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  1. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    ??

    what is this?
  2. ajuvignesh

    ajuvignesh Amatore

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    Chennai, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum.
    Chennai
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    fps may be the fire prevention system.it cuts off the fuel if the car meets an accident.
  3. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    @the black: FPS -Fire Prevention System. In Punto tail gate is not integrated with central locking. In emergency one can open the tail gate and in case if the central locking malfunction lock the car, the tail gate can be used. :D They have purposefully not included tail gate in central locking.
  4. mvb4u

    mvb4u Regolare

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    Guntur
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Sad to see the swift event.

    In our punto Even If the boot door is not included in the central locking system, but adequate measure is taken to warn when boot door is not closed properly. That is If boot door is not properly shut when we close it and If we try to lock the vehicle with lock button on remote It will blink its side lights twice indicating that one of the doors was not closed properly and even if you try to drive it, MID displays boot not closed and and with a beep. Jai ho punto and fiat.
  5. Arryan

    Arryan Regolare

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  6. amit

    amit Superiore

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    Maybe the government can de-regulate petrol, diesel & LPG prices completely and bring in GST all over the country so that the burden does not feel like a major shock to the people. From what I know, diesel has subsidy of Rs.14 per liter and LPG of about Rs.400 per cylinder. Hike the prices by Rs.7 for diesel & Rs.200 per cylinder for now and rest can be done by the year end.

    From my stay in Canada, I know that diesel is sometimes 0.50 cents to even a dollar more then petrol on some days (Most days both are more or less equally priced) while the country has flat 8% GST (goes to central government) & 7% PST (provincial sales tax going to the states / provinces). Instead of every state arbitarily deciding VAT rates, it's better to have a flat rate across all states to avoid confusion. And if we do bring in GST, please, for God's sake, do away with the Octroi in states where it's still levied. Anyone know what rate of GST is being proposed over here?

    Point is the subsidy concept is taking us down the drain and it is unsustainable. The government & we have to bite the bullet and tolerate this shock.
  7. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Another option is to provide separate filling stations for public transport vehicles at lower price. For others remove the subsidy. Still there will be choice for petrol and diesel since diesel gives better torque and mileage.
  8. amit

    amit Superiore

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    I am not sure how pricing works in Europe but till recently diesel cars were 53% of the total cars sold out there - reason being better everyday driveablity and mileage of diesel's over petrol. Of course, there was also a study which said European's drive a lot more then Indian's hence diesel's make sense for them even though the pricing difference is not as much as in India.

    Problem with separate filling stations is that we Indian's have a tendency to short circuit every system. In reality, you will have these special filling station's selling diesel to BMW's & Merc's for about Rs.4-5 more then the subsidised rates. This extra money will be pocketed by the fuel station owner!

    Thank's to the government's idiotic policies we have a situation today where a owner of a 1 crore BMW 7 series fills up diesel at Rs.45 a liter while an owner of a Rs.45,000 Hero Honda CD 100 struggles by paying Rs.78 per liter of petrol! Thanks to this ridiculous fuel pricing policy, the government has created a diesel market and now to counter that they keep threatening to come out with a special one time tax on diesel cars! :A
  9. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    I feel the solution is to simply deregulate diesel and leave it at that...
    Like amit rightly pointed out rich continue to become richer and poor, poorer in India because of such senseless decisions....

    Today there is India bundh for petrol hike and immediately everything will change?? to whom are these cock and bull stories being told to?
    LIkewise let there be another India bundh for deregulating diesel , 2 days the media will make merry with this fact and the assembly will turn into a warzone (nothing new here) let it be..
    (Petrol prices have constantly been on the rise, has it stopped the rise in the 2W market, if anything its just marginally brought down the 4W market)
    Once it subsides and people get used to this then all will be fine..

    Rs Vs $ is 56.something ..
    GOI WAKE UP
  10. N Kiran

    N Kiran Staff Member Janitor

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    What I know from the colleuges here in The Netherlands is that they have to pay huge taxes when they own a diesel car and they prefer petrol cars instead. There is a difference of opinion here too with the usage of petrol and diesel vehicles. But as far as I know the fuel prices change on almost a daily basis like the stock exchange.

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