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Old 9th September 2016, 15:19   #91
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A interesting addition to this thread. Not conclusive in any way, but a great read nevertheless.

http://overdrive.in/features/the-stress-test/?all=1

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Old 12th September 2017, 15:44   #92
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Smile Best Car for Traffic Jams!

I know the thread topic is a negative case itself. But with the ever increasing traffic in Indian Metros and no other alternate modes of transport available this is becoming the reality. Our cars spend more time in dense traffic than open roads. As a fellow user who is spending almost 4 hours daily on road i am seeking your experiences with cars that you own and the ease/non ease of using it in traffic jams. There are several blogs suggesting cars for busy city traffic available online but none of them have any personal experiences.

I know, and i agree people suggesting alternates like using metros or shuttles etc but i am looking for answers for those who really do not have any other options other than using a personal car on a particular day.

Probably a few factors to include that come to my mind are as below
-Seat Comfort-Backaches/Neck Pains
-In Car Entertainment
-Automatic Gear Shifts
-Fuel Efficiency
-Ease of Manoeuvring
-Ease of Maintenance

Can i suggest to include measures you take to reduce the jam frustration when you are in the car.

Like Playing Choice of Music
Reading a Book (may be)


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Though not the same topic, but here is a related thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ece-peace.html (Traffic Phobia: How to return home in one piece...with peace?)

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The DC Lounge Innova with a driver is undoubtedly the best choice

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From my experience, having an automatic car will only reduce your car fatigue and driving stress, but not eliminate it.

The reason is that 80% of the stress of driving comes from the mad traffic. Only 20% is controlled by ease of driving (like an automatic) or listening to good music and so on.

With an automatic, you can control that 20% part - but you cannot control the 80% stress coming from the navigation and maneuvering the car through mad traffic.

My suggestion is to be driven rather than to drive - if you want to substantially cut off the stress. Hire a chauffeur, or use Ola/Uber.
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The best way to beat traffic stress is to get a car with top notch rear seats and A+ NVH, and invest in a chauffeur. Not only will you beat the madness entirely, you will also be able to use that time constructively. Or ever better, to sleep. The Camry fits the bill perfectly.

If chauffeur is not an option, I'd want an automatic SUV with excellent ergonomics, top quality seats, a kick-ass ICE system and again, good NVH. I won't bother with maneuverability too much as the constant cutting across lanes is the biggest pain. It's best to pick a lane, stick to it, and enjoy the music.
Cue: Hexa or Tucson or Tiguan.
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Default Traffic Phobia: How to return home in one piece...with peace?

Any car that suits you is fine. My suggestion is to get yourself a driver.

I have had a driver for 8 years now, efficiency has doubled. I take and make all my calls, emails are done by time I reach office, this actually frees up time in the office for meetings and other stuff.

On my way back, I catch-up on Team Bhp or just play candy crush.

I normally catch up with my brother maybe twice a week, he stays 6 kms away and takes the same route to office. I just get into his car and chat up with my car following. We stop have a coffee and go our ways.

Not to forget that the parking hassles done with.

Most importantly you have just created another job.

I love to drive, and I make sure that I am behind the wheel on the highways and also that early morning or late night spin on weekends.

Edit: mods pls delete one post. I got some error and thought it wasn't posted. So re typed the entire message. Keep the good one and discard the other. Thanks. 😂

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Although the pangs of driving through heavy traffic can be mitigated to some extent but cannot be done away with in totality. With the roads in big cities being swarmed by more and more new vehicles with each passing day the situation is bound to get more chaotic in near future unless drastic measures are taken by the authorities in conjunction with the a zealous public participation. The suggestions regarding taking the services of a chauffeur is definitely the best option but nonetheless it will also increase one's commuting budget substantially. In such a scenario the most viable option is to invest in an automatic hatchback. The absence of clutch will go a long way in relieving the physical stress which one experiences during drives in bumper to bumper traffic. Then listening to soft music is another way to sooth the frayed nerves. Taking the driving experience as a joyful activity rather than a daily compulsion also works wonders. After all we are the petrol heads who LIVE TO DRIVE.
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