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Old 2nd January 2020, 09:52   #91
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What can i say, I keep hearing these voices to sell my 2004 Baleno. This thread has convinced me that i would regret selling it and so it stays 😀😀.
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Old 2nd January 2020, 11:19   #92
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I'd take back my Grand Cherokee, provided I got it back in the condition I sold it. I hear the new owner has added a bull bar, awnings, etc for bush bashing
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Old 2nd January 2020, 12:09   #93
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Old 2nd January 2020, 12:42   #94
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It's been a few months since I had to let her go to make space for wife's new car. I'll be more than happy to have her back.
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Old 2nd January 2020, 16:10   #95
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Nostalgia is the word. In bikes, KTM RC 390. It was from first batch of RC 390 in India. But I sold it due to crack in rear end of chassis after replacing it.

In cars, HM Contessa Classic 1.8 Petrol it is . I know the current owner and trying to get her back.

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Now, that is one interesting and of course, touching topic I am sure we as car enthusiasts would love to have most of our rides back as these would have been picked up out of sheer passion and letting each one of them go would have been a painful event, to say the least. But if I were to pick one, it would undoubtedly be (I can already see GTO sneering) my 2000 model M&M Classic. I had to reluctantly part with it due to increasing unavailability of spares and increasing maintenance cost/effort. The fun offered by a drive in that open Jeep remains unparalleled even today!! My Gypsy does come quite close but then...
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If I had a chance to buy back one of my old cars, it would be my Neptune Blue 1997 Maruti 800 STD.

This car was just a car - and nothing else. The only thing that was powered was its wheels. No power steering, no power windows, no AC, no airbags, no ABS, no brake-booster, no MPFI (3 pot carb engine). Battery's only job was to start the engine and power the lights/horn/wipers. In that sense, it was a pure mechanical car.

Fully direct steering made me sense every pebble to pot-hole on the road. 4 Speed gears were rubbery, but ratios were tuned right for both city and highway drives.
I had to sell it because it was a challenge to drive in the city for daily commutes without any of the creature comforts. I had only one parking lot at that time. I can now have it as a second car, just for the fancy of a mechanical car.

The only other cars I had ever driven at that time was a Fiat Uno and Suzuki Zen. I was more impressed with Uno. By the time I sold M800, Uno had stopped selling. Moved on to a Santro Xing. Enjoyed that car too, drove over a lac KMs.
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Maruti Esteem. No picture to share unfortunately this was before the days of camera phones.

God I miss it's amazing rear windshield. No blind spots and as a result didn't even need the left-hand side view mirror, which the car didn't come with. Oh and power-wise it was also very decent for its time, a big upgrade from the Maruti Van we had prior.

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The original Maruti Zen. We had a blue one. I still remember when we got it from the showroom, it felt a lot more premium than our 800.

It had a stellar engine and the sweetest engine note when you pushed the pedal.
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Old 2nd January 2020, 20:45   #100
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Would definitely like to get back the SX4, though I only sold it last year after good 8 years with it. None of the current sedans can ever match the ground clearance and the ride that it offered. With a powerful engine, spacious interiors and big boot, I could just about take it blindly on any kind of road and trust it completely to take care of us!

Btw SX4 was also the longest that we have ever held on a car, lets see if the current Verna can go that far!
Fully agree. I too loved my SX4. Fabulous car, totally underrated, due to absence of so-called creature comforts, which are more than made up by its excellent ride and handling.
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Old 2nd January 2020, 21:39   #101
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It has to be the 2005 Honda CRV 2.4 AWD Manual for me. I bought this pre-owned in Pune and owned it only briefly. I had no intention to sell it but had to let it go as I was about to relocate to Gurgaon from Pune. The car was already in its 14th year of existence and NGT rules in NCR were not so kind for older cars. There were couple of other factors too which made me sell the car, nothing wrong with the vehicle though. The CRV was named Katana and since it was a CBU import back in the day, the quality levels were impeccable. The stitching on the leather seats, the door trim, the quality of leather everything was excellent. The fact that the previous owner had kept the car in an immaculate condition only added to its charm.

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It has to be my vRS MK1.

Emotions ran high while I dropped this beautiful thing at the new owners house.Was literally in tears:What was I thinking while selling it? Honestly, no other car has given the bang for that buck which this has.

Every time I check out time together via the photographs I regret the of letting it go .
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It would be my 2007 Honda Civic 1.8 S Automatic. It was like a machine from the future. I lost the car in an accident when my brother was driving with his family on Bangalore -Chennai highway, car toppled 2 times and the airbags deployed. All the occupants came out unhurt with just bruises here and there. That shows how rigid the car was. I really miss the Civic.
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Old 6th January 2020, 03:36   #104
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These are the ones I would buy back in a heartbeat:

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Old 6th January 2020, 10:36   #105
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After a week long road trip and over 1500 kms behind the wheel of the 2019 GT TDI,...

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...I just so wish that I could just get back to my 1.6 GT TDI:

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