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Old 23rd December 2018, 22:44   #3706
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Us Mods just spent a long weekend in Goa to celebrate Team-BHP's 15th! Part of our holiday garage was a rented Thar.

LOVED IT! I spent maximum time in the Thar only. What a beautiful Jeep. After my Classic, it feels like a Rolls Royce. Good space up front, liveable ride quality, nice engine, air-con, power steering. Even though ours was a fairly abused 40,000 km rental, it left me smiling.

Weirdly though, when I asked the group who else loved the Thar, no one put their hand up!!!! Offroader Khan_Sultan said he'd buy the Gurkha over it and Bblost says he liked the Thar, but its too impractical:
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LOVED IT! I spent maximum time in the Thar only.
Weirdly though, when I asked the group who else loved the Thar, no one put their hand up!!!!
Thar is enjoyed that most by the person who is driving it and not the people riding in it - With you at the driver seat maximum time, no body got a chance to drive a stock beauty and hence no one put their hand up for the love quotient.
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Old 18th February 2019, 11:30   #3709
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Thar is enjoyed that most by the person who is driving it and not the people riding in it
Haha! Good point. However, at least 6 other Mods drove it in Goa, while a total of ~10 have driven the Thar otherwise. Khan_Sultan has even offroaded in one.

But except me, no one really loved it .
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All old jeep owners will love how it feels car like. Car owners will hate it!

Like me, I loved how easy it was on the highway after driving the classic and mm550.

So getting to the offroad location is a breeze, BUT, for the offroad bit, I still prefer the old school jeeps!
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Dear Tharians,

During the last deepavali, one of the rockets had put a hole in my thar soft top, about half an inch in circumference.

One of the solutions suggested was to use araldite and patch it with same soft top material.

Has anyone tried it? Need expert advice pls.

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Old 23rd February 2019, 20:44   #3712
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I'd suggest contacting a Tent vendor and getting it repaired by them instead of a DIY. They have the correct materials and technique for similar issues.
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Dear Tharians,

During the last deepavali, one of the rockets had put a hole in my thar soft top, about half an inch in circumference.

One of the solutions suggested was to use araldite and patch it with same soft top material.

Has anyone tried it? Need expert advice pls.

Regards,
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All - I managed to do a hack for the hole in canopy.

Materials used:
1. A piece of discarded canopy (shout-out to Prasad, service manager at Sireesh) - Free
2. Araldite - Rs50 (only a part is used)

After some asking around managed to locate guys who patch rickshaw tops in Jayanagar (near 4th T block BP gas bunk).

The guy stitched a piece of canopy (2 inch diameter) as a 1st layer and superimposed by gluing another piece (3 inch diameter) using araldite. He also asked me not to come back to him if the glued part comes off but should go to cobler. According to him, cobler glue is stronger than araldite. The guy took Rs100, I thought it's worth Rs 50 only, but was in no mood to bargain.

Let's see if this Rs100 hack holds.

People cautioned me not to use fevikwik which was my first reaction. Not sure why that's a bad idea.
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Old 10th August 2019, 07:37   #3715
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Is it wise to pick up a 2012 model Thar in Mumbai now ? Worried about registration validity for 10 years or more diesel engines. Sooner or later Maharashtra may follow the Delhi-NCR trend of banning 10+ year olds.
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