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Red Beauty - Owning Experience

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by ravimathi, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Raaz

    Raaz Amatore

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    Andhra Pradesh
    Retro / Classic FIAT
    Congrats for the new tyres. Hopefully, you will have good riding experience with these new shoes for your hot beauty.

    I believe the vehicle is still under warranty. After the warranty, you may try to update with 195/55/R16 with nice set of Alloys (The ones comes in 90HP), which would be great looker.
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  2. ravimathi

    ravimathi Novizio

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yes @Raaz I too have such plans
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  3. ravimathi

    ravimathi Novizio

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    Bangalore, India
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Red beauty is fun to drive and remains as good as the first drive from the showroom. After last update, did few highway drives to my home town dindigul, TN and chennai from bangalore and rest in bumper to bumper ORR traffic. Getting 19 to 20 kmpl in trips (70% highway NH7 and 30% traffic including long toll queues) to home town. In cities, around 14 to 15 kmpl. I always drive with A/C on.

    Purchased Amkette Flexi M45 Universal Car Mount Holder from amazon sale for INR 550. Looks aesthetically good for Punto's black and grey interiors. It sticks to the windshield very well even in bumpy roads. I mounted it in front vent glass and bend it to right a/c vent so that I can access phone without moving much from driving position and particularly very useful when following maps in phone.

    5000 km review on Yoko Earth1 tires: In one line, I am very much satisfied with the decision. Comparing stock JK tyres, braking has improved a lot and have more grip both in dry and wet roads and quieter to some extent. Hope it remains the same for long.

    3rd Service (2 years or 30000 km):

    In the meantime covered 29330 km in 22 months and serviced the car in Vecto motors, hosur road, Bangalore yesterday. No major complaints. I asked SA to perform all tasks mentioned in our service book. Also wanted to check the suspension as I was getting some noise while in slopes with repeated stop & starts (mall parking slopes). Costed me INR 9980 for filters and oil changes, wheel balancing and alignment, brakes removed and refit as per SA's suggestion. Replaced tassello elastico (part 59117281) in both left and right side front suspension system under warranty to fix the noise I mentioned.

    Overall, very pleasing experience so far with the car.

    Moderators: I tried attaching photos but its not getting displayed properly. So I removed them all. But still showing image names alone.

    Thanks,
    Ravi

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  4. ravimathi

    ravimathi Novizio

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Some photos from our recent trip to munnar. Punto was as usual great. Effortless and very comfortable through out the trip.
    Here are some photos

    Entering Annamalai tiger reserve forest

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    Scenic Routes
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    Red Beauty:)
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    Our Stay:
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    Trek through the estate
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    Sunset in woods
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    flying ants nest
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    Royal family snacks time:)
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    Stunning Mattupetty Dam
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    Rays of hope:)
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    Anayirankal Dam view from NH 49
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    Thanks,
    Ravi
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  5. ravimathi

    ravimathi Novizio

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    Bangalore, India
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    2 years & 32569 km

    It's like yesterday we booked the beauty and its already two years and covered 32569 km. Such an exciting ownership experience, been driving the beauty to places, long drives, daily drives, week end drives. It assures safety, peace of mind and brings smile and confidence every time driving it.

    Many more years and exciting roads to cover :)

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