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Old 25th April 2010, 14:05   #31
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hey, the dashboard plastic is coarse, but I like it that way. Its the same on my Nov 2009 Punto as well. Nicely written review. Agree that the low beam is not effective. I need to do something about it, but not sure what yet.
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Old 25th April 2010, 21:49   #32
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A few questions for existing punters-
#find the fuel pump noise bit loud especially from outside.normal?
#Can an extra key with lock buttons be ordered?
#what is the usual gear change rpm you guys do @ city drives?
#How much does oil change cost?
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Why is that passenger side door opener lever standing out? Is it supposed to be like that?
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Old 25th April 2010, 22:30   #34
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@gemi I mentioned it conked out and cant be opened from inside soon after purchase.will get it fixed at first service.
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A few questions for existing punters-
#find the fuel pump noise bit loud especially from outside.normal?
#Can an extra key with lock buttons be ordered?
#what is the usual gear change rpm you guys do @ city drives?
#How much does oil change cost?
thanks.
Yes, Fuel pump noise from the outside is normal.
I don't think you can order the extra foldable key.
I use the "Adrenalin Rush Meter" to change the gears.
Fiat recommends Selenia Synthetic oil, which costs round about Rs. 600 per liter. Mobil1 costs Rs. 200/lt extra.
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Old 26th April 2010, 07:04   #36
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One more-regular diesel or extramile?
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One more-regular diesel or extramile?
I prefer regular diesel. getting 15.5 to 16.5 in City with 100% ACC set at 22. Fuel Choice is Regular BP Diesel. Do ensure you choose a reputed bunk for refueling
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Congrats Aditya. The Punto looks lovely in white. Nice pictures there.

An observation with the Punto sales being that the variants that sells more in numbers are the active, emotion and emotion pack. I have hardly seen any ownership thread on the dynamic variant or the car on the road.
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One more-regular diesel or extramile?
Definitely regular diesel. Just make sure you choose the right filling station, making sure the diesel is PURE, and stick to that filling station only.
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can someone please explain the reason why premiun diesels are not reccomended?
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yes you can order the fold able key it will cost 5600/- approx
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Premium diesels is basically, Normal Diesel + Additives.
Modern diesel engines do not require additives, and are not recommended by manufacturers.
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thanks sumith.online 24*7eh?
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An observation with the Punto sales being that the variants that sells more in numbers are the active, emotion and emotion pack. I have hardly seen any ownership thread on the dynamic variant or the car on the road.
I guess it's because the active variant looks more VFM compared to the dynamic variant. The price difference is ~35K and there aren't that many features added to justify the price increase. Emotion variant also looks more VFM compared to dynamic. For about 40K more there's ABS+EBD, electric mirrors, music system, rear wash+wipe etc. So people considering the dynamic variant may prefer to spend 40K more and get the Emotion or spend 40K less and settle for the active.
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thanks sumith.online 24*7eh?
You are welcome.
Being online is part of my job.

Sorry, I didnt knew that you could order extra set of foldable key.

Mine is Active model, I asked FIAT dealership if they could install central locking with foldable key. They told me that its not possible.

Leave alone foldable key, I am yet to find remote operated central locking, which is specifically made for punto and would not void warranty after installation.
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