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Old 20th February 2018, 12:19   #31
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I remember driving the Scorpio in 2006 as a potential first car of mine. Since I had not experienced too many cars before my drive (save Padmini and Santro), I did not notice any outstanding build issues but I do remember how quickly it built up speeds. It is a different story that it was a tad beyond my budget so let it go. I finally got to experience it during a Revv hire when I did a Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur drive.

I could sum up my experience as - driving a truck! At least, being a sedan/hatch driver so far, I was astounded by the lack of fit & finish as well as smoothness. Not to mention the scary drive whenever I went beyond 110-120 or slowed down for a corner.

M&M is truly flogging a dead horse and while it makes them money, I wonder if it does anything to improve their image as an auto manufacturer.
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Had a go in the S11 again and this time at good speeds. While the NVH is good, there appears to be a booming sound coming from somewhere at the back, clueless about it. Though the SUV has grunt and long legs, that is for sure.
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Quite amusing that a lot of bhpians feel scorpio's handling is atrocious. Come on, it is a top heavy tall body on frame SUV. Expecting it to behave like a sedan/monocoque compact suvs is absurd!

I drive a Storme (earlier - safari Dicor, sumo grande, Scorpio 2.6, sumo grande, a couple of Tata sumos) and though being a very aggressive driver in other cars of mine, I never push the SUVs over 110 kmph no matter how free the road seems to be.

Coming to Scorpio, I can't help but bring safari into comparison. The were the arch rivals.

People who loved to drive bought the Scorpio, and people who loved comfort and space bought the safari. One being a 16 year old car and the other being a 20 year old car, they have remained almost the same since day 1 except for minor updates.

And to think both of them touch 17 big ones OTR for the top end 4x2, I would have laughed in 2005 if you told me these cars will cost 17 lakhs in the future

But there are people (like me) who still love those cars and buy them, knowing there are better options at a slightly higher price bracket(hexa and xuv)
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Great review!

The way this car rolls and dives during quick lane changes and hard braking is simply scary!
I just got back from test driving a Scorpio S11. It did not dive, it did not roll. Hard braking was okay, not great. Here is the thing, for a vehicle of its geometry and size it handles just fine IMHO. Now if you take it up to 90kph and start whipping it around, snapping lane changes and turning against the body sway, you're gonna have a problem. The same is true of most cars. The Scorpio is probably going to mis-behave more being top heavy. So, become a better driver, look down the road more, anticipate more in advance and escort this ship of state thru the dangerous shoal waters, that's all. If you are looking to gun it around like a K10 Alto, you are cruising for a bruising.

Plenty of head room in the Scorpio S11, no headroom at all in the XUV W10
that has a sunroof. My six foot even torso put my head touching the roof on the XUV with the seat as low as it could go and that preempted any further examination on my part.

On the downside, the space on the outside of the Scorpio does in fact disappear on the inside. I regard this as possibly a time/space wharf worthy of geo-physical investigation. And, it's pricey for what it is, and for the parts and service you are likely not to get from Mahindra. All in all, I liked it and I am considering buying one. It ain't that bad. And the engine is a marked improvement over the 120 BHP. It's got some boogey. And other people get the freak out of your way.
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Old 7th June 2018, 09:48   #35
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I am wondering why there are not much S7/S11s on the road. We can hardly spot them on the road. In this thread, often there are comparison with XUV. IMO, though the XUV is a car like design, the travelling comfort is very poor. Scorpio may be better in comparison. My kids love to be in Xylo than travelling in XUV.
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^Actually true, the seats of the XUV is comfortable, the suspension is not. It crashes over bad roads.

Am amazed by the FE of S11, the infotainment after filling up shows 999 as DTE and economy of close to 19 and this is on a state highway.
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Saw this interesting video on youtube. Scorpio on GTA 5
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Would anybody laugh at the back, if someone is thinking to buy a Scorpio now?

I always loved the looks of it, so it is my liking. Also I do not think I will like the new model that is coming next year or so. Would like to be plain, simple, stable, proven, less electronics gizmos, and have a gorgeous road presence etc. I would be fine with the current model and would certainly keep it for longer years and I know it is an outdated etc.. Only worry is that the price tag is sitting in XUV500 range and I do not like XUV personally - Neither I like the Creta/Seltos/Duster/Hexa breeds! For some reason, I am not falling for any other vehicle.

Any thoughts? or motivation to go for Scorpio?

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Would anybody laugh at the back, if someone is thinking to buy a Scorpio now?

I always loved the looks of it, so it is my liking. Also I do not think I will like the new model that is coming next year or so. Would like to be plain, simple, stable, proven, less electronics gizmos, and have a gorgeous road presence etc. I would be fine with the current model and would certainly keep it for longer years and I know it is an outdated etc.. Only worry is that the price tag is sitting in XUV500 range and I do not like XUV personally - Neither I like the Creta/Seltos/Duster/Hexa breeds! For some reason, I am not falling for any other vehicle.

Any thoughts? or motivation to go for Scorpio?

i was on the same boat as you last year when i had to let go of my 4th Scorpio, now having owned every generation of Scorpio it made no sense to spend 18-19 lakhs on a Manual SUV, with no Android Auto, not even a a decent music system. Rear seat space etc is big downer.
So i decided to trade in the robustness and low maintenance of the Scorpio for an Automatic HEXA XMA, while the hexa is a great car it simply cannot match the butch styling and go anywhere ability of the Scorpio. but having said that the Autobox on the hexa is a breeze in bumper to bumper mumbai traffic. the FE is great too with my car dishing out almost 16-18 in the city with a light foot and 10-13 on highways with spirited driving in sports mode.

so its you win some you lose some kinda deal.
but trust me i'm going to switch back to the Scorpio if at all they launch a promising model.

i TD'd the HEXA 3 times before i signed the cheque and i frankly bought it because i couldn't get my hands on a decent well maintained automatic Mitsubishi Montero.
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Would anybody laugh at the back, if someone is thinking to buy a Scorpio now?
I always loved the looks of it, so it is my liking. Also I do not think I will like the new model that is coming next year or so....
Any thoughts? or motivation to go for Scorpio?
Going by the sales figures, you can't go wrong with a Scorpio purchase, since that is what your heart wants.

If anything else, the Scorpio at present would be the best version of Scorpio. Everything sorted out and proven. Though in the recent BS6 revisions, it had lost its automatic and 4wd variants.

Personally, I would wait for the next gen Scorpio. Going by the XUV300/Marazzo and new Thar, I would sure love the next gen Scorpio. The current Scorpio is very easy to drive and has character, but let's say.....not a fan of it.

If you are pretty set on the current Scorpio, go for it, and TD if you haven't already.

But guess it would be better to wait for the new gen launch.

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1) If the current gen is going to be phased out, you may get a good deal on it, just before the new one's launch.

2) If Mahindra is going to sell both side by side, well you can get the repositioned Scorpio Classic(?), comparing both side by side. Though I guess they would reposition it and won't be available in the top variants.

But please don't get detered by the pricing of the Creta/Seltos gang. The Scorpio, even at its vintage is a different breed altogether.
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Old 25th June 2021, 20:44   #41
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Re: 2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift (140 BHP) : Official Review

Dear BHPians,

Really confused, need some expert advice.
My elder brother is smitten by Scorpio. And saying "nothing else will do" - quite literally. But the question is new or used. The thing is he will be going back to UK after some time, and then it will be up to my 70+ year young dad to use. Needless to say that it will be hardly used. Here is my analysis.

New BS6:
Pros:
Since new, will be niggle free, peace of mind.

Cons:
Dpf/scr issues of Bs6 diesels
Pricey
Waiting period of at least 2 months

Used BS4:
Pros:
Immediate possession
No botheration of dpf/scr, even if less run
Will cost around 60% of new

Cons:
Getting niggle free car is tricky, mostly dealers (not individuals) are selling hence skeptical.


I wish scorpio came in petrol. Please pitch in with your two cents. Thanks in advance.
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Dear BHPians,

Really confused, need some expert advice.
My elder brother is smitten by Scorpio. And saying "nothing else will do" - quite literally. But the question is new or used. The thing is he will be going back to UK after some time, and then it will be up to my 70+ year young dad to use. Needless to say that it will be hardly used. Here is my analysis.
I was helping someone like your brother yesterday to track down a black Scorpio S11 to buy, nearly 60 days waiting even with full cash down - nothing else will do indeed. Not a single one in stock.

But I do not recommend it if the vehicle is not used regularly , diesels are not happy sitting idle . Buy the 7 seater incase you are going ahead with the purchase - S11 in black, that's something I wish I could get.
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