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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by basis, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. basis

    basis Amatore

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    180
    Bangalore
    Dear All,

    Thanks a lot for all the support information to decide, finalized my First Car!

    Now here it is! BNW FIAT Punto 1.3 Active.

    Thanks a lot to the Mods. for this fantastic car forum.

    I got the delivery on 4th Oct,2012 and now a proud owner of Punto 1.3.

    As I am new to driving so still not much driving. So still in learning stage.

    Following is the detail story. These all are result of 3 years of deep research and analysis.

    Why Fiat?

    I have no personal fascination on any brand. What I had in mind is Safety, durability, leader in technology, looks, maintenance while selecting the car.

    After taken TD for all car in 5 L -9L range found only Fiat meets them all.

    Why Punto:

    The look, the tank like body, great ride quality, 280 L boot space enough for my family, Nice interior, good space and comfort in seating, and famous multi-jet engine. AC is great, awasome pick-up,

    Why diesel:

    Though my current use will be low but how knows after sometime it will not increase? Petrol is costly, the maintain cost has not much difference (2-4 k/pa). Punto 1.2 is not that great. Even except Jazz 1.2 motor I was not happy with any other petrol heads. And Jazz is overpriced. Not VFM.

    So Punto 1.3.

    Dealer : Addya Motors, Bangalore.

    I took quotations from all 4 dealers in Bangalore and got best quotation from Addya. Till now seems all ok.

    PDI: Dealer called me for PDI and I did it by myself in 20 mins.

    Why Car lease Option(LeasePlan):

    I have no money to invest in car as already I have other big loan commitment.

    My company has tieup up LeasePlan I opt it after a long analysis.

    Pros: 1> company will pay registration, 1st year insurance and handling charges.
    2> No instant downpayment, only Emi.
    3> Loan on ex-showroom price only @14.5%.
    4> Tax benefit of the EMI paid per month and upto 120000.00 pa for fuel.

    con: Need to stay 3 years in the organization.


    The active version has all the things that satisfy most of the need.

    The Dynamic version cost 75K more for ABS, defogger,foglamp, remote lock etc. which is good to have but not at all must in Indian senerio.

    Found active version is real VFM.

    Question: How I can polish/wash my car for best maintenance.

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  2. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

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    588
    Bangalore
    Welcome to ACTIVE club!!

    I have OB Puntpo from same dealer...where do u stay???

    May be I can give u tips on how to deal with AAdya...
  3. congrats basis..!! you are no more enthusiast because now you own it. FIAT cars don't need any extra safety features. Its built quality speaks for it. Make sure that you always wear your seat belt. Have a safe and enjoyable drive mate..:car::T
  4. Naughty

    Naughty Superiore

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    600
    Ahmedabad
    Congratz Basis for your New Ride:car

    I am sure you will take great care of your beloved Car....

    Cheers...

    Neel :up
  5. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

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    760
    Midnapur (W.B) & Hyderabad (A.P) India.
    Linea 1.3
    Basis, Congrats to your Punto & BNW.

    If you don't mind, I wish to suggest you to paint the ORVM Cap in Red and Door Handle in BNW. Buy a decent alloy. It will change and open Punto's look more.

    For better exterior maintenance, go to 3M showroom & ask them for paint protection package, that will be helpful.

    Wash with normal water.

    Stay away from Auto & Bike, drive slowly when they try to overtake, let them go first & then drive to your destination.

    This will help you to maintain your car scratch free at least 90%
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  6. thats a good idea BoseSuman.. And if possible paint the B-pillar to black. That will make the windows to look like an integerated section.
  7. Sunith

    Sunith Amatore

    Congrats Basis on your new Punto, BTW what was the accessories/deals that were offered. Asking because I am also in the process of buying my first Punto. So need to know as much as possible before I commit to a dealer.
  8. Congrats @basis...Welcome to punto mjd club...

    Try practising driving during early hours or late night,you will gain more confidence...
  9. Hearty congratulations on your new BNW punto. And welcome to the club.

    I am interested in the OTR of the car and also the freebies which you got with the car.

    Regarding your query,

    Go for Amway Car wash & polish kit. It comes with a Car wash solution and Silicon Glaze for polishing like a new one.
    I am using it. It costs totally INR 749 something. Dont waste a lot of money in 3M as I personally find it too much.

    check this URL : Amway Car Wash Kit

    If you want only the Car wash solution then it will cost only INR 235.

    Its really good for daily wash. And as your Punto is BNW, polishing is not much required. You need to keep dirt free, ie more important.
  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Congratulations basis!!
    3 years is really a long time to research, but nice to see Fiat came winner after this much effort.

    Take your car to some nice empty place and take some nice pictures, it will be memorable.
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