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Old 9th January 2011, 01:44   #1
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Hi people,

This is Nandu from Kerala. I am currently working in Chennai for an automobile supplier. I am very passionate about automobiles or anything with wheels.

Participating in BAJA 2010, was an exhilarating experience for me. Learned a lot of stuff about automobile designing. Got an opportunity to work for a software major but, following my heart, chose the automobile sector instead.
I have been following Team BHP for the past 6 months, the quality of the forum is great and I am happy to be a part of this big family.

Our familyís first car was an Ambassador (1983, petrol). It was with us until 2002, when we traded it for an Opel Astra 1.6.

The Astra is a very good car. The stability of the car is great at triple digit speeds, although the engine starts to sound a bit strained. Her appetite for petrol can be unhealthy as well. The mufflers are prone to rust and every 8 months or so, we had to address this problem, either by repairing or replacing it.

In 2008 we bought the ANHC. Itís steering can feel disconnected at high speeds (maybe I was spoiled by the hydraulic unit of the Astra). The mileage is good, consistently giving around 12-14kmpl in the city and 15-17 in highways.

Having moved to Chennai, I now use a Chevy Spark. This ultra-compact car can make a ride through the grinding city traffic of Chennai a breeze. Itís also economical, giving a mileage of around 13-15Kmpl in the city and 16-19Kmpl in highways, even when the AC is turned on in full blast.

Thatís it for now folks. I look forward to having a good time here. Make some friends, maybe. Glad to be joining the ride.
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Old 9th January 2011, 02:31   #2
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Welcome aboard Sir Wish you have a great time here could you tell us more about the Amby times and the scenario about cars during those times . I mean those were the days when father booked Fiat / Amby son used to drive them ?
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Welcome aboard,Nandu! Why the misleading title of "oldest newbie" when you are just 23 according to your profile?
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Welcome to T-BHP, Nandu.

Do you know how great it feels to find a 'Malayali' here.

Looks like we're in the same boat! Yes, any day I'll prefer HPS over EPS. I'll be waiting for a highly detailed ownership report on your Honda City and Chevrolet Spark.

Please have a look at the rules of the forum, and get familiarised with the etiquettes of our forum.

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Why the misleading title of "oldest newbie" when you are just 23 according to your profile?
Nandu has joined our forum in 2008. I guess, that clears the confusion.

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Old 9th January 2011, 11:36   #5
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@Gansan & @m-hawk: Sorry for the confusion.

@Klub class: I think you understood what I meant
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Welcome aboard !!

Another Malayali here and a newbie as well.
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Welcome aboard Nandu

Please do a pit stop in announcement section to understand how the forum works.

Follow this thread for Chennai Team-BHP meets

Thanks and have a pleasant stay
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Welcome to the forum,

Just spend some time browsing through the forum and you will quickly gain the ins and outs of the forum.
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Old 25th January 2011, 21:47   #9
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Welcome aboard,Nandu! Why the misleading title of "oldest newbie" when you are just 23 according to your profile?
True, even I thought Nandu was a senior citizen or something.

Well everything is clear now. Welcome aboard Nandu or is it you who should be welcoming me since I'm a 'younger newbie' ? And I too am a mallu by the way and I'm from Thodupuzha. Waiting to learn more about your old Amby.

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