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Old 21st May 2008, 06:02   #1
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Default Argentina Automotive Scene - Vehicles familiar to us

I have come to Argentina on work and seen some interesting vehicles. Thought I'd post some of them very familiar to us back home in India.

Chevrolet Corsa and Fiat Siena - most common taxis
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Volvo bus
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Renault Trafic - very popular panel van. In India as the Tata Winger
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Mercedes Sprinter - latest version of our Tempo Traveler - used for the same purpose - as an alternative to buses
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Bus wheel with what I think is a tire pressure monitoring system. This system can be seen in almost all buses for all wheels.
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Shocker was seeing a LML Vespa right in front of office!
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and a Tata 608. Sadly I dont have pics of the Tata 608, but managed to capture it on video. I am exploring options on how to upload.

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Wow! So many vehicles in common! LML sold vehicles in argentina?

Never the 'new' palio had a siena version to it.
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Wow! So many vehicles in common! LML sold vehicles in argentina?

Never the 'new' palio had a siena version to it.
Off-topic: It is also sold in US or may be imported. I saw one today in a parking lot across my apartment.

More off-topic than above Off-topic: I saw a TVS 50 and a TVS Panther parked next to each other in Louisiana of all the places!
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Wow it's like the whole of Europe in there.
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Do they also use the volvo B7 platforms there?
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Yes, mostly European cars are here. Very few Japanese cars. I have hardly seen a couple of Civics, Accords, Corollas and Camrys.

Here is a picture of a junction on 9 de Julio Avenue, supposedly one of the widest avenues in the world. This road officially has 6 lanes on each side, plus there are parallel roads (Not service roads) on each side, with atleast 3 lanes each. That makes it a total of 9 lanes in each direction. The width of the street can be guaged from the fact that there are 3 signal lights just to get across !
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Yes, mostly European cars are here. Very few Japanese cars. I have hardly seen a couple of Civics, Accords, Corollas and Camrys.

Here is a picture of a junction on 9 de Julio Avenue, supposedly one of the widest avenues in the world. This road officially has 6 lanes on each side, plus there are parallel roads (Not service roads) on each side, with atleast 3 lanes each. That makes it a total of 9 lanes in each direction. The width of the street can be guaged from the fact that there are 3 signal lights just to get across !
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Don't cry for me, Argentina

Man, how I wish I were in your shoes. Not just for the automobilia but just to be in Argentina. Next time you're travelling, I'm sure you'll need a PA and baggage handler.

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Default RX100 and Tata 608 in Buenos Aires

@NetChef: Thanks for the offer! I'll keep that in mind next time I come :-)

Here are some more pics.

RX100
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Do they also use the volvo B7 platforms there?

I am not so sure. There is no model number on the buses.

BTW, volvos are very few in number. Mercedes has 90% of the market.
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Awesome pics..what city are you in? Keep 'em coming.

I had a friend from Peru and he said to me once 'TATA 407 is the best'
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@NetChef: Thanks for the offer! I'll keep that in mind next time I come :-)

Here are some more pics.

RX100
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Tata 608
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Lovely. Shall pack my favourite toothbrush and smoking pipe and Victoria's Secrets in readiness.
BTW it must make you feel all warm and patriotic (and maybe nostalgic) to see Indian vehicles plying on those distant shores?
What is the moped/scooterette beside the RX100? Looks a performer with its disc brake.

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@Mpower: I am in Buenos Aires.

I live about 1.5 km from the office and walk everyday to office instead of taking a cab just to get a good feel of the place and hoping to see different vehicles. Today I hit the jackpot - saw a Tata Sumo - yes sir, Tata Sumo. Managed to take a couple of pics. Will post them in the evening.

@NetChef: Yes, it is incredible to see Indian made vehicles like the LML Vespa, Tata 608, Sumo etc. Most of the other cars - Corsa, Siena etc are locally made in Argentina or Brazil. So you dont really get a kick out of it.

No idea about the moped. I'll check out over the weekend. There's a showroom next to my apt. Will go and test my language and persuasion skills there!
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Great work Prashant.Nice to see our desi 608 in argentina.Have a great time in Argentina.
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wow this is soooo cool...
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Don't cry for me, Argentina.
This is where she sang to the people from:

(Sorry for hijacking your thread, prasanth but this happens to be my favourite spot in the world!)

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She was buried here:

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And God used to play here:

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The Gods also taught these people Tango:

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