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Old 24th May 2010, 23:08   #871
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Car sold? so soon?

Who bought it?

Looks like we will get to see more adventure with coming travelogues since you are buying a Skoda now Car broke down, Dealer cheated.. etc etc
More on the lines like, Jacked up and was changing the punctured wheel, Jagga launches on to first gear and tries driving off on 3 wheels. Sold car finally to Jagga.
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Old 25th May 2010, 05:59   #872
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Cat, So are the stories over?
No more in the magician's bag?
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1) Yeah, never had contaminated fuel issues, in any state. Is it a big issue for many?

2) We never order mineral water/packaged drinking water either - we just have whatever water that is served in the restaurants. However, in Kerala, all restaurants serve some kind of coloured warm water (to prevent water borne diseases I guess) which we didn't like. So we ordered packaged drinking water only in Kerala.

I guess both the car & its passengers have cast iron fuel tank/stomachs



hehe! I already paid an advance and bought an used vehicle - the car will be mine on Saturday. It is comfortable, should be fairly reliable but not sure about maintenance & 8 years troublefree experience.

Hint: It has traction control !!
Even I don't like that colored water. My mother in law used to give that to me (even though we are not from Kerala but from Udupi), after constant protest she stopped giving that to me.

So are you buying your favorite Skoda Octavia? I hope you have a trouble free experience.
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Even I don't like that colored water. My mother in law used to give that to me (even though we are not from Kerala but from Udupi), after constant protest she stopped giving that to me.
Constant protest with mother in law? Sorry couldn't help noticing.

You should have tried what SmartCat tried with his father in law instead of the constant protests.
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Hey my MIL is very nice - she doesn't force feed me that coloured warm water.

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Cat, So are the stories over?
No time for Team-BHP (not just the travelogue section) unfortunately - too many things to do.



Skoda? Um, no. Managed not to fall in that trap. But I think I chose a bigger hole to fall into - I bought this instead.


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MX6: I'm getting a ribbon for my used car too, like the one you got for your used ikon. I asked.

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You bought a wheel instead? So what's the plan? Buy one part at a time and assemble it? Looks like a Sonata. Can be a verna as well. Well how about elantra. I guess this is the Elantra.

Get a red ribbon.
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Well how about elantra. I guess this is the Elantra.
Quite close! But not exactly.

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Oh boy. Don't tell me it's an accent.
And how come your car is green inside and grey outside? Got sun tanned is it?
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Oh boy have you got a used Hyundai Tuscan? Looks to be a big car with good ground clearance, Seems you are getting ready for some more thousands of Kilometers of travel across the mainland India
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Don't think he'd have gone for a Tuscan. He was having restricted budget I guess.
But if it's a Tuscan, I'd love to see Jagga driving it.
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Don't think he'd have gone for a Tuscan. He was having restricted budget I guess.
But if it's a Tuscan, I'd love to see Jagga driving it.
Its a Tuscon. He said pre-owned.
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Chey Chey MX6 -> You need to go back to school. Can't even recognize a Tucson? It literally flew off the shelves when it was launched - sold in millions I think.

Yeah arishi1/ampere - bought an used Hyundai Tucson. Has AWD and traction control. Now I'm finally ready to handle the tough Raid De Himalaya rivalling offroading circuit in India - the Bangalore Mangalore National Highway.
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Chey Chey MX6 -> You need to go back to school. Can't even recognize a Tucson? It literally flew off the shelves when it was launched - sold in millions I think.
Hmm. The Tucson came to my mind first. But then you were looking at a small car more like a hatchback and blah blah. So I was looking at what can have traction control from Hyundai which is actually a hatchback. Then thought maybe you did go for a sedan.
I'll ask Mazhar to drive your Tucson from the dealer's place to your home as a reward for having me fooled right from the beginning about your budget and small car and related stories.
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Who is Mazhar? That name rings a bell.

Yeah, looked at new small diesel cars (punto, i20, fabia) first, then new mid-size diesel cars (manza, dzire), then used large-sized diesel cars (octavia, elantra, even Innova) and then finally when it came to deciding among the lot, I chose the Hyundai Tucson

Which, by the way, is a mix of all three - price of a new diesel small car (around Rs. 9 Lacs), size of a mid-size diesel car (4.4 metres) and space of a large-sized diesel car (500 litre bootspace like Octavia, excellent legroom like that of Innova)

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Who is Mazhar? That name rings a bell.

Yeah, looked at new small diesel cars (punto, i20, fabia) first, then new mid-size diesel cars (manza, dzire), then used large-sized diesel cars (octavia, elantra, even Innova) and then finally when it came to deciding among the lot, I chose the Hyundai Tucson

Which, by the way, is a mix of all three - price of a new diesel small car (around Rs. 9 Lacs), size of a mid-size diesel car (4.4 metres) and space of a large-sized diesel car (500 litre bootspace like Octavia, excellent legroom like that of Innova)
Wonderful selection . Perfect vehicle for Bangalore-Mangalore stretch. But as pointed out earlier why is gray from outside and green from inside?

I have been avoiding taking my car to Udupi due to bad roads. First it was my old Wagon-R which probably would not have handled the craters. Now with my new ANHC I treat it like a baby since its new and don't want to hurt it by taking it on those roads. But I guess the shiradi ghat section is ok now, isn't it? Bangalore Hassan stretch I heard is all dug up for 6 laning.
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