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Old 9th March 2022, 19:14   #361
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Been using the Jeep quite a lot lately. It's still cooler than usual in Bombay for Feb-end, so a whole lot of fun. I love driving her around Bombay early in the morning or evening onward.
Hey, Rush - Any plans for upgrading to New Thar? I remember in one of the threads you mentioned that.
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This Jeep (Mahindra Classic), always gives me goosebumps.

I was in class 9th when it was launched, our local MLA bought it in red colour and his son used to booze sitting over the bonnet wearing white tee and blue jeans and white "action shoes" (Reebok of our small town).

He was my role model, thinking that I will also buy "Classic" someday and will smoke sitting over the bonnet.

It's not that we didn't have 4 wheelers at our home. We had an Ambassador Nova and a Mahindra Commander but "Classic" was so classy beyond any words.

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In the year of ( probably) 1996 , there was a coke ad on TV with Red Mahindra classic , if i am right there was some stupid scratch and win type of contest in which Mega prize was That Red Classic Jeep. At the age of 11 all i could wish for was to drink as many coke as possible and collect the mega prize somehow.

Needless to say I didn't win it, but my dad gifted me a Red Mahindra Classic toy to make me happy. Till date it was the best birthday gift he gave to me, i was happy and content with the toy , imagining that I would buy the actual one when I grow up.

What a great memories your Classic brings back GTO.
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Just to add further, saw your Jeep every single day out side "Rustoms" at Churchgate 2010-11 when I used to be the Exec Chef at Marine Plaza.
Stadium House . That's where I started my career and worked from 2004 - 2011. Used the Jeep at least thrice a week then, if not 4 times.

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GTO, given a chance for an engine swap, what engine would you like your Jeep to have & why you’d think the option of your choice would suit your Jeep? Not an interview, but would like to hear it from an old Jeep owner!
Stock is stock, man. Burnt my fingers badly with a 1.8 ISZ swap. Start from post #1 of this thread itself. Got the current engine directly from Mahindra and installed it at a Mahindra workshop. Touchwood, the reliability has been amazing. I don't remember a single breakdown in the decade since the swap.

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Hey, Rush - Any plans for upgrading to New Thar? I remember in one of the threads you mentioned that.
No man. Am testing a new car every week and hardly driving any of my own 4 cars. Last week was the Carens, this week Compass Trailhawk, then I believe the ZS EV is lined up and somewhere in between, the Slavia 1.5L, Altroz DCT, Lexus NX etc. Last thing I need is to buy another car in the middle of all this, where my own cars are sitting idle on trickle chargers!
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No man. Am testing a new car every week and hardly driving any of my own 4 cars. Last week was the Carens, this week Compass Trailhawk, then I believe the ZS EV is lined up and somewhere in between, the Slavia 1.5L, Altroz DCT, Lexus NX etc. Last thing I need is to buy another car in the middle of all this, where my own cars are sitting idle on trickle chargers!
Not done. You have to get it now

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Just like my ’97 Classic, even the '20 Thar entered my purchase list…without a test-drive! You could say it was love at first sight. I’m going with the Diesel AT because its more in line with the character of the Thar, no real price difference from the petrol and the longer tank range (useful for highway runs & offroading). I’ll either get used to the bumpy ride (as I have with my ’97 Classic) or just drop the tyre pressure by 2 PSI in the city. I might also swap out the 18” rims for 16" ones for a cushier ride.

It is a full 10 years since I’m reviewing a test car that I’ve decided to buy. And it's always fun to review something interesting.
Saying goodbye to my Classic soon:
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Old 11th March 2022, 21:57   #366
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No man. Am testing a new car every week and hardly driving any of my own 4 cars. Last week was the Carens, this week Compass Trailhawk, then I believe the ZS EV is lined up and somewhere in between, the Slavia 1.5L, Altroz DCT, Lexus NX etc. Last thing I need is to buy another car in the middle of all this, where my own cars are sitting idle on trickle chargers!
That's great. I really envy you as you get to drive so many different cars every week Perks of being in this profession.
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Not done. You have to get it now
Haha! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the Thar. But no need for another Jeep or car in the house, and my Classic is here to stay (How to remove RC book hypothecation if the car loan company has shut down?).

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I really envy you as you get to drive so many different cars every week
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I couldn’t find a thread on google suitable for my query so posting here. Guys, where can one find wiper blades for an old Mahindra jeep?
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I couldn’t find a thread on google suitable for my query so posting here. Guys, where can one find wiper blades for an old Mahindra jeep?
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-t...-india-11.html (Places to buy stuff for Off-Roading/4x4 in India)

If you are around Mumbai, go to Atlas Motors.
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Took her out the other night and noticed that the temperature needle was rising much faster than normal. Thought it will be a broken radiator / fan belt / fan. Immediately pulled over and sure enough, the radiator was bone dry. Topped it up at a petrol pump, but there was a noticeable leak and each top-up lasted only about 7 minutes of driving.

Safely made it back home by perfectly timing the top-ups. Luckily, it was late evening, so no traffic on the way back.

It's a 10+ year old radiator, hence not interested in repairing the old unit. It's quite worn out. Getting a brand new radiator from a contact that Tejas shared.

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It's a 10+ year old radiator, hence not interested in repairing the old unit. It's quite worn out. Getting a brand new radiator from a contact that Tejas shared.
I'd suggest the OE (Aluminium) radiator that comes in the Thar Di/Major rather than the traditional copper ones with the metal body. Its lighter, thinner, and far more efficient than the traditional ones.
https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-radi...smbly-6637367/
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.. Its lighter, thinner, and far more efficient than the traditional ones.
Very true. However, you might have to fabricate mountings and get new hoses.

But, worth it, since this is a very efficient radiator, and also hereon, replicability will not be a problem across India, not that you will be taking the Jeep out of Bombay..
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Very true. However, you might have to fabricate mountings and get new hoses.

But, worth it, since this is a very efficient radiator, and also hereon, replicability will not be a problem across India, not that you will be taking the Jeep out of Bombay..
AFAI remember, its a direct fit and very efficient. I switched to aluminium radiator in my Classic in 2011 because of maintenance issues with old copper radiator.
Only points to be ensured is correct/perfect fitting of radiator shroud to avoid overheating in load.
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I'd suggest the OE (Aluminium) radiator that comes in the Thar Di/Major rather than the traditional copper ones with the metal body.
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Very true. However, you might have to fabricate mountings and get new hoses.
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AFAI remember, its a direct fit and very efficient. I switched to aluminium radiator in my Classic in 2011 because of maintenance issues with old copper radiator.
Thanks guys, but not keen on doing up new mounts, fan shroud, hoses etc. Main reason = the traditional radiator was working well and I never faced overheating issues.

The honest radiator fellow went ahead and repaired my old radiator, even though I was open to buying a new one from him. He said the old unit made by Lawrence Radiators was pretty darn good and some parts of the core required repairs, which he has taken care of.
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Re: Mahindra Classic 4x4. 2.5 Liter Diesel. Back on the road!

Here is the only other superbly maintained Mahindra Classic I know of. That's Ferdi Rodriques with his Jeep, he's a Jeep expert who has been maintaining my Classic since 1999.

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