Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Long-Term Ownership Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30th November 2006, 13:01   #1
BHPian
 
Firebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai / EC1M 3NH
Posts: 470
Thanked: 61 Times
Default New Palio 1.6 Sport

Hi,

It all started by a thought to go in for a power pack as my Matiz SG started feeling under powered (It is, but never felt). I love cars high on power, well FE no issue as the daily running is 20 to 25 km.

My Shortlisting were
Ikon Flair / Accent GLE (Well, due to thought of upgrading to upper segment)
Getz GLS (I have couple of friends Hyundai lovers)
Palio 1.6 sport (friends shouted with saying No to Fiat, but I like)

The price range was 4.5 to 6

I did not think about Swift as I personally do not like the shape. Considering the traffic condition in Mumbai, the Ikon and Accent was removed from the list. Considering the need of power and performance, the 1.6 sport had edge over getz.

Somehow I did not find Getz to be comfortable at driver's seat. Also I was not impressed with the cooling of the AC. Space yes, but Palio is also good on space. I found the cabin of palio designed more ergonimically than Getz. The alloy wheels which I like a hell lot, were on Palio 1.6 sports and not on GLS (They are on GLX, but I found price to be not realistic).
Finally, team-bhp has always supported Palio 1.6 (GTX).

I finally settled down on Palio 1.6 Sports. Booked it at Shaman Auto, Prabhadevi. If you ask me about the dealer, very nice to deal. Got Discount of almost 84K (including Company and Finance Discount).

I got the delivery on 2nd Nov 2006. The Formula Red Palio 1.6 Sport.

The car looks are sophisticated, the built - I don't need to tell you guys, its proven car for built. I got Kenwood mp3 player, security system, Sun film, teflon coating done from the dealer.

The car has now done 1000 km. The acceleration is awesome. The fit and finish is very nice. It's running on stock bridgstone. First servicing is pending, still the car feels very smooth. The tank capacity is 45 ltrs.(not sure may be 47). The FE - (not an issue for me) I am getting 8.5 to 9.5. My driving is not very rough, neither the gear shift happens at 1000 rpm, the gear shift happens well between 1500 to 2000. The performance of the car does not get a hit with AC on. (the way it used to get in my Matiz). The performance of the AC is really good. The AC remains on even if the blower speed is set to 0 (Zero). I was told, this is the feature of the palio which has a small condenser Fan inside.

It took me time (2 day) to get adjusted to the turning radius as I shifted from a small turing radius car to a bigger turning radius car, but now I got used to.

The side rear view mirrors are small, could have been bigger. Apart from this did not find any thing to crib.

I am totally happy for buying Palio 1.6 sport. I am really thankful to this forum as it has a great influence on my decision of buying Palio 1.6 sports.

Cheers to all you guys and Palio 1.6 sport .
Firebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2006, 13:12   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
hydrashok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: In my Office
Posts: 2,528
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Congrats on your purchase. And welcome to the Palio club :-) Enjoy!
hydrashok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2006, 13:42   #3
BHPian
 
sreenivass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bangalore India
Posts: 872
Thanked: 6 Times
Default Great car have fun

Quote:
Originally Posted by hydrashok View Post
Congrats on your purchase. And welcome to the Palio club :-) Enjoy!
Another proud FIAT owner, have loads of fun dude.
sreenivass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2006, 14:21   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
extreme_torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,546
Thanked: 1,318 Times
Default

I wish people could rise above fuel efficiency and buy the car on its overall merits. Good choice dude... enjoy!
extreme_torque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2006, 15:05   #5
BHPian
 
Firebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai / EC1M 3NH
Posts: 470
Thanked: 61 Times
Default

Thanks Guys,

You all people's suggestions and findings made me buy THE Palio. I am proud to be a fiat owner now.
Firebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2006, 17:06   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
satish_appasani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 1,033
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

Welcome to Palio club. Congrats. I too own a Formula red Palio with a D as suffix. Even after more than 2 years of buying the car, i am still loving it. I miss it even for one day when it goes for servicing.
satish_appasani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2006, 17:27   #7
BHPian
 
ash7678's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: mumbai :) /bangalore :(
Posts: 51
Thanked: Once
Default

hey firebird!

congrats on your new ride bro! what can i say....super choice. it's always such a pleasure to drive the 1.6. we need to stop thinking only about the FE and give this awesome car it's due!
ash7678 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2006, 10:00   #8
BHPian
 
grvanand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 211
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Congrats dude, enjoy your new ride.
grvanand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2006, 10:43   #9
BHPian
 
mahadev_kc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 318
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

Congrats dude.. Welcome to palio club. Also, you can see more on palio at paliousersindia.net
mahadev_kc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2006, 10:46   #10
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,036
Thanked: 1,473 Times
Default

Firebird - congrats on your new purchase. You'd have enjoyed here even more if the purchase was done earlier - you could have gotten yourself the Canary Yellow color
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2006, 10:49   #11
BHPian
 
bullboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 577
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Congrats for the red fiat.lots of power. good car .heard that fiat is testing a facelifted palio . may be it will be launched in jan or mar 07.
btw, what is the onroad price u paid ?
bullboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2006, 10:54   #12
BHPian
 
netarchie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 397
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Great Car, Congrats on your new ownership. Enjoy the car.
So what was the final price you got the car for?
netarchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2006, 14:33   #13
BHPian
 
Firebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai / EC1M 3NH
Posts: 470
Thanked: 61 Times
Default

I got it even lower than the Ex-showrrom Mumbai Price. Got it at around 4.46 or so on Road. This was after 84K discount. The Ex-showroom is 4.68 in Mumbai.
I did not wait for the facelifted Palio as I am not sure they will have the 1.6 in there. What I have been reading and hearing is they will have 1.3 ltr Petrol and 1.4 Diesel (i may be wrong). Also got a fantastic deal.
About colours, yello and Red both look good. The available was Red. I had no issue with Red.
Firebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2006, 15:02   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
finneyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,619
Thanked: 160 Times
Default

Many Congrats Firebird!
Palio 1.6 is hell of a Car! Am sure you are enjoying revving that 1.6 Beast!
finneyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th January 2007, 11:18   #15
BHPian
 
mchanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: pune
Posts: 78
Thanked: 53 Times
Default

Congrats firebird.

I also booked the palio 1.6 and got 80k cash discount at pundit automobiles pune.

Just curious, does your Kenwood mp3 player, security system, Sun film, teflon coating come as part of the discount or he did chanrged for that?

Thanks
-channa
mchanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Palio 1.6 GTX v/s Palio 1.6 Sport - Visible Differences moralfibre The Indian Car Scene 140 21st May 2014 17:21
Bugatti Veyron Grand Super Sport - Revealed as Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Scorcher The International Automotive Scene 18 19th April 2013 17:16
Palio 1.6 Sport Vs Palio MJD- pure economics zaks The Indian Car Scene 11 17th March 2008 14:22
Dunlop SP Sport 9000/ SP Sport 2000/2000E rajeevrs Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 4 29th July 2007 10:25
help me decide-palio sport or adventure sport 1.6 for city driving premchetan Hatchbacks 46 9th February 2007 17:44


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:52.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks