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Old 23rd July 2010, 22:38   #226
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Nice one pramod

By the way, super picture, where is the location ?
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Old 23rd July 2010, 22:51   #227
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Well reading MX6's post makes me think of the stupid things I have said:

1) I asked my driving school instructor where's the switch for reserve fuel. He looked puzzled. I said, bikes have reserve fuel switch, so don't cars have one? He and once done, he told me there's a spare (domestic) cylinder in the boot, that can be considered the reserve fuel!

2) When I was 11 or 12 and my uncle bought a "4 stroke" bike (Hero Honda Sleek), I used to think "wow, 4 stroke bike - powerful!"

3) Around the same age I used to think 4 wheel drive in dad's Gypsy unleashes "extra power". I dont remember if someone told me that or I assumed. But all cars used to have only one gear lever, but the Gypsy had one more. Added to the Gypsy's sporty looks in the midst of Ambys and Fiats, I thought it is a foreign car!
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Nice one pramod

By the way, super picture, where is the location ?
Technopark + a very angry veli beach. Its a combo of two pics both taken for this purpose.


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A small one I remember from the 2004 Speed Run in Mumbai

The silver SL55 is standing in the paddock. A very hip type guy comes near the car, looks at it and immediately calls up his friend. " Hey you know what? I'm right now standing next to the Vision SLR"
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i have to get every mod on my car approved from her.
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I don't know if I'm posting it in the right thread since this is more of a dealership experience than a non petrohead one, the common factor being sheer ignorance

Recently my parents and I had visited a Hyundai dealership for a test drive of the i20 CRDi. While scanning the cars in the showroom, the sales manager came towards us to take care of our inquiries.

My father (being a typical Indian customer) --> What is the city mileage of the diesel version?
Sales Manager --> *Looking really confident* 27
Me -->
Me recovering slowly --> Err, but even ARAI readings are far below 27, right?
SM --> Yes, but we get more than ARAI figures
Me --> Really?
SM --> *Again looking confident* OK, let alone 27, you will get at least 20 right? (in a tone suggesting that since he quoted a large unrealistic number initially, 20 HAS TO BE true)
Me --> *Fake nod* as if I agreed to his finding, didn't say a word
Father is genuinely impressed by the fuel economy figures *Genuine nod*

Finally we go on a test drive and in the heat of the day found the AC to be a bit on the weaker side. The SM approaches us again with a smile and asks about our TD experience

Me --> Powerful car but is there any issue with the AC?
SM --> No, Hyundai cars have one of the best ACs around
Me --> I thought so too, but the test car was not cooling the cabin enough
SM --> The AC needs a servicing which has been long pending

It would have ended fairly OK then, before he added a last line

SM --> "Anyways don't worry about the AC of i20, it's one of the best and the car is called "Uber Cool", which means "Super Cool", they named it based on the cooling inside the cabin"

Me --> thinking all these came from a sales manager

But apart from these gibberish, he was polite, courteous, and really willing to help. That covered up the wrong infos (which we as car lovers tend to know).

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Few instances from my side:

1. My aunt was about to buy a petrol sedan with a 10-lakh budget. I recommended her the Honda City, the Ford Fiesta 1.6 and the Fiat Linea 1.4 Emo Pk. But she was adamant about buying a Maruti or a Tata as these were desi products, while she considered even a Hyundai Santro as a Korean car. She was not keen on getting a SX4 as her neighbours repeatedly complained about their SX4. Finally she settled down for a Tata Indigo GLX as she was not too fond of the Swift Dzire's looks. What a waste of hard-earned money I say.

2. A neighbour of mine bought a new Honda CR-V one fine day and the next day his wife got diesel filled in the tank instead of petrol. While the guy was really frustated, his wife maintained "petrol tank wale ne daal di to meri kya galti hai; baddi gaddiya to diesel se hi chalti hai".

Now comes the contradiction:

I was in Bangalore last year with a friend in his car and the car broke down at Church Street. So we had to take an auto back home. While coming towards the St.Mark's Street, we saw the black Maserati GT (its now in Delhi). My friend exclaimed "Ferrari" and to my utter surprise the auto-wala corrected him "bhaiya ye massarati hai, faraaree nahi". Still when I remember this moment I temporarily go in a state of shock.

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In College days, about 8 years before when the first gen pulsar was launched.

A friend of mine was under the impression that CC = Top Speed i. HH Splendor 100CC does 100Kmph;Pulsar 150CC does 150Kmph
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SM --> "Anyways don't worry about the AC of i20, it's one of the best and the car is called "Uber Cool", which means "Super Cool", they named it based on the cooling inside the cabin"

Me --> thinking all these came from a sales manager

But apart from these gibberish, he was polite, courteous, and really willing to help. That covered up the wrong infos (which we as car lovers tend to know).
Really really hilarious. Hyundai should know this Uber cool version.

I wonder what will the sales manager say about "Drive your way"?
Sir Hyundai cars know exactly where you are going and it will drive your way.
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Cust: Athe, innale kurachu dooram odichu chennappozhanu, engine cheruthaayi missing kanikkunnu. Aarelem kondu onnu nokkikavo?
(Yes, after I drove certain distance, I noticed the engine was 'missing')

Lady: Illa sir, Angane varilla. Chilappol valla CD, USB angane okke miss aavarundu. Ingane ithu vare aarum paranjittilla. Sir sherikkum nokkiyo?
(Never sir. Sometimes, there were complaints about missing CDs and USBs, but we never had any complaints like this before. Did you double check?)

That 'Engine missing' was the first case reported in that service centre. Surprising. Or the lady could be new.
That was hilarious. Was laughing all the way back home.Hope she did not ask the service guys to look for an engine lying somewhere in the shopfloor
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>All of my friends(Techies) were under the impression that all the cars were driven by the rear wheels(800,i10...)!!!
> they prefer to use the rear brake in bikes more as the front DISC is too dangerous.
>they hate bikes with only self start(pulser220,fazer..) as it tends to damage the engine more.
>they refuse to adjust the rear suspension of their bikes saying we should not tamper with OE settings and yet complain about how rough the rear suspension is!!
>None knew exactly what 4*4 did..except that u can climb hills with it!!!
>one of my colleagues is going for a Ikon saying that both ikon and fiesta have the same diesel engine, so why pay more!!(i'm also confused here..are both Engines EXACTLY the same?)
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>All of my friends(Techies) were under the impression that all the cars were driven by the rear wheels(800,i10...)!!!
> they prefer to use the rear brake in bikes more as the front DISC is too dangerous.
>they hate bikes with only self start(pulser220,fazer..) as it tends to damage the engine more.
>they refuse to adjust the rear suspension of their bikes saying we should not tamper with OE settings and yet complain about how rough the rear suspension is!!
>None knew exactly what 4*4 did..except that u can climb hills with it!!!
>one of my colleagues is going for a Ikon saying that both ikon and fiesta have the same diesel engine, so why pay more!!(i'm also confused here..are both Engines EXACTLY the same?)
yes dude both fiesta and ikon shares same engine (read 1.4 duratourq unit)
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Old 24th July 2010, 13:01   #239
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Ironically one of the most idiotic comments I have heard was from meself. This was way back in the mid eighties when i was a 5 yr old kid. My neighbour had bought a FIAT and I had recently bought a BSA SLR cycle. I challenged my neighbour to a kind of 50 feet drag race. a cycle versus a Fiat(it was a 137D or something) as I was sure that my cycle was faster than any other vehicles. He tried explaining me that it was a fuel based car and I would have to pedal. I told him since I can pedal I ll be faster. Weird logic I must say.that day I learnt what it feels and means to be smoked. I didnt give up next day I challenged him again with his enfield and that was worse
I dont think this was idiotic. As somebody else mentioned it was cute. And yes the last line was really funny.

Well I myself as a kid believed that I could run faster than the cycle and I challenged one of my elder cousins for a race with me running and he on cycle. I was shocked when I lost

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This happened in Bangalore in early 90s.
Gentleman 1, while walking down Brigade road, spotting a car with blue stickers behind that read Blaupunkt: That guy has cranked his car stereo to the max. We need to ban such guys.
Gentleman 2: That's the way these guys show off on weekends in Brigade road and MG road. Just ignore them.
After a while, Gentleman 1 spots the "Same" car with "same sticker": guy looks lost. He keeps going round and round. And his system is blaring.
Gentleman 2: How do you know it's the same car?
Gentleman 1: Look at the Blaupunkt sticker on the back. What ever that means.
Gentleman 2, laughs out loud and explains: Blaupunkt is a brand. Many cars in bangalore proudly sport that sticker.
Gentleman 1: highly embarrased as he thought every maruti esteem that sported the blaupunkt was the same car and he didn't know what Blaupunkt was. This happened over 18 years back.

It's true. Gentleman 1 is known in T-BHP by the handle MX6.
One of the best I have read here. I should appreciate the way you described it here and also the way you revealed the suspense in the end.

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well this one is from my wife, (hope she doesn't read this, will have to spend the rest of my life with casper and angel, my two dogs)

I drive a lancer, and at my age i have to get every mod on my car approved from her. So i had basic 13" wheels and was due for a tyre change, so i brought 15" alloys and 205 50 R 15 Tyres. I had the biggest grin on my face and decided to pic wife from office. she got into the car

She: you did the same thing you did to the esteem.
Me: grinning yes
She: the wheel well looks weird now
Me: weird
She: there is a lot of gap in the wheel well.
Me: Ya that's how its supposed to be, its a set of lo pro tyres
She: whatever its is go back and get the old rims
Me: (Please dont ask how much i paid)
She: How much
Me: The shop guy was generous he paid me 1000 Bucks along with the exchange(of course it was the most stupid lie)
She: see you got some cheap stuff
Me: forget it, how was work .

One week later my sister comes to hom
My Sis: yuck, where the hell are your rims
Me: this is my rim
Wife: he exchanged them for cheap stuff.

So guys here is what i got.(Silver ones mine)

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To answer you question, Yes, he was serious. This guy doesn't own a car or know anything about them.
He's one of those guys from some village, who study really really hard and thus do end up getting into IIT. You find a lot of these types in the IIT's and various engineering colleges, who mug up the text books, but don't have a lot of real life knowledge beyond that, yet they are able to score very high on the entrance exams and tests by sheer hard work and effort.
Well, mugging up won't help one get selected in IIT-JEE, but yes it might help one get selected in other entrance examinations.

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I don't see the relation between engineering and general knowledge.

One gets selected in engineering based on his knowledge of P C M, and after selection, he/she studies a specialised field of engineering.

General knowledge is nowhere required or acquired during engineering.

Also, there are several branches of engineering. One may be an expert in one branch, but still not have even basic knowledge of the other branch.

For eg, I am an electronics engineer and I don't know a thing about mechanical engineering. Of course, I know the difference between a petrol and diesel engine. But my knowledge of engines is limited to what I studied back in school.

You are right, these things are taught at school level. He should have known the difference between a petrol and diesel engine. One doesn't even need to be an engineering student to know this.

Rohan
I agree with Rohan, GK is not tested at all for engineering exams.
He was in first year and even if he was a Mechanical engineer he would not be exposed to courses on engines in first year.

Yes, I would agree he should have know this. But I would rather consider him ignorant one coming from village with no exposure to these. Also our primary and secondary education system and to some extent even higher education (baring few institutions) are so theory oriented that we hardly get practical exposure.
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I don't know if I'm posting it in the right thread since this is more of a dealership experience than a non petrohead one, the common factor being sheer ignorance

Recently my parents and I had visited a Hyundai dealership for a test drive of the i20 CRDi. While scanning the cars in the showroom, the sales manager came towards us to take care of our inquiries.

My father (being a typical Indian customer) --> What is the city mileage of the diesel version?
Sales Manager --> *Looking really confident* 27
Me -->
Me recovering slowly --> Err, but even ARAI readings are far below 27, right?
SM --> Yes, but we get more than ARAI figures
Me --> Really?
SM --> *Again looking confident* OK, let alone 27, you will get at least 20 right? (in a tone suggesting that since he quoted a large unrealistic number initially, 20 HAS TO BE true)
Me --> *Fake nod* as if I agreed to his finding, didn't say a word
Father is genuinely impressed by the fuel economy figures *Genuine nod*

Finally we go on a test drive and in the heat of the day found the AC to be a bit on the weaker side. The SM approaches us again with a smile and asks about our TD experience

Me --> Powerful car but is there any issue with the AC?
SM --> No, Hyundai cars have one of the best ACs around
Me --> I thought so too, but the test car was not cooling the cabin enough
SM --> The AC needs a servicing which has been long pending

It would have ended fairly OK then, before he added a last line

SM --> "Anyways don't worry about the AC of i20, it's one of the best and the car is called "Uber Cool", which means "Super Cool", they named it based on the cooling inside the cabin"

Me --> thinking all these came from a sales manager

But apart from these gibberish, he was polite, courteous, and really willing to help. That covered up the wrong infos (which we as car lovers tend to know).

Mods: No idea if this post needs to be in a different thread, kindly do the needful
This one should be under "Dealership Experience". He was over enthusiastic & sort of dishonest to sell the car. Wonder why do the SPs/SMs treat us as fools & end up loosing their incentive.
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