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Old 7th August 2007, 14:35   #241
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I think so. Just check your driving style, using less clutch does n't mean you are driving style is proper.

I'm also getting an average of 9-11kmpl in city traffic.
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Old 7th August 2007, 14:45   #242
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Something grossly wrong with the car or the fuel. My adventure sport gives 9+ with 100% a/c on in Mumbai city. Hence, you must expect at least 9kmpl in your 1.6 Palio Stile....
I agree. My Petra gives me 9.5 as a standard, and that's with my driving which is not sedate anymore (blame the 1.6 engine for that). My driving is now edging on the rude, with always a sense of urgency, simply to let me enjoy the torque and the pick up.
But I guess now his mileage has improved. My friend Prakash too got a scare when his first few tankfuls gave him 7 or 6.5 in his Adventure. He too has settled to near abouts of 9.
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@jishD, knowing the urge to redline in palio 1.6, i reckon if you ease your foot of that pedal and change the bunk, you should see your FE spiral up to atleast 9kmpl for sure.
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Angry Faulty Starter !

Guys,

Things are really not working out for me - got a faulty starter now....car stopped at IFFCO and didnt restart. At least the 24 hours service assistance from Dhingra works...they came and took away my car.

Am supposed to get it back today - problem is Dhingra doesnt have stock of spares so they take time for replacement.

However...this seems like serious quality issues - my earlier palio 1.2 was bulletproof...never had a problem for 3 years cept a blown fuse - the 1.6 had a problem within a week !! ...not nice not nice
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Old 8th August 2007, 17:11   #245
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JishD,
You are scaring me man, i have to take delivery of my Stile 1.6 tommorow from Dhingra Motors. I knew i was taking a risk going for the Palio instead of the Swift but i dont want to own a white elephant.
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Jish, Did they tell you what the problem was? Initially, when i was supposed to take delivery of my car, the dealer told me that he was giving me a car with a different chassis number than the one he had provided me earlier. His explanation was that during the PDI, the car, whose chassis number he had provided me, didn't start, because evidently during transit in the truck, the starter motor wires had come loose (i'm not sure how this could happen when the car was on a truck) The good thing was the during the PDI, they caught this, and gave me another car instead (this delayed my delivery by a couple of days, but at least i got a car that had passed all pre-delivery checks)

Going by my recent experience with Fiat, chances are that if its just a wiring problem, the A.S.S will fix it - but if a replacement is required, then it should take at least a week, because none of these guys seem to have spares, other than regular consumables, in stock. You will need to get in touch with Mangesh from Fiat Ranjangaon, who is empathetic, especially in situations where the car is simply sitting at the service center, and does his best to express courier the parts. If you ever need his phone number, PM me, and i'll give it to you...
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You are scaring me man, i have to take delivery of my Stile 1.6 tommorow from Dhingra Motors. I knew i was taking a risk going for the Palio instead of the Swift but i dont want to own a white elephant.
I'd recommend that you conduct the most thorough pre-delivery check you possibly can. Elsewhere on TBHP, theres a nice thread on the things to check before taking delivery of the car.....

When i booked the car, I pushed the sales guy to sit with me in front of their computer, open up their Siebel CRM system, and get the chassis numbers of the cars being dispatched from the factory - and get the delivery estimate. This was mostly because of the worry that i'd get a TD vehicle, and also to ensure that i wasn't getting something that was sitting around at the dealership for a while.
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Okiez...got my car back..here's the stuff in reverse order

1. The Ugly : Starter knocked out as discussed earlier. Despite the fact that starters typically have the maximum MTBF !

2. The Bad : No response from the service advisor after taking stock of the car. Must have made at least 50 phone calls before I got a valid answer

3. The Good : Car returned in little more than 24 hours - they apparently went all out to collect the spares.

So A.S.S. has most definitely improved !! )

Lol...must be at my optimistic best today...blame it on redlining after getting the car
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I took the delivery of my FIAT PALIO 1.6 (Formula Red) from dhingra motors on 27th July 2007. My car is giving average between 10-11 with 97% AC on (remaining 3% is when I switch of the AC because of it's chiling ). I have driven it 800+ KMs in Delhi within 10 days.

I will be posting detailed report and pictures sometime soon.

Problems which I faced till now are rear wiper nut got loose & it hanged down. This was very minor & I got it fixed with 5 minutes. Second problem which I am facing is that when the doors are shut the cabin lights are not getting off automatically. It was working perfectly before getting remote locking (autocop) installed. I suspect that either it's due to faulty connection of autocop or the timer must be blown out as I forgot to shut lights during the installation of autocop. The doors were open for nearly 1.5-2 hrs & the cabin lights became too hot when I noticed them. Will get it checked during my first service.

I feel that electrical parts of fiat are little low quality but the engine & body are very solid.
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exactly my problems - even my cabin light doesnt switch off...nor does my rear wiper work ! hopefully it'll be done in 1st service

Man, am no cribber...but the problems seem to be common. I feel the OEM's Fiat is working with in India are no good..esp on the electrical side !
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Somewhat similar is a problem i am facing - got my autocop fit at the dealer, and although there's no problem with the cabin light (those small black push thingies at the doorframe edges open the circuit when the doors are closed, i checked manually) the autocop itself doesn't recognize that the doors are closed. Each time i hit the "lock" button, i get that warning sound which indicates that one of the doors is ajar- not sure how to fix that. Called the dealer up,and he provided the autocop helpdesk number, which no one seems to answer (have been trying that number for a month now!) - anybody know what could be wrong?
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Great info prabuddhadg and greatdrive. I wish I knew this before. Did you guys know that you cannot turn off the headlights using the stalk when the stalk is at highbeam and you cannot turn them to highbeam unless the lights are on?
What possibly could be the use of this feature? Will check the button thingie on my 1.2 today.
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Each time i hit the "lock" button, i get that warning sound which indicates that one of the doors is ajar- not sure how to fix that. Called the dealer up,and he provided the autocop helpdesk number, which no one seems to answer (have been trying that number for a month now!) - anybody know what could be wrong?
Raghu, seems like something is wrong with the AutoCops installation!
Please call Autocops at: 080-26575212
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Seems like minor problems are getting common!

Anyways, might be going in for the 1.6, if they give a decent price for my car!

Whats the on-road price you guys paid (all those who took delivery recently)?
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I think discounts have gotten better after i bought - i got the standard stuff 4K corporate discount + free extended warranty worth 4.8K (36 months of peace of mind!) plus the dealer threw in a few freebies - seat covers (which i junked in a month's time to upgrade to leather), garware classic sun film (pretty shoddy setup on the rear windshield - planning to upgrade soon), autocop (which seems to be a defective install) and the usual floor mats, perfume etc etc - effectively 4.97L OTR Bangalore - just read elsewhere that the latest onroad after dealer discounts is around 4.8L (B'lore)
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