Before you begin reading this, I want to let you know that you are listening and reading to a complete amateur when it comes to car knowledge.
Anyhow so hunt for a new SUV began 3 months back. Me and my wife discussing on what car we should go list was XUV 500, Duster, Scorpio Hawk, Force One, Gurkha, eco sport.
Car is too small, me being a 6 Ft long the car was too short as me and my father are wildlife photographers, there is not enough space for keeping our Equipment.
So Eco Sport was scratched off. The car dealer in Moti Nagar never even offered us a test drive he said it is not available….. that’s weird.
A great car but I found it a little too brittle for rough use. Gadgets are amazing but then the question remains for how long they will run and if Mahindra is equipped enough to fix those electrical hi Fi gadgets they have on board.
For almost 8 years have been driving Scorpio loved the car but then it’s time for a change.
Good suv, spacious, Price wise affordable, however whenever I went on heir showroom in Moti Nager, Delhi most of the time it was locked and I have been reading that parts are a problem for Force Motors. So my wife gave me a Big NO for the same.
Gurkha EOV 4x4x4:
This car looked promising and was something that will suit our hobby as well however this car launch date always gets extended by months. Idea dropped
We went to the last showroom that was Tata Motors AutoVikas in Moti Nagar. As soon as we entered we were mesmerized by the looks of this car. Oh Boy for a moment I felt its new model of Range rover
Me and Wife decided to take a TD as soon as we kicked off the enginer… we were like “you gotta be kiddin me” no sound no vibations and as oon as hit the road. In our hearts we knew this is the car.
Next day brought my father and my mother along for aTD and as soon as my father drove he said Go for It Son. So mutually agreed by our family Storme is the car we need to go.
Then came the question of which model Lx or Ex. The LX model was costing 11 Lakhs on road and then it was EX on the other hand which had few more things to offer Roof top AC, Defogger, Fog Lights, Arm rest. To be honest the only thing that appealed was Roof Top AC. Since in Delhi summer can be brutal decided for EX model. The Color was unanimous choice of White Pearl.
Took the loan from SBI bank and made the down payment to the dealer. Since this car will be used in an around the Jungle and in our Farm near Haridwar. I had to go for a rear bull guard provided to me by Tata Motors. It cost-ed 6000/- but then its better that having those scratches that are given to you by Cyclists, Scooter and Motro Cyclists.
On 14th went for taking the delivery of the vehicle. To my surprise the car was not clean at all, had to ask the Sales Rep to have someone clean the veichle. The ODO already showed that car has travlled 87KM already (I thinks that’s TATA
The car was delivered to us after 1.5 hours of waiting. Finally the keys were handed off to us by the dealers along with Photo session. As soon as the engine was started closed my eyes and paryed may this car give us long miles of safe driving and drove off from there. After so many small issues I faced the car was just a breeze……
I believe that I made the correct decision