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Old 23rd November 2019, 23:40   #61
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Go to a Mercedes showroom wearing striped shorts, lungi, a green towel on shoulder, and a banian.

Eating roasted peanuts.

The salesman or woman would have a fit and hopefully will ask me - how may I help you, Saar?

Me- how much for that gullwing?

SM or SW- about 5 cr.

Me - give me 3.

And then reach for my money bag and pay for dem gulls in gold coins.
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Go to a Mercedes showroom wearing striped shorts, lungi, a green towel on shoulder, and a banian.

Eating roasted peanuts.

The salesman or woman would have a fit and hopefully will ask me - how may I help you, Saar?

Me- how much for that gullwing?

SM or SW- about 5 cr.

Me - give me 3.

And then reach for my money bag and pay for dem gulls in gold coins.
A gullwing for 5cr. will be an absolute steal! Last time I checked they were million dollar cars!
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With growing chaos of traffic, potholes all around and roads getting filled with maniacs, I don't dream of luxury cars anymore. All I wish is for a death-race kind of car and put all the scratch-on-car/underbody-hits fear to rest

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I know it's not practically possible, so nearest thing to this would be a THAR probably, which I wish to own in near future once it comes with an automatic
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Nice thread! We all have lots of exciting things we dream to accomplish some day, and even I have my fair share. Never compiled these as a bucket list before, so taking this as an opportunity I'll try to remember and jot down here :

1. Ride on an Adventure tourer from delhi to Ladakh. I don't think I'll enjoy a solo ride, so I wish to ride it in a comfortable group. (maybe next year)

2. Learn to offroad and attempt a minimum of 3 days great escape kind of event.

3. Own a thar.

4. Have a track day and push my limits.

5. Go on a really long road trip vacation with my close company in an SUV, ideally to the north east of India

6. Test drive and review loads and loads of cars and get to know as much cars as I can in my lifetime.

7. Own a Mercedes Benz G Class

Of course, this list is not comprehensive and these were the things that first got to my mind and stays forever along with lot of other wishes.
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Old 24th November 2019, 13:44   #65
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Here goes my bucket list:
1. Drive the Pan-America highway all the way from Alaska to Argentina in a Land Cruiser
2. Learn drifting in one of those customized Nissan 200 SXs and Toyota Supras.
3. Participate in a hill climb racing event in a Caterham.
4. Drive around Himalayas in a Toyota Fortuner.
5. Blast down the autobahns in an M5, then a lap of Nurburgring
6. Drive around Italy, Morocco, Spain in a Mazda MX 5
7. Drive from San francisco to Oregon in a Chevrolet Silverado pick up.
8. Drive in the wilderness of Canadian rockies in a Toyota Forerunner.
9. Drive the death road in Bolivia in a Land Cruiser 2000.
10. A road trip of Scottish highlands in a Toyota GT 86.
11. Drive to Spiti valley in winter in a Jeep Compass.
12. Drive a Mistubishi Evo up the road to Pikes Peak.
13. A trip to Sandakphu in a Toyota Fortuner.

The list goes on and on and on...............
These are the thirteen important lists to be fulfilled.
Hope I will be able to accomplish some of them.

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Old 24th November 2019, 16:04   #66
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Mine is a long one:-

1) Competing in the Ferrari Challenge
2) Driving a F1 car
3) Winning the Raid, Desert Storm and Dakshin Dare
4) Cross-country over-landing trips
5) Getting a house with a large garage.
6) Buying a G-wagon
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Old 25th November 2019, 09:54   #67
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Owning a Ferrari.
Driving a F1 car in Monte Carlo.
Having a Ferrari, G Wagon, super bike & a super cruiser in my garage.
Road trip from south and east Asia to Europe and back.

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Old 26th November 2019, 22:36   #68
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Camping in Ranthambore in "Earthcruiser-unimog-explorer-xpr440"

Flying "Revolution Mini 500" all along the Himalayan belt solo.

Dune bashing in "Tatra 815 8x8 VVN" in Jaisalmer.

Ripping "Y2K MTT Superbike" late night at Marine Drive.

Jungle safari at Meghalaya in "FORD Troller T4"

Riding "Cigarette-50-Marauder-GTS-1" To & Fro between Mumbai & Alibaug.
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1. Fly to the edge of Space in a Mig 25.
2. Fly on the Virgin Galactic.
3. Own a Ford Focus RS.
4. Own a Mitsubishi EVO Tommi Makinen Edition.
5. Own a Ford Mustang Shelby/Roush Edition.
6. Ride a Yamaha R1M on the Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana.
7. Own a mint condition Yamaha RZ500.
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Mine is rather simple , I want to see all my cars squeaky clean every morning.Bad roads, increasing pollution, worsening traffic situation- maintaining car has become nightmare. Car with scratch proof and dust resistant body panels would be nice to have.
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I” keep it simple for now:

1) Own a 4x4 that is moon- ready (almost). Driving it through the forest trails, deserts and high mountains of north India. I guess a Jeep Compass Trailhawk would do nicely. Dont want a big lumbering giant whose parking will be a question to begin with.

2) Own nice touring motorcyle like VStrom 650. Trouble is, i am only now beginning to look at biking seriously at age 45, so a VStrom is a bit of a stretch. But will get there in a short course of time.

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Go to a Mercedes showroom wearing striped shorts, lungi, a green towel on shoulder, and a banian.
Eating roasted peanuts.
The salesman or woman would have a fit and hopefully will ask me - how may I help you, Saar?
And then reach for my money bag and pay for dem gulls in gold coins.
LOL. Many years ago, when I was looking at the newly launched Verna, i witnessed something similar in a Hyundai showroom in Pune. An apparently ragged looking gentleman and some of his family members were looking around the showroom awkwardly. The sales person enquired and tried to guide them towards the Santro, albeit hesitantly. But they took a look at the new Elantra and indicated their preference accordingly. The salesperson (and most of us) were left with our mouths agape. .

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My dreams are more about nostalgia than anything else.
I kinda want to have a 90s Maruti, like a Zen or Esteem, preferably a carb version.
And a Yezdi or Jawa, with that classic 2-stroke tone.
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My automotive bucket comprises of various categories based on the body type. Some of them might have upto 4 or 5 cars, because hey, why not, it is just my imaginary garage.

Hatchback:
Mini Cooper JCW, Ford Focus ST, Lancia Delta Integrale, Peugeot 205 GTI and VW Golf Mk2 GTI

Sportscar:
Audi RS7 Sportback 2020, BMW E46 M3 CS, Lotus Espirit, Porsche Boxter S, Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline GTR R34, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution last edition and the original Audi R8 V8 manual.

Supercars:
Ferrari 355, Ferrari F40, McLaren F1, Lamborghini Murcielago SV, Porsche 959, Jaguar XJ220 and the XE SV Project 8.

Hypercars:
Koenigsegg Agera RS, McLaren P1, Pagani Zonda S

Muscle cars :
Plymouth Roadrunner, Dodge Demon, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, Ford Mustang GT500R

Sedans, more mainstream cars and luxury cars :

Mercedes Benz E63 AMG, Mercedes Benz W124, Tesla Model S P100D, HM Contessa, Rolls-Royce Phantom and BMW E60 5 series.

Pick up trucks :
Ford Raptor, Dodge RAM 1500 and Chevrolet El Camino

SUV:
Lamborghini Urus, Range Rover Velar, Tata Sierra, Lincoln Aviator 2020, BMW X6M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, GMC Cyclone and Land Rover Discovery 1997.
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The list is quite simple for me. I am quite fond of cars which came out in the begining of this milleninum. Ample amount of electronics, nothing more, nothing less.

1. The LC100, my kind of Land Cruiser among the stable. Purely overlanding purposes. Cross country trips.

2. R56 Mini Cooper JCW in red, daily driver. The fun car.

3. E46 M3, coupe, The escape car, the stress buster. I am in deep love with this thing. I could just stare at this for weeks and never get bored.

4. W204 C63 AMG, facelift, the beast as I would name it. The torquey mill and of course the growl.

5. W463 G63 AMG, first gen, the getaway car, the family car. Would never say no to an AMG mill any day.

6. The 2020 Honda Africa Twin, Manual of course. I have deep deep love for motorcycles. For solo finding yourself kind of drives. Cross country trips, long trips. Need to explore North Eastern states with this.

7. Triumph scrambler 1200, in matte khakhi green. Again the daily driver, the office commuter, the stress buster. I am in love with the response from the engine. Quite my kind of motorcycle. Has a statement to everything it comes with.
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Here you go!! A garage for cars with manual transmission.

1. Porsche 911 with a stick shift (Weekend and track car).
2. BMW M3 (Daily Drive).
3. Subaru WRX STI (Daily Drive and Beater Car).

In Automatics,
4. Mercedes GLS (Family Car).
5. BMW X3 M40i (For Wife).
6. Ford F150 Raptor (Go anywhere vehicle).

In Bikes,
1. BMW R1250 GSA and
2. My Suzuki VStrom 1000 (Current Ride).

As of now, my next target is to get that WRX STI.
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