a bold new drive! :)

Yea. So, the vacation I had was not just about fun and beach and yummmmmy food and unwinding and more beach and everything. It was also lectures on and admonitions for not saving money…and being callously spendthrift πŸ˜€

Ok…I must give my poor dear in-laws their due: they were real darlings about it πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

There. Now, that done, let me tell you, we had long siesta-turned-discussion stretches on how to save money. Hehe. Apparently, all the while, they’d thought I’m careful with that thing. Turned out, money leaves me more quickly than it does the husband πŸ˜€

Anyways, after we shot down suggestions of buying a house now, we settled on the topic of cars! All this while, instead of even thinking of buying one, we’d been shamelessly cruising around on the Matiz which the dad-in-law gave us when they moved from Kochi to Chennai for a year and half. That year and half is over, and he’s retiring end of this month. So, the Matiz has been called back for duty at Kochi.

At the cost of gifting us the down-payment for a new one πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ So, we happily said yes to “investing” in a car.

The husband had multiple options in mind. Ford Figo; Hyundai i10 and 20; Chevrolet Beat; Maruthi Swift.

I was hell-bent on a Maruthi Swift. Both set of parents said it looks like a frog. But well, who cares πŸ˜€

The dad-in-law suggested the Ford Figo; my dad agreed too. The common hatred of the Swift bound them both closer than fevicol ever could! πŸ˜€

The brother said “Never ford or chevvy; high maintenance”.

Finally, the husband and I struck a deal: I get to choose the car; he gets to choose the colour. [Yea. The husband swore never to buy a car unles it’s a black one! Sigh! Bowled over my complaints of it getting heated up, saying there’s auto climate control these days :D; so then the other option was to let me choose the car.] So well, it was decided we’re buying a black swift. πŸ˜€

Many test drives, comparisons, features, costs, EMIs, loan providers, opinions, likes and dont-likes, and colour-arguments later, we dumped all these options. There was one more babe in town.

We went. We saw. We fell (in love). With tuscan wine .
And the opinion was unanimous. Only the colour was a problem. But when the wife likes tuscan wine, the husband can’t whine! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

She’ll be home in 3 weeks! πŸ™‚

The tuscan wine punto.

The Tuscan Wine Fiat Grande Punto Emotion 1.2 (Petrol) πŸ™‚

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32 thoughts on “a bold new drive! :)

  1. Oh, does it have AC ???

    ohh, ohh, and a CD player???

    so now you dont need me to pick you up or take you around in Chennai. levan undallo !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Congrats !!! I was thinking something on the same lines….car…home…carrr…hommme…and finally made a decision. Hope to reveal my decision in a few more days time ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Btw, loved the cars color !

    • Of course it has an AC. Njaan AC illaatha car vaangumnnu thonnunnondo? πŸ˜€
      Oooh yea…CD player too πŸ™‚ MP3 compatible.
      Of course I do. I only bought a car…not a driver πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      What did you decide? Tell tell tell. Anyway, it’s either a house or a car. CONGRATS!
      Thanks πŸ™‚ It’s one of the best colours I’ve seen in recent times! And, apparently, ours will be the first Tuscan Wine Punto in all of South India πŸ˜‰

  2. Congrats!! The car looks great πŸ™‚ The colour definitely is nothing to whine about! πŸ˜€
    Am looking to buy a Ford Figo. Let me see how things go!! Fingers crossed

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚
      Figo is a nice one too. The features are super cool. I was just biased against Ford (coz then I was crazy about the Swift ;))
      Hope to see a similar post from you soon! πŸ™‚ Congrats in advance πŸ™‚

    • Thanks πŸ™‚
      I know for a fact that ours will be the first Tuscan Wine Punto in South India πŸ˜‰ At least, that’s what the dealer said…apparently, no one else had a love for that colour. I wonder why, it being so sexy and everything! πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ It’s sexy, isn’t it? πŸ˜€
      And well, ours will be a lot of city drive….and very rare long drives; so, diesel not much of a use…n th initial investmnt is also way high πŸ˜€

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