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Old 19th September 2012, 22:52   #121
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A You Tube Daewoo Cielo advertisement:


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Old 2nd October 2012, 21:08   #122
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More Daewoo Cielo matter from the mid- 1990's.

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(Economic Times, Mumbai)

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The Cielo again appears here in an advertisement by DCM Daewoo, needing dealers by 15/01/ 1995.

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Two more Opel Astra advertisements here:

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Old 25th November 2014, 04:57   #125
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Hello folks,

Today as I was lying down on my bed calling it a day, I started thinking about the vehicles seen in my childhood, something that I remember like yesteryear actresses, something that we don't see on the roads these days. Some of the vehicle names which are still fresh in my mind, may be due to their fancy names or some other striking aspect, are as follows...

DAEWOO MATIZ

This used to come along with Hyundai santro iirc. The round headlights and the name has created imprints in my memory. Love or hate, I remember this car very much.

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FORD ESCORT

The sales for escort were discontinued before year 2000 as I remember, but I have seen some escorts on the streets but rarely or none these days.

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Hyundai Getz

I remember this car because of the power output, a whooping 110 ps for the diesel in early 2000's when we were never used to smaller cars with such a power output. These days a getz is rarely seen though they are still on the road in 1s and 2s.

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RAJDOOT

Definitely one of the rarest. My uncle had one many years ago, and hence I remember it. The sound was something. I think he fueled it with kerosene at times to reach the fuel station, if the bike didn't have any fuel left at home.

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Bajaj CT 100

Again another person whom I knew had this bike, now a days very rarely seen. It had the same 100 cc engine like platina.

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Royal Enfield Diesel

Normally called as a diesel bullet. The issues in incorporation of diesel technology for bikes speaks of its rarity.

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Maruti Omni

Who wouldn't remember this economy gangsters van used for kidnapping in the movies? I still remember the bare windscreen and sheet metal that separates you and the vehicle in the front. This van is rarely seen these days.

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Maruti Suzuki Gypsy

Gypsy was a sensation in the 90s but rarely found now. Police department still owns half the number of gypsy's in the country.

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I am sure there are plenty more vehicles to add up to the list.

Pic courtesy : Free google search.

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Most of these rides die because the cost of repair & upkeep exceeds their value. With models like the Escort, parts availability becomes a serious problem. No one wants them, and no one is willing to spend the time & effort in keeping them on the road either.

R-I-P, rightly so.
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Bajaj CT 100

Again another person whom I knew had this bike, now a days very rarely seen. It had the same 100 cc engine like platina.

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Most of these rides die because the cost of repair & upkeep exceeds their value. With models like the Escort, parts availability becomes a serious problem. No one wants them, and no one is willing to spend the time & effort in keeping them on the road either.

R-I-P, rightly so.
My dad still uses a Bajaj CT 100 everyday. It was bought just a month after it's launch. The claimed F.E at its launch was 92kmpl. And, after more than 10 years now, I can proudly say that the F.E is around 70kmpl. It is being serviced regularly at a road side mechanic, so much so, that it starts with one kick.
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Royal Enfield Diesel

Normally called as a diesel bullet. The issues in incorporation of diesel technology for bikes speaks of its rarity.
This picture is not the enfield taurus sold in India, its loosely based on the same idea, but a different engine. I had one long back loved the FE, nothing else!
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Wow, this dude must be a heck of a Cielo fan (or the vehicle might have sentimental value for him). Spotted a wonderfully kept example in Rajasthan.

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The early-late 90's was a great time to be a car spotter, simply because cars were so few and those of which you could indeed spot you took notice and how. Things that I still remember today :

- A shiny purple Opel Astra.

- A dark green matt-finish Cielo.

- TATA Sierra/Estate/Sumo - The poor man's Mercedes of yesteryears.

- Yellow jellybean Zens.

- The rare yet still around NE 118's and Premier Padminis.

Times were simpler, there was more respect and admiration for smaller cars than even the biggest cars of today. It was a great time to be in India and most of us common-folk had the Maruti 800.. no envy or contests there. Good ol' days.
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I am looking for a car from this list. If anyone has a running example and wants to give it away, I will take care of it.

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Of all the above, only Astra could be spotted in Chennai couple of time. Will get it clicked if possible.

Wonder how they source parts for these, when owners of few brands currently available in India are struggling to find.

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The "DCM" in DCM-Daewoo and DCM Toyota. Cant seem to recollect the full form of it. Anyone knows?
Delhi Cloth Mills, surprisingly.

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Had the pleasure of having owned a Cielo and two Astra Clubs. Both were great cars for their time. Their new owners, like me, were graduating up from the then available cars - in my case the Padmini. The upgrade was huge and exhilarating in both driving dynamics, ride comfort, noise and interiors. The Cielo went into a tailspin when Daewoo liquidated in 1998-99. Astra was a stronger car and wore better. Some run in smaller towns. Maintenance must be a nightmare without OEM backing.
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In Bangalore, almost all the Opel Corsas that exist are being driven around my west Asian and African students! I think they get these very cheap and then just drive it for however long they can. I did see a Cielo recently and as expected was in pretty bad shape.

The escorts have all disappeared, I see one very rarely by the side of a road, rusted and gutted. And to be fair, none of these cars sold in good volumes, so spotting them would be a tough task now, whether working ones or gutted ones.
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