I bought the b6(o) in mid-june 2020. In 3 months i have driven 4000kms. Here is my review-
Why this car?
My requirement was a good 7seater which could take on bad roads in small towns and villages in India and the budget was about 10lacs. My highway driving is uncommon. So the options were mostly this or triber or ertiga(by stretching the budget a bit). They had features but i doubt they could take the abuse as good as bolero for mostly potholed rough roads. Triber was not that confidence-inspiring and seemed very light. So i chose bolero.
After buying experience-
After driving it for 4000km all i can say it was the best decision.
Firstly the salespersons at the dealer were very nice and cordial
The service has improved a lot. Costs are minimal and to-the-point.
Driving and comfort-
My driving is not rough and never above 100-110kmph. At those speeds, bolero feels planted. And most of all the bs-VI engine is really silent. At lower speeds, the pickup is very good. For bad roads, there is somebody roll(ok more than some).
But the space for passengers is ample.
Final pros and cons-
Firstly cons. And the biggest is it does not have dual front airbags only driver airbags. This has to be changed. It is the only negative. Features are what you get for the price. And being body on frame its bound to have body roll.
Pros are it is VFM. Rather best VFM. 7 seating and the reliability of Mahindra is best. In fact, i was recommended by my friend who is in the police. The reliability is the reason.it is widely used in the police.
And being used by police means people just give way where ever you go!!! Cars bikes all move aside if people are fighting and they see a bolero coming(if its white) they just leave and go away( I M NOT JOKING).
BEST CAR FOR THE MONEY RIGHT NOW!