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|20th August 2006, 09:26||#46|
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The Ambassador was rolling and rocking undamped like a lumbering hippopotamus. I braked to increase my distance. Eventually the taxi-driver couldn't hold a straight line anymore. He ran over and crushed a dog and sped off.
I remember wondering back then, how a creation with such shameful road dynamics could be bought and sold as brand new!
My friend commented that all Ambassadors were like that, shoddily constructed by a manufacturer, notoriously indifferent to the driver's hardship. At one time, HM would deliver the car without a speedometer, because speedometers were, would you believe it, out of stock?
HM continues to sell acres of these white cars to an equally callous state purchase junta.
As a car-buyer, the opinion started to form that even a Mitsubishi Lancer manufactured by Hindustan Motors would be of suspect quality.
But you're right the rear seat does envelop you like a living room sofa.
And the trunk does look like it was made to accomodate holdalls. Does anyone know/remember what a holdall is? Those leather-belted, stitched canvas bedrolls, we used to carry on long-distance rail journeys in the days when the railways had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.
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