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Old 12th July 2009, 01:17   #91
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@alaap- None yet, shall get my floormats etc tomorrow and underbody anti rust coating as well; in a few months maybe a petes tuning box.
Currently am in a very soft mood and am listening to only love songs, gentle music; when I migrate back to rock maybe an ice upgrade will be on the cards.
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Sukrit, you can try IrfanView.
Type Ctrl+R to resize, it allows for different standard sizes and also % of the original.
If you want to mess around(not as much as PS), try Picasa3 from google. It's quite good.

Please avoid websites, they might keep the original with them and use it as they like
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What about underbody anti rust coating guys ?
No opinions ?
ot- I've used the support forum also yet the title of my thread hasn't been edited. Am I allowed to pm a mod for help ?
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What about underbody anti rust coating guys ?
G Punto should already have the underbody anti-rust coating!
I am saying this coz Palio had the underbody anti-rust coating from factory. Should be same for G Punto.
Just confirm by mailing: service@fiapl.com

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Yep, PM one of the mods (Technocrat / Jaggu / theMag).
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ot- I've used the support forum also yet the title of my thread hasn't been edited. Am I allowed to pm a mod for help ?
The correct way is to "report" a post. Gets almost immediate response.
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Thanks finneyp.I shall write to them.
@eddy- I think a pm would be wiser, don't know lets see.
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Hey Guys!
Congrats to Sukrit for the Grey Beauty, and sorry for Cross Posting...!
i've booked my red GP MJD, and the delivery is expected in two weeks, would like to know sukrit, what all did u manage to extract as freebies
the dealer has promised rubber mats, mud flaps, body color door handles and mirrors ( for my active variant ) and perfume!
i saw the amogh's post about the underbody rust on parts, and have been considering the antirust coating...any more advice before delivery / PDI / Initial ownership ?
congrats again!
cheers
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I was promised service coupons and mats, shall speak to them about the flaps as well.
I've written to fiat asking them if the punto comes with a anti rust coating or not, am awaiting thr reply; apart from the obvious, do check for boot opening, fuel lid(loose),wiper fluids, foglamps,in-cabin lights and check the stereo, thr have been cases of cracking.
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Just returned from a longish city drive in the punto; Drive as usual was brilliant but what made it better was the mileage the car returned.
A whopping 18.6km/l with ac at 22degrees and three occupants.
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Revs under 2500.

The car handles the rains brilliantly with the ABS making stops easy, loved the sound of the tires cutting through the puddles and the roar of the engine is a delight.

ps- Disagree on the punto being noisier than the swift, 3rd gear onwards the punto is quite silent.

A few questions to fellow users
1- What rpm in 5th gear for 80kmph/100kmph
2-My shoulder/neck joint pains or rather burns on long drives, I'm very comfortable with the positioning otherwise though, what could be the cause ?
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Thats awesome avg there !!
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Congrats on your purchase. She sure does look lovely. I have a Palio for past 4 years and absolutely in love with her. Yes, she has some niggles, but a good experience so far.
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Thanks finneyp.I shall write to them.
@eddy- I think a pm would be wiser, don't know lets see.
OT: When you report a post, a PM goes out to all mods and hence chances of someone noticing become higher.
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I've done that yesterday itself, also pm'd gto, hope he doesn't mind.
Nothing yet!

Thanks palio, it's gr8 to drive and is an altogether different experience. I haven't touched the swift in all these days, the baleno has got a bit more attention.

@neonwheels- I was quite impressed myself and am dying for a highway drive to see what the car can do, I suppose mileage will go up later right ?

It's not very easy though, turbo's addictive and not driving in the 2-3k rpm range is dull.
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Ideally it should go up on highway runs. Linea guys have reported around 22 kmpl on highway without spirited driving.
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A few questions to fellow users
1- What rpm in 5th gear for 80kmph/100kmph
2-My shoulder/neck joint pains or rather burns on long drives, I'm very comfortable with the positioning otherwise though, what could be the cause ?

Congratz Sukrit!! Welcome to the club!!

1. 80 @ ~1800rpm
100 @ ~2100rpm

2. Dint face much issues there. A lil bit of lower back pain. Getting extra padding on my new seat covers to solve this.
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