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Old 12th October 2010, 19:58   #91
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Punto boot looks very dirty
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Hi D2L, first of all, pull the two levers forward to fold the seats forwards like every car.
Now, you will notice that at both the ends of the seat, there is a notch like thing that holds the seats and you need to disengage the rear seat to double fold it.
Hard to explain but this is a crude method to explain. In the first pic, you can see a human bone and this is its top end and exactly how that hinge looks like.
The second pic shows where to look for it.

I will post proper pics tomorrow.

@Mods- Sorry, if pic of anything not related to automobiles is not allowed. Kindly delete it in that case.
Just when I feel I know this car some hidden feature pops up. Yeah its a feature for me. Boot space sometimes becomes critical.

Where did you get that bone picture? Guess will have to wait till you post proper pics.
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Do not have flash otherwise would have done it now only.

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OT: Google the following "Ulna proximal end". Google rocks.
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Hey can we push rear seat up like that to make extra room???
I did not know that.

This Punto seems to be in good caring hands.

OT: No team BHP stickers????
Yes the seats can be pushed all the way up to make space for additional luggage, even the seat can be split folded to make space for luggage. The downside is with the seats folded all the way up the front seats cannot be pushed all the way back.

Team-BHP Stickers coming soon.

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Nice to see some fresh pics of your Punto and happy to know that its running without any major issues.

How about some pics of the dashboard.
The car has been with my Dad, the reason for no updates last month. These days the Punto does not cover as much miles as in initial days, will change once i swap the keys again.

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Punto boot looks very dirty
Yup the boot is dirty, my Vacuum cleaner has gone bust.
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Old 12th October 2010, 21:00   #95
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Some more pictures.
Life with a Fiat Punto *UPDATE* Car sold-dsc00323-large.jpg
^^ Treadwear at 27k

Life with a Fiat Punto *UPDATE* Car sold-dsc00324-large.jpg
^^ Wiper blades even after 2 monsoons are fine.

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^^ Still running on factory supplied brake pads.

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^^ Reverse light illumination inadequate.

Life with a Fiat Punto *UPDATE* Car sold-dsc00328-large.jpg
^^ Note the huge muffler.

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^^ These loose screws were responsible for rear seat rattle, fixed it at home.

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^^ After replacing these parcel tray holders twice from ASC, i finally fixed them using quickfix at home.

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Life with a Fiat Punto *UPDATE* Car sold-dsc00367-large.jpg
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Last lot of Pics.
Life with a Fiat Punto *UPDATE* Car sold-dsc00346-large.jpg
^^ My friend's '10 Punto, the car i constantly refer to here.

Life with a Fiat Punto *UPDATE* Car sold-dsc00368-large.jpg
^^ Note the missing rubber support.

Life with a Fiat Punto *UPDATE* Car sold-dsc00369-large.jpg

Life with a Fiat Punto *UPDATE* Car sold-dsc00380-large.jpg
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How on earth did I miss this thread?

I must admit the fact that this is the most well written and unbiased ownership review in T-BHP. Hat's off to you Anshuman.

And, I do agree with almost all the positives and negatives that you've mentioned here. Btw, the pictures are all awesome.

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^^Note the missing rubber support.
The rubber support is missing in our Fiat Grande Punto too. I do wonder whether all the Fiat Puntos have only one rubber support!!

I'm attaching a picture of our car.

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I wish you happy & safe motoring. Always wear your seatbelt.

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mine as well as my firends car also has only one rubber support
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Yes, even mine is same but I don't think it makes any difference IMO.

BTW, does anyone know what is the purpose of this thing encircled in the pic below(taken from Klub_Class's post)?
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Thank you for the inputs ms001 & PaddleShifter.

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BTW, does anyone know what is the purpose of this thing encircled in the pic below(taken from Klub_Class's post)?
IIRC, it's called Under-Bonnet-Insulation. It acts as an insulation from sound, heat etc. Moreover, it protects the paint from heat.

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Default Just 2000kms to go before next service.

My Punto has covered 28,000kms now. Only 2,000kms to got before next service at 30,000kms. I have been waiting for this service to be due since long as i have some minor niggles to be taken care of. The Steering lock has given up now.

Impressed by my Punto, my Uncle has bought a Punto for him. It's M-Jet Emotion pack 75hp. I suggested 75hp over 90hp as he will never exceed 3000rpm. Attaching a photo.
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Old 30th October 2010, 19:27   #102
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Anshuman, the steering lock is something that worries me. It's given up twice for me already. It's a stupid pin that gets dislodged; i've seen it happen on two cars apart from mine.
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Hello anshuman,

I have booked the 15000 km / 1st year service for my Punto Emotion tomorrow. Please let me know the points I should concentrate on. I could gather the following information from Punto ownership threads;

1. Fuel filter(insert only) - Part no. 59116319
2. Oil filter DSL - Part no. 59063972 / 55197218
3. Engine oil synthetic - 0059064669

Also, my car's wipers have become squeaky, Can I get them replaced under warranty?
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Default 30,000kms Service Update.

My car is back after the 30,000km service. This time the car was sent to Telmos Auto, Hisar, this is same place where i used to get my Indica long back. This is again a typical Tata ASC but slightly better than ABS Motors, Gurgaon.

The Total bill for this free service was Rs.5700. This is obviously on higher side for a car of this segment. I did not go to collect the car this time so i will have to look at the bill to give you the final break-up of all the costs.

The steering lock was not in stock, so it remains unfixed. They will call me up when the part arrives, i was told not to expect it soon. The Driver's seat still has loads of free play, unfixed despite several visits various ASCs. Some of the minor quality niggles in interiors remain and keep irritating me.

Apart from issues reported above the car has been absolutely trouble free. Mechanically there was not a single issue i noticed. The Engine and Gearbox have been performing very well, the car still performs like a brand new car. The Suspension still feels tight and as good as new. The tires have become noisy and may last another 10k, Yokohamas will replace the GT3 tires the car currently has.

I am in love with the car's sturdy build and awesome suspension. It absorbs the bad roads so well without losing out on composure and Handling. The Brilliant Steering is heavy at lower speeds but has just the right feel missing in other cars, it's even better than my Laura's steering.

FE has been very impressive too. The Punto has been consistently returning 19-20kpl on highways at speeds lower than 100kph and 16-18kpl at higher speeds, the lower gearing robs the car of FE at higher speeds. The car is now used mostly for Highway usage so no comments on City FE.

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^^Several plastic parts have already started screaming about the age.

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^^ The Eyesore remains.

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^^ HLs have faded a bit.

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^^ Stone chips and Tar damage on the lower grille.

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^^ Xenons vs the Halogens. Xenons are much brighter in both low and highbeams.
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Nice report there Anshuman Bhai. My car is due for it's 30k service this weekend, so will be PMing you for some details :o). The car might require break pads change. Expecting a bill on the higher side this time!
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