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Old 24th August 2009, 08:25   #1
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Default Closet driving enthusiast from Pune.

Hello,

Been browsing the forums as a guest for quite a while for the interesting topics. Just signed up and might just continue to lurk. Am planning to shortly buy a (most likely) used Honda Civic due to budget constraints. Back in 2000-2002 in California I owned a used Ford Thunderbird LX 1995 model and then a 2002 model Pontiac Firebird/TransAm muscle car! Those were the days. Trying to get a little pep back in my daily commute by buying a 1800cc+ engine car like the Civic since I'm bored driving my weak 6+ year old 1.2 litre Palio

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Old 24th August 2009, 11:48   #2
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Welcome here.

May we suggest something more thrilling than a Civic?

PS: How was the experience with the muscle car?

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@ vishalrao: Welcome aboard. Are you also part of PLUG? And what does 'Closet driving enthusiast' mean?

@ alpha1: One can edit own post within 15-20 minutes, no need for a double post.
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Hey welcome aboard.

Just curios, How do you drive a closet? Milage kya hai bhai.
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Old 26th August 2009, 10:17   #5
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Thanks guys...

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Welcome here.

May we suggest something more thrilling than a Civic?

PS: How was the experience with the muscle car?
Sure, maybe I'll post a thread for suggestions but for budget contstraints and also got to keep mom n dad happy :-)

The firebird muscle car was awesome, even though people usually say US cars are nothing in terms of handling compared to what europeans produce, the long drives along california highways were sweet indeed!

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@ vishalrao: Welcome aboard. Are you also part of PLUG? And what does 'Closet driving enthusiast' mean?

@ alpha1: One can edit own post within 15-20 minutes, no need for a double post.
If you mean Pune Linux User Group, yes I'm on that mailing list too

"Closet" driving enthusiast means I really love to drive but hardly do it much these days mostly due to lack of time and a sad car (palio) haha.

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Hey welcome aboard.

Just curios, How do you drive a closet? Milage kya hai bhai.
Yea my current Palio feels like a closet in power/handlng terms

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Hi Vishal, Welcome.
You may get a good deal on civic, plz do search in one of the threads related to buying and selling here on tbhp Market place. Please find the link below:
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Vishal Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your stay.

PS: people around here are big fans/sentimental about Palios, so be careful with the words to choose for the car

Where in Pune do you reside ?
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Welcome to the party! Where in Pune are u located? im in Pune as well.
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Nice to see old-timers from Pune around

Welcome Vishal to this great forum here. Civic certainly is a good choice although there are some other cars that might suit you too. (Octavia vRS?).

balenopower: your location is a tad confusing..are you originally from Mumbai and living in Pune at the moment?

sukiwa: seems like you stay very close to my place!

Maybe its time to have a Pune meet :-)
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Maybe its time to have a Pune meet :-)
Might visit Pune last week of next month. But don't wait for me.
If a meet is planned invite @d_payne, we'll check out his Cedia.
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im in hadapsar. my internet's been down since monday, its only now just barely working again!
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Old 7th September 2009, 15:43   #12
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@ abhay..yea im a mumbai-ite on weekends and a puneite on weekdays
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lol, exactly the opposite of what I was a few years ago
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