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Fiat Palio 1.6 GTX 109 35.86%
Fiat Siena 1.6 15 4.93%
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 88 28.95%
Chevrolet Optra 1.6 36 11.84%
Opel Corsa 1.6 0 0%
Opel Corsa Sail 1.6 4 1.32%
Hyundai Accent 1.6 Tornado/GLS 3 0.99%
Hyundai Accent Viva 5 1.64%
Ford Ikon 1.6 31 10.20%
Ford Fusion 1.6 13 4.28%
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Old 4th August 2005, 12:20   #76
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Btw, just calculated, getting an average of 13kmpl, in Bangalore city. You just gotta love these Japanese engines!!!
That's phenomenal. Or maybe it isn't the car but it's you! The OD guys will be after you
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Iam sure this Poll wud be a close tie between Baleno and Palio
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You have not seen banged up Marutis then? While the theory of heavier cars being safer is not true in totality, because a lighter car can have crumple zones etc. But this does not take away from the fact that Fiats are built to European safety standards (atleast that is what Fiat claims). And saying so, I would also appreciate the fact that Hondas, Toyotas and a host of other European cars have good safety ratings. I have seen palios banged up in head on collisions, one with a truck and having the passengers walk out virtually unscathed. But rarely have I seen a Maruti offer this kind of protection. A heavier car ( read a robustly built car) does have its merits.

Your choice of a Fusion+ was a good one. I would have bought a Fusion too if it was priced better.
Yes, palio is one finely Built car. I always felt safe inside that.
Maruti's are strict No-NO. Wagon-R and Baleno appear good looking at what fellow BHP ians write
I had a very plesant experience with palios and the TVS ASS.
My personal belief is that Fiat cars are for life. it is just that the company is behaving so strangely
In a fit of Impulsive behaviour, I sold the palio off. will regret that for a long time
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hi guys i have a palio 1.6 gtx 2002 model done 12000 km bought for Rs195000 fitted a k&n replacement filter , iridium plugs , headers from automech, poured in mobil1, & gave her new shoes bridgestone 195/60/r14. AFTER DOING ALL THIS WHICH SET ME BACK AROUND Rs30000/- she screws any lancer,city,ikon,optra, (swift,getz,zen,esteem shud not be considered at all) on the road guys what more wud u want after spending only Rs225000/- and blowing dust on those who have spend 6-7 lacks to built thier machines & finally remaining totally stock.and the solid built quality she has can be experienced only in premium segment, guys go ahead dont waste money on over rated citys & lancer buy a gtx or polio S10 those special edition wer built in itally itself and build ur own car

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hi guys i have a palio 1.6 gtx 2002 model done 12000 km bought for Rs195000 fitted a ksachinn25@hotmail.com
that is very neat.
how is the car?
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well, it's the palio 1.6 gtx for me too. i love a hatch - perfect for the city driving, but then you take the palio to the highway - it's magnificient.

i know - i own the 1.9d...and my fav car is my friends palio s10.

fiat - read this thread - and please wake up, wake up!
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fiat - read this thread - and please wake up, wake up!
Wake up for what? They ARE already selling Palio 1.6 Sports, which is nothing but GTX.
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Wake up for what? They ARE already selling Palio 1.6 Sports, which is nothing but GTX.
Wake up to start selling, to launch a website, to overhaul the countrywide dealerships and service center. Just having a great product is not enough.
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I like S10 and love to own it. But I own 1.2 (OV).
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Wake up to start selling, to launch a website, to overhaul the countrywide dealerships and service center. Just having a great product is not enough.
Oh, I thought he was thinking "why isn't Fiat selling GTX?". Just wanted to clarify on that.
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FIAT India waking up :

http://sify.com/finance/equity/fulls...hp?id=13910423
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Wake up to start selling, to launch a website, to overhaul the countrywide dealerships and service center. Just having a great product is not enough.
on the nail samurai - now, that's what i was thinking rx135
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More like rolling over in sleep. I would consider it woken up when their web site shows current selling models and I see regular ADs in newspaper and TV and increase in their dealer network and quality of A/S/S. Can you believe Karnataka has only two Fiat dealers?
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recently, fiat guys called me to ask about the performance of the car and my feedback of anuroop - when i told them about the website - they didn't seem to consider it that important - saying ..."you must understand, there are other issues..."

miles to go before i sleep -
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Yes, palio is one finely Built car. I always felt safe inside that.
Maruti's are strict No-NO. Wagon-R and Baleno appear good looking at what fellow BHP ians write
I had a very plesant experience with palios and the TVS ASS.
My personal belief is that Fiat cars are for life. it is just that the company is behaving so strangely
In a fit of Impulsive behaviour, I sold the palio off. will regret that for a long time
Please look at the current Maruti Annual Report (got to seb...they have publisehd a feature on a person who got sandwitched between two large vehicles...in a Baleno...with his family... the Car was a writoff but he and his family members were able to come out of the car by opening the doors normally...the doors did not Jam and no one was hurt...

http://202.134.195.35/sb/annualrepor...ch=4&ct=8&sc=0

Not Saying that Baleno is the safest car on Road...but it is not made of designer paper either !!!
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