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Old 1st June 2008, 23:45   #1
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I took a test drive of a Palio MultiJet SDX last week and am planning to buy it. It seems like the kind of car that might be eye-catching and would provide excellent performance.

Please elaborate on the following points:
1) Performance and handling compared to Swift VDi
2) Quality of Service in Pune
3) Personal experiences with Pune dealers/service centers
4) Accessories to be added (minus ICE tht I will get from the states)...e.g brand of sum-film, security system etc...
5) Any concerns about the car/A.S.S in general...

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You can search this and initial test drives forum for Palio and get the answers for most of your questions.
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Standard hai. But kiss resale goodbye.

Otherwise boring interiors aside, a well put together car.
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1) Performance and handling compared to Swift VDi
Both has same engine, however, Palio is tuned for more FE and together with the tall gearing gives the Swift an advantage of almost 2 secs in 0-100 timings.
Handling of Palio cannot be questioned, although swift is an exceptional handler. Ride quality of Palio is much better than Swift, IMO.
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5) Any concerns about the car/A.S.S in general...
The replacement for the Palio is rumoured to come out in 2009. So, the already down resale value, and parts availability could be hit further.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...mes-drive.html (Palio and Panda replacements coming in 2009 - Times of India, Times Drive)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...new-palio.html (New UNO might be the New Palio)
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Praful, check this thread for detailed TD reports on Palio 1.3 MJD:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...en-ripped.html (Palio 1.3 MJD Test Driven and Ripped.)

Fiat Service in Pune is pretty good, BU Bhandari is doing a good job there.
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Praful, the information you seek has already been discussed on our forum. Please search to find the relevant results.

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