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Old 20th May 2009, 12:53   #16
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Chill bro, I'm definitely sure, everyone is pulling your leg
Yeah yeah.. it's all right isn't it? Rough Square, can I borrow your own car for a trip ??
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Old 20th May 2009, 13:00   #17
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Aah, a travelogue on a M800 at last! Your pics brought back great memories of my M800 that I'd owned for 12 years---it was a second-hand carburreted one like yours.
Some of the longest trips I've undertaken were in that car.
Great car indeed.
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Chill bro, I'm definitely sure, everyone is pulling your leg
And in any case, he is resting his foot on the tyre only, not the car ! Oh, you guys mean the ones on the bonnet I guess !

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Old 20th May 2009, 13:54   #19
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My remark was for fun, what's the big deal! I personally wouldn't have any qualms about it if I have to pose for a pic on the bonnet of my car with my shoes on. Need to be a bit careful not to scratch it thats all.
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Old 20th May 2009, 14:02   #20
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Nice pics, especially the fisherman throwing the net. Keep it alive and post pics.
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Old 20th May 2009, 16:16   #21
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Wow, that s some strong feelings towards the car here.

You guys remind me of two things -
  1. My brother who always removes his shoes before driving (he claims removing footwear results in better control)
  2. Of my friends who crib about the 1 min idling required in my Bolero before starting and stopping. Their interpretation - 1st 1 min is to pray for a safe journey; the last 1 min idling is to thank God for the safe journey
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Old 20th May 2009, 16:28   #22
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Its a great car to drive. I still have one (2006 AC M800) and enjoy every moment of driving it.
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Old 20th May 2009, 17:50   #23
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Nice trip put on paper.
M800 will always hold special place in my heart.
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Hey buddy, a non AC car should generally not overheat. Anyways nice log. I dont like you guys keeping your foot with chappal on the car in the third pic (no offence, personal opinion).
I have a non-AC 800 and it has overheated and broken down twice. Both times a case of rats chewing through the coolant pipe and consequential coolant leakage.

Nice travelogue, nothing to beat a road trip in an 800 The feel of the engine vibrating through the seat of your pants is something else, even addictive if I may say so.
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and an old, 4 speed, carburetor Maruti 800. No AC, no power steering, no power windows, no electrically operated ORVMs, no fancy ergonomically seats, basically just the skin and bone of a car.


The ride
A nice short travelogue,

But thats a 2003 mpfi M-800, not an old one buddy

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But thats a 2003 mpfi M-800, not an old one buddy
I had a similar opinion when I saw 1st saw the car (that slight curve in the headlight and tail light). But somehow it is a 4 speed carb.
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Wow, that s some strong feelings towards the car here.

You guys remind me of two things -
  1. My brother who always removes his shoes before driving (he claims removing footwear results in better control)
  2. Of my friends who crib about the 1 min idling required in my Bolero before starting and stopping. Their interpretation - 1st 1 min is to pray for a safe journey; the last 1 min idling is to thank God for the safe journey
You have a good brother & a good friend. listen to them. But do not take the shoes off for driving.
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Wow, that s some strong feelings towards the car here....
Well, actually, I would love to be photographed sitting on the bonnet of my car. Its just that I feel that no Maruti has a bonnet strong enough to take the weight if a grown man. Heck, my Swift has a minor dimple on the bonnet from the time my friend decided to put his 2 yr old daughter on it . And I would take my shoes off so that I do not scratch the paint. Just that. I love my car, but prefer not to worship it.
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My brother who always removes his shoes before driving (he claims removing footwear results in better control)
Not better control, but definitely a finer feel of the throttle and clutch. I took driving lessons from a friend years ago in my first car ( a second hand Sipani Dolphin) and he made me do this. Even now I feel uncomfortable driving with shoes on and will wear only slip-on shoes/chappals while driving!

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Brings back memories of the old 800 (japanese) we used to have. Frankly I was a small kid when it was sold(sigh) and have very feeble memories of that gem of car but this one's for my dad who to date is in utter love with it and each time he starts the santro or the i10 in the morning, I know, says to himself how he'd not have sold it and passed it to me as a b'day present on 18th b'day. But one thing I do know, I had named her "darling".
Darling you live with me forever as my first love.





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