Took my Scorpio-N on a 1350 km roadtrip: Pros, cons & issues faced

Android auto worked only 50% of the trip. If it refuses to connect, nothing we tried worked.

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I'm just back from BLR-South Goa-BLR, 1350 kms trip. ODO now at 1617 kms. Listing the Pros, Cons and Issues faced


  • We took BLR-Tumkur-Davangere-Huballi-Mollem-Vasco route onwards and backwards, super neat highways till Huballi and single lane NH, under contruction roads stretches and Ghat roads later. Believe me, I'm from a small hatchback background, never once car felt intimidating to manoeuvre.
  • Power on tap all the way from 0 till 90s or 100s or whatever your speed is. We had 6 people and luggage on roof.
  • Pure respect on road, i had driven other cars, different experience with Scorpio-N, you always get the right of way. I felt a safer on the roads.
  • Front camera is a boon in basement parkings and all tight spots. Used it many times.


  • Height adjustable seat belt. For my 5'10" height and shoulder width, felt bit uncomfortable.
  • At certain higher speeds, in well paved 6 lane roads, steering felt stiff, very stiff to manoeuvre in slight curves. I had to reduce speed to get normal operation. I think, steering weighting up with speed is not well tuned. I mentioned this to service advisor to check during the 1st service. I kept my speeds -10 or +10 kmph to road speed signs.
  • Android auto worked only 50% of the trip. If it refuses to connect, nothing we tried worked. Big pain. Hope Mahindra rectifies this ASAP.
  • Auto stop system in toll gates & signals, sporadically kills the engine completely, you need to press the start/stop switch to bring it to life.
  • Again Auto stop system, if you stop in a slope and issue mentioned in point 4 happens, vehicle rolls back. Scary.
  • I installed Mahindra integrated roof carrier, it creates booming sound around 80 kmph and higher, my advice, if you can avoid and look other options.


Is this best car I ever owned ( In past: Ford Ikon, Fludic Verna, Honda CRV, Corolla, Ignis) BIG YES. But problems needed to be sorted.

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