My Raging Red Mahindra Thar


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On 16 Nov 2022 [Wednesday], I bought home my all time favourite : Mahindra Thar LX Petrol AT Hardtop Red Rage. From my high school days, I was dreaming of driving/riding Willys Jeep and Royal Enfield Bullet; now, both have become a reality in my lifetime. Although Willys Jeep and Mahindra Thar are not the same, they are like first cousins, if not half-brothers, and have the same DNA.

Thar is my
* first 4x4, A/T tyred, genuine automatic vehicle [not counting Nexon AMT]
* second Mahindra [after XUV 5OO]
* third SUV [counting XUV 5OO and Nexon as SUVs]
* fourth petrol [after Omni/Versa/Linea]

I took two test drives of Diesel MT in 2020 [see here and there] and two more in Petrol AT in 2022 [details are here] and jumped into the Thar bandwagon after knowing its ready availability with Anant Cars, Mysore Road, Bangalore. They agreed for my own insurance and did not pressurize me for unnecessary accessories. Earlier, I cancelled my introductory price-protected Scorpio N booking due to callous attitude of India Garage, PC Road, Bangalore and Mahindra, resulting in postponement of delivery several times.

My Thar was made in October 2022 with 22 km on odometer, when I did PDI at the dealer's stockyard. It was 38 km, when it was delivered.

I have started another long journey with my Thar. [:)][clap]

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Many congratulations on your new Thar. Smashing colour and smart choice!!
Looking forward for detailed review from you.
BTW I still own 2 of the cars owned by you in the past. Goes on to show both of our choices are quite similar!!
 
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My Thar was made in October 2022
I would advise you to check for the presence of rear locking differential. I heard rumours about recent batches of Thar with this feature deleted/ made optional.
I sincerely hope it's just a rumour.
 
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Congratulations on your New Thar.

I would personally prefer BLD instead of MLD, as MLD would have sudden kick in of power, where as BLD would be gradual. This is my personal experience from my Off-Roading with my New Thar.
 
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I would advise you to check for the presence of rear locking differential.
I am not a regular hard-core off-roader. I just want peace of mind during my Himalayan drives due to Thar's immense ground clearance, water-wading ability and availability of 4x4 for those tricky situations.
Congratulations on your New Thar.
Thanks a lot.
I would personally prefer BLD instead of MLD, as MLD would have sudden kick in of power, where as BLD would be gradual. This is my personal experience from my Off-Roading with my New Thar.
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