well guys I AM BACK.
After my long searching for prefect car which would rule my Heart begin soon after i sold my TATA SAFARI 3.0 DICOR
Now question was which car .
there were lot of thread which can give you idea about my Long Journey http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...commuting.html http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...nd-vitara.html http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...y-hardtop.html http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...lling-cng.html http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...mer-worth.html http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...ra-safari.html http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...hing-like.html Petrol Engined SUV / MUV in India? http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...fications.html Technical Queries About Maruti Gypsy
Even in the end i brought Hyundai Accent GLS (Pre-owned) Ownership Review
thought i will satisfy myself but there was something missing inside me . So i started search again
Now lot of rumor about merlin was around but as soon as i saw spy shot i was like what!!! It has lost all aggressive look as well as classic look which i loved all this time
SO i made list of SUV which i can buy second hand as well as First hand
1. Grand Vitara
3. Mahindra Bolero
4. Mahindra Thar
6. TATA Grande
7. Mahindra Xylo
8. Mahindra Scorpio
9. Mahindra XUV500
1. Grand Vitara
Its sexy looking car . i mean its exterior so good looking but interior didn't expected in such expensive car .
So i started searching market for second hand grand vitara after TD 7 Grand Vitara i gave up . I mean that car doesn't give you feeling seating in luxury car but more like seating in SX4 + driver seat doesn't give you feeling that you are king but more like ya you have the car so be happy .
Gear was very bad in all 7 vitara + i always get feeling like i am driving CNG car (which doesn't give you quick acceleration ) . Also its 2nd row was bit stiff
So left this car .
Its like mini truck which is more painful then safari to park . ya i could not park it properly even after 15min. 2nd row was bumpier then safari and last row was like torcher seat if you don't like some one then make him sit there and enjoy.
So this car was out of my list
3. MAhindra bolero
yup you are heard it right i went ahead to TD this car(2011) also . after driving this car for 10min. i liked but too no comfort at all and if you want comfort you have to pay nice money so i left it + it didn't even had 4X4 option but i liked its interior and exterior look only if they had made bit comfortable .
I kept it on my list
4. Now it was time for mahindra Thar .
I didn't got chance to TD it thanks to mahindra SA . he didn't even know there was car with such name that too mahindra
But got chance to see it personally later . it was too much for money they have asked that too no AC . Its great machine for Off-roading but for my usage it wasn't + i heard 2.6 engine wasn't pocket friendly .
So it was out of list
5. Maruti Gypsy
This is car i give lot of respect thanks to its low maintenance . TD 10 second hand car but didn't satisfied me but later got chance to TD 2010 gypsy and must say they league ahead compare to old Gypsy . it was dam silent engine + smoother + seat were better(please note it was default seat which came with gypsy no aftermarket seat) but still need little cushion .
I was ready to buy it . Went to showroom ask them how much time will it take to deliver car all said 3-4months. i cancelled my plan of buy new and started searching for gypsy model around 2010-2009 even found one 2010 but it was in himachal after lot of search we found some information missing + another told me that this car has already completed 40k infront of him so car showing 8000k is fake .
So i drop that plan recently . Also non of my family member was happy with my decision . So i had to leave gypsy.
6. Recently got chance to TD grande it was good but second row comfort was again worst then safari + image of taxi . made me kick this car out of my list .
7. Mahindra Xylo
Father asked me to visit showroom of mahindra to TD Xylo
So went ahead look around car was good from exterior as well as interior was also good but didn't like its driving i mean while driving it made me feel like i am chaffer driver. Overall Nice package for money they offer .
But i never liked MUV so kicked out of my list but must say great car
8. Mahindra Scorpio
While i saw release XUV i thought let's check it out . But seeing population i changed my plan and went ahead to for TD of scorpio . As soon as i pressed acceleration i just loved its performance . completely fall in love with this engine after driving safari 3.0 it was like sky and land difference .
Now started circling around scorpio it took me 10 cirlce and SA to stop me from circling around more . In the end i didn't liked the exterior it was like front was made by someone side by someelse and back by someelse.
Now it was time to check interior first thing i hated most of position of power window switch i was WTF . Its like i am driving old car which used to have power window switch near gear not only that switch to adjusting side mirror was in awakened position . Last not least Dashboard gave me feeling like i am driving some sedan it didn't even had enough space to keep Scorpio broacher forget giving me feeling of SUV space . Vibration in gear was more compare to mine safari but was smoother then mine safari . But they have improve comfort i was comfortable in bad road .
Overall i was impressed with engine performance made my mind to buy it
In the end i asked them cost of ON-road price of 4WD and time to deliver and told them wait for 1 week .
9. Mahindra XUV
No need to tell in detail you all know . what i didn't like was dashboard it was over style + interior quality didn't give me much good feeling + 3rd seat totally useless . But overall VFM
. But still i went ahead and asked dealer if i booked when will i get and got shocked hearing 1st Feb . I can't wait for so long . I don't have habit of waiting so long .
I kicked out this car out of my list .
Now cars which were left were bolero and scorpio . Family kicked out bolero seeing its village image .
Now i was ready to buy scorpio . Was trying to get some discount even found some good scorpio in second hand market thanks to XUV .
I was talking to friend about scorpio . he told me that there is dealer he know he might give you good discount 80k-1L . So i asked him to came and we will go together in my car but he refused he said he don't like my accent . So i said ok you bring you car . he said OK .
received call from friend came to bus stand i will pick up you from there .
After waiting for 5min. here he came on might beast TATA Safari pearl white . while safari was approaching i just fall in love with safari again . I was like F scorpio i want safari .
My friend brought his safari last year and 16k on meter . I told him move away from driver seat and else i will tell his GF about second GF. So he moved quietly
I was completely amazed how quite was safari . I never knew it was ON or OFF way more refined then my old safari . Gear was smooth compare to old safari even acceleration also have improved but still mhawk has better in this department . Fit finish is better then my safari completely fall in love with safari . Went to dealer of Scorpio but he was out of town for 2days . So i came back home and told about my decision about Buying safari .
I was amazed everyone from father,mother,little brother,very near relative everyone said book it . I was shocked seeing response.
So tried few dealer in delhi 4X4 was costing 14.66L without single discount . I was sad.
But look like something was to happen . while i was seating at property dealer office meet sub-dealer . He promised me he can get safari 4X4 for 13.60L . I was soo happy . So paid him 1L and booked safari VX pearl white 4X4 on Thursday . Dealer told me i can expect delivery on Monday . I could not sleep properly till monday but just to get shocked that it will take 3 week.
I wasted whole day fighting dealer and after lot of call finally he said there are few cars ready to deliver in 4X4 was silver,White and black . I was total confuse which one to buy .
So i gave call to girl( soon to be my wife ) asked her which colour she like . She was first bit confused . She asked me which car . i said Safari and she said wow its my fav. car , I just love it . don't dare to buy safari any other colour then Black .
So i told dealer its black . He has promised to deliver safari on Monday
Now waiting is killing me . Can't wait to get Safari in my hand Please forgive me for all spelling mistake and grammer mistake i was never good with english