Friday, June 18, 2010
Hyderabad Traffic - - "It's a game of inches!"
Yesterday we had our "test drive" (more like a test "RIDE"!) for the choosing of our new leased auto. We ended up deciding against the little Scorpio SUV (the suspension is far too stiff for these bumpy roads...you would feel every pebble... and the absolutely abusive speed-bumps and pot-holes here would cause you to lose most of the fillings out of your teeth!) We opted for the Skoda Laura Elegance 1.9 AT - made by the good people who brought you the VW and the Audi - but this baby is made in the Czech Republic! One outstanding feature....The Laura has ABS brakes for those "quick stops" that will be made for the occasional crossing water buffalo - or the sudden monsoon cloudburst!
So....do you think I might be exaggerating a bit about the "water buffalo"?? Think again!! Check out this photo that I took with my Blackberry...directly in front of the AirTel showroom over in Jubilee Hills .... this was just about an hour ago!!