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I am planning to buy a new car in SUV segment.I already have a Swift VDI model for daily work travel>Now planning this SUV for holidays & weekends travelling with family.I have a family of 6 persons.For this I have shortlisted Scorpio , Safari & Innova.Tell me which one is the better in performance and easy maintenance.
By Sunil Pardeshi 07 July 2009

Power: Scorpio
NVH: Scorpio
Handling: Scorpio
Rear Seating: Scorpio
For Six People: Innova
For Smooth Ride: Innova
Maintainance: Innova
Fuel Efficiency: Both are same
A.C.: Innova is better compared to Scorpio
Music System: Innova (built in speakers)
Space Utilization: Innova (lot of space for keeping loose pieces)
Type of Use: Rough & Tough: Scorpio;
Urban Use: Innova
This is because of low ground clearance for Innova.
Tyre Wear: Smooth Ride is always suspectible for more tyre wear. However, it also depends on how one follows tyre rotation schedules and regular wheel alignments. Tubeless tyres are better than tyres with tube. Scorpio Tyres are costliest among all SUV's.

Cost: Scorpio is value for money.

Hope this helps:

Answer by Swapnil 07 July 2009

hello Sir,
according to our knowledge u r luking 4 a mahindra scorpio. we do have a scorpio DLX(2003).
its is a very good condition n u cal also see the pictures of it in cartrade site.
u can contact me on my number tht is 9883091192/9830783777

Answer by Sharjil 07 July 2009

One draw back of the Scorpio is the body roll (this basically is the way the body swings side-2-side). I haven't checked the reason but usually happens due to high centre-of-gravity. The car is not very good for high speeds on uneven roads and I experienced this on a recent long journey where my Taxi Scorpio behaved very differently from the Innova on the same stretch of road. Best Option for holiday driving are the estate's (large luggage area, I even carry my daugters Cycle on my Siena Weekend), but you can accomodate only 5 people. I would advice Innova and then the safari. If you have budget check out Skoda Octavia Combi or the else FIAT Palio Weekend(not sure if it is still available) and the lastly the Indigo Marina.

Answer by Yusuf 07 July 2009

I've had a Scorpio for over 5 years. I have driven it from Chandigarh to Kanyakumari and back doing 10,000 km. Excellent performance and mileage. Then driven from Chandigarh to Ladakh via Manali and return via Kargil and Srinagar. Crossed Khardungla pass at 18,380 ft to Siachin base camp. Great in all road conditions and no loss of power even at 18,000 ft with mileage of 10 kmpl in those driving conditions. Also drive often to Delhi and good pickup for safe overtaking. Will be changing it this year and definitely get another Scorpio. Its great to drive and I have driven upto 700 km in a day without any fatigue. Also great value for money. In almost 60,000 km except for servicing cost other maintenance cost has been almost nothing.

Answer by Kanwar Narinder Singh 07 July 2009

Scorpio is good one for family weekend trips with family. Innova is only good as taxi.

Answer by SULTAN BT 07 July 2009

hi Sunil,
have been using Scorpio VLX fully loaded for past one year, enjoyed every moment of owning it....Great on Indian roads, especially the bad ones. You may find the quality of fit and finish a wee bit lower than a Toyota product but, rest is best for a owner driven vehicle. Infact my dad who is 65 yrs old prefers my scorpio to his santro even for city driving...if you are ready to wait a few more months then you will have some more options in Toyota Fortuner and the Skoda Yeti...

Answer by Rao 07 July 2009

Well I dont know How can a scorpio even MATCH a SAFARI.....if u want a real SUV then go for a Safari and not a box shaped pain in the neck vehicle like scorpio....the rear seats are not at all comfortable and i would say the shape is ugly.....SCORPIO....nah a better option is a maruti 800....go for a safari......

Answer by Kartik 07 July 2009
Expert`s comment:

Tata Safari will be best suited for your requirments for its power,interior space and comfortable seats.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 08 August 2009
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