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Old 10th February 2015, 20:03   #1
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As a long term lurker on these forums, I finally decided to try joining the community. Team-BHP has been the definitive word when it comes to cars, bikes, reviews and technical know-how. I am glad to be a part of this group and I hope to learn more and contribute meaningfully to this site.

I am a 33 year old software engineer based out of Chennai. After having owned and driven 3 different cars during an onsite assignment in the US, I finally took the plunge to the world of Indian cars, roads and the stick-shifts! So there is a long way to go in refining my driving and car skills.

But I have been working on them on my used 2004 Hyundai Getz GLS (which probably weeps tears of disappointment at my laughable skills and handling!). That said, I am looking to get a new car soon and will have hundreds of questions - so it makes perfect sense to get on here, right?!

I also ride an Avenger 220 and used to have a 2003 Pulsar 150, which was my first love!

More about me - I love movies (Anything from Hitchcock to Anurag Kashyap), TV (Breaking Bad Baby!) and music (A R Rahman to ZZ Top). While generally very shy in person, online communities is where I really hit my stride! Looking forward to a long and rewarding association with this community.
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Old 10th February 2015, 21:14   #2
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Welcome to the forum. The Getz is one of the few cars that is out there that appeals to a purist, it rides and handles better than most of the current setups due to the combination of a 1.3 NA engine tuned to higher torque & old school stiff hydraulic steering that makes for a confidence inspiring experience. I have one too except its the face-lifted 'Prime' edition.

If you ask me stick shifts will always be my preference, even in traffic as its one of the few things left today that gives a hands-on feel of driving. Traffic is the best place to refine driving skills for anyone. Being from this community let me also emphasize that safety & following road rules are most important as the road is everyones home for a few hours a day.

Congrats on becoming a BHPian. Keep posting.
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Old 10th February 2015, 22:39   #3
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Thank you, Dark Knight! As someone who got into driving late, I have quickly realized that speed isn't everything. Control is. Also as a Driver, one should be able to inspire confidence in the passengers and others in the road around us.

My mother-in-law told me that I drive like an old man! Which is high praise in my books!


Fellow newbie here - Welcome man! Any fan of the Albiceleste is an awesome dude in my books!
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Welcome Luckystryker!

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So there is a long way to go in refining my driving and car skills.
Keep reading, we have a huge knowledge-base you can learn from

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But I have been working on them on my used 2004 Hyundai Getz GLS
Good decision. Always better to 'practice' on a used car than a new one. Agreed with Dark.knight, the Getz was a great hatchback. But it was ahead of its time (no one was ready for a 5+ lakh car without a boot then). Good for Hyundai that the Getz' failure was more than made up by the i20's success.

Ever driven the Getz 1.5 CRDi? Take a spin, it'll blow your mind .

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GTO man... Breaking Bad grows in you, if you give it a chance! I binge watched the hell out of it! House of Cards is pretty sweet too. Can't wait!
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As a long term lurker on these forums, I finally decided to try joining the community.
So from a long time lurker you decided to become a life time contributor for Team Bhp! Welcome to Team Bhp. Wish you an awesome stay over here.

I just love both your rides. An Avenger 220 is an excellent bike for touring. A decade back red colored Getz 1.3 and Palio 1.6 GTX were my favorite hatch backs. Back then in my college days i used to dream of these cars but when i was in the position to buy a car both of them were out of the market! You are a lucky person to have a wonderful car like Getz!

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Old 12th February 2015, 09:15   #7
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Thanks Samba! When I was car shopping I had narrowed it down to a couple of Maruti Altos and Zens. Then in the showroom was this big proud little hatch that no one wanted

I love it too. Especially the gearshifts and the way the hatch stays planted on the road (my only other long term comparison is my Father-In-Law's 2001 Santro).
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Hi luckystryker,
Welcome to the Forum..
Man you mentioned ZZ top & I had this broad smile again (courtesy Billy Gibbons!)
I am sure you like La-Grange!
Have a great time here.
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Old 12th February 2015, 13:50   #9
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I am sure you like La-Grange!
Have a great time here.

Ahahaha ha!
Thanks Man! A fellow Pulsar alum is always a sight for sore eyes!
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