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Old 15th September 2016, 14:53   #61
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Dear Anirudhneni,
Are you sure you brought down the OTR from 11.20 to 11.80?

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Oh I'm sorry. I meant 10.80. Anyways I booked a black Abarth for 10.80, delivery is in around a week.
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Oh I'm sorry. I meant 10.80. Anyways I booked a black Abarth for 10.80, delivery is in around a week.

Congrats ! Is it a 2015 make or 2016? I got mine around 10.80 OTR with self insurance and self registration but that was for a 2015 make car. Also what's the rate of tax in your place ?
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Congrats ! Is it a 2015 make or 2016? I got mine around 10.80 OTR with self insurance and self registration but that was for a 2015 make car. Also what's the rate of tax in your place ?

It's a 2016 make without the touch screen and navigation. The tax was 12% because the ex showroom price for the model without touch is still 9.95. My father opted to get it insured by ourselves so that's around 20k approx. I'm not sure though about the exact insurance cost.
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Old 20th September 2016, 15:30   #64
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Hey Kanad !! On the onset, my heartiest Congratulations to you on buying the Fiat Punto Abarth which is a dream for many, including me. A very comprehensively written thread which by all means deserves a well deserved 5* with no questions asked as it will work as a bible for many who aspire to buy the Fiat Punto Abarth in the times to come.

I happened to visit one of the FIAT dealers here in Kolkata and was opportune enough to photograph my car along side the Punto Abarth. Sharing the picture (though might be irrelevant) considering the colours on both the cars were matching :

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Hope we can click the pictures of our cars together someday in an All India Team-BHP Meet

Please do keep the thread updated and if possible share a Dash Cam (YouTube) Video of the Abarth biting the road with that patented engine roaring away to glory, so that we can see some action. Wishing you endless munching miles with this Italian Beauty !!

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The Abarth did a small trip to Kolhapur, Panhala and Miraj. Unfortunately I couldn't go. Dad and Mom took her. Dad drove solo for the entire trip. Except for one small moment, the entire trip was perfect.

On the way to Miraj from Kolhapur, on the narrow highway, someone came in the way and dad had to brake suddenly from highway speeds to a standstill. Abarth didn't lose her composure and came to a stop well before the obstruction without any fuss. But a biker following a bit too closely couldn't brake in time and banged into her on the left hand side. Expecting much damage, dad came out to see and was surprised to find out only a small scratch of the rear panel, just below the tail light. The biker had some minor injuries.

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Attaching some Mid shots. Not to mention the fuel consumption of the car on highways is superb.


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Also, undertaking another trip in Dec. This time I will be the one driving her.

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Also, undertaking another trip in Dec. This time I will be the one driving her.
Glad to have been invited for the trip!
Was truly awestruck after driving it also in the process changing my opinions about Fiat!

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So, I know I'm very late with updating this thread, but better late than never.

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The never ending desire to go on a road trip

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The route map

As you all know, the itch for a long drive was finally about to be done with. Had planned a short 3 day trip on 6th, 7th and 8th of Dec. Initial plan was a colleague, my college friend (AD), Bhpian johannskaria and I would head down to Udaipur for a nice but welcome break from the hectic city drive. However, just 12 hrs prior to the trip my colleague dropped out and we were frantically searching for his replacement since hotels were already booked (RTDC Kajri). Finally, at around 10 pm, one Fiatian (AP) agreed to come with us.

With the people sorted, went to sleep at 12am after packing. Departure from Navi Mumbai was at 6 am. After a bit of delay, we finally set off around 7:15am from Vashi, first stop being at Fountain Hotel to pick up AP. we were lucky to not have to wait for more than 10 mins at the under repairs Creek Bridge. The roads post leaving the bridge were superb. This is the NH48 and needs no introduction.



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The super smooth road


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At a breakfast place, somewhere near Bharuch


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The Lunch place - Its on the Vadodara-Halol highway. It was way better than our expectations and decently priced as well. Location - 2227'50.6"N 7325'43.7"E


We reached the Hotel at around 8:30pm and checked in. The dinner time was about to get over hence rushed to have some food. The food was good and well priced.

7th Dec - For this day, we planned to visit the City Palace and Vintage Car Museum. The Palace had an exorbitant ticket just to view some antiques. The parking alone was Rs 200. Finally, we decided not to go inside the Palace antiques room, but rather spend the time roaming around the Palace.

Next stop was the Vintage Car Museum. Since not many people to come to visit the place, the caretaker there was kind enough to not only show us the cars in road worthy condition, but also some of them which were undergoing restoration in their garage.

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At the Vintage Museum

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At the Vintage Museum

We decided to get food at the Museum itself. The Thali at the restaurant was very tasty. We literally had to fight the sleep to get up from the chairs after finishing the meal. Headed back to our hotel for a Nap. After the Nap, plan was to visit the SajjanGarh Biological Park, but once we reached there by 5:30 pm, it was closed. So we headed off back towards the city to find a place to eat.

But the narrow roads of the City were a bit too small for us. Abandoned the plan for finding a restaurant and headed back to our Hotel for dinner. Post dinner, we decided to visit Dilwara Temples at Mt. Abu on our way back to Mumbai the next morning.


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After sunset, we were just roaming around Udaipur city and got this pic while experimenting with GoPro's night photo mode


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Abarth going through the narrow roads of the city

8th Dec - Woke up early and had breakfast and checked out of the Hotel by 7am. Due to the detour at Mt. Abu, this was going to be long day.

The roads were butter smooth and had very less tolls as well. Could maintain good pace. Some pics on the way to Mt Abu.

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Now comes the best part - The climb to the mount Abu.

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After reaching at the top, we went to the Dilwara Temples. Those are really good and makes us wonder about the construction which was done without any modern tools. After the small guided tour of the temple complex, we had some maggi and ice cream and left around 3:30 or 4pm. The goal was to reach Mumbai back by early morning on 9th as I had to report to work at 9am.

Encountered some traffic on the outskirts of Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad. We were crossing the city in the evening peak hours which caused us to lose a lot of time. Headed off towards NE 1. Its one of the best roads in India and has a speed limit of 100kmph. Traffic was really disciplined on this road. Mid way through, stopped at the Reliance petrol bunk to tank up the car as well as to have some tea and snacks.

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Pit Stop

We took turns driving through the night and encountered some mad truck traffic on the Bharuch - Navsari section. But no problem as the Abarth has 90/100 lights that ensure the trucks give way when flashed. Finally we made it back to home at around 5:30am.

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Reached home


TRIP STATS
Total kms - 1749.5
Avg speed of - 60 kmph
Over all FE - 13.5km/l
Worst FE - 9.9km/l
Best FE - 15.4km/l

Expense per person all inclusive - Rs 5763.


Until the next trip...
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