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Old 1st July 2010, 12:49   #151
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Fiat is getting accepted for even first timers. However, I still see people around who run halter scalter when if comes to owning a Fiat.
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Don't blame them. Having owned a Palio it should be a natural progression to upgrade to a Punto or Linea. However, the build quality of Punto/Linea and the repeated problems faced by the owners don't give me the confidence to choose a car from the Fiat stable. Why should I accept niggles and QC issues after I have spent close to 7-8 lacs on a car. Same situation is with Tata.
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All this while, we've been asking for more power from the Punto. Now that she finally has 90 stock horses, I'm seeing comments against the price (we really are difficult to please, aren't we ). C'mon guys, ignore the damn price. This is not a car you buy with the head as much as you do with the heart. Who cares even if its 50 - 75K too expensive?

Punto + Linea Turbo + Petes = 100 BHP .
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^^ Add the sweetly handling chassis to the 100 horses as well! Its quite a deal.
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All this while, we've been asking for more power from the Punto. Punto + Linea Turbo + Petes = 100 BHP .
GTO, where were you thee!! We are really waiting for you to bless this baby. While you do that, please ask Fiat to fit a taller 5th
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Punto + Linea Turbo + Petes = 100 BHP .
more like 109bhp and 237nm. that will be quick.

but whats interesting is that the 75bhp punto with petes is 98bhp and 227nm.
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All this while, we've been asking for more power from the Punto. Now that she finally has 90 stock horses, I'm seeing comments against the price (we really are difficult to please, aren't we ). C'mon guys, ignore the damn price. This is not a car you buy with the head as much as you do with the heart. Who cares even if its 50 - 75K too expensive?

Punto + Linea Turbo + Petes = 100 BHP .
+ 1 to that. This combination will be a dream come true. We are getting power , ride , handling and a FIAT
What we forget is the proverb "pay peanuts, get monkeys" I would say even a 50K premium would be fine for what FIAT is offering.

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From Motoroids:- Would I buy it? Probably I would wait for a more rev-happy Punto 1.4 T-jet to come along!
So now does that mean, that Punto 1.4 T-jet is also on cards??..good enough reason for the thread to run-in pages after pages.
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more like 109bhp and 237nm. that will be quick.

but whats interesting is that the 75bhp punto with petes is 98bhp and 227nm.
Will the gearbox/transmission be able to handle that much torque/power ?
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more like 109bhp and 237nm. that will be quick.

but whats interesting is that the 75bhp punto with petes is 98bhp and 227nm.
According to Petes' website, the figures for Punto and Linea are 90 bhp/215 nm and 102 bhp/220 nm respectively. Where did you get your figures from? :S

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So now does that mean, that Punto 1.4 T-jet is also on cards??..good enough reason for the thread to run-in pages after pages.
If im not mistaken autocar had mentioned that there were no plans for the 1.4 T-jet in the punto, FIAT thought the car wouldn't sell. Apparently it was on the cards for the linea this year but no news as of yet.

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Will the gearbox/transmission be able to handle that much torque/power ?
According to ACI, the gearbox/transmission is the same in the punto and linea, so its built to handle 90 hp at the least. So 100 hp should be fine i guess
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According to Petes' website, the figures for Punto and Linea are 90 bhp/215 nm and 102 bhp/220 nm respectively. Where did you get your figures from? :S
the psi website, the brand that makes the tuning boxes. the power figures mentioned by me are of the +1 setting on the tuning boxes.
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Saw a punto 90hp with test drive stickers outside kandivali showroom. Couldn't take pictures as I was driving.
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Looks like they are nearing launch,bookings already started?
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Saw a punto 90hp with test drive stickers outside kandivali showroom. Couldn't take pictures as I was driving.
Fantastic news. Can't wait to get my hands on one.
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