Tata Safari Review from Malta

1999 Tata Safari 4x4 1.9 turbo diesel

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Justy


Not worth the trouble


Transfer case transmission switch failed after 2000 km.

3 Window winders broke.

Tailgate harness broke resulting in short circuit.

After 40000 km cylinder head gasket blew off.

Regarding safety, very good and safe.

Very spacious and enjoyable to drive.

Spares very expensive.

General Comments:

Was most disappointed after purchasing, since after a year the price was reduced by Lm2000 (equivalent to 3000 pounds sterling)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th May, 2005

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review