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Old 23rd May 2009, 11:34   #871
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Thumbs down Hey FIAT - give us more POWWWERRRR

Not everybody, definitely not everybody is satisfied with the 1.3 L FGT version. I for one am not - also check out what our rubber burning doc has to say-

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Most on this forum know about this 16 valve 1.6VGT I am talking about. This repost is for your benefit. The 1.3 in any form cannot hold a candle to this engine. Please go through the links and know why I am so damn crestfallen. Also note that very few parts inventory increase for the parent company to release this engine in India which I read somewhere on the net when googling.

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I have news that it would be the same engine as in the linea.rumour is that the price would be more than the swift.its a good product till now and i dont see anything why it should change after the launch.And there is something called branding a product.The length of this GP thread shows how many fiat/ferrari(LOLZ) fans are out there.This one is sure to bring something for the TATA dealers which they have never found among themselves.
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I have news that it would be the same engine as in the linea.rumour is that the price would be more than the swift.
Same as Linea? I think you meant this for the petrol version not the diesel right. Well, I will be praying to get the VGT MJD but can live with the FGT version (Pete's may be down the line). Price does not bother me that much and IMHO GP should command a small premium over the Swift.
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I have news that it would be the same engine as in the linea.
That has my ears UP! Do you mean the diesel engine? I am hoping against hope that the GP will have the 1.3L VGT.

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rumour is that the price would be more than the swift.
Deservingly so. Fiat shouldn't be targetting the Swift with the GP. It's the i20, Fabia and upcoming Polo that it should logically compete with.

Since the i20 isn't avaliable with a diesel, the GP, in all probablity, will be my next car and I hope it exhibits the same Italian passion as my current Fiat.

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That has my ears UP! Do you mean the diesel engine? I am hoping against hope that the GP will have the 1.3L VGT.



Deservingly so. Fiat shouldn't be targetting the Swift with the GP. It's the i20, Fabia and upcoming Polo that it should logically compete with.

Since the i20 isn't avaliable with a diesel, the GP, in all probablity, will be my next car and I hope it exhibits the same Italian passion as my current Fiat.
I sincerely hope that as you said it showcases the Italian passion, Guess there should be a separate thread to future GP owners. However I am going to wait and hold onto my GTX for a while, the GP is tempting though.
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Are there Abarth kits available for the diesel punto ?
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I drove down to Bangalore and back and saw 4 puntos being pushed to limit. This was between Pune and Kholapur. All of them were test muels and there was a fifth car being tested which was a linea. Guess they are going to introduce a new engine in linea which was being tested.
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No way one can compare swift with gp coz it would be bigger and much better build car.I havent seen a swift that does not rattles after 10k kms.
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No way one can compare swift with gp coz it would be bigger and much better build car.I havent seen a swift that does not rattles after 10k kms.
you should try the palio.
it will outlast the swift for sure.5 years in the palio and not 1 rattle.
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10 more days for the official launch. ( June 3 right)
Just cant wait for the launch.
So are we getting a VGT on the diesel. This is making thing more interesting.
Have to wait for the official launch to see how far these rumors are true.
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Yup can't wait for this car. I'm going for a stile 1.6 test drive today. Let's see where the punto takes us.
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ACI's forum has a member post regarding a test drive of the 1.4 emotion pack (and pictures of the blue, silver and white color).

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Autocar India Forums: Fiat Grande Punto spied testing!!

The blue color looks good..though the author does mention that he does not find the pickup of the 1.4 to be all that great.
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that member was me on ACI and here the link for more details and review of GP 1.4L petrol model
[TAI Excl.] INDIAN Spec. Fiat Punto 1.4 Driven.

source:theautomitiveindiaforums.com
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A lot of cost cutting, especially at the interiors, is obvious looking at the pics..The person who TDed the car has also mentioned that the leg room at rear is not as expected, I wasn't expecting this because I was contemplating punto over swift only for this reason, the alloys look appealing though..
I would expect punto to be priced on par with swift if not higher..

Hope Fiat launches it on June 3rd !! And thinking whether it will be a winner?Only time can tell..
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The blue Punto has no dashboard or A/c vents visible yet the author says he switched on the ACC. Is that possible? Where will the cool air come out from?

Car shows a lot of stuff told to us by sid. It has black and grey interiors in the Emotion+ trim. Thank God there is no beige! I am wondering if the GP will get arm rest like the Linea.

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When asked abt Fuel efficiency, he said, Fiat never bothers about Fuel efficiency.
So why no VGT then? What did your relative say about the MJD. Is it same as Linea?

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