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22222 km---15 months---a tale to tell

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by sandipan_r15, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yesterday my car completed it's 15th month and covered it's 22222nd km.

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    I was a little sceptical while purchasing this car.It was a win of emotion over logic.

    But after 15 months and 22222km my emotion has been proved logical.

    I always take good care of my car(I own one at a time--I am the 1st gen in my family to own a car--this is not my 1st car).And it was no exception in case of PUNTO.And It is no surprise that I did not face much of problems apart from a faulty door lock on day1.
    As days passed by this car gradually grew over me.It's superb handling & steering feel,ride quality on both highway & bad roads and overall solid feel made me addicted to this car;Or, rather made me addicted to the feeling of driving this car.

    Though I love touring by my own car(furthest I went is PANCHMARI-MP--in 2009--car- WAGONR VXI ABS) but did not get much oppurtunity to tour in last 15 months due to my father's illness.But still covered many places in west bengal and my PUNTO never ditched me on a tour---not even a puncture I faced.
    Highest I went to is 7400 ft in the HIMALAYA.Longest I drove in one day is @ 500km from RAIGANJ to HALDIA.

    My advice to the would be car/fiat owner whoever reading this thread----THIS CAR IS NOT JUST ANOTHER CAR(in this segment) -----this car oozes a lot of emotions whenever you drive this car and you need to drive this car thoroughly to have a real feel of this car.

    ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT OF PUNTOING TO THE FULLEST.

    THANK YOU ALL.

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    ME AND MY MACHINE
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  2. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Awesome... it's great to hear such affectionate stories being told about our drives by pretty much everyone owning it....
    Congrats...
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  3. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Kuwait
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Nice to Read that your Punto has taken over you and hope the same will be with the others driving the other than FIAT...
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  4. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

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    wishing you reach 222222 with your beauty without any hassles:)
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  5. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    15 moments in 15 months----i will remember

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  6. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    HALDIA
    WEST BENGAL
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Modification/ changes/service done---

    1)TYRE----195/70 R14 (YOKO A DRIVE) on 14" HRS ALLOY
    2)Head lamp was replaced with PHILIPS RALLY 100W(without relay +porcelin holders)
    3)Engine oil change--every 7000-7500km(last time used QUARTZ 9000 ENERGY 05W-40)
    4)Wiper blade(front)--changed once
    5)One of the side indicators was replaced under waranty
    6)Wheel balancing done--twice
    7)DRL--Fixed on radiator grill
    8)Seat cover--Autoform
    9)IRVM---convex & wide--purchased from ebay(BL)
    10)Door visor--galio
    11)Body graphics--Autographix(sega rally)
    12)Top speed achieved---160(speedo indicative)
    13)Polish used---FORMULA 1
    14)One power window switch was repaired for loose contact.
    15)Mileage--->worst-16.5:best-25.6/get 18-19 based on my regular use.
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  7. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
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    16)Original horns have been replaced by skoda type one.

    17)Reverse parking camera.
  8. Wish you some more bright memories with the GP
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  9. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    HALDIA
    WEST BENGAL
    Grande Punto 1.3
    25000 km done

    Hi friends,posting after a looooong break.My GP has crossed 25000 km mark in this period.Recently hearing a occassional sound from the rear left shocker----but where would I go to rectify this?Not a single previous dealership in kolkata is accepting FIAT cars for servicing & there is no confirmed news of opening of exclusive service centre at kolkata.
    Any major problem or accident case----and we the FIAT owners in & around kolkata will have to scrap our car.Very disturbing situation.
    The nearest showroom/workshop is now at RAIPUR in chhatishgarh--810 km from my residence :confused.
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  10. Congrats sandipan on reaching 25k and being a happy with your ride..

    Servicing in and around kolkata is really very much a pain now, but I heard rd motors is going to come up with a fiat dedicated service centre very soon..how soon is a big question though..

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