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Old 12th October 2017, 17:19   #1
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Hi everyone,

Before I introduce myself, I would like to tell you my recent and best experience of the popular saying "The world is so small".
So, on this Tuesday evening, I was returning back home in my Honda WR-V. While I was on Malad SV Road, I could see a Kodiaq in my rear view mirror, the headlights of which looked stunning at night. Around 10 mins later, I stopped at a red signal in Kandivali, which is a fairly long waiting signal. The Kodiaq also stopped besides my car but a bit behind. After a couple of seconds, I heard someone knocking on my rear left window. I turned back to see that the person driving asking me to roll my window down. I rolled my window down and below was the conversation:
Kodiaq person: "Team-BHP fan"? (I have a sticker on my car's rear bumper)
Me: "Yeah"
Kodiaq person: "What's your registered user ID"?
Me (sadly): I don't have one yet. I just follow it.
Kodiaq person: "I am GTO"
Me (surprising): "Really?!?!"
I couldn't believe myself that I have actually met GTO whose posts I always admired ever since I started reading Team-BHP. Later we had a small chat while the signal was Red and I mentioned to him that I had tried registering once without success. On this, he advised me to retry registering on Team-BHP and carefully filling all the information. With his encouragement, I decided to give one more best shot on registering on Team-BHP and Voila! the next day, I got a welcome mail from GTO.

Being from a corporate background, it's hard to stay away from 'CV'. I'll provide my introduction in the form of an 'Auto fan CV'
Nickname: Ashu
City: Mumbai
Academics: Learnt driving on Dad's Maruti 800 in October 2000 from my Uncle who is a retired Mumbai Fire brigade personnel.
Academic Achievements: Successfully drove on the station road of Borivali in the evening of the 4th day of training. (Those who aren't familiar with Mumbai, Borivali station road is one the most busiest roads one can find in Mumbai)
Experience: Approx 1.3 lac kms
My possessions:
Maruti 800 DX, 1999-2014, 75000 kms (Parents' car)
Tata Manza Safire Aura ABS, 2011-2017, 70000 kms
Hyundai Eon Magna+, 2014-Present, 25000 kms till date (primarily driven by my better half)
Honda WR-V Diesel VX, 2017-Present, 2000 kms till date
Longest drive: Mumbai to Saputara (Still amateur)
Drive wish list: Mumbai to Goa (Konkan trip) and Mumbai to Ladakh
My tagline: If you keep your car in good condition, she will keep you in good condition

Finally, I would say 'Proud to be a BHPian'.

Regards,
Ashu

Last edited by GTO : 12th October 2017 at 18:20. Reason: Kodiaq, not Tiguan :). Welcome
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Old 13th October 2017, 06:57   #2
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Welcome to the forum Sir.

Do go through the rules, if you haven't still.

Looking forward to read the ownership report of your cars.

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I could see a Kodiaq in my rear view mirror, the headlights of which looked stunning at night.
So we can expect the Official Review to be live in a month or so.
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Old 13th October 2017, 07:14   #3
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Welcome aboard Ashu! Nice CV I must say, you forgot to mention your monthly gross and net mileage!
You are well experienced I must say. That being said, the Kodaiq review is awaited!

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Old 13th October 2017, 10:45   #4
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Me (sadly): I don't have one yet. I just follow it.
Kodiaq person: "I am GTO"
This is straight out of a movie scene Ashu! Hope it wasn't raining. Welcome mate, from a fellow newbie. This is a fun place, as others have already said - follow the rules, play well, and you'll have a great journey with TeamBHP.

Looking forward to an exciting review of your WR-V sometime.
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Old 13th October 2017, 11:05   #5
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Kodiaq person: "Team-BHP fan"? (I have a sticker on my car's rear bumper)
Wow, that was really something! Enjoy your stay here.
On a side note, how did manage to get the stickers without being a member?
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Old 13th October 2017, 11:16   #6
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Welcome Ashu! It was nice bumping into you on the road, and it's even better to have you as a part of the forum now.

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Drive wish list: Mumbai to Goa (Konkan trip)
Man, just head out & drive the car! The road is in excellent shape, including Amboli ghat. Did it very recently.
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Kodiaq person: "Team-BHP fan"? (I have a sticker on my car's rear bumper)
Me: "Yeah"
Kodiaq person: "What's your registered user ID"?
Me (sadly): I don't have one yet. I just follow it.
Kodiaq person: "I am GTO"
Me (surprising): "Really?!?!"
Wow, that's awesome! So you are one lucky lad who gets to meet GTO (in a circumstance which seems like straight from some book or novel) and next day you get your Team-BHP membership. Your CV looks impressive as well.

Wishing you great time here. Welcome!
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Old 13th October 2017, 16:53   #8
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That is one amazing gesture from the man himself. Wish, some of us get that lucky

How is the Honda doing? Please share an ownership report and your Goa travelogue. Goa + winters = *FUN*

Have a great stay around.
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Old 13th October 2017, 18:57   #9
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Wonderfully written introduction ! Liked the style. Having said that, I am a few weeks old on this forum, but have yet to pen down ( should I say, type out ☺) my intro.
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Welcome to the forum Sir.

Do go through the rules, if you haven't still.

Looking forward to read the ownership report of your cars.
Thanks a4anurag.
Sure; I have gone thru the rules. I would like to write ownership report for Honda WR-V. I have come across 2-3 issues too which I would like to mention (nothing major though)

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This is straight out of a movie scene Ashu! Hope it wasn't raining. Welcome mate, from a fellow newbie. This is a fun place, as others have already said - follow the rules, play well, and you'll have a great journey with TeamBHP.

Looking forward to an exciting review of your WR-V sometime.

Many thanks VivOverland. To be honest, it was raining slightly.
I really want to write the review . I will surely put something together.

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Wow, that was really something! Enjoy your stay here.
On a side note, how did manage to get the stickers without being a member?
Thanks abhishek46. I believe non-members can purchase the items from Team-BHP, as I was able to earlier.

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Wow, that was really something! Enjoy your stay here.
On a side note, how did manage to get the stickers without being a member?
Thanks abhishek46. I believe members can purchase the items from Team-BHP, as I managed too.

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How is the Honda doing? Please share an ownership report and your Goa travelogue. Goa + winters = *FUN*
Thanks Sheel. I am loving every bit of this Honda. 2-3 issues seen which I will try to mention in my ownership report (nothing major though)



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Welcome to the forum Sir.

Do go through the rules, if you haven't still.

Looking forward to read the ownership report of your cars.
Thanks a4anurag.
Sure; I went thru them. The multi-quote one is a bit tricky for the first time for newbie like me. I will try to write ownership report.

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Finally, I would say 'Proud to be a BHPian'.

Regards,
Ashu
Welcome to wonderland Ashu! TEAM-BHP, these words get the adrenaline pumping isn’t it?! You’re one lucky chap to have met the BHP gods like GTO.

I joined in recently last month. Good you’ve already acclimatised yourself well with the rules. This is an ocean to be frank and is filled with loads of information. Enjoy your stay and I guarantee you will login whenever you’ve free time and wouldn’t use any other apps on your phone

Drive safe!
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