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Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: 1,20,000 KM Completed

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by anicaution, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. anicaution

    anicaution Amatore

    Hi All,

    Enjoyed 11 months with my lovely Punto and clocked 36,000 Kms at a stretch...

    During this time wished to write review but couldn’t make it; this time very much determined to share the experience...

    Here I go...

    As my car is about to celebrate 1st Birthday...

    I was using Maruti Swift and my family is very much loyal to Suzuki as almost 6 cars owned by us are Maruti. In September 2010 I did shocker for every one by choosing Fiat Grande Punto...
    During buying decision every close friend of mine alarmed regarding Fiat...but I went with my instinct based on my test drive (hard core Mechanical Engineer)...

    So this journey being excellent so far & will remain same.

    Would like to make certain points very strongly:

    Happy Moments:
    1. Good buying experience; only small issue resolved by dealer immediately after my one mail...
    2. Prompt delivery with all complied as per offer
    3. Loved the ride, stability and safety feel of Punto
    4. Excellent average: City : 17 Km/ltr & Highway : 22 Km/ltr
    5. Long trips…
    …Goa (N times)
    …Pune (N times)

    Enjoyed every Km I drove as I believe “Enjoy Every Breath Of Life”

    1. 3K : Good experience as done check up and needful as per service manual
    2. 15K : Free pick up & drop of car from home ( 10Km is distance of TASS from my home)
    All planned MNT done with resolved small niggle in RH-Rear door.
    + Feel (Not expected due to you guys experience on forum)
    @ 4950 is bill
    3. 30K: This is one is better experience …
    All planned activities done…@ 5250 is bill… (Changed RH broken wheel arch…)
    SA advised: change of brake pad around 35K and hinted issue with front suspension as may need to replace “Elastic Pads” in coming days…I never expected…
    4. 34K: Changed brake pad: 2400 is bill and SA informed that he will call me for EP replacement in next week….very Pro active…
    5. Meanwhile replaced company fitted JK Tyre 165/80/R14 at 35278 Km by Yokohama 185/70/R14.
    3900 each with free alignment & balancing…I felt I lost tires little early.
    6. 14th September got call from TASS and appointment received of 17th. Changed EP with general check up. Fitted caps for struts to avoid rust by water dipping as recommended by Fiat (Optional) as per SA. Rs. 80 each. Suspensions are now same like when I drove new car from showroom.
    Bill is 330 only

    Excellent TASS support…”Marvelous Motors, Kolhapur”

    Great experience so far (Touch Wood)….

    Great decision by me as I went ahead with my instincts…to choose Fiat…

    Great News: Maruti is about to loose one more loyal customer…my dad…exchanging his SX4 for Linea this month…

    So Fun unlimited…

    जाते जाते...

    Some statistics…

    Saved Rs. 78000/- on Diesel for 36,000 Km as my Swift was petrol.
    Maintenance cost only 46 paise per Km…ha..ha…ha

    Miles to go…isn’t it…
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011
  2. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

    Excellent review man :). Great to hear good experiences. Do you have the part no for the strut caps?
  3. anicaution

    anicaution Amatore

    Its 0059117154 Cap : Rs. 80 + Vat each.
  4. karan desai

    karan desai Superiore

    Morbi, Gujrat
    happy to know you are enjoying your car. very nicely summarised all the three service. good you got the EP changed.
  5. Tony

    Tony Esperto

    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Great Dude, as you are happy with Fiat, we are also happy to hear and more happy that you will be having a Linea in your stable soon, People are aware of the Car now rather than just following the herds.
  6. anicaution

    anicaution Amatore

    What are the engine specification for Linea: February 2009 Model?

    75 Hp or 90 Hp
    FGT or VGT etc.

  7. anicaution

    anicaution Amatore

    Hi All,

    As hinted above...

    One more addition of Fiat in my family.

    This time Linea 1.3 MJD : Emotion Pack : Tuscan Wine...

    Coming to home on 1st October 2011.

  8. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    Great - Congratz Ani. I think only people like us are giving business to FIAT.

    I remember my SA telling me that ALL the sales he get for FIAT is through word of moth publicity.

    Please do post photos for both cars together.
  9. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

    MH 12
    anicaution thats great.... and congratulations

    Can you please let me know How much you paid for Linea. (On Road Price, Kolhapur). My jiju also looking out to buy FIAT. I insisted him to buy FIAT & test drove Linea MJD & he was impressed by the car.
  10. Tony

    Tony Esperto

    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Great job done Kedar bhai, we are promoting the sales what say, at least 20 % of the sale is on credit to TFI, Fiat-India are you listening!!!!!!!!!, Let us be on official on the FIAT-INDIA, so each time a new buyer is there he is logged on to TFI..

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