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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:03   #241
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It looks completely different from what I had in my mind. I haven't really been to Chennai but yes a fleeting transit long time ago!!!
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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:32   #242
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Is the Spencers Plaza on Mount Rd or Anna Salai? I have a vague memory of Chennai roads.
Both are the same.
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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:32   #243
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Anna Salai is Mount Road, and vice versa.
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Old 10th June 2009, 00:35   #244
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The more things change they stay the same. I didn't make this up, some fancy shrink did. I enjoy driving around and living dangerously, clicking pics while driving in Chennai traffic. I do not recommend this activity to anyone.
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Old 18th June 2009, 14:58   #245
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This time around my observations have been that the number of Honda City's are increasing by the day, half of Chennai has been dug up for cable laying, the new city buses look sweet though i share my pain with the driver, Chennai has a lot of pimped up Swifts and 2-wheelers.
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Old 20th June 2009, 11:35   #246
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I was born and brought up in this city. I still live here. And like every person who lives in a city... i love my city.

Like any other metro Chennai has its share of draw backs, but all those drawbacks have a positive side in them.

First and foremost, who ever comes into chennai using the train has to faceup with the infamous chennai autowalla or as we put them in tamil autokaran. These auto fellows are no doubt agressive, foul mouthed and fleecing but they are safe. Im sure on any given time, be it day or dead in the night, a person of the fairer sex can get into a auto from a railway station or office to reach home safely.

Heat, the next time u are get lost in a desert, i m sure a person who live in chennai can cope with the heat better.

Then there was this menace of these huge billboards, some of them about 200 ft high. These were a permanent threat for the chennai motorist and for the ppl living near them. And Monsoon made them worst, u would never know when a sheet from these boards would come down flying. But I m happy to see that govt. has taken strict action and removed all of these huge hoardings. The city is better than ever now.
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Old 23rd June 2009, 19:07   #247
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Default Motown Chennai, where spoilers are not just for cars.

Came across this autorickshaw on mount road, which had a spoiler in place. Given the speed at which these 3-wheelers zip by, guess its needed to keep them from flying away.
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Old 23rd June 2009, 21:45   #248
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Thats a towel rack, to hang the yellow cloth after washing the auto
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Old 23rd June 2009, 23:35   #249
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The idea is to make it fly! It does rather look as if this is how it is mounted, too?

I, too, have seen an auto with a spoiler.
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Old 1st July 2009, 09:12   #250
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Default A red hot Audi and a stuck Innova

Came across this sweet looking Audi (coupe?) on Haddows Road last week.
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And then there was this Innova that got stuck last Sunday at Bajanai Koil street in a pit that was dug up by either MetroWater or BSNL or whoever.
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Old 1st July 2009, 16:06   #251
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thats a audi TT, SB.

I would have loved if the Innova had a 'party' flag fixed in the front. Would have got a taste of their own medicine.
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Default A nice Jeep - modded or import ?

Have in the past come across this Jeep, but could not take snaps.
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Today was lucky as I was tailing it from Madhya Kailash to SRP Tools signal. Beefy wheel arches, boxy looks etc - looks good.
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Ofcourse could not make out what make it is - there is CRD written at the rear, but no idea what that stands for.
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Have in the past come across this Jeep, but could not take snaps.


Today was lucky as I was tailing it from Madhya Kailash to SRP Tools signal. Beefy wheel arches, boxy looks etc - looks good.


Ofcourse could not make out what make it is - there is CRD written at the rear, but no idea what that stands for.

This is a Wrangler but not sure if its modded or import. This belongs to someone who works at Shell in RMZ Perungudi.
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Old 7th July 2009, 17:48   #254
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Thats a LWB Jeep wrangler. I spotted it a year back.
I guess the CRD stands for Common Rail Diesel. Sourced from Chrysler, i think.
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Old 22nd August 2009, 00:51   #255
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@supremebaleno

The Jeep is a great find.

I've been driving around a bit the past two days. Great to see the city looking so green!. A few pics to update this thread for now. More Chennai cityscapes and cars will follow once again.
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