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Old 5th July 2011, 15:09   #3496
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Any particular reason why Rama should be avoided, one of my friends is planning to get a Safari from them?

Fellow BHPian's any other horror stories?

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Old 5th July 2011, 19:13   #3497
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The blacked out pillars on emotion and emotion pack variants are matt from May onwards I think. They are similar ones like it was there on punto dynamic variant.
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Old 6th July 2011, 07:02   #3498
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Dont know about the matt-black pillars, but I just checked out a new ownership thread of a 90bhp MJD, and its got Apollo Aceleres instead of the Goodyear GT3s.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...scan-wine.html (Crafted for a True Fan - ME (My Fiat Punto 1.3MJD 90HP Tuscan Wine))
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Dont know about the matt-black pillars, but I just checked out a new ownership thread of a 90bhp MJD, and its got Apollo Aceleres instead of the Goodyear GT3s.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...scan-wine.html (Crafted for a True Fan - ME (My Fiat Punto 1.3MJD 90HP Tuscan Wine))
Even my Punto EPack has Apollo Acelare, TASS people says Apollo tyres doesn't get worn out fast when compared to Goodyear.
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Even my Punto EPack has Apollo Acelare, TASS people says Apollo tyres doesn't get worn out fast when compared to Goodyear.
Dont know about that, but as far as I know Goodyears are very long lasting, if not anything else. In fact, lasting long and higher puncture resistance seem to be the two biggest points of Goodyear tyres.

On our car, the GT3s are about 18thousand kms old, and dont look or feel any different from the time they were new.

I recently saw an Indigo CS with stock GT3s, and even after a good 37thousand kms, the tyres still looked good for a good deal more. The driver said, stock Goodyears generally last for 50-60thousand kms, while JKs last at best 45thousand.
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I think Appolo Accelere gives better road grip.

See this post : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...ml#post1557765 (ARTICLE: Choosing The Right Set Of Tyres for your Car)

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Acelere: Their premium car tyre. Extremely well priced, good grip in wet and dry, silent and comfortable.
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Old 6th July 2011, 09:24   #3502
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Did anyone have a look into this article on Deccan Herald, 05-July-11 Bangalore Edition..Seems to be a very good offer, a really new initiative which no other company has thought about..Kudo's to the marketing team...
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While applying brakes on my way back home, my car gave a beep - the (ABS) Warning lamp came up, and the MID displayed "ABS Unavailable - refer manual". The roads were somewhat wet after a light drizzle. I pulled the car off the road, switched it off. On turning it on again, the warning went off, only to reappear the next time I applied the brakes.

I called up my service dealer (Concorde, Cochin), and the SA said "there is nothing to worry. It could be a loose contact".

Has anybody experienced something like this earlier? My car (2009 MJD Emotion) has done 41411 kms, and I had recently changed the tyres.

Have booked an appointment with the service centre tommorrow, to get her checked.
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Has anybody experienced something like this earlier? My car (2009 MJD Emotion) has done 41411 kms, and I had recently changed the tyres.
Please search through the forum, some one else had faced the same issue. It was just a loose contact and TASS guys fixed it in 5 mins time, there is nothing to worry about.

Concorde Cochin works manager is a knowledgeable and helpful guy, if you want his contact please pm me.
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Well, I still say it would be safer to take it for an physical check, rather than conjecturing that its a loose contact. It most probably is a loose contact, but to be on the safe side you should get it checked out ASAP.
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Please search through the forum, some one else had faced the same issue. It was just a loose contact and TASS guys fixed it in 5 mins time, there is nothing to worry about.
Thats a soothing reply.

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Well, I still say it would be safer to take it for an physical check, rather than conjecturing that its a loose contact. It most probably is a loose contact, but to be on the safe side you should get it checked out ASAP.
Had taken my car to Concorde Cochin for a check up today. The problem was indeed a loose contact, plus some damage to the wiring (they couldn't find out how it happened though). The sensor (Rear Left Wheel sensor) was rewired. The sensor was covered in mud it seems - which was cleaned. But it took them a good 7 hours to finish the work (thanks to the horrible rush at the service centre).

I had some rattle from the rear seat as well - which was traced to a loose nut of the seat lock. Some more works are pending, which will be done during the next visit (45000 kms service).

The seats belts of the rear seat (especially the left seat) is very loose - I mean the passenger would not be held back by the seat belt when the car stops all of a sudden. I reported this problem, and the service supervisor said it would be done during my next visit.

Overall a very good service experience..
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Lined up the puntos in our office for a small unplanned photosession...

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From left,
  • Exotic Red Punto
  • BHPian Vidyasagar's Medium grey Punto
  • BHPian hemanth.anand's Bosso Nova White Punto
  • Electric Blue Punto
  • Hip Hop Black Punto
Apart from these, we missed the following fiat cars in our office
  • Flamingo Red Linea
  • BHPian MCR's Medium Grey Punto
  • Minimal Grey Punto

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Lovely lineup of 5 different colored Puntos nice pics ;-)
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Nice photoshoot with the Puntos. We've been planning to do something similar in our office too. Currently, we have 3 red and 2 white Puntos in our office. There were two black ones too, but their owners left the company.
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Posted this in my ownership thread, but dint get any response. So re-posting it here as i feel this thread is more apt -

Guys, I need to fix the rear bumper. Also there is some rattling noise from the dash. Also, I need to get the alignment checked.

Which A.S.S. in mumbai should I go to? I stay in hiranandani, powai. Last time I gave my car to Fortune (Powai), it was a very unpleasant experience. The next closest to my place is Wasan, Chembur. My friend has an influence in there but I have heard a LOT OF NEGATIVE REVIEWS about them, so I am skeptical.

Any inputs from mumbaikars?
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