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Old 4th August 2008, 11:16   #1
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Red face 1 week and 600 kms on a Mint White Palio MJD

Let me cut the story short.

I was planning to buy a hot diesel hatch and shortlisted Getz CRDI, Indica Turbo/Dicor, Swift D and Palio D.

Booked Getz CRDI from Advait and later cancelled when I realised that ICEing & ALLOYing will leave a huge hole in my wallet. In fact Getz was my first preference.

Then the choices came down to the last three. Indica too a nice car, but my brother and 2 of my friends drive the same (Turbo). Finally, the battle was between Swift and Palio. Then these questions came into my mind..
1. Why should I spend ~25k more than Palio SDX?
2. Why should I compromise on the rear seat leg room and build quality?
3. Why should I wait for an insane 4 months after making the payment?

Went thru numerous threads/posts in t-bhp, consulted many of my friends, and finally booked a Carbon Black Palio MJD SDX on 26th May from Prerana motors, Bangalore.

Just like Zaks and Jazzy, I also went thru all the hickups and hurdles and a long waiting of 2 months. In between, they called me up and told they had stopped the producton of Carbon Black. Then I saw a white MJD on road and fell in love. Prerana promised to deliver a mint white SDX by 3rd week of July.

And I took the delivery on 26th July 2008, exactly 2 months after the booking.

Changed the wheels to 14" LENSO's and Tyres to XM1+ (185/65R14) on the same day.

I just loved the refinement and power. It handles really well even on wet roads. (I blindly believed finneyp and took it for a drive on saturday on wet roads in bangalore - He told me, "u wil never feel like driving on a wet road wen u r on XM1+")

I am getting around 13-14 knpl in Bangalore city in 100% A/C.

More updates later.
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Awesome choice! Just loved the white alloys! Super cool choice. Enjoy your drive
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Hey dude

Your vehicle looks awesome, the white color looks so good. The best of all of all is your front number plate.

Congrats on the new purchase.

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Many Congrats Tom!

Excellent choice of Car, Color, Alloys, Tires & ICE!
Mint White Palio MJD looks awesome!

Drive safe & Have fun!
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Congrats on your new ride. Nice to see more people figuring out that white DOES look good
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Hi,
The choice of the wheels is excellent and blends too well with the car.
Are the lenso's 98PCD?

All the best with your new purchase.
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Hey lovely car! how much did it cost you?

I would like to know how it performs on the hilly roads with AC on and with 4 adults??

Did take a test drive in Palio 1.6, but i guess makes sense to go for a diesel car if one intends to do lots of driving....

keep updating and enjoyyy
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Congrats Tom, it looks good.
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Good choice of the car and lovely alloys.
BTW,the two month wait for the MJD is due to demand for it or low production .
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Good choice of the car and lovely alloys.
BTW,the two month wait for the MJD is due to demand for it or low production .
A mix of both to some extent. Correct me if I am wrong please.
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Looks good in white and there arent much white palios around.
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oo la la laaa perfect white beauty!

How much did the ICE cost you and the alloys?

Cheers for the beauty~
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looks super sexy , can you post some pics of the side profile with alloys visible fully?

congrats for the beauty
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So at last you have Tom.

So when are you going to Kochi ?
2nd week or the 3rd week for the cheers: ?
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I have always loved a White Stile (petrol & Diesel) and yes not too many around where i stay.

Your ride looks awesome, nice choice of wheels too.

Keep updating us with your reviews periodically

Cheers cheers:
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