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Old 29th April 2004, 10:59   #46
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Quote[/b] (ajmat @ April 29 2004,09:04)]Milage kya hai ?
I couldn't have put it better. The Palio 1.6GTX attracted only young and enthusiastic drivers. The mass market found the 1.2 had a more logical balance between fuel consumption and performance. To make things worse, Fiat's dealers were really horrible.
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Quote[/b] ] The mass market found the 1.2 had a more logical balance between fuel consumption and performance.
And also that more buyers found the better marketed Santros/Indicas/Zens as a more logical choice compared to the Palio?

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Quote[/b] ] I own a Palio S10 and the car is a stonker! Sometimes I call it a simulated automatic! driving it at any speed with AC in 5th gear with AC and a full load i just tap the accelarator and the car lunges forward!
I own a S10 and couldnt agree more with you on this. Oodles and ooldles of torque make it an abosloute zipper on the higway.Once i had just left the acclerator off the road at around 110 and it just went around 4 to 5 Km before it came to around a speed of 40.

I havent had any problems with the service in Hyd till now but yes their service isnt consistent !!

I think we can just have thread dedicated to the driving expereinces of this car
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Palio is one of the bests cars available in the indian market. It has everything in it. It has the ultimate looks, solid build, very powerful but the only problem is the mileage factor. but mileage shouldnt be taken into the picture because its a high performing car. everyone should buy that car. thats a car with the rock bottom price. its all left to FIAT
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Hi,

I'm going in for a used 2002 Palio 1.6 GTX done 30000+ kms . The car looks well maintained and performs really well. The tyres are a bit worn though. The deal is being mediated by TVS and they are offering me 6 months warranty .Is there any fine print i should watch out for before signing the agreement with TVS? what does the warranty usually include? I feel around 3Lac is not a bad deal (considering the on road price for the same car 2 years ago was 5.8Lac), what do you guys think. Also any suggestions for new tyres...should i stick with the custom bridgestones or go for tubeless ones or something? Looking forward to hearing your views

Btw I'm from Kerala

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Hi Hari,

Well about the tires you should try to go in for tubeless. If you are a driving enthusiast then maybe even upgrade to slightly wider utlra performance rubber.
The 1.6GTX has alloy wheels, so that makes it more suitable for tubeless tires.

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understand what all r there in warranty and any free services if offered.. go for one size up tubless tyre if u have access to good tyre shop n commute within the city most of the types.. coz they are a problem to repair when on lonely highways unless u r an expert using the do urself kit..
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u from hyd?
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Hey GTO,

Can you please give me the dealers phone number and the name of the concern person ? I am in UK and looking to buy the car when I retun next month.This 100bhp car is for 4.4L which is a gr8 deal ! I don't think there can be any better deal.

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Sure Shamish. The dealer name is Shaman Motors (at Prabhadevi) and their number is 2422.8686/2422.8383.

Dont know the name of that sales girl from three months back. But they still have an orange piece left. 4.4 lacs!

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hey gto
when i went to check out the petra i was told that they had recieved an order for the car.
not sure but do check up.
if you are intrested though you can get an siena 1.6 el or elx for rs 4.6 from angad automobiles in bombay and you can put better tyres to give u better handling .
and a turbo for more power.
oh well its only a suggestion

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the car in question is the 1.6 GTX not the petra .
just incase
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guys,
the 1.6 is the only car that can replace my mpfi zen .
can any one tell me as to hoiw much fuel efficiency figure can i xpect from a 1.6 .
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hi,
i had got a call from anuroop, they still have a 2002 showroom 1.6 GTX and a Limited Edition one. they are offering 90k and 1.1L discount on it. But does it make sense buying a car thats lying in the showroom for 2 years
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I guess they mean they have an s10. If only they sold that in a different color, it would be a great buy. Anyone have the number for Anuroop though?
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