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View Poll Results: Padmini or Ambassador which would you choose?
Premier Padmini 285 55.56%
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Old 24th August 2007, 17:13   #91
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ha, ha, ha, why dont Fiat consider the comfortness and sentiments of Indian car owners regarding the reproduction of the so called Fiat Padmini with all new features
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Old 29th August 2007, 23:52   #92
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Has anyone performed swapping engines in Fiat or Amby. I am really keen on that. I would love to have a black Fiat with Gypsy engine.
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Old 30th August 2007, 03:04   #93
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Has anyone performed swapping engines in Fiat or Amby. I am really keen on that. I would love to have a black Fiat with Gypsy engine.
There are a lot of Padminis running on a lot of stuff.
But a perfectly running stock padmini is often enough.
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Old 2nd September 2007, 21:00   #94
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My Vote for Padmini love its sound of exhaust awesome but Ambi is legend of its own
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Amby's are to driven into. And Padmini if you love to drive. My vote goes to Padmini. We never seem to grow up.
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Old 17th December 2007, 23:57   #96
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its the AMBASSADOR always, ever. it was the best , it is the best and it will be the best. amby rocks.
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Old 18th December 2007, 03:07   #97
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...... amby rocks.
You bet it does......from side to side.
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Old 16th April 2009, 22:29   #98
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Ambassador!
By the way anyone know where I could get a good one for around 1L in Delhi?
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Old 16th April 2009, 22:48   #99
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Premier Padmini for sure !
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Old 16th April 2009, 22:59   #100
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My Heart would anyday go out for a Premier Padmini..Amby comes no where near it.
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Its Amby for me-the National Car. The Premier evokes enough nostalgia too and is also on my priority list, but when you have to vote for one, like in our elections, its the Amby for me.
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Old 16th April 2009, 23:14   #102
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The amby it is, for me. Because it is the car I know of, from the options listed. Never really rode/drove a Premier Padmini before.
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Old 16th April 2009, 23:33   #103
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Ambassador, I like it because of its bulk. And still sells.

I had learnt driving in an Ambassador. Yet to drive a Premier Padmini.
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Old 16th April 2009, 23:36   #104
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For me Fiat 1100D was a far better car than Ambassador. It was spirited to drive, looked better and the engine was a dream.

PAL messed up with the car in its transition from Fiat 1100D to Premier Padmini.

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PS: Maybe you should add Standard Herald to the survey!
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Old 17th April 2009, 00:05   #105
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The Padmini, of course. My dad had one from 1978 to '99 and that was the car I used to drive around as soon as I got my licence. Even sneaked it out of the garage a couple of times when I was about 17 for a quick joy ride. Yeah, I know its not legal, but in my defence, I lived in a small town and there was hardly anyone on the streets. Also had ambys but always preferred the padmini even though it was more prone to giving trouble. Push starts were common on winter mornings.
Learned to drive on an amby, though.
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