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Old 17th February 2009, 12:48   #16
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One Rover Motego was owned by KidsKemp owner. I used to see it a lot. Been a while I saw it.
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Of course I remember the D1; we'd actually gone by to the showroom as potential customers. One look and the payee name (on the cheque) was changed to "Maruti". Damn, that car was one heck of a shoddy build. Everything was so badly put together that we were left wondering if the local cobbler was in charge of final assembly . My family took a small test-drive too......Dad used to drive a Tempo in the 70's and found the drive identical!

A car that could be maintained without going back to the manufacturer since it shared a common parts bin with several other more popular vehicles.
I bet. Even the wheel caps were lifted from a Padmini.

CAN we talk about the Rover Montego in this thread please?????? Also a model called Montana xxxxx something?
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Old 17th February 2009, 17:40   #18
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A friend of mine had bought this car some time in 1994-95 & he used to drive it like a maniac. He wanted to drive it like a sports car & had even removed the rear seats to make it light. Because of this we could sit as many as 5 ppl in the back. I even remember getting that car painted by a local painter just below our building. That was really funny!!!
However 1 incident that I will never forget was the time when the car had rammed into a Premier Padmini. The Padmini's running board was damaged quite badly, but there was not even a single scratch on the car. The Padmini driver was badly shaken but my friend was totally nonchalant about the whole incident.
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Greetings BHPians,

My tryst with the Sipani D-1 dates back to 1990 when it wheeled in as our 'first car'. We had to place a plastic bucket below its fuel tank as it was leaking on the very first day. The power plant was an 'Autoland' 1.5 litre diesel engine and it was definitely a fine motor. Frequent travels to Mangalore and Udupi involved a prior visit to the mechanic and the preperation was very close to a NASA shuttle launch. Reaching our destination, we used to find our faces and palms blackened with soot (possibly a ruptured exhaust pipe).
But all these misgivings do not match the immense pleasure and pure joy that our family had experienced with this car. Fond memories!!!!!!!!!!

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