There he stood, looking dashing in bright red, coming towards me in a lazy stroll kinda way…. I knew it, even though Blue was my favorite colour, on him i preferred the Red… And thus began the date, not one quick cup of coffee or dinner, but one that went on for 3days… Read on to know how amazing this date was,


Out of the
blue, well, not really out of the blue, one day about a week ago I spotted a
tweet from @Blogadda saying “one more slot available for anyone who wishes to
review the Indica vista D90” and the sneaky me clicked on reply and sent “me”,
and the rest as you know is what happened. Oh, you don’t know? Well, I received
a mail from Blog
Adda
and the dates were fixed. I would have the “yet to be launched” TataIndica Vista D90 for 3days, 28th through to 30th Jan..
Wow, this was yet another 1st time opportunity and experience for me.

This was a
campaign that Blog Adda was doing in association with TATA Motors to
promote the new TATA Indica #VistaD90 using bloggers across the country. The
bright shiny red #VistaD90 arrived home Monday noon, and the excitement within
mounted. I had checked if the vehicle was available around a weekend but was
told this was the only free slot. As they say [wonder who that ‘they’ is]
beggars cant be choosers… bla bla… How I would have loved to have done a weekend trip in this beauty!! 

That
evening, piled the entire family in, well, not entire- grandparents and mom
[yes, all 3 sad in the back seat, comfortably without having to kill anyone]
and we headed towards Marina Beach. Felt nice, almost like I owned the car [if
only]. The bright red caused quite a few heads to turn, no no one crashed into
a light pole like they show in those TV ads. I fidgeted with the various
features, tried out the rear view adjust knob, paired my phone in the music
system, made and received calls, played music, and even tried cheating by not
wearing the seat belt to see if there was a alarm waiting to sneak up on me,
which it did..

From the
wide roads, we squiggled our way into the narrow road off Greams road towards
Haji Ali. Phew, no scratches or glitches. *Wipes invisible sweat off the brow*.

The next
day, it was time to rope in the bestie and her little munchkin for a ride. The
little one made my day and month and maybe life by asking “this red car is
yours Aarti? It is nicer than the other silver one you have”:D Like a girl
strutting around showing off a new dress, I showed off the car here and there…talking to people,
getting their inputs, hearing several sides to a coin.



Oh, how can
I forget? It was thanks to the Vista D90 that i made a trip down to Vadapalani
to pay my friend a surprise visit at her newly opened pastry store. Some of the streets made me flinch, wondering if it was a bad mistake bringing the car out here, but then I live to tell the tale.. 🙂 We picked
up a few treats and got home with a big smile.
Some of the cool features in this hatchback are
  • The neat rear view mirror adjusting knob placed
    near the driver’s side
  • The Drive information system that is quite
    informative and handy
  • Good space and legroom in the backseat
  • The dashboard, one of which displays the kms
    left on the fuel along with the clock and temperature. This also displays the
    avg mileage.
  • The music system and speakers. They are
    definitely an improvement over the previous versions.
  • The powerful AC, it got cold quite
    rapidly and i had to tone it down.
  • The light around the key slot .Cool
    thing, you don’t have to fumble for it in the dark


The Downers:
  •  Am
    nearly 6ft tall, so for someone of my height to sit comfortably in the driver’s
    seat it is a bit of a challenge. Head grazes against the roof and it is not a
    comfortable feeling
  •  Lack
    of space to store things- like a water bottle or the phone. No pouch behind the
    driver & passenger seat either.

Well, am sure this car would have
quite a few takers, given that it is a sleek model, fitted with the same engine
as the Fiat and the Manza interiors.

To know more about what some of the others bloggers thought, follow #vistad90 on twitter !!!