2005 Mahindra Bolero Double Cab 2.5 td peugeot from Costa Rica
The Mahindra is a big craft. Don't try to buy it, you are going to send your money to the wastebasket immediately. It's a noisy, uncomfortable, bad quality car, even for the third world.
The dealer in my country (Costa Rica) can't sell it to normal people (obviously), and they try to sell this thing to the government, like police agencies, they have a big team of lawyers trying for selling this bad quality car at any cost.
Stay away of this car and you are going to be more happy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th January, 2006
Congratulations for covering 30,000kms in a noisy, bad quality and uncomfortable vehicle within 1 year. You deserve a pat on the back.
I own a Mahindra Bolero and a Honda Odyssey. While the Bolero is not in the same league as the Honda, It is a hardy vehicle with very few problems. The exterior looks very good, as good as a japanese vehicle, the engine is also quite for a diesel, and reliable.
The interior is rough. The plastic dashboard looks very cheap. The seats are OK. The gauges are not very good.
The roads are bad where I live, and this is a great vehicle for bad roads.
The Mahindra bolero is a complete failure... wasted money! I would not recommend this vehicle to any one serious about a working vehicle with this characteristics. You'll be better off buying a 1978 FJ Land cruiser for a fraction of the cost of this one.
I have full respect with your comments and experience. Mahindra had won a lot of appreciation for their cars in almost all parts of the world. You people tell which car in the world has a perfect combination.
Mahindra bolero is a nice car for its price. Very rugged. The interiors have improved in the latest models.
Mahindra has earned little respect in any country. Every professional car review has labeled this maker as completely incompetent! 'Avoid like the plague', 'Better off walking' and 'Appalling' are just a few quotes from various reviews I have read.
I have my Bolero since 2007, and have done over 135000 km with no trouble except for changing a battery. I have gone through mud where other 4X4 pickups could not go.
Yes it's a bumpy ride, but it can handle a load very well, and when I went on a fishing trip, the other pickups were having a hard time keeping up with me; they all wanted to know what motor is under the hood.
Yes the interior is cheap plastics, but look how cheap the vehicle is compared to other vehicles. I will most certainly buy it again.