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Old 03-17-2010, 11:58 AM
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Cool TR-40 spotted in Denver Co, still testing as last week. Great photo!

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Hey guys, I found this photos that this guy posted on this chat room.
I hope you don't mind, mister moderator, since it is not a Mahindra forum anyways.
In any case, 2 things comes to mind.
One, is that they are still testing.... no so good, for a April arrival.
No hooks on the bed....

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Old 03-17-2010, 12:03 PM
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Great find! Pretty sure though that if that is a test rig, its not the US spec TR40, right?

That thing is dirty!

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Old 03-17-2010, 12:34 PM
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Wow, looks like they are riding those vehicles pretty hard. Looks like the non-US spec test mules though. I can't wait til these things hit the market.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:08 PM
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Looks like somebody is taking the long road back to return their mule, either that or they said "don't stop until you've reached 300,000 miles".
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:28 PM
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Default US spec? Maybe a little?

That just might be the closest thing to a US spec truck we have seen. No Hooks or Cab Protector??????? I was told they are driving these things around the clock, and look like a space shuttle on the inside due to all the gauges and computers - Very Very cool!
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:25 PM
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Man, dirty sucker! But sweet pic!
It'd be fun to tail that thing for a while & snap a bunch of pictures....
Looks like they've been riding it hard & putting it away wet though.
But, I guess that's how "testing" is supposed to work though, right?

"Boy's, we're selling these things to Americans! Beat the H*&$ out of them! We wanna see how they'll hold up! Here's your keys!"

or..."Drive it like ya stole it every day & lets see how it holds up".

Great find!
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:22 PM
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I love this guy's comment in the MotiveMag Forum.

"I don't see this as being very successful. This truck is clearly intended to be worked hard, and is definitely not marketed to the casual truck purchaser. But, I don't think the mere fact that a small/midsize diesel pickup exists will be enough to sway 99.9% of people who are looking for a work truck.

If I need a work truck, I'm going to buy domestic for a number of reasons. 1) They're proven to withstand the abuse and keep going. A Mahindra may be as durable, or even more durable, but the fact is that they haven't proven themselves in this market. 2) Ease and cost of repair. If something breaks on my Ford/Chevy/Dodge, I can get any part I need the same day from virtually any shop of my choosing. I can fix it myself or any mechanic can. The same cannot be said for a Mahindra. Dealer-only parts and service is going to be a tough pill to swallow for many, and an absolute dealbreaker for more than a few as well.

I'm sure any number of people will pipe up with anecdotal evidence to the contrary, but the simple fact of the matter is that the vast majority of buyers in this segment won't be interested in taking a risk on these things for the sake of it being quirky and a diesel. That's goofy TCL dream world group think."

Besides making me laugh out loud. He obviously doesn't read this website.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:02 PM
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Or this one either...
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:15 AM
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Dang that thing is a Mess

Test the Heck out of it. I want a tested vehicle someday
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:01 AM
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when was this sighted?
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