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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD 90 HP' started by vayfiat, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

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    Congrats mate. Though not an expert on car, but can say you chose the queen. :clap :drinks

    I just love this BNW car. Cant wait for it to become mine too.

    I cant wait to read your ownership review post.
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  2. vayfiat

    vayfiat Amatore

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    Thanks man! :)

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    Sure Pramod... will catch up soon. :)

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    Thanks Raj... yep! We don't bother... silly people :)

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    Thanks Rishi... Sure... will keep posting :)

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    Thanks Sunith... The place is Nandi Hills :)
  3. FiatVenky

    FiatVenky Timido

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    Congrats dude.
    I got the same spec (BNW sports) a month back. Great car, and love every drive.
    How is your running in going on?
    I maintain the car below 2K rpm,. mostly work around 1K to 2K, and only once touched 2.5K rpm (100Kmph on 5th gear)
    Venky
  4. vayfiat

    vayfiat Amatore

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    I am super impressed by the driving experience... I dont hold onto 2K RPM always... As some of our administrators have suggested, I am using it like a normal car... the RPM touches 2.5K in 1st gear, goes above 2K in 2nd gear... after that I rarely reach above 2.2K... once I had reached 105Kmph... mostly I had driven around 80-100... I got around 19-20Kmpl in that drive... the drive was around 320KM. Had taken it to a hilly area... was doing wonders in hairpin bends... I was able to move in 2nd gear without downshifting... in 3rd gear in straight slopes with ease...

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    Forgot to greet you man... :) Congrats Venky... Wish you happy Punto-ing!!! :)
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  5. vayfiat

    vayfiat Amatore

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    Updates from me after a long long time :)...

    Total KMs covered so far: ~27000 (1 Year & 9 Months completed)

    Experience so far:

    Likes:
    • Superior ride & handling
    • She is a beauty (I've seen people admiring. Recent comments I've heard when windows were fully rolled down - from a Mallu to his friend- "Oru adipoli Punto" meaning "A stunning Punto")
    • Engine sound (From cranking sound all the way up to the ones at higher RPMs)
    • Solid build quality
    • Safety aspects - especially the braking capability (I was cruising at ~110Kmph, I was at a safe distance behind a truck and I tried to overtake and few workers were working near the divider with only a hazard cone placed on the road. Had to attempt a sudden brake and she came to 0Kmph without any complaints - my wife, mothe-in-law and my friend were fully silent but slowly started smiling. The workers were staring at us in disbelief. Admiration from my friend. I couldn't believe the way she came to halt - amazed!!!)
    • Mid-range surge of engine power
    Dislikes:
    • Exide Battery - it is weak now - within 1 year and 9 months - did not expect this. But mine might be an odd incident. I have read about battery lasting for 3-4 years in TFI. Planning to get it replaced soon.
    • Slow speed ride quality (I ride through one of the most crowded and pathetic roads in Bangalore - Old Airport Road - during office hours). I have not replaced stock tyres till date (Apollo Accelere) - not so happy with the way the bumps are absorbed to the cabin.
    • 1st and 2nd gear ratios. But a fan of 3rd gear.
    • It doesn't have a good bottle holder. But not so sad too :)
    • Hazard switch panel - it breaks and goes inside (happened twice) - Vecto rescued both times - according to them it has got a weak clip which will break even without applying pressure. In general, I operate stuffs very gently and I'm not sure how is this happening.
    Overall, I have been enjoying my rides. The likes dominate the dislikes. I'm attaching the expense sheet and few recent pics.
    I will also be writing few of my experiences about the service/repair experience I've got so far from KHT (so bad)/Vecto (Good). Will also give a short description of buying experience.

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  6. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    The car looks beautiful in those pics. Do create an album here and keep updating the gallery
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  7. vayfiat

    vayfiat Amatore

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    Wow. Forgot we've got a gallery now. Sure nkrishnap.:)

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