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Old 15th February 2007, 22:17   #136
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Minardi, you have made the right assessment!
Fiat always ensures that the Car it launches is PERFECT in all aspects! unlike other Indian Car Makers who are desperate to launch half-baked new Cars just to be one up in the competition! And the buyers of the initial lot (read guinea pigs) frequenting the Service Centers to resolve all the umpteen issues!
u have qoutd only FIAT as the manufacturer who gives problem free cars . how Come u forgot HONDA, TOYOTA, ., who r also renowned for high quality products ?
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Old 15th February 2007, 22:18   #137
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Does any one know when linea will be coming out, I care more for it. Is it not supposed to be in the 3rd or 4th quarter of ´08 ?
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Old 15th February 2007, 22:23   #138
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Does any one know when linea will be coming out, I care more for it. Is it not supposed to be in the 3rd or 4th quarter of 08 ?
As per reports, Linea too is expected around mid or end 2008!
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The face lifted Palio is now weeks away from dealerships.
thats a good news.. Hope its a good deal
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u have qoutd only FIAT as the manufacturer who gives problem free cars . how Come u forgot HONDA, TOYOTA, ., who r also renowned for high quality products ?
Dont worry nbr. Its the same manufacturer who treats people as guinea pigs that FIAT has aligned with now. Now wait for the perfect FIAT !!
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As per reports, Linea too is expected around mid or end 2008!
Way too long a wait imho. :( But then, by that time I might be ready to trade in my Petra. LOL
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The inteview in 15 Feb HT states that Fiat engines(1.3 JTD?) will be available from end 2007 and G.Punto from mid 2008. Does this mean Palios and Indicas will get JTD earlier? The same HT edition has an ad for Palio 1.6 sport without any addresses of dealers. Called Shaman in Worli. They don't have any idea whether this 1.5 will be facelifetd version. Fiat is playing their cards too close to chest!
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any idea how far is the new petra and new adventure?
I feel that Adventure looks much better the way it is now. The interiors though need a change.
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Old 17th February 2007, 17:47   #144
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Well friends, this the details of the new Palio Mk.IV

Engine list:

1.0 8v Fire Flexible (petrol/alcohol) 74bhp
1.4 8v Fire Flexible 84bhp
1.8 8v Torque 121bhp

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ELX 1.0 and 1.4











1.8R sport looking version (121bhp/91kw)







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Any one got a chance to click the Pictures of the new Fiat Palio Launched yesterday?
Is it launched already???
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Old 18th February 2007, 00:19   #146
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So.....they've ruined it.What a mess.I have eaten fusion food before,this is the first time i'm seeing a fusion car.A bad bad wannabe grande punto looking palio. The first palio was good.The second generation probably the best.But from then on, they have unnecessarily tampered with the genuine italian lines of the car.And each time they've tampered with it,they've made it look worse.But this is worst yet really.The rear now looks very similar to that of the facelifted brazilian version of the fiat uno.
The mark III that we are expecting here in a few weeks still looks acceptable in comparison to the new one.
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OK, this one looks better than the one supposed to be launched in India (the one of which the spy pics have been posted).

I especially find the rear to be better (but not as good as the current, outgoing one) as the number plate has been shifted back to the bumper where it belongs. Even the front looks better -- more aggressive than the goody-two-shoes look of the "new" Palio of which we've seen spy pics.

Call me old fashioned, but I prefer the interiors of the current, outgoing Palio. Better plastics for the dash would be welcome, but the basic flowing shape, and the driver oriented design of the current Palio are what I find more appealing.
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Old 18th February 2007, 21:22   #148
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A friend has Spotted the new fiat palio on pune roads[sorry no pics],he says it was slightly disguised but look very much like the chilean palio[ones in rodrallys posts]http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/375867-post151.html

So the palio should be out pretty soon I guess.Time for sajo,tushky to provide us some pics.

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This has so much better interiors than the one presently available in India. I do not have much to comment about looks, always subjective. The rear curves near wheel wells look like they have been cut off. Overall it seems like a better car.
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...1.8R sport looking version (121bhp/91kw)


I think this ones looking great.
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