Very nice article TSIVipul. You almost covered up everything in interesting way.
Almost all well trained drivers sometimes miss on a point. i.e. "Know your car".
I had been to Karla caves sometime ago. A Honda City ZXi (a decade old model) was in front of me. I can bet that driver was amazing and had experience. I observed him from last 2 KMs and they way he was driving, he was good in his job.
The hill road to Karla caves is always narrow due to car parked all the way. They just leave the space that only one vehicle can pass. God knows when people will learn some civic sense.
When were halfway through the hill, a tight situation on incline occurred and he had stopped his car. Again when he tried to move further, can didn't move an inch. Then he unloaded 4 guys from car and tried again. The car moved little further but engine stopped.
He instructed one of guy to place a stone behind rear tyre and tried again, car again moved forward little bit but came back again and jumped over stone which was placed to stop the car. Everyone in my car was very scared because of two things.
1. The one side of hill was chasm.
2. Looking at all this we were frightened that this fellow can come back and hit our car.
Considering the situation, I reversed little bit and placed my car on one side of road. Considering this as an opportunity an oversmart uncle with Maruti EECO overtook me and placed his van right behind Honda City (hereafter referred as HC).
The other guys in that HC were dumb ass
and they were not even pushing the car from behind. One of the smartie, placed a big rock (really big) behind the rear tyre.
HC driver again tried but again failed and came back with force and his rear bumper hit the rock, rock rolled back and hit back over smart uncle's EECO. (LOL moment for us).
As long queue was built up on both side, so some people came and pushed car from behind and helped HC driver to park his car sideway.
Idiots didn't even care that they have left a huge stone on mid road and it's their duty to remove it.
In this case, I feel driver was not aware of his car. I know HC can climb such inclines but may be that car was 2-3 lakh KM driven and engine was on it's last stage.