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Ecstacy of owning a FIAT:: Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion July 2009

Discussion in 'Punto 1.4 Fire' started by fiatlover, May 24, 2011.

  1. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Replaced the wiper blades. Decided to go for the FIAT provided one Made in Genrmany. Costs 1234/-. The current one lasted for close to three years. The difference in price between Syndicate brand and this one is just about Rs.200. So decided to go for the tried and tested one.
    Thanks Ravi sir!
    I got a Pm from Sailer_Punter too suggesting the this route. Seems there were instances of elephant attacks between Periyapatna-Sidhapura route even during day time. Also people say that elephants come on to the road during rainy season due to leech attack.
    :) Nice idea it is. But it's pouring down there and most likely, we wont even get a chance to get out of the car. :) But I will see
    A few years back I had been to MGM beach resort on OMR and had to watch the waves from the restaurant because of heavy rains. :)
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  2. fiatlover

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    I took this route. The road condition is generally good, with a few big but manageable potholes here and there. Starting from Hunsur, it was raining throughout. So took more time than expected. Started at 5.30 and reached by 4.00PM.

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  3. shams

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    what place is that in the last 3 pics :)?
  4. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Don't mistake it for a resort or me taking on adventure sport :) It's the road to my home, a remote countryside in Kerala(Kasargod). This is how it looks during rains :)
    What you see on either sides of the "road" in the last pic is rubber plantation.
  5. The last 3 pictures brings to my memory of going to my village. Exactly a similar road from the last pic to my grandmothers home. :p

    OT: Where is your home at Kasargod ?
  6. fiatlover

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    Nileshwaram-> Chittarikkal route. Somewhere here.
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  7. Nice to meet a Tfian from same district.
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  8. fiatlover

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    165 @ NICE road. Not to prove anything, but it so happened.
    Actually, I didn't realize that we crossed 160. Immediately slowed down.
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  9. fiatlover

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    Some pictures during the drive back to Bangalore. The road between Coorg checkpost and and periyapatna is almost gone. With 11 kms of bad roads with around 2-3 big potholes every km. Some as deep as an open well. Still drivable/crawlable. See the last pic.
    The car had full load with four adults, three kids, and some 60+ kg in the boot.
    Except for this 11km, route is quite good.

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  10. zenwalker

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    @Thulasi,
    You really a very lucky fella. I would love to has such natives or atleast visit.
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