Thanks for the Warm Welcome wishes bros..
I am Ariyankuppam area, On the way to veerampattinam, near periyar statue.
Happy to see some pondicherians are here. Rearding Singapore Auto scene,
I have seen Hyundai i30 on 2009 itself, ugly looking hatch (imo
It's like we can see all of the major brands inclusive of ferrari (i am not well versed with model numbers :( , now only learning), all models in USA, UK but with Right hand drive.
Bentley, Maserati, Porsche cars and Benz & BMW Convertibles. are common here. FYI
We have Rolls-royce R&D and manufacturing plant here [in construction & partial operating]. Have seen a handful of Ghost & Phantoms here.
My office managers , 3 of them Have BMWs 2x 530i & 1x 320i, Our Boss have Benz C-class & S-class, each one.
If you are automobile freak, you can see the roads all day for first 1-2 months for variety of new cars, which we haven't seen or heard in india.
I literally did :)
Benz E220, Chrysler 300D are premium Taxi's here. Normally i wait for Chrysler everytime when going from airport to my place.
proud to say in these 3+ years i travelled all model of taxis, atleast couple of times in each. hehehe
Hyundai sonata is common taxi vehicle here, along here with old Toyota Crown & Nissan Cedric . Most of Cedrics and crowns are more tha 8L kms run & still doing solid.
Some octavias, chevys & hyndai azeras also in cab business.
Can see dozen of Ferraris, Hummers in City area.
I'm very obsessed with Toyota RUSH & Dahaitsu Terios lookalike twins. Really don't know why Toyota has no idea of introducing this and RAV4 in India. DAIHATSU TERIOS 7seater Toyota Malaysia - Rush
But only bad thing is very expensive here.
Our Suzuki swift costs approx S$125,000 (showroom price, incluisve of festive offer)[1S$=45 Indian Rupees].
Our Discover 150 itself costs ard $7000.parking fees will come around 35-45$/month at home only for 2 wheelers. mall parking rates are different. also ERP[Road toll] inside city area, ever day applicable in peak hours.
Also no free parking anywhere, even in home. Parking meter runs always.
In short Having any automobile is like buying PITA.
I can only dream about having car or bike here. Public transport [especially Metro Train]is fastest & safest here.
Will try to share a lot in future.