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Old 17th October 2011, 13:00   #3856
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. All the lucky owners out there, do your Puntos bottom out on even small breakers?

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Its as bad as the old honda city..but not too bad unless you are fully loaded..in chennai speed breakers, there are no issues..
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Guys, I am planing to have a black roof for my white Punto 90 hp. Glossy black & not matt black. Should I paint the roof or sticker it?

Painting at Fiat A.S.S. - Rs. 4200/-
Painting at local garage - Rs. 2500/-

Stickering (normal vinyl) - Rs. 1500/-
Stickering (body wrap with warranty) - Rs. 4500/-
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Its as bad as the old honda city..but not too bad unless you are fully loaded..in chennai speed breakers, there are no issues..
Thanks man. One car that I really like and...
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I'd love to have those!!! Live on OA road, 'work' opp. Concorde near Dairy Circle .
How about IRR then? Are you free on monday?
Hi Arkin, Sorry mate this week is too busy in the evenings. I am also driving to Tiruvannamalai in the weekend. If needed, we can plan to meet up next week some time.
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Guys, I am planing to have a black roof for my white Punto 90 hp. Glossy black & not matt black. Should I paint the roof or sticker it?

Painting at Fiat A.S.S. - Rs. 4200/-
Painting at local garage - Rs. 2500/-

Stickering (normal vinyl) - Rs. 1500/-
Stickering (body wrap with warranty) - Rs. 4500/-
Get a wrap, don't paint it. The wrap will be easily reversible and will not spoil the paint underneath. Can you give some details on the wrap with warranty?
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Get a wrap, don't paint it. The wrap will be easily reversible and will not spoil the paint underneath. Can you give some details on the wrap with warranty?
But will the wrap have the desired looks? the lustre of the paint? also, wont wrap fade after a year or two? I dont mind even if its irreversible. I will PM you the details.
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But will the wrap have the desired looks? the lustre of the paint? also, wont wrap fade after a year or two? I dont mind even if its irreversible. I will PM you the details.
I've seen pictures of many cars on the net which have been wrapped, and they sure looked quite good. I don't think it will fade too easily.
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Old 17th October 2011, 13:35   #3863
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Folks, contemplating buying one these beauties for myself and soon to be wife. The car felt pretty good while doing the TD but coming from a OHC VTEC, you know how it is...

Have heard from a couple of well built friends that the car bottoms out and scrapes over speed breakers. I DID NOT notice it during the TD. All the lucky owners out there, do your Puntos bottom out on even small breakers?

Any and all help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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It is not as bad as being told by people, I am owning a Punto for the last 6 months and have done 9k kms, never had any problems with the speed breakers. 4 times the engine guard scraped the ground on real bad roads. The ground clearance is much better than OHC, so if you comfortable with your OHC then you will be comfortable with Punto.
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I test drove a 1.2 Punto and there were 4 adults in the car, went over a pretty decent sized hump and there was no scraping, so I guess it can't be too bad
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It is not as bad as being told by people, I am owning a Punto for the last 6 months and have done 9k kms, never had any problems with the speed breakers. 4 times the engine guard scraped the ground on real bad roads. The ground clearance is much better than OHC, so if you comfortable with your OHC then you will be comfortable with Punto.
The numbers speak for itself !

Ground Clearance of Honda City & Fiat Grande Punto:
OHC: 160mm
ANHC: 160mm

Fiat GP 1.3 Multijet Diesel: 171mm
Fiat GP 1.4 FIRE Petrol: 174mm
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Guys, are the accessories like aluminium pedals, rear spoiler, side step etc. available for the Punto 90HP? Read reports of these accessories when the Punto Sport was to be launched. Later fiat called it Punto 90HP If I'm not wrong.
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The numbers speak for itself !

Ground Clearance of Honda City & Fiat Grande Punto:
OHC: 160mm
ANHC: 160mm

Fiat GP 1.3 Multijet Diesel: 171mm
Fiat GP 1.4 FIRE Petrol: 174mm
The Punto's nose is pretty low and that's why it scrapes most of the times
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Completely agree to that Neonwheels !

Thanks to FIAT for providing the Engine Gaurd. The lower part of the front bumper ofcourse takes a hit if a hump/ramp or a ditch is not tackled slowly.
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The Punto's nose is pretty low and that's why it scrapes most of the times

Not really sir. If one is careful, you dont scrap the front. But if one is fast then the scrape occurs!!
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Have heard from a couple of well built friends that the car bottoms out and scrapes over speed breakers. I DID NOT notice it during the TD. All the lucky owners out there, do your Puntos bottom out on even small breakers?
I think all TD cars normally tend to be E.Pack versions which have a little bit better clearance due to the 195/60/R15 tires. Are your friends talking about the lower variants? For eg: my friend's MJD Emotion did scrape the speed-breaker near my home with just the two of us in it, whereas my MJD 90HP has never scraped that speed-breaker even with 5 adults on board.

My friend's medium grey MJD 90HP is being delivered tomorrow. He chose it over the Honda City (of which he was/is a big fan) and i20.

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