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Old 30th March 2005, 10:35   #16
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ConGrats ..have a nice time with your new car...
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Old 30th March 2005, 11:08   #17
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Congrats on your new Petra. My Petra purchase is on hold for while, I need to find out whether there is a Fiat service center in Mysore.

Meanwhile my father-in-law is also in the market to buy a new mid-size car. Yesterday he checked out the Petra-D ELX based on my recommendations and was not too happy with the interiors. I think after owning a Santo Xing XS he expects more from the interiors. He was happy with the engine performance and ride comfort. But at Rs.7.18 lakhs, Petra-D ELX doesn't sound too appealing to him.
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Old 30th March 2005, 12:22   #18
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congrats on your new car.
do write in detail about the performance and also the FE.
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Old 30th March 2005, 12:28   #19
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Congrats..Petra rocks!!
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Meanwhile my father-in-law is also in the market to buy a new mid-size car. Yesterday he checked out the Petra-D ELX based on my recommendations and was not too happy with the interiors. I think after owning a Santo Xing XS he expects more from the interiors. He was happy with the engine performance and ride comfort. But at Rs.7.18 lakhs, Petra-D ELX doesn't sound too appealing to him.
At that price, good option can be NHC. It's spacious with good interior, has decent performance due to good low end torque and most importantly, excellent FE.
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Old 30th March 2005, 12:39   #21
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congrats on your new car...do post some pics of it
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He was happy with the engine performance and ride comfort. But at Rs.7.18 lakhs, Petra-D ELX doesn't sound too appealing to him.
u're right samurai - the petra d is a little on the high side - i was in the market for 1, when i realised how expensive it was, i settled for the palio d. on the other side of the vfm scale, the petra petrol is the best buy in india today - at least if you leave fiat india out of the equation.

the latest autocar professional mag doesn't have the sales figures of automakers for the month. anybody have any idea how fiat fared in feb???
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Old 30th March 2005, 13:17   #23
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Congrats TypeO, I guarantee that you will enjoy your Petra. I just came back after a long trip(around 700 km) in my Petra. It was great. Really enjoyed.
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More I use my Petra, more I feel that, it is made for highways. I don't really enjoy it as much in the city. Nothing wrong with the handling or ride or steering, but it's mainly switching between second and third gear all the time. But, once you take it on the highway, it is absolute delight.

What are your opinions? Curious to know from other Petra owners.
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Hey Typeo congrats dude... I am waiting for your post on the Petra... Cheers..
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typeO
Be very careful for the first 2K KM.. Best to keep the engine under the 3k-4k RPM band.. You will see the benefits in terms of FE later on.. My 4-year old Siena1.6 gives me 16 kmpl on the highways without driving too conservatively..

That said, enjoy the car.. You have bought the best thats available for the range..

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Old 1st April 2005, 13:34   #27
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More I use my Petra, more I feel that, it is made for highways. I don't really enjoy it as much in the city. Nothing wrong with the handling or ride or steering, but it's mainly switching between second and third gear all the time. But, once you take it on the highway, it is absolute delight.

What are your opinions? Curious to know from other Petra owners.
You are absolutely right. No fun at all here in Bangalore.
So far I could manage only one long trip. That was fantastic.
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congrats man have fun with it. this car is one of the popular ones on the board
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Congrats Type0
Petra is really good to drive.. I too have one.. share teh photos and a drive report.. (some call it review)
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Congrats Dude. Consider adding a stock K&N and also Goodyear tubeless NCT5 185/65/R-14, these are awasome tyres. I have these on my Petra as well as Palio GTX.
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