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Finally a Ownership Report of My Beauty PUNTO @ 3rd Service

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by SOOZ_P, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    HiGuys,

    Thought of writing a intro note but never got the write time. Hope now is the time to do it. Though I was reading many threads on TFI even before purchase of my Punto in November, 2011, finally I have joined TFI officially on 15-March-2013.

    Description on the Purchase Experience
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    After getting married in 2011, Me and my wife after a long discussion came to the conclusion that it's the best time for us to have a car. Firstly we planned for sedan and choose Linea and Fluidic Verna. Then we realised that in Bangalore traffic and for two of us, a hatch back will serve our purpose. Then we choose Punto, Swift , Figo, Beat and Ritz. Beat was out of consideration due to rear leg room. Ritz was rejected for the rear look.
    Now there was a tough fight between Punto, Swift and Figo. I rejected i20 as I do not like Hyundai designs for some reason...and that's my personal view only. By the time I could decide something, one of myclose friend intimated that Swift waiting period was 6 months and have to wait a long. So I rejected Swift. Tough I liked the car but it'snow every where... and waiting period added sour taste to that.
    Now I have only FIGO and PUNTO to choose from. I had a test drive of Figo, car is good but when I went inside, I felt a bit cramped but the road view was superb. It was OK for me. After few days I went fora Test drive of Punto.....The first word came out of my mind was WOW!!! The space, features, HANDLING .....just perfect what I was looking for. The look was undoubtedly the best one in the market inits class.
    For a final decision, I took my wife with me and we both had a test drive and She loved the vehicle. Decision was made to go for the beauty.After that the very immediate question came to mind, which version and Colour we should go for. After couple of sleepless nights decided to go for TUSCAN WINE and with Emotion. I was ok with 76hp.
    The total On road cost for PUNTO Emotion Tuscan Wine was 7.0 lacs in Bangalore.I got a discount of around 37 K and common freebies like Floor mats,Car cover, Idol, Pefume, etc.
    The PDI was done on 22nd November, 2011. Everything seems fine. The manufacturing was October, 2011 and I was happy for that.
    I reached the showroom at 12 o'clock and finished the paper work and finally received some Chocolates, Diesel Coupons (Rs. 300) and car papers. The KHT motor was good upto that point. The sales guy who told me many good things about the car was absent on that day due to his personal commitments which he intimated me earlier. The manager guided me to my Italian Beauty. But I got a terrible shock when I first saw the dent on the Bumper. It was not there at the time of PDI. Again I checked the engine chassis numbers and all. It was OK except the dent. I was in a conversation on this with the manager when my wife pointed out the front right side some paint is lost and same happened in the front part too. God I was in very uncomfortable situation. I could not speak for a moment. Then the manager called the FIAT delivery head and confirmed that they will replace the entire bumper and the car will be ready in couple of days. As it was the first car, I have planned so much for the day.But at the end I had to come back with empty hand. The sales Guy called me to wish me but I had explained everything and he also astonished by hearing the dent and paint loss. But he made sure that everything will be fine.
    On 29/11/2011, I reached the showroom and this time my car was shining from a distance and I could see it. The manager came and greeted me and told that they have done all the polishing, waxing .....and also replaced the bumper. KHT Motors gained my impression again with their service. I personally went to the car and tested it from outside.Finally, they handed over the key to me and I get inside it. WOW!! It was the same feeling when I drove it first time....
    Initial Set of Pics,
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    TBC...
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  2. Thanks for a wonderful thread,i am sure most of us went through similar experience while buying the car.
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  3. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    Hi Guys,

    Due to lack of timing, could not complete my all experiences with beauty Punto. I will write it gradually i guess :confused:.
    However, the ODO is reading 19 K now and the 3rd service was done at 14.5 K. I feel the steering is bit loose and the vehicle also pulling left.
    I think its time for a wheel alignment(WA) and balancing(WB). Till date, I have done these tasks only at KHT fiat. Now, I am deciding to take it to some specialist shop in Bangalore. It would be very helpful if you can suggest some good shops for WA and WB. I put up near to old airport, so Bangalore guys can help a bit more here to find a near by good center. If not, I can travel for my beauty too.

    Thanks in Advance for your help.
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    Guys any suggestion please?


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  5. Ravi

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    Take it to Madhus, near Richmond Circle. They supposed to be best as far as wheel alignment and balancing.

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    Thanks Ravi. Is these centers open on Sundays ? I m just trying to find their number but not getting it.


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    Got the timings booked at 3:30 to 4 pm. Will post the report after that. Hope things will be rectified soon.


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    My Punto got treatment at Madhus with wheel balancing and alignment. After the check up here are my outcomes and few lessons,
    1. FASS is a big cheater in terms of wheel balancing and alignment. In all my 3 services, they always told me that they have done the things and everything is fine. However, today I saw one of the tyres eroded from one side completely. Madhus workers told me that the tyre has almost gone and that never being changed. Now they have changed the tyre with the stepney one.
    2. According to Madhus, stepney tyre should also be replaced with one of the used ones in the course of any one of the services. As my stepney was brand new, that shows FASS did not do that.
    3. Few readings were quite differentiates than it should have during alignment. They fixed few but few has to be done by FASS. The Picture will tell the rest about the reading.
    4. Tyres are ok for another 10 k Kms except the damaged one which will make the tyre life to 30k Kms.
    Overall experience was good. Total cost charged is 470 rupees. Next check up will be again after 5 k Kms.


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    Here is the report, yvesyjur.jpg
    bavepudu.jpg


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  10. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    Been to KHT and showed the report and the tyre condition. Blasted for ruining the tyre. Well the tyre cannot be fixed but yes the wheel alignments and pillars are fixed. Car is butter smooth now. Back to form.

    Now, just a query. My car has so many marks and some are really dip. Where can I get the best dent work and painting job in Bangalore? Mine is TW Punto.



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