Luckily I am in the first 25000 so getting the Scorpio-N at the introductory price however, I need it by 30th Nov. And i doubt I will get it by then.
BHPian unpopulrxplorer recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
I am in a bit of confusion and not able to make a choice even after reading many forums.
I currently have an Ertiga CNG 2020 and a Datsun RediGo in my garage. Quite satisfied with both. I am looking for a third vehicle for everyday travel (~10 km), long highway drivers and overlanding in mountains, and it will be shared by me and my wife.
My search narrowed to the Thar P AT convertible top (I live in Delhi-NCR) but after reading reviews and posts on Team BHP, my decision changed to That D AT as it has better FE, refinement, and Mahindra’s strong hold in diesel engines. After reading posts on soft top & hard top, I am now inclining towards hard top!
There are two doubts around the Thar:
- Is the soft top practical?
- I sometimes camp or sleep in my car and Thar can’t really fulfill that.
Then came the Gurkha and the Scorpio N Z4 4WD.
Luckily I am in the first 25000 so getting the Scorpio-N at the introductory price however, I need it by 30th Nov. As Mahindra is prioritizing Z8 and Z8L, I doubt that the delivery date for my Scorpio-N would be by this year.
Also, Z4 4WD is missing the MLD (it seems to be concerning) but I don’t have any off-roading experience, so need some suggestions here.
Is the missing MLD really a concern? Or should I consider after-market lockers (ARB, etc.) after 1-2 years?
The Gurkha meets the delivery deadlines and the off-roading use-case but has the least in terms of features (this car is going to be driven everyday).
I guess I can also manage to get the Thar (by Nov 30) by adding some accessories and the demand is decreasing.
I know a little about cars. Any help would be appreciated.
Here’s what BHPian Shreyans_Jain had to say on the matter:
For NCR buyers, petrol is the way to go. Don’t bother with diesels. That cuts off the Gurkha.
Between Thar and Scorpio, the latter is a good 8L more expensive. Considering this is a purchase from the heart, do you have the case to justify the extra expense? Do you need that middle row? Or is the Thar big enough. If you can make do with the space on offer, Thar is the car for you.
You can always upgrade the suspension later on for a more comfortable ride.
Here’s what BHPian dr_TJ had to say on the matter:
If a proper 4×4 is the need for cold weather trips to Spiti or Ladakh, Thar Petrol 4×4 AT is the best. Or else you can consider the Grand Vitara/Hyryder AWD but with a 100 bhp NA Petrol motor. Sounds underpowered to me already.
Jimny 5 door would been the best choice but long time before we hear some proper news on it.
Diesel Thar as we have read about in the Forum itself is not the best suited companion on super cold places because of DPF and cold start issues. Here, I am looking forward to replace my Thar D AT for a Scorpio-N Z4 D AT because of 5 door requirements. But spotting of test mule of 5 door Thar has got me confused.
Best of luck for your adventures ahead.
My vote is for a Thar petrol AT hardtop.
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