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Old 25th April 2008, 20:00   #1
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Hola! Like to introduce myself. I should have done this before ruffling a few feathers a few weeks ago but I guess its never too late.

I am Raj (bet you couldnt have guessed from my handle??) I am from Toronto and have lived in Bombay and Dubai before this. Been an absolute car lover even before I could talk. So I have heard from my parents. My first spoken word was kia (oh wait a minute Kia cars werent made back then. they must have mixed it up with something else. These story tellers I tell you....) and I had a huge matchbox car collection, almost 250 cars of all shapes and sizes. I had my first merc back then too, it was a E280 wired and about a foot long. My dad bought it from Germany for me, but it wasnt RC. Tried fixing that later in life but I guess I wasn't made to do hands on jobs. So trashed it.

Been thru alot of cars,fav being the maruti 1000 and fiat when in India. Presently I am driving a very desi Camry which is on the way out making room for maybe a boxster or lancer evolution, its a toss up and I am guessing only my insurance agent will decide for me.

BTW I went to mithibai commerce passed out in 94. I read alot of you guys are from there?

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Old 25th April 2008, 20:09   #2
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Welcome aboard,Raj.
Interesting to know that your garage might harbor a boxter or the Evo. I'd go with the latter,Allstate/Geico approving,of course.

Have a great time here..
Enjoy!
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Thanks Nitin! Unfortunately we dont have Geico and Allstate isnt the cheapest. Insurance in our neck of the woods costs a heck lot that what you guys pay. We also have the worst drivers according to a travel bulletin issued by US and Australia!
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Really? Thats news. I thought Canadian drivers were a fraction better than the American.
None-the-less,insurance rates seem to be getting pricey off late. Thanks to a zillion morons on the street,with no sense what so ever of good traffic rules.
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Yeh they pretty bad here, Check out the US state department travel advisory under traffic safety. Canada

But road rage isnt as bad as down in Texas, where I believe they simply shoot you if they cant drive thru you, but its getting there,
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Hi ,

Weclome aboard Raj .

Regards .. Kat
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Thanks Kartik. I see we need to type min 20 characters to post a reply, live and learn
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Hello Raj,
Welcome aboard. I am newbie also.

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But road rage isnt as bad as down in Texas, where I believe they simply shoot you if they cant drive thru you, but its getting there,
Quite true.Been happening a lot these days,especially in Houston.
A lot of people carry guns,so anytime they wish to use it,off it goes & off they go into hiding. Morons!
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