Current model Mahindra Pik Up. Do you have one ?

boobook

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Or buy a sportscar to look good and/or go fast.
Use less fuel, help longevity and enjoy the scenery when working on the farm, adventuring offroad, loading up with firewood or helping to pay the bills as your commercial work truck.

Right tool for the job and all that.

People forget the (little) power the old fourbies had, were they not fun?

I reckon they are kind of cool. Like a Suzi ute with 50% more power and torque.

Reports say they are unbreakable and they don't pretend to be anything they are not.

1HZ Land Cruiser 96kW, Land Rover Puma 90Kw, Patrol 3.0 116Kw, Patrol 4.2 114Kw,

Mahindra 103 kw.

It's in good company.
 
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rudolfweyers84

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We've had our Mahindra Pikup for just over 2years now. Had 1 or 2 minor problems, but was sorted out quick and easy by the dealer. Its always interesting to see other guys on 4x4 trips look at you, thinking this guy is going to hold us up or struggle, and then to their amazement, match or out perform them. I don't you you can go wrong with the Mahindra. The value for money you get on them is unbeatable.

Here is a link to my Youtube channel, showing some of the trips we have done so far

Youtube Link
 

Mahindra

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I have one ,best ute I have owned,from Bundy to Murwillumbah 500klm/41ltrs tows well, probably because it has a realistic weight ratio, it gets used as much off road as one and I cant fault it, will go further off road the the QD32 I still have . Comfortable seats ,you can drive allday and not get out and feel like a cripple and it carries abit over 1200kg. On road $27000 and I had it in 3 weeks
 

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ULost2

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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.
FINALLY; a common-sense real life reply
EDIT: yeah yeah ; found a few other sensible owner comments|
 
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ULost2

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Seems about right "don't like'm'' have never owned, driven, or even sat in one :)
I (and Dog - not mine) want out of the G/Vitara and Mahinda is now at the top of the maybe list -- sadly I cannot consider new or later mod used but then I have did most of my traveling many years ago .
I might start a new thread for up to 2018 versions (??)
Another drama is I will not have too much to do with the local Mahindra agent
 

LongRoad2Go

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With apparently just a 20mm difference in ground clearance between the Mahindra (210mm) versus a 79 Series LC (230mm), it would be interesting to know the location of the alternator, and whether there's enough engine bay space for a second battery.
 

G_ute

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From what I have seen there is not enough room in the engine bay so people have been putting batteries behind the seats or in the tray.

My only concerns are, while it would be a long term car, the poor resale value/depreciation (cant beat Toyota for that) and lack of support in Tassie.
 

Albynsw

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From what I have seen there is not enough room in the engine bay so people have been putting batteries behind the seats or in the tray.

My only concerns are, while it would be a long term car, the poor resale value/depreciation (cant beat Toyota for that) and lack of support in Tassie.

I agree the resale value will most likely be poor particularly compared to say a Toyota equivalent but the cost of ownership even with poor resale is very low. I would say if it meets your needs and you are happy with one it makes a lot of sense
 

ULost2

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resale value: that's why I'm looking for used ;) . Bloody good value for a seemingly honest common sense vehicle compared to the "big" brands
Second battery: not everyone needs one and I never have needed one ;) . Might need a new one soon though
Alternator height: don't drive through lot of s***y water and it is not a problem ;)

Not everyone who has a 4x4 has the need go "hard off roading" . For me it's just security ; when I need 4x4 I need to ask myself if I really need to be over there and answer is mostly no --- there is likely another way there .
4x4 gets me out trouble not into trouble ; or deeper into trouble !
 
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