Graduating from car to SUV..need help.
I have been driving a M800 for the past 4 years and I really like the car.
I like to drive to anyplace outstation I'm going. The problem is this car is a gem for city driving but it is too fragile for the highway. It gets unsettled by bad roads and high speed driving is plain adrenaline rush.
Nobody treats it with respect in the highways starting from lorries to cycle and they try to push you off the road. One bad stretch and my wheels are all bent.
Hence I thought I will graduate from that to an suv. Initially I had plans on getting a Swift D but now I'm thinking of an entry level Suv.
Please help me choose. Since my budget is low the choices or pretty limited.
1. Mahindra Bolero
2.Tata Sumo Victa
3. Second hand scorpio or safari.
The main criteria should be that the vehicle should be rugged and can taken on moderate mud roads and back roads.
It should not have high maintainence however I don't mind crudeness upto certain degree.
MY budget is 5.5 to 6 L max.
for the price the best to a suv is the mahindra bolero
i had one for 6 months and its a good car and will take you any where and its very strong
and have a look at m2di scorpio its a lac cheaper than a normal scorpio
the difference between normal scorpio and m2di is that it has the bolero engine
rest is same as the normal base model scorpio
and as for second hand look at the safari
The Bolero. It does what its supposed to very well
I suggest a new Safari TCIC. But you will have to increase your budget a little bit though.
go for one two years old Scorpio if you can bolero is also a very good vehicle ,safari is recommended only new with extended warranty so that tatas problems be handled by tatas and not you ,one cant simply ignore safari as it has its own qualities which are too good ,but only reliability issues which only telco can handle ,secondly the new one is out of budget
Hey guys thanks for all the replies:)
The SLX would cost me 6 L whereas my primary target was Swift DDi -5L
But the question is New Bolero(top of the line) or Used scorpio:confused:
Get a new Bolero, it is a fantastic car for the city & the highways. I had one for a year & enjoyed it totally. Very low maintenance & trouble free performance. Survived a flood in my colony too.
The AC is just fantastic
I think that the ground clearance of fusion is better than a couple of SUVs.
If that's the case, you can consider fusion too.
Cos I donno why... due to the previous models perhaps... I have a string bias against the boleros, sumos and the likes.
Same situation here. My budget is around 7.5 to 8L. My options are
1. Ford Fiesta (Diesel)
2. Mahindra Scorpio
3. Tata Safari.
But i love to buy Tata safari but i am really worried about its Resale value and Tatas After sales service, because i am currently owning a Tata Indica and the after sales service sucks :((. TATA People treat you like a driver and takes very long time for servicing. Guys please advice me on getting a good car. What are the constraints i need to see if i want to buy a second hand Endavour. Please Help !!.
if you're thinking of a buying a safari.....
1.dont worry about resale coz you wont be in a hurry to sell the damn machine.even when you do you wouldnt care less coz she would have thrilled every muscle in your body by then.
2.after sales service never sucks for a safari dicor owner.in fact they treat you much better then any other tata vehicle owner.no way will they treat you like a 'driver'.
The drivers claim a mileage of 5-6 kmpl. So, you may wish to buy out an oilfield while you're at it :D. That being said, the expats do take the vehicles out for all kinda trips. Never heard any issues from them/their drivers.
Only issue with resale is that hardly anyone can afford it - those who can, won't like a third hand endeavor! :)
Can you be more specific on the usage, from your original post i wouldnt suggest an SUV.
Am not gonna preach you to buy swift d since i have one or anything, but to state facts i have done around 7000 kms of which almost 4000 kms of south indian highway (best to the worst) and i havent faced an issue so far (touches wood).
Living with cross over Crv also, but i still match same timings on my regular routes with swift d, sometimes faster coz of the cars size as well as the power delivery. Add great FE for icing.
Having an SUV doesnt earn much respect on an highway, it actually helps in city with smaller cars, cabs and autorics, then again a pain cos of the size.
My trips are 2 adults most of the time, with occasional full load of 4 to 5 and hence swift works out well compared to Crv.
Thanks for posting that bro. I think Fusion is over priced so it is defenitely ruled out!
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