Its been 9 years since she has been with us. She has taken us places without giving any major trouble. Even today all the parts are in perfect condition. We have driven her on terrible roads, super smooth highways and she took whatever was thrown at her without a hiccup. On the way from B'lore to Ahmedabad via Goa during our first trip we took the unforgiving SH 46. Forget bad road, there were no roads. Still no rattles what so ever. The only problem we have with the Palio is the mileage. It returns a mileage of around 10 km/lt which is very low by any standards considering the fact that its not one of the fastest cars around. It takes its own sweet time to gather pace. Once its up there, its a dream ride provided no one cuts your way . So its time to add some juice to it and get her something she misses out on, power. Peter a.k.a drifter on the forum was always more than willing to work on the Palio and thats what we are exactly doing. Currently he shall be replacing just the air intake with his famous and very renowned GSK air intake kit and later on he will be doing an engine remap as well. Our biggest concern always was about mileage for the simple reason being that if the car is fast and quick, low mileage is still acceptable. But getting worst of both the worlds is totally unacceptable. Also with the increasing fuel costs if eventually we end up losing out on mileage, the whole exercise would not be worth for us. Being given assurance that the mileage will improve and with that power as well, we decided to get rid of the money saver kit (read as LPG kit) which was installed a few years back as it was interfering with the location of the new air filter. As I write this post, the kit is being removed which will also help the Palio shed some weight. The next step is to remove the catalytic converter from the exhaust. But that is a difficult task as Fiat has placed the cat con in the exhaust manifold. So in order to get rid of that, we have to find a new manifold for a 1.2 Palio.