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Old 31st October 2009, 14:03   #46
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1) My friend posing on a 4-wheel contraption (Sandstorm)
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2) A funky bike
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3) A Yugo - old but decently maintained
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4) Another Mini - lots of them here in various colours
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5) This incident was funny. We were walking around town on Sunday when there is this loud continous honking and squealing tyres and this car comes and brakes suddenly at a junction.
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A guy steps out waving a big flag. A wedding party drives through in many cars and once all the cars are gone, the guy gets back in the car and drives on. Reminded me of how the crappy political party workers block junctions here in Chennai to let their convoy go through.


6) This Audi was parked in a shop/office.
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7) Our own Chevrolet Aveo
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8) If you thought the WagonR, Ritz etc were ugly, check this car out
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9) A Citroen C5
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10) A Ford hatch - looks good, unlike the Ford Ka.
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Old 31st October 2009, 14:53   #47
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Think its the Suzuki Liana, if I recollect correctly I'd read in some auto mag that there were talks of bringing this as a replacement for the esteem much before the swift was introduced here.
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8) If you thought the WagonR, Ritz etc were ugly, check this car out
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10) A Ford hatch - looks good, unlike the Ford Ka.
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The first one is the Fiat Multipla (Quite a famous car in Europe)

This Ford is a Fiesta

Also, not sure if anyone noticed, the alloys on the mini are slightly similar to the Fiat GP ones

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5) A Jeep - dont remember which model though
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That's a last gen Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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5) This incident was funny. We were walking around town on Sunday when there is this loud continous honking and squealing tyres and this car comes and brakes suddenly at a junction.
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A guy steps out waving a big flag. A wedding party drives through in many cars and once all the cars are gone, the guy gets back in the car and drives on. Reminded me of how the crappy political party workers block junctions here in Chennai to let their convoy go through.
Well, he's driving an Audi S8, so I'm guessing it was probably the wedding of some big honcho.
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Pic 4 (Citroen DS) don't think this babe's gonna clear any of the speed breakers here
I don't think so!

This is an excerpt from Wikipedia: Link at the end:

Suspension

In a hydropneumatic suspension system, each wheel is connected, not to a spring, but to a hydraulic suspension unit consisting of a sphere of about 12 cm in diameter containing pressurised nitrogen, a cylinder containing hydraulic fluid screwed to the suspension sphere, a piston inside the cylinder connected by levers to the suspension itself, and a damper valve between the piston and the sphere. A membrane in the sphere prevented the nitrogen from escaping. The motion of the wheels translated to a motion of the piston, which acted on the oil in the nitrogen cushion and provided the spring effect. The damper valve took place of the shock absorber in conventional suspensions. The hydraulic cylinder was fed with hydraulic fluid from the main pressure reservoir via a height corrector, a valve controlled by the mid-position of the anti-roll bar connected to the axle. If the suspension was too low, the height corrector introduced high-pressure fluid; if it was too high, it released fluid back to the fluid reservoir. In this manner a constant ride height was maintained. A control in the cabin allowed the driver to select one of five heights: normal riding height, two slightly higher riding heights for poor terrain, and two extreme positions for changing wheels. [The correct term oleopneumatic (oil-air) has never gained widespread use. Hydropneumatic (water-air) continues to be preferred overwhelmingly.]

The DS did not have a jack for lifting the car off the ground. Instead, the hydraulic system enabled wheel changes with the aid of a simple adjustable stand. To change a flat tyre, one would adjust the suspension to its topmost setting, insert the stand into a special peg near the flat tyre, then readjust the suspension to its lowermost setting. The flat tyre would then retract upwards and hover above ground, ready to be changed. This system, used on the SM also, was superseded on the CX by a screw jack that, after the suspension was raised to the high position, lifted the tire a fraction of an inch off the ground. The DS system, while impressive to use, sometimes dropped the car quite suddenly, especially if the stand was not placed precisely or the ground was soft or unlevel.

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2) A Toyota SUV
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10) Not sure what brand Jeep this is. Arka would maybe like this one.
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Awsome pics. Thats a Volvo XC90 and not a Toyota. Last pic is that of Land rover 3 series Defender. Looks so rugged!
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Came across this truck/oil-tanker on the road opposite my hotel.
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What intrigued me was that one pair of the rear-wheels were lifted up and not in contact with the road. I guess they would be brought down and put to use when the tanker is laden.
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9) The Fiat Stilo JTD - same thing as our Stile ?
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No way. Stilo is another model. The 'Stile' we have here is Palio Stile - something like Santro 'Xing'

And that Esteem is not badged 'Swift' by its owner - they used be known as Swift elsewhere. We in India just got it as 'Esteem'. Same is the case with that red Zen, they are known as Alto originally.

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What intrigued me was that one pair of the rear-wheels were lifted up and not in contact with the road. I guess they would be brought down and put to use when the tanker is laden.
You can spot something similar here on the trailers, especially the ones with three axles. I've seen sometimes the tyres on the first axle are up and not in contact with the ground in pretty much the same way as captured in your pic.
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No way. Stilo is another model.
You are right. And I mentioned this later on in another post when I happened to see the Stilo from the front.

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And that Esteem is not badged 'Swift' by its owner - they used be known as Swift elsewhere. Same is the case with that red Zen, they are known as Alto originally.
I did not say that the owner 'badged' the Esteem as Swift or the Zen as the Alto.

I know that Suzuki (and others too) plays around with names of their cars in various markets. I have seen the Baleno in the US and it was badged (by Suzuki-US) as the Esteem & have seen the Santro badged as the Atos in Belgium.
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Agree with you that the Fiat Multipla with 3 bucket seats in the front is one of the most ugly looking looking cars having come out of FIAT stables. God knows who designed it and who buy it
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Wink spot the verna!

Did you spot the Hyundai- Verna in the background of the Audi in the post
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No way. Stilo is another model. The 'Stile' we have here is Palio Stile - something like Santro 'Xing'
Yes, Stilo is altogether different model. I think Bravo followed it. Both these are in higher class.

Did you notice that "seicento" had a "van" badging! A two door van?!

And the Peugeot near the Suzuki sedan in pic8 looks uncannily like the Getz (estate sized!). (BTW, the suzuki resembles indica/indigo families!)

How about some pictures of those trams, supremebaleno?
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How about some pictures of those trams, SB ?
Oh yeah, the trams. If you thought we in India have the maximum number of contraptions plying on our roads, then this place beats it by a mile. Here they have cars (of all types), bikes, trams, buses(diesel), buses running on electric-lines like the trams etc etc.

1) An 'ordinary' tram alongside a Merc taxi. Checkout the shops along the road - if not for the tram, it could be any rundown part of our metros.
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2) A classy-looking Ikarbus. The buses here were mostly on par with what I have seen in developed European countries like Belgium.
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3) A yellow-black combo tram.
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4) This is the bus-running-on-tram-line I mentioned earlier.
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5) Another Ikarbus - garishly painted.
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6) Another of the older trams.
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7) An electric-bus alongside a normal one.
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With the trams, it is easy because it runs on rails. Wonder what would happen if someone normally driving a diesel-bus is assigned an electric bus and forgets that he has to keep the bus connected to the overhead line ?


8) This was a park with a station for the trams.
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9) Another street, another tram.
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10) A vestibuled bus. The building in the background is their Parliament.
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The trams usually run on the right-most lane (they drive on the right side of the road) and the bell/horn of these trams is just about as shrill as the bell on a bicycle here. Since these guys park their cars all over the pavement, pedestrians have to occasionally step on the road, which is the tram-line area and jump away at the last moment on hearing the bell of the tram. After a few such frights, we learnt not to step on the road, come what may.
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1) The Mitsu Montero
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