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Old 17th May 2010, 15:25   #1981
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I know two Palio owners who might upgrade soon. They make weird faces & roll up their eyes when I ask them if they plan to test drive cars other than Punto/Linea.

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I know two Palio owners who might upgrade soon. They make weird faces & roll up their eyes when I ask them if they plan to test drive cars other than Punto/Linea.
same with my cousin who drives FIAT. Asked him last week, do you or your friends in office want to sell your Palio sport because my friend is looking for one. He says " no man, many have here but no body want to sell the palio". we will buy another FIAT and keep this one as well
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Guys,
As promised, I took a few snaps of my GP over the weekend.
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same with my cousin who drives FIAT. Asked him last week, do you or your friends in office want to sell your Palio sport because my friend is looking for one. He says " no man, many have here but no body want to sell the palio". we will buy another FIAT and keep this one as well
Even if he wants to sell the Palio, nobody will be there to buy it.... So Palio owners can say, I'm going to keep her forever!

Jokes apart, I'm seriously going to keep her!
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As promised, I took a few snaps of my GP over the weekend.
Can you please post some details about that arm rest. May be some pics too.
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I have one question for gods-envy: Does the arm rest protrude hampering the usage of the hand brake?

By the way i just love the white colored Punto, when i pick one up, its definitely this color.
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Can you please post some details about that arm rest. May be some pics too.
I paid Rs1500 for the arm rest.
Shall take a few more snaps over the weekend and post it.

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I have one question for gods-envy: Does the arm rest protrude hampering the usage of the hand brake?

By the way i just love the white colored Punto, when i pick one up, its definitely this color.
Yes krishna, White is the color to go for, however it does get quite dirty and the scratches are quite visible (on a closer look)

No, it does not hamper the usage of the hand brake, but then again it's a matter of getting used to.
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Fiat has finally woke up to update eco:drive. I recieved a mailer from fiat to take a survery for eco:drive. I hope they make it available for Indian cars also.

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I paid Rs1500 for the arm rest.
Shall take a few more snaps over the weekend and post it.
Some details about the source will be appreciated
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The arm rest looks neat at that price - 1.5 K .

Looking forward for the details and pics of it - I'm keen on getting one fitted for mine.
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Will the Arm rest hamper Hand braking ? How is it to use ?
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@gods-envy!! am super interested in the spoiler and the arm rest as well, curious if you got them from the dealership, guess not? Is it the same as the one on the Linea? more pictures and details on the source will be super, HAVE TO get the arm rest!!

PS: About the scratches, swirls from wash really. A good wax polish once every 4-5 months will keep them away, not all that difficult to maintain!

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The arm rest looks neat at that price - 1.5 K .

Looking forward for the details and pics of it - I'm keen on getting one fitted for mine.
Guys, Picked both the arm rest as well as the spoiler from a shop called India Automotive on J.C Road.
To get there:-If you are coming from Minerva circle, travel till you almost reach the 1st traffic junction.
This shop is just before the traffic junction, on the left.

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Will the Arm rest hamper Hand braking ? How is it to use ?
No it does not Sujith, but again its about getting used to.

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@gods-envy!! am super interested in the spoiler and the arm rest as well, curious if you got them from the dealership, guess not? Is it the same as the one on the Linea? more pictures and details on the source will be super, HAVE TO get the arm rest!!

PS: About the scratches, swirls from wash really. A good wax polish once every 4-5 months will keep them away, not all that difficult to maintain!
Raamki, I was always interested in getting the one that is on the Linea but the guys at the dealership told me that it cannot be installed on the GP, hence opted for the one from the open market.
The quality is not all that great, but it does the job.

I do polish the car once a month, but again the scratches are quite evident. The scratches I am talking about are from mischief mongers who scratch with a key etc.
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....No it does not Sujith, but again its about getting used to.....
Can you please upload some more pics of the Arm rest along with its mounting. I want a picture from the back seat and how its fixed on the console !
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Can you please upload some more pics of the Arm rest along with its mounting. I want a picture from the back seat and how its fixed on the console !
Sure thing Sujith, but you have to wait for the weekend.
Or else, if you want, we can meet up and you can have a look at the car.
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