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Old 02-03-2011, 08:08 AM
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fueleconomy.gov just posted the EPA ratings for 2011 Mahindra TR40. 19 city, 21 highway. I was never expecting the 30 MPG estimated on the website, but c'mon. 4 cyl Toyota and GM compact pickups with 4WD have similar ratings. And those are with gas, not diesel. National average for diesel right now is $0.34 higher than gasoline. Are these fuel economy ratings a misprint? If not, the one thing that would have made a Mahindra worth it for me is gone.

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Old 02-03-2011, 08:58 AM
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Ill chit myself if they sell a dozen of these turds. It's now competitive with the full size trucks in price, and fuel economy.


Surely something is not right with these estimates?
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A full-size GM truck w/ 4WD and and the 5.3L v8 is rated at a combined 17 MPG (vs. Mahindra's 20). I realize the EPA numbers won't necessarily match real world results depending on individual drivers, but at the very least, the EPA system is a standardized test for comparing vehicles. And the full-size is SO much more truck for not much difference in MPG. After factoring in the additional cost of diesel, the Mahindra's fuel economy advantage is next to nothing.
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A full-size GM truck w/ 4WD and and the 5.3L v8 is rated at a combined 17 MPG (vs. Mahindra's 20). I realize the EPA numbers won't necessarily match real world results depending on individual drivers, but at the very least, the EPA system is a standardized test for comparing vehicles. And the full-size is SO much more truck for not much difference in MPG. After factoring in the additional cost of diesel, the Mahindra's fuel economy advantage is next to nothing.
I knew m&m was full of $hit,and the epa ratings bear that out.Buy hey.....who cares? It's not like they're sold here.Maybe a 2wd with 3:21 gearing might get 25 or so,but no way for their 4x4.Also,the epa ratings I have found are fairly accurate.Yes there are slight exceptions but for the most part they are pretty damn close.No wonder they didn't really want to bring it into the USA.Dadburn furreners
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could this be part of the reason Mahindra backed out?
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could this be part of the reason Mahindra backed out?
That's what I'm thinking.They blew their horns loudly on the 30mpg stuff.Come to find out.......they only farted...
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Back to the drawing board for me! Perhaps the four cylinder Tacoma deserves another look.
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It looks like Ford couldn't have scripted it any better- why buy a small pickup when you can drive an F-150 economically? The things that attracted me to the Mahindra: diesel engine with high fuel economy and plenty of torque, bigger bed than any of the small trucks, stout construction, less fluff, and relatively small overall size. Forget the fact that they aren't available, they look less and less desirable with every revelation. Maybe it's time to snap up one of the last Rangers with the seven foot beds . . .
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Time to pull the plug on this forum. A definite no go for me.
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