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Old 3rd April 2008, 21:43   #61
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Nice initial ownership review there Venki. So whens the car going to get the much needed ICE!!? and have you thought about upgrading the tires and rims? IMO, you should get that done first.

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Yaa. This is my priority, getting my Palio ICEd . In fact part of the stuff is already with me. Here is the partial list.

HU: JVC KDAVX11
Front Comp: GT5 500C
Sub: GT5-12".
Rear Speaker: Yet to decide - Probably JBL
Amp: Blaupunkt GTA-280 (Will get it this weekend).

I like DIY so most of the installation would be done by me. I have started of with re-enforcing the parcel tray with MDF. This weekend most probably need to make the MDF "rings". Will start a new post under the ICE section once I get everything.

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Awesome car there Venki. Treat her well ( I am sur eyou would )
Also, I liked your idea of DIY for the ICE.
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overdrive magazine, Vol 10, no.8 April 2008, on page 91 says Palio MJT 1.3 delivered a phenomenol 26.7kpl on highway & 16kmpl in city...

i am damn sure if a FIAT engine is run-in properly it will return very good mileage consistently once it crosses 5K on odo...

Swift DDis is heavier by 10kgs to Palio MJT...

FIAT , always....
Hey I guess Fiat has tuned the MJD to be more fuel efficient thats why its slower compare to the engine under Swift.
I hope MJD can be tuned for performance similarly like swift.
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great choice of car..congrats Venkie. I am particularly interested in the FE you will be getting. Do give a feedback on the same.
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Hey I guess Fiat has tuned the MJD to be more fuel efficient thats why its slower compare to the engine under Swift.
Haven't test driven the Fiat MJD, neither have I heard a first hand report from owners on the fuel efficiency part but personally, I don't think the Fiat MJD's going to be more fuel efficient than the Swift DDiS. I wouldn't mind being proven wrong though ... 'had' high hopes on this car
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Even i feel the mileage is going to be more or less same.I think fiat has tweaked the ecu for better mileage.Slight variations doesnt matter much.But i believe if we give a proper run in fiat engine will be a different story in the long run.

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Good initial impression of the car venky.Have you checked the mileage.Always do it tank full to tank full.I think it will be more than 20 in any case.As JK said tire up grade is a must and let it happen soon.I think it is a metalic red color and more orangish shade similar to sunlight copper in swift.Take good care and let us have a driving impression on a long drive.
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Hi Venki,
Were you able to pry out any extras from the dealer? I booked one but he is not offering anything except mats and mudflaps.
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Congrats venki........i took delivery of my red palio multijet SDX on Monday
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Hey, just ran across your car when taking a stroll in -4. Sweet machine - No wonder it looked familiar.

Say, what are the comps in front? Couldn't identify the tweeters at all.
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Hey, just ran across your car when taking a stroll in -4. Sweet machine - No wonder it looked familiar.

Say, what are the comps in front? Couldn't identify the tweeters at all.
tweeters are hidden inside the plastic cover of rear view mirror, i mean where the knob is there to adjust the outside rear view mirror
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no no , i ran into his car in the parking lot, and there was something which looked like jet engine pods on his dash. so was wondering what they were
had sun film, so not quite sure.
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no no , i ran into his car in the parking lot, and there was something which looked like jet engine pods on his dash. so was wondering what they were
had sun film, so not quite sure.
hehe ok ...... i thot u didn't find the tweeter

anyways jet engine pods :-o .... we are waiting for the pics
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Guys what would be the right alloys for the Palio MJD? Is there any significant advantage or disadvantage of up-sizing? If it is good, then what would be the right up-size?
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The Palio MJD is a great car to drive, had the pleasure of driving it to shirdi and back, excellent pickup, great stability, and feels sturdy, takes in the potholes quite well. The only drawback being the long throw in gears which becomes quite an excercise during quick shifts up and down. Also the engine noise if you stand outside the car is way too high when compared to the likes of swift DDis. But on the inside you would hardly hear anything. Again that shows great built quality by FIAT
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