Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th November 2015, 23:42   #181
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: BLR/CCU
Posts: 95
Thanked: 104 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Pujari View Post
Yeah it happens. My Jeans suddenly became tighter after seeing 50% discount on Diesel Jeans.
Yeah it does happen, sometimes its just a matter of perception on account of brand value and sometimes its by virtue of actual experience.
For me it was the experience which was giving my visceral organs a hangover!

So in your case did you actually try out the Diesel jeans to check if they are indeed more comfy than your current pair of jeans or was it just because you saw that there was an offer on "DIESEL"?
adneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2015, 12:33   #182
BHPian
 
Speed Pujari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 429
Thanked: 385 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by adneo View Post
Yeah it does happen, sometimes its just a matter of perception on account of brand value and sometimes its by virtue of actual experience.
For me it was the experience which was giving my visceral organs a hangover!

So in your case did you actually try out the Diesel jeans to check if they are indeed more comfy than your current pair of jeans or was it just because you saw that there was an offer on "DIESEL"?
On the lighter side, I bought a Levis(Linea T-Jet) since both Diesel(Abarth) and Levis(Linea T-Jet) are made in same shop Gokaldas Exports Ltd (Fiat) lol !.

Guys is there any insider information about the Brembo Braking system kit? Can they be fitted into Linea? And how much it may cost?
Speed Pujari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2015, 19:27   #183
BHPian
 
GKR9900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: EKM/Thrissur
Posts: 325
Thanked: 637 Times
Default

Spotted this Abarth Punto while traveling from Thrissur to Perumbavoor. She is quite the looker, and can give quite a chase as well
Attached Thumbnails
Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review-1447423029513.jpg  

GKR9900 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2015, 15:46   #184
BHPian
 
firstguri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mohali
Posts: 339
Thanked: 295 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

So another update from my dealer. He now states that Fiat has done away with identifying and selecting Abarth Punto dealers. Every Fiat dealer can sell and service Abarth Punto and the order for the car goes directly to the factory. I'm not sure if it's any different for the other cars though. Anyway, now the funny part. He also said that the bookings for black colour have now started. When my wife told me that, in my head I went like, which colour did he take the booking amount from us then.
firstguri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2015, 09:46   #185
BHPian
 
GKR9900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: EKM/Thrissur
Posts: 325
Thanked: 637 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Here's the chase the mighty scorpion gave. I must say my dieseltronic held up pretty good
GKR9900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2015, 13:31   #186
Senior - BHPian
 
funkykar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,358
Thanked: 1,727 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

One thing Fiat should probably do is "REMOVE" the Test Drive link from their website and let interested people fend for themselves. I requested for a TD of Abarth and have not received one yet. However, 2 occasions I have been called by Fiat (Pune I suppose, non Bangalore number) and asked if I got a TD.

Same had happened to Avventura. I used to get calls enquiring if I got a TD or not, but no one ever showed up. If I remember correctly, I had got a Test Drive after 36 days. The executive had given a lame excuse that Avventura was in high demand hence the delay. Then when I asked how many units their dealership had sold ever since launch, it was a single digit, that too on the lower side.

In this e-age where most people prefer to do online whatever is possible, such laxity may be shooing off potential customers, however small it may be.

Name:  Untitled.jpg
Views: 3268
Size:  85.2 KB

Last edited by ampere : 15th November 2015 at 14:51. Reason: Corrected as requested
funkykar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2015, 11:17   #187
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 16
Thanked: 40 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Excited - became the owner of Chennai's first Abarth - took delivery a few days back.
Will send in a detailed review shortly - but the 2-3 days driving experience cane be summed up in one word - PHENOMENAL. Lives upto every expectation that we may have.
Detailed review very soon.....

Madhu
madhurules is offline   (21) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2015, 12:21   #188
Senior - BHPian
 
fiat_tarun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pune / Mysore
Posts: 1,113
Thanked: 582 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by madhurules View Post
Excited - became the owner of Chennai's first Abarth - took delivery a few days back.
Will send in a detailed review shortly - but the 2-3 days driving experience cane be summed up in one word - PHENOMENAL. Lives upto every expectation that we may have.
Detailed review very soon.....

Madhu

Congrats ! Finally an Abarth on the Forum. Did you get the black or the white ?

Last edited by fiat_tarun : 20th November 2015 at 12:27.
fiat_tarun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2015, 12:28   #189
BHPian
 
theredliner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Bengalooru
Posts: 500
Thanked: 827 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by madhurules View Post
Excited - became the owner of Chennai's first Abarth - took delivery a few days back.
Will send in a detailed review shortly - but the 2-3 days driving experience cane be summed up in one word - PHENOMENAL. Lives upto every expectation that we may have.
Detailed review very soon.....

Madhu
Congrats
Since you're the first owner in the forum, can we have a very detailed ownership report please? Since that will take some time, can we at least have a few pics to drool over for the time being?
theredliner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2015, 15:35   #190
BHPian
 
firstguri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mohali
Posts: 339
Thanked: 295 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

@madhurules: Congratulations mate on being the first Abarth owner on the forum. Wish you many many happy drives. I hope to join the club in a week or two. Do share your experience in a new thread.
firstguri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2015, 17:03   #191
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 16
Thanked: 40 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Sure - have 2 as of now taken at the dealership before delivery....
Here they are.. will click a few more tomorrow morning when the light is better - its pretty cloudy here right now.
Thanks guys....
Madhu


Quote:
Originally Posted by theredliner View Post
Congrats
Since you're the first owner in the forum, can we have a very detailed ownership report please? Since that will take some time, can we at least have a few pics to drool over for the time being?
Attached Thumbnails
Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review-20151120032801.jpg  

Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review-20151120032748.jpg  

madhurules is offline   (13) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2015, 17:25   #192
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 374
Thanked: 133 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by madhurules View Post
Detailed review very soon.....
Madhu
Congrats Madhu!!
Will wait for your detailed report, do post the link in this thread as well.

Last edited by suhaas307 : 20th November 2015 at 17:55. Reason: fixed quote tags
deepv is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2015, 17:40   #193
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 16
Thanked: 40 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

sure. will send in a detailed review...... can someone let me know in which forum i should post the review - should i start a new thread or reply to the current thread? am not very active on team-bhp and hence these queries! Thanks
madhurules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2015, 17:50   #194
BHPian
 
vibbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pune
Posts: 882
Thanked: 845 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by madhurules View Post
sure. will send in a detailed review...... can someone let me know in which forum i should post the review - should i start a new thread or reply to the current thread? am not very active on team-bhp and hence these queries! Thanks
Congrats on your Hot Hatch.

But buddy, please start a new thread. Let it be descriptive with as many pictures and information as possible. The car deserves that.
vibbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2015, 19:59   #195
BHPian
 
Keynote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 177
Thanked: 759 Times
Default Re: Fiat Abarth Punto - Test Drive & Review

Many Congratulations for being Chennai's & our forum's First Abarth Punto Owner. Like many here, I will be eagerly looking forward for your detailed review and pictures.
Quote:
Originally Posted by madhurules View Post
Excited - became the owner of Chennai's first Abarth - took delivery a few days back.
Will send in a detailed review shortly - but the 2-3 days driving experience cane be summed up in one word - PHENOMENAL. Lives upto every expectation that we may have.
Detailed review very soon.....

Madhu
Keynote 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 500 Abarth - Quick Review & Drive at Florence, Italy Speed Pujari Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 1 19th February 2014 10:40
Fiat 500 US spec, 500C Abarth SS and Punto EVO Abarth SS revealed sidindica The International Automotive Scene 13 1st November 2013 12:15
Fiat Punto EVO Abarth sidindica The International Automotive Scene 23 11th March 2010 13:15
Fiat relaunches Abarth brand with the grande Punto Abarth himanshugoswami The International Automotive Scene 5 1st March 2007 14:16


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:18.

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