Current model Mahindra Pik Up. Do you have one ?

joshinthecity

Active Member
Care to share your experience ?
Any and all info welcome from owners or anyone that knows anything worthwhile.

Thanks in advance.
Josh.
 

boobook

Well-Known Member
Unless something has changed with your needs or wants, apart from the delivery time stick with your researched, and thought out decision.

You will regret taking a shortcut to get something as a quick fix alternative.
 

joshinthecity

Active Member
I'm not cancelling my order for the 76....
In my initial research, I stumbled onto the Mahindra, and I have been looking at these in parallel to preparing for the 76 build.
The more I look, the more I like. As a potential work vehicle and a light duty off-road-biased, short-trip daily.
 

cam04

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I'm not cancelling my order for the 76....
In my initial research, I stumbled onto the Mahindra, and I have been looking at these in parallel to preparing for the 76 build.
The more I look, the more I like. As a potential work vehicle and a light duty off-road-biased, short-trip daily.
Half of Warwick has bought them for pretty much that - work hacks. They look the business for that sort of thing considering you are getting a 4wd for the same price as a hilux 2wd Ute.
 

joshinthecity

Active Member
Half of Warwick has bought them for pretty much that - work hacks. They look the business for that sort of thing considering you are getting a 4wd for the same price as a hilux 2wd Ute.
Agreed. And while I'm sure there is no comparison in overall quality. Quality where it counts (ie. holds up to being heavily loaded and thrown down tracks etc) seems to be good. Sample size for data is the problem. Not many of them out there; but from what I can tell those that are out there are being used and abused and holding up.
Vehicles like this tend to get ridden hard and put away wet. I feel like if there was a weak part of the driveline, it would have come to light, or be about to.....
I'm yet to hear of trouble with the components that really count. Understand the cockpit is a dog's breakfast of hard plastics etc. I don't care about any of that. As long as the A/C blows cold and the seat is not a torture-rack.
I'd like to have a look at one in person and see where the alternator is mounted / airbox design etc.. basic but important stuff like that.
 

CTL

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Half of Warwick has bought them for pretty much that - work hacks. They look the business for that sort of thing considering you are getting a 4wd for the same price as a hilux 2wd Ute.
Warwick Qld??
 

rob_macca67

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Ask Roothy... He'll tell ya they're great :D... ;)

There would have to be some sort of FB group or something where u could look and get some helpful info??
 

Mahi

New Member
Mine is a 2014 model which I bought brand new.

I am a commercial beekeeper and the Mahindra does hard work with heavy loads on rough tracks, in 4wd at some point just about every day.

When I bought it I was told I was crazy, that was pretty much the standard comment from my other beekeeper buddies who tend to own Toyotas. I was told it will be worth nothing by the time it hits 100,000 km's.

Well it's got 167,000 on it now and still runs exactly the same as the day I bought it. Also done the exact same job as a cruiser would have done, just, at a fraction the price.

I have been religious about having it properly serviced each 10,000 km's.
 

joshinthecity

Active Member
Mine is a 2014 model which I bought brand new.

I am a commercial beekeeper and the Mahindra does hard work with heavy loads on rough tracks, in 4wd at some point just about every day.

When I bought it I was told I was crazy, that was pretty much the standard comment from my other beekeeper buddies who tend to own Toyotas. I was told it will be worth nothing by the time it hits 100,000 km's.

Well it's got 167,000 on it now and still runs exactly the same as the day I bought it. Also done the exact same job as a cruiser would have done, just, at a fraction the price.

I have been religious about having it properly serviced each 10,000 km's.
Thanks Mahi. That sounds about right to me from what I have heard. Good on you for going your own way and reaping the benefits.
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
John Rooth has put his money where his mouth is (apparently) and just bought one. He tested most of the stranger twin cab offerings and mainstream and came up with the Mahindra.
 

linuxfan66

Active Member
John Rooth has put his money where his mouth is (apparently) and just bought one. He tested most of the stranger twin cab offerings and mainstream and came up with the Mahindra.
he did ones other than the ldv and mahindra?
 

rob_macca67

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Will be interesting to see how roothy's experience goes... wonder if he will be completely honest in his reviews if he does any sort of partnership with Mahindra?
It would be good if it turned out to be a tough little 4WD... maybe the larger 4wd companies might start developing more accessories/mods for them...

I've got nothing against Mahindra... I kinda hope that it turns out to be a tough little vehicle and gives the other larger makes a run for their money, but like anything, the more popular it becomes, the more expensive it will become
 

Mahi

New Member
Good comments Rob.

In my view having had one for a while, the quality is not there, I guess bottom line you can't get the same thing for one third the price.

So there are a few little annoyances with it. However for my next vehicle I will buy Mahindra again, now I've experienced it I would not pay 3 times the price for 20% better quality.

Your last comment was also true, the later models than mine are improved, they are making some good advances. But the price is moving up accordingly.
 

RoryMad

New Member
I have just put 1000ks on my new 2021 mighty mahindra and I gotta say am so in love with it , what a Lil pearler it is
 
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