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Discussion in 'Exteriors / Body' started by hearity, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. hearity

    hearity

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    4
    Mumbai
    Hi All,

    I have booked Grande Punto 1.2 Emotion (Hip Hop Black), I will get delivery on 3rd November, 2010.

    It is my first car and my knowledge about cars is very very little. So I need your help for some of my queries, ofcourse I can ask queries to car dealer but might not get honest answers. As you all are proud owner of FIAT cars your tips will be helpful


    • Within 1-2 week I am planning to take my car from Mumbai to Gujarat (atleast 900 kms). Ofcourse I am not going to drive, I will hirea driver. Is it ok if I take punto for long route within week or two?

      Intially do I have to take of any speed limit?

      Please suggest care tips for my new italian beauty (Punto 1.2 Emotion petrol)

    This is my first car and I am a bit nervous. Please help me out guys!!!!
  2. Sumit

    Sumit Superiore

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    607
    Munger
    Grande Punto is just the perfect car to take out on a long drive. just maintain your rpm below 2500 rpm and check the pressure of the tyres. check out the engine oil and coolant levels. be light on your right foot and just zip-zap zoom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    drive safe and enjoy!

    *do post some pics of yr beauty. ::D
  3. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    2,697
    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hi. For the first 1000-1200km, keep engine rpm below 2500.
    Also, do not keep rpm below 1300 as well. Maintain between 1300-2500.

    Second, do not keep eyes on tacho to keep first point in mind. Enjoy her well and do not accelerate suddenly unless unavoidable. :mrgreen:

    Keep speed below 80kmph, if possible. Do not go above 100 at all.

    Use recommended fuel only (regular petrol vs premium petrol). Confirm from some petrol owner regarding type of fuel recommended.

    MOST IMPORTANT- Do a proper PDI before you take delivery. Visit the downloads section to download the PDI list and understand more on that topic.
  4. Professional drivers are mostly heavy footed on the pedal and that does have bad impact on FE that’s what I’ve noted at least in my 1.2. So if rest is well I can assure that you would get good mileage easily above 15 on highways, so that u don’t make some bad impression about 1.2.
  5. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    1,109
    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3

    I prefer light footed and find a lot of difference on my FE v/s driving heavy footed...
  6. hearity

    hearity

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    4
    Mumbai
    Today I completed initial inpection of Punto at dealer's warehouse. Car looks in good condition.

    Only issue now is of Car Registration.
    I am having rented house with no MTNL landline. Also I don't have any LIC policy mentioning my rented home address.

    Now Wasan Motor's salesman is saying I must have one of the following documents as address proof for registration

    • MTNL landline bill or electricity bill on my name.
      LIC policy mentioning my rented home address.
      Voter ID.

    If I don;t have anything mentioned above then I have to give Rs. 5,000 as bribe to RTO official.

    I am not sure what next?
  7. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Even I didn't had anything as you mentioned above.
    What I did is, took one official letter from my organization, HR, with address proof. It works in Bangalore. Try this. No other option.

    Also they don't need to bribe anyone. You need an affidavit from local courte, cost should be not more than 2-300.
  8. I also had same problems as you. What i did was made an affidavit from a notary and got my car registered it cost me 100 bucks. I still have the template i used. Please PM me your email id and i'll be glad to send it across to you.
    If he still asks for 5K better get registration done yourselves it's not that difficult to do.

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