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Old 6th April 2006, 10:03   #46
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Fiat, world over, is too famous (infamous) for its "Typical FIAT" reputation. You buy a new Fiat, it works good for 2-3 years (if that!) then the car starts to fall apart (mainly "major" engine problems) and the owner faces very high cost of repairs. He tries to sell the car, but no one is planning to buy it and the owners get stuffed with their Fiat and its ever increasing repair bills. then finally they manage to sell it off, but really cheap, and then they pleadge not to buy a Fiat again.

I dont think the history of expensive Fiat spares will shed off that easily.

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P.S.: This a general perception of Fiat and some of Fiat customers might not face any problems. But some might also face problems since Day 1!!!
"MAJOR ENGINE PROBLEMS IN 2-3 YEARS WITH FIAT???"
I doubt if it is a fact or a rumour. I wonder where u got that info. In the countries i have been, the only weak link in FIAT user experience has been thier after sales service. But never heard of FIAT "FALLING APART" in 2-3 years.
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Even Ford has the same image all over the world. Mercedes C-class has huge problems. Why do you start a unncessary FIAT bashing here? Have you ever owned a Palio? What do you know about FIAT engines?
can anyone tell me what is this "HUGE PROBLEM" in c class. I have already posted this is another thread. In my personal experience with c-class (4 years) and e class (2 years) i have not come across even minor problems. Even if there is any very minor (read small quality issues) the merc service engineers fixes that up during regular service.
If after sales is considered, merc, in my opinion, has some of the best service centres, garages, and service engineers.

you have gone into merc bashing just like redcandle went on fiat bashing. I have nothing with people puting there views forward, as long as it is backed with facts.

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can anyone tell me what is this "HUGE PROBLEM" in c class. I have already posted this is another thread. In my personal experience with c-class (4 years) and e class (2 years) i have not come across even minor problems. Even if there is any very minor (read small quality issues) the merc service engineers fixes that up during regular service.
If after sales is considered, merc, in my opinion, has some of the best service centres, garages, and service engineers.
cant say exactly as i dont own one myself.

but a friend of mine who used to earlier work at a Mercs service centre in delhi, was telling that a unusually high number of C-class mercs used to come, with loads of problems - electric glitches, damaged suspensions and other build issues - but he was really proud of the way that the company handled all these problems, and in most cases, replaced all defective parts under warranty

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well whoever has a problem with fiat please remember that they own and run three biggest premium car companies namely

maserati
ferrari and
Alfa Romeo
also the Lancia is part of FIAT devarshi
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New Palio is expected to be launched in September this year!
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any replacement for the Petra?
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With a sub 5 L OTR price tag !!
Palio 1.6 is already sub 5.1 L OTR in Mumbai
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Hey Roadrally.

What are the differences between M1 and Mk2 in the interior. I thought it was exterior only.

We might end up getting Mk3 ext with the same old interiors.
Hi The MK.II model has an interior design starting from the Mk.I basic layout, but with differences in the instruments panel and the center part.

As i saw in the Southafrican range, probably you won't get the Mk.III interior... because of RHD... which is only available in the Mk.I version.

Mk.I interior... (just like yours...)



Mk. II interior...

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Hi The MK.II model has an interior design starting from the Mk.I basic layout, but with differences in the instruments panel and the center part.

As i saw in the Southafrican range, probably you won't get the Mk.III interior... because of RHD... which is only available in the Mk.I version.

Mk.I interior... (just like yours...)



Mk. II interior...



certainly more fresh than the current versions but still doesnt look impressive compared to the swift and getz.

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also the Lancia is part of FIAT devarshi
Agreed btu Lancia certainly is not a strong brand name puller like the above 3.
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any replacement for the Petra?
The new Petra... probably the same that southafricans already have...

Again, is a mix between the Mk. III exterior and the Mk. I interior for RHD.







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certainly more fresh than the current versions but still doesnt look impressive compared to the swift and getz.
Well. the Mk.II was released in April, 2001... the Mk. III has a different design:





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the petra's rear looks excellent

and so does the recently posted palios.

which interiors will make it to india?
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Was browsing through the net for news abt the new palio..

came across some pics..thought its worth sharing..

http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/G...-12886,00.html

Official FIAT site

http://www.fiat.co.za/news/modelsdis..._id=1000001418

friends..this is the new palio II launched in south africa and i feel that the same model is expected in india soon...

any comments?

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They christened it Palio II !!! I haev seen these headlight dome on some car ..Stilo?

and that's an alloy? would have looked gr8 in chrome.

edit! wht did they do to the rear! yuck!

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apart from the headlights and bumper and minor modifications to the rear, tehre is no difference from the current one. the greenhouse and teh body panels are identical.

IMHO, the present palio with a snazzy set of alloys looks much better
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