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Old 16th August 2012, 00:11   #5206
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Honda did sell the Civic Hybrid here in India but that should be RHD.
Yes that rite.

Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) sold it here in India during 2008 for around 21 lakhs. They managed to sell only about 60 cars as per a press release and hence they offered a discount of 8 lakhs. Not sure how much effect that had on the sales.
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Spotted a Fiat 500 on Nelson Manickam road, right now!

It was right in front of me, the traffic was heavy so, could manage only to picture the rear!
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The BMW M5 is still around at the showroom. And the B-Class is on display at the Mercedes dealership.

Hope somone in Chennai buys an M5.

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Spotted a Fiat 500 on Nelson Manickam road, right now!

It was right in front of me, the traffic was heavy so, could manage only to picture the rear!
That car has been here for quite some time.

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Old 16th August 2012, 21:21   #5209
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The BMW M5 is still around at the showroom. And the B-Class is on display at the Mercedes dealership.

Hope somone in Chennai buys an M5.



That car has been here for quite some time.
An M5 (F10) has already been sold in Chennai.

Another one will hit the streets in 8 to 10 weeks ( it has just been ordered )
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Old 16th August 2012, 22:21   #5210
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An M5 (F10) has already been sold in Chennai.

Another one will hit the streets in 8 to 10 weeks ( it has just been ordered )
Is it the Monte Carlo Blue M5 ? I saw it on Sunday on TTK Road . Couldn't take any photos as I was driving . It looks beautiful , driven quite sedately too !
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Spotted a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid(American version i believe) near Gill nagar, Nelson manickam road.
This is the second time i'm spotting this car in my area. It was coming in the opposite direction so, couldn't take the pictures. So, here are the two pictures of the car that i took from the internet to give you guys a clear idea of what i spotted!

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PS: It had a sticker on the boot saying "LEFT HAND DRIVE"
Grey colour right?Yes it is parked in my office complex in numgambakkam for last few months ,it is a left hand drive

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Old 17th August 2012, 14:30   #5212
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Grey colour right?Yes it is parked in my office complex in numgambakkam for last few months ,it is a left hand drive
No, This one had a Right Hand drive.
It isn't a grey one, it's white.
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Old 17th August 2012, 15:06   #5213
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No, This one had a Right Hand drive.
It isn't a grey one, it's white.
I've seen a couple of Civic Hybrids ( Grey and White ) . If the one you saw was a RHD its no big deal . It was available from the showroom for a short while . Exorbitantly priced though .
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I've seen a couple of Civic Hybrids ( Grey and White ) . If the one you saw was a RHD its no big deal . It was available from the showroom for a short while . Exorbitantly priced though .

Nope, this one wasn't a RHD.
It had a sticker saying "LEFT HAND DRIVE".
It was much shorter than the regular civic and the ground clearance too wasn't that much.
More over , the Civic Hybrid that was in sale here was just like the regular Civic in India. This one was different, it had sleeker headlamps and sharper tail lights.

This is the Indian Civic Hybrid
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The Indian Civic hybrid would have passed along like just another Civic until you notice the wheels. But, this one caught my attention.
It must have been imported by some returning NRI.
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I'm sorry I thought you mentioned it was a RHD in post no : 5212 , that's why I commented . My bad .
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The BMW M5 is still around at the showroom. And the B-Class is on display at the Mercedes dealership.

Hope somone in Chennai buys an M5.



That car has been here for quite some time.
Spotted a blue M5 couple of weeks back on the thoraipakkam - pallikaranai highway. Was looking absolutely fantastic. Was driving along with him till the entire stretch. Gives some space in the front for the cars to clear and floors the pedal and whoosh he is gone and slows down after some time. Was doing this repeatedly.The car had a private TN registration. Couldnt click the pics as i was driving and my mobile was inside the glove box.

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Hello everyone. A bit new to team bhp, live in Chennai. I was in the BMW showroom the other day for the launch party for the new 3 series and the monte carlo M5 in question with HR plates was in fact there. I was able to get in and rev the engine, its a complete beast. Heres a photo of it. Supercars & Imports : Chennai-img_0181.jpgII will put up a review of my new 3 in a couple days, when I get it!
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Spotted a blue M5 couple of weeks back on the thoraipakkam - pallikaranai highway. Was looking absolutely fantastic. Was driving along with him till the entire stretch. Gives some space in the front for the cars to clear and floors the pedal and whoosh he is gone and slows down after some time. Was doing this repeatedly.The car had a private TN registration. Couldnt click the pics as i was driving and my mobile was inside the glove box.
I spotted one near Adyar as well! Was looking majestic in that blue.

M5 does not have angel eyes? I didn't notice the famous BMW angel eyes in the headlamp.
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The M5 does have the angel eyes. However my Iphone 4S lens with the bright xenon lights seem to interfere so it just looks like a white out area, but its definitely there. I honestly think the grey m5 looks even better. There are already two in the city.
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Hey guys!! I saw a blue KA registered 911 near Adyar Yamaha showroom this evening. It had the crazy aero kit spoilers and a "911" badge on it. Anyone got pics of it?? It looked killer...

Well, here you go! Snapped near Raj Bhavan.
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