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Old 24th July 2007, 19:33   #16
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I hope the production stop is to bring out the facelifted adventure. Lets pray that it is that way.
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I hope the production stop is to bring out the facelifted adventure. Lets pray that it is that way.
Amen to that! Really hope so!
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I hope the production stop is to bring out the facelifted adventure. Lets pray that it is that way.
And hope they maintain the quality. (unlike the Stile where owners have reported rattling as main problem)!

And yaa... A diesel option too, to keep the sales charts ticking.
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For the record, I think Tata sells more Marina's than the Adventure's as of date. Getting the Marina out of production doesn't make sense in that case.
the marina is a diesel & a far better looker than the adventure.
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the marina is a diesel & a far better looker than the adventure.
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And hope they maintain the quality. (unlike the Stile where owners have reported rattling as main problem)!
Not meaning to sound defensive (Most know i have enough complaints against FIAT in my 1 month short stint of having been with them) - but are the rattles really a big problem? Uttam had some niggling rattles from the front window which i had too, and i suspect this was an outcome of the speaker fitting (at least in my case) Bottle's car seems to be having some bad rattles, and mine has done around 1200kms, around 150 of that on severely bad roads. The only rattle i hear in my car now is the speaker pad at the back (which was a tight fit so far, but seems to have come loose now - need to pad it with some soft material), the front left window glass shake (which was fixed during the first service) and a loose screw which had dropped into one of the rear doors and drove me absolutely nuts for 2-3 days until i figured out what the problem was. I think the worst rattle is the dashboard one - which is absolutely irritating on my zen, and which i haven't heard so far on the Palio....
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fiat has stopped manufacturing the Petra as well.i guess they have stopped manufacturing all the palio's variants which were built on its extended platforms.wonder what they are up to??
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the marina is a diesel & a far better looker than the adventure.
My girlfriend drives a Marina Petrol.
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My girlfriend drives a Marina Petrol.
Brave girl .
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Not meaning to sound defensive (Most know i have enough complaints against FIAT in my 1 month short stint of having been with them) ................ Bottle's car seems to be having some bad rattles.....
I was referring to the same.

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my car rattles like a 20year old lada and its hardly 2 months old and bits and pieces are falling off everyday which i never dreamed would happen when i was using the old 1.2nv
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Brave girl .
Not a feat considering she drove a non power steering Sumo to Satara from Pune on single lane undivided highways 4 years ago (which was a nightmare for most of us) almost every alternate day. Distance is 110 kms one way!
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i keep wondering what fiat is trying to do? or the question is - is tata strong arming them to do this? adventure was direct comeptition to the marina - same price range - but fiat build was believed to be better than tata's.

Sigh!
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Not a feat considering she drove a non power steering Sumo to Satara from Pune on single lane undivided highways 4 years ago (which was a nightmare for most of us) almost every alternate day. Distance is 110 kms one way!
No wonder you fell in love!

May be, FIAT wants a make-over with all new cars like G.Punto and Linea.
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Adventure/Palio/Petra blah blah are history. Cars of the Past. Why weep over an old design. I hope they stop all this range and bring out the Punto and the Linea.
Even Tata is losing indica sales, there is a limit to whipping an aging design.
So its better if Fiat looks forward instead of flogging dead horses. A dead horse is a dead horse, it does not matter whether it was a Mule or a Stud.
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Adventure/Palio/Petra blah blah are history. Cars of the Past. Why weep over an old design. I hope they stop all this range and bring out the Punto and the Linea.
Even Tata is losing indica sales, there is a limit to whipping an aging design.
So its better if Fiat looks forward instead of flogging dead horses. A dead horse is a dead horse, it does not matter whether it was a Mule or a Stud.


Good or bad the car wouldn't sell even if they launch a totally new design for the Palio. Thanks to Fiat the car has got a reputation for being a fuel guzzler with poor service support. No matter what they do, they will not manage to push sales of anything badged Palio or Petra. IMO, they should start working hard on bringing in the Panda to take over from Palio.
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