Mahindra CJ Review from India

2005 Mahindra CJ

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know

Summary:

It rocks!

General Comments:

I write for a car mag, Auto India.

I took one of these cars up a mountain that had no road. Believe me, this car can make its own road.

Even at an incline at a 45-degree angle and a heavy payload, the Cj handles like a dream.

But you need time to get used to it. It is inherently unstable while driving, but very predictable in its instability... therefore not beyond a certain realm of control (you need some skill to drive one).

If you want a cushy car, go buy one of those pretentious ‘American’ SUV's.

If you want to go off-road (and I mean the kind of off-road that would snap a land rover like a twig, then look no further.

Sriram Nair.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th April, 2006

21st May 2006, 07:21

Yes, well said. I mean look at this picture:

http://mahindra.ma.funpic.de/mahindra/story01_02/bramsche_x.jpg

Only few FEW cars can withstand this kind of punishment.

25th Jan 2013, 06:19

Actually Mahindra was assembling Jeep parts with a license... And it's not a bad car, though it's quite old... However recent cars of Mahindra, like the XUV500, are similar to new models of the original Jeep. A bit better in looks, but still look similar.