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Old 29th November 2007, 19:11   #16
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Hi Ripper
Its sad that they ve made this car a history, because I ve spent nearly six months searching and researching on Palio D
This find was by chance through the newspaper classifieds, but when I saw the car physically and fell for it.

My Uncle who is the Head of the Workshop at the Mercedes Facility in Chandigarh doublechecked the Car and took it for a small spin (It was his first time on a Palio D) and he just took a liking to it. Infact he is also ditching his zen to get hold of a Palio D , Another Convert I would say.
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Old 29th November 2007, 19:27   #17
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Thats one gem of a car chief! Iv had lots of good times with it. Mile munching highway cruising babe!

Didnt know they came with ABS back then and also yellow for the D segment.
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Old 29th November 2007, 21:31   #18
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Didnt know they came with ABS back then and also yellow for the D segment.
Thnks Soulajh, its good to know your exp with this beast. Handling wise and otherwise too I am happy, but it tkes a few secs more to start than the petrol cousin


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any advise for a first winter of a diesel owner , also pls guide me to process for shift to synthetic oil
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i too own a palio, not the diesel, but the petrol 1.2 nv sport version. I am absolutely in love with her.
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Old 2nd December 2007, 13:32   #20
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Default Yellow Wasp:my "new" Palio D Sport :Pics Posted

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Finally after the Monthly Closing and, Today being a Sunday (My B Day tooo he he he) I had some spare moments to wash the Wasp and take some pics, (Quality sucks on The Nokia Phone , but a quickie has some ......)

quality pics to come in my garage when I m allowed to have one )
MODS PLS DONT THROW ME OUT COZ IT IS MY REGULAR EXCUSE

The YELLOW WASP


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Speedo/ODO reading 25KOdd




Cheers Guys , Will wait for your comments or COMPLIMENTS
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Congrats. Its a great car. I used Palio D for some time and the torque is addictive. The car is pleasure to drive with the dynamics of a Palio. Excellent choice!! I could not find a good second hand. :(

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Old 9th December 2007, 19:55   #22
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Had a small mishap, the fan belt broke and got jammed in the engine , stuck into the timing belt Crank and Jammed the engine, late into the cold nite, saved by a good samartian, He is one of the best Mechanic in Chandigarh(He stopped in the night to help me out, Luckily had his towing rope in his lancer, took my car to his workshop and finished the Complete reset is 4 Hrs flat the next day.

The FE is actually Improving, after the service, TIMING Belt setting, and FAN belt replacement, which nearly ripped my engine

However, Though the Timing Belt Crank has been "Rebuilt", the car is better than earlier,
Guys, I would refer this guy to anyone, People from Chandigarh and Punjab just leave their swanky Skodas and lancers to this guys workshop, OM Motors Garage at Indl area 2 in Chandigarh, the guys name is Ravi.I also saw a couple of Diesel Palios and Mercs at his garage but was preoccupied with my Wasp so couldnt gather more info
Anyone needing his number Pls PM me
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i have also became a Palio 1.9D owner just 10 days back, and am falling in love with her. Tyre change is due in my car(still it handles decently with those worn out tyres). I have bought 14" 98pcd alloys(now i'm running with stock 13").Going for 195 yokos ES 100(now out of stock, will take two more days)
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Congrats Gautham
How much did you spend for your Car
It is a lovely Vehicle when you find a mechanic trusty enough to help you out
Good Luck, Post some pics soon
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Congrats for your new car buddy. i love the palio very much
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Congrats Gautham
How much did you spend for your Car
It is a lovely Vehicle when you find a mechanic trusty enough to help you out
Good Luck, Post some pics soon
thanks. I paid 3L for my car. I got around 17km/l (99.9% ac)on my tvm to ekm trip.
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Gautam, Congrats on your new car. The Swift got replaced.
Enjoy the diesel power!

Try the new Yoko S drives. They're brilliant tires too. What alloys did you get for your car?
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Gautam, Congrats on your new car. The Swift got replaced.
Enjoy the diesel power!
Try the new Yoko S drives. They're brilliant tires too. What alloys did you get for your car?

thanks Zak..

Searched a lot for 98 pcd alloys, but for no use. So I have to compromise on the looks of Aura 98 pcd, they have only one model in 14"(that made selection easy)
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Gautham,
Whats the color of your car, I would suggest Black alloys if you can get hold of them , Autopsyche's site features a black swift with Black alloys and they rock man, secondly , the shine or the Bling thing is not much in fashion now, Just an idea though

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I m still awaiting reg using K & N filter in the Palio D. Can someone give a bit of an idea
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Old 21st December 2007, 19:41   #30
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Guys
Update at 3500 KMs
Average FE is up to 20 KMPL ...
However there is a slight increase in cabin rattles and tingles
Intend to take the car to TATA Dealership to get the service done
Do they Service diesel Palios??
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