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Old 23rd March 2010, 10:22   #451
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Default FIAT logo theft at Chennai

FIAT logo's are being stolen in Chennai and the numbers are on the rise in the last 2 months.

Just received a call from one of the SA at TASS mentioning that they have received logo orders for atleast 6 cars (linea/punto) with stolen logos.

Linea/Punto Owners beware !
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Old 24th March 2010, 00:09   #452
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Kanwal, is the price nett-off after exchanging the old tyres ?
How much did you get for your old ones ?
Sorry bnzjon, I may be too late to answer this.

This price was of new set of 5 tyres. the dealer bought 5 GT3s in INR 12500/-
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How much did they quote to get your bonnet painted ?
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Old 27th March 2010, 12:35   #454
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How much did they quote to get your bonnet painted ?
Eddy, i had claimed insurance for the bonnet and the painting, so zero damages from my pocket for the time being (but NCB is lost for the year).

The invoice to Insurance co from TASS shows Rs. 6000 + taxes (13%) and VAT (12.5%) for painting the bonnet alone.
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Installed Sunfilm for front windsheild from Xenos, Nandanam

Make : SolarGard
Model : Sterling 70
VLT : 69%
Glare reduction : 25 %
Heat rejection : 39 %
UV Rejection : upto 99.90 %
Warranty : 5 years
Price : Rs. 3100 (less 25% discount being offer price till 31/Mar)

Also purchased the following today

1. Turtle wax - platinum series - for Rs. 465
2. Turtle wax microfibre cloth (set of 3) - for Rs. 450

Got a discount of 10% on the above for being a regular customer at Xenos.

Pictures as below :

Bravo! Itís a Vocal White Linea - Aal Izz Well (Now sold and upgraded to the TJet)-dsc00717.jpg

Bravo! Itís a Vocal White Linea - Aal Izz Well (Now sold and upgraded to the TJet)-dsc00719.jpg

Small blue cloth on the left side is 3M cloth for Rs. 100 and the right big one is the Turtle wax microfibre cloth for Rs. 465 for a set of 3

Bravo! Itís a Vocal White Linea - Aal Izz Well (Now sold and upgraded to the TJet)-dsc00721.jpg
Bravo! Itís a Vocal White Linea - Aal Izz Well (Now sold and upgraded to the TJet)-dsc00722.jpg
Bravo! Itís a Vocal White Linea - Aal Izz Well (Now sold and upgraded to the TJet)-dsc00716.jpg

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Completed 14000 kms couple of days back. Another 1000 kms for the 2nd service.

I am going to trichy this weekend which is 700 kms up/down and this weeks running would complete 15ooo kms.

Would give for service next week.

No issues to be reported so far except for some squeaking noise from rear and paint correction on the B pillars.

Again, depending on Concorde Motors hoping they do a good job.
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Saw K&N filter at Xenos, Nandanam for Linea and Punto.

The cost is as below :
Petrol - Rs. 4990
Diesel - Rs. 5490
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Installed Sunfilm for front windsheild from Xenos, Nandanam

Make : SolarGard
Model : Sterling 70
VLT : 69%
Glare reduction : 25 %
Heat rejection : 39 %
UV Rejection : upto 99.90 %
Warranty : 5 years
Price : Rs. 3100 (less 25% discount being offer price till 31/Mar)
Correction :
The sunfilm on my windsheild is not as reported earlier. The corrected version is as below :

Make : SolarGard
Model : Sterling 60
VLT : 63%
Glare reduction : 30 %
Heat rejection : 44 %
UV Rejection : upto 99.90 %
Warranty : 5 years
Price : Rs. 2,350 (after discount of 25% from MRP of Rs. 3100,being offer price till 31/Mar)
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Default Chennai - Trichy - pudukottai - Chennai

Last 3 days, did a round trip to Chennai -Trichy-Pudukottai with my Family (wife and 4 year old daughter)

MID details that were noted during the trip:

Chennai - Trichy :
Distance : 332 Kms / travel during daytime
Duration: 3 hrs 07 minutes
Average Consumption: 14.9 km/lt
Speed Limit maintained : 120 to 140 km/hr
Top speed: 170 km/hr for a strech of less than 1 km.

Trichy-Pudukottai-Trichy
Distance : 108 Kms / travel during day time
Duration: 1 hr 28 minutes
Average Consumption: 17.4 km/lt
Speed Limit: average of 80 km/hr
Top speed: 100 km/hr

Trichy - Chennai:
Distance : 338 Kms / evening (started from trichy at 7 pm)
Duration: 4 hrs 16 minutes
Average Consumption: 16.2 km/lt
Speed Limit maintained : 80 to 100 km/hr
Top speed: 120 km/hr on straight streches

Pros:
1. Excellent stability and confidence inspiring stability at top speeds.
2. Brilliant handling. Less body roll.
3. Good comfort (wife and kid din't feel tired after the long journey).
4. Mileage climbs up maintaining an average speed of 80 km/hr.

Cons:
1. Low ground clearance - hit the bottom twice in the Trichy - Pudukottai belt. Had to be extra careful while climbing speed bumps.
2. Engine ROARs after 120 km/hr and the engine sound is tooo loud.
3. Mileage drops to single digits once crossing 120 km/hr speed.
4. Wind noise gushing between the orvm and quarter glass is irritating at times.
5. Goodyear GT3 tyre noise is way too high.
6. Felt the stock headlights inadequate (maybe, the front windsheild film had a role to play). Need to switch over to Philips Extreme Power.

In the meanwhile, the sunfilm did an excellent job.
The outside temperature was 37 degrees and we never felt the same with ACC kept at 22 degrees. Glare reduction was too good from oncoming vehicles at night. Never felt any discomfort/strain on eyes.

By the way, have completed 15K kms on way to trichy and the ODO shows 15400 today.

Second service is overdue and the "spanner" symbol is flashing on the MID reminding me of the service due.
While starting the iginition, i could see a flash message "service coupon expired" in the MID.

Will post pictures soon.

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Saw K&N filter at Xenos, Nandanam for Linea and Punto.

The cost is as below :
Petrol - Rs. 4990
Diesel - Rs. 5490
Bnz sir,
5490.ouch.i got it for 3800 from UK.i was very lucky.OMG.
Btw pudukottai?your native?just curious to know.
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Last 3 days, did a round trip to Chennai -Trichy-Pudukottai with my Family (wife and 4 year old daughter)

MID details that were noted during the trip:

Chennai - Trichy :
Distance : 332 Kms / travel during daytime
Duration: 3 hrs 07 minutes
3 hrs 07 minutes is too much.
I do take around 5 hours to reach Trichy. Drive safe.
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Bnz sir,
5490.ouch.i got it for 3800 from UK.i was very lucky.OMG.
Btw pudukottai?your native?just curious to know.
I went to pudukottai to attend a wedding of my friend.
FYI - I am a mallu born and brought up in Chennai. I am a Chennaite by birth.

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3 hrs 07 minutes is too much.
I do take around 5 hours to reach Trichy. Drive safe.
The road was almost empty and found it relatively safe. Was cruising at 140+ throughout with no stops in between. Enjoyed the driving as i felt the drive silky smooth in my Linea.

While returning i was very sedate since it was dark.
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Have you given your car for 2nd service?
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Have you given your car for 2nd service?
Handing over the car today for service. Concorde has promised to give me a loaner car.
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