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Old 24th April 2015, 14:10   #1
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Well, well, well, how awesome does it feel to be part of Team BHP! Finally made it and feeling elated!

Am Aditya Patil, aged 32 from Pune (Birth in Nasik, and in Pune since almost 14 years now). Electronics Engineer by qualification and working as a Solution Architect in an Indian IT MNC. I have been a ardent autobuff since I think, I left the hospital after birth as I remember asking my mom, which was the car by which we came home and all . Was a huge fan of autoindia magazine, as that was the only source (rather economical source at about Rs.30 an issue) at that time to get good information about new launches, reviews and pricing details. I still have all those magazines at my home.

Apart from automobiles and travelling, am into table tennis (represented Maharashtra state couple of times), tennis..and yes am a big foodie as well!

The cars we have previously owned -
Ambassador in the 90s, Maruti 800, Fiat 118 NE and Honda Civic.

Currently owned -
Ford Ikon, Hyundai Getz and Honda Jazz.

Bike owned -
Kinetic Honda, Luna wings, Hero Honda CBZ

Currently owned -
Hero Honda Karizma R

I was in US for few years and owned a Mustang. Absolutely loved to drive it and still I sorely miss it sometimes. My dad had given me Lee Iacocca's autobiography, as a gift when I was young. So I was knowing almost everything about the iconic status of Mustang, and fell in love when I actually got to see the car in US. After returning from US, I started looking again for a nice car. Test drove almost all the hatchbacks and sedans available at that time and read all the excellent reviews on this forum, and finally ended up buying Honda Jazz, which although seemed a bit expensive at that time, felt amazing during the TD and it was a instant decision to get the car and till this day, I love my Jazz.

Well, now regarding T-BHP. Honestly, even though I have joined the forum now, I have been a follower since last 5-6 years and ardently read the excellent reviews, travelogues which are posted here. Amazing stuff to learn from the senior folks on this forum, and am looking forward to learn even more and share my 2 cents as well.

Thank you and take care,
Aditya

Posting a pic of my Jazz as well
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Old 25th April 2015, 12:44   #2
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Welcome to Team-BHP!

Iacocca's autobiography is probably one of the best books for car guys with an interest in business.

Was the Mustang an 8 cylinder?

Great to have you with us.
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Welcome onboard. Have a nice stay. Would love to know about the Mustang. Some pics please!
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Welcome to Team-BHP!

Iacocca's autobiography is probably one of the best books for car guys with an interest in business.

Was the Mustang an 8 cylinder?

Great to have you with us.
GTO sir,
Can you please suggest some more reads for the petrolhead? My B-Day is coming and would love to buy 'em books. Some ebook perhaps? Thanks in advance.

Keep revvin'
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Hello GTO, thanks much! It was a V6 coupe. Although would have loved to have a V8. It was absolute fun, thrill and a proud feeling to drive that beauty. Hope, Ford someday brings the Mustang to our shores. Attaching few pictures here. While leaving US, I carried the registration plate with me as a momento . Thanks much Petrolhead_neel, it's such a pleasure to interact with you guys!!
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Can you please suggest some more reads for the petrolhead? My B-Day is coming and would love to buy 'em books.
Here you go: related thread (Must Read Auto / Car Books for the BHPian).

I can't recommend Amazon Kindle enough (have the app installed on my phone & computer, and got the device too).

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It was a V6 coupe.
Great looking, this gen was in production during my California / Boston days. Used to always give it a second look.

to driving a RWD in snow. Where on the east coast?
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Hello GTO, yes loved the looks of this model as well. Cobra look I guess, it was called. I travelled at few places during my stint, all of them at east coast. Initially in Indianapolis for couple of years, then Dublin OH, and then last few months in Pittsburgh. Am actually travelling back to US in a month or so. This time would love to test drive the new Camaro alongwith the 2015 Mustang. Controlling Mustang during winters was indeed tough, and many times it swirled dangerously. There was a car lockout moment as well, which I can't forget - one fine morning, was cleaning the snow around car and had turned on the ignition and heater, and somehow accidently closed the door. Within 2 mins, the car got locked out and I had only a single key. Didn't had AAA membership, and insurance guys were going to take more than an hour to reach.It was freezing like hell. Finally, had to call 911 and cops helped me by putting a rubber air badge between the window and then opening the door in flat 10 mins. Quite a bit learning there. Which car you drove in US, and any current favourite's of yours?
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Recieved my set of Team-BHP stickers. Happy

Any suggestions,which one (I know all are good...still) should go up on my Jazz?
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Recieved my set of Team-BHP stickers. Happy

Any suggestions,which one (I know all are good...still) should go up on my Jazz?
Why not as many as long as it looks good. I personally love the LTD one. You can check out some on : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...-your-car.html (Team-BHP Stickers are here! Post sightings & pics of them on your car) and don't forget to post yours once done.
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