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Old 10th July 2008, 21:31   #1
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Default Palio 1.6 sport booked! Edit: Now Delivered

After much deliberation, a five year old wish has been fulfilled today cheers:.
I've booked a palio 1.6 - in magnesium grey with Manipal Motors today. Delivery has been promised on 16th July Friday.

This decision was arrived at after considering various options that ranged from a Swift ZXi/VDi, Palio SDX, second hand Corolla/Fiesta/Palio1.6 and Indigo CS Dicor.
Finally the practicality of some of the options were overcome by a sheer need to own and drive this car before it is relegated to one of the greats in the automobile annuls.

The car is quite well equipped and the accessories planned are a good ICE setup, Stebel Nautilus compact air horn, remote add-on for the central lock, pro-grip leather steering grip and a tinted wide view IRVM.

The dealer is providing the basic stuff such as mud flaps, mats, car perfume and I have managed to convince them for 3M sun film.

Major upgrades planned for later are 195/60 R14 Michelin XM1's and a performance filter. Vitamin M needs to be replenished before these can be accomplished.

Last edited by Technocrat : 11th July 2008 at 09:06. Reason: Removed ICE portion
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Hi Viper,

Congrats on the new car. The Palio 1.6 is a great car. I have had mine for about a month and really enjoy it. You can read about my upgrades on my post of the used 2002 GTX.
Of course i've read your posts! i've also liked your MM mods.
How much did the speakers cost you?
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Congrats Viper, Palio 1.6 is a sports car, mods. make it look good. I had 1 long time back , enjoyed a lot but efficiency used to pinch. Later on things at Fiat went really wrong. This was the time I finally decided to part with it.
Surely you would enjoy the experience.
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hey viper - Congrats on your new car!!! The Palio is an amazing piece of engineering, and I would have got one if I had been more convinced about the A*S*S, but you got yourself a real treat there man.

Wish you many years of driving pleasure. Take care!!!
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Welcome to the world of Palio 1.6 Sport
Will be waiting for your first day report
cheers:
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Congrats Viper. You have booked one of the best cars on Indian roads today. Take good care of her and she will serve you a lifetime.
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Note From Support Staff: The ICE portion of the original post is moved to following thread:

Palio CIE thread

Please Keep this thread only for initial Impressions & Ownership Experience.
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Congrats buddy on your new ride and definitely post pics along with ownership report.
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Congrats for the beast Viper. It is good that you have listened to the heart, and not the mind. No need to say more about this car. Enjoy to the core.

Waiting for 1st day report and Pics.
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Congrats dude.Palio is an awesome car!And nice colour choice too!
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Viper Congarts ! You ll soon drive the hottest hatch In Indian roads. How much did it cost you on road?
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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.
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Congragulations Viper. Very good choice..
I have a mag grey Palio 1.6 bought 7 months back and has run about 5500 kms.
I like this car ! Great pickup, smooth ride. Mileage is 9.5km or more in city; and this would increase, the servicing guy said.

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Congrats dude. It is a car to fall in love with.
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Hi,
Congrats on your buy of a Stile 1.6 in mag grey that too.you rock.pls post pics. of the awesome machine.you do write a report but we do know the sheer pleasure of driving a 1.6.Congrats again.



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