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Old 15th May 2006, 00:58   #76
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I only have a slight concern with going for this car. Its the turning radius - 5.1 m. Can members please enlighten, if such a big turning radius could be an issues. Thanks
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I only have a slight concern with going for this car. Its the turning radius - 5.1 m. Can members please enlighten, if such a big turning radius could be an issues. Thanks
Toyota Corolla has the same turning radius. I dont see the owners complaining.
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Toyota Corolla has the same turning radius. I dont see the owners complaining.
The Corolla is at least a couple of classes above the Palio, and 5.1m is a small turning radius for its size.

For a hatch, 5.1m is quite large. Even for a mid-size sedan. And yes, owners do complain about its turning radius.
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The Corolla is at least a couple of classes above the Palio, and 5.1m is a small turning radius for its size.

For a hatch, 5.1m is quite large. Even for a mid-size sedan. And yes, owners do complain about its turning radius.
Yea,
but then I was talking about Adventure here
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Goldie, looks like ap9dm has asnwered your query.

Ap9dm:- Did u give a look to the adventure sports? its better than the normal adventure or so I heard.
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Goldie, looks like ap9dm has asnwered your query.

Ap9dm:- Did u give a look to the adventure sports? its better than the normal adventure or so I heard.
Hi,
I have no idea about the normal adventure. As for Adventure Sports, it rocks.
The exterior accessories are pretty cool. But the quality of interiors is not so good (which can probably be taken care of later).

There is no SUV better looking than this under 10 lakh.
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SUV ? Does Fiat have an SUV also in India ? I thought Adventure was a station wagon.
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Palio Weekended was the station wagon. Adventure has more ground clearance, beefier suspension and looks of an off-roader.
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It is called as an psuedo SUV as many mags are called.
But at the current price, it is a steal. If I'd had more money, surely got that.

Looks are awesome in black.

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Palio 1.6 Sports | Canary Yellow | 1500 kms | 17.5 kmpl (highway + AC)
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We call the Adventure as BEAST. Its a sweety beast. You cannot better car at that rate. Go for it.

I own 2002 model Palio, absloutely no problem and still drive like a brand new vehicle.
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I am getting a better deal from the Tata-Fiat showroom, compared to Fiat Showroom, owing to the fact that financing through Fiat is at 14% (much more than 10.75% getting through ICICI), while through tata-fiat is at 11% interest. If I go for financing through dealer I get 3.5% discount.

Is it possible to buy the Fiat Adventure through Tata-fiat dealer and get serviced through Fiat dealer. If possible, is it advisable.

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Is it possible to buy the Fiat Adventure through Tata-fiat dealer and get serviced through Fiat dealer. If possible, is it advisable.
Just check and see if the rates you are getting are the best you can get. I am aware that rates of interest have gone up and so it might be a changed scenario.

Regarding the service, there should be absolutely no problem. Get the free service done from the dealer you are buying from. Get subsequent services from any other dealer if you may. My first service was from Anuroop (the guys who sold me the vehicle). The subsequent services were from Shaman. Have not faced a problem ... Service is a source of revenue / future revenue for a dealer, so I think everyone will be ready to service your car. The first three services are free and hence the dealer selling you the car might be more happy. Just some psychology that's all.
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I think you can get it serviced from any dealer workshop...only that ask the sales guy - not to put his dealer stamp on the Free service coupons....Legally,the service guys cannot refuse to service your vehicle but sometimes they are reluctant to do free servicing for a vehicle bought from other dealers....
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Congratu;ations on your decision. Do post some pictures once you get the car.
Just wanted to correct one point -
The Adventure's FE will be 0.5kmpl less then that of the Palio 1.6 and not 1-2 kmpl.
As for the servicing,
We bought our lancer from Metro but get it serviced from Fortpoint and there has been no problems with it so far.
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Congratu;ations on your decision. Do post some pictures once you get the car.
Just wanted to correct one point -
The Adventure's FE will be 0.5kmpl less then that of the Palio 1.6 and not 1-2 kmpl.
As for the servicing,
We bought our lancer from Metro but get it serviced from Fortpoint and there has been no problems with it so far.

hey Lamborghini, do you also own a fiat Adventure? nice to know.

Is Fortpoint also a service centre for Fiat?
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