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Old 20th July 2009, 16:02   #301
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Before I had the car with me, I had planned to get leather seats but the OEM seat fabric is of such good quality that I don't see the need to change to leather.
Yes .. I completely agree !! Even I had planned to get leather seats. But the black and grey combination with the "Punto Logo" looks pretty awesome !!

I will be changing the speakers in September. I will be traveling for the entire month of August, so won't be using the car. If you happen to change the speakers before that, I will look forward to hearing your experience

But JBL is the brand for me. I don't think I will be going in for some other brand. I visited this car accessories showroom : CARAX : CARAX- India's largest car accessories store : they have audio demo rooms where you can test systems, speakers, woofers, amplifiers of various brands. JBL I thought gave the best sound quality.
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Yes the new car is blue again


One of my very close friends got married on Sunday and I had parked the car right at the marriage hall entrance. At one point of time, the car was completely surrounded by curious onlookers. I was quite enjoying that scene !!
Enjoy her attention!

Some turn offs for me are the poor quality speakers and the large turning radius. I see myself replacing the speakers with JBL speakers pretty soon. Unfortunately, I cannot change the music system since I will then be losing Blue & Me. But the speakers are definitely going out.


A lot has been already discussed about the rear seat leg space. Here is my real experience over a 50 km drive.

My brother in law who is 5'10" was in the co-driver seat. My dad who is 6' was sitting behind him. My brother in law had his legs nicely stretched out and even then my dad had an extremely comfortable seating position and he felt absolutely no discomfort.
Well its comfortable for sure and no doubts in that but i wished theycould have given more of rear seat leg space and cut down few of boot, its good for two in rear but 3 is too tight.

More to follow .... (with pics)
Awaiting for them,keep updating.
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I think I am going to continue this thread as a "Running Report"

400+ kms completed on the car. The fuel efficiency as per the onboard computer is 7.2 ltr / 100 km which translates to 13.88 km / ltr. I think its fairly decent considering the car is still in the running in phase.

This is all city running. As far as the driving conditions are concerned, my commute to office is pretty smooth since I leave early in the morning. But while getting back home, it is bumper to bumber traffic. I am yet to go out on the highway.

Will update the tank full to tank full calculation as and when I have it.

Extremely sorry about not uploading the pics. It is pouring right now in Pune. The electric blue colour looks stunning in the sun, so I am waiting for some decent weather.
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I guess Carax is run by BUB group. Upload pics once you get time.
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Dude, save yourself the trouble.
set this in the menu (button on right side of dashboard).

menu - > units -> consumption - > km/l

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400+ kms completed on the car. The fuel efficiency as per the onboard computer is 7.2 ltr / 100 km which translates to 13.88 km / ltr. I think its fairly decent considering the car is still in the running in phase.
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@amog- Am awaiting the pics eagerly as am more interested in electric blue than red.
Post some asap mate!
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Amog sorry to hijack your thread. Since Harsh wanted pictures of Punto in electric blue i am posting the picture that i took of my car.
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^^ immediately fell in love with the italian beauty. hats off to you. the snaps are too good. so natural and perfect angles. the nose looks so elegant.
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@sridhar
excellent pics! I am sold on this color.

Btw, why don't you start your own ownership thread?
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@sridhar-
Thanks
And yes why don't you start your ownership thread.
We would like to share your experience as well.

P.S- More confusion regarding the color as blue is looking smashing with the sun film
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Amog sorry to hijack your thread. Since Harsh wanted pictures of Punto in electric blue i am posting the picture that i took of my car.
Is it only me or the color on the rear door in first two pics is darker than the one on front door?
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Sridhar, Nice pics, Punto in Blue looks great!
Do start a thread on your Ownership experience.
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Is it only me or the color on the rear door in first two pics is darker than the one on front door?
It looks fine to me!
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Is it only me or the color on the rear door in first two pics is darker than the one on front door?
yes the rear door looks darker , just light effect?
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Thanks guys, I will start a separate thread after i come back to Bangalore from Kerala. There is no color difference, it could be the light effect.
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surely one of the stunning colours on punto, eye catcher, sridhar waiting for your ownership thread mate.Amogh where are you ?
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