Hello from the US! I just wanted to say that I've got a M&M Brave in Arkansas. I love it! I also have two Jeeps, a 1975 CJ5, and a 1965 CJ5. The little brave fits in great with it's American cousins, and will go off road with any 4X4. Off roading here in the Ozark Mountains is great and it's not for the weak at heart. I popped a tire off the wheel of the little brave just the other day, I was crawling over a rock that no Land Rover, or any other new 4X4 would even consider. Did I mention my brave is bone stock with a hurricane engine. I've much planned for the little brave in the future.
I am from Germany. I drive my Mahindra in every day and have no Problems with him.
I Love this Jeep, it is good in snow and superp in summer without the Top.
I have read all the comments on this little jeep. Think about it for a second, if it is such an unreliable vehicle, then the entire Indian Army, which is one of the best in the world, wouldn't depend their precious life with it, would they?
One thing you must understand is it's not family fun car you want to take for a picnic. It's an unstoppable off road athlete that would take you anywhere other 4x4s doubt can go. This is as they say a copy of those WW2 machines.
So, to fully appreciate this jeep, you need to step out of the modern technology and go back to the minds of those WW2 fighters. Yes, expect some scars and plenty of grease on your hands as you go.
Hi folks I have a 1994 madhilda (mahindra) lying dying in the garden. Reliable, yes. I'm toying with the idea of putting the running gear on my 1952 80 inch Land Rover for a wee bit more reliability, or selling it for a couple of hundred quid, whatever comes first. But yes, good reliable fun motors; should be reintroduced to the UK?? FIFE SCOTLAND IF ANYBODYS INTERESTED
I am absolutely dedicated to finding a Mahindra jeep to buy her in the UK - if anyone would like to sell me one please let me know. They are brilliant cars - since days in Madhya Pradesh I have been really fond of them, but I can find no dealers in the UK - will travel anywhere to pick up.
I'm from India too, I don't know how many chaps posted their negative comments about Mahindra has really seen a off road terrain.
To say the truth the fast developing economy of India today, has a long standing history of poor roads. The govt. (be it military or civil defense) used only Mahindra till we developed acceptable urban roads. However even today Mahindra jeeps are the most respected vehicle in the village side for its support to the world's largest populous nation.
All of you would have known the recent TATA NANO introduced in Indian Auto show is the major talk in Detroit Auto show, do you know what it means? Indian companies makes vehicle for the purpose it intend to be used not just for showing off. People in here value money and look for the return it gives let it be pleasure or safety.
I own a Mahindra Classic (CL340 DP 4WD), I bet no other jeeps could come near for the look as well as performance with the same Peugeot 2112cc Engine. Though the jeeps are not meant for highway driving (SPEED) but it is always a trust worth machine to travel any terrain.
My own experience.. One of the ceremonies of my cousin brother was done in one of the most remote places in India. Long dirt roads, river, rocks and what not. We took two Mahindra's and drove to the village. Except buckets and buckets of cleaning with water and soap and some water cooling everything was all fine. After a week, those two work horses brought us back to the city. It is not a Lexus but there is nothing that cannot be fixed with a hammer and a wrench.
We had Mahindra Chiefs and Braves for years, and loved them to pieces. Spares were a nightmare to find, but what fantastic off-road performance. They both tackled the Dorset hillsides with a style that left Landrovers blushing and Shoguns shuffling their wheels with embarrassment. A quick hose down and they were ready to pose with the best!
Alas, we drove them to death!
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Hi there folks. Just got my hands on a Mahindra Stockman rag top; just out of registration, but can't wait to make it presentable for new rego here in West Australia. Has been left out in the open for over 12 months with top down but everything is still serviceable. Also own 2 L/Rover Discos, TDi and TD5 both of which go off-road; the TDi on Western Australian mine sites. Can't wait to compare the Mahindra with them. Happy motoring all.
Hi guys, I'm looking for a bit of advice. I'm in the process of buying a 1990 Mahindra, it is in good condition, and looks well and is driving well too, brakes and tyres etc are good. Now he is looking for €3500 for it, which seems to me fairly steep for a 20 year old jeep, do you think this is reasonable?
I've no experience with these type of jeeps, but it's a lot of money. Would just like a bit of advice from an experience Mahindra driver.
Cheers for any help you can give me.
Buy it. I have two, but remember you are buying 1940s style and build, so if you are a guy who likes speed, comfort and dry feet, buy a BMW. On the other hand, if you are a little crazy and like the rugged look get it.
I'm off to Italy over the Alps with mine next summer.