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Old 8th October 2012, 16:51   #5371
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For those thinking about upgrading the tires on your Punto, I would say have a look at Yokohama C-drives. I changed my tires the very next day of delivery and I would say they're amazing.
Excellent grip on wet or dry roads, very low road nice. And moreover it costs considerably lower than Michelin PLC, atleast in Bombay.

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Would you mind sharing the cost details ? Did you consider MRF ZLO as well ?

I will be changing my tyres in a few months from now.
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Would you mind sharing the cost details ? Did you consider MRF ZLO as well ?

I will be changing my tyres in a few months from now.
Yes, I did consider the ZLO but there were some reviews of them being noisy out on the highways.
Regarding the cost, I was offered a buy back of 3750 per tire for the Goodyears on my car and the C-Drives cost me 5K per tire. So net net I paid only 5K INR for all 4 tires.

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Only the mud flaps and the roof rails may interest people - I'm one of them.

Car Pad 5 - I can buy from MMI directly for the same price.
It doesn't have any special features which would be exclusive for Fiat, In dash unit would've been more Exciting IMO (but it is expensive and will be useless if ylou change the car)

Other accesories have nothing to rave about

But its good that they are giving an option to people who are wary to go outside OEM Service centre for accesories.

Just now, I enquired with the dealer if the part number was availabe with them
As expected, these part numbers have not yet been updated in their system

Off-topic, but can you tell me why you starred the link; I don't think its against the rules to quote from other websites as ong as you give credit.
Initially I was wondering why the link wasn't working

The TBHP rule pertaining to such instances says as quoted below

Admins please clarify If I'm wrong here.
I didn't. Try typing other site names/ url here in a post. You'll know. :-) not only url, some names also get starred.

That's why I mentioned the name separately.
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Route: Cochin - Anchal - Trivandrum
Road: 40km 4 lane, rest 2 lane
AC: Always on

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Route: Cochin - Anchal - Trivandrum
Road: 40km 4 lane, rest 2 lane
AC: Always on

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Nice - I dont have the pics though, but recently a trip from Ooty - Chennai non stop gave me the following:

ACB - 19.xx
Avg Sp B - 79 kph

AC always ON - and I dont complain

The best I've managed is AcB- 26.xx
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hi I am getting a sort of rolling sound from the back of my vehicle. This happens when I am climbing up or coming down in an incline and there is a turn to either left or right. Example is while turning in a exit and entry ramp when the vehicle gets tilted to one side. This had happened earlier they had replaced shock absorber once during 3rd service. But when I took it to service center for 4th service now, he said he fixed the issue, and they identified the problem to be RHS mounting pad to the front. But still i am getting this problem. Just got 4th service done the bill was 9K as it was paid service.
Has any one experienced this kind of problem, I plan to take the vehicle for a long trips but now not sure if i have to cancel plans. The service center guy kept the vehicle for 3 days and still couldn't fix the main problem i had told him.
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Today while coming from Pune via old highway(If you have time its much better than Expway) I achieved following figures avg speed was 57 km/hr.
The milage is between Waraje to Belapur.
AC 100% On
Speeds 70 to 100. and the advantage was i was coming from Pune so the most of the Road is inclined most of the time.
And the Car is 90HP Sports, Stunning Car does everything what you want, Speed she can take you till 180 Km/hr, want milage she can deliver this much.
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It really sadens me to see this wonderful car not doing well in the market. Got a call from local Fiat dealer, they were offering great schemes on the Diesel variant. This vehicle deserves a better fate.
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It really sadens me to see this wonderful car not doing well in the market. Got a call from local Fiat dealer, they were offering great schemes on the Diesel variant. This vehicle deserves a better fate.
What discounts have you been quoted?
Have taken a test drive a couple of weeks ago .. None of the FIAT dealers have got in tiuch with me qnuiring about me interest in buying the car?

I am hoping for some nice Diwali deal on the Active .
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Saw a Punto taxi on NH49 at Puthencruz. I have seen a couple of 2011 Swift taxis in KL but never a Punto.

Actually, the Punto makes much more sense than the Swift to be a taxi.
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Saw a Punto taxi on NH49 at Puthencruz. I have seen a couple of 2011 Swift taxis in KL but never a Punto.

Actually, the Punto makes much more sense than the Swift to be a taxi.
I actually think the opposite. Both cars are one of the Best Driver's car and the rear seats are not so comfortable for a taxi. A Vista or a Liva, make more sense as taxis. What say!
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I actually think the opposite. Both cars are one of the Best Driver's car and the rear seats are not so comfortable for a taxi. A Vista or a Liva, make more sense as taxis. What say!
I meant between the two, Punto makes a better taxi than Swift. The space and ride is better.

But the Liva or Vista is obviously better off.
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Dear Friends,
Booked a Punto Sports Absolute
The deal is - I am getting a reverse sensor (with distance indicator).
Question - Which would be better - fiat reverse sensor (only beep) or third party one (with distance indicator)?
The choice of Punto was sealed with the test drive - loved the drive. Overall a great package.

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Dear Friends,
Booked a Punto Sports Absolute
The deal is - I am getting a reverse sensor (with distance indicator).
Question - Which would be better - fiat reverse sensor (only beep) or third party one (with distance indicator)?
The choice of Punto was sealed with the test drive - loved the drive. Overall a great package.
Congrats GrayBerry! With every drive the love for your car will only increase.

I haven't checked the reverse sensor that comes with absolute edition but the one that most dealers put, is an Autocop model that retails at ~Rs. 2500-3000 (in Delhi). I would recommend giving it a pass and negotiate on extended warranty (if you haven't taken it yet). You can get much better reverse sensors in the market for less than 5K.
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Question - Which would be better - fiat reverse sensor (only beep) or third party one (with distance indicator)?
The choice of Punto was sealed with the test drive - loved the drive. Overall a great package.
I have the autocop reverse sensor with the distance indicator in the IRVM.
My BIL's Polo has a beep-only reverse sensor.

I get the continuous beep at 0.3mts. 99% of the times, I'll stop there. Only on rare occasions, I go further till 0.2 mts.
My BIL's beep-only sensor also starts to emit a continuous beep at 0.3 mts.
So, the beep-only is more than enough if you ask me.
The distance indicator is more a cosmetic attraction than anything else.

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