Guys, first of all HI to everyone (as this is my first post
Need your help in choosing between the 'yet to be launched safari storme' and an 'used safari Vx 4x4'.
These are the points which i have in my mind already,
-> New storme (from what i read / heard until now)
1. Getting new vehicle
2. Lots of refinements, as they say (all wheel disc, reduced turning radius, fresh interiors etc.)
1. Looks (especially no spare wheel on rear) but i can live with it
2. Missing all goodies ABS
, Airbags etc because i have to go for basic model (top end price expected around or more than 14L - way beyond my budget)
3. Will really miss 4x4
-> Used Vx 4x4 (around 2009 / 2010 model with 50-60K in ODO)
1. Good engine, performance etc, model been in market for quite a long
2. Looks great, fits in my budget < 10L
3. can go for top end which has 4x4, ABS
, Airbags etc
1. Going to be an used vehicle, can expect lot of niggles
Haven't owned a safari before, hence need advice from existing safari owners / ppl who used it! I have read many articles related to safari more than a lac in odo. On the other hand people advising not to go for > 50K odo safari, kind of mixed up thoughts at the end. Is it a risk to buy an used safari (50-60 in odo)? Moreover only advantage which i gain in going for an used safari top end is ABS
, Airbags and especially 4x4.
If going for new, I am not going to Leh the safari on the very first day (mostly it is going to be city driven), but an important point, even if it is going to be occasional driving i shouldn't push a new 4x2 to its limits and fry the engine / brakes on a mountain drive. Need your advice on this also, will the 4x2 struggle a lot on mountain drive? Existing 4x2 owners, have you ever felt a need for 4x4 badly on a mountain drive / rough terrains?
I would really appreciate your advice / thoughts so that i can make a right decision before end up buying a 10L (hoping so) 4x2 basic model strome or an used Vx 4x4 with lot of goodies! Thanks!