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Old 8th April 2011, 21:46   #31
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Simply Wow!!

IMO this is the most dashing looking Vento on Team BHP. Those alloys are killing.

Please, could you post a pic of the Vento in full profile? And more interiors pics too.

Wishing you great time ahead with the "Dasher" (stupid suggestion may be).
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Yes i will soon click a full profile pic
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Thanks!
True it varied. Was just chasing my dreams.
Thats what you need to do. Even I had a lot of confusion between Black and Red and eventually went with my heart - Red
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I was thinking of beige interiors, But now I'm rethinking about black and red.
Thanks a lot!
Agree that colours are a personal choice. But can't help posting this . Try black interiors with a touch of red and it would look fantastic.

Lastly, would like to see much more pics; esp, full front, side and back ones.
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Superb Vento ,Mikon.Congratulations on the German marvel.Looks great in black.Superb pics but post some more pics of the car.Alloys are great. I think yours is the only trendline Vento on board here.
Drive her safe
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Thats what you need to do. Even I had a lot of confusion between Black and Red and eventually went with my heart - Red

Agree that colours are a personal choice. But can't help posting this . Try black interiors with a touch of red and it would look fantastic.

Lastly, would like to see much more pics; esp, full front, side and back ones.
Loved your vento!. Actually I was also planning for red color. However, the waiting period was too high. Since I go this by chance, so went it for a black as no other option was available. Anyways, Black was my 2nd preference in vento

Yes, I'm thinking about the interiors. Its still plain jane now.

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Superb Vento ,Mikon.Congratulations on the German marvel.Looks great in black.Superb pics but post some more pics of the car.Alloys are great. I think yours is the only trendline Vento on board here.
Drive her safe
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Thanks you sir. I guess so, it is the only trendline. It also gave me lot of room to modify
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Guys!
Updated the Initial ownership / Driving experience Report in Page 1.
Your suggestions are welcome !!
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Here are some interior pictures.
Shot @ night without a tripod. Some amount of blur is present
Hope you like them!
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And some more exteriors
I'll click full length profile picture soon.
Planning to add more and more pictures. Hope its okay!
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Super H-O-T Vento! I love the black car + black wheels + subtle red lip effect. You are lucky to have gotten the delivery so quickly, thanks to a customer cancellation.

I don't understand why you state that the clutch is stiff? Over my long Vento test, I didn't really find it overtly hard or anything.

Congrats on the car, and drive safe will ya
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One HOT Black Car this. Can't wait for full profile photos.

Please take off that perfume bottle from the A/C vent, as liquid, with time shall drip (w/o you noticing) and shall ruin your ICE.

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COngrats on your steed. Well calling it the Black Mamba is most appropriate rather than any Batman characters. I liked the black rims with the red on them. Just one word awesome.
Just for some fun attaching the photo of a Black Mamba. You car black on the outside but I feel somehow the name matches the feared Mamba
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Super H-O-T Vento! I love the black car + black wheels + subtle red lip effect. You are lucky to have gotten the delivery so quickly, thanks to a customer cancellation.

I don't understand why you state that the clutch is stiff? Over my long Vento test, I didn't really find it overtly hard or anything.

Congrats on the car, and drive safe will ya
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yes I wsa lucky to get the car so quickly.
I've no idea why the clutch was stiff Or it was me who was feeling so. But slowly its gone. Don't feel it stiff anymore.

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One HOT Black Car this. Can't wait for full profile photos.

Please take off that perfume bottle from the A/C vent, as liquid, with time shall drip (w/o you noticing) and shall ruin your ICE.

Congratulations
Thanks Sheel!
You are right! I'll do that. The same happened with my figo. Liquid of Ambipur fell and it ruined the paint near the ICE :(
I'll try to find some other options than this liquid.

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COngrats on your steed. Well calling it the Black Mamba is most appropriate rather than any Batman characters. I liked the black rims with the red on them. Just one word awesome.
Just for some fun attaching the photo of a Black Mamba. You car black on the outside but I feel somehow the name matches the feared Mamba
Thanks a lot Sir!!
Now that was an awesome pic.I'm saving it!
Glad you liked the name !
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Update on Driving Impression:
Took the car out on the MUM-PNQ expressway. The car felt planted all the time on straight roads. It wasnot rock solid though. However, after 140 kmph, i felt it became bit unstable. Also i felt the car was drifting towards left. I suppose I should get a wheel alignment done.
The mileage returned is 20kmpl (may be coz of overspeed)
Pushed it till 180
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Hi Mikon,
Congratulations ! The Black Mamba is superb...and the first three photographs were stunning. What an entry !

And yesterday I saw Black Mamba's cousin - an albino of course...Noopster's Fraulein. It is a very capable, cute & cheerful vehicle.

Wishing you many thousand miles of joy in the Black Mamba !
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Congratulations on a really great buy! I've been eyeing a Vento myself but 11.20L OTR in Bangalore for the HL is just out of my budget. Considering the TL now. Would be grateful if you could clear a few things for me. Other than ABS, airbags, alloys, ACC and ICE what else have they cut down on in the TL?? Did you get EORVMs, the VW keyfob and power windows? Did you have to cut any wires while installing the Kenwood ICE?

The car looks amazing! Been dreaming of getting myself an all black car for a while now. Smoke the headlamps and upgrade to HIDs if you are planning to do so, they will add onto the look. Wouldn't recommend smoking the rear lamps though, just doesn't seem safe IMO. Would love to see a full image of the car

Congrats again on a great car!
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Thank you very much!!
Next time, I would driving to Bombay, I'll PM you, You can see the Mamba in flesh. ( I guess Noopster was at Bombay this weekend. So was I.)
I also wanted to check out the monster you are having
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