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Old 20th June 2010, 22:12   #331
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Once again it dawns on me why my cars always look good.
Damn, is he a BHPian? Sam, you gotta give something to Akbar for this. That chap is really passionate about his job.

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You are really lucky to get a driver like Akbar.

Sigh!!! If our people get little bit passionate about their work like Akbar, India would have been much different.
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Old 21st June 2010, 02:04   #332
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OMG! Sam, PLEASE get me a driver like Akbar!!
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Heartening to see someone caring about his job and attention to detail. He's a good man.
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Once again it dawns on me why my cars always look good.
Sam, get this - must for any car. Akbar saves the car on the old streets, but what about other places?

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WOW, I thought my drivers were good and caring about their machines but this guy takes the cake!

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Why? It was never a question of what tyre to buy. I have 4 NCT5s, I was not planning on buying a yokohama for the 5th wheel, lol.
That thread was created because the NCT5's had failed twice ! I had no intension on changing my tyres either.

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Sam,

You are really lucky to get a driver like Akbar.

Sigh!!! If our people get little bit passionate about their work like Akbar, India would have been much different.
Unfortunately, such people have almost ceased to exist today.
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Those who park their cars in old business compounds of South Mumbai know how little space you have. Ours is no different and after he drops me, Akbar has to stick the car to the wall, allowing other cars passage in this busy compound.

Imagine my surprise when I see this on the wall one day:

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Yeh kya hai?
Kya?
Yeh deewar par.
Arrey har bar mere gaadi ka darwaaza deewar ko lagta hai, mujhe nahi pasand. Scratches aate hai.
(Every time I park and get out, the door of my car bangs on this wall. I don't like it, it causes scratches)
Toh yeh? Log kya sochenge? I'm laughing.
Aur kya, sahi to hai. Abhi gaadi safe rahegi. Jisko jo sochna hai, soche.

Once again it dawns on me why my cars always look good.
OMG !!!! thats a neat solution i must say, your driver is a genius
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Old 21st June 2010, 15:19   #338
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WOW.
This is the most thread I have read on T-BHP.
I was reading this in the office today and I could not resist to read it in full. I didnt realise my BOSS was behind while I was looking at the SUPERB pics and he said " are wa kya zakas car hai. kiska hai" I said "Apna Yeti ka" he was confused "Yeti??" I was so involved that I forgot to tell him I was reading T-BHP review and this is SAM's Blog. Then he sat with me and made me goto the first page, he was really impressed and was laughing after reading UMBRELLA page. He said "zakas hai yeah banda".

Hats off to you SAM.
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Looking forward to a deep dive description of the stock audio system like speaker count, type, brand amp/sub? Is it tuned for the rear seat listener?? etc etc.
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Sam bhai,khan se pakad ke le aaye is Akbar ko?

He is a subject matter for your next story, Sam!!

Come on, we are all waiting for some Akbar-Birbal Stories!
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I checked my car a couple days ago. Even I have a kaamchaalu black steel wheel instead of a 5th alloy. Sahil can you please confirm whether you have an alloy or a steel wheel?

I dont think there is enough space for an alloy in there......
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Most cars provide a steel donut for the spare wheel (to keep the tyre wear for the four driven wheels matched/in check). The only car i've heard of having all 5 alloys, is the Civic.
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Most cars provide a steel donut for the spare wheel (to keep the tyre wear for the four driven wheels matched/in check). The only car i've heard of having all 5 alloys, is the Civic.
Tata safari has 5 alloys. As do many other cars. Its not for wear, its for cost cutting that many cars do not have alloy spare wheel
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Most cars provide a steel donut for the spare wheel (to keep the tyre wear for the four driven wheels matched/in check). The only car i've heard of having all 5 alloys, is the Civic.
Yeah, my civic has an alloy, but I hear the new civics also come with steel wheels.The i20 comes with an alloy too.
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I checked my car a couple days ago. Even I have a kaamchaalu black steel wheel instead of a 5th alloy. Sahil can you please confirm whether you have an alloy or a steel wheel?
I dont think there is enough space for an alloy in there......
The fifth one is steel. I wish Skoda would give all five alloys.
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