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Old 17th January 2006, 08:55   #76
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Is Palio 1.6 back in production n readily available now??
Drove a palio 1.2 fantastic ride quality with soft suspensions but not great handling with lot of body roll ..... is the suspension setup different in palio 1.6 which improves its handling...
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Old 18th January 2006, 05:35   #77
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the 1.6 has better suspension setup than the 1.2

the ride and handling are completely in a different league for the 1.6 with the different suspension setup, 14" alloys and tubeless tyres(correct me....)

1.6 is anyday a scorcher which gives 10kmpl with a light foot in the city.
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Old 18th January 2006, 13:10   #78
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@ devarshi - they never had tubeless not even the 1.6, dont know about now but before they never came with them.
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dats wat the quotation I received from tej motors said once. I got a quotation for a fully loaded palio gtx with ABS,Airbags,EBD, tubeless, cd 6 speakers system, leather and all for around 6.23 on road.

Please confirm
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Coming to the suspension of the 1.6 GTX,

I was driving a Ford Escort before I got the GTX. I guess the escort had 185/80 rubbers. The car had a magic carpet ride sort of. I could cruise at 80 kmph with the music on and not feel a thing abuot how the road below me is.

Then I started driving the GTX. For the first few days I would often stop the car and check if I had a puncture! The ride was so hard that it took me a long while getting used to. Especially since I was so used to the ford.
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dats wat the quotation I received from tej motors said once. I got a quotation for a fully loaded palio gtx with ABS,Airbags,EBD, tubeless, cd 6 speakers system, leather and all for around 6.23 on road.
Even mine came with tube type tyres back in 2003. Could be Fiat has now started selling the Gtx with tubeless tyres.
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Even mine came with tube type tyres back in 2003. Could be Fiat has now started selling the Gtx with tubeless tyres.

maybe the dealer was tryin to be shady with me or the salesman was himself confused between the s10 and gtx.

coz now the model is not known as GTX but 1.6 sports.

I am confused.
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the salesman was himself confused between the s10 and gtx.
Even S10 used to come with tube type tyres.
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coz now the model is not known as GTX but 1.6 sports.
I referred it as the GTX coz you mentioned it as the GTX in your earlier post. You are right, its now called the 1.6 sport. The S10's are no longer made. Their production stopped way back in third quarter 2003.

Why don't you call up the dealer and clarify the doubt
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Hi All,

I am new to this forum. I have been regular at PALIOUSERSINDIA group although i dont own any FIAT car but have similar enthusiasm for FIAT cars. Its not that i cant afford but didnt buy bcoz of FIAT INDIA reasons.

I just want to quote in regards to Plaio 1.6 .........

Excellent product with true Italian feel and European comfort and solidity. The maintenance maybe higher than Maruti / Hyundai but less than other brands.

It does not come with tubeless tyres. Dont believe the FIAT dealers rather do ur research on FIAT cars and now with TATA FIAT tie up now FIAT cars are the best buy according to me. I am myself considering buying Petra.

But one thing someone mentioned 6 Lac + on road price ... i really doubt bcoz the most expensive model of FIAT - Adventure is 6 lac on road in Delhi.

Go for the 1.6 engine of FIAT be it in any form.

Happy Driving guys !
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Even S10 used to come with tube type tyres.
Ok now I dont exactly remember which car it was from fiat but I am sure it had tubeless tyres. I had got the quotation for a fully loaded car and tubeless tyres was one of them.
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A month ago, i was looking for a GTX. I did look/drive a few before i picked up one. I noticed that most models i looked at (having a mileage of about 20-30K) were on stock tires. Suprisingly the spare wheel would remain untouched because it never came with an Alloy rim.

I'm pretty sure i will have to do the same : rotate the 4, which do have an alloy rim. This way the spare wheel will never get used.

Do all cars which come with alloys have this problem ?
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hi all, Please advice if I should go out looking for a 1.6 palio as I am looking to buy a used hatch under 1.5 lacs.

Also, are its spares available? And what are the frequent problems faced in this car and precuations?
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I think that the Palio offers an outstanding combination of power (100 bhp!), razor sharp handling, comfort (thanks to their world car chassic) and safety (especially the version with ABS + EBD). For a Indian car enthusiast website, it is really surprising that the 100 bhp Palio has yet to find a topic dedicated to it. But then, this is the same story that Fiat India is facing in the marketplace.

It shoots from 0-100 in 11.19 seconds, thats hardly half a second off the regular City 1.5's timing. Put the palio 1.6 through its paces and it will reward you with a top whack of 170km/h. Not bad for a hot hatch that is priced a very little more than a Maruti Zen.

Even the ride and handling factors are amazing, the chassis simply flying over every irregularity that Indian roads have to throw at it. Autocarindia has termed this car as the "best in its class". I have always gone out of my way to speak to 1.6 GTX owners and find out if they are unhappy at all with the car. HOGWASH!!! These guys swear by their steeds and from what I have heard..would not give it up for anything else on the road.

Great car, sadly a "not so great" company backing it in our country.

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Well said GTO

All this talk about the GTX made me buy one.

I still agree and stand by what you mentioned, but regarding the Company backing, i must say, i was blessed with the help of Lukeskywalker and TATA A.S.C Prerana Motors for helping me with NOS Spares for the GTX, they literally dug around their stockyard and found loads of spares for me, and hopefully all that will help me in the near future. Have 2 good trained mechanics to take care of the car and i just wish this car will remain with me for a real long time to come.

Firstly, this car was purchased from our T-BHP Kerala member Dilip Nambiar, i must thank him for parting with it. Though the car was not upto the standards and needed a lot of work, i took a leap of faith and went about restoring the car All out, Finally after a good 15 days, the GTX finally came home. And i am loving every second in it.
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Beautifully restored Pavan. The car is looking awesome. I like the looks of the blacked out bumper grille and the fog lamp recesses.
Wish you many miles of spirited driving.
Can you post some pics of the interiors.

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