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Old 16th May 2004, 06:48   #1
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Just got back from a long Saturday nite of clubbing, and tonight was really special. After dropping the dames home, I indulged in some aggressive driving with the C Class. I have been asked so many times as to what I love most about this car and I am only surer of my answer now - The Chassis and suspension balance.

THe C Class is just so impeccably well-mannered that when I compare it to any other Indian car that I have driven, the opposition is crushed beyond belief. This car corners in sharp giving just the appropriate amount of feedback. The brakes are in a class of their own, and the suspension is so very beautifully balanced. I get that "heavy vault like" feeling and it stays unfazed whether I am cruising at 50km/h or a 200!!

This car awards a sense of occasion to just about any night. German cars rule! Just thought I'd share a note before hitting the sack.

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Shame you had dropped the dames off!
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Quote[/b] (ajmat @ May 16 2004,09:43)]Shame you had dropped the dames off!
Nonono....... when it comes to quality man and machine time, dames are just unneccessary weight!

GTO - saw u online @430am ur time and figured u must have been having some fun!
The brakes of the C-class are the best (or one of the best) from all the cars available in india right?
awesome...
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Quote[/b] (Rehaan @ May 16 2004,09:47)]Nonono....... when it comes to quality man and machine time, dames are just unneccessary weight! *
You are right, however I was thinking of a potential scenario ahead after an impressive drive
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Quote[/b] (Rehaan @ May 16 2004,09:47)]Nonono....... when it comes to quality man and machine time, dames are just unneccessary weight! *
You are right, however I was thinking of a potential scenario ahead after an impressive drive
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Keep complimenting the mercs lol!!

But the scenario wud be cool....
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hey guys
last night night i went out for a drive to pune in asccent CRDi...... and u know wat i reached 195km/hr . yes its ture very soon ill send u the pic of the speedo which i took from my 6600. and car was very stable, and didnt feel like it reached that high

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well GTO, you are a lucky man to own a piece of german engineering. when i drove the C-Klasse on the expressway i was surprised too at how well it took the corners at 150 even, went up all the way to 210, and it was all calm inside, not even wind noise. they never cease to amaze me. have fun, someday i will too.

hey powerfreak, 195 kmph seems a little optimistic dont you think? well but then you took pictures so... im guess a huge speedo error. btw, did you take both your hands off the wheel, to take the pics? at 195 kmph? that takes big b*lls.
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Quote[/b] ]You are right, however I was thinking of a potential scenario ahead after an impressive drive
Potential turned to reality before the impressive drive . Revvmaster caught us exiting my house at 3 a.m. and was witness to a little of my hard cornering.

Yes Rehaan, I remember some tests where the C Class out"classed" everyone else in braking tests.

PHead, its a dream to cruise on the express with the C. You can actually shift lower (6 speed remember) at 150 and keep accelerating all the way to 200+. Rock-steady would be an understatement.

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hey ported_head

why u r getting u hot man.if ur car dosent go at that speed thats not my fault. well i as told i took pic from my nokia 6600 and one dont requre 2 hands to take pic from a cell .i,ll put the pic soon over here so that u can see it ur self:laugh:

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man u bombay guys are lucky!
come 12 am, and all the sadist cops are out in thier toyota qualises with the latest breath anyalzer!!! slighest hint of alcohol and thats it they ask u to fork our 500 bucks or 100 as thier "chai paani"
just a week back as exams were going on cameout at night 3 from our tution sir's house, went to have a bite at a 24 hr coffee shop of a 6 star hotel (were the hyd's only disc is present)as soon as we came out of the
hotel gates bang! two qualises with thier dumb breath anaylzers, left without giving them a single pie!
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Quote[/b] (aadix @ May 17 2004,12:45)]man u bombay guys are lucky!
come 12 am, and all the sadist cops are out in thier toyota qualises with the latest breath anyalzer!!! slighest hint of alcohol and thats it they ask u to fork our 500 bucks or 100 as thier "chai paani"
You're right man. Same thing happens in Bangalore also especially during the month end. May be these cops run out of their pocket money or they have their monthly quota of cases to fill. May be both.
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Quote[/b] ]and all the sadist cops are out in thier toyota qualises with the latest breath anyalzer!!! slighest hint of alcohol and thats it they ask u to fork our 500 bucks
Hate to sound patronizing, but itsn't that good to hear ?
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Now that's bad !
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