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Old 10th January 2010, 20:48   #1516
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Wow, ecks I have to give it to you. You dont just have a garage with supercars (there are a lot of ppl in the world who have that), you have a garage with the choicest of cars. I love the way you dont just blow up money on random cars, each of your cars seems to have a lot of thought and research invested into it as well. I dont think I have posted too many times in your thread, but believe you me I am a big fan of your collection.
Have fun and drive safe.
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Old 10th January 2010, 21:07   #1517
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Bro , I have no idea where you come up with such conundrums. I have the M3 lowered with lowering springs and use 20" rims and never once have I even remotely touched or scraped any speed breaker in Chandigarh or delhi. You must be riding around the bad parts of Bombay to experience such stuff.
You must not have driven around much in Mumbai to make such a statement, its worlds apart my friend. I've gotten horrid bubbles in tires so many times because of the infinite crevices and sudden blocky elevations in the lovely roads of Mumbai. Chandigarh and Delhi roads are heaven for us folk trust me.


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Suhaas, my father loves the california , so its more for his sake than mine. As such I do not like the looks of the 458 at all. The Cali is a great GT car that is pretty fast , exactly what I look for ,in India.
He is a man of great taste, nice to see the prancing horse is finally making a entry into the fabulous family garage. I suggest you start thinking about a parking structure/ garage to store the exotics. Random question, are you running out of place to park cars in your main house yet?
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Old 10th January 2010, 21:20   #1518
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Wow, ecks I have to give it to you. You dont just have a garage with supercars (there are a lot of ppl in the world who have that), you have a garage with the choicest of cars. I love the way you dont just blow up money on random cars, each of your cars seems to have a lot of thought and research invested into it as well. I dont think I have posted too many times in your thread, but believe you me I am a big fan of your collection.
Have fun and drive safe.

Thanks for your kind words my friend !

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You must not have driven around much in Mumbai to make such a statement, its worlds apart my friend. I've gotten horrid bubbles in tires so many times because of the infinite crevices and sudden blocky elevations in the lovely roads of Mumbai. Chandigarh and Delhi roads are heaven for us folk trust me.




He is a man of great taste, nice to see the prancing horse is finally making a entry into the fabulous family garage. I suggest you start thinking about a parking structure/ garage to store the exotics. Random question, are you running out of place to park cars in your main house yet?
Didn't mean to offend any one from Bombay. I have not driven on those roads at all , so I would not know. What I did see in Bombay were wide and spacious roads(atleast where I was) and lots of traffic.
And yes, were are kind of running out of space. That isn't of great concern because by the time the california arrives , we would have moved base to Delhi. And yeah , dad isn't much into cars at all, but he loves hard-top convertibles and he really liked the california.
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You must not have driven around much in Mumbai to make such a statement, its worlds apart my friend. I've gotten horrid bubbles in tires so many times because of the infinite crevices and sudden blocky elevations in the lovely roads of Mumbai. Chandigarh and Delhi roads are heaven for us folk trust me.
Thank you for backing me there buddy. Haha I thought I sounded like an idiot, when Ecks said that he never faced such problems even after lowering the GC of his M3. To clarify my question earlier, the reason being that the first day I bought the beemer, I was driving around and when a speed-break came I went on it straight and then scraped the under-belly of the car. Since then I'm very cautious everytime I go over a speed-breaker or anything highly elevated for that fact.

P.S. - You ought to do a photo sesh of all your rides when your AM arrives and then set one of the pics as your profile pic. Would be beasty!
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Thank you for backing me there buddy. Haha I thought I sounded like an idiot, when Ecks said that he never faced such problems even after lowering the GC of his M3. To clarify my question earlier, the reason being that the first day I bought the beemer, I was driving around and when a speed-break came I went on it straight and then scraped the under-belly of the car. Since then I'm very cautious everytime I go over a speed-breaker or anything highly elevated for that fact.

P.S. - You ought to do a photo sesh of all your rides when your AM arrives and then set one of the pics as your profile pic. Would be beasty!
Like I said , no offense to any one from Bombay if I commented on the road conditions. I have personally never scraped the lip of the car. The under-carriage is a different thing. I may have felt it scrap but don't recall now.

And yes, I will be doing a full photo shoot when the DBS arrives.
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Hi ecks,
Congrats on your purchase of the DBS and the California !

I haven't commented on your thread much but have been following it very closely.

Slightly OT -
Do you use your horn much in traffic or is the sound of the engine/exhaust on your cars is enough to scare the traffic away?
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Old 11th January 2010, 00:02   #1522
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Man! your dad isn't into cars and he buys these for you and your brother! That sounds so cool!

Awaiting pics of the DBS.
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Old 11th January 2010, 02:40   #1523
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Congrats once again Ecks for an amazing pick. What's the interior color. Also I'm assuming it comes with the Bang and Olufsen sound system; I know you like the sound of exhaust rather than the sound system.
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Old 11th January 2010, 03:10   #1524
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Didn't mean to offend any one from Bombay. I have not driven on those roads at all , so I would not know. What I did see in Bombay were wide and spacious roads(atleast where I was) and lots of traffic.
And yes, were are kind of running out of space. That isn't of great concern because by the time the california arrives , we would have moved base to Delhi. And yeah , dad isn't much into cars at all, but he loves hard-top convertibles and he really liked the california.
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Thank you for backing me there buddy. Haha I thought I sounded like an idiot, when Ecks said that he never faced such problems even after lowering the GC of his M3. To clarify my question earlier, the reason being that the first day I bought the beemer, I was driving around and when a speed-break came I went on it straight and then scraped the under-belly of the car. Since then I'm very cautious everytime I go over a speed-breaker or anything highly elevated for that fact.
Firstly, why would we get offended if you mention anything about the roads. We live here and we deal with these things every single day. Its our curse my friend. The only wide open road in Mumbai that I managed to find is the western expressway and marine drive and even on those roads there isn't a inch to move about during peak hour traffic! Interesting to note that you're shifting base to Delhi, so the new place could be retrofitted/preplanned to have a specialist hematically sealed garage to handle such beauties . Interesting, I wonder what would your garage look like if your father was into cars

Yes KarzyKing I was pretty sure our friend hasnt had the chance to travel to andheri w during the evening or had a ride though link road till now. But its all good. Our pot-holes have taken some nicely rugged hummers down. A poor beemer would get dessicated here. Another reason why all the good cars/roads are in South Bombay.
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I realized that I really can't use that much speed and power anywhere around me , yet. So its all about adding class and style to the garage and the Aston Martin DBS is a fantastic GT car with a beauty of an engine.
That, exactly was my point when I entered in this thread, my friend. And I was bombarded with comments by so many T-BHPiens. Anyway, great choice mate. I have always been a sucker for Aston Martin and I hope you will do a detailed photo shoot to quench our thirst. Good luck with your new car and wish you million miles on your new beauty.

n BTW, isn't California LHD?
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If you meant that if its available in 6sp only, then no , it is also available in the 'touchtronic 2' configuration.
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No. What I meant was its the only car in the world to come with a V12 mated to a 6speed Manual. Well, as far as I can remember.
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Hey ecks, congrats! Wonderful choices you made, mate. Looking forward to a video of a duet, sung by the glorious V12s, with the V8s as the chorus .

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No. What I meant was its the only car in the world to come with a V12 mated to a 6speed Manual. Well, as far as I can remember.
No mate, the Murcielago is also offered with a manual, as are the V12 Vantage and the Zonda. I think even the Ferrari V12s are offered with manual trannies. There may be more.

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Wow Karan, you've got the best collection of cars
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Old 11th January 2010, 19:32   #1529
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OT:: the other day was watching quantum of solace where JB trashes an AM (in the beginning of the movie). during the car chase scene, one question was repeatedly pounding in my head. why wouldn't anyone want to have that beauty?!?!?

if I hadn't read the new developments, I would have asked you the question by now.

good choice!!
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great choice Ecks! would have chosen the DBS as a first GT as well. Looking forward to pics of the beauty, as well as thoughts on the car itself once you have driven it a bit...
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