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Old 17th December 2007, 00:40   #16
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Hey Bottle arn't our cars similer? There shouldnt be any difference right? Do you find you Stile's steering light as compared to Swift?
yes i think it was lighter than a swifts. wasnt really paying attention at that time while driving swift but will take a drive again and see. first time i drove the stile 1.6 i got a shock that there was so little feedback from the wheel
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Old 17th December 2007, 08:40   #17
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A few people who TD my car had the same thing to say about the steering wheel. But from what I see its just a comparative thing. Its not an issue.

Particularly the Swift users will definitely have a say on this.

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Old 17th December 2007, 08:50   #18
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Simple, use a 3M double sided tape.

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Hey guys, I am about get my permanent cars number plates. What I find is there is a provision for 2 screws for rear Number plate but nothing for front number plate. The guys doing my number plate said that they will drill into bumper. But I don't want that to be done. Pleas let me know what you guys(with Stile) have done to fix the front Number plate. Please help me Am getting it fixed by tomorrow.

Not sur if this topic has been discussed I have searched the forum but could not find a thread related to this topic.

Please help. Thanks in advance
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Old 17th December 2007, 11:12   #19
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Simple, use a 3M double sided tape.
When I was getting my plates fixed, even I dint want to get the holes drilled (by some shabby looking drill happy guy)

The guy from dealership told me that the GOVT says "it has to be a permanent fixture (meaning with a screw/bolt) & not by any synthetic glue or tape" !!!

Please enquire about the legalities before pasting / taping the number plates.
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Old 17th December 2007, 22:28   #20
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isnt it the dealers job to give you the number plates and get them fixed.
Yeah its dealers job but for that I need to get the vehicle registered through them. I got my vehicle registerd by myself so its just the number plate that i need to get and felt thats aint big deal :P.
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Old 17th December 2007, 22:30   #21
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could it be electric vs hydraulic ?
I feel that might be the reason
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I drive the WagonR. Its said to have one of the lightest steering set- up, which is a pleasure to drive in the city, reversing and stuff.

However, there is a negative side to all this. At highway speeds, the steering is too sensitive. For regular drivers like me, I'm used to it. However, if someone is driving a WagonR in the highway first time, they wont get confidence crossing lanes. Worse is the case with the i10.

Palio steering is tight, compared to the above, even the Swift. But considering the speeds the 1.6 is capable of, i think its a good feature.
Hmmm that does make sense.
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first time i drove the stile 1.6 i got a shock that there was so little feedback from the wheel
What exactly do you mean by feedback from wheel?
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The guy from dealership told me that the GOVT says "it has to be a permanent fixture (meaning with a screw/bolt) & not by any synthetic glue or tape" !!!
Yeah that true. I cam to know bout the same form the person who is fixing my cars number plate Thanks for that.
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There were no serious issues. I had few queries
1. Steering being bit tight as compared to other power steerings.
Dont worry about that... the Palio's steering is a bit tighter than other cars, but you'll find that to be a boon on a fast twisty road....

But if you still feel its a problem, then you could go take a dummy test drive from another fiat dealer and check out the steering.
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Dont worry about that... the Palio's steering is a bit tighter than other cars, but you'll find that to be a boon on a fast twisty road....

But if you still feel its a problem, then you could go take a dummy test drive from another fiat dealer and check out the steering.
Thanks Amit for confirming that.
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the only reason you feel the steering might be tight is because of air pressure in tyres , its absolutely mandatory for fiat cars to be driven with correct air pressures, 28 psi for single riding & for more than 3 its 30 psi, if tyre pressure is more you feel the steering is hard & on bad & bumpy roads it keeps slipping from your hand...

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What exactly do you mean by feedback from wheel?

well especially in non ps cars you get the feel of the road and tyres turning etc which is totally non exitant in my stile bit disconcerting for some reason but am used to it now
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steering tight is ok i guess but that rear wheel drum sure looks rusted so better get it coated with black paint for aesthetics sake since you have alloys, otherwise it wont do any harm
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the only reason you feel the steering might be tight is because of air pressure in tyres , its absolutely mandatory for fiat cars to be driven with correct air pressures, 28 psi for single riding & for more than 3 its 30 psi, if tyre pressure is more you feel the steering is hard & on bad & bumpy roads it keeps slipping from your hand...

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Shall check that out for sure and let you know.
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