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Old 7th August 2009, 15:36   #1
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Hello All,

What a wonderful place to be - team-bhp.com!

Let me start by introducing myself; I'm Imran, 25 year old graphic designer who's trying to start up his own design studio (I'm currently trying to make my mind up about the studios name - Eggless Lovecake, or Pop.Design!).

Apart from being a designer, I'm also a pseudo-musician, and have consistently been around the bombay music scene since the pat 7 years, playing with one group of guys or the other (our current band is called Kvanaa).


I came across this website while doing some research online - I'm going to be buying a new car, to replace my 10 year old Maruti Zen.

So far, I had narrowed my choices down to either a For Fusion+ 1.6, or a Maruti Gypsy!

90% of the time I drive the car (and my brother uses a Chevy Optra, so the gypsy/fusion wouldn't be our ONLY car).

You probably can make out by my choices, that im looking for a car thats a pleasure to drive mainly.

Anyway, enough about all that now! Thanks for having me here! I'll see you guys inside, on the non-introductory threads!
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Old 8th August 2009, 19:17   #2
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Hi Imran

Welcome to the forum. I am sure u will get lots of valuable inputs from the members in regards to your buy.
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Old 9th August 2009, 08:33   #3
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Thanks, Isp !

I just test drove a ~20 year old gypsy today - the ride was bumpy was hell, the steering was tough.

i LOVED every moment of it!

I'm gonna start looking at availability of a brand new gypsy in this week.

So far i've heard there's quite a bit of a waiting period involved.
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Welcome Imran. Go with Eggless Lovecake. I think its much cooler and more unique.
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Old 9th August 2009, 16:00   #5
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@ Mclaren: I think so too! Lol.. thanks for the re-affirmation!

nice signature!
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Hey ladak.imran,

Welcome aboard.

Hmm...can't say im a huge fan of "eggless lovecake"... makes it sound like some sort of asexual reproduction.

If you're gonna go offroading with the mumbai gang the gypsy might be a good choice, but i've your gonna have passengers in the back often, i cant say they are gonna enjoy the ride as much as you!!

cya around,
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go for the gypsy. It was my first car. lots and lots options for modification plus its fun and great to drive. bit low on the milage side though.
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damn it!
the confusion never stops!
i could've never imagined that buying a car could be so complex!

@ Rehaan - its not going to be ONLY my car - i suppose every once in a while my sister and my father will be driving it. afsos!

and about eggless: asexual reproduction ?!!?!? i've been asked about my new 'bakery' but this is new!
i'll think about the name some more!

@ GKS i know its fun to drive around - i enjoyyyed driving an 18 or 20 year old gypsy - but as with most tbhp-ians, its a head vs heart issue i suppose - heart says gypsy, but head says its too impractical for the only car in my house (even though father n sister dont drive too often)....

If i could take someones more recently acquired gypsy for a spin, it would help, i suppose!
*hint, hint !
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Hi Imran,

Welcome aboard bro. From one newbie to another.
Remember we might be newbies but we are also the gen-next as far as Team BHP is concerned. Cheers!!
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Thank you Sami!
You;re absolutely right!

Cheers to you too!
See you around..!
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Thanks, Isp !

I just test drove a ~20 year old gypsy today - the ride was bumpy was hell, the steering was tough.

i LOVED every moment of it!

I'm gonna start looking at availability of a brand new gypsy in this week.

So far i've heard there's quite a bit of a waiting period involved.
It took 15 days after booking my Gypsy in Trivandrum. White is the only choice. MPFI is a good engine.
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Hi buddy, I am a newbie here too but have been following this forum for the last 9 months before I got my membership!

Gypsy is a nice car to have but what is the kind of driving that you would usually do? Do you do offroading, highway driving or city driving? Btw, with the kind of city roads we have (potholes all around), I think you should buy the Gypsy
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hiya, welcome !
Go for the ford fusion. better for the sultry, humid driving conditions of Mumbai.
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Old 14th August 2009, 00:31   #14
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Yes, I too would prefer a white gypsy!

Im mostly going to be driving in the city - This was going to be a car just for me..
But now, unfortunately the plan is on hold. My father wants me to look at buying a 2nd hand larger car! Afsos!

I'll keep you guys posted on my decision - thank you for taking the time to write in, all you guys!
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Yes, I too would prefer a white gypsy!

Im mostly going to be driving in the city - This was going to be a car just for me..
But now, unfortunately the plan is on hold. My father wants me to look at buying a 2nd hand larger car! Afsos!

I'll keep you guys posted on my decision - thank you for taking the time to write in, all you guys!
Guess it is the head Vs the heart issue! In this case, Dad's also the head! I guess the car is more practical but may be the gypsy as a third vehicle in the future?
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