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Old 6th February 2012, 16:43   #91
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Woah evilshantanu that is some serious driving man. Congrats on your mile crunch.

Bangalore surely is a Curse in disguise. Though the city has grown faster than many western nations, so has the cost of Living. You made a good choice of going in for an Oil burner since a petrol Vento might have restricted your drives to some extent, with its price in Bangalore.

Drive Safe and wish you many more miles.
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Bonus Pic: Shadowfax with the Italian lady at the base of Nandi hills, on a good Sunday morning Nandi Hill, just before I started the climb on the Italian lady
Hey, somehow I missed the recent updates in your thread! How do you take the italian lady with Shadowfax? Does it fit in the boot?

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So the Shadowfax turns 1 in March 2012. Its been a fabulous one year with the brave heart! I have already clocked 28,000 KM on the Odometer, and I still love to drive it, I still like to take it on open roads, you have to drive it to find out how much it loves the open roads.

I almost nearly booked a Vento petrol, thinking that Diesel Vento is too expensive for me, but then Ankita asked me to go for the diesel one, the difference in cost was 1.25 Lacs (ex showroom) but I guess I have recover that amount already. Here is some maths how
Awesome! 28k! I am sure it would have been less than 18-20k in any other car! By the way, how do you find out the average mileage for the whole year? Were you tracking it separately or the MFD shows up the figure?
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Hey, somehow I missed the recent updates in your thread! How do you take the italian lady with Shadowfax? Does it fit in the boot?
After removing the wheels, it fits into the boot perfectly.


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Awesome! 28k! I am sure it would have been less than 18-20k in any other car! By the way, how do you find out the average mileage for the whole year? Were you tracking it separately or the MFD shows up the figure?
I was keeping track of it on my phone. Was pretty cumbersome, but looking at it today, it gives a nice feeling :-P
It's strange how we TBHPians do weird things, and we understand each others ways perfectly!
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After removing the wheels, it fits into the boot perfectly.
I also was wondering about the same .. 28K in a year thats a Singh is King performance buddy Mine would be a year on 9th March , should have clocked 22-23K by then .

I saw your query about the car insurance renewal , have you checked out ICICI Lombard ?
I got mine renewed with zero dep ( I figured that I didn't have zero dep the first year ! ) , with NCB I am paid 22K odd amount . Check it online on their website .
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Woah evilshantanu that is some serious driving man. Congrats on your mile crunch.

Bangalore surely is a Curse in disguise. Though the city has grown faster than many western nations, so has the cost of Living. You made a good choice of going in for an Oil burner since a petrol Vento might have restricted your drives to some extent, with its price in Bangalore.

Drive Safe and wish you many more miles.
Thanks mate!

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I also was wondering about the same .. 28K in a year thats a Singh is King performance buddy Mine would be a year on 9th March , should have clocked 22-23K by then .

I saw your query about the car insurance renewal , have you checked out ICICI Lombard ?
I got mine renewed with zero dep ( I figured that I didn't have zero dep the first year ! ) , with NCB I am paid 22K odd amount . Check it online on their website .
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Thanks Dada! you are not far behind, 22-23K in 1 year is some serious mileage!
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I also was wondering about the same .. 28K in a year thats a Singh is King performance buddy Mine would be a year on 9th March , should have clocked 22-23K by then .

I saw your query about the car insurance renewal , have you checked out ICICI Lombard ?
I got mine renewed with zero dep ( I figured that I didn't have zero dep the first year ! ) , with NCB I am paid 22K odd amount . Check it online on their website .
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Seriously ICICI Lombard? Do you feel they are good? Have seen and heard several bad reviews on the forum/of the forum.
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Seriously ICICI Lombard? Do you feel they are good? Have seen and heard several bad reviews on the forum/of the forum.
I never had the need to use a claim with my Vento , have claimed it once for my swift and it went off smoothly . Actually I used to get my Swift from a sai service centre in Mumbai (lower parel) and the guy who co-ordinated with the insurance companies for the claims became a good friend of mine . He had mentioned that smooth or difficult claims depend solely on the relationship between the dealer and the insurance office from where the surveyor comes from. They had a great equation with the surveyor from one of the PSU insurance companies (NIA I think) and that used to work smoothest for them with least deductions and least delays. My ICICI Lombard claim on my swift went off hassle free with nothing out of the ordinary deductions.
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Hi Evilshantanu

Nice to see u have been really going strong in clocking up the miles in your vento, just wanted to know how's the tire wear till now, and yes i have to compliment you in your record keeping.
Also i would like to know how do u find the front driver's seat, I always get a pain in my thigh after about an hour of driving, cant understand why? Any comments.

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Hey Buddy ,
I do hope that you car is repaired well . Please do update us on how it goes , will be glued to your thread ! In case you need to cross check on anything from VW workshops here in Mumbai let me know . I will mail you my number
Stay safe .
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Hey Buddy ,
I do hope that you car is repaired well . Please do update us on how it goes , will be glued to your thread ! In case you need to cross check on anything from VW workshops here in Mumbai let me know . I will mail you my number
Stay safe .
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Thanks Sourav. Will keep you guys updated on the progress, I guess the repair would take some time :-)

Finally I am able to move on, all thanks to support from you guys, the biggest thing for me and my family is I escaped unhurt. And Shadowfax stuck on to me like a loyal dog!

Good I chose a "safe" car instead of the other gadgets available in the market :-) (no offence to anybody here).

Will get the loyal shadowfax back into shape, infact had some bad scratches on the rear bumper, good opportunity to get rid of then now :-P
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So today starts a new phase. The shadowfax will be going to the service center for some major repairs. Will keep posting the developments here.

I have a zero depreciation policy from Bajaj Allianz insurance, the plan is known as drive assure economy. Lets see how the entire process comes out to be, till now it is smooth.

For people who dont know, this is what happened to shadowfax yesterday:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ml#post2853430

Thankfully I came out of it unhurt. Still thanking my stars.
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So today starts a new phase. The shadowfax will be going to the service center for some major repairs. Will keep posting the developments here.

I have a zero depreciation policy from Bajaj Allianz insurance, the plan is known as drive assure economy. Lets see how the entire process comes out to be, till now it is smooth.

For people who dont know, this is what happened to shadowfax yesterday:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ml#post2853430

Thankfully I came out of it unhurt. Still thanking my stars.
What a sad world we live in. I can understand if anytime you would want to go back in time and give that cedia guy a good bashing. My deepest condolences to the biker's family even though they would probably never get to read this.

And I hope shadowfax gets back to it's normal state pretty fast. With the DA pack from Bajaj, the experience should be trouble-free. I hope VW Bangalore is able to get the required parts asap.

Hope you are holding up fine and not having any post-accident stress.
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Shantanu, sad to hear about the accident. Thank God & the Vento, you are safe! I know that memory of the accident will always linger but hope you get over the horror very soon. Just your description sent a chill down my bones

I am currently in a city with the highest crime rates in the world. Yet, the traffic here is so much orderly that I fail to believe how people can be so calm and patient on the road! They see pedestrians from a distance and slow down. They avoid changing lanes at the drop of a hat. They signal properly when turning and so on...

Bangalore is becoming crazier by the day!! Road rage is so common that I see it almost everyday. And everyday I see overspeeding cars and two wheelers cutting across oncoming traffic, braking suddenly when their free run in the oncoming lane comes to a halt! Car, bikes, trucks, buses, pedestrians, everyone thinks they have the first right to the road and try to stake their claim!!
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And I hope shadowfax gets back to it's normal state pretty fast. With the DA pack from Bajaj, the experience should be trouble-free. I hope VW Bangalore is able to get the required parts asap.

Hope you are holding up fine and not having any post-accident stress.
Thanks ninja! I am better now, recovered from the shock, but still sometimes the horrific sight of the bikers comes infront of my eyes. I guess that would take some time.

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Shantanu, sad to hear about the accident. Thank God & the Vento, you are safe! I know that memory of the accident will always linger but hope you get over the horror very soon. Just your description sent a chill down my bones
Thanks Nilesh!
When I called you up to tell you about the new shoes Shadowfax got, who thought that the very next day I would be involved in this.....
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So today starts a new phase. The shadowfax will be going to the service center for some major repairs. Will keep posting the developments here.

I have a zero depreciation policy from Bajaj Allianz insurance, the plan is known as drive assure economy. Lets see how the entire process comes out to be, till now it is smooth.
My friend , have they given an estimate as yet ? Also how long would the repair works take ?
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