Near the city center, Guindy National Park is one sight to consider putting on your to-do list. If you still have room on that itinerary, the Marundeeswarar Temple and Chennai Snake Park will keep you entertained, too.
Okay. So you're looking for an excuse to see what your new ride can do? How about taking a day trip out to Semencheri? Roll down those windows and let the wind rustle your hair on your journey there. It's only 17 miles away. Among your first few stops here should be the DakshinaChitra, MGM Dizzee World and Tiger Cave. The locals are also likely to point you towards Sulerikadu, 19 miles away. If you can only see one attraction here, make sure it's the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. (But we're also huge fans of Mamallapuram Beach and the Crocodile Bank.)