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Old 19th June 2009, 15:34   #856
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Regarding the fuel efficiency of MJD GP, even the Indica vista has the same engine and in same state of tune. If we leave out the gearing, the difference in weight between the two is 50 kgs. So the fuel efficiency would expectedly be only slightly less than that of the class leading Vista.

Grande Punto MJD
76PS @ 4000 rpm
19.7 kgm @ 1750 rpm
1190kgs

Indica Vista Quadra
75PS @ 4000 rpm
19 kgm @ 1750 rpm
1140kgs
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Old 19th June 2009, 15:56   #857
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Assume the Petrol 1.4 gives 10-11 Km/l, and the MJD gives 14-15 KM/l.

This converts to Rs.4.50 per Km for Petrol and Rs.2.50 per Km for Diesel.

Or a savings of Rs. 2 per km.

Assuming a run of 1000 kms/month, a savings of Rs.2000 per month.

Since the difference between the top-end petrol and diesel is Rs.60,000 OTR, diesel breaks even in 2.5 years. Plus a better resale value to boot!
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Old 19th June 2009, 16:04   #858
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All the FE figures that have been posted are for brand new vehicles being tested by the journos. I guess it should ideally improve once the engines have been run in.
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Any OEM Accessories (16" Alloys, Spoilers, etc.) available for Punto?
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Any OEM Accessories (16" Alloys, Spoilers, etc.) available for Punto?
The accessories information has not been circulated to dealers yet, as per the accessory guy from Concorde.

He promised me an updated information by monday when they receive complete list (alloys, spoilers etc).

Waiting for that, cuz i really didint like the alloys and i want to get one 16" which is similar to the linea or may be a better one. Hopefully fiat has something for us
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Default Alloys for Punto

Alloys for the Punto may be hard to find as 98 PCD is unavailable in the market. One can get only the original Fiat ones.
Only AURA used to make 98 PCD wheels for the Palio / Uno.

Also fitting a 100 PCD wheel is not recommended (many tyre dealers may tell you to fit it - to sell off their stuff, but DO NOT do not fall prey to them!)as it leads to wobbling at high speeds.
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Guys - can you specify Petrol/Diesel when discussing TD experiences and FE figures? Quite confusing to read through the posts.
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Old 19th June 2009, 18:58   #863
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@ntrack

well said. Yes fitting a 100 PCD would lead us to wobbling and it is taking a risk. So even if the tyre dealers give you some stupid explanation dont go for it. I believe OZ also manufactures 98 PCD ones, please check.

One another good option is to fit the Linea alloys to your punto. I felt the linea ones are better than hte punto alloys. But the dealer said it will take 3 or 4 months to get one if you order :-)

If any one in here know about place to get 98 PCD alloys in bangalore or anywhere else please update here. Would be really great full..
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Well, as I mentioned before, 98 PCD is very difficult to find unless someone has imported them from Italy. The Chinese/Taiwanese/Thai do not make 98 PCD & this PCD is unique to Fiat cars.
One of my friends who owns a Linea told me that a set of 4 alloys costs Rs.40k at the Fiat dealership.....that's way too much & close to what Honda charges for ANHC!!

A reason could be that Fiat is currently importing alloy wheels, so they come duty paid.


You may still check out if Neo wheels has introduced any 98 PCD wheel for Linea/Punto.
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Default GP mileage figures

GP fuel economy figures.

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Wow thats nice !!

its so foolish of Fiat not to advertise FE figures like the way Maruti's & Ford does.
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@ntrack

well said. Yes fitting a 100 PCD would lead us to wobbling and it is taking a risk. So even if the tyre dealers give you some stupid explanation dont go for it. I believe OZ also manufactures 98 PCD ones, please check.

One another good option is to fit the Linea alloys to your punto. I felt the linea ones are better than hte punto alloys. But the dealer said it will take 3 or 4 months to get one if you order :-)

If any one in here know about place to get 98 PCD alloys in bangalore or anywhere else please update here. Would be really great full..
hey MOMO makes 98 pcd wheels. ofcourse they are expensive.
afaik there is a dealer for momo in banglore who also happens to be the national official dealer

edit: i think its kumar's auto
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And now we can have a comparison to what Zigwheels published
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Ferrari Red on punto! to me the punto looks too bland from front and rear!
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19.2 kmpl for Petrol engine... That is brilliant !
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