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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD 90 HP' started by Omar, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Omar

    Omar Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    I had previously created a thread under the "Introduction" section when I joined this forum. Titled, Live Young....Live Free it is generally around my journey from booking to the delivery of my Punto 90 PS

    This separate thread will focus more on my ownership experiences and the subsequent maintenance and overall report of the car as time progresses.
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    Some random pics taken during a short 100 kms trip last weekend. Please excuse the poor quality of images....taken from a handphone
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  2. pabhishek

    pabhishek Esperto

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    Oslo
    Pune
    Linea T-Jet
    Congratulations @Omar ! Lovely pics. Time to change signature from an enthusiast to an owner. What say :stig:
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  3. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Many congrats Omar . Enjoy the beauty to the fullest and share your ownership experience here.
  4. VIJENDRA SINGH

    VIJENDRA SINGH Amatore

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    Linea T-Jet
    Congratulations @Omar . Wish you a happy & safe mile munching.
  5. Omar

    Omar Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Thank you for your kind wishes people.
  6. Omar

    Omar Amatore

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    Bangalore
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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    I recently completed a week of ownership and 200kms on the odo with my Punto. Some observations:

    1) Being a hydraulic set-up, the car is not very agile to drive in the city. However, on the highways, its a different beast altogether.
    2) Amazing speed masking ability. You are cruising at 100, but feels like 50 :p
    3) NVH could have been better, though not a deal breaker.
    4) Slight lag in the second gear. I guess, I need to "understand" my car better in the coming days, to nullify this issue.

    Modifications so far:

    None, except reverse parking sensor from Xenos. These were thrown in by the dealer as part of the overall package.

    The car recently went for its first wash at a washing centre near E-City. I avoid washing this car daily to avoid any impact of the saline content in the water. Attaching some pics from the same.
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  7. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    Congrats Omar. The engine is very young, so take it easy. Do not strain the engine and don't be in a hurry to red line the revs. Try to be within 3000 rpms unti 5000 kms. You will like the song this engine sings after that and more. I too bought an EVO in dec 14 and it is at about 4.5 on the odo. Following the above myself I can see the difference in the setting in of the engine very much.

    Abdul
  8. Omar

    Omar Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Thanks Abdul, appreciate your inputs.

    Yes, I do keep an eye on the rev meter and dont try to rip. After all, my daily drive is in choc-a-block traffic conditions, so no chance to do anything fancy :)
  9. Deepak

    Deepak Regolare

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    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    @Omar : congrats for the new car. happy motoring.
    i recently took TD of 90PS and its true about NVH what u have mentioned. It cud have been better.
    I think lag in first two gear in Punto is over exaggerated. I feel its easily manageable.
  10. Saket Sidana

    Saket Sidana Regolare

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    Delhi NCR
    Linea T-Jet
    Congrats on your hotstepper, @Omar. Great alloy design on Evo, much better than Linea.

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