I expected that the first car of my family would be bought the day I get a job. Since I am still in the 8th semester, my expectation dint quite happen. The process started a few months ago, with my dad collecting catalogues of various carmakers from friends, relatives and co-workers. My dad has this customer who is an auto-car dealer. I am not very sure of what exactly this fellow does, but he has been giving a lot of free advice to my dad regarding the car market.
My dad had been discussing this since many months, but its intensity turned sharp when he realized that there are about 12 cars in the 12th cross alone (my house falls in 12th cross). Since then, ‘cars’ had been a major part of our discussion. We started the car hunt by first being clear about the value to money ratio, mileage, maintenance cost and reputation. We started from Hyundai i10 then surfed through ford fego, Chevrolet beat and spark, Suzuki ritz and ultimately zeroed on the Suzuki Swift VDI.
The decision was made, and my dad joined driving classes. This was the time when my mom intervened and we were compelled to reconsider our decision. Some more cars joined the consideration list. But in the end of the day, when it came to famous Indian middle class question “kitni deti hai yaar”, there is one such car that answered louder than the rest. The all new Suzuki Wagon-R with an ARAI certified mileage of stupefying 18.9 Kmpl!!
We visited the Suzuki show-room the very day, checked it out along with some other cars and booked it. Our car will arrive on 10-feb-2011, and the day is today. I’m waiting with my hands rubbing each other overeating with excitement…