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Old 12th May 2010, 14:56   #106
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Very interesting write-up as always Sam !!
So, finally an umbrella helped you to chose a car ? (not ignoring NC's influence !!)
Photographs are life of your threads, here its missing big time.
Precisely what I was thinking !
An umbrella ?? !!

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What, you didnt experience the auto-closing boot-lid which murmurs a soft 'Thank You' after the act
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Sorry Sam. If you were writing more, we would just shut up and enjoy.
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.. there are certain things in life that place more importance to listening to heart than mind.
And if your heart says yes, no matter what minds says of thinks, its better to go with heart.

Ultimately happniness and joy and enthusiasm is felt by heart, not mind.
Well said!

@Sam - wonderful write up. If only I had partial writting skills like yours I would have completed my ownership report of my OHC VTEC. Its WIP since 3 months now.
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The Skoda Superb is available in 5 colours.

What upsets me is this habit that automotive companies have to try and spruce up names of colours.

Sunshine gold yellow.
Dessicated apple red.
Midnight bright pink.
Well-off Sindhi Gold.
Thermometers-insides Silver.

You get my drift.

Nobody calls their car Black. Or Red.

Take the Skoda Superb for example. They have a colour they call Capuccino Beige. That would be alright, if the car wasn't some shade of unidentifiable instead. I don't like it.

Another choice that any nice car can look stately is black. I like black. However there were 3 problems with black.
1) It gets hotter than usual.
2) The paint is difficult to maintain. Scratches are obvious, swirls can be seen a mile away. Nothing looks worse than a dusty black car.
3) There are certain influential people in my life who are superstitious about the colour black on a car.
Black Magic was ruled out.

Rosso Brunello - Oh Mama look, a Czech car made in Germany with an Italian name. Wine red in colour, I liked it a lot until my European heart hated it.

Wine red?
Yes. It's a beautiful typical European colour.
I say, lightly, in my best salesman voice.
Wine red?
Yes, it is beautiful. See?
I open the Skoda Superb page and there it is.
This?! she looks at me, a little shocked. A little amused. You like this?
Yes.
In Germany this is a typical old man's colour. My Grandpa also drove a car of this colour. Old men drive cars of this colour.

Today?
Especially today.


I was a little sceptical. But my assistant (she's German too) confirmed this matter too. Strangely she said "My Grandfather had a car of this colour. He wore a hat and sat upright and drove it everywhere, holding the steering wheel with both hands tightly"

Considering that she is not related to my better half, I can only come to the conclusion that all grandfathers drive a car of this colour.

I however, am no grandfather. Heck I'm not even a father!

That let me to Brilliant Silver. Considering that I was looking for a change from white, it seemed logical. I liked silver, everyone liked silver.

And so it was that before I left for Europe, I messaged my colleague to buy me a silver Superb - so I would have it on my return.
OK said he and it was done.

That evening as I was travelling home, I saw 2 Superbs.

As fate would have it, the first one was Brilliant Silver and the other was Candy White.

Candy White? What kind of white is Candy White? What LSD influenced mind came up with that?

I saw the Silver and I smiled. When I return, I'm going to be in that car said my mind.

10 minutes later I saw the white Superb. When I return, that's the car I want to be in said my mind.

I reached for my Blackberry.

Forget the silver. Make that white.

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Old 12th May 2010, 15:45   #109
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Fantostupeduboloustically Superb!!

You should surely take the advise I gave on your other thread. Get a publishing house to read your stuff here. They'd surely drool over it!

Waiting impatiently for the next post Sam, so much so that the network guys are going to block access coz of the number of times I am refreshing this page!
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Rated 5 star

Waiting for the rest of the story

-100 points to the under engineering / over engineering / gazillion components arguments.
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A white Superb is a superb choice, Sam. My neighbour has one parked right next to my Fiesta, and every morning it draws an oomph from me.

It is good that you listened to your heart and went for the Superb---after all, we all know that people who dont take care of their hearts have heart attacks, and I've never heard of people having head-attacks so far
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Wow.. its White!

White is the best color on the superb, period. The Rosso Brunello looks good, but it cannot match the royal look that the white has.
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A White superb! now, that is really superb - the only two colors I like on a car are Black and White. We always used to have black cars and bikes, and the current garage is also no exception - if you count out the military green enfield.
(OT: I even went to my marriage in our Black Amby )

White superb looks much much better than the Silver one. now, waiting for the next episode
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And there I was. Dreaming of a white Superb. Stuck in Europe.

When I returned back home (and that is material for another story) I inquired about my car.

It's in the yard. said my colleague.
Yard?
Yeah, I told them not to register it until you inspect it first.
Ah. Cool idea. Where is the yard?


And so it was on that day that we were somewhere on the Nagpur highway, stuck in god-awful traffic, trying to reach the yard in a borrowed automatic Honda City. NC is with me, so everything is gonna be OK.

Yard? All I saw was a long line of dusty cars.

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A long line of incredibly expensive cars covered in dust.

Gautam? Yeh kya hai?
Arrey aisa hi hota hai.
Aisa? Itna ganda??
Haan.


Dashed were my visions of seeing a sparkling new car in an air conditioned factory-type shed. Here I am in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the middle of nowhere.

My chappals are turning brown with the loose mud. And I'm staring at my future car, which is thankfully cleaner than all its cousins.

It's beautiful. Oh God it's stunning.


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While I stare, Gautam does the checking. Hey who knows better than NC about these things. He looks inside, underside, topside, underbonnet everything. All along talking on his mobile to his office, doing his work.
Many parts of the car are covered in some white sticker. Must be for protection I guess.

I walk around the car slowly, open the rear door and reach for the umbrella.

It's there.

I grin.

Paisa vasool.

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Old 12th May 2010, 16:30   #115
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I walk around the car slowly and reach for the umbrella.

It's there.

Paisa vasool.
This statement made my day Honey in Office . Lovely, Just Lovely
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I walk around the car slowly, open the rear door and reach for the umbrella.

It's there.

I grin.

Paisa vasool.
This is the "line of the day!!" for me. Amazing, just amazing is the way you describe the simplest of things.
Go on O' Lord The Yeti!
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Another compliment on your thread ... a tad too many but nevertheless, indulge me. Absolute hoot to read ! I remember reading your thread when you were contemplating which tyre for your Verna (or rather, had contemplated and decided and bought). Loved that piece and this thread is no exception.
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if an umbrella can make or break a car .hope all car manufacturers start putting chatta's in the rear door.
nice keep going sam
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I walk around the car slowly, open the rear door and reach for the umbrella.

It's there.

I grin.

Paisa vasool.
lolz
Absolutely
I mean that is what is meant by a thorough PDC.!!
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When I returned back home (and that is material for another story) ...........
6th 7th 8th 9th and 10th stars waiting SAM...........

Let the new one start asap
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