Read part one here. Strong words used to express discontent and happiness, not at the same time though. So read if you don’t mind “strong” words.
Well who in their sane minds thought that I would be writing another
bullshit part two post of the above mentioned link. I never thought to be honest.
He is rightly called a prodigal son. He went from the first garage to the second. He didn’t like the first garage much. No, the first garage was pathetic. I had to literally get the second garage to redo all the things the first garage did.
GTI -1 Anoop- 0. Paid for taking it to a different garage.
Let’s roll back couple of years, when I bought this car. I went with this car to one of my relatives who happen to live in the other end of UAE. He kind of likes cars, but is not an enthusiast.
Me : ‘Hey, this is my car. What do you think?’
‘You are a dumbass for buying this.’
Me: ‘ :O Really? So you think my manager has his brains up his ass? He congratulated me for the purchase.’
‘I had a Merc Benz 1989 model. I bought it for 4000 quids here in UAE with couple of friends. I spent like 6000 to maintain it and scrapped the car. You are a blithering idiot for buying this.’
Me: ‘Well, who are your friends? Those drunkards, thieves and car-molesters right? Those who take the car and run it through potholes and put it back as if nothing happened?’
‘That’s not the point son. You cannot drive this car around for long and you will end up spending a lot of money.’
And then these series of events happened. I am meeting him tomorrow and I hope I don’t end up sobbing on his shoulders. Will he not make fun of me and I can’t take it from someone who owns a 3 pot Hyundai i10. My car at least has 5 cylinders and looks pretty in blue 😛
Let’s get serious now, why are the Japanese and Korean cars preferred over the Germans inspite of German cars being one of the wonders in automotive world? Why does that happen in UAE and India?
- As far as I know, the German car dealers or service centers are pathetic. I think they genuinely do a cock hunt and award the dealership to the biggest cocks in that area. Eg, Platino Classic for BMW in Cochin, Marikar Auto’s for Skoda in Cochin. In UAE, I don’t bother taking my car to stealerships cos they will give me a bill equivalent to the car’s current value. I couldn’t care less.
- Good German cars are hard to find. The one’s that are maintained well. Once the warranty expires the owners take them to local service centers and most of the places have no clue of what they are doing, like the first garage I took my car to.
- German cars are driven a lot passionately. If you pay attention to driving details then you will understand why we love German cars. You slot my GTI in 1st gear and even before you take your foot of the clutch, you know you will have a lot of fun. It’s an absolute pleasure to drive the German cars. Buy one and you will never be able to appreciate anything below that standard. They set the bar high. Why do people suffer so much to own a German car? There is something special about the way they are engineered. While in our engineering colleges in India, at some places students are taught how to beat up the innocent people living around and they even conduct a lot of practical exams and some other places, on how to go about breaking street lamps. German Automotive engineers were genuinely taught how to make proper cars. Hence most German cars drive like charm. So too much of passionate driving and less care kills the car.
- The heat in UAE doesn’t help the car much. It has the same effect on all the cars and they disintegrate the other cars more than German cars but the parts for Japanese cars are as cheap as a 1 liter water cans. So you actually end up spending a fraction of money when compared to the German sisters and brothers.
- Finally, the small garages here are pathetic. You can’t find one proper garage showing decent workmanship and knowledge about those cars. Indians, Pakistanis, Iran, Afghans and Bangladeshis end up running smaller garages. You should be an idiot to take your car to them. Out of them all, I would prefer Indian garages and hope that they know something about the cars. Seriously, you just can’t take it to a smaller garage. The likelihood of them messing up the entire car is very high.
It’s better off getting a Japanese car and if you are that adamant to have a European car, do invest in an old Japanese car. It would save you a lot of headaches and you won’t be walking to work like I do. My two cents!
No, I’m not selling the GTI. I might consider buying a spare 20 years old Toyota Camry or Nissan Sunny to keep my 12 years old GTI in my parking lot 😀 #heightofstupidity.
On that bombshell, Good night!