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Old 12th January 2009, 19:13   #1
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Default Pics/Review : TOI Mumbai Mumbai Motor Show Jan 15-18th

Just read about this "Mumbai Motor Show" happening in Mumbai from the 15- 18th Jan. Does anyone here know what it's all about. Apparently Zig Wheels is an associate partner.
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Old 12th January 2009, 19:27   #2
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Any idea where its going to be held Dippy??
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Old 12th January 2009, 21:14   #3
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A thread already exists in this. It's organised by TOI & is being held in BKC.
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Old 12th January 2009, 23:15   #4
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hope this doesnt turn out to b another BIAE ...hehe
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Old 14th January 2009, 18:00   #5
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yeah, its at BKC from tomorrow. We are displaying our car there
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Just got back from the Motor Show whilst the setup was still goin on. Its got everything the Autocar 2008 edition had. Nothing great apart from these couple of vintages. The Dodge has to be seen to be believed. Its damn huge. One can surely fix up a bed in the boot itself. It is apparently the same Didge that was used in Om Shanti Om.
Other cars worth mentioning:
1) Nissan Skyline R34
2) Volvo XC90
3) Range Rover
4) Fiat Linea
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Old 15th January 2009, 11:28   #7
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Anyone visiting today? Let us know if it is worth a stop.
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Its right by my office, will try and stop by today or tomo.
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I was at the MIMS.

I work in the same area.

Its worth goin gthere, though we managed to go today at 12 pm and weren't charged any entrance fees, I am told its 100 bucks..

1. Test Drive the Honda Bikes.. some cute small dirt bikes for children as well to try. the guys wanted my driving license, i did not have it on me, so could not ride any bikes.
2. VW Passat and Jetta on Display.. Absolutely rocking...
3. VW BEatle showcased.. Very cute and fantastic car, but no space in the rear for anyone other than kids.
4. Xylo was also on display. very few people around it.. Not at all impressed with the build quality, use of rubber extensively, cheap quality plastic and fabric. Wierd shape of the rear as all have mentioned before. But good space even in the 3rd row.
5. No one bothering to talk to you on the GM Stall. Captiva & Magna on display were covered with dirt and dust.
6. Linea is absolutely amazing.. Price from 7.8-9L OTR in Mumbai.
The Car rocks.. Good legroom and good quality of interiors..
7. Maruti A Star and SX4 on display. SX-4 looked real nice to me, but same like Beatle, not legroom and space at all on the 2nd row.

THis is what I managed to see..

But I am sure there woudl be others who would give more detailed reviews of the show....

Worth a visit, but not worth if I had to shell out 100 bucks.
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VW was absolute brilliance..ther was media there becus VW was showcased for the first time.. saw darukhanawala from zigwheels standing at the xylo stall with his wife( i suppose) i wanted to tell him " sir this aint the delaer shop!" ther wer only 3 places that was crowded... one was the force one vehicle ..ther was a blonde sitting on the car in a mini slirt.. second was VW as it was the first time ever.. and then ther was xylo.. i dont know why ther was so much crowd.. i think they wer all mahindra people.. haha..just kidding
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I read that modelart also has a stall there. Any good deals/models available?
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Mumbai Auto Show..

Show stopper.
1 Mahindra 4*4 Experience
2 Linea v good car great looks
3 VW Beetle coming in Sept 09 as CBUs
4 Even Enfield stall was v good
5 2 Ducati
6 2 Vintage cars
7 VMF1 was good

The disappointment was FIAT stall barely 2 days after the launch there was absolutely no excitement on the faces of sales persons,but the car is too good

But it was not worth 100 Rs .most of the pavilion was empty showing the sign of ressetion
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The Times Mumbai International Motor Show 2009 was, as expected, a very dull event. There were no exciting cars at

the event, just the regular cars which I'm sure everyone has seen. The entry fee was Rs 100 per person which I feel

should have been paid to us for visiting it.

The most noticeable stuff at the show were :
The Honda pavillion - They had all their bikes and scooters on display. They also had a few pocket bikes for kids to ride. Safety precautions were taken and all the kids had to wear helmets, jackets, knee pads etc.

The Mahindra 4x4 Track experience - Although the track was good, people werent allowed to drive the cars. Thats was the sad part of the experience.

Inside the tent, the only major manufacturers that were present were - M&M, Honda, Royal Enfield, Skoda, VW.

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Honda pavillion

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Force India Formula 1 car (MAny were referring to it as the Ferrari Formula car)

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Graffiti Logan.

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VW Jetta

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The new Beetle - the crowd puller.
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Nissan Skyline

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Range Rover

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BMW 650i - or the Z4 as many youngsters there called it.

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The Mahindra track

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Old 17th January 2009, 19:38   #14
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The Times Mumbai International Motor Show 2009 was, as expected, a very dull event. There were no exciting cars at

the event, just the regular cars which I'm sure everyone has seen. The entry fee was Rs 100 per person which I feel

should have been paid to us for visiting it.

The most noticeable stuff at the show were :
The Honda pavillion - They had all their bikes and scooters on display. They also had a few pocket bikes for kids to ride. Safety precautions were taken and all the kids had to wear helmets, jackets, knee pads etc.

The Mahindra 4x4 Track experience - Although the track was good, people werent allowed to drive the cars. Thats was the sad part of the experience.

Inside the tent, the only major manufacturers that were present were - M&M, Honda, Royal Enfield, Skoda, VW.

Anyways enjoy the pics :
True v12, we were so pakaved! Why didnt you put the other pics of Me, Gordon and Glenny? Anyways you'll should really have some guts to go visit this expo
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Old 18th January 2009, 18:45   #15
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Expo?! It wasn't even an Expo. And they had the cheek to call it "International". I at least expected some nice cars/bikes. I still thought there would be hope in the product stalls. And all they had to offer were keychains, weird gizmos that looked like Chinese products and Motomax AND MSEAL!!!!

Heck I seen more and better cars on my way there. And almost whatever was INSIDE the show, was in the parking lot!
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