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View Poll Results: What car you prefer?? - Japanese, German, Korean etc etc
American [Ford, GM, etc etc] 64 7.67%
French [Peugeot, Citroen etc et] 9 1.08%
German [BMW, Merc, etc ] 408 48.92%
Japanese [Toyota, Honda etc] 329 39.45%
Korean [Hyundai, Kia etc etc] 24 2.88%
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Old 16th September 2005, 09:26   #271
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I live in Staten Island but am not forced to drive there, upstate NY has plenty of roads and so does NJ, and I have my good old radar defense system.

I have been pulled over there in my Golf GTi16v, they clocked me at 135mph on Richmond Parkway, lucky for me, I had friends in the force.
where in Upstate NY do you drive? i don't think there are any 'speedable' roads in NY. neither does NJ have any which i'm aware of - or maybe its just that i'm living on a different plane of existence.

weren't you arrested for driving @ 135mph? you must have pretty high contacts to be 'luckily' let off. introduce me to some of them next time you're down in new york.

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where in Upstate NY do you drive? i don't think there are any 'speedable' roads in NY. neither does NJ have any which i'm aware of - or maybe its just that i'm living on a different plane of existence.

weren't you arrested for driving @ 135mph? you must have pretty high contacts to be 'luckily' let off. introduce me to some of them next time you're down in new york.

There are many routes in NY, Taconic and Sprain Brook for eg. Also rt 95 north, but boring cause it is straight, plenty of back roads near-bouts Shokan, Kingston etc. Also plenty of back-roads near-abouts Albany, Schenectady, even Ossining etc. Riding high performance bikes, you discover them fast. You really think people buy high HP cars in US to see them carbon up their engines, you just have to hang out with the in crowd, thats all.

My next door neighbor were family of cops in SI, we all grew up together, I was in NY at 16 years of age so went to school together. If you have connections, lots is possible and since I have no criminal records, they usually reduce the charges.
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Old 16th September 2005, 12:21   #273
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I love this eccentricity. Call me for a drive to Leh. I know your other two babies can take us there also but Unimog is just right to carry my camera gears.

Rudra,

I am still planning on a heist, Unimog is $$$$ so either that or convince my brother in Germany to move back to India, he owns one along with a G Wagen.

Trust me, I can find you enough space for your camera gear in my Gurkha so you are welcome any day here. I was thinking of getting a Stallion and make it like a Mog but sadly, nothing in disposal yet and Stallion has rigid axle in the rear and even though it has diff locks, terrains are going to be tough.
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Your brother has a Unimog and a G-Wagen? Man, I wish my family were like yours!!!
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Old 16th September 2005, 18:54   #275
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There are many routes in NY, Taconic and Sprain Brook for eg. Also rt 95 north, but boring cause it is straight, plenty of back roads near-bouts Shokan, Kingston etc. .
there is that bit of the Taconic near bullet hole road that is a fun strech.

BTW I lived in Stormville and Hopewell Junction for a few years in the 80s. now i am in mumbai and usually lurk over in the in car entertainment and modifications and acceories threads.
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Old 16th September 2005, 19:00   #276
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Taconic is also a nice road to check out your suspension settings provided you did not get families going for picnic in the big vans. Have tested the limits of my Metzeler Radials on my bike and Yokohama A008R many a times there.
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Your brother has a Unimog and a G-Wagen? Man, I wish my family were like yours!!!
Actually my brother worked very hard for those vehicles, he left India when he was 18 and he picked up the Mog second hand from his Alma Matter, University of Dortmund where it was some sort of project vehicle, he bought the G 320 recently and he also has a Trax Gurkha which he bought in Germany.
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Old 17th September 2005, 12:24   #278
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I own a Toyota Sera, so Its atleast nearby to practical life, where am using the car in daily routine not just for weekends maintainance cost n fuel effeciency is very important!
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I don't doubt your brother worked very hard for them. I meant that you are lucky to have a family or siblings as passionate about automobiles as you are.
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I don't doubt your brother worked very hard for them. I meant that you are lucky to have a family or siblings as passionate about automobiles as you are.
I am indeed lucky, your generation has it much better now, years back, when we were young, we would get flack from the relatives for taking so much interest in cars, as a matter of fact, most would see us three brothers working on our cars or bikes or our friend's vehicles, we are all deemed to be shade tree mechanics and bring insult to the family name. Luckily, our father and his elder brother stood by us, they themselves liked to tinker, my father's hobby was restoring WW-II JEEP, Indian Chiefs and BSA bikes in his pastime, both my father and his elder brother were pilots, the elder one in RAF and my father in IAF so love for tech stuff came naturally, pity my poor mother at the dinner table, she used to be sickened by the auto chat from all corners. Even though my father was a frugal man, he would never back off on new purchases so we were the first on our block with the Yamaha RD 350, Maruti 800 and then Maruti Gypsy, our chassis number for the Gypsy was 10.

So now you know why all of us brothers turned out this way, we are eccentric lot, the whole bunch and my second brother in Germany is no exception. He bought the Gurkha just to tell people there it is made in India.
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He bought the Gurkha just to tell people there it is made in India.
Way to go! I'd love to do the same, but the only Indian vehicles we get here are Premier Padminis (YES!), Mahindra Scorpios and Tata Telcoline pickups.

And of course Tata 1516 and Ashok Leyland comets.
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The Gurkha and JUDO are marketed by TEMPO dealers in Europe and starts at Euro 22000. Comes with softop and all the goodies like high profile 16" tires, diff locks etc. standard as well as Euro-IV BOSCH E-Jetronic IP equipped OM 616 turbo.
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Woow, would love to see all this in India from Trax, can you post some pics or atleast give us the link to the website!

Sorry for being off topic!
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Guys, lets stick with the topic here. we seem to have gone waay off the intended discussion.

Gurkha, shifted your pics to the "Your Car" thread. (The Official "Your Car" Pics Thread)
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whtever car it has to be judged on indian roads and the efficiency it shows here, than only we can rate
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