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Old 3rd March 2008, 00:18   #31
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I guess Fiat is not going to phase out Palio 1.6 till 2010 atleast. Its fact that only passionate riders take the fiat 1.6 beast. It just rocks. I had a test drive of 1.6 last year and I was like wrrrrrrooooooooooooom!!!
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No ways has time or technology blunted the Palio 1.6

Its engine is a gem, infact the 1.6 engine is so ahead of its time that no other small cars engine comes close to it. Can anyone tell me about a DOHC hatch? The Palio 1.6 is a fantastic product, let down only by Fiats A.S.S and poor marketting.

Also i really dont believe one thing about the article, the fact that it reaches 100 kmph 5 secs slower, 2.5 secs is more like it.
Errr, I think the Fabia 1.4 16V is a DOHC mill. Is as quick as Palio. UK website has posted 12.3s for the 0-100 kmph dash.
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Errr, I think the Fabia 1.4 16V is a DOHC mill. Is as quick as Palio. UK website has posted 12.3s for the 0-100 kmph dash.
I think you "erred" there my friend. Palio does the 0-100 km/h dash in about 11.17 secs. Add to that, the Fabia clocking 12.3 seconds for the 0-100 dash may not hold true in India. The engine may have been detuned to suit our Indian fuel. In any case, the very fact that the Fabia thing costs almost 2-2.5 Lakhs more than the Palio throws it completely out of the picture here. Even if could match the Palio's timings, it just would'nt be worth comparing.
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Errr, I think the Fabia 1.4 16V is a DOHC mill. Is as quick as Palio. UK website has posted 12.3s for the 0-100 kmph dash.
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I think you "erred" there my friend. Palio does the 0-100 km/h dash in about 11.17 secs. Add to that, the Fabia clocking 12.3 seconds for the 0-100 dash may not hold true in India. The engine may have been detuned to suit our Indian fuel. In any case, the very fact that the Fabia thing costs almost 2-2.5 Lakhs more than the Palio throws it completely out of the picture here. Even if could match the Palio's timings, it just would'nt be worth comparing.
And the petrol is not launched as yet.
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And the petrol is not launched as yet.
I thought the 1.4 petrol and diesel have been launched. Its the bottom end 1.2 petrol that will be launched in some time? Atleast the brochure says that 1.4 petrol is available. Am I missing something here?
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time and technology has blunted the Palio or not, it still brings a smile on an enthusiast's face seven years after its launch. its still the only hot hatch available and at the current price its a steal. it is beyond comparison... the double barrel headlamps, magnetti marelli ECU, the veglia borletti instrument cluster, the rear view mirror clamped to the windshield, the sweet exhaust note, the power at high revs, the poise at high speeds, the handling... I can go on forever...
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When the Palio 1.3 MJD is out, I want them to revisit the comparison test.
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I guess Fiat is not going to phase out Palio 1.6 till 2010 atleast. Its fact that only passionate riders take the fiat 1.6 beast. It just rocks. I had a test drive of 1.6 last year and I was like wrrrrrrooooooooooooom!!!
Fiat India chief was mentioning a couple of months back on some TV channel that 1.6 will be phased out by mid 2009, if I recall correctly.
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Fiat India chief was mentioning a couple of months back on some TV channel that 1.6 will be phased out by mid 2009, if I recall correctly.
I'm about to buy a Palio Stile 1.6....is it worth to buy now! Do you think IF it phases out...will there be any A.S.S issues or with the parts?

My problem is at the moment I cant exceed my budget over 5Lac to go for 1.3MJD and I cant think of any Marutis or Hundais or chevies after i've gotta look on Palio Stile 1.6 and all the wonderful reviews u guyz gave in TBHP!

Darn..my heart is full on to Palio 1.6
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I'm about to buy a Palio Stile 1.6....is it worth to buy now! Do you think IF it phases out...will there be any A.S.S issues or with the parts?
Hi Rudrah,

You need not worry about this. I don't beleive that Fiat will be phasing out the 1.6 so soon. Not for atleast 2 years. Even if they do, they would be obliged to provide for the spare parts for the next 5 years.

Go ahead with your buy. You won't regret it.
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.........Even if they do, they would be obliged to provide for the spare parts for the next 5 years.
Can you please provide the basis and source of this information?
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Can you please provide the basis and source of this information?
Any manufacturing co. which wishes discontinues any vehicle is, under obligation to provide the spare parts for the same for atlest 10 yrs in India. I guess its a law.
Please correct me guys if i'm wrong.
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Any manufacturing co. which wishes discontinues any vehicle is, under obligation to provide the spare parts for the same for atlest 10 yrs in India. I guess its a law.
Please correct me guys if i'm wrong.
I am sure that there is such a law, but I am not sure about the time frame (5 yrs/ 10 yrs)
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Yes there is a law thats what I read. Even when I mailed my concerns at the time of buying Palio to FIAT, they confirmed that spares will be availalbe for 10 years from the date of discontinueing of the model.

This is the reply I got from FIAT for my query.

Dear Mahadev

Company doesnot have any plan to stop palio 1.6 sport as of now. The most important thing regarding the spares availability is that the company caters to all the dealers the parts minimum 10 years and above.Fiat is 100 year old company having the business in Auto Industry in 17 countries.

Be rest assured about the availability of spares.

I hope you will enjoy the pleasure of driving FIAT PRODUCT having high power and Torque.

Regards.
Vivek Kulkarni
Sales & Marketing
Fiat India Pvt. Ltd
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@mahadev... Can you please PM me the email id of Mr Vivek Kulkarni, thanks!
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