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Old 30th May 2009, 10:44   #46
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Great write up. Your passion for your car shows up in your words and pics. I simply LOVED the one with the azure blue and yellow reflection on the fence background. Its my wall paper now.
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Super stuff Mahesh! You finally didn't go to that workshop for polish job? Or did you?
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I picked up the OEM MGP spares from EssAr - the sole Maruti authorized over-the-counter spares outlet on JC Road
A superb LTO report. And I must say that the car looks brilliant after a 3 years and that too on Bangalore's insane roads.

I have a few queries, I would like to buy a few parts from this place for my car. Can you give me a contact number of the EssAr place you mentioned?

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.. I was getting my sound system done and you were telling me performance before ICE. One of my inspirational cars along with rijus.
Navin will probably excommunicate me for that statement! And nice to be inspirationally inspired.


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I simply LOVED the one with the azure blue and yellow reflection on the fence background. Its my wall paper now.
Thats Rudra's handiwork. That man can photograph a stone and make it look like a mini-skirted supermodel. Too bad they dont bottle his genius and sell it - it would make millions overnight.


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Super stuff Mahesh! You finally didn't go to that workshop for polish job? Or did you?
Thanks Rudra. Nope - didnt go. Engagement date came up in a hurry then. I decided that only I will continue polishing my car.


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Can you give me a contact number of the EssAr place you mentioned?
Raju - 9901996483

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The steering wheel. It was down pat to the minutest detail from the original steering wheel design that I had shortlisted.
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This steering wheel looks all industrial and macho. Nice!
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Swamygale excellent stuff there. One question is the steering wheel hard to turn while driving ?
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Wondeful long term ownership review!! And the pic by Rudra with the blue sky in the background is awesome too..
The review though was detailed was not boring even in one single place.. Which proves that you not only own your car, you love your car as well!! Great going Mag.. Continue the saga with your car.
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One question is the steering wheel hard to turn while driving ?

Not at all. In fact, With this wheel being of smaller circumference than the stock wheel, steering the car is so much of a hoot right now! You'll see what I mean when we meet for that photoshoot in a couple weekends.

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Roughly around the beginning of 2008, I switched over to HIDs after a lot of research. Brought myself Racetech 35W 6000K HIDs. The difference in Lighting, was again (pun intended) like night-day. The quality of illumination was really something I had to experience repeatedly to believe myself. These lights have given me the confidence to do night driving on any terrain to such a large extent that I did the entire getaway to Kollur via Shiradi Ghats for a friend's wedding on April 21-24 2008 in night. This was the third Change that made a significant change to the drivability of the car.
theMAG, you are an inspiration which is a lot more than a compliment.

I am car maintenance freak myself (the wife thinks I am mental) but the love and care you've showered on your car is just amazing. Had a black OHC that was in immaculate condition when I sold her in 2005. Your 3 year old black Swift is in breathtaking shape.

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theMAG, you are an inspiration which is a lot more than a compliment.

I am car maintenance freak myself (the wife thinks I am mental) but the love and care you've showered on your car is just amazing. Had a black OHC that was in immaculate condition when I sold her in 2005. Your 3 year old black Swift is in breathtaking shape.

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Thank you! Kind words those.

For me, cars always been a personal passion that I can pursue that brings me absolute peace-of-mind; something much needed in today's stresses.
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Extremely well maintained car buddy.


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cars always been a personal passion that I can pursue that brings me absolute peace-of-mind; something much needed in today's stresses.
This is so true. At home, when I am stressed out with something, cleaning the car is the first thing which comes on my mind.
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This is so true. At home, when I am stressed out with something, cleaning the car is the first thing which comes on my mind.
Ha! And i thought this was something about which i was the only specimen. However, i do enjoy keeping the car clean, but am limited at times by time and other commitments.
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Thank you! Kind words those.

For me, cars always been a personal passion that I can pursue that brings me absolute peace-of-mind; something much needed in today's stresses.
Same here. My car is washed and waxed by me. It truly gives me peace of mind and is a great de-stresser.

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Mahesh, can you give us a little more details about your mod experience.
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