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Old 6th September 2013, 09:39   #331
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Hi nrishnap, I tried Philips Diamond vision H7 in my Jetta simply because for white light effect. But the end result is very poor. Vision is very blueish and very low.

Now am considering to swap it with either philips extreme vision or osram night breaker. Since I saw light blue tinge on night breakers, is the light blueish or whiteish?

My requirement is bright light and should be better than stock, but without cutting wires. Which one should I go for?
Completely agree with you, the blueish lights help in the dry, but they are quite useless in the rains.

On the Osram night breaker plus, there is a tinge of blue and its very light to give you the bling effect. But its better than the blueish lights that are available out there. But still would prefer the Osram Silverstar which gave almost the same intensity of the night breaker plus, but still retaining in the OEM yellowish tinge.

You can give this the night breaker plus a try. I have not used the Philips extreme vision yet.
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Completely agree with you, the blueish lights help in the dry, but they are quite useless in the rains.
Thanks nkrishnap, thinking of giving night breaker a try. What is the cost of H7 type? Did you get online? If yes, which website?

Forgot to mention in the last post. Red colour multijet badge looks good (though its karthik's idea).
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Here we with a bit of Stats for the sake of documentation.

Kms covered: 28,028
Fuel cost: Rs. 89,581/-

Fuel cost per km: Rs. 3.196/-

Service Cost details:

First Service: Rs. 3,302/-
Second Service: Rs. 5,233/-
Total Service Cost: 8,535/-

Service cost per km: Rs. 0.304/-

Total Running Cost: (3.196 + 0.304) = Rs. 3.5/-

Repair, Tyre Change, Bodywork and Misc

1. Bumper Painting - Rs. 2,200/-
2. Wet Carpet and fixing: Rs. 3,404/-
3. Hankooks Ventus: Rs. 26,500/-
4. Wheel Balancing & Alignment Charges: Rs. 4,318/- (Total of 7 times)
5. Alloy Wheel Bend removal: Rs. 2,450/-

The best and worst Mileage

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Monthly average mileage for the past year

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Another view of all refills

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Note: I have not included the cost of ICE and dampening in the cost of ownership.
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nkrishnap,
Thanks a lot for all the data you have been sharing with us, this has been one of the most informative threads here.
The cost of running the vehicle really seems very equitable!

Apart from this, does your car have any rattles/squeaks?
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nkrishnap,
Thanks a lot for all the data you have been sharing with us, this has been one of the most informative threads here.
The cost of running the vehicle really seems very equitable!

Apart from this, does your car have any rattles/squeaks?
Yes, a couple of minor squeaks have appeared after the trip up north. Will be getting fixed during the 30,000 kms. Currently can live with the squeaks until the 3rd service.
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A copyright violation of Karthik's and Scofield's idea. Here we go with the multijet logo on the grill with the red reflective sticker from the nearby neighbourhood sticker shop. Costed 80 bucks.

Attachment 1134595
The reflective property is seen really well in this photo. Fantastic stuff! Time for MultiJets to paint the town RED .

I'd like someone to experiment this work on the 'Emotion' or 'Linea' decals on the bootlid. Sadly, all badges are removed from my Punto, plus the car itself is red, hehe.

P.S - Really nice stats and data about the car usage patterns and costs. Fantastic compilation Krishna! These invisible ownership costs such as fuel refills get overlooked by most owners, but they do add up to significant numbers too. Eagerly awaiting some more stats.

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I'd like someone to experiment this work on the 'Emotion' or 'Linea' decals on the bootlid. Sadly, all badges are removed from my Punto, plus the car itself is red, hehe.
I'd made this suggestion to a Punto owner I met at 3M - make the head/dot on the 'P' of Punto alone red using a sticker.
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On a lazy Sunday morning, what do I see when I peep out of the window to take the first glance at the Linea? Generous shower of bird poop starting from the rear windshield and the boot. It was time for the car to receive a quick wash and wax session.

With the usual dose of pics.

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The red reflective sticker on the Mulitjet logo on the front grill.

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The view from first floor

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The stuff used for today's detailing session

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I was exhausted by the time I finished waxing and gave the tyre dressing a skip.
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Forgot to update on the Insurance renewal.

Linea's insurance was renewed with Royal Sundaram insurance, comprehensive policy with an IDV of 894,240 with zero depreciation and windshield cover. Total hole in the pocket Rs. 22,101/-
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Mileage Update:

76th Refill: 246.5 kms - 16.67 liters - 14.79 KMPL (MID 15.1 kmpl) - Average Speed 18 kmph - Rs. 56.10/- per litre from HPCL - Bellary Main Road
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I had ordered the rear boot chrome strip from 99rpm on the 25th August 2013. Received it yesterday (10th September 2013). Nevertheless a pic of it after applying it on the car.

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Cost Rs. 350 - Chrome Strip - Rs. 200 + Rs 150 for shipping
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I had ordered the rear boot chrome strip from 99rpm on the 25th August 2013. Received it yesterday (10th September 2013). Nevertheless a pic of it after applying it on the car.

Cost Rs. 350 - Chrome Strip - Rs. 200 + Rs 150 for shipping
How good is the quality? I remember we were discussing earlier that most parts they sell are not OE quality.
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How good is the quality? I remember we were discussing earlier that most parts they sell are not OE quality.
The chrome strip or rather plastic strip is more of cheap quality and the price is cheap too. Yes, 99rpm has both OE as well as OE replacement parts. A few of the Palio parts are OE replacement parts and not OE parts. However, there are a bunch of people who are swearing by 99rpm.

This piece of chrome strip took 16 days to be delivered.
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Looks good; breaks the monotony of the boot back! How is it fixed? Adhesive?
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The chrome strip comes with a self adhesive property. All we have to do is peel off the thin layer of paper, similar to the ones on 2 way sticker, and paste it on the boot.

Krishna, I guess your next task would be to hunt for those Absolute edition badges
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