Originally Posted by tarun_kalra
I would like to add a point here on this review of Mahindra Scorpio:-
There are 2 types of replies on this post from 2 types of people:-
1. Moderators who own Scorpio,s and humbly accept some issues mentioned on this post to be prevalent on the new Scorpio.
2. Hardcore aggressive Scorpio fans who are biased and do not want to accept these facts on a Scorpio. They do not dispute any of the facts/issues mentioned but simply oppose and blame the owner for not checking out properly before buying it.
Lets accept the fact that the purpose of the ownership experience is to share the views on the vehicle in a un biased way so as to help fellow TAI
members before choosing a particular vehicle. Also its impossible for any person to get the full feel of the vehicle in a test drive, its only after a month or so do we get to know of the real issues.
I was looking to buy a SUV and had to decide between Scorpio and a Duster, had read many reviews on Scorpio from auto portals and owners of Scorpio, but naturally many have highlighted mostly on the positives but none have covered the other side on a Scorpio such as found in this post. these may be very minute issues but those who are particular about fit and finish quality will definitely be disappointed in the long run. I nearly decided on booking a Scorpio and was waiting for an auspicious day to book it and by chance happened to read this post. Then I rushed back to the showroom and re-checked on the issues mentioned in this post and found them to be true. If not for this post I would have fallen prey for the marketing gimmicks of Mahindra & Mahindra for such petty issues left un attended for a car costing 15 lakhs on road. So now looking at the Duster but will only go for it after some through test drives and drives in some vehicles of friends before jumping in.
Nice to know this review let you differ your decision on buying Scorpio. I too have written a review of the new Scorpio I bought recently. The review highlights both the good and bad aspects of the vehicle including the service experience which needs lot of improvement.
The reason I mentioned these details is that all reviews in this forum on Scorpio has highlighted pros and cons of the vehicle and not just die hard Scorpio fan's review. None of us invest Rs.15 lacs just blindly.
While the vehicle has its flows, as a full size SUV it is the best in the market in this price range. Your comparison can be only to TATA Safari and Force One.
How ever like in your case if your are fine with Smaller SUVs or MPVs then Dusters and Innovas of the world are better vehicles any time. I have mentioned this as well in the summary of the review on purchase decisions.
How ever if you need a pure full size SUV below 15 Lacs, Scorpio stands out. If you use and drive it as an SUV then its short comings can be forgiven for the superior presence, superb engine and other SUV aspects. It is not a speed monster, but a nice highway cruiser.
Yes Mahindra has to improve the fit and finish and quality a lot. But the other nicer SUVs with better fit and finish and road manners cost almost double. That is where the value of this SUV lies.
So please request you to reconsider your purchase of Scorpio as a full size SUV
and if Smaller 5 seaters are fine with you Duster too is a real value for money car.