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Old 24th September 2010, 18:18   #31
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And MB decides to dump this ugly piece-de-resistance for us third-world Indians. How bad of you, MB!
I think this is where the lines of the game will be drawn.
Volvo seems to have a standard approach globally where as the Mercedes folks seem to be looking at us with a third world approach.
If not why these antique models in a country where the future lies.
In Cricket Language:
Volvo has lined up its playing 11
Where as Mercedes has lined up the B Team for us.
Wake up guys, India is no more a Testing Ground.
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I think this is where the lines of the game will be drawn.
Volvo seems to have a standard approach globally where as the Mercedes folks seem to be looking at us with a third world approach.
If not why these antique models in a country where the future lies.
Which is still OK because the road and other conditions are still 3rd world. The Volvos are known to rattle and fall apart after a few years. What is not OK is that they are charging more than Volvo !! Plus they have to make sure it won't erode the reputation of the brand.

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VOLVO operators charge a premium from its tavellers mainly for the 'ultra look' it boasts. How many common people really understand the diffirentiate between travelling in a AC airbus and volvo.

So many tour operators still send rear engine AL airbuses marked as volvos.
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Out of curiosity: Can you name one operator who does this? I have never seen such a thing happening. Most passengers can differentiate between a Volvo and a non-Volvo.
PSS Rathimeena is one such operator, to cite an example. I have seen them utilize a front-engined A/C AL bus on the Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram route with fare charged of a B7R. Prior to departure from the terminus, the bus even had a destination board announcing that it was a Volvo B7R!
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Vijayalakshmi travels has a Panther and it almost mistaken as a B7R
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Vijayalakshmi travels has a Panther and it almost mistaken as a B7R
Is it in Chennai? Because I've seen a couple of Panthers here. And one of them was spotted in T-Nagar at night around 10
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Is it in Chennai? Because I've seen a couple of Panthers here. And one of them was spotted in T-Nagar at night around 10
Yes they were Deep orange in colour. I have seen them opp to central. Its an AP registered vehicle - (Not the one from Slem)
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