India Comes home in F/I/A/T Greetings ! For some of the TFI'ans who know me in this forum, no introduction is needed. But for many who does not know me, I am Heartlin, and my ride is Punto MJD. Pimped my Ride recently on Sep-8-2012 in Pune. If you have time, you can go through my Early Ownership Review where I have penned my diary of My Bride and I in the altar. http://www.teamfiat.co.in/punto-1-3-mjd/7526-fiat-pimped-my-%5Bb%5Dride-punto.html 8-Oct-2012 Its been exactly one month from the delivery and already 2423 KMS on the ODO and living every moment of it. I get a mileage of 16-17 KMPL in city and 19+ in the highways with AC on 100% Am here to let my fellow TFI'ans to know and also get their valid inputs for my planned trip in my Diwali Vacation. Since the day am having an affair with my Punto, She is missing my Mom,Dad & Sister's blessings. She has'nt met them yet, which made me plan a long trip in the Diwali Vacation Holidays Nov 10 - Nov 25 to my hometown Coimbatore. Trip Route : Pune - Bangalore(Outer Ring ROAD) - Salem - Coimbatore - Salem - Bangalore - Pune Trip Start Time Planning to start my Trip in the morning 5:00 AM so that I can reach bangalore by evening 5-7 PM Halt Bangalore : Any Hotel in the Outer Ring Road. And next day morning starting the journey again. Total Distance: To and Fro 2400 KMS Rider : One & only me Passenger : My Beloved Mom Trip Plans After Reaching Coimbatore Coimbatore - Rajapalayam - Tirunelveli - Tenkasi - Coimbatore : To & Fro = 1000 KMS Weekend Ooty Trip = 200 KMS Total Trip Distance 3600 KMS Planned Road Map Dates Dates is a real problem. One week leave is confirmed. But waiting from my PeM to get another week leave. Dates may be Nov-3 to Nov-18 (or) Nov 10 - Nov 25. HELP Guys, I have posted this thread not only to share my travologue but also for a great HELP ( can you see the font in Upper Case ), that I will require from my fellow mates to make this trip a successful one. Below are some of my Queries which will be helpful. Please keep me updated with your help. In Return, I will come up with a detailed travalogue with umpteen pics, ODO Data and lots more. 1. Punto has run 2423 till date. Till one month to go for 5000 KMS service. Where Will I first service her ? Or should I service her at Coimbatore 2. Any issues If I run her long 1200 KMS before first service ? 3. Need some clarity in the Road conditions Pune - Coimbatore. 4. Before travel checkups and DIYs for my Punto( like Oil check, wiper solvent check, etc ) 5. And anything you guys would love to guide me. I am very excited for this trip and as I said, India no more come home in Maruti, but F/I/A/T. Keep me posted with your valuable comments and suggesstions to make my trip a happy one with my Punto.