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Old 20th August 2008, 11:23   #31
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i think the best replacement should be the XM1+. Otherwise try to get hands on the pirellis.
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gemi, have made up my mind to go fro XM1+

Mostly i will be getting the car tomorrow, will get the tires fixed at too

Have some doubt on spark plugs, is it better to get the oem fiat double headed once? or any other plugs? please suggest...
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Update...

Today i dint get the delivery:( hoping will get the car tomorrow....will post up the pics once i get it.
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Today i dint get the delivery:( hoping will get the car tomorrow....will post up the pics once i get it.
Is there any problem with car/dealer for this delay?
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Old 21st August 2008, 20:42   #35
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Is there any problem with car/dealer for this delay?
The delay is because am getting the rust part fixed, couple of places it was rusting so tinkering and paint is taking time...also a detailed service...
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OK guys finally i got the car today....lots of tiny winy works....uploading few pics....will add more later...

Got XM1+ after loads of head breaking sessions
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Old 23rd August 2008, 23:17   #37
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wow! that looks like a brand new car.

Are the extra fog lamps rusted? or is it because of the pics

Will look forward to a user review of the XM1+ on adventure. Though the pirellis really gives the car the tough look i think the XM1 would be more practical for normal use on roads.
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gemi you got it right the fog is rusted from inside will replace it soon....

Quick update....

Just back from mangalore and i must say this baby rocks!

- Fantastic handling, great on hilly terrain(winding roads), you wont even know when she cruises at 130+

Only issue i had was that one of the the disc caliper bolt fell of from which it mad bad noise on ruff roads:( could not fix it Mangalore as they dint have stock..

Xm1+ looks like a perfect cruising tyres, car was handling fantastically on the winding roads co,pared to my OHC this was a rocker....can say the xm1+ was contributing quiet a lot....

Automatrix, Mangalore these guys are well equipped and attitude seemed to be good too..

will post more pics later...
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any issues with the exhaust? did you get what you were looking for?
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planet_rocker: i got the rusted parts changed to new oem once costed me 3500 for the end unit...
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Thats a nice looking car Lohith. BTW, what was the FE you have got during your drive to Mangalore?
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Thats a nice looking car Lohith. BTW, what was the FE you have got during your drive to Mangalore?
Thanks Oh yea forgot to mention this i did about 380+ kms in aboud 24ltrs of gas, while coming i think i did the same kms in lesser gas...

While going got stuck in bad jam on nh 48, due to the Krishna Janmashtami was caught for more then a hour and lots of clutch usage due to the slow moving traffic...

Also would need to consider the pathetic state of roads....

I think am getting almost the same FE which my OHC was giving, now who was telling that Adventure's/palio 1.6 dont give good mileage
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some more pics...keep watching this space for my experience with the Advy
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I think am getting almost the same FE which my OHC was giving, now who was telling that Adventure's/palio 1.6 dont give good mileage
Lohith, just mention the figures. BTW, what was the FE of OHC?
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Hi Lohith
Nice looking car, it almost looks like a new one.
The FE of 380 in 24 litres is really impessive. I haven't seen any other adventure with similar FE.
What all have you changed in the Service part, and what extra did they did to it.
Also the gloss at surface is looking nice. Did you get some car detailing done on it too, what all did you get painted and how much were you charged?
Also were the mud flaps on front tyres preinstalled or you got them installed.

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