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Old 12th January 2021, 18:16   #16
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Old 12th January 2021, 18:21   #17
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1. Premier 119 NE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premie...emer_118NE.jpg)
2. Honda Civic 8th generation (https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attac...-kid-civic.jpg)
3. Honda City (right from the first version launched in India in the late 90s)

Thereafter, I ended up buying the City in it's 3rd generation, when I was able to buy one.
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Old 12th January 2021, 18:49   #18
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Skoda Laura Pre-Facelift, especially in the red shade-

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The facelift completely spoiled the looks of this beauty.
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Old 12th January 2021, 19:10   #19
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Lancer SFXi (in red) there was one in our neighborhood when I was in school. A timeless design that aged well and perfect canvas for anyone who wanted to try aftermarket body kits. Used to love the alloy design of SFXi trim, they were too good
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I am still a kid . Here is my list:

Abarth Punto:
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F30 BMW 3 series:
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Range Rover Sport:
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Ford F150 Raptor (I would import it.):
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Chidhood crushes of the automobile kind. This does bring a smile, reliving the thought process and sheer fascination these machines brought to mind.

1. Tata Safari.
The sheer presence on the road this vehicle possessed, everything else looked small and insignificant. It commanded respect from other cars on the road and jaywalkers alike.

2. Yellow Mitsubishi Lancer.
The car oozed style and had the pedigree. Rarity on roads furthered its status.

3. Octavia vrs estate.
It was again nothing like anything on the road. Estates were always a rarity, the Vrs badge made it the droolworthy. I used to dream about talking to my father to purchase it and he wouldn't mind because it was practical witha lot of space.

4. Tata Sierra.
Pure Style. Never saw interiors of one, never needed to have instant crush on it.
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Old 12th January 2021, 20:36   #22
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My first crush was the Contessa Classic 1.8 GL! I used to go to my school library in the lunch break, pull out the Reader's Digest and ogle at its ad! If I remember the ad correctly, it was a side profile picture of the Contessa, with a nice house in the background.

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Owning either of these meant you had arrived in life, something every middle class person dreamt of. Today's economy has narrowed the gap between a car owning/non-car owning family, but in those days these two were the real deal.
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Ford Ikon in Black, i thought anyone who had that car can woo any gal in the college.
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For me it was the original Tata Safari. It was just so tall and imposing to look at and it commanded respect on the road. The butch looks made me think it was indestructible. Hoping to get a chance to take one for a spin soon.
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My childhood crushes-

Gypsy, the pic I shared is of a hardtop, but I loved the soft top more.

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Palio 1.6 GTX (100 Bhp in a hatchback was a dream back then.)

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Honda City 1.5 Vtec (Arguably this car had the segment best top speed in it's time).

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The Safari 4x4 (The go anywhere vehicle, loved the ad, stating - Make your own road.)

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Note- Palio, City & Safari pics source- Google.

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First one is the Mahindra Classic

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Second one is the Maruti Gypsy Soft Top. The below one is my own and i thank god, he made it happen..

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1. Cielo: This car was very long and I just loved this car.

2. Tata estate: I Was again impressed by its very long body. The sound that this produced felt like a truck back then.

3. Sx4 with side skirts: One of my neighbours had this car when I was still in school. That car with the body kit really impressed me.
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Right from my 1st year of my life, I always had a dream of owning Chevrolet Impala.

Whenever I saw Impala, I used to cry to sit in the car. And that craze has not gone even today. I have never got a chance to sit inside that car.

Whenever, any elders asked me, which car would I own when I grow up, I used to say, Impala.

And since it was very costly car, they used to ask whether i was aware of the price of the car.

I remember, I used to say "it is 1.2 Lakhs now, but I don't have money. When I grow up, price would be 2L, I would have 2L and I will purchase new red Impala"

Even now, when I feel low, I will search for Impala image on net and cherish those days.

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My crush during my school days was the gorgeous Mercedes Benz W123! There was a car which passed by our school every day by about 4:30 PM. The final bell rang at 4:20 PM and I would wait outside just to seen the car pass by.
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