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Old 20th October 2014, 14:11   #1
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Hi BHPians,

I am Abhishek, and I am lucky to be part of Team-BHP. I am super excited to be part of the community.

I was born in 1978 and was in north India until completing my mechanical engineering. Moved to Bangalore in 1999 and was there until 2011 summers. I have been in Gurgaon since mid 2011.

I am automobile enthusiast, but, software engineer to earn my living. Here is my automotive profile :
1985-2005: Priya scooter
1996-2001: Hero Honda CD 100 SS
1999-till date: LML Vespa NV
1997-2005: Maruti 800
2005-till date: Santro Xing XP
2003-2006: Santro LP (the model prior to Xing)
2006-2010: Accent Viva CRDI
2009-2014(mid): Swift VDI
2010-2011 (mid): Punto 1.3 Emotion pack
2011(mid) - till date: Verito D6

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Abhishek

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Old 20th October 2014, 18:05   #2
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Welcome aboard, Abhishek. Look forward to reading your experiences and insights.
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Old 21st October 2014, 23:40   #3
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1985-2005: Priya scooter
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Welcome. You mean BAJAJ PRIYA? Wow! A rarity now.
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Old 27th October 2014, 10:19   #4
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Yes, it was Priya, with sky blue color. I remember it being from Maharashtra Scooters limited. There was no mention of Bajaj on it.

We had brought it mainly due to 3 gears as dad did not prefer 4 gears, and all others had 4 gears. Also, the seating height was lower, making it easier for us to drive, as we are all less than 6'.

I was inclined to machines since childhood and during my class 11-12th, I used to service the scooter on my own. It was not very difficult, and I had all the required tools at home.

We had to sell it off after 20yrs of ownership, as some of the body parts started getting rusted, getting insurance was becoming problematic/expensive and we had got another scooter - LML vespa by then.

Priya was getting neglected and we thought to sell it off to someone who could be interested in using it. Luckily, we found someone. Now that I read many restoration threads on Team-BHP, I feel it was probably not a good move to sell it off.
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@Abhishek It was a bloody good scooter then mainly for it's 3 gears making it easier to drive. You are fortunate to have owned and kept it for 20 yrs. Shouldn't have sold it though.
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Hi Abhishek
Welcome to the community. In case you are available, do try and come to the meets , we have these once in a while in ncr.
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Welcome to the community. In case you are available, do try and come to the meets , we have these once in a while in ncr.
Will it be mentioned on the forum beforehand? Want to come.
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Will it be mentioned on the forum beforehand?
Would suggest to subscribe to local ncr threads on the forum here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-bhp-meet-section/

Most all meets are arranged through these.
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Thanks Count510 and joybhowmik,
I will definitely join one of the meets in NCR.
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2011(mid) - till date: Verito D6

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Welcome Aboard Abhishek.

Well, both have been rarities of sorts
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Hi Arnabchak,
Verito being rarity is dependent on the location. It is common in Bangalore and other cities (even in Jaipur), but mainly in cab segment.
I had brought the Verito for few reasons:
- I moved to NCR after 12+ years, and was worried about road rage incidents. If one owns a Verito, chances of getting engaged in fights over minor scratches, dents in minimal. Tension free.
- Five people can be accommodated easily
- lot of luggage space
- fuel efficient (15+ in city and 20 on highways, with AC)
- reliable engine (same is present in several other cars like Duster, Terrano, Sunny.....)
- Solid body
- Mahindra at least has service centers all over, Quality of service is as subjective as others.

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