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Old 03-13-2019, 07:14 AM   #1
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This hardcore off-roader with vintage looks is now on sale in South Africa.


What you see here is not a classic Jeep CJ7, even if it looks nearly identical to one. Instead, this is the new Mahindra Thar Adventure Series that's now available for sale in South Africa. To make the off-roader earn its name, the firm gives the machine a bevy of rugged equipment for getting just about anywhere.

The Thar's history goes back over 70 years due to Mahindra's license to manufacture the original Willys Jeep in India. In 1969, the company started exporting them to Yugoslavia. Over the years, Mahindra created multiple variants, including an armored version for India's military.

Mechanically, the Thar Adventure Series has a 2.5-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder that produces 105 horsepower (78 kilowatts) and 182 pound-feet (247 Newton-metres) of torque. It runs through a five-speed manual with a shift-on-the-fly, part-time four-wheel-drive system and low-range gearing. A mechanical-locking rear differential provides even more traction when necessary.

For the Adventure Series, Mahindra equips the Thar with a new front bumper with upward slanting sides that allow a 44-degree approach angle. The part also features rectangular LED lights on the corners and brightly coloured tow points, which should be easy to see even when muddy. A bar across the top provides extra protection for the grille. A huge snorkel exits from the passenger side fender and rises above the roof. Rock sliders along each side add extra protection to the Thar, and diamond-plated metal side steps sit on top of them. At the back, there's also a new bumper with visible recovery points and a tow bar. The roof features removable canopy and roof sections, in addition to the normal canvas top.

Mahindra also fits a set of multi-spoke aluminum wheels, and the firm offers an optional upgrade to a set of Hankook Dynapro all-terrain tires for better performance off-road.

The Thar Adventure Series retails for 293,999 rand in South Africa (C$27,334). It's available in three exterior colours: Rocky Beige, Red Rage, or DSAT Silver.


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Old 03-13-2019, 08:53 AM   #2
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If i'm doing the price conversion correctly, that vehicle costs $20k in US dollars? I'll take one please.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:24 PM   #3
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If i'm doing the price conversion correctly, that vehicle costs $20k in US dollars? I'll take one please.
That may be the price conversion, but the price isn't the important part. Wish these firms would start blatantly copying old 80s japanese cars...
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:28 PM   #4
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That may be the price conversion, but the price isn't the important part. Wish these firms would start blatantly copying old 80s japanese cars...
Can do on a USA spec Miata
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:04 PM   #5
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That may be the price conversion, but the price isn't the important part. Wish these firms would start blatantly copying old 80s japanese cars...
Only if they were making those cars you want under license also.

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Old 03-20-2019, 02:39 PM   #6
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Is this the one that tops out at like 45mph and is already sold for offroad US only? Or is that a different Jeep thing?
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Only if they were making those cars you want under license also.

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yeah yeah
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A good friend of mine purchased a Mahindra Jeep, it can not be registered for legal road use. Itís cool, we took it for a drive around his property, itís a real off road capable vehicle and the turbo diesel motor is a work horse.
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A good friend of mine purchased a Mahindra Jeep, it can not be registered for legal road use. Itís cool, we took it for a drive around his property, itís a real off road capable vehicle and the turbo diesel motor is a work horse.
Yeah, they start at $16k here in the US. https://www.roxoroffroad.com/

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Has everyone forgotten the other Mahindra trucks that never made it to USA cause could not pass safety or emissions ?
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Has everyone forgotten the other Mahindra trucks that never made it to USA cause could not pass safety or emissions ?
Wait, you mean to tell me 1940's era design and engineering can't meet today's safety standards? I'll need to research these claims further, hahaha.

Honestly though, people should be allowed to drive whatever they want, and long as it can operate in such a fashion that doesn't put people around them at risk. Can't go past 45? Cool your bot allowed on the highways. Can't stop well after certain speeds? Cool, limit the top speed. I drove my Uncle's restored model T a few months back. Brakes? Lol, when they want to.
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Wait, you mean to tell me 1940's era design and engineering can't meet today's safety standards? I'll need to research these claims further, hahaha.

Honestly though, people should be allowed to drive whatever they want, and long as it can operate in such a fashion that doesn't put people around them at risk. Can't go past 45? Cool your bot allowed on the highways. Can't stop well after certain speeds? Cool, limit the top speed. I drove my Uncle's restored model T a few months back. Brakes? Lol, when they want to.
That's a slippery slope man; slippery slope. Your uncle's restored model T is in the minority, but if there were a mass produced, super cheap, unsafe vehicle that is horrible for the environment for sale I guarantee the roads would be clogged with them, and the hospitals with their victims, and the sky with their emissions. I'm not a hippy-dippy tree-hugger or anything, and i hate all the tech garbage in modern cars, but hitting the reset switch on all safety and emissions requirements is a bad move.

For the record: People can drive more or less whatever they want, it's whether or not they can afford it; your uncles model T being a prime example. Granted there is the 20 year import law, but as long as the originally installed safety equipment in the vehicle functions as it should, you can legally register it and drive it on US roads, in most states you can swap whatever drivetrain you want into it, as long as it matches the original emission requirements and/or such as in modern swaps, has a CARB number (LS for example).

1940's era Jeep? sure, if you can find one you can drive it. A newly made 1940's knock-off Joop? not unless it meets current safety and emission standards. Go even further, buy a VIN from a rotted out 1940's Jeep, buy all the sheet metal, a new drive train, even a new frame etc. and have at it; because honestly, as long as the VIN is owned you don't really need any of the original vehicle.

Time, effort, money.
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Wait, you mean to tell me 1940's era design and engineering can't meet today's safety standards? I'll need to research these claims further, hahaha.

Honestly though, people should be allowed to drive whatever they want, and long as it can operate in such a fashion that doesn't put people around them at risk. Can't go past 45? Cool your bot allowed on the highways. Can't stop well after certain speeds? Cool, limit the top speed. I drove my Uncle's restored model T a few months back. Brakes? Lol, when they want to.
Yes, because people can be trusted to do the right thing.....


Almost got hit by some trash on a side by side driving his kid around in a 45mph zone. No plates, zero ****s given. This was on Monday.


So no, if it's new and some dumb**** can finance it for 96 months at 12.2%, it needs to be sold for off highway use only. Take it a step further and no deliveries to the home. You buy it, you haul it with an owned trailer.
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Fair enough.
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Remember, we still have Florida in the union
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This S15 is totally legit, I imported it in 20 parts and reassembled it in my garage. Lol, okay Floridian.
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