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A Grande Ownership report-the 2012 Punto Dynamic

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by sidindica, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. sidindica

    sidindica

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    Drive down from Delhi to Solan, Himachal Pradesh. Once crossing Kalka via chandigarh, driving the punto through the curvy roads of the himalayas is pure nirvana. AC was on 100% of the time, 60 km of driving on hills, 40 minutes of idling in a traffic jam, 52 kmph average speed YET 16.1 kmpl.

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  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    True, driving Punto or Linea on curvy roads is bliss.
  3. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    16.1 kmpl is a fab mileage considering the idle time, AC usage and driving conditions! Wondering how did you manage it ;)
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  4. sidindica

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    The Punto is currently on an audio upgrade stage. Detailed report with pics to follow soon.
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  5. sidindica

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    Fiat Grande Punto| Now playing at a town near you| Pioneer 6590| Rockford fosgate components front| rockford fosgate co-axials rear| stinger amp wiring powerkit| dampmat damping| Digital designs C4C 4 channel amplifier| Rainbow Dreamline S12 subwoofer.

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  6. sidindica

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    The GP is doing just like what a Hero Motocorp bike does. Fill it, shut it and forget it. Up 14,300 kms today. Ongoing round trips in and around the interiors of Haryana, full AC on due to humid weather, 16.6 kmpl average in last 636 km trip.

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  7. sidindica

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    16,000 km update

    The car went for its second service at Oberoi, Sector 63, Noida and it underwent:
    • engine oil change
    • oil filter change
    • air filter change
    • diesel filter change
    • AC filter change
    • alignment and balancing
    • tyre rotation
    • general checkup
    • brake cleaning
    Labour was free, was charged for parts and the bill came out to be Rs. 5573.

    During the service, the washing guy drove the car from the lift and it hit the lift support arm which keeps the car in place once it is lifted to wash the underbody. This resulted in damaging the tyre's inner sidewall. Talked to Mr. Gopalan and he immediately helped me out in getting a new PLC at their own cost and took up the matter with the supplier of the lift, Elgi industries after seeing the design defect. Very much impressed with Oberoi this time. No new issues, it just goes like a reliable travel companion. In fact, I did find the motor opening up more in mid range.

    What followed was a complete detailing session at Retro Rides, MG road, gurgaon. Costed 4.5k, and the end result is this:

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  8. sidindica

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    The car stands at 17,001 kms as of now. Nothing new to report, the engine feels more peppy now in the mid range and I can see slight improvement in the top end. Traded in the rockford fosgate components for Rainbow EL series for front doors and finally I have the sound of music that always needed. Yesterday, did a short test drive of the car on the right.

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  9. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    This is what contributing to less participation on ownership section :). Most of the cars are running so normal, nothing much to update.
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  10. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    But, it will be good to hear from owners that the car is running normal. :)
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