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Old 3rd February 2010, 22:19   #31
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congratulations for the dashing car.

where are the headlight/ wiper/indicator switches located in punto? i mean its a LHD setting like spark or a regular RHD setting?
does the type of setting matter too much or i sit easy to get used to?
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Old 4th February 2010, 16:41   #32
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how i missed this thread :( The pictures are simply superb! it has become my wallpaper already. very nice report sandev. Please take us some more wallpaper pics for us from Jaipur!

I think, you can add after market swift armrest to Punto. I read some where in here!

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Old 26th February 2010, 18:00   #33
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Folks, I completed 17,700 KMs on my GP MJD 1.3. The recent trip to Jaipur was a quick one. Left Mumbai on Thursday 18th Feb 2010 and was back in Mumbai on 24th Feb 2010, afternoon.

Purpose: To celebrate my daughter's first B'day with her Grand Parents.
Vehicle: Grand Punto MJD 1.3
Route: Mumbai - Baroda (NH8)
Baroda -Ahemdabad (NE1)
A'Bad - Udaipur (NH8)
Udaipur - Chittaurgarh (NH76)
Chittaurgarh - Bhilwara - Kishangarh (NH79 - NH 79A)
Kishangarh - Jaipur (NH8)
Total Distance: 2670 KMs
Fuel: 127 Liters
Average Fuel Consumption: 20.8 KMPL (100% AC On)

I'm more and more falling in love with my car as I take it on long drives. GP is fun to drive on long journeys and it never let you lose your confidence when you are behind the wheels.

Here are the few pics taken during my journey, enjoy them watching and will post more soon!
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Old 26th February 2010, 18:22   #34
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Congratulations! the pictures are very nice. I really liked the 7th photo, that was taken with the lights on. The swift really look cheap infront of Punto. How is the headlight, is it OK or upgrade is required?


Enjoy and drive safe!

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Old 27th February 2010, 10:31   #35
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It seems that you're clocking miles pretty fast brother.I gotta admit that the pictures are really awesome.Your pictures make me drool every time i look at . Btw is there any difference in the ride quality and performance after clocking 17k kms.?

Wishing you lot of miles of joy..Happy Motoring.Drive Her Safe.

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Old 27th February 2010, 10:39   #36
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It seems that you're clocking miles pretty fast brother.I gotta admit that the pictures are really awesome.Your pictures make me drool every time i look at . Btw is there any difference in the ride quality and performance after clocking 17k kms.?

Wishing you lot of miles of joy..Happy Motoring.Drive Her Safe.

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Thanks Guys.

KlubClass, everytime I go for a long drives...its like falin in love more n more with my car. Its gettin smoother and still a head turner.
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Sandeep, your daughter seems to be loving the car and the long drives in it .

You are clocking miles real fast - good for you. Excellent pics once again.

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Excellent pics Sandeep! I loved the first and the seventh snap.

I had a couple of questions on the music system.

1. In the Emotion variant, there is no support for Aux and USB. Any possiblity of getting a music system upgraded to the one on Emotion pack?
2. On the Emotion variant, when I press the CD button the second time, I see a "AUX" display coming up. Does the variant have an AUX input? If so, where is the AUX port?

On a different note, I seem to be getting low FE on my car. The car is past 3500kms and the first service. I average about 13.5kmpl with the AC on most of the time.

I drive predominantly in the city in heavy traffic areas. Is this a normal or I can get better with change in driving style? Anybody who drives in South Bangalore predominantly could you share your FE numbers?
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The car is past 3500kms and the first service. I average about 13.5kmpl with the AC on most of the time.

I drive predominantly in the city in heavy traffic areas. Is this a normal or I can get better with change in driving style? Anybody who drives in South Bangalore predominantly could you share your FE numbers?
That's the kind of mileage I get in South B'lore traffic with a/c.
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[quote=naveencp;1774560]Excellent pics Sandeep! I loved the first and the seventh snap.

I had a couple of questions on the music system.

1. In the Emotion variant, there is no support for Aux and USB. Any possiblity of getting a music system upgraded to the one on Emotion pack?
2. On the Emotion variant, when I press the CD button the second time, I see a "AUX" display coming up. Does the variant have an AUX input? If so, where is the AUX port?

QUOTE]

Hey I think this will help you out. Check out the link here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/produc...ml#post1612469

Also, Check out TMC electronic at bangalore, they have that cable available for Rs 250.

I hope it helps!
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Great pics Sandeep. Your red hot beauty is munching miles pretty quickly. Howz the car doing at 17k.
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Great pics Sandeep. Your red hot beauty is munching miles pretty quickly. Howz the car doing at 17k.
Thanks Arishi!

It's just, more I'm driving it, the more I'm loveing it. This car is simply gr8!
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Hi guys, here few more pics from my trip!
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Thanks Arishi!

It's just, more I'm driving it, the more I'm loveing it. This car is simply gr8!
Excellent report there SanDev! And Fantastic pics too, I'm a fan of your flickr stream

I too felt the same as you mentioned about the perceived increase in sound from the engine beyond 120kmph. Are you planning on doing some sound damping for this?
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Excellent report there SanDev! And Fantastic pics too, I'm a fan of your flickr stream

I too felt the same as you mentioned about the perceived increase in sound from the engine beyond 120kmph. Are you planning on doing some sound damping for this?
Thanks Praful, thanks for stopping by at Flickr as well. Hey about the engine sound you mentioed, infact I love it . Well at times I do agree what you said but right now, listening to music at high volume is the only option I can think of it . I haven't done anything for sound damping but yeah..its on my list. But right now my first priority is to get better new shoes for my car.

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