Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > What Car? > Sedans


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th June 2008, 07:11   #16
BHPian
 
neofromcapone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bombay
Posts: 281
Thanked: 113 Times
Default

Thanks DI, my heart is set on the Adv, and I want to buy the fiat for keeps, like owning a peice of history, concern is will owning a 2002 Adv make, have a lot of month left at the end of the money.

I intend to use the Adv 70 / 30 highway city usage, and out of town trips.
and the 1.2 may be underpowered or so I feel.

Anyways I wil be chasing the adv.......just the pricing has to fit.
neofromcapone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2008, 11:09   #17
BHPian
 
thalavoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 389
Thanked: 62 Times
Default

With 70% highway usage, you should look at no other car apart from Adventure. Once you get used to the carpet ride, you will be addicted. I am prepared to have lesser FE by having the minimal tyre pressure (29 psi) to have this smooth ride.
thalavoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2008, 11:35   #18
BHPian
 
jack33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: kochi
Posts: 128
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neofromcapone View Post
Hi guys,

I need to decide between a 2002 40K kms Fiat Adventure and a 2004 Palio1.2.both are approx the same price and fully loaded, I am inclined towards the adventure, hugely confused, please advice
Go for adventure man.It has got some great off road capabilities too.
jack33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2008, 11:45   #19
BHPian
 
jack33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: kochi
Posts: 128
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neofromcapone View Post
Thanks DI, my heart is set on the Adv, and I want to buy the fiat for keeps, like owning a peice of history, concern is will owning a 2002 Adv make, have a lot of month left at the end of the money.

I intend to use the Adv 70 / 30 highway city usage, and out of town trips.
and the 1.2 may be underpowered or so I feel.

Anyways I wil be chasing the adv.......just the pricing has to fit.
Just checkout this pic.This is adventure negotiating a 4wd terrain.The guys from the south will be knowing the Mookambika-Kodajathiri road condition
Attached Thumbnails
Used Fiat Adventure : Is it worth buying ??-phto0066.jpg  

Used Fiat Adventure : Is it worth buying ??-phto0062.jpg  

jack33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2008, 17:13   #20
BHPian
 
neofromcapone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bombay
Posts: 281
Thanked: 113 Times
Default

Holy molly Is this a car or a mountain goat
neofromcapone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 09:48   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
lohithrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kudla/Mangaluru
Posts: 3,125
Thanked: 163 Times
Default Thinking about a used Adventure

In search of a perfect touring machine, i have come across a used Adventure(2002) this has done about 48k kms, and the price is 1.4lacs

Any pointers on what might go wrong(keeping the kms run in mind) and also what and all have to be checked?

Any good Fiat mech who can be consulted to do a check on it?

Also if an Adventure guru's out here can accompany me when i got to see the car

Lastly is it sensible to pick a 2002 Adventure which has run about 48k, this is for touring...will it be reliable??
lohithrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 10:28   #22
Senior - BHPian
 
lohithrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kudla/Mangaluru
Posts: 3,125
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Still no response hopefully people have not forgotten Palio Adventure
lohithrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 10:39   #23
Team-BHP Support
 
khan_sultan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,663
Thanked: 3,186 Times
Default

Buy it man. Palio 1.6/Adventure/S10 are the best VFM in the used car market. Try negotiating for price reduction.

If the car is in Bangalore, I would suggest that you take it to Green Tracks on Hosur road and ask them for a checkup and inputs on what needs immediate/long term attention. Would cost you just 200 bucks. I did that when I bought my S10.

Best of luck man. Let me know if you need any help. I can come to Green Tracks on weekend as it is very close to my home.
khan_sultan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 10:48   #24
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sydney / Secunderabad
Posts: 278
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Is it the 1.9D or the 1.6P?It might be difficult body parts.Regarding the engines the 1.9D has been discontinued and the 1.6P is still available in the Stile.Both the engines are quite reliable.Get it checked at a reliable workshop.
D.V.R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 10:54   #25
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,390
Thanked: 786 Times
Default

The checklist, make it comprehensive. The spares are very costly. I got to know yesterday that the alluminium footboard in the adventure costs 18K, talk about costs :(
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 11:00   #26
BHPian
 
rmonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 215
Thanked: 43 Times
Default

Just do it. Areas to check:
1. Front suspension & tyre wear. The very first lot of Adventures had a problem with the front struts & this was replaced by Fiat FOC. I faced this on my car.
2. Brake pad wear & the front disks.

Thats it. I have not faced any other abnormal (routine maintenance apart) problems in my 80K kms on the Adventure.
rmonie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 11:12   #27
Senior - BHPian
 
lohithrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kudla/Mangaluru
Posts: 3,125
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jack33 View Post
Just checkout this pic.This is adventure negotiating a 4wd terrain.The guys from the south will be knowing the Mookambika-Kodajathiri road condition
WOW amazing.... now am all more eager to go for this beast
lohithrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 11:13   #28
Senior - BHPian
 
lohithrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kudla/Mangaluru
Posts: 3,125
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khan_sultan View Post
Buy it man. Palio 1.6/Adventure/S10 are the best VFM in the used car market. Try negotiating for price reduction.

If the car is in Bangalore, I would suggest that you take it to Green Tracks on Hosur road and ask them for a checkup and inputs on what needs immediate/long term attention. Would cost you just 200 bucks. I did that when I bought my S10.

Best of luck man. Let me know if you need any help. I can come to Green Tracks on weekend as it is very close to my home.
Thanks khan, yea will surely give you a buzz if i take it to Green Tracks...
lohithrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 11:27   #29
Senior - BHPian
 
lohithrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kudla/Mangaluru
Posts: 3,125
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudsan View Post
an OHC to this car, I think has been the right one.
Am trying to do the same for touring you need a tough vehicle and am sure Adventure is the right choice

Lucky you, got hold of a new one last week had been to Automatrix and did ask those guys about Adventure hehehe
lohithrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 11:38   #30
Senior - BHPian
 
lohithrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kudla/Mangaluru
Posts: 3,125
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Thanks guys...

rmonie, which model is your car? the one which am interesed is a 2002 model..

Whats the life of the suspensions and the cost?

Whats the estimated life og a properly used engine? again what might be it costing me to redo?

We can continue to talk on this subject in this thread,
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/sedans...th-buying.html (Used Fiat Adventure : Is it worth buying ??)

Last edited by lohithrao : 7th August 2008 at 11:40.
lohithrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FIAT PALIO 1.9 D - Worth buying used? gopz Hatchbacks 28 8th August 2015 16:33
Embarking on an Adventure: My pre-owned Fiat Adventure Samar117 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 42 10th January 2015 14:29
FIAT ADVENTURE - IS IT WORTH IT or SWIFT? maktags Hatchbacks 24 30th December 2006 08:36
Is Fiat Adventure Sport Worth Buying raja_ys Sedans 4 31st October 2006 10:37
Is it worth buying used corsa? RoaringEngine Sedans 10 25th June 2006 12:06


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:47.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks