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Old 2nd August 2006, 15:46   #1
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Cool The hot just got hotter...my Formula Red GTX!

Hi Guys,

A little update from this side of the world (Yeeees! I miss Bombay) by me…just got my beauty redelivered repainted in formula Red yesterday. I know this does not sound like a good decision from resale point of view but who cares!

I bought this 1.6 GTX directly from Fiat in September 2004 on special request (they had stopped making 1.6 for a while), the color was Flame Red and I wanted Formula Red. Anyways…after 1.5 yrs I noticed some color fading on hatch and upper side of doors etc. I approached Fiat with the problem, first they tried to shrug it away telling me that this was a special order and I was made clear that they would not honor warranty on specially ordered car etc but eventually, they gave in 

So I enquired the dealer here (Samyak) regarding cost of repainting the entire car, they quoted Rs. 24500/- to me, obviously Fiat agreed for a much lesser amount (for affected panels only) so I offered to bear the rest and go in for a color change…the result is amazing, I also got the stoneguards painted in body color and car looks very different. In fact I enjoyed some good attention (of course to my car only) on traffic signals from lady co-drivers and envious looks from the drivers  The Autowallahs seem to be extra keen on kissing the bumper.

So…it was well worth it. The job was carried out well. The beauty looks stunning. I am sure I would have to fight with wife to take the car to office on Fridays! (its her car and not mine). For Beige interiors quote was 40K…well cant afford that.

I shall post the pictures shortly.

By the way…I plan to take a letter from Fiat stating that the color change was only for aesthetic reason and not due to any accident so that I may use it if I (IF I) ever sell my GTX.

Apology for not posting often due to my new assignment which is really on my nerves right now!

Cheers!
-Rishi
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By the way...guys this is a repost from FiatClubIndia
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Hey Rishi, congrats on the new paint job! Yeah, the autos & the call center cabs are in a class of their own aren't they what with everyone trying to climb over everyone else, especially if you happen to have a car that looks new or well maintained!

I have a hell of a time keeping my BP & temper under control, sometimes I do give in to temptation and act indisciplined as well!
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How about some pics ???
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How about some pics ???
Hi Pictures have been uploaded in gallery:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vbpicg...?do=view&g=416
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Hey Rishi, congrats on the new paint job! Yeah, the autos & the call center cabs are in a class of their own aren't they what with everyone trying to climb over everyone else, especially if you happen to have a car that looks new or well maintained!

I have a hell of a time keeping my BP & temper under control, sometimes I do give in to temptation and act indisciplined as well!
Thanks Suman, Gurgaon traffic is driving me nuts too! Almost everyday I am forced to share a piece of my mind with some bugger or other.
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Thanks Suman, Gurgaon traffic is driving me nuts too! Almost everyday I am forced to share a piece of my mind with some bugger or other.
Yep, Damn right, Esp in the local area, the rikshaw walas rule... lol... BTW the new red colour owns!!!

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