometers!) with hardly any traffic. The picture does not do justice but all the same...




With such roads the speeds tend to increase a bit and stay there for miles!!



Just so that some may say odo errs...the same speed on the GPS unit....
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Spectacular Sudev, its a delight to see someone totally enjoy his SUV the way you are. Wonderful spirit!
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Its doing pretty good speeds for an suv.170 is not bad at all.This one is a rocker and how is the mileage with this kind of speeds achieved.
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170kmph! Wow! What kind of FE do you usually get at these speeds?
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170kmph! Wow! What kind of FE do you usually get at these speeds?
Ths question could only have been asked in India
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The instant fuel consumption was somewhere in the region of 4~5kmpl but for the whole two and half day trip of 1800 kms the cumulative was 8.8kmpl. Including offroad and on highways at very interesting speeds.
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Driving the Grand Vitara across Sambhar dry lake bed.
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Here is an interesting image/video of GV exploits in Russia.

5d на покатушках - Форум - www.suzuki-club.ru
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Here is an interesting image/video of GV exploits in Russia.

5d на покатушках - Форум - www.suzuki-club.ru
Oh, I want that UAZ so badly! Its a fantastic vehicle for offroading, with better underaxle clearance than most jeeps, as the leafsprings pass over the axles, not under them.

Have you installed the metal skidplates Samurai san?
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Have you installed the metal skidplates Samurai san?
Very close to it. Testing is over, final fitting this weekend.

Skid plate Testing: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-of...tml#post753216
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Hi

I have been reading Sudev's and Samurai's Grand Vitara threads with keen interest.

Have been thinking of going for a Grand Vitara, but I haven't been able to get much information about the cargo space with 5 people sitting in the car. I looked at the Maruti site, and the cargo space seemed too small however, when I looked at the global Suzuki site, the cargo space seemed decent. I have a big, exuberant Irish Setter - and we love going for long drives. We recently had a baby, so that means that the dog can't be on the back seat like before. I have a few newbie questions:

1. Can he fit in the cargo and be comfortable during long drives - if there are 5 people in the car? Or will he be able to fit in only if I fold the back seat?

2. Is there an option to fit an original equipment luggage carrier on top of a Vitara? I am thinking that luggage + dog might be a tight fit.

3. What is the water fording capability of a GV (e.g. a Pajero claims 60 cm i.e. 2 feet)?

Would love to hear from GV owners.
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