Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd June 2008, 17:06   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
normally_crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,368
Thanked: 383 Times
Default Shocking !

These are pictures taken inside a 3 month old Maruti Suzuki Estilo. It has been handed over to a manager and this is how he maintains it.

I guess he had taken his family to Juhu beach (he is from the north) atleast a week before I took his car for a spin. As soon as I sat inside I was

Have a look at the pictures

Inside the glove box
Shocking !-img_0010.jpg

Between the front seats
Name:  IMG_0011.JPG
Views: 815
Size:  347.2 KB

Floor behind the front seats
Name:  IMG_0012.JPG
Views: 830
Size:  395.4 KB

Name:  IMG_0013.JPG
Views: 836
Size:  401.2 KB

Just under the drivers seat
Name:  IMG_0016.JPG
Views: 804
Size:  394.0 KB

I can never have the insides even 1/10th of this. Why do people do this ?
normally_crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 17:19   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,281
Thanked: 18,779 Times
Default

Just one word YUCK! That's why I don't allow people to eat in the car. When there's no choice but to eat inside I make sure I vacuum clean it immediately. Can't stand a speck of dust in the car.
Vid6639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 17:23   #3
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,316
Thanked: 3,657 Times
Default

Suggest have the interior cleaned and the bill sent to him. Should drive home the point of using things properly.
condor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 17:25   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
snaronikar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,845
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

This is terrible & yuk!!!. I can never tolerate this in my car. Personally, even if my wife / kids throw choclate wrappers inside the car, I will shout at them. Why people do it? It is not his car and is owned by company and these people does not mind doing anything as the company will bear the cost of cleaning and repairs (if any). Only thing I can think of right now is the manager and his family/friends who have done this. IMO, you need to give him a stern warning about this and not to foot any of the bills he is presenting on behalf of vehicle. If this is his attitude, don't know how he keeping his table and sourroundings clean.

Last edited by snaronikar : 22nd June 2008 at 17:30.
snaronikar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 17:27   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Shillong
Posts: 925
Thanked: 81 Times
Default

Gautam, you need to look at some of the vehicles featured in Pimp My Ride. One station wagon which belonged to a nurse, even have used diapers inside it. This Estilo compared to those vehicles is still clean.

But one thing is for sure, this manager is misusing conveniences provided to him. Reminds me of the Matrix Sim Card advertisement. Company ka maal, dariya mein daal!

Last edited by SumitB : 22nd June 2008 at 17:28.
SumitB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:03   #6
BHPian
 
raghu.t.k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 446
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

That is real mess. The best thing to do is to send it to a good professional cleaners, and the bill sent to accounts dept with a copy to the manager.

It is irresponsible to maintain a vehicle in this manner.
raghu.t.k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:10   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
rjstyles69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bengalooru..
Posts: 4,343
Thanked: 784 Times
Default

If I were you n_c I would have given him my piece of mind. BTW whats this guy gotto do with you.Does he work for you ? If YES then you know what you should be doing .
rjstyles69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:15   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
DirtyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dharamsala
Posts: 1,781
Thanked: 694 Times
Default

The stuff on the shift console looks particularly inviting.
Dried chili sauce?
DirtyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:15   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
vkochar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Delhi / Agra / London
Posts: 2,030
Thanked: 207 Times
Default

Yuck !!! Disgusting. I am so particular about the car that I get it cleaned every day.

Gautam - Do what you have to.
vkochar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:29   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
jaysmokesleaves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mostly Mumbai
Posts: 1,672
Thanked: 1,143 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by normally_crazy View Post
These are pictures taken inside a 3 month old Maruti Suzuki Estilo. It has been handed over to a manager and this is how he maintains it.

I guess he had taken his family to Juhu beach (he is from the north) atleast a week before I took his car for a spin. As soon as I sat inside I was

?
Certainly not a good way to maintain a car. Bit i feel your mention of "he is from the North " is highly unwarranted. Im not from the North either, but hygiene standards have got nothing with north south east west. Are you a moderator??
jaysmokesleaves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:37   #11
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,281
Thanked: 18,779 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaysmokesleaves View Post
Certainly not a good way to maintain a car. Bit i feel your mention of "he is from the North " is highly unwarranted. Im not from the North either, but hygiene standards have got nothing with north south east west. Are you a moderator??
lol. jaysmokesleaves, I think what N_C meant was that the person is from the north where there are no beaches.

So he took his family to see the beach but by the looks of it decided to carry the beach with him in the car afterwards.

What does north and south have to do with hygiene standards? I must say that's some imaginative thinking.

Last edited by Vid6639 : 22nd June 2008 at 18:38.
Vid6639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:44   #12
BHPian
 
setuniket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Noida|Delhi
Posts: 114
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Yuck is the word, poor sense of hygiene, the guy needs a piece of mind and bill of all the clean up to open his eyes..

and btw it definitely has nothing to do with being from north.
setuniket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:48   #13
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sam Kapasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Posts: 6,989
Thanked: 1,383 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaysmokesleaves View Post
i feel your mention of "he is from the North " is highly unwarranted. Im not from the North either, but hygiene standards have got nothing with north south east west. Are you a moderator??
It is well noted that people from the north like to visit beaches as they have none in the north. It's quite a normal phenomemon. I do not think he was referring to north Indian hygiene standards, its quite silly that you reacted this way.

And yes he is a moderator and a darned fair one too.

Quote:
I must say that's some imaginative thinking.
Ah but see his name - he smokes leaves. It all makes sense now.

Last edited by Sam Kapasi : 22nd June 2008 at 18:51.
Sam Kapasi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:51   #14
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,515
Thanked: 7,190 Times
Default

Digusting is the only word that comes to my mind. I would never keep a single item in the backseat if it is not required and my car is cleaned 'daily" as i cannot stand yuckiness in any form.

Btw, i have given a clear mandate to the guy who cleans my car that he has to wash the tyres everyday as i want them to shine and look black at all times.
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2008, 18:52   #15
v12
Distinguished - BHPian
 
v12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 5,734
Thanked: 2,896 Times
Default

Yes, he is a Moderator and a good one at that. You need to see in what context he meant that the guy was from the north. The "north" connection is with reference to "Juhu Beach" and not hygiene or anything.
v12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
maruti dealers r.n.s motors surely did "dupe/cheat" me..read this shocking story!!!! mclaren1885 Indian Car Dealerships 79 2nd August 2006 13:50
shocking stuff revtech Shifting gears 29 14th June 2005 23:16
a shocking security system? cooldude585 Modifications & Accessories 16 24th April 2005 00:33
Shocking!!!! normally_crazy The Indian Car Scene 5 24th August 2004 00:11
wanna see something shocking?? _Crazi4Speed_ The International Automotive Scene 8 4th March 2004 12:50


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:34.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks