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Old 7th August 2008, 11:51   #31
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I dont think the adventure ever came with 1.9D engine. Correct me if I am wrong. BTW, is this petrol or diesel? If my memory serves me right, Fiat launched both petrol and diesel engined Adventure.
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I think i have heard only about petrol Adventures, don't think the diesel was launched here?
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I think the Adventure first came in the diesel version.The current 1.6 engine was introduced much later.
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I think i have heard only about petrol Adventures, don't think the diesel was launched here?
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I think the Adventure first came in the diesel version.The current 1.6 engine was introduced much later.
Originally launched as Palio Adventure with Palio's 1.6 petrol engine. Then came the diesel with the same 1.9 NA engine that equipped Palio and Petra. This was discontinued later. The car was re-launched in 2005 as Adventure Sport 1.6 with reduced price and some features like electric side mirrors taken away.
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In its first avatar, the Adventure was indeed launched with the 1.9 d engine of Palio. I wonder how the 60+ bhp would have been enough for that beast. Adventure was also launched with 1.6 petrol then. After a while, Fiat decided to kill the Adventure and later on, revived only the petrol version with the "Sport" nomenclature. Obviously, they could not have revived the diesel version with the same name
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In its first avatar, the Adventure was indeed launched with the 1.9 d engine of Palio.
Didn't the diesel come later?

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I wonder how the 60+ bhp would have been enough for that beast.
Don't forget, it was a 1.9, with loads of low end torque. Plus the gearing was different.
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Speak to sushanth saab. He's well aware of some of them diesel adventures having gone a lakh plus and still strong!
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Didn't the diesel come later?

Don't forget, it was a 1.9, with loads of low end torque. Plus the gearing was different.
I thought both the petrol and diesel versions were introduced together. Am I wrong here?

There could be some decent low end torque, but how much of a difference can be made by gearing to make the beast, which is almost 100 kg (?) heavier than its hatch sibling any better driveable? Maybe in the city environment, you might not feel much of a difference, but out on the highways, I am sure that the vehicle could be felt wanting for more ponies.

Having said that, I guess the current 1.3 JTD (90 bhp) would be a great fit to the Adventure. It has loads of torque and with VGT, things can be tuned fine.

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Speak to sushanth saab. He's well aware of some of them diesel adventures having gone a lakh plus and still strong!
I would not doubt that.
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Old 10th August 2008, 07:10   #39
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Red face Time to make a decision

Ok folks, here is some updates..

Yesterday had a look at the Adventure, it has done 50k kms, 2nd owner and his expectation is 1.4lacs...

About the vehicle, exterior: looks good but has rust on 2 doors(near to the window beeding) i guess i have to paint the doors... but am not sure why it is rusting? hope it was not repainted??

Tyres, almost bald so needs immediate replacement. presently its has bridgestone...i think adventures came with Pirellis?

Bull bar, is rusting at the bottom so needs some work...

Exhaust, he has removed the end pipe from which it makes a bad sound, seems it was getting rusted....even this has to be looked at...

Drive, felt good very smooth and can feel the torque

Clutch is smooth, works well it seems it was recently changed in Concard

SO the gurus do suggest me if i should pic this car? am planning to get it checked in Greentracks

Also do suggest me which service center would be good for a adventure
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... SO the gurus do suggest me if i should pic this car? am planning to get it checked in Greentracks

Also do suggest me which service center would be good for a adventure
Lohit, as suggested earlier take it to Green Tracks and get ti examined. he will also tell you how much you should budget for repairs/after purchase work.

If the engine/mechanicals are fine, then no issues in going for it. Try reducing the price even more. Believe me, not too many adventure available in used market but then not tooo many takers also. Only the people who know the value of an adventure will buy it. :-)

Green Tracks is an reasonably good workshop but charges are a bit on higher side IMHO.

Contact Babu for FIAT work and Mr Kulkarni is works manager.
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Lohit, as suggested earlier take it to Green Tracks and get ti examined. he will also tell you how much you should budget for repairs/after purchase work.

If the engine/mechanicals are fine, then no issues in going for it. Try reducing the price even more. Believe me, not too many adventure available in used market but then not tooo many takers also. Only the people who know the value of an adventure will buy it. :-)

Green Tracks is an reasonably good workshop but charges are a bit on higher side IMHO.

Contact Babu for FIAT work and Mr Kulkarni is works manager.
OT:Khan bhai you ar eup early on a Sunday morning

Back to topic, yea have spoken to babu about this car and he also told me it would cost me about 7k to paint 2 doors...

He also had told me that we wont know for sure how good the engine or suspension is, we can only get a rough idea...

but am really keen on advy she looks hot
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... but am really keen on advy she looks hot
Go for it man. Listen to your heart... will never disappoint you .
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Go for it man. Listen to your heart... will never disappoint you .
Yea Khan bhai have come so far listening to my heart

Just am little worried if i have to face some surprises..as its gone through couple of people and am sure lots of abuse...

Will make up my mind soon..also will be taking the car to GT this week and get it checked...

kep the feedbacks coming
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Default Is the older 1.6 engines 4 or 16 valves

i think the newer once are 16 valves, does this effect the performance(big time difference)
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Old 11th August 2008, 15:21   #45
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Default Which authorised service guysis is recommended?

Would like to know which service (autho) is good for fiat? I know about Green trax and Concord (Mysore road)

This will be for regular service and also for the initial check etc
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