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Old 8th March 2010, 18:41   #16
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PUNTO:
I20: Underpowered, designs copied from the Japanese.
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Proof please!
Googled for the pics.

Steering wheel of i20 looks just like Civic.
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Rear door basic design is same as Civic.

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Hood design just like SLK(not Japanese).

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Old 8th March 2010, 18:43   #17
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Arun:

Dont you think Punto is always referred as Baby Maserati ? Do you call that an Inspiration ??
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I20: Underpowered, designs copied from the Japanese.
I just

I never heard/read any where till date that i20 is copied from Jap design.
Can you please give details/pics of the origenal car.

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oh C'mon Arun! the steering wheel 'looks' like Civic that doesn't mean Hyundai has copied the design! The hood and doors in those pictures, such are design elements that look good and are now found on many cars.
C'mon, you're getting a hatchback who's hood and nose looks like that of an SLK( as you said), what else do you want?

The Punto has design elements from Maserati. Now you woudnt' call that copying!!
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Dont you think Punto is always referred as Baby Maserati ? Do you call that an Inspiration ??
No offence mate ! That way whole of india is running on 1.3 Lts Multi Jet Engine from fiat. What do you call this situation ?
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I never heard/read any where till date that i20 is copied from Jap design.
Can you please give details/pics of the origenal car.
Refer to post #17.

Of course the whole car is not copied from Jap Design, but few DESIGNS are.
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Misses in Punto:
Electrical OVRMS They are electric but not electrically retractable
Height Adjust for Driver seat. Punto has height adjustable driver seat
Kenwood OEM MP3,CD player with 6 Speakers with Aux & USB connectivity. Punto comes with a Blaupunkt unit and for all I know, its a better brand when compared to Kenwood.
Telescopic and rake adjustment of steering wheel. The steering is adjustable. Are you sure steering in i20 is telescopic?
Class's best interiors with beige and brown combination. Purely Subjective
Screen airbags- Sun roof in Asta (o) Its also costs more. Price for price and features for features, Punto beats i20 hands down
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Let me tell you what ASTA misses when compared to the Punto inspite of being more expensive.
1) Blue & Me bluetooth interface system with voice recognition and steering mounted buttons.
2) My Car diagnostics Interface.
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Of course the whole car is not copied from Jap Design, but few DESIGNS are.
Ok we are seriously going here.

No offence mate, but such are design elements that many manufacturers incorporate in newer cars. And again, if you say some i20 designs are 'copied', don't you agree that they actually look good on it? Like the 3-spoke steering wheel like that of Civic and the SLK inspired nose?
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This thread like most these days has veered off on a tangent.

While we wait for the combatants to finish it, I'll venture my opinion.

For city driving, there could be no better hatch than the i20 diesel. If it is handling and stability that you seek, there can be no better choice than the Punto.
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All said, what about the most IMPORTANT thing: HANDLING?

Punto beats i20 very easily as proved in this Forum itself.. Not sure of Polo though.

In terms of Styling:
As GTO rightly said, i20 is a LOOKER, Punto is a STUNNER.
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Misses in Punto:
Electrical OVRMS
Height Adjust for Driver seat.
Kenwood OEM MP3,CD player with 6 Speakers with Aux & USB connectivity.
Telescopic and rake adjustment of steering wheel.
Class's best interiors with beige and brown combination.
Screen airbags- Sun roof in Asta (o)
Alloy Spare wheel- Asta
I think you didn't get everything right sir !
Electrical ORVMS exist on Punto E Pack but not foldable like in i20 Asta.
Seat height adjuster is present on Punto too.
USB slot available too, look in glove box.

Plus Punto has Blue & Me - can control media player using voice commands, answer calls, play music track wise artist wise just by saying his name.
It also has wider/bigger tires

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Let me tell you what ASTA misses when compared to the Punto inspite of being more expensive.
1) Blue & Me bluetooth interface system with voice recognition and steering mounted buttons.
2) My Car diagnostics Interface.
CORRECTION: The i20 Asta is less expensive than the Punto E pack.
I have the official On-ROAD MUMBAI prices w.e.f 1/3/10:
i20 Asta: 6,69,156
i20 Asta(O): 6,94,935
Punto E pack: 6,95,252
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For city driving, there could be no better hatch than the i20 diesel. If it is handling and stability that you seek, there can be no better choice than the Punto.
For pure city driving, actually an Indica Vista or a Swift Diesel drives better than the i20 - which suffers from an irritating turbo lag.
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If you are prefering petrol car then my vote is for I20Asta.
I have been driving I20 from past 1Year (358days ) in bangalore bumper-bumper traffic and i find the city drive is as smooth as silk.
I am getting a mileage of 13.2KMS/lt after 3rd service in city traffic ride.
A** with Hyundai is no problem.
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To the previous respondents who have been feverishly defending or attacking a particular car, I think it would be best if you mentioned which of those cars (or brands) you already own.

I don’t own any of the 3, and am considering a new hatchback to replace my aging Swift. Here’s what I think of the options:

i20 – class leading comfort and features, with all the gadgets and gizmos that you might need. Special mention for the option of having 6 airbags. A number of engine options, but none are very exciting. The only one with an automatic. Wide and proven dealer/service network. However, this is not a drivers car and Hyundai’s have always been a little weak with steering feel and ride quality. Buy this if you want luxury, safety and a hassle-free experience. Don’t buy it if you enjoy driving.

Punto – decent interiors with a good selection of gadgets and gizmos, second only to the i20. Blue&Me is a great feature but similar functionality is easily available aftermarket. Exteriors: this car is drop-dead gorgeous. Service network: not so great, with a substantial number of T-bhpians having had bad experiences. Build quality: this is strange, because most say that the car is built like a tank, but at the same time there are frequent instances of interior parts falling off, rust in various corners etc. Steering feedback and handling are class leading. Engines are again nothing great. The diesel is proven and the 90PS 1.4 petrol looks good on paper but lacks spirit. Buy this if you’re floored by the looks and handling and are willing to take a chance on after sales support and a higher chance of things going wrong.

Polo - Cant be certain of much as its only hit the market now. Class leading build quality, both exterior and interior. Expect steering and ride to be much better than the i20 but perhaps not quite as good as the Punto. You get very few gadgets and gizmos even in the Highline version. Engines are anaemic 3-cylinder, 75bhp mills. The diesel has been reported to be poor, and the petrol, while decent, is nowhere close to even the Ritz. After sales service is a big question-mark, coverage is low. Looks: while the Euro-spec Polo with its smoked/detailed lamps, 17” alloys, LED indicators and single-slat grille looks as good as the Punto, the Indian-spec Polo looks very ordinary. There’s no real reason to buy this car unless you wait for the 1.6, which might be a good driver’s car, but short on features.
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