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Old 21st August 2016, 16:01   #46
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I guess you have learned the art of getting good FE from your 1.4. I am sure you would have listened to some 1.4's music while keeping her on boil on the ghats
Ha ha thanks. Yes 2500-3000 RPMs on highways for me. Surprisingly, my friends think it requires a lot of patience.

Oh boy, does the car sound lovely in ghats. I saw nearly 4700 odd RPMs on the tach (2nd, 3rd gears) a few times in the ghats and the growl was lovely.

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On the same weekend I did a Pune-Hampi-Pune trip on my Evo 90 HP and covered 1200+ kms. I too got a similar FE, but yes I was driving with a heavier foot for most part, thanks to the brilliant NH4.


Yes NH4 has lovely tarmac and most (diesel) cars overtook me all the time.

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Ha ha thanks. Yes 2500-3000 RPMs on highways for me. Surprisingly, my friends think it requires a lot of patience.
Well that's not surprising. With the kind of speed masking ability the Punto has, these speeds feel even slower.

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Oh boy, does the car sound lovely in ghats. I saw nearly 4700 odd RPMs on the tach (2nd, 3rd gears) a few times in the ghats and the growl was lovely.
Enjoy the music. This is one of the areas where the 1.4 excels. Heck, even the MJD sounds brilliant for a diesel.

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Yes NH4 has lovely tarmac and most (diesel) cars overtook me all the time.
That's the kind of patience your friend was talking about I guess

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Default Re: Bellissa - Fiat Punto Evo 1.4 ownership review - 1 Year/10,000 Kms completed

Bellissa did some off-roading and maneuvering through heavy traffic recently.
What was supposed to be a small chilled out drive to Vasudev Adigas near Kolar turned out to be a nightmare all the way from Kasturi Nagar to Hoskote.

The pain increased on the way back with crazy traffic till Lumbini gardens.
Also, I got to taste some tasty off roads after taking a detour from Mulbagal on the inner roads of SH towards Chitoor. It was just a jolly drive and I only wanted to be alone after fighting all the city traffic.

A couple of pics showing the road and a bhawra (Indian black bee) which was happy to pose for the camera.

Bellissa - Fiat Punto Evo 1.4 ownership review - 1 Year/10,000 Kms completed-p_20160904_110542.jpg

Bellissa - Fiat Punto Evo 1.4 ownership review - 1 Year/10,000 Kms completed-bee.jpg

As usual I checked MID readings after reaching home and got the below readouts.
P.S - Bellissa is inching towards 12k mark and I (touch wood) am a happy Fiat owner so far.

Bellissa - Fiat Punto Evo 1.4 ownership review - 1 Year/10,000 Kms completed-p_20160904_143239.jpg

Bellissa - Fiat Punto Evo 1.4 ownership review - 1 Year/10,000 Kms completed-p_20160904_143249.jpg

Bellissa - Fiat Punto Evo 1.4 ownership review - 1 Year/10,000 Kms completed-p_20160904_143301.jpg

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I hadn't updated the thread for a long time now. The car, in the meanwhile revisited places like Ooty, Lepakshi, Kemmanagundi, Jog falls etc and is closing on to 16000 km mark.

And of late I have realized that Punto Evo is candy! And not just eye candy.

Here's a small clip.

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Got up early and decided to spend a few hours on cleaning and detailing the car.

Started like a Spartan and crashed on the bed 3 hours later like a panting dog.

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Missed TBHP Bangalore meet in the process, but there's always a next time.
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