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Old 1st October 2016, 15:14   #46
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Like said by most, a pick-up truck like Tata Xenon or Isuzu with 4 to 6 inch lift kit and balloon tyres will totally eclipse even rupees 3-4 crore super cars , in looks.

Coming to standard production cars, no one looks at German cars in my town any more. They are as common as Skodas and completely lost the exclusivity. Now people in my town are warming up to Jaguar/Range Rovers. And Volvo V40 and Mini Cooper guarantees second third looks.

Other cars I find head-turning are,

Ford Ecosport (best among mini-SUVs in looks, IMO) Chevy Cruze, Honda Civic, customised Lancer, Fiat Linea, New Honda CRV (Volvo-ish) , Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour (new) , two-tone Maruti Brezza, Maruti Baleno (new), Hyundai Santa Fe.
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Military trucks/jeeps are a sure head-turner for me. The trucks simply dwarf all other vehicles nearby!

A well maintained Qualis is another one of my favorites. That's one solid work horse!

The distinctive sound of a Yamaha RX-100 and Yezdis is also a headturner for me!

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The perspective differs from person to person.
For the aam junta, a highly aspirational head turner may be one from the German Trinity.

Me, its different. My head turns whenever I see a well maintained Peugeot 309. The Fiat Uno evokes various emotional memories. And yes, The Dinky 800 is a head turner too.

My list of head turners(All Well maintained)
1) HM Contessa(the original muscle car)
2) Fiat Uno
3) Peugeot 309
4) M800 (Dinky)
5) Thar(with Snorkel et all)
The list may be endless. But capping it at 5.
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The Gypsy. Without a Doubt.

The Yeti, because it is relatively uncommon.
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Here is typically what makes me take a second look at a car in decreasing order of priority:
  • Road presence - Size of the car and way its color dictates its road presence are probably the most important factors for me. There have been days when I craned my neck to look at well modded Palio S10 in yellow or a Black & red wrapped Getz which was extremely well driven. Hence its not just the size of the car but the presence it has on road.
  • Sheen - Nothing can beat a slick layer of beautiful paint with that reflective coat of wet wax topped up with some sealant. Have observed that older cars with a great paint job/protection tend to attract my attention a lot more - like an immaculately maintained red hyundai santro.
  • Sound - All said and done, this is one primary cues that I use to start scanning the mirrors to check out the car
  • Lights - Headlights/DRLs & tail lights today are equivalent to what alloy wheels used to be 10 years ago

    My set of priorities make me want to own these beauties:

  • All black (zero chrome) Toyota Fortuner with a snorkel
  • This red contessa classic
  • Porsche 911 930/964 - Check this

  • This Galag Batmobile


Well the list goes on and on but the one car that I would really really like to own is BMW E28 M5 - Watching it & hearing it gives me goosebumps. Imagine driving it!

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Abarth Punto, but that is if someone sees it at all. A monster of a car but unfortunately simply too few to be spotted.

I drive 50-70 kms everyday and I'm yet to spot an Abarth Punto on NCR roads. Believe me, I haven't seen a single Abarth on Indian roads yet.

On second thoughts, it'd turn heads only of those who know what car it really is. Most would dismiss as a Punto with a poor decal job.

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Some cars that are head turners on Indian roads thanks to awesome looks and very few numbers:
  • Jaguar F type
  • Audi A3 cabriolet
  • BMW 6 series cabriolet
  • Jaguar XF
  • Audi A7 Sportback

The Range Rover Evoque and Mini Cooper are also head turners for me but they've become fairly common on metro roads now. Hummers also turn heads if only because of their sheer excess!

Personally I like my cars understated and elegant rather than flashy and loud, but occasionally one likes a little attention!
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Old 1st October 2016, 21:38   #53
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Bhopal is a hotbed for 4X4 modifications and each unique car is a head-turner. However from among stock cars my Renault fluence (the only black one registered in Bhopal, I'm told by the sole dealer) is surely a head turner. I've had bikes turn around and race after me to know which car is it.
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My list:

Any "proper" classic car
Any 2 door car - from the beetle to the lambo
the 118 NE- my fav
a sporty lancer
Pajero (dual tone)
Thar
Scorpio
Bolero
any loud sounding car
any brightly coloured autorixa
any truck with awesome quotes
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All 15 year old cars may not be a head turner but when the badge says VTEC, the enthusiasts are bound to stop and appreciate. Here's my ride, hope it counts
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I came here to suggest the Thar, my Red Thar actually and the new Endeavour but they are mentioned all over the place. So I wanted to draw your attention to something else, the BMW 3 series GT, now I find the GT to be a very attractive car that somehow looks more special and expensive than it actually is. I even made this comment justifying my guilty pleasure considering how much this car an this segment of car is hated by most car lovers. "I for one love the way the GT looks. Not mainstream like a Sedan, not unwieldy like the X6, not wannabe SUV like the GLA and yet feels like something different while offering more space and better ground clearance which is very important in my part of the world and yet manages to look special like a grand tourer should."
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What turns my head - Fiat Uno 1.7D and Ford Ikon 1.6 (my ex cars). I still like to catch a glimpse of them. I would really turn at the Crio 1.5 as well.

What turns most heads - Range Rover Evoque - This really turned the heads at the last office party.
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I hope there will be a few people who'd be on the same page with me on this.
Well maintained W123/W124's definitely turn my head. And the same goes for E38 BMW's which is pretty rare I guess.
The Thar does have a cult following and turns many heads. Big, brawny SUV's too.
I own a W124, and it turns everyone's heads.
Even the non petrol heads want to have a second glance.
And same goes for the Thar
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The cars that spring to mind,
1. BMW M6 or a 6 series gran coupe for that matter
2. A toffee brown VW Jetta (the ones with the LED DRL's)
3. The new E-Class with those LED headlamps
4. The all New Skoda Superb
5. An F10 BMW M5
..to name a few.
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My two cents on this...the following cars get a lot of attention - a supercar, a A BWM or a MERC especially if you are in Joggers Park area (more so to catch a glimpse of the star driving it)

However what really catches my attention is a well modified Jeep or Toyota or Nissan. Two of my favourite toyotas that catch a lot of attention are the FJ 40 and the LC 80..Name:  toyotalandcruiserfj401zz.jpg
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The LC 80 is mine and the FJ 40, i hope one day will be mine.
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