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Punto : My Highway Mile Muncher.

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by vtlreja2, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. vtlreja2

    vtlreja2 Amatore

    Grande Punto 1.3
    seems your car is in pristine condition even after 4 years.
    medium grey colour looks nice on punto, it was my first choice but sadly it was discontinued.

    - - - Merged Post - - -

    thanks ASNM
    price was jaw dropping for me.
    fiat sells many cars at this price point and the sales gone to the northwards leaving the skoda behind
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  2. vtlreja2

    vtlreja2 Amatore

    Grande Punto 1.3
    hi guys, today about to reveal some strong points about our punto.
    before punto we had number of cars, starting wtih,

    1. M800
    2. opel corsa
    3. mitsubishi lancer
    4. deawoo ceilo
    5. honda city.

    my last car was honda city, to give the hint about my usage, i used 6000 kms in 5 years. it was the era when sometime i take about month to crank the engine.
    going to highway was bearly minimal. hardly i used her 500 kms on highway overall in 5 years. but she served me well.

    coming to punto again its something that loves the highway. as we all know the ride is so flat and compliant that we can spend entire day in the car hovering from one city to another.

    Also i want to question one more point. how any one can know what would be the monthly usage of the car, no one knows what is coming next.

    List of trips so far :

    1. Rajkot-Chotila : 100 kms, during run in, mileage - 22 kmpl (as on MID)

    2. Rajkot-morbi : 150 kms, also during run in, mileage - 23.5 (as on MID)

    3. Rajkot- bhavnagar : approx 380 kms, dont remembered about mileage, but yes, pathetic roads.

    4. Rajkot- junagadh: 200 kms, was in pedal to metal mode, mileage taken the hit, 18.5 only.

    5. Rajkot -ahmedabad : 500kms, beautifull road, NH 8, mileage didn't remebered.

    6. Rajkot- Udaipur (rajasthan) : 1300 kms, winding ghats lets you forget everything else, this was the dream come true, best roads between ahmedabad to rajasthan border, after that the roads have bit more patches. mileage - approx. 20.2.

    7. Rajkot - Ahmedabad (again) : 500+ kms, it was the best trip so far, completed 200 kms in just 2:21 hrs. Avg speed camed 90 kmph, though got the scratch on the rear bumber due to rickshaw, though not his; nor my fault, first time faced immensed rain on highway,mileage - 17+

    8. Rajkot- jamnagar : 200 kms, & this was the breathtaking trip so far, not for me, but for the passengers, hovering at 120+ on the best and properly paveled piece of tarmac, mileage- 17.5 with 5 persons on board with boot full of luggage.

    9. Rajkot- Mumbai : 1660 kms, this was the dream come true, first time hitting 140 kmph on ahmbd.-vadodra expressway, and there is the grin factor on the face while overtaking the audi and the guys continously staring at us thinking which hatch is that faster than us ? mileage-18.6

    10. Rajkot-Ahmedabad(again) : 478 kms, this time i was slow, maintaining the speed between 80 to 100, while going mileage shown 22, while coming back after bumper to bumper trafic mileage stays at 21.2 kmpl.

    & To Be Continued.......

    The trips done within the span of 6 months, and also planning for punjab trip in near future,

    the odo stands at 6760 kms out of which 5468 kms used on highway.
    coming back to purchase, my parents also tell me that we have the limited use, just buy some petrol car, but it was only my concern to buy punto, i almost waited about 6 months to buy punto, but Its Worth it !

    From 1991 kms i filled total 238 liters of fuel,

    even our neighbours call that mine car is either in parking lot or on highway.

    Overall, Its About More Smiles Per Miles.

    some snaps,

    Image details
    1. is of morbi trip
    2. is of bhavnagar trip
    3. is of junagadh
    4. is of udaipur
    5. is of honest hotel while on the to ahmedabad. Best hotel so far on nh8,
    6. is of ahmedabad 2nd trip
    7. at bombay
    8. again at bombay
    9. at ahmedabad (last trip)
    10. at bombay
    11. home sweet home after bombay trip. waiting for wash.

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  3. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Grande Punto 1.3
    Mods Note - Ownership threads merged.
    Please don't create more than one thread in ownership section.
  4. pabhishek

    pabhishek Esperto

    Linea T-Jet
    Congrats for the punto Buddy!!

    Oops - I thought it to be a new ownership thread. This was more of a travelogue :D.

    Happy mile munching brother.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2014
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  5. Nadeem Ahmed VR 46

    Nadeem Ahmed VR 46 Esperto

    Congrats for the Punto mate,
    Nice pics,happy driving & drive safe
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  6. vtlreja2

    vtlreja2 Amatore

    Grande Punto 1.3
    thanks guys,
    one photoshopic pic
    this was on the out skirts of bombay

  7. vtlreja2

    vtlreja2 Amatore

    Grande Punto 1.3
    hello guys m here after long time,
    did 7.8 k kms so far,
    also did 2 more highway trips,
    1 to surendranagar and other to junagadh,
    will be going to monsoon check up camp on sat, 27 at pride fiat.


    somehow managed to do the remap of my car,
    the car feels responsive, faster and more lively,
    drivablity has increased drastically and turbo lag has gone down,
    have to check on mileage front,
    though if i dont change the driving style, it will be remain same, but its hell lot of difficult to control yourself behind the wheels. :banghead:

    also the area near mudflaps is getting yellowish in colour, how to get the rid of it,
    see image

    now looking for brakes upgrade,
    to control additional power i need better brakes, as mine is active variant without abs.
    please suggest me what to do ?
    thanks in advance.

    vicky talreja
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2014
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  8. vtlreja2

    vtlreja2 Amatore

    Grande Punto 1.3
    hello folks, updating after long time.
    so far, did 10k kms with 15 highway trips in 10 months.
    completed 2.5k kms after remap.
    the car is became complete beast now.
    no drop in mileage.

    mileage : 16-17 in city
    : 20+ on highways.(AC 100%)

    uploading pics.

    also planning to do bombay trip next week.

    In a mean time will surely meet ahmedabad TFI members.
    Their late night Coffee has became the talk of the town.
    will catch u guys in some time.
















    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014
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  9. himanshu4886

    himanshu4886 Regolare

    Linea 1.3
    Welcome bro. Waiting for your check in.
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  10. vtlreja2

    vtlreja2 Amatore

    Grande Punto 1.3
    hello folks,
    updating after a long tym.

    did 2 more trips one to mumbai and other today to junagadh,
    making finally 17 trips
    also added vinyl sticker of abarth scorpio on the bonnet.
    removed active badge from the boot but some impression are there.
    will put another abarth scorpio at that place.

    odo stands to 12250+ kms,
    will give on service soon,
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