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Old 3rd August 2010, 08:11   #3841
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@//M - Did you snap the new 5 in Kodaikanal?
Yes indeed it was snapped in Kodaikanal. It had after market rims, probably 18 inchers, as speedy pointed out. But it zoomed past and I couldn't take a proper snap.
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Sorry for the back-to-back posts. A list of the imports follows that I spotted in Madurai in the past 2 years of my stay here.

1. BMW X5.........................................BLACK
2. BMW X6.........................................WHITE
3. BMW 5GT.......................................WHITE
4. Porsche Cayenne.............................BLACK
5. Porsche Cayman S...........................BLACK
6. Audi Q7 4.2 TDi...............................WHITE
7. Toyota LC200.................................SILVER
8. Audi Q7 3.0 TDi...............................WHITE
9. Lexus LS400...................................GOLDEN
10.Lexus LX470...................................WHITE
11.Range Rover Sports.........................SILVER
12.Toyota Prado TZ.............................BLUE

PLUS....
The regular S-class's, 7-er's, A6's, a Q5, LC Prado's and a good number of vintage cars too.
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haha!! i was there too!! the GTO owner is a friend of mine!! was actually on the phone with him when i saw the bentley!!!

The CGT I saw wasn't white though. I guess it was the same one that was spotted at The Park. ( by Nick?)
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@ speedy - I thought the new 5 was a company test car but the talisman it is sporting makes me think otherwise..

The company gives 17" wheels on the 530d and the 535i, so these being bigger cannot be a test car. Like you pointed out an owner would put the talisman (presuming that is what the black thing hanging from the bumper is called) and not the company. They have also started delivery and quite a few cars are on the road already.
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Just saw the White BMW X5 (TN-xx-5) parked inside The Park Hotel. Guess it is actor Simbu's car.
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^^Simbu's car is a X6, not X5.
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Spotted a beautiful gray Carrera S cabriolet on 100 ft road near Koyambedu around 12:30 pm today. This was my first Porsche sighting on Chennai streets and it looked stunning. It had a 07-AK plates as far as I can remember. It slowed down and parked outside one of those godown type tiles shop. Did not get any pics.
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Spotted this SLK a few weeks ago.
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@ //M - All the cars you snapped were in Kodaikanal for a get-together, did you get to see the Cayennes which were part of the group?

@ speedy - The new 5 isn't a company car. The owner went upgraded the tyres and alloys after he took delivery

@ arjunrudra - I'm told the Bangle 5 is actually PY registered
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@ //M - All the cars you snapped were in Kodaikanal for a get-together, did you get to see the Cayennes which were part of the group?

@ speedy - The new 5 isn't a company car. The owner went upgraded the tyres and alloys after he took delivery

@ arjunrudra - I'm told the Bangle 5 is actually PY registered
No I didn't saw any Cayenne's. But yes the Bangle 5 series was PY registered.
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^^Simbu's car is a X6, not X5.
I have seen Simbu's car near my house for days together when he was around for VTV shooting and he has a X5.MAy be he has changed after the film release.

I did see Trisha's BMW 5 Series and Gautam Menon's Q7 too.
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@ speedy - I thought the new 5 was a company test car but the talisman it is sporting makes me think otherwise..
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The company gives 17" wheels on the 530d and the 535i, so these being bigger cannot be a test car.
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@ speedy - The new 5 isn't a company car. The owner went upgraded the tyres and alloys after he took delivery

My previous post was a reply to what you had written Sivasankar. I know it is not a test car and the reason for my believe has been written previously. So it has to be the owner who has gone and upgraded the wheels and tyres to a bigger size.
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Simbu has a BMW X6 for the past 6 months or so. I have not seen the car personally but it was posted in the Chennai thread sometime ago. Also I read about Simbu and his X6 in a regional magazine a couple of months back.
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I have seen Simbu's car near my house for days together when he was around for VTV shooting and he has a X5.MAy be he has changed after the film release.

I did see Trisha's BMW 5 Series and Gautam Menon's Q7 too.
Could it be a loaner from BMW while he had his car serviced or something?
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@gvr: it could be a loaner. But AFAILK he
Does have an X6, it can be seen usually at
The Park in Nunganbakkam.
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