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Old 13th January 2021, 13:58   #46
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I would say the Black / Red / Yellow Mitsubishi Lancer with a spoiler. Used to see a few of those modded out with loud music systems in my area.
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Old 13th January 2021, 14:32   #47
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I have always loved cars from a very young age, probable like everyone else on this forum.

I had multiple crushes growing up in the 90's at various stages of my life.

1. Mitsubishi Lancer
2. Opel Astra - Club Edition in black
3. Tata Sierra
4. Honda City - Gen 1 & 2
5. Mahindra MM-540 DP
6. Maruti Gypsy
7. Mahindra Classic
8. Skoda Octavia Vrs
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Old 13th January 2021, 14:34   #48
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I would say the Black / Red / Yellow Mitsubishi Lancer with a spoiler. Used to see a few of those modded out with loud music systems in my area.
I remember DC used to modify Lancers and they had this Red lancer with white leather interiors and it looked absolutely fab!!
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Old 13th January 2021, 14:36   #49
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From childhood had crush on the following cars:

- Nissan Bluebird
- Misubishi Pajero SFX
- HM Contessa
- Honda City Vtec (OHC)
- Honda Accord

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Old 13th January 2021, 14:47   #50
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This car. Nothing else comes close. I swear, one day, I will own it, before I die.

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Old 13th January 2021, 14:53   #51
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Default Re: As a kid, what Indian car did you have a crush on?

Plenty of crushes I must admit,

Tata Sierra,Tata Safari and then the Scorpio.
Ford Icon, old Honda City among the sedans for sheer fun.
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Old 13th January 2021, 15:06   #52
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Indian cars that I had a crush on..
Chronological order
1. Red Tata Estate when I was 2-3 years old (honestly I don't remember but my mum does)
2. Tata Sierra (still have the yellow scale model)
3. Tata Sumo (bored of sedans, station wagons, pickups and CVs...any UVs
and hatches excited me)
4. Our Omni (learned, polished my driving on it..regret selling it to my uncle)
5. Safari (only modern SUV I could see on Indian roads )
6. Contessa (sigh)
7. Indica (bought an Indicab, let's say 'Don't meet your heroes' )
8. Chevrolet Forester (AWD stationwagon and aahh..those frameless doors )
9. Indigo Marina (those tall tail lights...stationwagonyyyy...that advert...maahn)
10. Safari facelift
11. TL 4x4
12. Tata Xenon ( maahn...an international styled pickup in India )
13. Tata Aria ( was pretty pumped up before launch...all that 'make your
Aria' website stuff and all )
14. Ford Fiesta 1.6S in Aquirus(?) Blue
15. Mitsubishi Cedia
16. Isuzu D-max (not the Vross. the initial spacecab version)
17. Ford Figo 1.5tdci
18. Innova Crsyta
19. Mahindra Thar 2nd gen

Upcoming
Even before seeing it or driving it....
Am in love with the second gen Scorpio

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Old 13th January 2021, 15:14   #53
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Which car did I have a crush on? Two cars comes to my mind when I think of this.
Like many BHPians have rightly pointed out, it has to be the Safari Dicor without a doubt.
Fond memories of me walking into the Tata showroom along with my dad sometime in 2007 to see the handsome hunk glittering in all its glory made my knees weak. It was a 3.0 Dicor. We didn't opt for it though.
Come November 26th 2009 was the day when the Safari came home. A childhood dream come true.
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Another car would be the MK 1 Octavia VRS in Silver color and the Laura Facelift. The wait to own the Octavia/Laura was painstakingly slow but the dream eventually came true on November 26th 2017 yet again when we brought home the MK 3.5 Octavia TDI. Call it coincidence that both of my favorite cars came home on the exact same day.
Someday I wish to own the Laura as well. Hopefully soon.

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These two stars of ours will continue to remain with us for many many more years to come.
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Old 13th January 2021, 15:40   #54
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I always had a big crush on Tata Sierra and the Tata Estate. I remember the Sales representative showing us the Power Steering in Tata Estate which literally blew my mind away. Even I could turn the steering wheel with one finger!

Though we had a Tata Sierra in the extended family and have found memories of traveling in it far and wide. Yet, I was too small at that time to be able to drive it. By the time I learnt driving, the car was in a very sad state and was not road worthy anymore. Post an engine rebuild, it never was the same again. Had a lot of heating issues. The breaks also had a mind of thier own, making it unsafe for the roads.

Apart from the above two cars, I had a huge crush on IND-Suzuki. A neighbour had it in blue color. He would ride it the way a two stroke should be ridden!

I could not pronounce 'Suzuki' back then and would call it 'Susuki'. (Hindi word for pee). My father used to enjoy hearing that susuki from me and would have a good laugh everytime I said it !
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Old 13th January 2021, 15:56   #55
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I guess its needless to add a picture of the Contessa since it was every guys crush. Other than the obvious here is my list:


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How can you not include this chick in the thread! This is and will remain the love of my life. Would buy one in an instinct if I come across a well maintained example

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In this particular shade please! I still feel the SRV was way ahead of its time.

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For some reason the Cedia reminded me of Lexus IS300 (2003) and it being linked to the Evo was a bonus!

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Perhaps the first car that got me interested to learn about engines!
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Old 13th January 2021, 15:59   #56
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Black Chevrolet Cruze: I was always awestruck every time I saw one of these on the road. The oomph and the road presence it had was pretty much unmatched in the segment. My heart still jumps up and down at the thought of being able to own one of these someday.

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Old 13th January 2021, 16:08   #57
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Mine would be the Old Baleno, specifically a post 2006 example in VXi trim, for that Automatic A/C controls, the lovely spoiler, the clear taillights and mainly for that leather-wrapped steering.
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Source:Raj_5004's ownership thread (Got 94 Japanese Horses : Pre-loved 2005 Maruti Baleno LXi)

PS: I know that this Baleno is not a post 2006 VXi, but she looks clean, so why not?

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Old 13th January 2021, 16:14   #58
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1. I always admired the Maruti Suzuki 1000 as a child. I was smothered by its classy looks.

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Old 13th January 2021, 16:45   #59
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Being a 1995 born, as a kid, my first car crush was the Chevrolet Beat in green colour!! It seemed equal proportion cute and macho and the colour was striking in the boring sea of white, grey, silver and black.
Then in my high school, the Pajero and City were my favourites. City though!!! Purely aspirational!!! I wanted to get me one of those as soon as I started earning!!!
And then I had a chance to be in the co-driver seat of the BMW series 3 and travel the Mumbai Pune expressway.
The push back on the seat while accelerating!!
The great ride and handling!!! We were going 90kmph in the slightly twisty ghat section!!! And accelerating!!!!
And that feel of being stationary while actually driving at triple digit speed on a straight patch!!!!
I could only imagine how awesome driving it would be!!!!
Now it is my target to buy one in my thirties!!!
And then latest one, which I hope to be able to afford someday, is the Audi RS Q8!!!!
No matter what you say about it, and how you compare it with the Urus or anything else. RS Q8 is the love of my life for now!!! Gotta get me one of those!!! Not a day goes by when I haven't search for it online in hopes of some new blogs/photos/videos.
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Old 13th January 2021, 16:45   #60
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My list -

1 Ambassador - All time favorite
2 Contessa Classic
3 Tata Sierra
4 Tata Estate
5 Maruti Gypsy - Still favorite, specially with Soft top, Blue or green
6 Maruti Esteem
7 Mahindra Jeep - Old one with soft top
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