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Old 16th April 2009, 17:30   #1
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Cool Finally a member!

Hola senors ( And Senorita's. My apologies, havenít seen any lurking around these corners)

Ahem, so then after lurking around for what seems like ages I FINALLY registered. The fingers twitched and wanted to write, but what can I do, I am lazy. Period!

Here I am though, Delhi-ite, yet to figure out if am young or old, Chartered Accountant by profession ( *poof* the glam just went away, right?) and quite a random person by habit.

Been an addict (to motoring, what were you thinking?) ever since I can recall, my earliest toy was a car apparently! Grew up reading old imported editions of all auto magazines I could lay my tiny little hands on ( and afford) drove the family Padmini with my dad, wrecked Two 800's, fell in love with my Grandfathers beetle, had a Countach poster on my room wall, then came along an NSX, a 911 Carerra and so on.

The wall lies bare now, for I have apparently outgrown posters (see above) the heart however still remains the same.

Hope to make some useful contributions here,
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Old 16th April 2009, 17:58   #2
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Welcome to the forum mate. I'm sure you'll enjoy ur time here. It's a motorist's heaven. See you around.
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Welcome aboard mate.

Hope you have a nice stay here with all of us
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welcome pradster,

nice intro there. Enjoy your stay here. Dont forget to go through the forum rules. Team-BHP - Team-BHP FAQ
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Many thanks Wheeler, Bubby and Leadf00t! As I mentioned I have been lurking around in the shadows for a bit. Thought I'll join in the car-nage
@ leadf00t : read the rules, its done and dusted buddy!
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Welcome to the madhouse Pallav, took some time to register eh!

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Thanks Ishan! I got lucky on my third attempt at registeration, the first two were rejected

Hope you are having fun stateside!
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Hi Pallav,

An intresting Intro & unique writing sytle.

BTW what do you drive now?
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Hi Sam, and welcome aboard the gravy train! Muchas gracias for the complimentos
My daily commute is my trusted Alto, while my weekend trip/club ferry is an ANHC. Sometimes I can be seen driving a FIAT Palio 1.2.
My palio is in the need of a new coat of paint, I am thinking of some body mods as well before she goes under the spray. Lets see how it goes!
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Hi Sam, and welcome aboard the gravy train! Muchas gracias for the complimentos
My daily commute is my trusted Alto, while my weekend trip/club ferry is an ANHC. Sometimes I can be seen driving a FIAT Palio 1.2.
My palio is in the need of a new coat of paint, I am thinking of some body mods as well before she goes under the spray. Lets see how it goes!
Cheers!
Just one quick question how do you manage to change your driving style from an Alto to a ANHC.

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Just one quick question how do you manage to change your driving style from an Alto to a ANHC.

I dont think I got the question quite right, but i will attempt an answer anyway.
While the alto is rev-happy and quite happy to be pushed around, the ANHC does feel very very nervous and fidgety. I might risk murder by members of the Honda death squad here, but I will say it anyway, in delhi traffic the alto is way more fun to drive than a honda city!
As it is when I drive the city I cant be as carefree as I am in the alto, thats takes half the fun away. there are a million other factors i can list down here.
p.s. Of all the cars I have owned, nothing beats the sound of a revving Palio engine!
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I dont think I got the question quite right, but i will attempt an answer anyway.
While the alto is rev-happy and quite happy to be pushed around, the ANHC does feel very very nervous and fidgety. I might risk murder by members of the Honda death squad here, but I will say it anyway, in delhi traffic the alto is way more fun to drive than a honda city!
As it is when I drive the city I cant be as carefree as I am in the alto, thats takes half the fun away. there are a million other factors i can list down here.
p.s. Of all the cars I have owned, nothing beats the sound of a revving Palio engine!
Yes Thats exactly what my question was. Two very different cars & a sudden swtich must make you feel a little uncomfortable, just the same way as I have Esteem & Scorpio but I prefer Scorpio & now seldom drive Esteem. Swtiching over is way too different. Different clutch Different Steering .. pickup power everything
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Just one quick question how do you manage to change your driving style from an Alto to a ANHC.
Actually that should not be a major challenge. For example, I drive GV, Jeep and automatic Santro, almost everyday. I barely notice the difference these days.
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Yes Thats exactly what my question was. =
And I would not drive anything but the alto to work. you see I work in Nehru Place and leaving cars unsupervised in there is an absolute no-no!
My car has already been dinged thrice in my absence, and I dare not take any new wheels to that hell hole.
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Actually that should not be a major challenge. For example, I drive GV, Jeep and automatic Santro, almost everyday. I barely notice the difference these days.
Apologies for my ignorance, but what is a GV?
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