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  1. The way and condition our roads are in, particularly the State highways and Rural roads, driving a SUV makes more sense. We see roads with craters which would swallow a car especially during and after monsoons which a SUV would plunge through. The added advantage is that a SUV can bull its way through the dense urban crawl traffic. Cars are no doubt more economical but a SUV has its own advantages mainly space and ride (Safari) , butch image and performance (Scorpio) , design and flair (CRV) , offroading (Montero). But the question is , Is a SUV best for Indian road conditions and which is the ideal economical SUV for Indian roads ?
  2. Skoda - Cheaters

    I am not surprised at Skoda's actions. At the price point they were selling the Laura, the Civic was beating them hollow. Now that they have woken up, lets hope they price the Fabia correctly.
  3. Scorpio M-Hawk EDIT: Now Launched

    So, When is the launch date ?
  4. Scorpio Vs Safari

    Well to ans Jithesh I actually spoke to two Lady Scorpio drivers and this is what thay had to say. Macho image! Steering very light and very easy to handle in the city. High seating and better view of traffic ahead. Powerful and responsive engine. Lots of respect from other car goers. Attitude!
  5. Scorpio Vs Safari

    Great Jithesh, nice knowing people who appreciate old school SUV's. Absolutely spot on with the Scorpio. Let's say its the suited softer version of the jeep.
  6. Safari 2.2 DICOR Launched (Now with Pics)

    I dont think the Safari is much of a Offroader, for that matter neither is the Scorpio. For serious off roading u require something like a Gypsy or the more expensive Pajero.
  7. Scorpio Vs Safari

    Hopefully the new Scorpio will be out soon and we can have a shootout betn the two in Autocar!
  8. Safari 2.2 DICOR Launched (Now with Pics)

    The new Scorpio will have certain advantages over the new Safari with both engines being equal at 2.2L and churning out 140bhp. Scorpio-Smaller size, less wt, turning radius, build quality.

    Sierra was a model whose time has come. I think it was based on some Ford model? As usual it suffered from the normal Tata problems of underpowered engine,poor reliability, bad electricals and handling. Dont think u can improve much on such a platform.
  10. Esteem VXi

    Options Ford Flair. Accent. The Esteem is an ex car, though it's slightly aged. 1.3L engine is a gem(same is in Swift).
  11. Scorpio Vs Safari

    Both excel in certain areas. Pros Safari-Interior space, seats, ride. Scorpio-Engine performance, Butch looks, reliability. Cons Safari-Reliability, Lacklusture engine, poor interior, quality issues, goes bust after 70,000km. Scorpio-Poor interior space, poor handling, brakes. The new 2.2L Safari if it makes up for these Cons could prove to be a competetor to Scorpio. But the Scorpio Eagle is in the pipeline too.
  12. Safari 2.2 DICOR Launched (Now with Pics)

    Right. The Scorpio rolls much more than a Safari. But fitted with 16''alloys and wider 245/70 R16 tyres , the roll was less pronounced.
  13. best radials in market

    I've used MRF ZVTS R14 175/70 and Bridgestone on my Corsa. I found MRF ZVTS much better than Bridgestone.

    Lets hope the original Liana comes!
  15. Getz Overpriced!!!

    It's too overpriced at the value it offers. Probably will see a price slash later on.
  16. Safari 2.2 DICOR Launched (Now with Pics)

    I read on Indiatimes/Wheels that price of new safari is 6.4Lac-7.33Lac(Ex showroom Delhi) Is it?
  17. Safari 2.2 DICOR Launched (Now with Pics)

    U could decrease body roll by fitting in wider aspect tyres which will improve handling and make it more stable at hi speeds as well as offering better braking and ride.
  18. alloy and tyre configuration

    See if u can fit 195/70 Goodyears on 15'' alloys. That will give the car a better look and improve handling/ride/braking at the cost of a little loss in mileage which is a fair trade off.

    The Liana may come but only after MS has sorted out production issues of SX4 and Swift. Probably end 2008 would be a good bet.
  20. suggestion on sedan

    If it's diesel ur looking at Verna is good. Petrol is a close call betn SX4 and City, followed by Fiesta.
  21. suggestion on sedan

    Best VFM-SX4 Best Refinement-City The rest are way behind the competetion.

    I doubt the car shown in the link is the actual one. It probably will be a Swift with a boot?
  23. The worst cars you can buy in India

    Another one- consider the Standard 2000.
  24. Is a SUV best for Indian Roads ?

    The Safari and Scorpio are homegrown SUVs and have run for a number of years on our roads. Both have been upgraded and improved over time and have become better. They are the best SUVs that can be bought in the sub 10Lac category. They are cheap to maintain and run and provide value for money to owners where their popularity lies. As far as buying a premium SUVs concerned, skys the limit where Lexus-BMW-MB-VW-Porshe rule.
  25. Latest cars coming to India

    Is this the Corolla version slated to come to India? I spoke to a couple of dealers, they say the Australian verion is the one that is coming. That is the one given in Autocar and Whatcar photos