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  1. Nice pictures DD and good to see you back again.
  2. The Octavia seems to tick all the right boxes here. Get the diesel with the DSG gearbox. Pretty easy to drive in the city and eats up kms on the highway. I would have recommended the Superb but thats a but too big for you IMO. Space in the rear of the Octavia is also good as well On the other hand if you want killer performance the 180 bhp 1.8 TSI is your best bet
  3. Hey there Hopefully this can help you out While there are many routes to Goa, here's the quickest way. Take the Mumbai-Pune Expressway out of Mumbai. Past Pune stick to NH4 going towards Bangalore. Stick to NH4, past Satara and Kolhapur. After about 400km you have to get off NH4 and take a right at Nipani and go past Amboli Ghat. Continue till Sawantwadi and then turn left for Goa. Total distance to Goa is about 550km and should take you about 12 hours. There are enough petrol pumps on the route, so fuel should not be a problem. We do not have specific information about COCO pumps. Use Zomato app on your phone to find restaurants. While seafood is popular in Goa, vegetarian options are available. You can hire a car from Myles, a self-drive service by Carzonrent. Link: http://www.autocarin...ipl-393186.aspx Have a great trip and looking forward to a travelogue from you when you return
  4. Check out this Vespa made completely from wood.. and it works too Source
  5. 2015 Ford Endeavour features explained The 2015 Endeavour will boast a number of features such as LED daytime running lights and an eight-inch touchscreen for Ford’s new SYNC2 infotainment system. Ford had unveiled the new Endeavour, also known as the Everest in some international markets, last year. The Ranger-based SUV was first shown in concept form in 2013. It is expected to be launched in India later this year along with the Ford Figi Aspire Sedan and the Figo hatchback, and will follow the CKD route with assembly kits manufactured in Thailand. Ford will offer the Endeavour in three variants: 2.2 Titanium 4x2 A / T, 3.2 Titanium 4x4 A / T, and 3.2 Titanium+ 4x4 A / T. These are the most prominent features of each variant: Ford Endeavour 2.2 Titanium 4x2 A / T The 2.2 Titanium 4x2 A / T variant will be powered by the Diesel TDCi 2.2-liter Duratorq VGT with 160 horsepower at 3,200 RPM and maximum torque of 385 Nm between 1600 and 2500 rpm. It will also feature a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift transmission as standard, Watts link rear suspension with coil springs, independent front suspension with coilovers and anti-roll bar, and a standard rear-wheel-drive system. The exterior will include several features such as theft alarm, body-colored front and rear bumpers, halogen projector headlamps with automatic turn on function, 18-inch alloy wheels with 265/60 R18 tyres, power adjustable door mirrors, roof rails, foglights for front and rear ends, rain sensing wipers, and a rear spoiler with third brake light The interior of this variant will include features such as auto dimming rear view mirror, cruise control, dual zone HVAC for front and rear seats, leather upholstery, power windows with one-touch operation, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and gear knob, 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, 2nd row 60: 40 split seats with fold-flat capability, 2nd row bench seat reclining and slide front – back, 3rd row bench seats fold-flat split 50: 50, 12V power sockets across three rows, radio/ CD / MP3 / AUX / USB (2 slots) / SD Card, Ford SYNC infotainment system, and Bluetooth connectivity. This variant will also boast a number of safety features such as ABS with EBD, hill Launch Assist (HLA), traction control, electronic Stability Program (ESP), dual front airbags, side and curtain airbags, reverse parking sensors, RSC rollover protection system, key immobilizer, and ISOFIX child seat anchor points. Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium 4x4 A / T This variant will include all the features available in the in the lower 2.2 Titanium variant. However, it will be powered by the 3.2-liter Duratorq TDCi VGT which produces 200 hp at 3,000 RPM and has a peak torque of 470 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm. Some additional features include full time four-wheel-drive system with terrain management, and lockable rear differential. Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium+ 4x4 A / T This top-of-the-line variant of the Endeavour will have the same powertrain as the 3.2Titanium, but it will have some additional premium interior and exterior features. Additional exterior features include LED Daytime Running Lights, Bi-Xenon automatic projector headlights with spray cleaner, and 265/65 R20 tires. The interior will also include some premium features like panoramic sunroof, power operated third row seats, driver and front passenger 8-way power adjustable seats, stainless steel scuff plate with LED illumination, and ambient lighting with seven different colours. Additional safety features in the 3.2 Titanium+ variant include driver’s knee airbag, rear view camera, front parking sensors, vehicle detection while leaving parking space, and blind Spot monitoring system.
  6. Nicely done Akshay So far Toyota has ruined the classy looks of the Innova with the multiple face lifts that they gave it. Hopefully the next gen should get good styling. Very good effort by you. the window line looks slightly off though. Can you get us a rendering of the front as well if possible?
  7. Thanks for starting this thread Leo. You beat me to it. While Merc seems strong again this year, Ferrari seems to have made progress from last year. Though the championship might still be away, Im hoping a for race victories and podiums atleast. Mclaren still might take a while though. A week to go !!
  8. I wouldnt say a toy but yes less dramatic to look at for sure. But as crazy as an Aventador is, you cant drive an Aventrador everyday but on the other hand the You can drive the F12 to work and back on a daily basis I have driven an Aventador and while its the maddest car I have driven yet, its not practical. The new Huracan is though
  9. That song can be watched on tv lol. Thanks for the headsup I guess i will let this one pass Badlapur looks interesting though
  10. Leo Rahi and vikky. Thanks for the suggestion. Will look into this
  11. Theres nothing like waking up early on a Sunday morning to spend some time among classic cars which have stood the test of time. the VCCCI held its annual classic car rally in Mumbai on the 1st of Feb 2015. There were a huhge number of cars paricipating from a 1915 Ford Model T to a 1985 Mercedes W126 560 SEL. My pick of the lot was the immaculate Jaguar E Type V12. The event was a TSD rally which was flagged off from Horniman Circle in South Mumbai and ended at the Sofitel Hotel in BKC. It was a complete festive atmosphere as people across all ages enjoyed the fantastic automobiles. Here's a ton of pics that I clicked at the event from the display and flag off:
  12. Tata launched the Bolt hatch back in 4 trims today at an even in Mumbai. Will be available in petrol and diesel. However there will be no AMT on offer as of now as seen in the Zest. The prices are are follows Ex Showroom Delhi Petrol XE - Rs 4.44 lakh XM - Rs 5.15 lakh XMS - Rs 5.40 lakh XT - Rs 6.05 lakh Diesel XE - Rs 5.49 lakh XM - Rs 6.11 lakh XMS - Rs 6.34 lakh XT - Rs 6.99 lakh And here are some pictures of the car taken at the launch. The car on display had a body kit and different design alloys which can be bought at the dealer level.