Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd September 2011, 13:09   #166
Senior - BHPian
 
undead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bhavani - Komarapalayam
Posts: 1,187
Thanked: 164 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

Erode to Chennai and Back to Erode - Almost 900kms in a day in my Elantra.
undead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2011, 13:12   #167
BHPian
 
P.S.Grewal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ludhiana
Posts: 35
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

My longest drive was 1250 km from Mandla (MP) to Ludhiana (Punjab) in roughly 18hrs and that also in a 5 yrs old Boler Camper ( Double cabin). Since allotted tender work had finished and so we had to bring back the camper . We even had a stint at Kanha National Park before we started our journey . With a halt at Gwalior Fort. But the journey in the month of June with no AC and leaf spring suspension of Camper was really really tiring .
P.S.Grewal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2011, 13:28   #168
Senior - BHPian
 
madan80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 1,356
Thanked: 73 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

My longest drive was for a 3 hour business meeting and site visit- Done last year around feb 2010. Chennai to Tanjavur and back, Total odo distance done 1120 Kms. Left home at 530am, reached back at 9pm. Drive included chn to tnjvr to customer site back to tanjavur back to chennai.

Car was a swift Vxi.

It was the time when the realization of "being in shape" came to me- that after 12 hrs of driving, fatigue did not hit me much.

Other than that the usual Ooty to Chennai drives happen now and then.
madan80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2011, 18:32   #169
BHPian
 
JEHU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chennai/Madurai
Posts: 100
Thanked: 53 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

My longest drive till date is the one that I undertook last night from Tambaram to Madurai-sheepishly admitting that I had covered 436 Kms in 9Hrs 35 minutes. I was dead tired and had 6 stops till Ulundurpet which is about 186 Kms. Though there are umpteen SLEEPY bike rides of 300+KMs that I've done, I've never once driven my cars when I was sleepy. The eyes were red enough to halt the oncoming traffic as they gave the traffic signals a good run for their money
JEHU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2011, 21:00   #170
BHPian
 
swiftdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: EDI/LHR/CDG/SIN
Posts: 847
Thanked: 975 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

My Swift VDi has been my trusted car for all of my trips.

Longest Distance: Chennai to Nagercoil in 10 hours ~ 720 kms

My other frequent trips include:

Chennai - Madurai (Very frequent) ~450 kms

Chennai - Munnar ~550 kms

Chennai - Theni ~ 470 kms

Chennai - Kodaikanal ~560 kms

Chennai - Rajakkad (Kerala) ~ 650 kms

Chennai - Rameswaram (frequent) ~ 600 kms

Chennai - Karaikkudi ~ 430 kms

Chennai - Karaikkudi - Pattukottai (round trip) ~ 700 kms

Chennai - Tanjore ~ 370 kms

Chennai - Cuddalore ~ 200 kms

Chennai - Yercaud ~ 350 kms
Chennai - Coimbatore (frequent) ~ 520 kms

Chennai - Trichy (frequent) ~ 320 kms

Chennai - Ooty ~ 550 kms

Chennai - Pondicherry (frequent) ~ 120 kms

Chennai - Bangalore ~ 350 kms

In all these trips I've put my Swift through the toughest obstacles. Torrential downpours, non-existent roads, extreme hot and cold weather conditions. 1 puncture of all these trips on my way too Ooty. No breakdowns of any sort whatsoever.

Once on a holiday with my friend at Pondicherry we were spending a weekend there. He drives a Beemer 530d and me on my trusted Swift. We had our cars parked in the rain for 2 days without using either cars. Third day, when we decided to leave, my Swift comes to life in the first crank. My friend's Beemer doesn't even crank. After pouring over the BMW manual for hours on end and with no possible clue as to what happened to the vehicle we were at the mercy of a local Hyundai dealer (since we were in the outskirts). He took an hour to analyse the problem and finally found out that water has crept into the battery. Spent the next hour cleaning it and getting a 407's battery to jump start the Beemer. That was the I wanted to kiss my Swift for the pleasure it gave me! 70 lacs and tears whereas 5 lacs and joy with reliability!
swiftdiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2011, 21:20   #171
BHPian
 
BuRnT RuBbEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: DL 1
Posts: 367
Thanked: 11 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

970KM, ahd>del non stop 11 hours..
BuRnT RuBbEr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2011, 21:41   #172
BHPian
 
shekhar_gogoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 76
Thanked: 11 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

Did 4 trips Mumbai to Bangalore and back. Approx. 1000 Km one way.
First was in my Palio 1.2 Sport. Took me 12 Hrs with just 1 short stop. Needed around 15 hrs on the journey back a few of days later (too many stops!!).
Second was on my lancer. Went at night so took almost 15-16 hrs with the regular stops. 14 hrs on the way back a few weeks later.
The 3rd and 4th trip was in my Octavia. Don't remember taking it over 120 Km/h and it was with all the usual stop every couple of hours but it never took me more than 12-13 hrs!! Also never felt like I've driven almost 1000Km and not tiring at all... Seemed like the journey ended early!
shekhar_gogoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2011, 22:07   #173
BHPian
 
Vasuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Venice of East
Posts: 322
Thanked: 197 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

Jaipur to Outskirts of Mumbai(Nearing Virar) Almost 1062 KMS in 15hrs.
Vasuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2011, 22:33   #174
BHPian
 
gomzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 784
Thanked: 125 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

Bangalore to Mumbai - ~1000 kms
Mumbai to Malvan - ~550kms

Connecticut to Niagara Falls - ~450 miles
Connecticut to Washington D.C - ~350 miles
Connecticut to NYC/NJ numerous times - ~150 miles each

more long drives to come with the Fall season starting in New England
gomzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2011, 22:44   #175
BHPian
 
Kimified's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 243
Thanked: 80 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

Bangalore Goa. 650 odd kilometers. 12 hours with lunch and tea stops in between The most involving drive.

Have done a Bangalore - Shimoga - Bangalore and Bangalore - Davangere - Bangalore in a single day many times. Both would be around 600 kilometers (Round trip). Good, but no where close to Bangalore - Goa.

Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore in a single day. Around 700 kilometers. Had to goto Chennai for a Visa Interview. A total of 9 hours (4.5 each). Few tea stops in between. The most boring of all
Kimified is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2011, 23:17   #176
A M
BHPian
 
A M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chd
Posts: 270
Thanked: 144 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

Leh - Pangong Tso - Leh - Srinagar - Chandigarh

Don't remember the exact distance but googled it and comes out to be approx 1467km.
Time --- 52.5 hours approx.
When --- July 2010

Didn't sleep at all but drivers were shuffled every 1.5hr.
We were four guys. Got caught amidst the stone-pelting in the valley and being outsiders, our vehicle was also attacked. Escaped unhurt, luckily. But the car got a few dents and a broken window. So, quashed all the plans of staying in a houseboat overnight and headed home.
A M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2011, 21:08   #177
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 237
Thanked: 28 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

My longest drive was from Alleppy to Bangalore ~ 620 kms done last Saturday.
Indian Ranger is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2011, 22:30   #178
Senior - BHPian
 
sachinj12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: B'lore/Chicago
Posts: 1,183
Thanked: 160 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

My longest till date has been Gokarna-Bangalore in a single stretch. A single pee break and a snack break in Chitradurga.

Hope to break it soon.

A bit OT : Managed to extract 18.6kmpl doing excess of 100.
sachinj12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2011, 11:26   #179
Senior - BHPian
 
Hatari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 1,568
Thanked: 364 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

Just completed Vizag-Kolkata.

Distance - 890 kms

Driving time - 11 hours 15 mins
Pit stops & lunch - 1 hour
Total trip time - 12 hours and 15 mins
Hatari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2011, 17:09   #180
BHPian
 
venkateshkm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 49
Thanked: 4 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

My longest drive was Bangalore - Hubli last month in my Polo 1.2 TDI Highline. 400kms, 4 hours 45 mins drive time, 21.4 kmpl mileage, two stops totalling to 45 mins. 4 people in the car. 7 am dept from Yeshwantpur, Bangalore.
venkateshkm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Longest online session on TBhp theMAG Shifting gears 26 9th July 2012 16:15
How do front wheel drives and Rear wheel drives behave in a skid adrian Technical Stuff 10 29th June 2011 17:51
My Longest Drive: Blr - Kolkata - Blr akroy Travelogues 7 17th October 2006 18:25
Longest running model names Aditya The International Automotive Scene 16 29th May 2004 04:25


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:36.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks