Originally Posted by RagMax
Sorry to join in late but congrats on a very well written review of your beast. You have been sharing your experiences on a regular basis and for a person who is in dilemma whether to go for scorpio or XUV your suggestions can be of very helpful. After owning your beast for quite sometime do you think going for scorpio would be better or opting for W6 is good. I have already left out W8 considering the large number of gadgets it has. Do share your views on this. Thanks in advance.
Thank you for your wishes.
At the current pricing (thanks to the additional taxation by the govt) even an SLE variant of the scorpio would cost upwards of 11 lacs OTR that too without proper ICE , leather/art leather seat covers etc.
Comparing the scorpio vis an XUV is a no go strictly because the vfm
quotient on the XUV far exceeds the benefits of the scorpio.
Reliability wise though the scorpio is a reliable beast ,those graduating from a hatch might need to be careful with the clutch of the mhawk.
avoid riding the scorpio or the xuv in half clutch, since the clutch failure is a major niggle found among mhawk scorpios.
the scorpio can amble along without any accelerator input if in proper gearing thanks to the torque at lower revs.
With regards to the XUV, i felt it more comfy seating wise than the scorpio, the view just right on the road, not too tall, not too low.
the driving characteristics, the available power on tap is a boon when negotiating city traffic as well as highways was better in the XUV.
The scorpio has an upper hand with slow moving traffic where frequent gear changes would not be required vis a vis an XUV . the comparison is not fair since both have different gear boxes (5 vs the 6 speed on the XUV).
What xuv has improved is the handling characteristics on high speeds. You will be always driving the XUV deceptively quicker, this would be realised only by looking at the speedo. My take:
If you have the money for an XUV W6, go for it instead of the vlx variant of the scorpio.
I would prefer the VLX variant only for the automatic variant of the Scorpio.
Reliability wise for XUV, those niggles are being taken care of and that would be an ongoing process. It was the same for the scorpio since its inception from 2003.
they have had their share of engine changes, suspension tweaks all along its timeline.
So the call between XUV and scorpio would boil down to competency of your local A.S.S.
If the local A.S.S is good enough, i see no harm in opting for an XUV ahead of the scorpio for the reasons mentioned above.