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Old 3rd March 2011, 08:58   #9901
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Couple of old pictures of a Maserati GT.
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Bangalore should have got the THIRD showroom instead of Cochin. I dont why they picked cochin. Very few Cayennes and just two 911's in Kerala.
Can't agree with you more. But I have a feeling they would have got away with it if it was anyone other than Marikar. They did zero PR and cant expect the people to find their way into their sales charts. As a matter of fact, majority of the Porsches in Kerala were brought from other state dealerships and there should be a reason why the brand got rejected when introduced in the state.

Btw, is there just two 911s? What happened to the jeweller's black Carrera Coupe? My brother mentioned about spotting it on his trip to Cochin couple of months ago.
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Old 3rd March 2011, 11:32   #9903
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Bangalore should have got the THIRD showroom instead of Cochin. I dont why they picked cochin. Very few Cayennes and just two 911's in Kerala.
That was the plan until part of the deal is that the dealer must have 4 fully paid up cars in the showroom at any one time. That was too much capital to tie up!
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I got a couple of more pics of it.
I dont think thats the car Avishar is referring to. I have seen a black one with Silver AMG wheels and it definitely looks like a genuine AMG variant. I have never had the chance to get up close. The next time will surely confirm.

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That was the plan until part of the deal is that the dealer must have 4 fully paid up cars in the showroom at any one time. That was too much capital to tie up!
Come on! I have never seen more than 2 cars at any given time at the Cochin dealership. Moreover, I doubt whether (after more than a year of existence) they have managed to sell even 4 cars. From what I have heard, the only Panamera which was brought to the showroom was taken back and sold by some other dealer. Porsche Cochin can clearly be called a tragedy.
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Come on! I have never seen more than 2 cars at any given time at the Cochin dealership. Moreover, I doubt whether (after more than a year of existence) they have managed to sell even 4 cars. From what I have heard, the only Panamera which was brought to the showroom was taken back and sold by some other dealer. Porsche Cochin can clearly be called a tragedy.
This is what I was told. May be after this major group walked away, Porsche changed their terms. Anyway the profitability of running such a dealership was lesser than expanding their mainstream dealership for other brands
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Uninteresting? You call the LX so? Must be a lil' common but never fails to turn my head every time I see it. Its stunning, in fact I would pick this over the newer ones. Proper gangster mobile-you got there. I'm in love. I pray if I'm ever out there in the market to hunt down a LX, I get such an example More pics?
Naa! I figured that someone was sitting in the car, so I decided to amscrate after taking two pictures. We do see plenty of LX/Land Cruisers around in Bangalore. I agree, it's gangster, but I'd still take a Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, thank you!

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B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

Scan the last few dozen pages and you'll find a few pictures of other E34s that I'd taken, including this one!
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Few cars from one house:
Cayman S Porsche Design Edition
Merc GL
BMW X6

Shouldnt be a problem since it is parked ooutside, on the road.
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Rolls Royce Phantom:

Lexus SC430 Soarer parked at Gold's Gym:

Toyota Supra at a friends Party:

Rolls Royce Ghost just Diagonal To My House:

BMW Z3 on Brigade Road, Jaguar XJ and a Bentley in my College!
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Phantom's got the same TR as the Ghost, with the latter sporting cab plates now.

@ ashwin.terminat,

Do you study in VNS or any affiliated college? 'cause Dr. Pai (green Bentley) owns those institutions.

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@ ashwin.terminat,

Do you study in VNS or any affiliated college? 'cause Dr. Pai (green Bentley) owns those institutions.
No that bentley is at BMS college because i study there too and have seen it.Yes that Dr pai's car.

Ashwin nice to meet someone from my college here,did you also see the phantom which had come one day?
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@Ashwin: Thats is a XF not a XJ.

All except Bentley is white

Spotted this almost a month back.
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Spotted these cars over the last couple of weeks
a. 6 Series Beemer. SLN refreshments JP Nagar 2nd Phase
b. Gallardo Spyder - DL registered. KH road to Residency road
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No that bentley is at BMS college because i study there too and have seen it.Yes that Dr pai's car.

Ashwin nice to meet someone from my college here,did you also see the phantom which had come one day?
Nope, unfortunately missed it! And yeah, I'm glad to meet someone too, just not surprised. :P
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Come on! I have never seen more than 2 cars at any given time at the Cochin dealership. Moreover, I doubt whether (after more than a year of existence) they have managed to sell even 4 cars. From what I have heard, the only Panamera which was brought to the showroom was taken back and sold by some other dealer. Porsche Cochin can clearly be called a tragedy.
People still love to believe Porsche as a sports car brand which is useless in Indian roads[To a certain extent they are right.]. As far as Kerala is considered people are ready to shell out a few bucks only if the brand is BMW or a Merc.

I also believe that Porsche should have entered Bangalore instead of Cochin.
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