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Old 4th January 2009, 15:25   #196
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Wow! That's crazy! I mean obviously you're busy, so time is precious, but still...I don't think I could ever buy a car just on word of mouth.
Absolutely no offense to anyone but KBK ji, I'm sure you'd agree that the value of money and the importance of what it can buy is relative. You bought an M3, not many people would buy it over a Porche. Someone else may decide to buy 2 cars with the same money - perhaps an Accord and an Audi TT.

Many people cannot imagine buying a Laptop or Mobile by word of mouth, others on the other hand, can buy such items. For e.g. the first time I drove my Getz was after I bought it. Didn't even bother about a Test Drive, because I knew what I wanted. Right now I am dead sure I want a TPi, but I haven't driven one as yet :P

Same with Ecks, he probably decided that he wanted a LP and got one because he related it with himself and the way it made him feel. In India at least, the car is never going to be bought based on the fact how it handles/drives vs. a Ferrari.

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You mean .. your dad is driving in the 2nd pic. But it looks like Abhishek to me.

(My apologies if I am wrong )
Fountainheader V10 is talking about the pics posted of Merc Sl 500 not of the Bentley
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Fountainheader V10 is talking about the pics posted of Merc Sl 500 not of the Bentley
Mea culpa!

Should have noticed the bold part.
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87 lakh repair bill for a 1 crore car. No comment.
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Awesome car collection and some very good snaps of them.Wonder what Big B and Junior B has planned for 2009?

Btw,is that list of cars includes Jaya Bhaduri and Ash's ride as well,or they have separate rides of their own?
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Absolutely no offense to anyone but KBK ji, I'm sure you'd agree that the value of money and the importance of what it can buy is relative. You bought an M3, not many people would buy it over a Porche. Someone else may decide to buy 2 cars with the same money - perhaps an Accord and an Audi TT.

Many people cannot imagine buying a Laptop or Mobile by word of mouth, others on the other hand, can buy such items. For e.g. the first time I drove my Getz was after I bought it. Didn't even bother about a Test Drive, because I knew what I wanted. Right now I am dead sure I want a TPi, but I haven't driven one as yet :P

Same with Ecks, he probably decided that he wanted a LP and got one because he related it with himself and the way it made him feel. In India at least, the car is never going to be bought based on the fact how it handles/drives vs. a Ferrari.
Oh absolutely, I agree with you 100%. It's just that the way I am, I couldn't even buy my Getz without test-driving it first. It's such a personal thing, the way a car feels, that I have to trust my own judgement before I spend money on a car. Each to their own, there's no right or wrong in it.

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Oh absolutely, I agree with you 100%. It's just that the way I am, I couldn't even buy my Getz without test-driving it first. It's such a personal thing, the way a car feels, that I have to trust my own judgement before I spend money on a car. Each to their own, there's no right or wrong in it.
Still need to know how to upgrade from a Getz to an E92 M3 in a few easy steps please.
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Just for the info, AB owns a white W221 S600 apart from 3 other S Classes. He has a total of 4 W221s in his garage.
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Still need to know how to upgrade from a Getz to an E92 M3 in a few easy steps please.
That was an upgrade from Mondeo to M3. He still has the Getz
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That was an upgrade from Mondeo to M3. He still has the Getz
yes, getz for the grocery shopping and the M3 for his gaming needs.
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Just for the info, AB owns a white W221 S600 apart from 3 other S Classes. He has a total of 4 W221s in his garage.
4 S-classes? I've seen the andronite grey from Taj Mahal Hotel - Abhishek was driving it, Arjun Sing on front passenger seat & Aiswarya in the rear. It was S350. Is all the S other than S600 is S350? or is there any S500? What are the colours?
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4 S-classes? I've seen the andronite grey from Taj Mahal Hotel - Abhishek was driving it, Arjun Sing on front passenger seat & Aiswarya in the rear. It was S350. Is all the S other than S600 is S350? or is there any S500? What are the colours?
The grey one is a CBU and is used by Aishwarya most of the time. The S600 is white. Will get some more info.
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The grey one is a CBU and is used by Aishwarya most of the time. The S600 is white. Will get some more info.
Thank you buddy, I guess that the grey one is gifted by AB to Aiswarya?
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Still need to know how to upgrade from a Getz to an E92 M3 in a few easy steps please.
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That was an upgrade from Mondeo to M3. He still has the Getz
Still have both the Mondy and the Getz. Mondy came before the Getz. To upgrade from Getz to M3, simple way is to completely ignore all rationale and common sense and go with what your guts (and other body parts) tell you!
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Still have both the Mondy and the Getz. Mondy came before the Getz. To upgrade from Getz to M3, simple way is to completely ignore all rationale and common sense and go with what your guts (and other body parts) tell you!
*clears bank account, heads to Pagani showroom*
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