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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by sandipan_r15, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Hi all, somebody pl share some information about the rear axle mistry.

    Meanwhile completed 1500 km.Enjoying the beauty.
  2. Sandip. your car looks stunning, great combination of alloys!
  3. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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    Sandip,

    Are those 100 PCD or 98 PCD alloys ? Total damages ? They look very nice on white Punto.
  4. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Those are multi PCD(98+100) alloys of HRS(MODEL-H470).

    Me--'SANDIPAN'.
  5. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    You'll definitely get a call from TASS if your car needs a replacement. Since you purchased the car recently only, i don't think your Punto would be in that batch.

    Cheers.
  6. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yesterday the famous(or infamous) 'lose link rod bolt' noise surfaced in my car.I was aware of the problem.Took my car to a local mechanic and the problem was fixed in a minute.

    Now the question arises here ------is FIAPL UNAWARE OF THIS PROBLEM?
    This type of minor problem should not arise at the first place.
  7. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    2000 km update----------

    I was completely out of touch of TFI due to some busy duty schedule,son's exam etc etc.

    Completed 2000km(in 38 days) today.Here is my EVALUATION of 'My first diesel car'.


    1)DON'T REGRET THE DECISION OF BUYING A DIESEL CAR(read PUNTO).(10/10)
    2)RIDE,HANDLING,BRAKING-----9/10.
    3)INTERIOR SPACE FR---8.5/10,RR---7/10
    4)LUGGAGE SPACE-----8/10
    5)AVG KYA HAI-------8.5/10(getting ~18kmpl)
    9)NVH-------8/10
    10)HEADLIGHT+FOGLIGHT-------9/10(NO MOD HAS BEEN DONE)
    11)USEFUL SMALL SPACES IN DASHBOARD & DOOR-----5/10(NOT A SINGLE BOTTLE HOLDER-----BAAAD)
    12)PLASTIC QUALITY(look & tactile feel)----6.5/10
    13)TASS-----7/10
    14)AVAILABILITY OF SPARES---10/10(I GOT WHAT I HAD NEEDED)
    15)VIBES. & RATTLES------10/10(NONE TILL DATE)
    16)VISIBILITY (DRIVERS)----7/10
    17)AUDIO QUALITY-----5/10
    18)DIS----10/10(should be awarded >10)
    19)NIGGLES FACED----7/10(FACED SOME)
    20)LOVE ' MY FIRST DIESEL CAR'(read PUNTO)----:p/10


    THANKS.
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  8. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yesterday one of my friends(who owns a DEZIRE VXI) drove my car.He was amazed(his view) with the smoothness of the engine & pickup of my(diesel) car .He also liked the shift quality of my car in camparison to his DEZIRE.
  9. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    HALDIA
    WEST BENGAL
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yesterday I drove my car to a typical bengal village with almost fullload(4 adults 1 child of 12 yrs).Travelled on three diff. types of roads---
    1)4 lane highway
    2)SH with hundreds of patch works and some biiig humps
    3)Typical narrow village mud roads with sharp turns,ponds on both sides of the roads---. Forgot to take my camera and missed a great oppurtunity to post a photo series with the caption "ITALIAN TIGER in BENGAL VILLAGE" :D.Definitely do the photo shoot next time.

    MY OBSERVATION------It's an emotional one---

    Though I purchased PUNTO I am not ashamed to admit that there was a scepticism in my mind regarding the car(credit goes to negative reviews).
    OH!I am a relieved & happy person now.

    I can shout it loud "THIS CAR HAS SO MANY +++++++++++++++++ES THAT ONE SHOULD IGNORE THE --ES".

    It didnot scraped its bottom even once.

    Suspensions were felt to had been left with lots of juice even with that load and 100+ speed on those patchy SH.

    Didnot felt brake fading.

    Pulled like a PUNTO---awesome.

    Lately I have fallen in love with the shift quality and my friends(who had driven my car) too.

    LIST CAN GO ON & ON & ON & ---------.

    Completed 2500km yesterday.

    My one point advice to those whoever reading this thread as a feedback before buying his/her car---

    IF YOU WANT TO BUY THIS CAR GO AND BUY ONE.EVEN MOON HAS SPOTS ON IT.

    (FORGIVE ME IF I AM SOUNDING EMOTIONAL)
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  10. sandipan_r15

    sandipan_r15 Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Today beat a RITZ VDI twice.Once at 110+kmph & 2nd time at 130+kmph.YA!That's a 'peppy' RITZ VDI.Enjoying every moment of driving a punto.

    Travelled on a broken stretch of about 10 km & loved the way PUNTO digested those pathholes at descent speed @ 50 kmph .SUPERB FEELING.
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