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New Punto BNW 2012-A brief story on how I finally bought it.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by charan, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. charan


    Hey fellow Fiatians,

    My name is Charan and I got my Punto on June 11th 2012 but writing this introduction only now(apologies)

    My Interest in Fiat dates back when I was 8 yrs old, I was living in wilson garden, Bangalore. I had a neighbor who had a pretty daughter, 2 Fiat padminis and a beautiful house. I was a big fan of his cars and I used to tell my cousins that one day I would buy a Fiat and get that girl too :evilsmile.

    I think of it and still laugh about it, I didn't get the girl but I got the Fiat!

    Coming back from the nostalgic trip, I first saw the Fiat Punto and Linea in 2009 and I had fallen flat for it as it was stunning and jaw dropping, especially Linea, what an as$ I say, Oh my..Oh my....complete hotness :drinks !! I had a Zen vxi then(lovely car). My interest of buying a new car started last year during the months of Aug-Sep. I got married during April last year and wanted to buy a bigger car than Zen, I took my wife along and went on 'showroom hopping'. I went to concorde motors at Diary circle and saw the BNW Punto standing all alone all by itself, I did all possible checks, opened all possible things and saw all possible stuff and REALLY LIKED IT! I hadn't taken it for a test drive yet.

    I started researching about Punto from September 2011 onwards, and did a couple of TD and wanted to buy it real bad but I was just being patient as I saw somewhere online the news about Punto Evo being launched so I waited and kept enquiring with the showroom guys if Fiat would launch the Evo any soon and the answer was "NO! Not any where in near future". I was pursuing the Punto and almost decided to book the car In Dec-2011 but my mom comes to me with an irresistible property purchase offer, a 2 BHK flat by a pretty good builder, launch offer near Bommanahalli for an awesome price. I bought the Flat on December 24th and let go of the Fiat, disappointed that I have to drive the Zen again for dont-know-how-much-longer but was satisfied as I bought myself a home. Mom happy, wife happy, sister happy, In-laws happy as I had bought a house but deep inside I was depressed about not having the Punto, every time I would look at a Punto on the road, I would look like a poor puppy with a sad face but I had not lost my hope :sadblue

    Starting March this year, I started getting the new car itch again. This time I thought let me buy a used car since I had invested a lot of money in buying the house and started TDing used cars like Ritz, Swift, Polo, Fiesta etc I thought "Let me see" but wasn't so happy with them. Meanwhile, one day when I was online checking some used car options on Carwale I came across nandi toyota's used car showroom and saw a 2010 BNW Punto 90 HP MJD for 6.20 lac It had done 30.000 kms, went for a TD and IT WAS GOOD! No scratches, No dents, Suspensions were good and engine was good. I started doing what I am good at....bargaining, After a hard bargain and 48hrs, he agreed for 5.65 lacs.

    I had finalized on picking this up and went home to tell my wife but my wife was like "Its a second hand car :hit, we have no clue how the previous owner would have treated the car :chair:, U never know what could go wrong" so for a moment I thought and I kinda got convinced and after about 2 weeks I decided to buy the OB Punto MJD 2012 Dynamic version.

    I sold my third party 2012 Zen vxi for Rs. 1.65.000, This was the best price I could get for it! The next morning I was supposed to book the Punto 2012 MJD dynamic but my office colleagues and some friends wanted me to TD the new i20 and just to be convinced further went and TD'd the i20 sports CRDI, It was a good car but the body roll was clearly evident, I took it on the Kanakpura road for a TD and I lost confidence when I touched 140km/hr, the steering was fuc%!ng light and I hated it :mad:, road grip, steering, suspension was nothing like a Punto and the best part was the Hyundai sales man said " Sir, you can't compare i20 to a Punto in terms of road grip, steering, suspension, strong body and other mannerisms but Hyundai can give you the best service" I just smiled :)

    I went on that evening and booked the Punto Dynamic MJD but changed my mind after a week and re-booked the Fiat Punto MJD 2012 Emotion BNW and I waited for 2 weeks, got the car delivered, took the car to the Jayanagar ganesha temple along with my friend and did the pooja and I got a dense rose garland and hung it around the front part of the grill and man It was looking beautiful :wow

    Its been 4 months now I have been to Pondy, Chennai, Coorg a lot of after party hang outs and farmhouses, Raasta cafe and Maddur CCD's and now planning for a Goa trip next month and I am Lovin it :redcar

    This is pretty much my story and hope u guys didn't get bugged as this was a long one

    Meanwhile, some 5-6 of my friends with Palios and Puntos are looking at going on a photo shoot for the cars, a place with a comibination of lush green location and dirty/muddy tracks, any suggestions please pass on.

    One last thing I would like to say, For the interest of you and your loved ones, ALWAYS WEAR THE SEATBELTS, being cool doesn't mean you dont wear it :cool: Just wear it!

    Lots of love.....Charan
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012
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  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Grande Punto 1.3
    At-least you got one.;)

    Check this thread - http://www.teamfiat.co.in/team-fiat...teeram-hesaraghatta-report-pg-10-onwards.html
    Hesaraghatta is one good option.
  3. charan


  4. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

    Midnapur (W.B) & Hyderabad (A.P) India.
    Linea 1.3
    Congrats Charan for your Car & good story ;). Drive safe & share lots of pics with your experience.
  5. rishike007

    rishike007 Esperto

    Pune- Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Nice to read about your passion about FIAT & how that developed in you was the funniest.... :)

    Neighbour's car with his doughter the combination is very classic.... :)

    Congrats for your car & keep writing & keep driving safe.... Enjoy.....
  6. Congrats...and very well written..Post some pics as well..
  7. raj29

    raj29 Superiore

    Hi Charan, Nice reading about your interest about FIAT.
    It must be feeling really great to have fulfilled your childhood wish.

    Wishing you a lot of happy miles with the beauty.
  8. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

    MH 12
    Congratulations Charan and nice write up :thumb
  9. charan


    Thanks Suman....Cheers!

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    Yeah, Its a story I would take it to my grave, beautiful memories, 2 padminis, white and sky blue, his daughter who was 3 yrs older to me......It feels awesome every time I think about it, really happy to have shared it with you guys!!

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    Thanks Arnab and Yes! Will do that soon.

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    Thanks Raj!!

    Yeah feels Awesome....Thank you and wish you the same.

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    Thank you Kedarbendre!
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  10. charan


    Meanwhile last month while I was on my office trip to Chennai, I met a fellow teamfiatian 'Jyothi Vijay' from Bangalore on the highway around Krishnagiri he too had the BNW Emotion MJD Punto, we started conversing, talking about our cars and I clicked some pics from my phone, please excuse the poor quality as it was dark already and my poor mobile camera managed whatever quality possible.... 20120920_211604.jpg 20120920_211641.jpg 20120920_211708.jpg 20120920_211727.jpg 20120920_211756.jpg

    The one in the front is Jyothi vijay's car and the one behind is mine!
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