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A woman's perspective of owning & daily driving a Mahindra Thar

The sheer road presence, helps it get its way a lot easier.

BHPian Lambydude recently asked a query:

Does this thread have any posts from the point of view of a lady driver? We are considering Thar automatic as a daily driver for my wife. Would like to hear more about how easy/difficult it is to drive in B2B traffic in Bangalore. She currently drives a grand i10 auto.

Here's BHPian abhikb's response:

We have an enthusiast lady driver in our group, following are her observations of owning a Diesel AT:

Pros:

  1. The biggest advantage the Thar has over other cars is the broad view of the road, which gives a complete glimpse of the surrounding. Initially, this might be overwhelming, but once you settle in, other cars feel too low.
  2. Thar makes the heads turn & grabs all the attention. Due to the sheer road presence, it tends to get its way a lot easier.
  3. Driving an automatic car or Thar is not going to be any different in terms of driving skills for on-road experiences.

Cons:

  1. Due to its size it might cause inconvenience in heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic
  2. As females, we tend to carry everything with us - be it a laptop, purse, lunch bag and whatever comes along a way, accommodating all of that in the Thar is cumbersome as you do not have a rear door to keep everything in the back seat and the boot space is quite limited.
  3. The height of the car may be an issue for some to get in and out of the car especially if dressed traditionally or wearing high heels.

Hope the above helps.

Here's BHPian cool_dube's response:

My wife drives our LX Petrol AT CT more than I do, on an almost daily basis, albeit in moderate traffic. She is super comfortable with it, no issues at all. Infact, the high seating position offers a superb view of the road, adding to the ease of driving, not to mention the respect it commands from other vehicles. Please have ma'am take a test drive in city traffic - I am sure she will take an instant liking to it.

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