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Welcoming "Dynowhite": Our new Grande Punto 1.3 MJD Dynamic

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by Pauleralil, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Pauleralil

    Pauleralil Regolare

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    Even i was planning to do the same thing.. do let me know the cost of Michelin tyres and which shop you are going to choose.
  2. Fiatian

    Fiatian Novizio

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    I got tyres exchanged for Michelin EXM2 today, its from Michelin dealer per tyre cost 4600 and exchanged stock for 2300, the difference between both tyres is really noticeable.
    Michelin ride is smooth, it offer suspension of big sedan :wow where as stock ones are just disappointment. Fiat would have giving atleast 175/70/R14 for Punto :(
    I would suggest you to get alloys with 185/70/R14 michelin EXM2 for your Punto and have pleasure drive :steering

    Cheers
    Santosh
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  3. Raghavan Kandala

    Raghavan Kandala Timido

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    Congrats Fiatian on the new GP 1.3 Dynamic 2012. I own one and its 8 months old.

    I didn't consider any upgrades when I bought the car because I went much over my budget. Also, I didn't drive much in these 8 months also (little over 3K) due to personal reasons.

    I find the ride very bumpy sometimes and now I realise that it may be due to the tyres.

    Did you get 2300 off per tyre ?

    What size did you upgrade to ?

    Did you fit the new tyres on the stock 14" rims ?

    Where did you buy and got the tyres fixed ?

    Cheers,
    Raghavan.
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  4. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Congratulations, Paulelil

    Since you would have taken the delivery y'day and have not updated here, I assume that you're enjoying the drive !! :)
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  5. Pauleralil

    Pauleralil Regolare

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    Hi Guys... sorry for delay. I will jot down the delivery experience by evening and post.. for the time being updating with a few pics

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    I took the delivery of the car on Saturday and had to immediately travel to Kottayam :)( not in my punto, but swift). Just reached back today morning.
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  6. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Oh man! Small world! I was at KHT motors last Sat (17th Nov) to get my Extn Warranty and I was seated right opposite to you when you were talking to the sales person. I was around when you were mentioning that you need to travel to Kerala after delivery formalities! This is how I could recollect that you were the same person! :D Since I was in a hurry, left immediately after collecting my Exntd Warranty booklet and policy. Congrats for your new Punto. Happy and Safe motoring!
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  7. Pauleralil

    Pauleralil Regolare

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    Man.. we missed a chance to meet up. hope we can next time :)
  8. ajayb

    ajayb

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    Congratulations on your punto:).....May I know the deal provided by KHT motors...I am also planning to buy a punto dynamic very soon.......
  9. Pauleralil

    Pauleralil Regolare

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    Got the standard offers
    Absolute pack ( insurance @50%, Sat Nav system, Punto door sil, floormat, contoured mud flaps) , Air freshner, Reverse Parking and body cover, KHT Motors Scratch Card.
  10. Pauleralil

    Pauleralil Regolare

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    Initial impresssions..

    I have only driven dyno for around 50km now..

    Here is what i felt different
    1. Ground Clearance: massive improvement in confidence to take on the speedbreakers of Bangalore city..
    2. Steering feels to be much lighter when compared to Linea( may be bcoz of the lesser weight)
    3. Seating position: I have still not found the best seating position in my punto. Still adjusting it :(
    4. The ride seems to bit bumpy. hope to resolve it by a tyre upgrade to Michelin

    FE figs are still very early to comment on but but the Average shows 12.2kmpl.

    Other points:
    1. Keeping the speed limit to 60km. How many km is the runin period?

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