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Old 21st March 2011, 11:37   #3241
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It has taken 2 years for FIAT-India to wake up and realise that their product too has Rear AC, etc, etc
For the first time their brochure mentions about all these rare features.
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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.
It's true that Emotion was available earlier, but it was a watered down version of the 1.4 and 1.3 MJD Emotion ( Most important feature that was left out was ABS, can't remember the others)
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http://www.fiat-india.com/pdf/Petrol_leaflet.pdf
latest punto petrol brochure
1.4 FIRE "emotion" discontinued.
Wrong move! IMO Grande Punto should have been always a 90HP, petrol or diesel.

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It has taken 2 years for FIAT-India to wake up and realise that their product too has Rear AC, etc, etc
For the first time their brochure mentions about all these rare features.
Its so sad that Fiat failed to highlight some of the segment first features when the car was launched.
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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.
+1. If Fiat had offered the 1.2 Emotion pack with all the safety features I wouldve gone for it without any hesitation. The 1.4 EP was just too much of a stretch for me & I had to settle on the 1.2 Emotion while booking my car. Im sure there are several others who have encountered the same.
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Anyone here has installed K&N filter in Punto 1.3? if yes how is the performance, if no is it doable?
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+1. If Fiat had offered the 1.2 Emotion pack with all the safety features I wouldve gone for it without any hesitation. The 1.4 EP was just too much of a stretch for me & I had to settle on the 1.2 Emotion while booking my car. Im sure there are several others who have encountered the same.
Same case with me. I couldn't afford the 1.4 E+ or the MJD E+, but if 1.2 E+ would have been there, I could have opted for it. Had to settle for 1.2 E at that time.
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Old 22nd March 2011, 20:07   #3247
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I hope that it was discontinued so that Fiat can launch the 114 hp punto 1.4...
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What is this show coming on channel 100 of Tata sky?
The channel name is "FIAT" and I saw it at around 10 in night today. Some silly woman with nothing worthwhile to do was trying to stick some glitter on an otherwise perfect looking Linea. Hope FIAT is not sponsoring it.

Mods may move this post to someplace where it might be ok.

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Guys ,

I am thinking of getting punto Diesel Dynamic Version .Emotion is out of budget for me . i have seen this desmodronic foldable keys but never SAW how keys for Dynamic version looks. could somebody pls post pics of Car keys available for dynamic version and does Dynamic has engine Immobilisers or not .

I believe active and dynamic has same key types.pls correct me if i am wrong.
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I believe active and dynamic has same key types.pls correct me if i am wrong.
Yup, active and dynamic have same keys.
Dynamic comes with a manual central locking/
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i have seen this desmodronic foldable keys but never SAW how keys for Dynamic version looks. could somebody pls post pics of Car keys available for dynamic version and does Dynamic has engine Immobilisers or not .

I believe active and dynamic has same key types.pls correct me if i am wrong.
Immobiliser with rolling code is standard on all Puntos and Lineas. And yes, the key type is the same in Active and Dynamic variants.
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Dynamic is a good VFM purchase, you can also add Fiat-autocop branded remote central locking from Tata fiat dealership for 4500 rupees approx.
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thanks All for the reverts . So only diff is that emotion and higher variants has fordable keys and rest has same keys but not fold able .

Is there anyway i can get the rear seat fold able and the Driver seat height adjust done in after market .

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I am thinking of going for dynamic and it appears that there is a waiting period for dynamic which i have no issues since it's not a fast moving variant . problem is that dealer guys are not sending me quotation despite several phone calls as i am in Delhi and car will be bought from jalandhar ( CSD buy) and only one person deals in CSD . have escalated to FIAT . let us see how they respond but i am a bit worried that, before sales this is the situation what will happen after sales .
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I am thinking of going for dynamic and it appears that there is a waiting period for dynamic which i have no issues since it's not a fast moving variant . problem is that dealer guys are not sending me quotation despite several phone calls as i am in Delhi and car will be bought from jalandhar ( CSD buy) and only one person deals in CSD . have escalated to FIAT . let us see how they respond but i am a bit worried that, before sales this is the situation what will happen after sales .
I booked a Dynamic variant last month and didnt face any issues with getting a quote or a booking. Delivery was where there were problems since it isnt being manufactured as much as the Active & Emotion variant. Finally changed it to the Emotion variant. Be prepared to wait for a while
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During this week, I've started to experience a new problem.
Before that, the car has now run as below:
Delivered date : 01Oct2010
Kilometeres run : 9850
Number of Days(till today) : 175
Kms /day : 56.29

Now the problem:
Every morning the car fails to start during the first crank.
first day: I removed the key and then tried...it worked.
second day: It didn't work.
So I simulated the process of myself going out and coming back in.
(i.e., I opened the key, opened the door and then closed it before locking the vehicle. then unlocked, opened door, closed the door and crancked).
The car started.
It happened the same way for three more days.

Today it refused to start no matter what I did.
I called the 24hr helpline number in the manual.
As if the car was afraid of the guy, it started

The guy whom I spoke to told me that this is a common but small problem with this car.
He told "keep trying to start and it will eventually start".
He then told "Take it to the A.S.S and the programming will have to be checked and changed"
I think he meant that the ECU program needs flashing once again.

Have any one else faced such problems? If yes, Is there any known solution to this?
Is this particular to petrol engines like mine?
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