Well, too many people have asked this question, so I thought I'll put the answer down on my blog.
You guys know the 'Friends' title song? Well, for the uninitiated, here it is:
"So no one told you life was gonna be this way
[Your job's a joke,
your love life's D.O.A. ]
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year " ...
Well, the part of the song enclosed in  was true of my life for a long time, and now with the car, the next line has come true as well!!!
But anyway, on a serious note, driving in Bangalore isn't as bad as it seems. There are still roads on which you can reach 4th gear. Seriously! :)