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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th November 2007, 14:49   #1
BHPian
 
amitg79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 353
Thanked: 224 Times
Thumbs up My brand new Palio Sport 1.6 - UPDATED 2500kms done review

After months of research and considering every small car in the indian market, I sucked in my gut and went and bought what I really wanted since I was a kid.... the Palio Sport.

First of all, I liked the philosophy of the car. It doesnt say that it'll have adequate power and good fuel economy too. It promises to be a hot hatch and boy, does it deliver... 100 bhp , 14kgm.

I got it on Friday, on the day of Laxmi Poojan. In Formula Red. Its the reddest red ever and I love it!

Its still brand spanking new, so havent really caned the engine, but havent been pussyfooting either

The first thing you notice when you start driving is the great useability of all that power. It has good torque in the low rev band and the engine grows fangs in the mid range! Brilliant! Couldnt help myself having a few dabs at the pedal every time I saw an opening on the road.

The steering belongs to the 3 series school, which means it is quite heavy and has good feedback, which is a good thing given the speeds the car is capable of.

The brakes are very reassuring and they do help control the car very nicely from high speeds.

Gearshift has slightly long throws, but the gears shift nice and effortlessly and there are no vibrations transmitted through the gear lever.

From the outside, it looks stunning. It has inherently beautiful proportions and with the alloys and fogs, looks even yummier.
All my buddies (including some bhp-ians) have driven it and they too are in love....

I really havent had the chance to take it out for a nice drive yet, so stay tuned for a detailed first drive report with pics!
amitg79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 16:00   #2
BHPian
 
thefreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 362
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Hey Amit! Congrats on a great buy!

As someone (who? Me!) said: There are two types of people on team bhp - those who love the Palio and those who will start loving it in a while.
thefreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 16:13   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
gemithomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 2,364
Thanked: 136 Times
Default

Congrats man. All the very best and do drive safe.

Quote:
Originally Posted by amitg79 View Post
The brakes are very reassuring and they do help control the car very nicely from high speeds.
Well that was one thing that most people were unhappy with on the Palios and even on the adventure. Have they changed the brake setup on the stile. Or is it becouse the car weighs less? Could anyone comment?

Quote:
Originally Posted by amitg79 View Post

Gearshift has slightly long throws, but the gears shift nice and effortlessly and there are no vibrations transmitted through the gear lever.
The Gears are connected by cables so that the vibrations do not reach the lever. This is one thing the sales guy shouted out when we went to check out the ford fusion. But when i went to get the adventure the guys there were not even aware of such a thing while the adventure has two cables so as to ensure safety as well. Well thats about FIATs. You'll never realize most of the things that are right there helping you!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by amitg79 View Post
I really havent had the chance to take it out for a nice drive yet, so stay tuned for a detailed first drive report with pics!
Stick to below 2.5k on the rpm during the run in period
gemithomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 16:19   #4
BHPian
 
superavi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London
Posts: 283
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amitg79 View Post
All my buddies (including some bhp-ians) have driven it and they too are in love!
Hey Amit,
I'm from T-bhp, and I'm your buddy! When do you let me drive??!!

I'm also surprised that you let your friends drive your car! Me - i would expect them to buy their own Palio!!

Happy driving dude!

Superavi
superavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:15   #5
BHPian
 
payam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: pune
Posts: 924
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Hey dude
nice,another palio 1.6 wow.I'm happy.
I guess you are the first member from pune who got the stile 1.6.
congrat buddy and do let us know about the price,offer etc.
oh dont forget the pics.
cheers and congrat again.
payam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:25   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: UK/Ahmedabad
Posts: 192
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

[quote=amitg79;624952]After months of research and considering every small car in the indian market, I sucked in my gut and went and bought what I really wanted since I was a kid.... the Palio Sport.]

Since you were a kid How old are you? Palio came in like 7 years only, if I am right. Anyways congrats on your diwali gift

Last edited by Karandeep81 : 13th November 2007 at 17:26.
Karandeep81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:27   #7
BHPian
 
greatDrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 546
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Congrats for the new car.
Quote:
Originally Posted by amitg79 View Post
In Formula Red. Its the reddest red ever and I love it!
Lucky you, You got the color you wanted. Car looks great in Formula red and canary yellow
greatDrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:28   #8
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 628
Thanked: 132 Times
Default

Hi there, Congrats!!!! I am sure u will enjoy your car. What was the deal and where did u get it from?
Palio_2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:36   #9
BHPian
 
payam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: pune
Posts: 924
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greatDrive View Post
Car looks great in Formula red and canary yellow
Plaio stile doesnt come in yellow
payam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:40   #10
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,746
Thanked: 7,962 Times
Default

Congrats Amit, Palio is one heck of a car. I am sure you will enjoy every moment of it. Drive safe !

Quote:
Originally Posted by payam View Post
Plaio stile doesnt come in yellow
Yup, only the older version, S10 series came in yellow and that was some color
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:45   #11
BHPian
 
Firebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai / EC1M 3NH
Posts: 470
Thanked: 61 Times
Default

Hey Amit, buddy, congratulations. I guess now its time to re-count the Palios in TBHP, they are increasing day by day.

Enjoy 100 horses, take care of them, they will take care of you.
Firebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 17:46   #12
BHPian
 
Amey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 679
Thanked: 189 Times
Default

Congrats man, post some pics of her.
She sure is a scorcher. I drove MF's Red 1.6 for a short distance and it brought a smile on my face while driving

Enjoy her man !
Amey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 19:18   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
finneyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,619
Thanked: 160 Times
Default

Welcome to the growing Palio Club!

1.6 Sports is one heck of a Car & you will enjoy her the most on a Highway!
finneyp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 19:26   #14
BHPian
 
guyonblackybx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 357
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Congrats!! I brought mine on 7th this month almost a week old .
guyonblackybx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2007, 19:30   #15
BHPian
 
amitg79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 353
Thanked: 224 Times
Default

[quote=Karandeep81;625213]
Quote:
Originally Posted by amitg79 View Post
After months of research and considering every small car in the indian market, I sucked in my gut and went and bought what I really wanted since I was a kid.... the Palio Sport.]

Since you were a kid How old are you? Palio came in like 7 years only, if I am right. Anyways congrats on your diwali gift
Hey I'm 27 and now I feel more like kid than ever before!!
amitg79 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
2013 Skoda Octavia TDI: Headlight Assembly Fading @2500kms vikramv007 Technical Stuff 46 26th December 2014 17:50
2500Kms solo south road trip on Bullet. Awesome! vhharan1 Travelogues 4 18th June 2010 16:07
Maharashtra Trip - 6 Days, 2500kms! asethi Travelogues 12 3rd January 2010 15:09
Ford Endeavour 2500kms initial report Berry Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 20 29th May 2009 15:34
help me decide-palio sport or adventure sport 1.6 for city driving premchetan Hatchbacks 46 9th February 2007 17:44


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:05.

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