The Last Ride
It was a sad day when I got a call telling me that the test term for the Ignis is now over. For the majority of its time in our hands, the Ignis was first with Abhishek and then Jared. And then it finally came to me, but only for the last two months of its tenure. In these two months, the Ignis really became my compadre. After the call, I took the Ignis on one final drive around the city, which is when I realised the difference an automatic can make in a congested city like New Delhi.
It actually helped with my anger management issues significantly but not entirely as the jerky and untimely shifts of the AMT resulted in me being simply passive-aggressive, but I’ll take what I can get, really. The Ignis to me was like a best friend – they have their flaws which make you want to strangle them for a moment, but you would knock the head off the person who says anything against them. As I said goodbye to the Ignis, I noticed that Jared was travelling and the Dzire was parked at his house. So, I gladly went and took the keys while he was still away.