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Old 7th March 2008, 14:38   #91
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I guess it does. At least the website tech specs say so
It is a mistake. The 1.6 does not have an immobiliser till last weeks lot that came to trivandrum
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Old 7th March 2008, 17:35   #92
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I will put the pictures once I reach home.
The sales person told of having three changes
in the '08 model of 1.6.
steering grip, gear knob and immobilizer

While first two is surely present, there is no sign
of the immobilizer (fiat CODE ? ) present. No indication
on dash and the master key. Any idea on what keys we
get on 1.1?

Mahesh
Well Mahu....atleast you got the Sales person said the right thing abt the leather steering grip, gear knob however got it wrong for the Engine Immobilizer. This feature was never introduced in 1.6version nor it is currently.

Here in my place, the dealer completely refused to acknowledge that the leather steering grip, gear knob is now reintroduced!! :(

Also the website is littlest updated for the exact changes done on the car.

As per their policy they are subjected to change as they say "[FONT=Frutiger-Cn][SIZE=1][COLOR=#231f20]
The contents are not binding and are subject to change without notice."

The brouchers also if check clearly might not be updated....

Are the documents/manuals atleast updated as per the car given to you??

Sigh!! When can they grow up! Tatas wont take so much care of ur baby, Mr. Fiat!!
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all you have to do is look at the dash for the immobilizer indicator which flickers a bit while starting and you will know if its there or not
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I am interested in the Palio1.6 stile but after going through this thread I feel like re-considering. Does this Fiat model have so many problems? I mean, it may not be a new model but if Fiat uses good materials and does good engineering why should a new car face so many problems? I have heard that A.S.S is poor but even if we factor that into our calculations this just doesn't seem right. I believe a new car however unpopular the model should run without problems for the first two years of normal usage.
Just a thought- I see you guys keep stressing about its excellent drivability but is it worth so much that we can overlook all these hassles?


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It hasn't been a bad experience for me so far - Could it have been better? Sure, absolutely - but the product itself is pretty rock solid, all issues have been extraneous, and one learns to work around them ....
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Somehow the last message I posted is not appearing even after 2 days.

Here are the pictures of leather gear knob and steering wheel in '08 model 1.6.
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dude the steering looks fantastic i had to use an after market leather steering cover which is beige and goes well with the interiors.
what i want to no is why is the gear nob gasket [the leather cover wrapping the gear stick] black
coz mine with all the other non leather wrap nobs have a it in beige
also do u have any idea if the dealers are calling back the earlier cars or the cost of the conversion
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Hi,

I just saw a new 1.6, and am not sure if it's me or is it that the new 1.6 has a much higher ride height than the old one.

I could put in a fist between the wheel arch and tyre at least.

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The interiors arent looking bad at all... thanks for the pics mahu!
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I am planning to buy a new car and fiat palio 1.6 is in my list. I was wondering if I will get discounts on 1.6, I called up concorde motors, chennai for the price, they will get back to me on monday.

Should I bargain, expected discount would be from the dealer or the company? It seems they need to order in advance if it is a 1.6, so i guess discounts are very unlikely...I can be wrong here.
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there is a minimum discount of 30k anytime of the year on the 1.6, with the launch of punto it must be more
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Default fiat palio 1.6 price

Fiat Palio Stile 1.6 Sport (Chennai) Price Quote
Car Quote
Ex-Showroom Price(Rs.) 4,46,548
Insurance(Rs.) 16,513
RTO(Rs.) 38,724
Total On-Road Price (Rs.) 5,01,785

The above prices are from - CarWale.com

How much discount I can expect, what all do I need to ask?
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In Oct 2007, I got my Palio Stile 1.6 Sport OTR Mumbai for 4.7 lakhs with some freebies like mudflaps, mats, music system of Kenwood (very basic) and teflon coating thrown in. I guess the RTO prices have since increased across the country. Anyways, I think you should bargain for something around 4.7 OTR with the dealer + some freebies.


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Fiat Palio Stile 1.6 Sport (Chennai) Price Quote
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Ex-Showroom Price(Rs.) 4,46,548
Insurance(Rs.) 16,513
RTO(Rs.) 38,724
Total On-Road Price (Rs.) 5,01,785

The above prices are from - CarWale.com

How much discount I can expect, what all do I need to ask?
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Hi,
You can always ask for a discount in the range for 30k to 50k. Concorde hyderabad was offering a discount of 50k so asking for this amount is fairly reasonable. Make sure that the dealer sticks to his delivery schedule because the 1.6 is delivered only on order.
Once you get the car you will have the time of your life.
There is nothing better than the 1.6 even 7 years after its launch in the indian hatchback segment !!!!
Good Luck.
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a 50k discount is given here in Mumbai on Palio Stile. Basically registration and insurance is free. They also give the floor mats and a music system, basically Wasan Motors says that once you take delivery you dont need to go anywhere for any additional installations.
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