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Old 9th December 2005, 15:37   #16
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I am doing a pune calicut (thats in kerala) dirve on the 24th of this month. But I guess that will be in a 2001 esteem with the person you saw on the fender of the vtec.
May I suggest that you dump the Esteem for that trip? For a drive like that you SHOULD take your Vtec along.

Driving via Bangalore? I'd suggest that over NH17, which is more like a city road (in terms of traffic) once you drive into Kerala.
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Clean looking vtec! Honda really makes some great engines, and its good to see Vtec technology entering the indian market. However, from the performance point of view, I still think VVTI is a notch better, as I toyed around a lot with the motor on my Lexus IS300, it responded very well to mods at all RPM's. The Vtec is great but its much like an 'on/off' switch, unlike VVTI (toyotas/lexus) which is the equivalent, operating at all RPM's
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Old 11th December 2005, 13:03   #18
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NH4 or NH17?

As i mentioned in the post, I have a pune calicut trip coming up this month. Which would be the better route to take. Steeroid mentioned that NH17 is like a city road once in kerala. But if the drive till mangalore is a bliss, the overall picture would still be ok. Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I have no knowledge about road conditions on either route. How long would the pune bangalore stretch take with aaj ka road conditions?
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NH4 or NH17?

As i mentioned in the post, I have a pune calicut trip coming up this month. Which would be the better route to take. Steeroid mentioned that NH17 is like a city road once in kerala. But if the drive till mangalore is a bliss, the overall picture would still be ok. Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I have no knowledge about road conditions on either route. How long would the pune bangalore stretch take with aaj ka road conditions?
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The drive to Mangalore is bliss, but the experience from there till Calicut can make you forget everything else you did before. Trust me - you dont want to drive 4 hours in city traffic.

Unlessss you drive to Mangalore by day and start the Mangalore-Calicut stretch at night, after a bit of R&R in Mangalore. The roads are usually good, so you should be able to maintain an average speed of about 80-90 kmph since there is no traffic.

NH4 to Bangalore is fine, and from there you can drive to Calicut thru Wynad, which is a great drive. Start from Bangalore early in the morning and you should be in Calicut in about 4 hours.
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Hello there Megazoid ,
Welcome to the forum .
Nice Vtech you got there man . looks real good ... Conrats on a well maintained car ..

Enjoy your stay here ....
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The drive to Mangalore is bliss,
Make that upto Udupi, or even Kundapura. After that its maniac-bus zone again. Great point for a late-afternoon stop would be the Turtle Bay resort just before Kundapura, and you can tackle the rest of the journey after the terrorists have gone off the road.

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Unlessss you drive to Mangalore by day and start the Mangalore-Calicut stretch at night, after a bit of R&R in Mangalore.
There is another option here - drive thru from Managalore thru Kasargod till you cross a railway gate just before Neeleswaram. About 1/2 a km down the line from the railway gate is a bridge across a river and by the side of this bridge is a very nice riverside resort called 'Nalanda'. This is also a good place for a stop-over till nightfall so that you can tackle the rest of the journey after said terrorists get off the road.
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thanks a ton for all the info. I need to work on my esteem headlights and also get a service done before I start. The reflectors are in bad shape at the moment. I have decided to go via bangalore and then take the wayanad route to calicut. Will halt at bangalore for a day and then proceed.

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Welcome, your car reminds me of my 1.5 Exi back home.


Bro thats not him on the fender. His name's Mr. Hari.
Oh sorry Mr hari...I think I got it all wrong....I thought Megazoid was the one sitting on the fender...So sorry!

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Oh sorry Mr hari...I think I got it all wrong....I thought Megazoid was the one sitting on the fender...So sorry!
no problem buddy. Pleased that you all liked the car. Being in pune with a car is like waiting to get out of jail. You look forward to those weekends when you can take it out onto the expressway and do some good smooth driving. I am waiting for one of those weekend adventures that you normally have!
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hola Hari !

Found you at last !

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Welcome to TeamBhp ............ and to the Pune gang!!

Nice ride!!
How was the drive to calicut?
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