They ought to be and they are... because most of the time they spend is in the urban jungle.well, as Mr. anup rightly said, SUVs are not just about features. and this thread, which was supposed to be a SCORPIO VLX test drive thread turned out to be a scorpio v/s safari thread!!!
I am surprised Tata 207 doesnt climbs vis-a-vis Bolero camper???? Lugginng heavy loads and reliability is the strong oint of the direct injection 3.0 litre engine in 207 and the light truck 407. Heck, this engine even humbled japanese when launched in 1980's and was the reason why 407 was and is such a huge success even to this day!Since ours is a construction company, we need these pick up jeeps at our construction sites. we used to buy mahindra bolero camper (pik-up) and lately we also bought some tata 207s. but the service costs of the tatas proved to be a bomb! also, the site drivers said it is not quite frugal and does not pull on steep inclines with heavy loads that well.
that said, lets debate on scorpio v/s safari in the thread which is posted in the "cars" section please.
If I'm stranded in some remote high altitude place with my family, my concern then is not who's going to pay! I'm much more concerned about immediate survival!Tata's used to offer 3 lakh kilometer warranty on the engine alone... and it would go on much longer.
I will if I have the money.Torque, Why don't you just buy the Safari and be done with it!
Nobody is trying to change your mind about it. TEHO.
Yes but some of my friends own it and are pretty darn happy with their purchase.I suspect that you have probably owned neither yet.
I always have this thing for deserving underdogs... I drive a Palio very much aganist the popular choices like the Santro or a Wagon-R.What is most important is to be HAPPY with the ride that you have chosen!
See the trip logs of Steeriod on team-bhp. Besides another friend Suman's safari has already done over 35k's with in a year without any major problems. Both of them use their Safari's as they ought to be, i.e to never brake for a pothole, take offbeaten tracks where sedan would shudder even at the mere sight and both of them faced niggling issues in the early part of their ownership which were resolved to satisfaction by TASS.BTW, have your friends been making long trips in their Safaris?
If yes, I'd certainly want to learn from their experiences.
And I hope you are also in touch with the maintenence issues that they have.
One of the things I have not liked about TASS is that they are too often out of stock of parts required. I have seen delays of anything from a couple of days to 2 months! The latter was for a power window component. The vehicle lay 'parked' at home for that entire period with one window open.
Didn't I ask YOU whether you have been reading the posts on that very forum?See the trip logs of Steeriod on team-bhp.
When?Didn't I ask YOU whether you have been reading the posts on that very forum?
Strange that you are now asking the same of me!
As you said TEHO!What I read of the relevant posts at TBHP only added to my resolve to stay away from Tata vehicles.
Why should I have to endure those uncertain first few weeks/ months(??) when I have alternatives that suit MY requirements?
That was just for information.And, somehow, I have never been a speed freak, so 170 kmph is LOW on my list of attributes that I seek in my ride.
I am not paid by Tata neither do I have anything aganist Mahindra. I am against blanket statements which tell half the story. A forum should have complete and accurate information and i am all for it.And anyway, why do you feel so persistently that you must convert others?
Car makers offer a mind boggling variety of choices, for the simple reason that each person has a different set of 'goodies' that he is looking for.
In the end everything boils down to this only. Cheers!Let everyone choose what thrills them most.
Be happy with what you've bought.
yes torque, they spend a lot of time in the city, so features are important. but what i meant was, features are not the only priorities in an SUV.They ought to be and they are... because most of the time they spend is in the urban jungle.
I am surprised Tata 207 doesnt climbs vis-a-vis Bolero camper???? Lugginng heavy loads and reliability is the strong oint of the direct injection 3.0 litre engine in 207 and the light truck 407. Heck, this engine even humbled japanese when launched in 1980's and was the reason why 407 was and is such a huge success even to this day!
Tata's used to offer 3 lakh kilometer warranty on the engine alone... and it would go on much longer.