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Old 16th March 2007, 09:38   #76
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but from the stiff suspension that the Petra has I am guessing that the Adventure has a better ride.
Wouldnt the Adventure logically have a stiffer suspension setup due to the added weight and mass?
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Wouldnt the Adventure logically have a stiffer suspension setup due to the added weight and mass?
The reasons behind Adventure's superior ride quality in relation to Petra are:
  1. Its wheelbase is longer by about 100 MM
  2. It has independent rear suspension, unlike Petra
  3. Its tyres have high aspect ratio of 80 that give better cushioning effect
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Wouldnt the Adventure logically have a stiffer suspension setup due to the added weight and mass?
And the ground clearance of 190mm. But the suspension is all wheel independant and that brings in the "awesome" ride to Adventure.
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Congrats GEMI. The car will give you what you need...Power or Milegae..as you decide your ride...
A training is really required to ride this beast..I have been riding THE AMBASSADOR right from my age of 18 and a guess what a sudden change to PALIO D 1.9 paid me..."A clutch assembly change "worth Rs 7000. Thats what i gained with just a single trip to "Ponmudi".But when I compare the riding experience I had...I think 7000 is less..
You have owned a real beast dude...What do you feel???
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Wouldnt the Adventure logically have a stiffer suspension setup due to the added weight and mass?
Logically yes. But I have heard contrary - the Adventure feels softer. Mind you, as I mentioned I have not driven an Adventure (the shame, being an avowed Fiat guy).
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Anyone knows how much fuel will be left in the Adventure once the Reserve light comes on. Last time i ran around 25 km with reserve light on. But when refilled petrol spilled out after 41 litres went in. I thought the TAnk capacity was 51 litres. Anyone knows about this???
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Anyone knows how much fuel will be left in the Adventure once the Reserve light comes on. Last time i ran around 25 km with reserve light on. But when refilled petrol spilled out after 41 litres went in. I thought the TAnk capacity was 51 litres. Anyone knows about this???
I was speaking to an Adventure owner just last Saturday. He has an exaggerated version of the problem i too have been facing. My refuelling auto stop happens once after which almost 10litres fuel can be further filled. I have a Petra.
This gentleman has an Adventure and what he has been told by Fiat people is that the Adventure has two fuel tanks or a tank split into two partitions. When the first tank gets filled, the auto stop activates and filling stops. After waiting a while, he tried again and this time another 5-10 litres were filled. He repeated this process over the next 20 minutes(!) and filled over 45 litres in total.
We had been to a Fiat Club meet and Shaman Auto service people were also there. We had a long discussion with them and they have promised to check and call us back.
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Thnks for the fast reply prabu. PLease do let me know if you get any info from Shamam
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Hey gemithomasn cong.
can we have pic of your red breast read the whole of the thread just to see pics couldn't find any
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Thnks for the fast reply prabu. PLease do let me know if you get any info from Shamam
I will Gemi. Enjoy your drive.
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can we have pic of your red breast read the whole of the thread just to see pics couldn't find any
Watch your spellings dude
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sorry guys will be posting pics soon.
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probably with my 1500k review and first service experience. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Cool 1700 kilometers of Adventure...

Hi moderator please update Title.
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Hi guys, My F Red Adventure is back from her "first service"(if at all it can be called so!!). The task on hand was
1. minor vibrations on the drivers side door
2. Rear Right door not closing as smooth as others
3.when rolling up/down the windows and when they touch the end (up or down) all the lights dim a little and there is even a very minor change in the engine noise (wanted to confirm it this is normal)

I had specifically told them not to touch anything unless they are sure they know what they are doing. The car was delivered in the evening (around 4). And FIAT has stayed upto its reputation.!!!

1. and 2. They just oiled the rear door and did not touch any of the doors to check vibrations since the person in charge for hinges (I never knew there was someone like that!!! anyways good.) was not available. They would call me back as soon as he comes. And about point 3, He does not know about this whether its normal or not. But since its not creating much of a problem and my logic says it should not a big isssue its left like that.

They hooked it upto the computer and checked the values. Dont know if they changed anything. I think they also increased the tyre pressure coz i can feel the potholes slightly more than earlier.

Earlier i used to experience a small 'missing' once in a while when driving. This has not occured after first service. Dont know if it is becaouse they did something or if it is because i culf fill only ordinary IndianOil Petrol since the ExtraPremium was not available. Could not check the F.E after service. Will get back with that later.

Still have not received my owners manual/service book. They are in transit with the floor mats for the past one month!!! Anyways the tata guys were good enough to give me floor mats from there Indigo Marina for my use. Thanks to them for that. I dont think the adventure needs mud flaps. Do they have them? It was part of offer but i nevr asked them for it since i dont think it would look good.

Driving has been a pleasure. The Torque available at the vary low rpms just ROCK!!! I havnt crossed the 100km/hr mark yet. Just controlling myself and waiting to complete the initial running in period. Yet to fix ICE which could happen anytime in a the coming few weeks.

The Good news has been the FIAT will continue their 1.6 engines. The bad news (almost confirmed) is that more adventures would be coming (i'm just selfish!! sorry on that.)

So, on a whole, FIAT has kept its promise!! No Owners manual/service book, No Floor mats, No Hinge Specialist !!!!.....JUST HELL LOTS OF CARS...AND MORE OF THEM. With JUST OUTSTANDING RIDE AND DRIVE EXPERIENCE. The "adventure" just gives you an extra bonus with those heads that turn at you...and the bikers that overtake just to look back at your bull bars and fogs...and those pot holes which keep thinking "did that guy just enter me or did he miss!!!"
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3 problem is normal in almost all cars, basically the motors over loading since the windows are at the end cant move further
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