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Old 22nd March 2010, 11:11   #46
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very nice pics dude, especially the pic which shows AUTO AC knob and gear knob

which camera you had used?
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Old 22nd March 2010, 11:15   #47
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Why cant they have small and subtle cup style on Linea and Punto? They look like they belong to a rally car... so big!
I guess FIAT has a different mud flap for Punto and Linea. These dealers get away with a fake one. I realized it later so could not do anything about this. Actually I dont like putting mud flaps of any kind as it spoils the look but then monsoon is fast approaching so for time being will use them and then will get rid of them.

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very nice pics dude, especially the pic which shows AUTO AC knob and gear knob
which camera you had used?
Its a macro shot. Used my Olympus 590UZ P&S camera.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 14:21   #48
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On top of that they are not the original it seems. Will get rid of those in 1st service.
My mudflaps seemed OE.
"For use in Punto" was written on the front.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 14:28   #49
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@Sumit

The "For Use in Punto" mudflaps are fake. Check this thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ealership.html (Pandit Auto, Pune : Is cheating the only way to make money from a dealership?)
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Exactly. Thats why I am sure mine are not OE. But cant help it now.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 14:59   #51
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Hummmm.....
Thanks for the info.
Well, yes.... Mine are definitely fake then.
I have already removed them. I think the car looks better without them.
Are the original ones of same size or smaller?
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Old 2nd April 2010, 16:01   #52
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Small update:

1. Fuel Efficiency:
Filled up the car with Shell normal diesel (44.75/- in Pune). Earlier tankful was HP normal diesel. Following are the figures:

Run: 435 km
Fuel: 30.38
FE: 14.13 kmpl
City/HWay: 90/10
ACC: 100% AC at 21C

2. Sun films:
Put up RE50 sun films on all sides and rear. Total bill: 3500/-. He did quote 6200/- for CR70 but one of the Mbai shops is offering CR70 @ 5K so will do it next week when I am in Mbai.
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Putting sun film on the rear, don't you think it is a bad idea? Rear defrost might get hindered.
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Putting sun film on the rear, don't you think it is a bad idea? Rear defrost might get hindered.
No, It doesn't affect the defoggers. I've it working absolutely fine on my Palio Stile 1.6

The only thing that you need to take care is to see that the person putting the film on the rear do not cut the defoggers while its on the rear glass. It may damage then.

Please check % visibility of the films. It should be 50% visible sideways and 70% front and rear. Because you may end up getting caught unnecessary by the Cops. Atleast in Mumbai/Navi Mumbai, it seems a common scene.

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I wasn't aware that rear film is ok. Thanks for clarifying rudrah. I too have RE50 and CR 70 in my Linea and before putting, had checked with the legal thing. The values quoted for these films are within legally permissible limits. It is another story that if a cop wants to harass you, he will do it anyway
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50% visibility is compulsory as per RTO. Rear film is installed properly and in front of me.All the defogger lines are in shape. Overall the heat rejection capability is good. I kept the car in 40C sunlight for 20 mins but then 23C in ACC was more than enough for cooling me in no more than 2-3 mins.
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Hey buddy! Congratulations on your Punto!!! Absolutely stunning isnt she?

I adore Black alot, unfortunately due to chennai heats i couldnt get black.

Howzz the performance so far?
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Hi,

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50% visibility is compulsory as per RTO.
True for the side glasses. It is 70% for the front / rear glasses.
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Yeh you are right about the front and rear. I hope I wont be caught.
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Hey buddy! Congratulations on your Punto!!! Absolutely stunning isnt she?

I adore Black alot, unfortunately due to chennai heats i couldnt get black.

Howzz the performance so far?
I am just getting used to her. This is my first Diesel after driving petrol Palio for 5 years. Overall I feel its great to drive in city. I will be going to Mumbai this weekend so after that I can talk about the highway mileage and stability.
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