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Old 6th August 2012, 11:34   #991
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Or you are probably pointing to angry reaction of your friend.
Yes, im aware of the fact that not everyone knows the word ICE. I was pointing to the reaction as well as how we tend to converse with our non petrol head friends using these words, not realizing they'd ve no idea !
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Yes, im aware of the fact that not everyone knows the word ICE. I was pointing to the reaction as well as how we tend to converse with our non petrol head friends using these words, not realizing they'd ve no idea !
Better than what my dad said, when I said I will have to upgrade his new dzire's "ICE" if he wants a dash mounted screen for reversing.
Told me, "main koi college ka baccha nahi hoon jo gaadi mein baith ke cold-drink peeyunga."
(I am not a college student who will drink cold-drinks and will need ICE in the car).

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Thread is going in a straight & speedy manner. Peoples are not even saving their father and grandfather.

I have also talked with some professional drivers about turbo chargers & inter coolers and they understood that function of turbo charger is to keep clean engine & inter cooler function is to keep engine cool. What to say?
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I have never been a fan of ICE. All I need is a music system that can play MP3 from USB drive. Only recently I found out what the aux port is for! In my 4 year old car, the aux port has never been used. CD reader was used once or twice.

So when an email came from a friend a couple of years ago, saying one shouldn't switch on ICE immediately after switching on the car, but wait for some 15 minutes (so that one can notice any unusual sounds), I shot back a question to my friend: how can you move the car without switching on Internal Combustion Engine?
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my cousin (from surat): wow you brought a brio.
me: yes
my cousin: arey how much bhp it has
me: 88 bhp
my cousin: arey yaar you should have got the i20 it has 1200 bhp.
me: fainted.
volkswagen did all that for a 1000BHP veyron .... who knew i20 already mastered the art for mass production

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This is the conversation, which i had with my so called petrol head friend few hours back.

He- On seeing a superb on the road, You know superb is an awesome car.

I
- Ya, great car, No doubt. But A.S.S of skoda is not that good.

He
- Stops for a while and again says, You know my elder brother drove his friend's superb and did over 150 kmph in 2nd gear.

I- , Are you crazy or what ? 150 in 2nd gear.

He- You don't know, Cars like superb can easily do speed over 200kmph. These cars have speed limit of 400-450 Kmph.

I- You're dumb, buddy. Even cars like ferrari etc can't do speed in excess of 300kmph easily, and most of the some super cars have limited speed till 290-300kmph from the factory itself.

He- You don't know anything, Superb can easily do 150 in 2nd gear, with top speed of 350-400 kmph.

I-


Not to forget, I didn't started any automotive conversation with him after this.

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One of my very knowledgeable friends once said, "Bigger cars (like Merc, BMW) have better fuel efficiency than Santro, Alto".

His logic: "Obviously, then why are they so expensive".

If at any moment I tell him torque, bhp figures of a car he says " yeh mechanic knowledge mereko nahi chahiye (I dont need any of this mechanic knowledge)" .
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Not to forget, I didn't started any automotive conversation with him after this.
yes yes, very advisable course of action for the sake of your sanity! else, he might even make you sit in that Superb
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yes yes, very advisable course of action for the sake of your sanity! else, he might even make you sit in that Superb
What are you guys talking about?
There's a skoda RIGHT HERE on tbhp that could do those figures.
One marketing head, I think, his pet project.
Search for it.
Worth your while.

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What are you guys talking about?
There's a skoda RIGHT HERE on tbhp that kept could do those figures.
One marketing head, I think, his pet project.
Search for it.
Worth your while.
you're kidding, right?

150kmph in 2nd gear and top speed of 400-450kmph?

edit: found it - looky here (LOL! Mkt Head Ferrari claims Indian Octavia with Quad cam,Turbo,Supercharger,7 Speed)!

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you're kidding, right?

400-450kmph?
Not kidding.
Search for Indian skoda quad Cam.
May be the most amazing 10minutes of your life.
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yes yes, very advisable course of action for the sake of your sanity! else, he might even make you sit in that Superb
How i wish, I could sit in THAT superb *evil grin*

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Not kidding.
Search for Indian skoda quad Cam.
May be the most amazing 10minutes of your life.
Went through the entire and I just can't believe those figures, Unless I sit in that SKODA which can do 150kmph in 2nd gear.

Or I missed the joke here ?

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Here's the another conversation, which i had with SAME so called petrol head friend of mine.

He- We booked a XUV.

I- Great buddy, which one ? W6 or W8 ?

He- W8

I- FWD OR AWD ?

He- AWD

I- Do you really need AWD just for driving that car in City like Delhi ?

He- We wanted to get the top-end version, we don't buy lower models.

I- Do you really know, What AWD is and what are the benefits on AWD over FWD ? Explaining him that features in both of the W8's are same.

He- Ya, I know yaar. Jisme do gear hote hai, Vo AWD hoti hai and Jisme ek gear hota hai vo FWD. ( The car with 2 gear levers is AWD and one with single gear is FWD )

I- Cutting his point in Between, Congratulations for the car

Really, Didn't wanted to hear any more automotive talks from him.

Cheers,
Sameer

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How i wish, I could sit in THAT superb *evil grin*

Went through the entire and I just can't believe those figures, Unless I sit in that SKODA which can do 150kmph in 2nd gear.

Or I missed the joke here ?
sameer,come on man!
that thread is the best pick-me-up ever!

h4wk- how hard did you laugh?

i think that octy has made it out,and its what was driven to 150 in 2nd.
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h4wk- how hard did you laugh?
Thanks to you, half my dinner almost resurfaced! At first I thought you were serious
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you're kidding, right?

150kmph in 2nd gear and top speed of 400-450kmph?

edit: found it - looky here (LOL! Mkt Head Ferrari claims Indian Octavia with Quad cam,Turbo,Supercharger,7 Speed)!


Thanks IronH4WK sir, I am wide awake now.
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