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Old 20th April 2010, 13:46   #151
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Hi,

I owe a Fiat punto 1.3 MJD ePack (Black).
Please find some of the Pros and Cons of when comparing Figo and Punto

Fiat Punto (1.3 MJD Epack)

Pros
  1. 15" alloy Wheels with broader tyres
  2. Blue & Me
  3. Airbags
  4. ABS EBD
  5. Auto climate Control
  6. Steering mounted controls even to control calls
  7. Serviced by Fiat under Tata.
  8. Actual Mileage 13-15 in city with Ac and 18-21 in highway with Ac
  9. 4 door power windows
Cons
  1. Low base, so most of the times the car will touch the bumps and humps.
Ford Figo (titanium edition)

Pros
  1. Looks like a mini suv.
  2. Proven CRDi engine
  3. Bluetooth option
  4. Airbags
  5. ABS ebd
Cons
  1. 14" inch disc, not alloys and not wider tyres like punto
  2. No auto climate control
  3. 2 door power windows
  4. Maintainance cost needs to verified
Based on these factors, we need to see what all is important to us and need to look for that.

Ps. All the above information's are collected from own experience.
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[*]Serviced by Fiat under Tata.
Are you satisfied with Tata service? Which TASS do you go?
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Old 20th April 2010, 14:31   #153
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Yes arun1100, The fiat team in concorde (diary circle) is doing a very good job. They never charged me anything. Even for the cases due to my mishandling, they replaced the stuffs with out any charge levied on me.
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Hey @thelightening can you please post some snaps of your ride or atleast provide the link for the same in case you have posted it. Planning to buy Punto MJD myself and Black is the color I might end up with.
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Hi guys,
Need a help, one of my friend is considering to buy a car for his parents in Coimbatore.
His requirements are
Should have ABS
Petrol/Diesel
budget 5.5L

Some points to consider
It will be Chauffer driven
Mostly for the highways and very less city driving.
Max mileage per year would be around 5000km

My suggestions were Figo Titanium or Beat Option.

Please pour in your thoughts
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Oops correction in the above post,
It should have Airbags, not ABS
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I have not gone through the complete thread but I feel that you are strongly missing one car in this list and that is Skoda Fabia.

It is a very safe highway car. In diesel it gives a milaege of around 21 km/l in highways.
Any idea of how much mileage the Skoda Fabia petrol is giving on the highway. I have checked the car and considering the safety features Skoda Fabia seems to be only hatch back offering most of the safety features at Rs6 Lakhs on road in Bangalore.

I have checked most of the models and I feel Fabia, Punto, Polo and i20 would be safer on a highway any day.

Indica Vista Aura, i10, Figo & Beat also have ABS & Airbags bur after checking the car, I felt it would not be comfortable on long drives.

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Any idea of how much mileage the Skoda Fabia petrol is giving on the highway. I have checked the car and considering the safety features Skoda Fabia seems to be only hatch back offering most of the safety features at Rs6 Lakhs on road in Bangalore.

I have checked most of the models and I feel Fabia, Punto, Polo and i20 would be safer on a highway any day.

Indica Vista Aura, i10, Figo & Beat also have ABS & Airbags bur after checking the car, I felt it would not be comfortable on long drives.
Skoda has earned some very bad remarks in this forum for their A.S.S. Can be avoided.

Fiat's safety has been the benchmark for many and its best to with them when it comes to safety and their *** is a completely different game as of now.
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Skoda has earned some very bad remarks in this forum for their A.S.S. Can be avoided.

Fiat's safety has been the benchmark for many and its best to with them when it comes to safety and their *** is a completely different game as of now.
That is right, but they still need to tighten things further in the sales and service departments. Hyundai is still the benchmark according to me when it comes to sales, but truth be told I don't think their service is any great shakes. In fact, it is quite expensive as well.

It'll be wise to steer clear of the Fabia. I remember being shocked when I looked at the spare parts price list (though that was close to a year back), they were very expensive.
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That is right, but they still need to tighten things further in the sales and service departments. Hyundai is still the benchmark according to me when it comes to sales, but truth be told I don't think their service is any great shakes. In fact, it is quite expensive as well.

It'll be wise to steer clear of the Fabia. I remember being shocked when I looked at the spare parts price list (though that was close to a year back), they were very expensive.
+1 Hyundai Spares are expensie. Ford is showing comparison between Figo and i10. Similarly Fiat is showing comparison with i20. Hyundai cost's are indeed costly.

At last wrote to Skoda Company directly, suddenly things have started to move quickly, and hopefully by end of day I should get the spares & service details.

The Sales guys told me that thier rates have come down from past 2 months but I said I wanted in paper , so that I can compare.

Seeing Skoda's reputation I insisted on it and hopefully I should get it today.

The car no doubt is very good. But Skoda needs to pull up its dealers and make them more responsible on customer handling.

Based on my experience: Maruti, Hyundai and Tata have very good Sales guys who follow up with customers regularly.

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It has to be a Punto MJD
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At last got a few spares and Service charge details: 1st service is Rs 8K at 15K KMS. But I am shocked to see the Engine oil cost of Rs 4K. Head lamps cost 7K.

Can anyone comment are these rates high or is it normal rates compared to similar cars.
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Synthetic engine oil is around 1000/- per liter x 4 liters = 4000 and the headlight assembly must be imported from EU.
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Synthetic engine oil is around 1000/- per liter x 4 liters = 4000 and the headlight assembly must be imported from EU.
Is this similar to i20 and Punto.

Also the airbags cost 95K. Are these rates normal or too high.
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khoj, But does the car come filled with Synth oil from the company ? From my knowledge I dont think so !
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