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Old 22nd October 2008, 21:45   #1
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Default Spotted Sonata Embera Mini Limousine!!

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On last Sunday while coming back from Khan market in Delhi spotted this Mini - Limousine. Seems its Sonata emberra made into stretch Limousine.
Upon inquiring from the driver he told me its of some Mr. Dalmiya of Dalmiya group. He also let us sit inside and click some pics. Due to lack of time couldnt get more info as was with friends.
Has anyone else spotted the same or any other . Do share
Sorry for the picture quality as clicked from my Mobicam and it was night as well!
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Old 22nd October 2008, 22:26   #2
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This looks like a DC creation as well. Can make out from the interiors and the panels on the insides.
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I dont quite agree.
However much we may abuse DC his interior jobs are really good and classy.
At least thats what I feel.
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Old 22nd October 2008, 23:09   #4
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If its Delhi it might very well be Pandit & Co.
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the number plate and front grille are pure DC giveaways.. its surely a DC. he uses the same font on all his cars.
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I don't think it's a Pandit & Co. job Abhik.
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The stitching and the glossy cushion makes the interior look cheap IMHO.
And the placement of car phone and audio is not at all ergonomic.
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Cushions are probably based on Mr.Dalmiya's personal preferences and I wont comment on them (though I'm tempted to). Still, the chap complaining about the glossy cushions is the one with red carpets in his truck

Speaking of carpets - the clear plastic mats on the inside reek of cost-cutting. WHY, I wonder - if the guy can get a car stretched at some cost, the least he could do is get himself some decent carpeting on the inside! I mean, red carpets inside a Safari are entirely understandable but this just doesnt cut the mustard!
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Car looks good on the outside. In fact the Embera looks better when its chopped and stretched. I was gonna say DC did all of us a favor by leaving the exterior untouched..and then I read about the grille. Come on Dilip! its a stately limo...you need some chrome on the grille. Advice to Mr.Dalmia->trash the plastic and put the stock grille back on.

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Speaking of carpets - the clear plastic mats on the inside reek of cost-cutting. WHY, I wonder - if the guy can get a car stretched at some cost, the least he could do is get himself some decent carpeting on the inside!
Maybe because it is/was raining? just a hunch. I know a friend who puts them on only during the moonsoons.
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The stretches done at DC are quite good interior wise . Seats are pretty comfortable as well. I could make that this is a DC by the way the interior is done up, the central control panel, intercom and audio placement etc.
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IMHO it looks decent from the outside, but the inside it a little *Jang* for my liking (Personal preference- i would have liked a nice soothing color on the inside)
Also, those look like the rubber mats- must be to ensure that the intereiors dont get dirty!

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Cushions are probably based on Mr.Dalmiya's personal preferences and I wont comment on them (though I'm tempted to). Still, the chap complaining about the glossy cushions is the one with red carpets in his truck

Speaking of carpets - the clear plastic mats on the inside reek of cost-cutting. WHY, I wonder - if the guy can get a car stretched at some cost, the least he could do is get himself some decent carpeting on the inside! I mean, red carpets inside a Safari are entirely understandable but this just doesnt cut the mustard!
I added cushion in my Safari Two of them!

Had they tried a different stitch pattern, it would have looked plush and leather.
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Whats that thing above the Car Phone? From a 1st glance it indeed looks like a HU of a typical Car Audio system. Pl clarify.
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Whats that thing above the Car Phone? From a 1st glance it indeed looks like a HU of a typical Car Audio system. Pl clarify.
Ofcourse, it is a HU.
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Whats that thing above the Car Phone? From a 1st glance it indeed looks like a HU of a typical Car Audio system. Pl clarify.
Yes it was a Pioneer HU.
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