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Old 6th March 2008, 17:22   #1
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Default Palio Stile SLX 1.1 - 7500 KMs Ownership Report

The Costs:
OTR : 431500
Alloys : 17200
Tyres : 8500
ICE : 6300
Security : 5300
Leather : 20000
Wooden Beads : 1200

TOTAL : 500000

Days Owned : 79
KMs Done : 7490
Petrol filled : 547.96 lts (Have a full tank left)

Highway trips done:

Bangalore - Shivanasamudra - Mysore - Bangalore
Bangalore - Trichy - Dindugal - Trichy - Bangalore
Bangalore - Hyderabad - Bangalore
Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore (Twice)
Bangalore - Kalpetta - Ooty - Mettupalayam - Sathyamangalam - Bangalore

Worst City Milage - 11.58
Best City Milage - 14.81

Worst H'Way Milage - 15.19
Best H'Way Milage - 16.82

Highest speed done - 145 on Speedo

Likes:
Good handling, Steady at high speeds, dependable brakes.

Commonsense features:
Can engage high beam only when parking lights switched on.
Cannot switch off lights when Highbeam engaged.
Windshield wiper spray only sprays and does not wipe. Prevents accidental dry wipes.

Dislikes:
None. I love my car

Service experience:
Got both first and second free services done from Manipal Motors. Airport Road, Bangalore. I would not rate the service as excellent, but I have no complaints either. The guys do what they are supposed to do, but I would expect them to be more proactive. No comments about availability of spares, as I have not needed any yet.

Verdict:

Driving Pleasure : 4/5
Cost of ownership : 4.5/5
Milage : 4/5
Dependability : 4/5
VFM : 5/5
Service : 3.5/5

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How about the power?What do you feel about that?I want to know your driving experience in 1.1

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How about the power?What do you feel about that?I want to know your driving experience in 1.1
I feel that the car has enough power for a sedate driver. I have felt a slight sluggishness with 4 adults and A/C on, but nothing to worry about. The 1.6 is obviously more sporty to drive. If you are a person who likes to redline on every gear, take part and win traffic light drags then this car is not for you. Go for the 1.6.

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Very interesting. That is aLOT of touring. Why no diesel if you were gonna do soooo much running?

Indica Dicor would've had as good service/more driveable experience
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Very interesting. That is aLOT of touring. Why no diesel if you were gonna do soooo much running?

Indica Dicor would've had as good service/more driveable experience
Never planned on so much running. I guess the running will go down from now on..

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Thats 100kms a day! Almost!

SLX doesnt come with alloys?
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Thats 100kms a day! Almost!

SLX doesnt come with alloys?
Well that is actually more than 100 kms a day. The car was in the bodyshop for 10 days

Nope. SLX comes with steel rims and 165/80 goodyear tubeless tyres.

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Nice to see another happy Fiat owner!

Good going Rajan! Have fun!
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First time i am hearing someone telling this car has adequate power. But the mileage figures are true as i know many guys getting over 14+ with A/c on.
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The Costs:
OTR : 431500
Alloys : 17200
Tyres : 8500
ICE : 6300
Security : 5300
Leather : 20000
Wooden Beads : 1200
TOTAL : 500000
Days Owned : 79
KMs Done : 7490
.... .... .... .... .... ....
Verdict:
Driving Pleasure : 4/5
Cost of ownership : 4.5/5
Milage : 4/5
Dependability : 4/5
VFM : 5/5
Service : 3.5/5
Oh my god! :

But nice to hear that you love your car. Keep it up bro!
What did you own earlier? I mean, before you gifted yourself this 1.1 StILe?
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I agree with you if someone dont want much power to drive.When i TD 1.1 i felt the same.1.6 ofcourse it is sporty but i am not comparing with 1.1 and cannot still 1.1 has adequate power for a man who dont want much power.It is a decent solid car.
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Oh my god! :

But nice to hear that you love your car. Keep it up bro!
What did you own earlier? I mean, before you gifted yourself this 1.1 StILe?
Not sure why you are banging your head against the wall .

My previous cars in the order that I owned them:

BMW 323i 2001-2005 - in Australia
Mistu Colt 1.6 2000-2001 - in Australia
M800 1997-2000

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Not sure why you are banging your head against the wall .
That's called the Frustration smiley, amigo! It's an open secret that I have a hated love for Palio. Especially in it's latest avatar. But that's me! : and wierd. You love your car and that's what matters. Good luck!
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My previous cars in the order that I owned them:

BMW 323i 2001-2005
Holly Molly grasshoppers!
How can you even survive in a Palio 1.1? It's almost same like how I survived in a .8ltr Alto after I came back to India. But I had to go thru a series of performance mods to get it moving. (Hundreds of )
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The Costs: OTR : 431500
How much more would a 1.6 have cost ?

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Can engage high beam only when parking lights switched on. Cannot switch off lights when Highbeam engaged.
What's the advantage of these features ?
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How much more would a 1.6 have cost ?

What's the advantage of these features ?
1.6 would have cost 45000 more.

You cannot turn off the engine with highbeam on unintentionally. So, you are protected from power surges in the battery when you crank and blown fuses.

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