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  1. saharsh

    saharsh Regolare

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    PART-1

    It all started in april 2009. my father and me were searching a used car for rs-4-5 lakhs. then came the may 2009. one day my father and me were
    taking a cup of tea with reading a newspaper. we saw a ad of Tata Safari so much !. my father and me both liked. so we decided to go to showroom and have a look at it. we just loved the looks! with great interiors and meaty tyres! we loved it! :) but then, we saw two hot italion beauties ! and you all know, it was Fiat Linea, Fiat Grande Punto. we had a look at both, we liked the linea. but then father said " Linea is out of budget, forget it" with heavy heart we left the showroom.

    PART 1 ENDS

    regards
    saharsh.
  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    From 4-5 Laksh budget to Linea, looks interesting story.
  3. nk4FIAT

    nk4FIAT Superiore

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    First congrates!!!!
    2nd plz post PART2 at the earliest
  4. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    The intermission is too long saharsh. Let us know the details about the Monica Belluci in your life :D
  5. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Haha,Kaps,you should have specified it as the LATEST Monica belluci!!!,if only his father reads??!!!!!
  6. saharsh

    saharsh Regolare

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    will post the second part tommorow.
    regards
    saharsh.
  7. saharsh

    saharsh Regolare

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    sorry for the loooooooooooooong intermission. :hit

    PART - 2 ( THE CARS IN THE BUDGET)

    1-Fiat Grande Punto

    2-Hyundai I20

    3-Chevorlet Aveo

    4-Mahindra Xylo lower version

    5-Mahindra Scorpio also the lower version.

    6-Maruti SX4 the VXI version.

    7- Maruti Swift Dzire VDI version.

    TEST DRIVE INTIAL REPORTS.

    1- Punto- car looked awesome. interiors were average but exterior,interior,perfomance,refinement and built quality.. Punto has it all. :dancing

    2-I20- it was an average car. it was faster in 0 to 100 timings but was slow in midrange timings. also the interiors were having the best quality but lacks the flair of its compititors.

    3- Chevorlet aveo isnt a drivers car. but surely will keep you smiling because of the interiors,built quality and the dynamics. liked it.

    4-Mahindra Xylo- nothing to write about. a super boring car.interiors,exteriros,tyres, nothing exited us.:mad:

    5-Mahindra Scorpio- after getting a feel of another mahindra car, we dont even TD it!

    6- Maruti SX4- men are back. but i dont feel so? perfomance was just ok. very bad in midrange but good in 0 to 100. interiors were classy but the car looks like a WADA PAV!! :thumbs down

    7- Maruti Swift Dzire- againg nothing to write about. engine was a bit noisy. interior lacks exitement and the perfomance was also not that strong.

    so the cars that we liked were- Punto , Aveo and SX4.

    PART-3 ENDS.
    Will post the third part tommorow.
    regards,
    saharsh.
  8. saharsh

    saharsh Regolare

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    PART 3 (a surprise!)

    in july 2009 we had every car in 6 lakhs. but only punto and aveo exited us. one day i was in the internet and surprise!!!!! father entered the house and told me that our budget was streched to 9 lakhs!! :dance :dancing .it was because some financial profit!
    laxmi ma ki jai ho!

    now its the time to find more cars. :drinks

    the cars now in the budget were the following.

    1- honda city

    2- fiat linea :clapping

    3- tata safari ex version.

    4- hyundai verna.

    now the results.

    1- honda city- was amazed by the perfomance but the interiors and tyres were not good. an also the exteriors were not exiting.

    2- fiat linea- diesel was a bit sluggish but the petrol was great. features vis-a-vis compititors were exellent. interiros were ok . not that good.

    3- hyundai verna- diesel was shatteringly quick. but the petrol engine, handling, interiors didnt impressed us.

    4- tata safari- great interiors, great perfomance and classy looks but doesnt have features.

    PART 3 ENDS.
    regards,
    saharsh.
  9. saharsh

    saharsh Regolare

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    Mods Note - Duplicate post, deleted.
  10. saharsh

    saharsh Regolare

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    PART 4 (booking of the linea)

    so it was sepetember and still we were finding a good car. it was 19 of september when we decided to book fiat linea! :dancing

    the andvantages of the car were following.


    1- unbeatable looks.
    2-great ride quality.
    3-good perfomance.
    4- great handling and breaking.

    disadvantages

    1-it is too long.
    2-car was not that spacious.
    3-fit and finishing was very average.

    otherwise the car is a real gem!

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