Best Vehicle for Hills?

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View Poll Results: Best Vehicle/Car for the Hills & Beyond...
Tata Safari 8 16.33%
Mahindra Scorpio 18 36.73%
Mahindra Bolero 12 24.49%
Toyota Innova 6 12.24%
Othes (Please Mention) 5 10.20%
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#1 Aug 20th, 2008, 01:56
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Hi All,

In your opinion(s) which is the best car (can't think of Bikes for now) for driving in the hills in terms of:
  • Driver's Comfort (Me, Very Imp)
  • Passenger's Comfort (Them, Not Very Imp )
  • Ground Clearance etc for Bad Roads/Terrains
  • Fuel Efficiency (Very Imp)
  • Car's Price (Very Very Imp )
  • etc etc etc... (Your 2 cents)

Looking forward to your inputs... These will be of great help to me in making my next purchase

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nothing like maruti gypsy. though heavy on the pocket ,nothing beats it in the mountains
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Car price -very very imp (my comment: but what is the budget?)
fuel efficiency: very imp
drivers comfort: very important

The rest are not marked important. No. of travellers not mentioned.

My comment first line aside, you are looking at a small car, methinks. Will go anywhere one would normally travel in the hills, though may not meet your ground clearance requirements in some (few) places.
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Where's the bullock cart with an extra bale of hay option for those <ermm> .. rocky game paths up in them-there hills?
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... then forget it - almost got run off a rather steep path by a wayward & very 'horny' yak in Nepal once.
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you are looking at a small car, methinks
maybe not, since the poll options indicate otherwise.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post Car price -very very imp (my comment: but what is the budget?)
fuel efficiency: very imp
drivers comfort: very important

The rest are not marked important. No. of travellers not mentioned.

My comment first line aside, you are looking at a small car, methinks. Will go anywhere one would normally travel in the hills, though may not meet your ground clearance requirements in some (few) places.
Hi,

Already have 2 small cars (Santro and Zen), so looking for a big one now... Santro has managed to go everywhere I've taken it, but now want to go deeper into the hills

Budget is 4 L to 7 L
Co-Travelers are generally 3 or 4

Please suggest. Also look at the pole options above... ^^^

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I'd read this thread on Team-BHP, and knock the Tata off the list straight away.
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I think it has to be either Scorpio or Bolero.

Still trying to decide that for GHiRT - Grand Himalayan Road Trip. See GHiRT thread.

Maruti Gypsy was a close also-ran
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I have always liked the looks of the Gypsy over the Scorpio.

Scorpio drives better, overall, long distance.
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Originally Posted by florican View Post nothing like maruti gypsy. though heavy on the pocket ,nothing beats it in the mountains


And if anyone is ready to gift one car from the list I would prefer TATA Safari. Well, if this is out of stock then Innova would be fine.
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I love the gypsy on the hills..

But what i use is a Wagon R , and honestly i am yet to really miss anything in it with respect to driving in the hills..
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Originally Posted by puchoo View Post I love the gypsy on the hills..

But what i use is a Wagon R , and honestly i am yet to really miss anything in it with respect to driving in the hills..
Hills can be handled by all cars. Four wheel drives are required when you want to do actual offloading. But otherwise the SUVs are good for higher altitudes because of higher ground clearance, and thats it. There is absolutely no difference between your normal car and a 2X4 SUV, except for the ground clearance.
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