29000 kms review t8 100 HP
Let me tell you the pros first.
a) Very good low end torque. Can take any roads. Good suspension but a bit bumpy. Excellent driving position and very comfortable for drivers.
Trips done so far are Bangalore-> Chennai-> Hyderabad-> Bangalore.( 1 time , 1500kms)
Bangalore to Chennai - ( 2 times,720 kms round trip)
Bangalore to Coorg - ( 3 times, 500 kms for each round trip)
Bangalore - Kolkata - Jamshedpur - Bangalore ( 1 time, 4500 kms round trip).The vehicle has excellent braking and can cruse at 110 at comfortable speed with a good average. I got 15 kpl when travelling Chennai and Coorg and 13 kpl on my trip to Kolkata Jamshedpur, The reason could be that I drove at 120 to 125 where ever road permitted which is above the economy zone which is 100~110 km per hour. The service cost so far has been 2300 at 10 K at 4500 at 20 K Cons:- Blind spot on front left side,back wheel spin at particular angles, second seats needs more cushioning and very upright and has less thigh support. Still needs to improve. Should have 3 head rests at back and optional arm rest at back.
Although the torque figures show more on paper than a bolero, the bolero pulls better on bad roads and hills. Not aware why, perhaps because of the heavy crank of 2500 cc engine. I have a strange problem where a sound from engine comes and engine knocks and then this disappears. I have mentioned this to Mahindra but they have not been able to replicate nor resolve this issue. This suddenly happens for 2 to 3 min and then disappears. Over all a very good compact SUV at the price where during emergency 7 users can sit. It would have been a killer if it had a 4X4 version Improvement areas:- Wheel spin, 2nd row thigh support, 4X4 version.
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