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Old 18th March 2012, 13:38   #301
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thankyou J.Ravi.
i tried calling them but got no response.
since i stay near, and had some work in that area, i went there to check personally and found that they are closed on Sundays.

will check on a weekday
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Ooppss, bad luck Hemanth.
I guess because of the vinyl the damage to the paint might be less.
One of my friend got a similar kind of damage fixed @ Sai for his santro and he paid around 4.5k for the same .

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Ooppss, bad luck Hemanth.
I guess because of the vinyl the damage to the paint might be less.
One of my friend got a similar kind of damage fixed @ Sai for his santro and he paid around 4.5k for the same .

Cheers
I went to Sai colorium and they told that it'll cost atleast 5k since they have to paint the whole roof.
They told that they don't have cashless facility for my insurance(Bajaj Allianz).
And finally they told that they need 3 working days to complete the job.
I'm busy and hence I've postponed it for now since Its not too evident (thanks to the black stickering of the roof).

Today My car reached the next milestone.
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22k was on 10th Feb and the next 1k took 49 days.
Today incidentally, my car is exactly 18 months old (From the delivery date).
1277.77kms per month and 42.6kms per day is not bad eh!
2 months to go for the 3rd service...
Second service was at 8 months and I had completed 15k
This time it'll be because of time(12months or 15k kmsfrom the previous service) since I would've hardly touched 25k by then.
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3 weeks less than 20 Months after the purchase, My car reached 24k; A mark that I had expected to reach after 24 months.

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42 days for this 1000

Updates:
  • The dent on the roof is still not repaired; Since its not visible so much, its not come up on the priority list. I plan to get it done during the 2yr/30k service.
  • The sun films have been removed; A DIY done on 18th May 2012
  • My car and I are itching for a long drive; Think this is the maximum number of days that my car has not hit the highway.
  • The car is doing absolutely fine with no niggles whatsoever.
  • I have moved into a new apartment and both my IB and I are happy that she has got a covered parking

Now I have a dilemma:
I had the 15k service done after 8 months of purchase. now the odo stands at 24500.
My thinking was that the next service has to be 12 months and 9.5k from the previous service.
This was till I saw the service manual where it mentions 24months from purchase/30k.
What should I do?

Since I last posted here, my car has been busy seeing a lot of her relatives.
Time for some "Family" photos:

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My Girl from Italy but now an Indian citizen

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Her elder sister who has just relocated from Germany

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Her younger baby brother from Germany

And finally, last week...
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...she accidentally met some of her ancestors from Italy who also had shifted to India long back

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25K SUMMIT REACHED!

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On 17th June 2012, I had been to one of those usual "Short drives" of mine.
This drive was to Yelagiri, a hill station on Bengalooru-Chennai road.
While returning back, just as I got down the hills' curvy hair-pin bends which my car loves to hug and make ballet moves with, she had completed 25000 kms on the ODO.

25000 kms of pure joy. Its as though I've been driving a magic carpet for 600+ days.

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The journey so far...

This was a highway drive after a long interval and I loved every moment of it.
While the onward journey was sedate driving, the return journey was fast as I had an appointment to keep up.
Whatever is the type of request from me, she obliged; as she has always been.

Looking forward to a lot more happy miles in the remaining 1-odd year which I'll spend with this beauty. Suspense!!!

Anyways, after she crossed 25k kms, I had to celebrate.
Though i had to reach home early, it was never too late for a few quick photographs.
Let them do the talking now, over to the pictures...

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My girl's ballet partner-I'm talking about the road

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Classic makeover

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'GUARD OF HONOUR', or can we say 'GUARD OF LOVE'

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Hide and seek

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Flower Shower

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I love all the attention!

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I'll fill every step of yours with flowers

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Woah Hemanth truly amazing Pics bro. Your Italian Stud looks Better by the Pic and after each Milestone.

Many Many Many More Happy Mile Crunching. Drive Safe.
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Hi Hemanth,

I have recently got a Punto 90 HP BNW.

Would like to know where you got the ABARTH stickers and logo from!

I am in Bangalore so you would be of great help.

Thanks


BTW, your ride looks awesome!!



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25K SUMMIT REACHED!

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On 17th June 2012, I had been to one of those usual "Short drives" of mine.
This drive was to Yelagiri, a hill station on Bengalooru-Chennai road.
While returning back, just as I got down the hills' curvy hair-pin bends which my car loves to hug and make ballet moves with, she had completed 25000 kms on the ODO.

25000 kms of pure joy. Its as though I've been driving a magic carpet for 600+ days.

Attachment 944443
The journey so far...

This was a highway drive after a long interval and I loved every moment of it.
While the onward journey was sedate driving, the return journey was fast as I had an appointment to keep up.
Whatever is the type of request from me, she obliged; as she has always been.

Looking forward to a lot more happy miles in the remaining 1-odd year which I'll spend with this beauty. Suspense!!!

Anyways, after she crossed 25k kms, I had to celebrate.
Though i had to reach home early, it was never too late for a few quick photographs.
Let them do the talking now, over to the pictures...

Attachment 944518
My girl's ballet partner-I'm talking about the road

Attachment 944445
Classic makeover

Attachment 944446
'GUARD OF HONOUR', or can we say 'GUARD OF LOVE'

Attachment 944448
Hide and seek

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Flower Shower

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I love all the attention!

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I'll fill every step of yours with flowers
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A 'small' update...
I booked another White Grande Punto today to give company to my present one

The delivery is expected next week.
I will post more details and pricing along with photos of both beauties together.


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Hi Hemanth,
I have recently got a Punto 90 HP BNW.
Would like to know where you got the ABARTH stickers and logo from!
I am in Bangalore so you would be of great help.
Thanks
BTW, your ride looks awesome!!
Thanks for the nice words Raneeth, and congratulations on your new buy.

I got the cosmetics done in the ''one and only'' JC road

since you are a 'newbie' on the forum, i can't send a PM. if you want any more info, give me your email ID.
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A 'small' update...
I booked another White Grande Punto today to give company to my present one

The delivery is expected next week.
I will post more details and pricing along with photos of both beauties together.
Congrats!

Why 2 Puntos? And which variant?
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A 'small' update...
I booked another White Grande Punto today to give company to my present one

The delivery is expected next week.
I will post more details and pricing along with photos of both beauties together.
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Nice, but is it for you only or some family member .
Anyways that doesn't matter as long we get to see nice thread with loads of pictures.

Is it MJD by any chance ?

Cheers.
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A 'small' update...
I booked another White Grande Punto today to give company to my present one

The delivery is expected next week.
I will post more details and pricing along with photos of both beauties together.
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Congrats!

Why 2 Puntos? And which variant?
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Nice, but is it for you only or some family member .
Anyways that doesn't matter as long we get to see nice thread with loads of pictures.

Is it MJD by any chance ?

Cheers.
MY NEW PUNTO IS HERE!!!

And its got the same cosmetic treatment

Schoudhury, It is definitely for me.
raj_5004, Schoudhury and Vik0728, With the following pictures, I hope to answer all your questions.

Let the action begin...

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Hope you don't come after me for this
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Amazing. You got a few people nailed. Lovely pictures.

Brought a big smile on my face. Thanks for sharing. Now let the info of the pricing follow please.

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Amazing. You got a few people nailed. Lovely pictures.

Brought a big smile on my face. Thanks for sharing. Now let the info of the pricing follow please.
oh yes the pricing...19.99+postage.
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oh yes the pricing...19.99+postage.
Woah Hemanth, I guess I will still congratulate you on your latest Pick.

"Italean Babes" are Sexy...whether as a Scaled Down model or a Scaled Up!!


Now that you caught us all off guard (well me for sure), you need to Pin-down your Buying experience, Dealership Review and Ownership details.

"It should not matter, if it is a 'Scaled-Down' Review bro."
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"It should not matter, if it is a 'Scaled-Down' Review bro."
You just sparked off a fire. Let me complete some more (S)miles and then I'll post the scaled-down Review


BTW, I realised that I haven't posted any interior pictures of my 'Big' Abarth.
Here are a few of the pictures I have...

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