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|18th October 2010, 21:52||#1|
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Love Cars. But Don't Know Much
Hi Team-BHP, I've been a long time lurker, and have found this forum very useful.
I finally became a member recently and great to be a part of this fantastic forum. I don't know much about cars, but I love them, have always loved reading cars and then driving them and finally owning them.
I am 38, a doctor, just moved back to Bangalore after 13 years away.
The first car I ever drove was a Maruti 800. It was red and even though it had a lawnmower of an engine, it was the best car I've ever driven.
(Which just goes to show, I suppose, that the relationship between a man and his car can never be captured by technical details. Of course, this happens between man and woman too - Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles is equally inexplicable. )
Over the years, I've owned a Mazda 626, a Mitsubishi Galant, and a Passat station wagon, but before I could buy my dream car, a BMW, I decided to move back to India, and now I don't think I can ever afford it again. :(
I crucurrently own a Skoda Octavia and a Honda Civic. I grew up in Bangalore, and it's great to be back but it's not easy to drive here any more!
Looking forward to many enjoyable hours on Team BHP!
|19th October 2010, 03:59||#3|
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Welcome on board doc.
The forums are a treasure trove of knowledge. I am sure the 'Don't know much' clause would disappear soon.
I see, you belong to both camps! An Octavia and a Civic would provide great perspective on advantages of the Germans and the Japs.
We have a thread where all the doctors on the forum offer consultations. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ultations.html
|19th October 2010, 22:16||#4|
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Welcome aboard, Doc! I can tell it's going to be fun reading your posts. Tell you a secret about driving pleasure in a metro : Leave Early!. Of late, I've switched my work schedule around a bit (after advice from Moderator Navin) and start the drive to work at about 0755 hours. Believe you me, I get to work in 1/3rd the time with 3X a grin on my face. In fact, from the time I wake up, I'm already looking forward to the drive. Nothing like some healthy early-morning revvs to charge you up for a long day .
|19th October 2010, 23:25||#5|
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