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Punto 1.3 MJD EP

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by levis lover, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. So after reading a lot of reviews, asking questions and TDing bought this Nova White Italian Beast.
    Paid 6.5 lac ( with insurance, accessories, 4 year Warranty and RSA ) (Ex-Showroom)
    Salesman was very generous throughout the purchase process.

    * While closing the door with a loud thud, i just felt sitting in a big car and not a hatchback.
    * Drove for around an hour in and out of traffic.
    * As known to everyone, the Driving quality is superb.
    * As you accelerate the car it just digs into the road giving you a sense of security. It was not a superhighway so bumps and uneven road was expected but car cruised through everything with excellence.
    * Automatic AC is chilling( as in every new car ) but it is easy to navigate with that temperature knob.
    * Steering controls are easy to use.
    * Blue me was configured in no time ( iPhone and HTC ).
    * You feel good while shifting gears because of the Leather mounted gear knob
    * Tyres are wide and big. The puntos i TDed were having apollo tyres but this batch has come with Goodyear tyres. Don't know about the quality of Goodyears.


    -/+ ( Long Clutch ): As i was driving i felt that the clutch is very long. You have to go a long way to change the gear. But on the other hand found out that in the city with bumper to bumper traffic i can move in first and second gear by just releasing the clutch and without pressing any accelerator. Which is kind of good when you move just a few meters and have to stop again.

    -/+ ( USB Port ): hmmmm.. USB port in the Glovebox of the car. It helps if you move also move around with new people. They don't know where the music is being played, reducing the risk of theft. But it is also a bit hard to place it. You have bend over to properly put it into place. But we do this once a month so it is kind of a positive.

    - ( Length of seats ): ( Just my opinion ) Front seats are very long( in height ) compared to other hatchbacks and the passengers sitting in the rear cannot see ahead on the road, which i think is not a good thing because in our country everyone likes to watch the road ahead as if they themselves are driving. I think by removing the head rests i can solve that problem. Also long seats kind of act as a barrier if you are talking to the people sitting in the front.
    - Rear-View: It is not wide and sometimes troubles you while reversing the car.
  2. Dilip_dmk

    Dilip_dmk Superiore

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    649
    Delhi, India
    New Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Welcome to TFI ...

    It takes a little time to adjust with the car ... Bear till dat tym ...

    Happy mile crunching ...
  3. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    2,697
    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Welcome Levis_lover to TFI. Nice to see another TFIan from Chandigarh. ::T
    One advise- Kindly do not remove the headrests. They play a vital role in saving the spine.

    Hope that you'll be an active member here unlike most of the other members from this region. :)

    Have you bought it recently or has it been a few weeks or months already? Do flash your headlights back if you ever notice another white punto flashing lights at you.
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  4. Thanks ..
    @PaddleShifter
    Yea bought it on 30th of march.
    I am planning to be an active member ::D
    definitely ::D
  5. I couldn't find any holes in the Bumper to fix the number plates. Does this means that i will have to drill through the bumpers to fix the number plates ?
  6. Dilip_dmk

    Dilip_dmk Superiore

    Messages:
    649
    Delhi, India
    New Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Yes ... Or u could use a double-tape ,,, good quality one [maybe 3M] ....
  7. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    3,989
    Punjab
    Check out http://www.utsav.co.in/ to see the number plate frame. Looks neat when installed , no screws etc visible. But yes, you'll have to drill holes to install this frame.

    I'll be ordering this along with their "smart" ::V plates when i get the registration number for the Linea.

    Gurjinder.
  8. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    2,049
    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Kuwait
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Yeah thats the thing we hate in Fiat, We have to drill the hole in the bumper, but For me the Numberplate guy just screwed the screw (Black Color)in the bumper with proper alignment. ::T

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  9. So after 1000 kms 10 days
    I completely loved the ride.
    I usually drive on roads that are way worse than dirt roads. Now, when i drive the car keeps going to the left and i have to hold the steering to drive it straight.
    Checked the air pressure in the tyres, they are fine. Can you guys help me in finding out, what the problem might be ?
  10. Sumit

    Sumit Superiore

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    607
    Munger
    Punto looks gr8. i strongly believe that active version looks better than emo.

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