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Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion Pack 16k km Ownership Review

Discussion in 'Punto 1.4 Fire' started by winimation, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Ichimaru

    Ichimaru Regolare

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    Gurgaon, India
    Super Thread.
    Loved it!
    Guys please share this on your Facebook Profiles
  2. winimation

    winimation Amatore

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    Mumbai
    I forgot to cover the most important thing for us Indians ::D Fuel Economy
    I have been getting a FE of around 14-15 with AC mostly on & a mix of city & highway driving. I have driven on Mumbai- Pune @ speeds touching 120-140km/hr, I've noticed that you can get max FE when you drive your car @ 80 km/ hr. I did this on Pune-Mum run-in period where I was trying to avoid breaking 80km/ hr. To be honest , I got tempted & drove @ 100km /hr for a distance. I got a FE of 19.9 km /hr :eek:

    Some little things which were not covered above

    Intelligent Programming
    -> If you have switched on the heater & engine is not hot enough to provide you hot air, the blower speed would be set to minimum & the moment engine is hot enough, the blower speed increases :wow
    -> Theater Dimmed Courtesy Light : They switch on, the moment you take out keys from the key slot (where all these guys have put a sensor :idea: ) & switch off the moment you start the electrical of the car.
    ->Follow Me Headlamps : The headlight can be switched on for upto 3 & 1/2 mins after you switch off the engine of the car. They can be helpfull in guiding you the path while parking in dark. They switch off automatically.
    -> The Theatre lights can be automatically switched off after 20 mins if you forget to switch it off in manual mode.
    ->All buttons have an orange color backlight even the usb socket in the glove box. The rear power windows light also switch off when they are disabled from driver's side.
    -> If the front wiper are on & you engage the reverse gear, the rear wipers are automatically activated

    ->The Gp har rear ac vents below the front seats. They get activated, when foot level vent is activated.
    -> The car gives a audible warning if it touches a speed of 4km/hr & the handbrakes are on
    -> The car doors will lock everytime the car touches a speed of 20km/hr.
    -> The mic for BLUE&ME is placed behind the rearview mirror.
    -> The outside temperature sensor is placed on the left side view mirror
    -> The rear-view mirror is a Day & Night mirror. where the glare of cars behind can be dimmed. A common feature but I did not find this in Ritz ZXI :shock:
  3. Chaos

    Chaos Regolare

    You should have a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=24

    Chaos.
  4. CountRock

    CountRock Staff Member Janitor

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    Dallas, Texas
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Excellent and well written posts! I was surprised to hear about the flatbed truck!
  5. winimation

    winimation Amatore

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    Mumbai
    Thank u Countrock & all other guys!!

    Even I was surprised to see flat-bed trucks.

    On a different note... Do u know guys know how to edit the previous post? I'm unable to do it. I want to make some corrections!!
  6. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    Excellent review and after reading I am getting more proud about my choice.
  7. SAF_RoadWarrior

    SAF_RoadWarrior Amatore

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    USA
    Linea 1.4
    Hello! Great Review,Is this a Petrol car and you are getting FE of 14-15/l in City+Highway?
    Any information on City only?
  8. winimation

    winimation Amatore

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    Mumbai
    @SAF_RoadWarrior

    Thanks! Yes Mine is a petrol car. I get a FE of 14-15km/l in City + Highway. Actually it's mainly city but I stay in Pimpri Chinwad where there is not much traffic.

    In actual city conditions like in Mumbai I have got mileage of 11-12 km/l
  9. winimation

    winimation Amatore

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    Mumbai
    Optimise Mileage by moderate driving

    I drive quite conservatively so I thought I should pen down few pointers which can help users get a better mileage
    - Don't accelerate too much in 1st & 2nd gear. I normally up the gear, moment rpm reaches 2000. lesser in 1st-2nd gear. I'm in 5th gear at the speed of 45-50+ km/hr
    -Anticipate when you may have to slow down. Like If I'm driving @50+ km & I see a traffic or red signal ahead, I'll put the gear in neutral & car momentum would let the car cruise. (Remember, not to switch off the engine in neutral as your brakes would stop working)
    - Try not to drive at speeds greater than 80-100. FE decreases drastically in speeds higher than 80-100km/l. I have got a mileage of 19 when i drove at a steady speed of 80-90 on mum-pune expressway during the run-in period.
    - Switch off the engine, If you anticipate longer stops at the signal
  10. SAF_RoadWarrior

    SAF_RoadWarrior Amatore

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    USA
    USA
    Linea 1.4
    Thank you very much,i am in USA, but I also live in PCMC near Jamthani Chawk :)
    Where did you buy this car from?Any discount or (corporate/dealer) and freebies they offer?How is the ASS..Can you please share? :car

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