I still remember the day when I was pleasantly surprised by a phone call from Mr. Swapnil Shinde, Sales Executive from Landmark Dealership Worli, Mumbai in the month of March. He asked me if I was interested in Participating in the Times Women’s Drive 2018 from Mumbai to Goa. I was a bit skeptical in the beginning as I had never driven such a long stretch and that too for a competition !! I was wondering how come me ?? Then I realized, it was the ease at which I could handle Jeep Compass during the test drive sessions and my innumerable queries must have made the Sales person realize that she can really tame the beast.
Well after all the paper work and month long preparations, finally the Day arrived when me and my sisters were all set to go on our longest drive together.
The preparations at the flag off were top class and I could meet 10 more fellow Jeepers.
The journey was great, 1st Day upto Kolhapur and the next day upto Goa. The only sad part was we had to drive our Jeeps at a specified speed only. Imagine driving Jeep Compass at 40-50 Kmph that too on empty roads on Mumbai Bangalore highway!! That was the biggest challenge.
Goa was super fun as always. So well organised. We also had our own Jeep convoy and a short trail organised by Jeep India.
Well all good things had to end and so did the Times drive. Driving 1300 kms made me realise that the Jeep Petrol AT though considered a beast made us feel so secure. The gear changes were seamless and it felt so planted on the road.
This was one hell of a ride. So why should men have all the fun.
Happy Jeeping to all.
On the ride were Jeep Girls Pooja Asnani, Ritu Motwani and Divyaa Mehta.