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Old 10th October 2013, 21:26   #406
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What irritates me more is the stupid tones which are switched on while engaging the reverse gear - I mean all nonsense songs and tones and set at their loudest levels.

Chrome Antenas on the cars - no rhyme or reasons for them. Just sticking out of the car either on the side of the front panel or the rear doors.

Funky lighting idols on the dashboards - so that it shines during night trips. I mean its a car not a temple for god's sake. If you really need to have an idol, get a normal one you dont need fancy changing lights around it to prove your belief in God.
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Old 10th October 2013, 23:02   #407
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The hazards operating and the hooter sound while reversing seen on aftermarket remote locks. It is the most irritating one to me.
Next is the body coloured mud flaps that too projecting out like an elephant's ear.
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Old 11th October 2013, 14:24   #408
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my list of strict no-no

christmas tree lighting on the front grill(have seen a car with nearly 5 lights between the 2 headlights - amazon jungle driver)

silver strips on bumpers
stickers that read like a hoarding(moving billboard)
flower strip on the defogger (why ? why?why? sigh!!)
idols (more than 2 on the dsash) -- temple inside car effect
blaring music
horns that grind on the ear

Well reverse horn - may be sometimes required since our common folk do require some extra sound for attention (strictly prohibit usage in night times)

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Old 11th October 2013, 14:52   #409
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I think this has to be the most irritating-

My neigbours new car- The moment reverse is engaged the car makes the same sound as when the car alarm goes off!! I wonder what will happen when he takes his car out late at night!! People will think his car is being stolen.
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While the lamps/lights/LED's and graphics paint etc hurt if you watch the Car, the irritating sound from after market central/remote lock and the reverse lamp takes the cake.

# You are sleeping & someone is reversing at 1am at night & it is singing, Sheila, Sheila ki Jawani & chorus

# Dogs started to bark & that after market security system goes berserk, kiyau kiyau kiyau

# If I am over 7,000 revs on my bike (its a puny 250cc single) the db's are enough to trigger that ever so alert & brilliantly designed security system

# And if someone slightly touches the Car (by mistake) it will start cooing again kiyau kiyau kiyau No need to hire a watch-man.

I was sitting in a hired Sumo some 5 years ago & the moment the driver switched the parking lamps, the Ganesha idol emitted lights which would put the Caribbean disco lights to shame, took my hanky, folded hands infront of Ganesha & covered it.

And what is with the local small time politicos adding lights to their Bolero/Scorpio? And they switch it on to good effect, few have it all around. Is it legal BTW?
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Old 11th October 2013, 18:08   #411
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My list of no-no's

1. Blue LED lights on motorcycles, cars and autorickshaws. Even though these are small in size, but it certainly causes temporary blindness while looking at it.

2. Car owners flaunting stickers about their community, power and invincible- "I care a damn about law" attitude, senseless statements. To name a few:

(Im not generalizing any community but sharing the what Ive seen on Delhi/NCR roads, don't take offence)

a.) Girls and Guns are for Jaats
b.) Jaat boys
c.) Girls and guns are for Gurjars
d.) Gurjar boys
e.) Ded gift (Read: Dad)
f.) Mom gift
h.) MLA / Councillor/ Vidhayak
i.) U r followin ur death
j.) Its me (with a peace out hooded human motif)
k.) Press + Police + MLA + MCD stickers all on the windshield of the same car. One person many jobs eh!!

3.) Those VW, BMW type horns fitted on motorcycles. These creeps come inches away from the car, and honk incessantly while trying to find a way out from the traffic jam. And that loud paamp paamp horn gets on the nerves each time.

4.) That chrome package on the cars from M800 to Toyota Fortuner. SUVs suffer the most though.
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Old 27th December 2013, 20:30   #412
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Old 27th December 2013, 21:48   #413
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Some people put such accessories in their car that you really wonder what has happened to their senses!! Here are top five ones I really hate..
  1. 'Tiger Skin' on dashboard and the entire facia
  2. 'Dhoom' tune while reversing the car
  3. Becon lights on non VIP cars ( I saw them on Matiz!)
  4. Luggage carrier (I have seen it retrofitted on Swift. Yuk!)
  5. Spoiler on an Alto!
Which are the ones you hate guys?
A very hilarious and interesting thread akash m.

My list .
1.reverse horns with obnoxious songs.
2.stickering on the car.
3 installation of Unapproved HID kits esp more than 6000k.
4.dog peeping out sticker (what do they want to convey)
5.Cricket ball breaking the glass sticker.
6.roof carriers on small cars.
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Most of the irritating things have been mentioned. Now in addition to family members names people have started sticking their mobile numbers to the car also. Mostly a hooded sticker with a mobile number under it. Uffff.... Also the cheap led lights stuck to the wheels, fake ugly sunroof protudings and all those 4wd stickers and BMW logo on Maruti 800and other small hatches. Stickers are becoming more hilarious now. Recently saw a one on a Sumo written in big letters " Never Trust American Girls" uncontrol:
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6.roof carriers on small cars.
Small cars may need to carry stuff on the roof more often than large ones!

But whatever the size, if they have been put there just for show, then they are just costing more fuel consumption by spoiling the designed airflow.
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Small cars may need to carry stuff on the roof more often than large ones!

But whatever the size, if they have been put there just for show, then they are just costing more fuel consumption by spoiling the designed airflow.
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BTW I was always curious to know the meaning of your handle, it sounds like a dance step in southern part of India"thadginathom"
Am I right?
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BTW I was always curious to know the meaning of your handle, it sounds like a dance step in southern part of India"thadginathom"
Am I right?
Pretty close. It will come in dance too.

On the mridangam, 7-beat version of ThaDhiGiNaThom:

Tha , Dhi , Gi Na Thom

Plus a little poetic licence!

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My list of absolute no no on a car

1) bullet hole stickers all over the exterior. What did your car ever do to you mate? come to think of it, not a big fan of the peeping dog stickers as well.
2) fancy number plates "Dada" and "nana" etc.
3) neon lights on the door handles and the underbody.
4) reverse horns , especially the dhoom tune.
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  1. Reverse alarm
  2. Bluish beam for headlight
  3. Chrome bits inside/ out.
  4. Plastic wood inserts on the inside
  5. High pitch horn like the ones from Roots. They should be banned!

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