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Old 7th March 2011, 14:01   #3226
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Old 19th March 2011, 01:57   #3227
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It looks like the prices are being revised by Fiat. I get this message while trying to verify prices on the Punto website:
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Ex Showroom prices for all products are under revision. The updated prices will be displayed shortly.
Any insider news?
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There is news increase in car prices by most of the manufacturers. Tata has already increased the prices of indica by 7k to 9k. Vista and Indigo CS have price hikes in range of 8k to 11k. Manza sees a hike of 11k to 15k. Sumo 13k to 15k, Grande by 16k to 19k, Safari by 18k to 29k, Aria by 30k to 36k and venture by 9k to 12k. Honda it seems has already announced the 2 to 3 percent hike in prices from next month.

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It looks like the prices are being revised by Fiat.
Ex-showroom prices for 2011 models weren't raised by FIAT INDIA, while every other carmaker raised prices from Jan 2011.
So, this seems a fair increase in price due to inflationary pressures.
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I am planning to buy a Punto. Infact I want it Yesterday. Now with this increase in prices I will be at loss. What do you suggest I should do?

1. Book the car immediately?
2. Wait for the new prices to be announced and bargain harder?
3. Wait for the new Suzuki Rattle (a.k.a. The Swift) to be launched and then bargain with Fiat for a better deal?

Please note that the Swift is only a scapegoat for getting a better deal from Fiat.

Would appreciate your suggestions.
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Buy one which is already in the dealer's yard, which got cancelled by some other buyer. Downside is colour and variants will be limited.
Usually dealers give you these cars at yesterday's price if full payment is paid.
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Old 19th March 2011, 17:12   #3232
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I am planning to buy a Punto. Infact I want it Yesterday. Now with this increase in prices I will be at loss. What do you suggest I should do?

1. Book the car immediately?
2. Wait for the new prices to be announced and bargain harder?
3. Wait for the new Suzuki Rattle (a.k.a. The Swift) to be launched and then bargain with Fiat for a better deal?

Please note that the Swift is only a scapegoat for getting a better deal from Fiat.

Would appreciate your suggestions.
In case you are able to get one as Daewood suggested, it's fine. Else, don't worry, 6k or whatever price rise, could be negotiated with existing offers such as insurance, RSA etc. Remember, Punto is still not the crowd favorite, so the dealer will not let you go easily.
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Book the car within the next ten days, you should be able to negotiate with the dealer so that he should absorb any change in prices that occur after April 1st. In our case the dealer had offered to do so all on his own, though at the end we took delivery of a car he already had.
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http://www.fiat-india.com/pdf/Petrol_leaflet.pdf

latest punto petrol brochure
1.4 FIRE "emotion" discontinued.
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1.4 FIRE "emotion" discontinued.
Looks to be a part of their portfolio rationalisation. They should have offered ABS on the 1.2 Emotion atleast as an option. Sad coming from a company that gave us the SP option in its Palio's almost a decade ago. Or maybe we as consumers are to blame for a lack of safety consciousness.
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Well, coming to variant rationalization, what I think would work for the petrol is something like what is already on offer in the diesel variants.

Offer the 1.2Fire on everything from the Active to the E-pack, and slot in the 1.4Tjet in the E-pack as the sporty option to compete in the niche market with the 1.6Polo. The 1.2 E-pack will attract more people at its price of about 5.5lakhs, while the performance oriented 1.4Tjet can retail at about 6.3-6.5lakhs. This will definitely make a big dent in the market of the 1.6Polo, as I think the FIAT Tjet with its much higher torque values should best the Polo in performance terms.
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Friends;

I am in kind of a confused situation here. Nobody really seems to know the correct mileage upto which Suspension parts are covered under warranty by Fiat.

Cargo Motors Ahmedabad says: 33000KM.

Aspi Motos Ahmedabad says: 34000KM

In punto Warranty Manual: Nothing is mentioned so looks like its unlimited mileage two years.

Pandit Auto Pune says: 40000KM

Tata Motors Manual says: 35000KM for its cars.

Could anyone let me know the actual warranty offered by Fiat on suspension?

I am having a feeling that many customer are duped by service centers on the front of warranty coverage mileage, but we t-bhpians for sure know better.

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It seems prices are getting revised. IMO Fiat should have brought the proper 1.2 Emotion long back. Don't know why it takes time for them to see even the obvious things. They would do well to tune it for a higher FE.
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http://www.fiat-india.com/pdf/Petrol_leaflet.pdf

latest punto petrol brochure
1.4 FIRE "emotion" discontinued.
What about the 1.4 FIRE Emotion Pack?
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Is there a shortage of the new : A/C kits that are supposed to be installed? Has anyone got it done from Rama Motors,Okhla,Delhi? Whenever I contact them, they say that the kits havn't arrived yet.
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Old 21st March 2011, 10:12   #3240
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@sbkumar
The 1.2 Emotion has been available for almost a year now I think, but it was alongside the 1.4Emotion which is probably getting discontinued now. The 1.4FIRE will now be available only in the E-pack version.
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