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Old 11th February 2010, 23:15   #46
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This was taken @ Prague in 2005. Sorry I tried the edit option and this was the result.
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Old 11th February 2010, 23:23   #47
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saw this abomination in Scotland! ESTEEM!
Hey,there isn't anything unlikely about that!.The last-gen Suzuki Swift indeed looked like an Esteem hatch.In fact our Esteem was just a 3-box derivative of the old Swift,albeit with some modifications.

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the picture shown is of the swift which is about 2 or more generations old, Suzuki continued to introduced redesigned models worldwide and we had the same esteem for almost a decade. Same is with Zen which is also an older generation Alto
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I have seen few of our retro Maruti Zens (called Alto) in Europe, and of course the old Swifts that frankmehta clicked. I have seen several of them and didn't feel that it is very unusual a vehicle in that place.

The most unlikely vehicle at the most unlikely place I've seen is a red Bajaj Chetak Scooter parked in front of a Church in the old town of Bamberg in the Bavarian region of Germany.

The second place goes to an 'Ape' like three wheeler parked in a parking lot in Nueremberg, Germany - I'll post the picture when I get back home.

One of my ex-colleagues (a German) took a 500cc bullet along with him when he went back to Germany after staying in India for 2 years. He rides it there during summers, and the unusual thing about it is that he still keeps the 'KA-03 ..." number plate in the front! Imagine you are waiting at a pedestrian cross in Germany and all of a sudden this bullet with KA plates passes by!! you'll surely pinch yourself to check whether it is real

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Some of our own vehicles I have seen:

1. A Bajaj scooter in Detroit, Michigan, USA (Bajaj used to sell scooters in US)

2. A Maruti 800 (with "Maruti" badge) in Pretoria, South Africa

3. Tata 207's and Tata "Estate" as police vehicles in Argentina - also saw the Tata showroom there
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Saw an Ambassador Mark IV in Bandar Seri Begawan once! Of all the countries!
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Never expected a Fiat Punto and a Civic at Kalyan Puri Jhuggi Cluster.
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This left hand drive Maruti 800 in Belgium, from one of the Top Gear episodes. This is a screenshot I took during the show.
Can you let us know which episode this was of Top gears ?

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The second place goes to an 'Ape' like three wheeler parked in a parking lot in Nueremberg, Germany - I'll post the picture when I get back home.
So here is it!

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Now back to Kerala, a prancing horse with KL taxi registration. (Already discussed here in tbhp few years back)

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And a Palio Pickup! in Germany

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EDIT:That's a Palio based Fiat Starda pick-up! So nothing unlikely there!

Again nothing unusual about the three-wheeler in Germany too.The Italian Piaggio Ape is a very successful three wheeler and has a long history which goes back all the way to 1948! Its quite common in parts of Europe and now manufactured in India.That's the Ape Van you spotted.Here another image of an Ape Van in Germany from Wikimedia!

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EDIT:That's a Palio based Fiat Starda pick-up! So nothing unlikely there!
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I'd still say the Palio based pickup (Starda) is an unusual sight in Germany. I've only seen one. Not even a weekender you see. A-178 wasn't made for countries like Germany.

And the three wheeler, yes I had seen only one of them, though I've visited 9 surrounding countries. Just pointing out that it is not a common vehicle as you mentioned.

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This is not a picture of an unlikely car in an unlikely place, but this sight is surely unlikely.

Random picture from a roadside parking. Unlikely thing is, all are Fiats, from old to new.

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From left: Retro Palio, Uno, Palio Stile MJD, Linea and Punto! No it wasn't a Fiat meet or anything!
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RE Classic 500 in Dubai, UAE.
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This is not a picture of an unlikely car in an unlikely place, but this sight is surely unlikely.

Random picture from a roadside parking. Unlikely thing is, all are Fiats, from old to new.

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From left: Retro Palio, Uno, Palio Stile MJD, Linea and Punto! No it wasn't a Fiat meet or anything!

Are you sure there wasn't a FIAT service station on the other side of the road? Thats one more option for sure! I was just kidding -- but this pic is definitely beautiful. I remember some times i drive with Swifts on my rear and front and also some times its a queue of Maruti vehicles at the rear and front of mine. Could never click a pic as I was always driving.
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Are you sure there wasn't a FIAT service station on the other side of the road? Thats one more option for sure! I was just kidding -- but this pic is definitely beautiful. I remember some times i drive with Swifts on my rear and front and also some times its a queue of Maruti vehicles at the rear and front of mine. Could never click a pic as I was always driving.
Thats not a big deal at all for a maruti, given the no of cars they are selling. But with so many fiat.... this pics keeps up with the intention of this thread.
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