Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th May 2013, 22:50   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,390
Thanked: 786 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Beautiful Car and it takes guts to buy one now a days. IMO Petra looks much better than the Sienna. If you dont mind my asking how much did you pay for it? At times my heart also beats for an Adventure but recurring nightmares of maintenance costs keep me away.
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2013, 09:59   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
hillram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 2,839
Thanked: 952 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Quote:
Originally Posted by wanderernomad View Post
If you dont mind my asking how much did you pay for it?
This is a very pertinent question and I always publish my restoration costs.Here they go:

- Cost of acquistion of Siena : 45000
- New Iginition Coil : 3800
- New OD Sensor : 3500
- Silver Compaint Can : 225
- Refurbished Tyres & Alloy Wheels (5 nos each): 7000
- Overall Servicing(including oil changes) : 5000

TOTAL cost : 64525

Now the car is good for another 1,00,000 kms. May be in six months time, I will opt for new tubeless tyres and a complete colour change for the car.
hillram is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2013, 20:39   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,390
Thanked: 786 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Having a fun car to drive for Rs 65000 is what I call a deal. Wish you a lot of happy driving miles. Drive safe and enjoy your ride.
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2013, 21:16   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
hillram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 2,839
Thanked: 952 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Quote:
Originally Posted by wanderernomad View Post
Having a fun car to drive for Rs 65000 is what I call a deal. Wish you a lot of happy driving miles. Drive safe and enjoy your ride.
Thanks.
Another angle to this restoration was that, the entire exercise was done in Chennai (not my hometown-Hyderabad) with mechanics who speak only Tamil and with my gibberish Tamil and sourcing parts from Pudhupet, with the help of few Team Bhpians (Jaykumar & h14). Thats the spirit of Team Bhp. It only reiterates that anywhere we go, Team Bhpianism is a boon !!!
hillram is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2013, 02:40   #20
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 120
Thanked: 22 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Quote:
btw was the 1.6L motor offered in this,or was it launched with the Petra?
The Siena did come with a 1.6 litre DOHC 100HP petrol. It was one of the earliest sedans with ABS and drivers airbag and had very good acceleration, though a bit thirsty.
gkrishk is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2013, 08:52   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
samsag12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: City of Nawaabs
Posts: 1,611
Thanked: 200 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Somehow I missed this thread, congrats on acquiring another FIAT Ram bhai. Good to see your collection growing at a swift pace.
I really like the subtle changes you did to it, especially wheels. Also interior looks stock & neatly maintained.
So is this your daily driver in Chennai or have you shipped it to Hyd'bad.
samsag12 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2013, 09:31   #22
Senior - BHPian
 
hillram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 2,839
Thanked: 952 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Quote:
Originally Posted by samsag12 View Post
Somehow I missed this thread, congrats on acquiring another FIAT Ram bhai. Good to see your collection growing at a swift pace.
I really like the subtle changes you did to it, especially wheels. Also interior looks stock & neatly maintained.
So is this your daily driver in Chennai or have you shipped it to Hyd'bad.
Thanks Sagar. This is my daily drive to work in Chennai and does about 80kms daily on the Chennai roads. Impeccable drive comfort and astounding mileage of 16kmpl with 100% AC. Fiat rocks !!!
Next plan are afoot to add a S10 to my collection....search is on !!
hillram is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2013, 10:01   #23
BHPian
 
iceman7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 706
Thanked: 257 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Looks lovely hillram. And yes, it is a pleasure to see Italian parts under the hood. My 2002 Palio had almost all OEM parts from Italy.

How I wish I hadn't sold off the Palio. Sigh!!!
iceman7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2013, 10:18   #24
Senior - BHPian
 
hillram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 2,839
Thanked: 952 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Quote:
Originally Posted by iceman7 View Post
Looks lovely hillram. And yes, it is a pleasure to see Italian parts under the hood. My 2002 Palio had almost all OEM parts from Italy.

How I wish I hadn't sold off the Palio. Sigh!!!
Thanks. You bet its a sheer delight to see Italian parts made by Magenti Marelli , Veglia Borletti in the Fiats of India.
hillram is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2013, 10:29   #25
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 605
Thanked: 187 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

hillram - very good restoration. a sedan for the cost of a new 100cc bike!
How does the 1.2 motor feel on chennai traffic? it had a reputation for being slightly sluggish on the 1 tonner.
WindRide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2013, 10:41   #26
Senior - BHPian
 
sandeepmohan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Wellington
Posts: 1,944
Thanked: 1,626 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Did Fiat India supply the parts you needed or did you import them yourself? Most of the time, I keep hearing of parts not being available but it looks like you had no trouble at all.

Nice job on the car.
sandeepmohan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2013, 10:56   #27
Distinguished - BHPian
 
saket77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ranchi
Posts: 3,192
Thanked: 4,253 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Great job Hillram. The car looks really astonishing. Must be a head turner on the city roads. Already there are not too many Siena(s) around.

BTW, how many kms the car had done when it reached you? Sorry, if I missed that somewhere on the thread.

Thanks,
Saket
saket77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2013, 11:57   #28
Senior - BHPian
 
hillram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 2,839
Thanked: 952 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Most of the Siena parts are imported.
My Siena had done 110000 kms when it reached me.
hillram is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2013, 22:53   #29
Senior - BHPian
 
samsag12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: City of Nawaabs
Posts: 1,611
Thanked: 200 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Quote:
Originally Posted by hillram View Post
Thanks Sagar. This is my daily drive to work in Chennai and does about 80kms daily on the Chennai roads. Impeccable drive comfort and astounding mileage of 16kmpl with 100% AC. Fiat rocks !!!
Next plan are afoot to add a S10 to my collection....search is on !!
Nice to hear that its a regular mile muncher, astonished to hear about the FE that too with the much needed AC (Chennai heat), Fiat did mastered the art of producing long lasting automobiles.
Anyways, Best of luck in finding the S10, I think you will find one soon for a good price.
samsag12 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25th September 2015, 17:01   #30
BHPian
 
Wildy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Wild Planet
Posts: 195
Thanked: 621 Times
Default Re: Fiat Siena - Nicely Refurbished

Excellent restoration. It was a delight to see such a passion for your beloved cars.

What are the latest changes you made? Have you changed the color of the car?

Lately, I encountered a Siena Car in my home town. It was a Diesel version manufactured in 2000, and asking Rs. 1,50,000/- (Without Insurance and 80K on Odo) with good running condition. Iam in confusion whether to seal the deal or not.

Last edited by Wildy : 25th September 2015 at 17:03.
Wildy 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
Refurbished products from company: Is it worth the risk? mempheS.D Gadgets, Computers & Software 21 17th April 2012 17:10
My Project Polo : Nicely modded + ICE serioussound In-Car Entertainment 14 4th November 2011 14:42
A Nicely Modded Lada Riva (a.k.a. Fiat 124, PAL 118 NE) Berry The International Automotive Scene 20 25th April 2009 00:32
Fiat Uno With a Siena / Siena Weekend 1.6 Engine moralfibre Modifications & Accessories 9 1st August 2008 14:20


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:32.

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