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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by Toruk_Macto, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3
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  2. Toruk_Macto

    Toruk_Macto Amatore

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    Hi @Crazy Driver,

    I have mailed you the logo and the process. Please check and let me know if you need anything else.
  3. funkykar

    funkykar BANNED

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    The Punto Abarth looks fabulous. It best matches white Fiats? :)
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  4. CrAzY dRiVeR

    CrAzY dRiVeR Timido

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    Thank you. I visited one of the better known shops in Chennai. Was happy to hear they can do these stickers, but was confused by the details. 1. The normal red sticker they have is kind-of dull. Blood red stickers are of reflective type. Did you use reflective stickers? (I guess similar to the ones used to bike rims). 2. Since the size is large - they told need to stick it on the car, and then cut the edges out - which might leave impressions on the paint. Did you do it the same way?
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  5. Toruk_Macto

    Toruk_Macto Amatore

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    About the red color, it is exactly the same color as exotica red color. It is a common color and should be available. Do you mean Radium by reflective stickers? Don't use radium, it will look too flashy. I suggest you to check other shops for red color.

    What about Logo? Are they ready to do it ?

    About sticking, they cut the edges first lying on a flat surface and then stick on the car. Yes, it's large and cumbersome, but there were 2-3 people holding the whole sticker. Don't allow them to stick first and then cut with some sharp tool as it may scratch the paint.
  6. Naughty

    Naughty Superiore

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    Shu Chale chhe Piyushbhai?? Jalsaa chhe Life ma?
    [Wassup Piyush? Life is good?]

    Tamari Gaadi Mast Lage chhe... Paakki Abarth... :)
    [Your car looks nice... Very much Abarth Type]

    Vartaa pan mast hati... Majhaa aavi Bollywood Style Vartaa Vanchvani...
    [Story was nice and it was fun reading your Bollywood style Story]

    Cheers...

    Neel :up
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  7. Toruk_Macto

    Toruk_Macto Amatore

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    Naughtybhai ? Kem chho ? I am majjama :p Juice pivanu, carrom ramvanu, majjani life :D
    [How are you Naughty bhai? I am fine. Drink Juice, Play carrom, Enjoy Life (Dialogue from Munnabhai MBBS :D]

    Tamaro aabhar !!!
    [Thank You]


    Vaarta re vaarta, bhabho dhor chaarta :D Majja aave ane j vaarta kahevay :p
    [Any story should be enjoyable]

    Baki Narendrabhai majjama ne ? Ene ko ke jaldi PM bani jay. Desh ni to thokai nakhi chhe Congresse.
    [How is Narendrabhai ? Ask him to become PM]
  8. Naughty

    Naughty Superiore

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    hahehaheheaea... :lol

    Kaagdaa badhe Kaalaa j hoy Pisyushbhai....
    [Crows are black everywhere...]

    Its useless to expect any good from any politician in recent time.... Though Sonia-ManMohan-SharadPawar...etc have gone out of limits....
  9. Toruk_Macto

    Toruk_Macto Amatore

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    1.5 years with my Pierina

    Hi all,

    It’s really been a long time since I updated this thread. Even though I visit the forum regularly, off-late some personal stuffs and some laziness kept me away from updating the thread. Also, there was nothing extra-ordinary or un-usual to write about.

    Just a brief story about my purchase (for those who do not want to go through the whole thread)

    I never thought of buying a FIAT. One of friend pushed me to FIAT showroom when he wanted to purchase a premium hatchback. I had a MS Esteem then and never thought of buying a new car in near future. But we did TD of almost all premium hatchbacks (Fabia, Polo, i20, Vista etc). One day he said we will do a TD of Punto also and I told him that why to waste time on a car which we are not going to buy. But he insisted on the TD and well that TD changed the whole view. In comparison with all the others, this was something else. After that there was no car that gave that much satisfaction during a TD. Punto had become a benchmark and I used to compare all the cars with Punto. No other car came closure to Punto. After some time, I decided to replace my esteem and Punto was the only car I had in my mind. I did gave a thought to reduced priced Jazz, but still Punto won finally.

    So here I am. After 1.5 years and 18000 kms


    1. I think it is already proven that Punto has Best-in-class suspension, Steering feedback, Handling, Safety, Features. What more someone can ask for? I totally agree with all of above. I have driven various cars and I am still to find a better car than Punto or Linea under Rs 20 Lacs.
    2. People talk about plastic quality, rattles and all. I haven’t found any problems with the plastic quality. I think cars manufactures post 2011 have good plastic quality. I had one or two minor rattles which went away automatically. I think problem occurs when you give too much attention to minor rattles.
    3. I have never faced any issues with service. TASS has always been good and supportive. I have serviced my car from Fortune (Sakinaka) and TCRS (Worli) and no issues so far.
    4. Maintenance costs are minimum. I have just spent the money on regular servicing (1[SUP]st[/SUP] and 2[SUP]nd[/SUP]). Recently, because of some rat menace, my fuel guage was damaged and car did not start. Thanks to RSA and TCRS. Repair cost was only Rs. 574
    5. I re-painted some parts to make it look like Abarth, and paint job was excellent. No one can make out that they are re-painted parts.
    6. People talk about Maruti Service. FIAT replaced one of my ORVM (broken because of my mistake) and Rear viper (broken by some kids) in Goodwill. Isn’t that a great gesture?
    7. Most of the time I am a safe driver and avoid going above 100 (in city :D). Max speed I have touched is 150 and it is as rock solid as on the speed of 40. One of friend who owns a Swift, just could not believe.
    8. I have not done too many long visits. I have been to Surat, Navsari, Pune, Nasik etc. But never felt any tiredness or fatigue after the trip. I can drive it whole day without any issues.
    9. Looks – I don’t think I need to say anything here. Punto is always an eye catcher. Since, I have made it look like Abarth, it catches even more eyes. There are so many instances where people have asked me which car is this (in my office parking, on traffic signal etc). There are so many occasions where people turns their head to check what logo is that and what car is that. It brings smiles and proud feeling within me.
    10. I am sure this is with most of the FIAT owner (even those who hate FIAT) that it connects with your senses. You think and it goes there. You think and it stops there. You can trust her. I could never find that trust with any other car.
    11. The most important of all. This wonderful forum and you all wonderful people who are always there to support and answer any queries. It’s just un-believable that a car can connect so many people. That’s FIAT. I don’t think even biggest of brands have this privilege. I am thankful to all the admins, mods and other members for support and regular meets that I enjoy the most. Factory visit was one of the most memorable event of this journey.

    As I said, there is nothing extra-ordinary to talk about. These are the feelings which will always stay. Posting some pics

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  10. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    This is an eternal problem so what i did the last time i went to TASS was to actually get a screw drilled into the pipe itself to hold the pipe in place and it works like a charm

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