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Old 23rd June 2009, 14:37   #316
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I think times will tell on the success of this car. No car is perfect in all respects and there are always trade-offs that please some and hurt some. A car crazy colleague of mine despite being convinced that Punto is a great car till late last night somehow prefers to the i10 this morning due to better service. So, it takes a long time to shatter images and that is the biggest challenge for FIAT in India. Punto is a great car, no doubt, but FIAT will have to put double efforts on A.S.S to prove their commitment. Being a "Palio 1.6 head" myself, I just wish the car does well. I saw the car n the showroom last evening and it absolutley rocks on many aspects.Definetely, I rate FIAT A.S.S much better now ( from my 2 year ownership experience ) and hope they improve further.
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Congratulations! What variant & colour? I hope a detailed ownership review is on the cards.

I booked the GP 1.3 MJD Emotion PK, Minimal Grey. Am expecting delivery in about 2-3 weeks time. My husband really liked the Red and Black, but I thought the Minimal Grey was very elegant and corporate-ish.

Really loved the test drive, the pricing was spot-on, so it was a no-brainer decision to just buy it.


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So we can expect a great review here
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I see this Chevy SRV near to HSR BDA most of hte times, it looks bloody hautt and i would never stop staring at it. it is a black car with dark tints, smoked tail lamps and black alloys. That is when i got the idea of making a black punto to look hautter infront of it in similar way

With everything black it looks OK. But the other day, I saw a red ANHC with black alloys, somehow it looks gaudy like a joker in a red dress with black shoes.
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Old 23rd June 2009, 15:53   #320
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Is it possible to load Linea MJD's ecu map into the Punto's MJD ecu? and also at the FIAT workshop? that will be awesome if possible.

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Both have different turbos, so better talk to Pete's.

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Is it possible to load Linea MJD's ecu map into the Punto's MJD ecu? and also at the FIAT workshop? that will be awesome if possible.
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Is it possible to load Linea MJD's ecu map into the Punto's MJD ecu? and also at the FIAT workshop? that will be awesome if possible.
The Linea has a variable geometry turbo.
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Went for having a test drive today to VST anna nagar chennai but sadly they didnt have the car for test drive due to some RTO registration issues
(supposedly it is the same reason as to why it will take another week for the deliveries of all cars to start( the RTOs sucks!) and they neither had the RED color nor emotion pack on display so finally ended up looking at the black punto and driving the emotion pack in Linea.
But anyways going to book a red emotion pack tomorrow morning.yeppy i am excited.

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My parents liked the car but I managed to convince them because it was sold from tata showroom would u believe it? Tata brand does add to the confidence of my parents on buying it(they wouldn't have agreed on the car if it was sold through fiat showrooms!)
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Can we take a count of how many BHPians have booked it so far? 5/10/15 or more?
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can someone explain the difference in prices of punto active and punto dynamic

active 4,88,309
dynamic 5,19,315

difference = 31,006 Rs

the only difference i found were
1)central locking
2)rear power windows
3) fabric insert on door
4)light dimming in instrument cluster

Is the price difference of 31K justified for the features mentioned ? or am i missing something here?
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Hi Guys,

This is my first post on Team BHP. :-) However, I have been following all the Punto threads for quite a while now.

I have checked out the Punto at BU Bhandari in Pune, (the showroom at pashan) however was not allowed a test drive. The sales guy said it would be two more weeks until they get a TD vehicle!!! Has anyone been able to get a TD in Pune?

I had decided to go in for the top of the line quadrajet (vista) but im so glad I actually waited. I'm surely going to book a Punto now, just waiting for a proper TD. Will most probably go in for the medium gray.

Lastly, someone already asked this in an earlier post but i could not find an answer. How long should one wait before pete'ing a MJD? Is it advisable to wait for the run-in period?

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Is it possible to load Linea MJD's ecu map into the Punto's MJD ecu? and also at the FIAT workshop? that will be awesome if possible.
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Both have different turbos, so better talk to Pete's.
Not the Linea's map but custom maps are available. This is a very common mod lots of users in South America have already done. Of course the Fiat workshop will not do it.
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Thanks GTO for the review, I have also booked the Diesel Emotion Pack (electric blue) through company leased plan. The delivery will be by the month end as they do not have the blue color yet with them and the dealer told me that the car will be dispatched in couple of days. Supposed to be the first blue punto booked in Bangalore.
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active 4,88,309
dynamic 5,19,315
difference = 31,006 Rs
Just a thought!

Are you comparing the 1.2 Active and the 1.4 Dynamic?
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can someone explain the difference in prices of punto active and punto dynamic

active 4,88,309
dynamic 5,19,315

difference = 31,006 Rs

the only difference i found were
1)central locking
2)rear power windows
3) fabric insert on door
4)light dimming in instrument cluster

Is the price difference of 31K justified for the features mentioned ? or am i missing something here?
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Just a thought!

Are you comparing the 1.2 Active and the 1.4 Dynamic?
Its the MJD (same engine) 1.3 diesel
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