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View Poll Results: Padmini or Ambassador which would you choose?
Premier Padmini 285 55.56%
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Old 17th April 2009, 01:21   #106
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Padmini for sure as my family had both in the earlier days and i enjoyed the padmini more than the amby.
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Old 17th April 2009, 02:12   #107
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I learnt to drive on an Amby. but the Fiat (P.Padmini) is definitely more fun to drive.

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Old 17th April 2009, 02:25   #108
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Amby it is for me, just for its rear seat comfort and the ISUZU engine.
And the Icing on the cake is---it still sells. A modern day classic.


However, i really love the way the engine of the padmini sounds.
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Old 17th April 2009, 09:00   #109
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For me it's definitely the Ambassador!

Learnt driving (& continued to drive initially) on a long lineup of Ambassadors as we grew up in a joint family. 7 different Mark IIIs and Mark IVs (0ver the years) culminating in the 'butter smooth Big Daddy', the 1800ISZ. I was the designated driver to take out all the cars every morning at 0600 from our narrow parking area so that the cleaners could open the doors and do the interiors!

Loved them all. One thing about the Amby/Padminis was that every one of them had CHARACTER. Each was different in the way it 'felt'. A far cry from our standardized cars today!!!
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Its Amby any time for me. A people's carrier & further never felt pot holes or rumble strips. I had one with a converted Toyota B1 turbo Engine and was forced to dispose it due to present PUC Norms.
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Amby all the way!!!

Muscle dekha muscle!? Muscle ke rakhdoonga!

Have very nice memories of sleepin in the Amby of our neighbour while playin hide and seek in my childhood.

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Old 17th April 2009, 10:44   #112
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Premier Padmini for obvious reasons that i learnt my driving on a premier and my family used to own premier padminis for over 20 years. We sold our last premier diesel in 1997.
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Amby for its built quality and comfort
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Ambassador is for India what Lincoln Town Car is for the US of A. although we still get the orignal Classic AMBY
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Old 17th April 2009, 12:13   #115
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A third option: neither of the two;
Fourth option: both (for just in case situations).
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Amby for me. Some day when I have enough money, I will buy myself an Amby. Its an awesome car. I learnt my car care tips on my nana ji's 1969 Amby. As someone said, each Amby had a different personality and character.
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It has to be Ambassador for me. The present one (Work horse) has been with us for the past 32 years and undergone a lot of modifications over these years. Though a couple of Padminis were owned by us but were ideally used as a second car
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It should be the HM's Ambassador. A very practical car for India. Thats why its still available in the market.
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Well its an Amby for me. I can atleast get in and out of that car without struggling
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I will go with the AMBY because I have only travelled in the back seat of both cars - so really dont know about driving dynamics etc. AMBY is supremely comfortable.
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