Originally Posted by Iron Rock
Folks (Xover especially) happy to tell you that Tata motors (as they had promised) are giving us a Storme 4x4 for review this saturday , so we should have a detailed review by around end of next week
This auspicious news tells me head & shoulders above everything else that we as a forum have arrived on the big stage.
I think this is the first time that such a large MNC like Tata is lending us a td vehicle for a proper review ala bigger forums,this is what I always wanted from day 1.Thankfully it has happened,its better late than never they say and I fully concur.
Now back to the topic.
IR: I have one mild request(not suggestion),and its related to one doubt which I have had,here it goes: Review of Storme 4X4 V/S Review of Storme 4x2
All the folks that have reviewed Storme 4x4 have concluded that:
1. There is plenty of body roll.
2. Low end torque is not adequate.
3. Too much pitching as the suspension is very soft.
Now compare this with the impressions of all those people that have reviewed Storme 4x2(members of our forum and outside):
1. There is negligible body roll.
2. Low end grunt is very good.
3. Suspension feels stiff.
And these things are just not coincidence,almost every review of Storme 4x4 talks about the same,whilst every single review of Storme 4x2 talks things on the contrary.
Now this contradiction in the 4x4 vis-a-vis 4x2's review may be because:
1.Tata has deliberately tuned 4x4 Storme's suspension little softly owning to its off-road usage versus the usage of 4x2 Storme,thus they may have tuned 4x2 Storme's suspension little stiffly for better on-road dynamics.
2. The 100 kg extra weight of the 4x4 is the culprit in variable conclusions.
Just because of this doubt what I request to you is that even though your basic review maybe about Storme 4x2,but can you arrange a samall td of Storme 4x2 and write your impressions about it in the basic review itself(just a small para).
It will help us understand the difference(if any) between 4x4 anbd 4x2 Stormes little better.What say? THE X-OVER