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Old 27th November 2007, 12:46   #1
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Default Safari DICOR 2.2 VTT - Ex 4x2 - Artic Silver

I had joined this forum to get more insight into the new 2.2ltr Safari engine and here I have become a proud owner after waiting almost for 7 months. I took the delivery today morning.

It almost took a week after the booking and payments for the vehicle to arrive yesterday late evening.

Did all the mandatory checks (as per TBHP checklist). Treated the vehicle with some refreshments (diesel). Took it for Pooja (there's a story there too, but for later).

Unfortunately these are working days and I havent got much time to spend with my Safari but waiting to reclaim my Life .

This is just the prelim, will post more details with pictures later in the day.
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Old 27th November 2007, 12:50   #2
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congrats dadu

have a wonderful time driving the beast

drive safe and enjoy the ride
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Old 27th November 2007, 12:51   #3
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Hey man, CONGRATS!!!!cheers: , this was long overdue. Glad to know that you have reclaimed your life, have fun with your new love
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Old 27th November 2007, 12:53   #4
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Default Congratulations Dadu!

Well, what can I say its 2.2VTT time at Team-BHP and we are loving it! Ain't it.. Great Color choice (Of course cause it looks awesome and I have it too hehe)

Have fun and drive safe.


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Old 27th November 2007, 12:53   #5
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Congrats Dadu.
Share Your experiences with the clutch and gear lever
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Old 27th November 2007, 13:37   #6
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IT's SURE IS RAINING 2.2 VTT's here on Team-Bhp.cheers:

Congrats Dadu and Happy Motoring..!
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Old 27th November 2007, 14:09   #7
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Congras dadu..Enjoy your ride .!!
Waiting for the pics.
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Old 27th November 2007, 14:17   #8
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Hey Dadu,
Congrats Dude, hope you enjoy it to the fullest. I know how much passion you have shown during the pre-release discussions, good to see you finally achieve your dream.
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Default Another one bites the dust!

Congrats Dadu!

Have a good one!cheers:

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Way to go! Congrats and do keep us updated on the beastly details.
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Old 27th November 2007, 16:04   #11
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Congrats dadu. Do post the pics and your exp. enjoy the "BEAR"
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Old 27th November 2007, 17:12   #12
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A whole lot of congrats dadu, awaiting your detailed writeup.

Any particular reason you did not go for the 4wd?

I am sure all 2.2 owners will be looking forward to a whole lot of valuable input and at the very onset I have this [engine oil specification mismatch] for you.

I have written to TATA Motors today regarding this, if possible do follow it through your dealer and/or your TATA motors contact people.
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Old 27th November 2007, 19:36   #13
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Thanks everyone for the wishes.

@adc, two reasons, need and budget, both were not present
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Buying Experience

Negotiated with all dealers, got best offer from Manipal Motors, their Sales person/manager spoke to me in a very courteous way and committed on the phone itself, for the others everytime they would call me and then sleep for 2-3 days to wake up again.

Got the following along with the Safari.
- Seat covers(fabric)
- 3M Sunfilm with warranty
- Body wax polish
- Basic accessories (Floor mats, flaps, perfume and Idol)
- Offered Bull bar -> I converted to Reverse sensors, not confident with their fitment again to Original Safari body cover, finally.

All commitments were met without any ifs/buts, contrary to stories of false promises.

I would recommend Manipal Motors, K.R. Road to others too, sales person Jagadeesh S.

Have to collect, Number plate, Seat covers and Extended warranty in 2-3 days.


Went on the 26th late evening to check the vehicle, except for Seat cover, others were done, reason: fabric covers of 3.0 were not fitting well, need 2 days for 2.2 covers, fine, no problem.

Went on the 27th,I checked the safari as per T-BHP delivery list, paperwork was already done and kept ready, few signatures and ready to takeoff, vehicle was cleaned in the meantime. Warranty for tyres/PUC was not present, as per them its as per delivery date. All other documents (battery warranty, Immobilizer/ICE remote/vehicle manual was given). Service periods explained. They were out of stock for Extended warranty booklet.

Jagadeesh, explained all the features including the hidden fuel flap opener at the back, how to fold seats, console button, ICE operations, engine oil checking, double checked the chasis number and engine number on insurance, jack usage etc. reminded me to fill fuel first, Vehicle was at 18Kms on running.

This is Jagadeesh. Couldnt help the Sun.

Temple Experience

Drove on to the the Fuel pump, filled the diesel to the brim, moved onto the temple.

Pandit did a good pooja and then asked me to put lemons under the wheel and drive a bit forward. This is where the fun began.

Crank, no start, only a click. Crank again, no start, am confused look at the ICE and door light for power(loose battery cable, turbanmans experience), no they were running.

Get out close the door, open again and get inside.

In the meantime, both the pandit and my wife look stunned, pandit asks "not starting" I reply in a faint demotivated voice, no, try the other key, no luck.

Suddenly I press the "Unlock" button on the remote and twist the key, starts.

Realize that it locks itself even if the door is left open and no key activity after sometime.

Wait for the driving experiences post after few days.
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Originally Posted by dadu View Post
Buying Experience

Suddenly I press the "Unlock" button on the remote and twist the key, starts.
Congrats !! Dadu on your new beast.This is not a defect, the engine immobilizer gets activated if some inactivity is observed for some time. Just press the unlock button and it will start again
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