In spite of some lockdown relaxations now, going out isn’t an option for me. This is because the border between Noida – where I stay – and Delhi (office) is still sealed. However, a couple of days ago, I was fortunate enough to take the Triber out on a cross-border expedition, as I had to drop a friend to the airport. It was after nearly 80 days that I was driving the Triber again!
The drive turned out to be a very pleasant affair – after being caged for over two months, getting to drive a car back on open roads again felt so gratifying. Plus, there was virtually no traffic, so that made it even more enjoyable. That said, there were scores of private cars on the road. In some parts, it even made me wonder if there ever was a lockdown in place. Everything seemed normal, although I am not sure if I should be happy or worried about this. Strange times, indeed!
As for the Triber, it did this short journey without any troubles. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by its air-conditioning system. In 42 degrees of heat, the cabin remained cool and engine performance was decent. Hopefully, I’ll get to drive it more often from next month.
When it came: December 2019
Current Odo reading: 5,479kms
Mileage this month: 84kms
Fuel efficiency: 15km/l
What’s good: Air-conditioning, comfort
What’s not: High NVH
Also read - Renault Triber Long Term Report: May 2020