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Hyundai i20 Petrol 1.2 104 14.46%
Fiat Punto Petrol 1.2 6 0.83%
Fiat Punto Petrol 1.4 77 10.71%
Fiat Punto Multijet 1.3 Diesel 345 47.98%
Hyundai i20 CRDi 1.4 Diesel 187 26.01%
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Old 7th October 2009, 10:21   #121
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And I really dont know whats with some people fixed mindset
Petrol = i20
Diesel = Grande Punto
Anyone and everyone i talk about a petrol punto i get a stupid look, Now just because this car is aviailable in Diesel option I have to go in for one, reason Fiat = Diesel
Surprising part is most people are a clueless about i20 CRDI. They dont know if it exists.
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Old 7th October 2009, 10:50   #122
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i am just comming from a 450 km trip on fiat punto 1.3 and really amazed by the dynamics of the car.the roads were of mixed conditions like NH4 from Belgoan to Shankeshwar,and then some bad patches from Shankeshwar to amboli and the ride quality on bad patches is way better than my palio ,the car was extremly comfortable on bad patches,we were able to do 100+ speeds on those uneven roads with 4 peson on board ,AC is very good and the best part is the wipers.the avg consumption for our trip was 19 km/lit.I think its the best hatch.I even drove a petrol i20 but ride quality no where near to punto and even the back seat is very hard.
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I am also caught up in the same dilemma i20 Asta or Punto Emotion pack.... Today i spotted the New Astra in london looks very much like inspired from i20. look at the website what a nice presentation! The all-new Vauxhall Astra has been unveiled



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Old 10th October 2009, 11:23   #124
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IMHO i20 is the best VFM if you are looking for a large hatch above 5.5Lacs.
My friend has just bought an i20 Asta (non sunroof) and the interiors feel c+ class. superb fit and finish, excellent quality of plastics, decent OEM ICE, ABS+Airbags and other goodies. I guess no other hatch offers so much value in this price bracket. In addition, you get 5 yrs extended warrenty and Hyundai A.* * peace of mind., I say go for i20.
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Old 11th October 2009, 01:57   #125
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Very true. i20 is the car when you are looking value for your money and absolute quality. The sales numbers are also in the increasing trend over the last three months.
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Old 11th October 2009, 08:26   #126
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IMHO, GP 1.3 EPck. would be cheaper and better option than the i20. I am happy the way Concorde has handled A.S.service.

FIAT is being bashed by people who have not seen one. Well FIAT has to pay for the image they created for themselves. They have to try twice as hard to sell their cars, which are noticeably better than the contemporaries.
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Old 11th October 2009, 09:42   #127
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Right said Hrishiz. No doubts Fiat has to try twice as hard to change the perception that is deeply entrenched into Indian car buyer's mindset. IMHO, best thing is to TD both cars, check your budget and go for the one you feel is providing more bang per buck. With things improving a shade on the Fiat A.S.S front, that concern need not be a huge worry factor.
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Old 12th October 2009, 15:17   #128
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Question I am still in a dilema for a Petrol Hatchback Punto 1.4 or i20 1.2?

Yesterday I took a TD of i20 Asta 1.2 petrol, found it great in interiors.But biggest let down was 2nd gear power being inadequate with full AC on.(No offence to anyone but its my personal opinion). At the same time I found Punto 1.4 was decent enough if not great in 2nd gear.

On one hand you have got Hyundai with nice A.S.S, nice interiors, good resale, but underpowered engine and on the other you got Fiat not so nice A.S.S, doubtful resale value, bad interiors particularly plastic quality(Found height adjustable lever broken on a displayed Linea, glove box not closing in its slot in an active Punto, rear parcel tray slot broken in most TD puntos), but great ride quality.

I am only considering petrol hatchbacks because my monthly running is less than 700 KM a month.
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I took a long test drive of 1.4 Emotion Pk yesterday near my office.Very impressed as it pulled up 4 people easily uphill on a high road in the 2nd gear, the need to downshift wasn't felt.

The features and the sturdy built were awesome,specially the metallic sheets of the car body.
Good boot space was a plus
Ride and comfort - superb!!!

Negatives:

1. 5.4 m turning radius caught me offguard the first time i took a u turn. I was careful the next time but am sure u turns in cramped city roads would be tough.

2. The salesman said if you copy the phonebook of your bluetooth linked phone- the phone book from your cell would get deleted !!. So better to rememeber the phone number you wanna dial and speak it everytime you wanna make a call!! Didnt beleive this.If its true, it defeats the whole purpose of having blue n me feature. Owners pls advise.

3. Rear seats cramped but so are rearseats of most of the other cars in this segment - hence not a big negative

4. Doubtful sales service and resale value.yes i know enjoy the car, dont think about resale!But, everyone does make it a factor while purchasing a car right?

5. The AC was adequate but not extraordinary. Maybe it was aTD car and thats why and also because it was 2pm heat outside.

6. Pulling my foot from the dead pedal and onto the clutch and back was tiresome as the space looked cramped.Maybe I am 6'1" and thats why.Not sure.Legroom and seating comfort was superb,though and so was the visibility.

7. Overatking - Though it was almost as good as any other car in this segment,still feel my 10 year old esteem fared better than this!!

8. Mileage of petrol - heard its 12. Buying a 6 lakh car and still getting 12 mielage in city - wont work for me at least,when you can buy a ritz petrol/i10/swift or ritz/swift diesel or even punto diesel(low versions) in the same price and get better than 14- 15 mielage. Frankly - I would have ignored doubtful sales service or parts coming off reports had mielage of the car been at least 14.

9, Didnt find USB port.Heard its in the glove box. Couldnt check.

10. parts coming out feeling as reported by many others - yes got a feeling by looking at them - specially rubber beads on door trims - but nothing very negative to report on this.

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2. The salesman said if you copy the phonebook of your bluetooth linked phone- the phone book from your cell would get deleted !!. So better to rememeber the phone number you wanna dial and speak it everytime you wanna make a call!! Didnt beleive this.If its true, it defeats the whole purpose of having blue n me feature. Owners pls advise.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...alerships.html (Comedy of Errors at Indian Dealerships)



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Its not true just for the record.

The USB is present.

Found the AC chilling.

Abysmal FE also reported (~9-10). Much better ones too! (13-14)
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Guys does anyone know the mileage given by the 1.4 Punto? read in a thread that it gives 7 in the city.I don't worry about mileage, much but its't this extremely low?It's a big put off.
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Guys does anyone know the mileage given by the 1.4 Punto? read in a thread that it gives 7 in the city.I don't worry about mileage, much but its't this extremely low?It's a big put off.
Please go through the test drive section, there are enough Punto/Linea 1.4 FIRE reviews and no one has ever reported a FE as low as 7.I am not sure where you found these numbers.
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Guys does anyone know the mileage given by the 1.4 Punto? read in a thread that it gives 7 in the city.I don't worry about mileage, much but its't this extremely low?It's a big put off.

I have driven one (a new one, not broken in) for 200 kms. I got an FE of 13.4
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Can rcent owners confirm whether 1.4 GP gives close to 14 kmpl in city with AC on 100% in city.Also if the big turning radius is a problem during city drives.And lastly, any issues of parts falling off as reported in some threads of cars related sites.
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Please visit the below link to read about a Bhpian's FE reports.(post no.45)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...punto-e-3.html (The Rare: 1.4 FIAT GRANDE Punto E+)

Was going full steam for the 1.4 until i read this report.

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