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Old 5th April 2016, 11:08   #526
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During past weekend, with 1425xx kms on the odo and after 5 years and 3 months of ownership, I have bid farewell to my beloved Shark. She served me flawlessly and I have enjoyed and cherished every moment in this car.

A set of last few pics I clicked before I said good bye to my Civic.

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Anyway, reason for sale: I have moved into SUV territory and have bought a pre-worshipped Toyota Fortuner . The beast was welcomed at home the same day Shark went away (More on this later and will start an ownership thread soon). With this, my glorious days with my Civic end. Too many memories, I surely had a lump in my throat while giving away the keys of this wonderful car.
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Wow a great journey ends (and another begins). I figured that maybe you may replace the civic with something like a BMW. The Fortuner does comes as a suprise. Anyways hats off to your Civic for performing so well and congrats on your new ride.

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Wow a great journey ends (and another begins). I figured that maybe you may replace the civic with something like a BMW. The Fortuner does comes as a suprise. Anyways hats off to your Civic for performing so well and congrats on your new ride.
Thanks Sumeet... As much as I am a big fan of fast sedans, I have come terms with bitter truth of poor Indian highway conditions. Whats the point of having a car which is fast BUT out of 100 times, you can drive it only once the way you want, given the right conditions. You can't take your family on long drives since you never know what sort of roads there would be.

A couple of weeks back I had my breaking point with Civic while hitting its underbody really hard on a piece of broken tarmac. Despite me driving at only 70 kph, the impact was so loud I stopped and checked the car multiple times if there was some damage (thankfully none, thanks to running iron beams in Civic underbody). However, it convinced me to move away from sedans so long as we don't have decent roads to drive them on. And not that I didn't evaluate Beemers at all, I did look into E60 530d, F30 320d and even new gen Accord V6s as a replacement of this car, however none of these gave me confidence to replace a low slung with another low slung vehicle. Another criteria where Germans failed were the possible reliability issues a Beemer may face as my sole ride. It is definitely not cool to have a broken down expensive German in middle of the highway!

As fellow BHPian Rachit.K.Dogra rightly said to me after hearing about my car replacement, 'Replacing a low slung Civic running on 17" alloys with a hardcore off-roader like a Fortuner is equivalent to a complete religion change! '

I never had any issue with my Civic and it served me beautifully during my ownership phase. Given a chance, will I buy a Civic again. YES, blindfolded, for that creamy engine, slick gearshifts, nice handling and unbeaten Honda reliability. I had that much of trust in my car and I am truly sad that it is gone now. However, like you said, it is beginning of a new journey for me now and I am looking forward to it.

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