We have always opted for hired vehicles as it has never been a joy to drive on Indian roads. We also felt one less car would mean that much less pollution and also that gave an opportunity for taxi and Rickshaw owners to earn their daily bread. It is pathetic to see cars in garages never used to their optimum use – more of a prestige symbol here in India where public transport is easily available.
Our choice was always Hindustan Ambassador but sadly they no longer ply. This car earned a reputation as being the best taxi in the world
Now it is a different story. I have this guy who takes me round short distances in his Auto rickshaw and he has been there for years and for long distances again I have a guy who takes me in his taxi which he keeps changing and so I would not know much about the model. (lol)