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Old 11th July 2008, 13:34   #16
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hi Viper...hope you bargained well for discounts. Dealers in Hyd are giving 55k discount on the 1.6...should be similar in Bangalore.
Got a cash discount of 42,750/- and managed to extract 3M film as a major freebie. On road 4.92L in B'lore.
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Thank you all of you for your wishes - I will definitely put up details and pics after the delivery.
Any advice on specific do's and don'ts by 1.6 owners are welcome and will be appreciated.
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congratz dude..good choice of wheels
its gr8 valur for money,
i own a petra and its got the same famed 1.6 eng which is a winner
all the best
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Congrats Viper! Great choice!

Enjoy driving the Italian Beast!
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@viper_711:

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Congrats on the new purshase.
This is car that has got a good engine and is certainly the the best built hatch now.


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Any advice on specific do's and don'ts by 1.6 owners are welcome and will be appreciated.
IMHO, You can post here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...pics-here.html (Palio mods/post all queries and pics here)
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Got a cash discount of 42,750/- and managed to extract 3M film as a major freebie. On road 4.92L in B'lore.
Congrats on the buy, I've booked a SDX myself.
However when I'd gone for a TD to Concorde, near Christ College, the Sales guy was offering me a a discount of 45k, that too without any bargaining. Basically I was bargaining for discounts/freebies on the SDX, which Concorde just wouldn't offer any on. Sales guy however offered a discount of 45k on the 1.6 (if I'd choose that over the SDX) without me even asking for it.

Did you check with Prerna? I'm getting Llumar Sunfilm, Teflon coating & Autocop along with the other accessories like mud flaps, floor & boot mats, perfume & idol. Prerna offered the best deal, however I approached through a friend who had recently purchased a Safari from them.
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Got a cash discount of 42,750/- and managed to extract 3M film as a major freebie. On road 4.92L in B'lore.
Congrats...its so good to hear Palio 1.6 getting out on the roads!

Same here...cash discounts of 42000 and 10K for finance payout are what they offerring!

Can you confirm, if the car is coming with the Leather steering wheel and Gear knob and also the rear reflectors comes in yellow or white now?
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Viper, Congrats. Welcome to 1.6 club. These days i am finding lots of reviews for Palio and cars on road as well.

Well how come 4.92 L after so much of discounts ? Is the initial price increased now or is it costlier in Bangalore. I got my 1.6 for 4.58L on road after 26K discount.

@rudrah : Yes we do get leather gear knob and sterring wheel in 1.6 now.
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Well how come 4.92 L after so much of discounts ? Is the initial price increased now or is it costlier in Bangalore. I got my 1.6 for 4.58L on road after 26K discount.
Thanks for the update, Pankaj!

Yeah the initial prices have now increased as per the excise duty hike and also the Ex showroom prices from district to district and statewise too!

But the discounts that they are offering are quite good than before...its a tempting BUY time for Palio enthusiatics
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Congrats on the new purshase
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Well how come 4.92 L after so much of discounts ? Is the initial price increased now or is it costlier in Bangalore. I got my 1.6 for 4.58L on road after 26K discount.
The recently levied additional duty over 1500cc engines has also contributed to the increase in price.
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Congrats on the purchase of the Stile 1.6 Sport. You won't regret it.
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Congrats for booking the new car viper_711

Please refer to the Delivery check list posted on the forum & also the link posted by aaggoswami.

I am locking this thread so that people can congratulate you once you get your car.

Please PM any of the mods to open this thread for you delivery & ownership experience.

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Friends,
The baby was finally delivered on 19th July Sat at 5 pm. I took the delivery from the Manipal motors service station on ORR as it's closer to home.
Car was delivered spic'n'span. All paper work was kept ready. The foreman explained all the basics of the car. I checked the car as per the PDI threads on the forum and this helped as the foreman realized that this guys knows his cars!

The odo read 37kms which looked fair. The dealer gave about 10L of petrol and all fluid levels were checked. The car came with the usual Ganesh idol, car perfume and a box of chocolates - I refused the ribbon decorations as from previous experience the cello-tape glue is a pain to remove from the car body.

I rushed home to show the car to the family and the customary 'tilak' on the car and thereafter set off for ICEing the car to Motor Tracks on JC road.
Setup: Pio 5050, JBL GTO607C 6-1/2" components on the front and JBL GTO937 6X9's in the rear. The OE tray was replaced by a MDF box type tray.
I also got autocop and a wide IRVM installed.
the brush metallic finish on the JBL's are a perfect match with the metal finish facia of the dashboard.

I've often driven my brother-in-laws palio 1.2 earlier and am well versed with feeling of driving a Palio. But the 1.6 sure sounds good!

I logged up another 60kms on the weekend and it felt great driving around.

Pics (phone quality) are posted below. I'll update the thread at 500kms and then at 1000kms with my impressions and experience.
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Hey viper nice car.. Looks good in metallic Grey..
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