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Old 4th May 2012, 21:12   #196
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Regretted buying an Indigo Lx Dicor. I think it was the year 2007 (Don't even care to remember). Bought one of the first batch that arrived this part of the country.
Still having a laugh over it with some of my friends till now.

Lots and lots of problems. Too many to mention here.
Some which the dealer could not even understand. The first biggest problem was that we had to change the clutch plate after 2 weeks from taking delivery.
Now its gone and peace finally.

Same here. Absolutely the same. Except that I did not have to change the clutch plate after 2 weeks.
That car spent more time in the service center than in my garage.
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Nothing big, but a face-palm moment when I finally discovered how to set the time on the Alpine HU - After SIX+ years !!

The Ikon does not have a clock on the dash, and the options are either a clock in the HU, or an external clock. I picked up two external clock units -one a TimeTube from UK, and another through AutoTrends.in. Both cheap Chinese stuff. The TimeTube worked a couple of months and then gave up. The one from Autotrends didnt even power up.

But yesterday, I had to re-do the setting on the HU - and successfully set the clock too. Wasnt so difficult at all - not something that should take 6 yrs 3 months to figure out

Realised that Autotrends.in isnt a great place to get stuff from ..

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Old 17th May 2012, 18:37   #198
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Premier Padmini purchased in 1993 was the biggest mistake we made. Dad had just returned from an extended overseas stint and I had just got my license and was ready for my first car. It was either that or the M800.

How I wish we'd got the Maruti instead. There was a price difference of about 12K between the two (significant back then) and we'd had a good experience with our earlier Padmini purchased in '86 and sold after 3 years. It was pretty much up to me and I advised Dad to get the Padmini. Nobody to blame but myself

Somehow never warmed to it, though it was the car that I honed my driving skills on. The wheel-mounted gearshift was really hard: we were assured it would soften with age but it never did. One time I pulled into a petrol pump and shifted into neutral and the whole damn gear lever assembly came off in my hands. Luckily there were enough mechanics around to put it together. Also the bench seat made driving very uncomfortable. I had some rich friends in college who drove around in Toyotas and 118NEs and that only served to make me hate it more . After I started working, I used to drive my BIL's M800 (what a suh-weeet car!) and the poor Padmini was more or less relegated to the garage. I had it transported to Hyderabad where I was based for a while and drove it to the office but by the turn of the millennium the car was an anachronism since shiny new models were making an appearance every day. I was working in consumer goods sales back then and one day my Hubli distributor offered to take it off my hands for 25K. Called Dad who gladly agreed and used the proceeds to finance some much needed furniture for home instead!

After that I have owned an Accent, a Swift and a Vento and never regretted any of those purchases. Better to do one's homework up front rather than regret it later!
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My purchase is a Notion Ink Adam. It's a tablet that was billed to be before it's time and what not when purchased early last year. It doesn't have a proper official OS even till date, have to work with hacked OSes put together by developers on their time. It's heavy, cheap plastic and costed a pretty penny too.

Learnt a thing or two about Android though, while tinkering around with this thing. Oh well.
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One of the things which I bought from my own money was a Casio Digital Diary. Back then (a decade ago) it was a nice thing to have.

Skimped an bought a very basic one, never ever used it (blame it on my unorganized way of life) and dumped it somewhere.

The other thing which surprisingly was a big waste was Reliance Netconnect prepaid. Surprised because though I was the only one who was not happy with it but so many as posted here. Hardly used it for 2 months.
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