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Old 11th April 2009, 01:49   #61
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Here goes a salute for the statement you made with that write up. Sophisticated, serene, engrossed and enchanting at the same time.

Rudra Sir I have been a fan and take a lot of picks from your write ups especially on the way cars need to be treated. As soon as I noticed the thread I knew great snaps a well manicured car and loads of emotions will pop out on just a click.

These are heart warming pictures of the Optra and am not surprised as am sure the Amby looks equally good if not better .

I briefly remember your post expressing satisfaction on your purchase and advising one of our fellow BHPians (Cant recall name) taking a test drive to floor the accelerator rather than downshifting as the car was capable of pulling at low revs. Its been a long time, seems like yesterday specially looking at the condition of the car.

Hope you keep sporting the smile while admiring your beauties in the times to come.

Thank you for the write up Rudra Sir

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Old 11th April 2009, 01:50   #62
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Excellent pics and review, Rudra Sen !

But, Optra is a Korean product ???
Yes. Sold as the Daewoo Lacetti before Chevy purchased the brand.
Infact the car has nothing american about it except the bow-tie!
To my knowledge, completely designed and engineered in South Korea.

wiki link: Daewoo Lacetti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Yes. Sold as the Daewoo Lacetti before Chevy purchased the brand.
Infact the car has nothing american about it except the bow-tie!
To my knowledge, completely designed and engineered in South Korea.

wiki link: Daewoo Lacetti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Better known as the Daewoo Nubira.

The engine (on Rudra's car at least) is however not a Daewoo - its a Holden engine from GM Down Under (so true these days!).
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A wonderfully maintained car! Will give anyone, even few 'new' vehicle a run for their money! Rudra!
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Really amazing photography skills.

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Her behaviour got better over the years. She has understood properly what it takes to keep my mouth shut.
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So if thereís question as if I have any issues with my car, my answer would a BIG ZERO.
It is said that " A car treats you as you treat the car! ". You just experienced the fact.

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Definitely not something to enjoy in a car but albums like Richard Wagnerís Parsifal (conducted by Herbert Von Karajan) creates magic. Especially, during in the night when the roads are clean. Air conditioner at low setting and right amount of warmth from seasoned leather upholstery surely add to the experience here.
It is an unexplainable feeling, when all the ingredients of that perfect recipe comes magically in place to give you that soothingly enjoyable drive. It lingers in my mouth. Life has made me forget the last time I went for a drive!!

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Iíve no idea how long Iím going to keep it.
Hope this car be a part of your life as much as the 1959 Ambi did.

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Iím not the one who wants to sell his car every five years. Frankly I donít see any logic there except for depreciation benefit.
My dad still keeps his Opel Corsa 1.4. When I as him why, he answers me with a similar statement which obviously makes me quiet.

P.S: I will PM you my flickr link. I welcome constructive criticism to improve my photography skills.
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What can I say that others haven't already mentioned here?
A five year old car that looks like it has just come out of the showroom.
Absolutely brochure material pics, hell even better than those.

PS: Are none of those pics HDR? If that's the kind of dynamic range you can capture and bring out in RAW, then who needs HDR ?
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That car still looks not a day older than when i saw it 5 years back!

Amazing! Keeping it so spic n span clean in a city like Bangalore is a great achievement!
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Rudz,

Amazing pictures. I absolutely loved the 2nd one, great shot and lovely background too.

Nice review as well

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wow that is the best looking optra i have ever seen. immaculately maintained. how do you manage? only drive around in your compound
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One question Rudra sir, do you have any motion shots of the car?
Shot today. Dear friend Jaggu on wheel.

Five years of living with a Korean product - Chevrolet Optra-run.jpg
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At the risk of parroting what others have said and may be getting boring, the pics are simply outstanding.

The car is so spic and span that the body can be a road side mirror where ever it goes

Any offer from Chevrolet to shoot for their cars?

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can't beleive. At first i thought it would be a camera? nice well maintained car. enjoy the miles..
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Rudz

Jaggu is looking like a typical Auto Mag test driver Nice photo though.
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hi dippy whats uaaaaaap

Had a tough time finding good place where old man can stretch the lens and where i can stretch the motor, without the distracting cars & 2 wheels.

Old man obsession with shots got 150 kms added to the odo, none of us (car, camera nor me) complained though
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Shot today. Dear friend Jaggu on wheel.
Excellent photo and thank you
Looks like it's been driven out of the showroom!

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