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Old 21st June 2020, 18:57   #46
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Not much to report since my last post. 15 Feb - 27,000 km. Thanks to the lock down, on 21 June - 28,500 km. And yes, the bulk of those km were between 15 Feb and 20 March.

What have I done since then? Well, just taken the car for weekly 4-5 km spins within our building compound, a couple of trips to get tests done when my wife fell ill, and then, we were subject to a quarantine for two weeks.

Well, all that is behind us now - and I have taken the car for a few spins over the past 3-4 days. First, a loop down to Bandra, across the Sea Link (it was such a pleasure letting the car stretch its legs after a long time), and back home via Elphinstone Bridge.

Then a drive down to Marine Drive, up Peddar Road and Worli Sea Face, and back home.

And finally, a trip to the suburbs to let my parents in law have a socially distanced face to face conversation with my sister in law.

Going to Marine Drive and Worli Sea Face made me realise how tough it is to maintain social distancing in this city. The promenades were packed with people, most of who had masks where their beards should have been. Yes, outdoor transmission is relatively rare. But there were groups of people happily chatting with each other, as if this were June 2019.

The only good news - work on the Coastal Road seems to be progressing well - a lot has taken place since my last run in early March.

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Marine Drive Sunset Views - never thought I would miss this so much
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Work under way for the Coastal Road at Worli Sea Face

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Old 28th June 2020, 19:57   #47
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Hi Hayek, thatís a fantastic thread on your X3 and glad you keep updating it regularly.

Quite unfortunate that you have faced so many issues with the AC over the course of the ownership and hope the problem doesnít occur again in the future.

Also, a funny thing that struck me is seeing a meme created with a pic of your car from the delivery pictures you had posted.

It was doing the rounds on whatsapp a few weeks back and I happened to locate it on my phone gallery. Not sure if you have seen it before as well.

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Also, a funny thing that struck me is seeing a meme created with a pic of your car from the delivery pictures you had posted.
That happens all the time. Iíve seen photos of BHP-iansí cars on OLX ads and other shady sites online.
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I'm a little late to the party, but congrats on the splendid acquisition! I just have one burning question: What was the color of the GLC demo car that you used to check the boot space? Was it actually a shade of turquoise?
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Also, a funny thing that struck me is seeing a meme created with a pic of your car from the delivery pictures you had posted. Not sure if you have seen it before
Very interesting - I had not seen this before, so thanks for sharing this. I guess Team BHP becomes the first source for anyone who wants to post anything about cars.

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What was the color of the GLC demo car that you used to check the boot space? Was it actually a shade of turquoise?
Thatís what it looks like. I must confess it came home when I was in office and my wife checked it out and took the picture.
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