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Old 5th August 2004, 01:06   #16
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nice pics GTO.
i cannot write much here as this Zen is our first car.
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intresting
wish i could put mine in a better way but my family has consisted o cars ranging from convertible merc, toyota sedan etc ( me late granddad was in ministry - no customs ) to an audi and accords and palio of today......
anyway
u can see 60 % of my current set o wheels in mumbai in the what car bike do u own thread
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WoW !,

Amazing write-ups and pics Guys..

Well,

This thread isYour previous cars, so I guess that includes my Dads cars as well.

Dads cars in order of purchase:-

1) Second hand 1962 Volkswagen Beetle (White).
2) New 1965 Opel Rekord (Dark maroonish color)
3) Second hand 1965 Volkswagen Beetle (Dull Black)
4) New 1967 Chevrolet Impala 2 door (2 tone color pista color from below the door handle with dark green above it)
5) Dads first (and last) direct import from Germany 1969 new Mercedes 200D (longest owned car from 1969-1986)
6) Second hand 1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic (Red)

My / Dads car

2004 Tata Indigo GLX Petrol
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Old 6th August 2004, 17:28   #19
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Hey Milind impressive cars you family has owned there.. The Caprice Classic reminds me of my childhood days in Dubai where the Caprice was very popular

Well heres what my family has owned over the years from the beginning

I'll start by Dubai since thats where i lived almost half my life. My dads first car in Dubai was a white Subaru in 1980. Very good car and I really loved it. It was then replaced by a Mazda 929 again white in 1982 .Two years later in 1984 we bought a Toyota Cressida metallic brown since Dad wanted an AT. This car became permanent in our house and apart from that we always had others cars which dad got home to use from office.. some of the finest cars actually since my dads boss knew how much i loved cars. These cars ranged from the Mercedes 190 E , the Nissan Patrol, the Pajero, the Lexus LS400 the 7 series Beemers but the car my dad loved driving was the 500 SEL . By far the best Mercedes I have ever experienced.

Back in India my first car was.. yes a Premier Padmini Ambi grey in colour. We later fitted an Aiwa system and an aircon. This car saw out my school days. Once I turned 18 my dad bought me a Maruti 800 for my personal use a beige one.

Around that time my Fiat underwent a heart transplant and had a Mazda 1.6 diesel engine fitted along with a Contessa gearbox. And boy did it kick #$& or what.. . Also painted it metallic black and gave it wider tyres and 13 inch rims.

Come mid 97 and Justy (my dog) joined the family. And over time the Fiat became too cramped to go out of station with family and luggage. So in 1998 we sold the Fiat and bought a Tata Sierra which we still have in the family. We all love it. Yes it has the niggling problems like any Tata but gives you that brute feeling and a road presence just like the bigger SUVs. Ride comfort and space is to die for. Driving position is awesome as well.

Sold the 800 in 2001 to buy my first very own car a Zen which I still drive today. Shod it with alloys , tubeless tyres and a good Pioneer system and I'm enjoying every bit of it. Will post pictures of my current and previously owned cars soon.

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Old 6th August 2004, 18:21   #20
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First car was in 1989 Premier Padmini ....was there till 2001 . And got a Santro in 1999 to give a company to the old horse.
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... gr8 stuff..... guys..

Here are mine... not.. very long

1) 1986-87 - Second hand Amby Mark2
2) 1987-2001 - Second Hand (almost new)... 1984 M800 (from the first batch of cars).. did almost 300k kms!!
3) 1997-2002 - New M800 - one bad car!!
4) 2000 - .... - M800 DX 5 gear
5) 2000 - .... - WagonR Lxi
6) 2002 - .... - Alto Vxi
7) 2004 - oops.. thats all!!!--------------------------
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Quote[/b] (milindbajekal @ Aug. 06 2004,15:17)]WoW !,

Amazing write-ups and pics Guys..

Well,

This thread isYour previous cars, so I guess that includes my Dads cars as well.

Dads cars in order of purchase:-

1) Second hand 1962 Volkswagen Beetle (White).
2) New 1965 Opel Rekord (Dark maroonish color)
3) Second hand 1965 Volkswagen Beetle (Dull Black)
4) New 1967 Chevrolet Impala 2 door (2 tone color pista color from below the door handle with dark green above it)
5) Dads first (and last) direct import from Germany 1969 new Mercedes 200D (longest owned car from 1969-1986)
6) Second hand 1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic (Red)

My / Dads car

2004 Tata Indigo GLX Petrol
after owning some of the best beauties , I wonder how did u settle for a indigo ,,,, must have been difficult

U must be missing yr previous cars a lot
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after owning some of the best beauties , I wonder how did u settle for a indigo ,,,, must have been difficult

U must be missing yr previous cars a lot.
Well Dipen,

Ya I miss those days. Those days were another era and another lifestyle. Dad retired long ago so no foreign $$ to purchase the cars. Now living on my Rs. Salary. Maybe a fraction of what my dad made P.A.
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Quote[/b] ] That car could have been priceless now. Any idea if MMB 38 still exists??

P.S : Are those white-walled tyres??
Salt on my wounds V12. Yes it would have been priceless now, but sadly...it does not exist. Was ripped apart and parts sold individually. She did have white-walled tyres.

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List of cars used in the family....:

1990 Contessa Classic1.8,
1989 M800,
1995 Contessa Classic 1.8,
M800 1997,
1996 Contessa Classic 2.0 (Diesel),
2005 Wagon-R Vxi....

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List of cars used in the family....:

1990 Contessa Classic1.8,
1989 M800,
1995 Contessa Classic 1.8,
M800 1997,
1996 Contessa Classic 2.0 (Diesel),
2005 Wagon-R Vxi....

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You owned 3 contessa's dude??? Wow.thats nice .But why did you sell the 90 and brought the 96 one?? Any specific reasons.

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Mercedes c200
Mercedes E240
Mercedes E240 2003
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Hi X-Machine....

1990 Contessa Classic 1.8gl was our first car in the family...it was second hand...i dint know to drive when she joined our family...i learnt 2 drive from her..she was very responsive being a petrol machine...have done 5 360spins with her at times...she was with us for 3years and it was decided we go for a smaller car and M800 came in...M800 is a toy for anybody who drives a Contee..i thought of picking a higher model in Contee after 1990 parted...bought the 1996 Contessa Classic the same day she parted from us...guess in maximum of 6hrs of time...second hand again...now am happy with our 2.0 Contee Diesel..giving aroung 14 in city...no spins yet...havent and wont try it tho..

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had a zen before i bought this esteem and before esteem had a fiat
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1975 - 1985 (mark 3 to mark 4) ----lotta amby's which my dad used to buy from Calcutta & drive straight to Kerala

then 1985 - 1988 - two tone coloured PP.

1988 - 1995 - no car.

1995 - bought a FIAT 1100D 1968 - instead of buying a bike for me after finishing Btech.

2001 - till date Palio 1.2ELX & 1100D

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