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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD 90 HP' started by Turbothinghy, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. prabhjot

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    @sidnaique

    You can do that sort of thing all day long on your verdant, happy roads in Goa, but a visit to say Mumbai or Delhi will teach a further thing or two about gear shifting@rpm@speeds on this or any other car!;)

    @Turbothinghy

    The rubbish about its supposed lag is perpetuated by boy-racer types (i.e., many juvenile if now aged auto 'journalists') who don't get the basics of engineering and gearing on a small-displacement turbo diesel, and on a solid heavy car like this Fiat. The initial gearing is short PRECISELY to overcome turbolag, on the assumption that one is in moderate to heavy traffic, and also in order to ensure (a) better fuel efficiency and of course (b)without compromising mid-range and tope-end, higher speed/higher gear performance (eg on highways).

    PS: i dearly hope the Evo, Avventura and perhaps even the Linea diesels get the Dualogic amt clutch actuator/'automatic' they are already supplying Tata and Maruti. Soon enough?
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  2. Turbothinghy

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    Agreed. Driving in Delhi is a task in itself specially at the peak office hours. I used to drive from Dwarka to Noida when I was working there, covering a total of 86 kms everyday :rolleyes:. And IMO Mumbai is even worse as the traffic is always slow there.
    And as far as the lag is concerned I dont feel that it hampers the drivability a lot and both your points do make sense.
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  3. sidnaique

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    hahaha :joyful: Sorry if I sounded spoilt by Goan roads. Just too happy with the new car and the whole experience :). I can't imagine what you guys go through on daily basis...
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  4. Turbothinghy

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    Same here Bro. It's just an awesome machine and today I convinced one more person who had booked i20 active to go for Punto 90 hp. He had taken a test drive of 90 hp but was in a dilemma :happy:
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    I can just drool on this beauty forever.
    Touch wood :)

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    Punto abarth might launch this year :
    http://auto.ndtv.com/news/id-755408
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    Punto abarth might launch this year :
    http://auto.ndtv.com/news/id-755408

    This would be a treat for petrol heads and enthusiasts though should cost a fair bit. 135 bhp :cigar:
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  5. sidnaique

    sidnaique Timido

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  6. Deepak

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    @Turbothinghy : door handle on red 90 hp is Black ? i thought its chrome color.
  7. Turbothinghy

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    Great :) Will wait till I get a feedback from you.
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    Its chrome indeed but I guess my iphone encountered some reflection issues while taking the pic at night :joyful:
  8. kedarbendre

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    @Turbothinghy congratulations for new 90HP and I am in love with Red Punto Evo. Looks killer.

    Hope to see you in Pune Team FIAT meets in future.
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  9. Deepak

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    @kedarbendre : nice to know u own two incredible handling machines.
    1. Apached RTR
    2. Fiat Punto!
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  10. kedarbendre

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    @Deepak you missed the masterpiece Palio S10. :)

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