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Old 13th April 2010, 15:26   #121
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Too many varied opinions here. We need a poll ... urgently!

Contenders -

1. Scorpio
2. Safari
3. Fortuner
4. Innova
5. Mercedes W124
6. Jeep
7. Omni
... and others.
Someone, please put up a poll on this.
And, can we please interest GTO in creating an article -
"How to laterally upgrade to a Dadagiri car under 6 lakhs".

Don't kill me please!
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Old 13th April 2010, 16:09   #122
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dadagiri cars:-

1. tata safari
2. toyota fortuner
3. mahindra classic
4. mahindra scorpio

cars showing that the owner is "powerful" indeed :-

1. nothing even comes close to the S class W140. radiates pure power!!
2. can't think of any after the W140. maybe an octavia or perhaps an accord.

**started writing with lots of cars in mind, but the W140 has wiped them all out...
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Old 13th April 2010, 16:35   #123
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My uncle is still having his Silver Dadagiri W124 nearing 15 years. I should be conveying him that the Happy Go Lucky Gentleman is a Dada. He got it from Mercedes Benz in mid-80's when they opened shop in India and has maintained it well. I've never taken a close look at the car but last time I saw it, I noticed SRS Airbag written on the dash.
No offense meant tsk about the 'Dadagiri' part. It's all about the car and not about the person driving it. IMO this car still exhibits its "Get outta my way mortal!!!" stance. Back in it's hayday's the only cars available were M800, Premier and Amby. This one just stood out of the lot, miles ahead (quote Airbags).

How I wish I get one of these in black!!!
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Old 13th April 2010, 16:50   #124
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Well Dadagiri for me has two definitions -
One is when the "Dada" is being chauffered. In that case in my opinion the Scorpio takes the cake. The "Dada" Scorpio owner has dark tints and outsized tyres and goes out doing his "Dada" Chores.
WEll the second definition is when one is a Dada while driving on the road. Here the size / looks of the car does not matter but the attitude with which it is driven. An Alto "Dada" can scare the daylights out of a "Scorpio" or Fortuner if he has the "Dada" attitude
I second ambivalent_98 completely.
Old modified Ceilo cars or Black Opel astra cars are ultimate dada-giri wepons on Pune streets. Most of them are driven by these sloppy looking dada type mentality youngsters .
And again the call call center Indicabs are other dad-giri cars.
Both the above drivers exhibit very aggressive attitudes and the cars they drive are not SUV's.

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Old 13th April 2010, 17:04   #125
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I think Ford Endy is the right candidate for 'DADA'. With it's majestic tyres, I always used to think what will happen if this car roll over some one on the road. It's too big for indian roads and certainly deserves to be crowned as DADAGIRI.
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Old 13th April 2010, 19:27   #126
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- Jeep
- Safari
- Sumo/Safari
- Octavia
- Qualis
- Endeavor
- Omni (used in kidnapping)
- Landcruiser (Salman's)

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Old 14th April 2010, 07:54   #127
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I drive a Scorpio and I do give way to a Train - Now that sounds attitude.
Otherwise guys, I have seen people not giving way to an Ambulance, but when forced to give way to a Ministers convey, trust me they do with a smashed EGO. But, end of the day is this a good practice/attitude? If somebody horns one should give them way, one should not judge their intention, they may be in a serious situation, not everyone wants to race! Regardless of the size/cost of the vehicle one should respect the other the way we expect. Of course, keep those Volvo drivers in Bangalore apart from this gyan!! They would never listen!!
My few cents with good intentions and may be on the wrong thread though!!
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Old 14th April 2010, 09:46   #128
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As long as we are in cars, let's not forget the Royal Enfield!

Can really anything beat the thump closing in behind you... ever?!

No need for air horn, bling alloys, tints, color, political flag, red beacon... any help at all.
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Old 14th April 2010, 11:58   #129
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dude, this sunday i saw salam khan in white pajero outside his home, i say it leaved quite an impression.
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Why does one have to "give way" to vehicles? I just don't bother, even if it is a big Hummer behind my back. If somebody wants to overtake me, they'll have to do it themselves without my help. That is, they'll have to wait for an opportunity and then gun their accelerator to get past me.

I actually don't get this "Big Size = Dadagiri" concept.
AS someone said before, if you drive like this, you are indeed an idiot!

Come to Punjab, dont give a way to a Maruti 800 and then feel the Dadagiri by him :
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I second ambivalent_98 completely.
Old modified Ceilo cars or Black Opel astra cars are ultimate dada-giri wepons on Pune streets. Most of them are driven by these sloppy looking dada type mentality youngsters .
And again the call call center Indicabs are other dad-giri cars.
Both the above drivers exhibit very aggressive attitudes and the cars they drive are not SUV's.

naj
Thanks for seconding me you also seem to be driving in PUne. From where to where ? I go from city to Hinjewadi and trust me I come across a lot of Dadas
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1 Ford Endeavor
2 Scorpio
3 Safari
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Sierra dudes Sierra !

King of the road

and also 4x4 Classic, and then the rest to follow.
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As long as we are in cars, let's not forget the Royal Enfield!

Can really anything beat the thump closing in behind you... ever?!

No need for air horn, bling alloys, tints, color, political flag, red beacon... any help at all.
I agree

In bikes i think there is no other Dada available in the Market ... Everyone respects a bullet lot. Specially the old bullet with classic look & great firing noise thud thud thud ................ Better give respect.

I still remember ad of bullet where train stops for bullet. Cool ad

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I think its more to do with the way a vehicle is being driven, when my friend or i drive his scorpio, people do make way (or we make sure they do). He has just one rule for people who cut lanes (specially auto and omni guys), just thrust the damn beast's nose (bonnet) forward and the rest will be taken care of. On the other hand, i have seen quite a few scorpio's being pushed around by small cars, autos and even bikes.
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