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Old 11th November 2011, 12:45   #256
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@MCR, Will plan a photo shoot of Black polo and White punto very soon.

For your info, The 5.5month old German black beauty has clocked 5k kms while my 13.5 month old Italian fair lady has come close to 19k
Hemanth.
When did you get yourself a POLO ?
Let us know some more over about it .
Polo and Punto both in the same garage , not bad


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Hemanth.
When did you get yourself a POLO ?
Let us know some more over about it .
Polo and Punto both in the same garage , not bad


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I buy it everyweek for Rs 5/- as mouthfreshner..The mint with the hole

The VW 1.6 is not mine, its in the family garage...It's my sister's.

If the deal breaker for one person was priceworthiness, It was brand value for the other.

Otherwise, the two cars match each other very closely is what I feel.

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My fair lady just completed 18500kms yesterday.


One photo taken on Saturday

Black and My-fair-lady

Looks quite beautiful hemanth. A snap with the head lamps On would look interesting/Nice too. How and where did you take the pic?
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Looks quite beautiful hemanth. A snap with the head lamps On would look interesting/Nice too. How and where did you take the pic?
Thankyou muni. Yes, I should've tried with the headlamps turned on. There's always a next time

I had been to a function in Palace grounds. They had made lighting arrangements in the parking lot. I had parked besides one such light tower.
While leaving the function, no cars were around my car which gave me this oppurtunity.
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Yet another landmark for my very own darling Punto.
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I had been to Mysore Yesterday (the second Mysore journey for my car last week).
This landmark was reached in Channapatna during the onward journey.
The odometer now stands at 19241kms

Also note the FE figures shown on the cluster during the onward journey.
Yesterday, the displayed "Average consumption" figures was the best I ever saw on the vehicle...it was 16.6kmpl at one stage.
It was without AC
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Congrats Hemanth on your almost endless Mile crunching caliber!!

Looking at the way you have been doing this, I think we need to get together for a photoshoot real quick.....I have a funny feeling that this Petrol mill might not suffice your travelling demeanour for long!!! LOL
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My white stallion met with two other white stallions last weekend...

Didn't have a proper camera...This is the best I could get out of my 3.2MP mobile phone caqmera.
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68+2=70HP

Also last Sunday, I went on a small drive of 400+kms
will post some pics of this drive today evening.

Today my fiat has completed 14months from the date of registration.
The ODO presently stands at 19950kms
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Hemanth I am one of the biggest Animal lover but I admit that your "Stallion" can match the other two "Gallop per Gallop" !!!

Nearly 20K in just over a year on a petrol car in Bangalore?

I always wondered how on God's green earth were you doing this. But of late I have realized that you do this with your "Short Drives" of 400 Kms every week.
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Here are the photos of the last weekend's short drive

This marriage season is demanding a lot out of my IB and as you all know, she never says no to me

Had been to Chitradurga to attend a wedding.
202kms up and down.
More importantly to attend another wedding reception in Bangalore.

This 404kms journey was from 07:00 to 14:00 on a drizzling Sunday

I had decided to skip this trip but my friend who was to be married on sunday called me up and ordered me to come.

On sunday, 06:00, I got up. I decided to attend the event.
woke up my wife and got ready by 07:00.
by 07:15 we three(My wife, My IB and I) had left home.
Nayandahalli was empty luckily and we were soon on the Tumkur road via the ORR.
7:30 we took the toll of 25Rs two way toll...it was just one of the 6 toll fees we paid. All were two way tickets except one.
225Rs in total for the whole journey.

It took me exactly 2 hours to cover the 202kms and at 09:45 we were at the function hall.
Since I wanted to reach between 09:30 and 10:00, I drove fast. At times I touched 140kmph and once even reached 160kmph
I got a FE of 14.5kmpl on the MID and an average speed of 75kmph

Since I decided late, I hadn't filled petrol and I had only half-tank of fuel for the onward journey.
After attending the event, I got some 2k fuel filled which gave me around 90% of the tank full of fuel.

We left at 11:30 and this time decided to test for max FE.
I never crossed 100kmph on my return journey.
I reached back at 14:15

Believe me, I got 16.1kmpl on the MID and more importantly 70kmph average speed.

Overall FE was 15.4kmpl and a lesson that too much of speed will not increase the average distance covered or the average speed by a huge margin.

Now the pictures...tried a blue filter on the first one...comments welcome.

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Colour me...

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She just loves Tarmac...

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November...month of the Scorpion

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look me in the eye

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Love this stance...

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Icon of Chitradurga

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Asia's windiest place

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They are all over the hills

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Everywhere

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Winds can rotate the windmills...but they can't shake my Beauty

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Daaag acche hain!!!

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Grey clouds with my fair lady...no words to explain.

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NH4...connects 22 districts of the state to Bangalore it seems.
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The fever of Abarth has also spread across to the huge fan of wind turbines. Have you noticed the double red stripe on the fan wing?

And guess you need few hundreds more to hit the 20K mark on the ODO.
Keep us updated.

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The fever of Abarth has also spread across to the huge fan of wind turbines. Have you noticed the double red stripe on the fan wing?

And guess you need few hundreds more to hit the 20K mark on the ODO.
Keep us updated.

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Nice one UB_007, I had not noticed that until you pointed that.
Yes, The fever really seems to have caught up, Today afternoon I recieved a call from a new Punto owner.
He had seen my car photos here and somehow found a common friend and got my number from him and called me.
He wanted to make his punto similar to mine

And its not hundreds, but only 10s (40kms to be exact) to reach the 20k mark

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It took me exactly 2 hours to cover the 202kms and at 09:45 we were at the function hall.
Also I wanted to correct this from my last post. It actually took me 2 and a half hours and not 2 hours (07:15-09:45).
This is what happens if you post in the midnight when you are half awake
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Sat in my car today morning to drive to office....

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A nice number to start the day

Climbed onto the BETL to see nice and cool fog embracing the road.

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I love this weather

As soon as the lay bye approached, stopped my car for a snap of a milestone.
No it was not the 3.5km milestone of the BETL, It was this...

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433 days to this milestone

At an average of ~46km/day, Its pretty fast for a petrol car.
But I have no worries...I have enjoyed every millimeter of this wonderful journey.

Mods can we now move this thread to long term ownership section?
I'll soon come up with a 20k report.
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433 days to this milestone

At an average of ~46km/day, Its pretty fast for a petrol car.
But I have no worries...I have enjoyed every millimeter of this wonderful journey.

Mods can we now move this thread to long term ownership section?
I'll soon come up with a 20k report.
Congrats on completing this Milestone which was just a "Stone Throw Away" considering the way you were Munching Miles on your Punto Hemanth!!!

I'm not sure if you should request the Admins to move this thread so soon bro. If I am right, you picked up your car after I picked up my Getzy and by moving yours, I might feel I am owning my car for Long time now, in under 2 years!!!
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Congrats on completing this Milestone which was just a "Stone Throw Away"
@vik0728, yes it took a week to reach the last 50kms.

I would have reached this landmark last sunday itself had I taken her on a fairly long drive
But in the end, I just went in two other pretty cars sitting in the passenger seat.
Below is the snap of the cars in which I was a passenger.

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Also yesterday, The 12v socket wasn't working. I opened the fuse box cover below the steering wheel and checked the fuse number F44.
It was cut exactly at the centre. I then asked my colleague who at concorde for his work, to buy me a new fuse of 15amps.
He bought it and the cost 30Rs.

This might be a hint from my car to give more attention to her
So I've ordered a new keyring for her from UK as a gift.

I'll put the photo of the key ring when it arrives today or tomorrow
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The 12v socket wasn't working. I opened the fuse box cover below the steering wheel and checked the fuse number F44.
It was cut exactly at the centre. I then asked my colleague who at concorde for his work, to buy me a new fuse of 15amps. He bought it and the cost 30Rs.
I have kept two spare fuses each in different amperage in my Linea's glove compartment as it would be next to impossible to procure if any fuse blows out on a highway far away from the FIAT authorised service centres.
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