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Old 15th July 2009, 01:28   #106
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Oh crap! You were in Pitampura! I wish I could have seen the car...

After 1700 Kms, does the engine still disappoint you? Does pete'ing still figure on your list?

How bad are the interiors? Lets say against the Swift...

PS: Where did you take these last batch of pics?
Nope the engine is better now,i am happy with the driveability,in gear acceleration is very good, i dont push my cars more than once or twice a day so its serving my purpose well but surely a tuning box is planned.

The quality of plastic used for dashboard is not good,apart from this everything is fine

The last set of pics were taken near dlf I,gurgaon at the road connecting faridabad road to MG road.
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I see many of the TBhpians inclined towards GP MJD and have read many posts on the same. I'm planning to buy Punto 1.4l Fire as my first dream vehicle and hence need your advice on the same as i'm not very technical on these aspects. This is a open question to all..pls advice..
I have tested both - the Punto 1.2 & 1.4 FIRE engines along with the MJD last weekend. Just need some time to put up a detailed review. But here's my view, the 1.4 FIRE is in my books the pick of the engines for the Punto. And at 6.5 lakhs on road Mumbai, you get the Emotion pack (should be a bit more I guess for bangalore). Fantastic car for the price. Go for it, unless ofcourse your daily running justifies a diesel. If you dont drive much, the 1.4 FIRE it is.
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Finally someone has tested the 1.2. Very curious to know about it's performance

Please post reviews soon.
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@Anshuman - How muich did the set up for Hid lamps and Hella red grilles costed and also am assuming that doesn't harms the warranty?
Also if you can post a pic with the change.
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@Anshuman - How muich did the set up for Hid lamps and Hella red grilles costed and also am assuming that doesn't harms the warranty?
Also if you can post a pic with the change.
Philips HID did cost me around 8000with bill and 1year warranty ,i gave away my old ice in exchange,hella redgrille cost me 1200 bucks with bill and warranty.
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I have tested both - the Punto 1.2 & 1.4 FIRE engines along with the MJD last weekend. Just need some time to put up a detailed review. But here's my view, the 1.4 FIRE is in my books the pick of the engines for the Punto. And at 6.5 lakhs on road Mumbai, you get the Emotion pack (should be a bit more I guess for bangalore). Fantastic car for the price. Go for it, unless ofcourse your daily running justifies a diesel. If you dont drive much, the 1.4 FIRE it is.
Ah ha!!..Thank you Roms. Yeah!! +10-15 K more in B'lore but i think it is worth for me to go 4 it as i don't drive heavily.
I was waiting for a detailed review of 1.4 Fire GP, Hope to hear it from you soon. Thanks


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@ anshuman

Congrats on such a wise step. Never have driven the swift so dont know how good was that car but the grande punto is surely 1 of the best deals in the country today. Enjoy your ride. All the best ! Cheers
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great show!
I love this car's looks!

enjoy!
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I have tested both - the Punto 1.2 & 1.4 FIRE engines along with the MJD last weekend. Just need some time to put up a detailed review. But here's my view, the 1.4 FIRE is in my books the pick of the engines for the Punto. And at 6.5 lakhs on road Mumbai, you get the Emotion pack (should be a bit more I guess for bangalore). Fantastic car for the price. Go for it, unless ofcourse your daily running justifies a diesel. If you dont drive much, the 1.4 FIRE it is.
Even i was in a confusion between the FIRE and MJD as my monthly running would be between 800 to 1000KM. But there were more reviews on MJD and is more VFM considering the torque as per the majority of people.

here is my simple calculation, if i go for MJD then i could be saving 2000 to 2500/- per month which i can adjust in the EMI and that will adjust the extra amount for the MJD. In this way i will have a proven diesel car with me and once i save 30k i can go for Pete's

bad calculation? i dont think so. But still i will go with FIRE if i am really happy after test drive.

The bloody work schedule never gives me chance for test drive
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But still i will go with FIRE if i am really happy after test drive.
In the 1.4 you need to keep those revs really high to get any sort of punch. If you think about it, it will be fun initially but could become quite an irritant in the long run. The low end torque is pretty disappointing.

I would have considered the 1.4 myself because im not too happy with the MJD NVH levels but after driving the diesel the petrol felt really sluggish at the low end.
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With 1.4 90bhp, the Punto FIRE is a really powerful hatch .... Why power-hungry folks are not choosing the Punto petrol?
I see petrol heads putting extra bucks to go for I20 (inspite of being underpowered)!

It is very silent compared to MJD too (of course not as silent as a honda)
And all the petrol engines (irrespective of manufacturer) are detuned at lower revs. Else they will be screwed in FE.
Cross 2000rpm and it will pack quite a punch.

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In the 1.4 you need to keep those revs really high to get any sort of punch. If you think about it, it will be fun initially but could become quite an irritant in the long run. The low end torque is pretty disappointing.

I would have considered the 1.4 myself because im not too happy with the MJD NVH levels but after driving the diesel the petrol felt really sluggish at the low end.

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With 1.4 90bhp, the Punto FIRE is a really powerful hatch .... Why power-hungry folks are not choosing the Punto petrol?
I see petrol heads putting extra bucks to go for I20 (inspite of being underpowered)!
Two reasons I think:

1.) The perception that Japanese and Korean petrol cars are more fuel efficient then European and American ones. Since the i20 isn't light as most Asian cars normally are, it would be interesting to see the real world mileage figures of both these cars.

2.) European cars = diesel engines. And with good reason.
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Default Punto FIRE vs I20

Not really. The I20 is giving 10kmpl in city.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1321482 (The Initial Take on My Hyundai i20 Asta)

The 1.4 FIRE would give 11-13kmpl in city driving (It already gives 10kmpl-12kmpl in Linea). Punto FIRE should win hands down in the petrol hatch comparison with I20.
Cheaper, more powerful, more feature-packed, more fuel-efficient! No-brainer decision actually.
Unless people are so obsessed with plastics that they ignore everything else!

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Two reasons I think:

1.) The perception that Japanese and Korean petrol cars are more fuel efficient then European and American ones. Since the i20 isn't light as most Asian cars normally are, it would be interesting to see the real world mileage figures of both these cars.
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The thing is I haven't seen a single good review about Punto 1.4 here on T-BHP at least from FE perspective.
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Exactly. The petrol GP is being side-lined with this overwhelming discussion on the diesels.

For people who like refinement and have low-running, they need to look at petrol cars.

I have started a new thread also for this discussion.

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The thing is I haven't seen a single good review about Punto 1.4 here on T-BHP at least from FE perspective.
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