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Old 26th February 2010, 17:45   #91
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ronin,

Have you posted details of your tune box? I am unable to find one.
Could you kindly provide a detailed review of the tune box in your MJD
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Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is the resulting difference between adding a Tuning box compared to a ECU re-map ?
Please visit this thread :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...el-tuning.html (Tuning Box versus Remaps (Diesel tuning))
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sdp, Thanks for the info
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Hi Pradeep! This thread is exactly one year old. We are waiting for one year ownership report.

Mods: Sorry if you feel I am bumping into an old thread.
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Guys,
It has been close to 20 months since I have had my GP and it has just crossed the 35000 kms mark.
Following are the points that I would like to mention.

Performance -
The 75 horses under the hood has been more or less enough and I seem to have gotten used to it. Would have preferred a Diesel tuning box but the lack of Vit-M has kept me away from it. Let’s see how many more days/months/years it will lure me .

Ride & Handling -
AWESOME!!

Fuel Efficiency -
My mileage has dropped to 13.5kmpl in peak city conditions. This could be attributed vastly to my driving. I try to put all the 75 horses to work

Living in Bangalore
So far my car has attracted the following scratches -
Apart from the existing scratches, I got a few more on the rear bumper and on the front left fender. Picked up Com Paint and painted them. The finish is not great but at least I do not see the black marks any more. Shall try to get some snaps of the same.

Final Update
Treated my Italian girlfriend with 15” 98 pcd alloys from AVA (A special thanks to TBHPian Vignesh who helped all through the way). Also got the brake calipers and the brake drums painted to red.

Upcoming Mods
Abarth Stickers on the doors
Abarth logos (front and back)
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your Punto looks awesome buddy!
Neat alloys too!
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Alloys look nice indeed. But somehow the white seems a bit more on the cream side, than the usual bright white on the Punto. Have you changed the colour, or is it just the lighting in the photograph.
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Treated my Italian girlfriend with 15 98 pcd alloys from AVA
I'm very much happy that you went for the after-mart 98 PCD alloys instead of the used OE Fiat Linea alloys. Oh yeah, the alloys look great.

How much did the alloys cost altogether?
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your Punto looks awesome buddy!
Neat alloys too!
Thank you, Shantyrocks.
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Alloys look nice indeed. But somehow the white seems a bit more on the cream side, than the usual bright white on the Punto. Have you changed the colour, or is it just the lighting in the photograph.
I think, it's because of the camera flash. shall try to post some new snaps over the weekend.

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I'm very much happy that you went for the after-mart 98 PCD alloys instead of the used OE Fiat Linea alloys. Oh yeah, the alloys look great.

How much did the alloys cost altogether?
Thank you Klub Class; the fruits of patience and perseverance :P
They costed me 23k in all.

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gopds-envy, a very good milestone. I remember you told me your is the very first Bossa Nova white sold in Bangalore. Car still looks great after close to two years and happy mile crunching
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gopds-envy, a very good milestone. I remember you told me your is the very first Bossa Nova white sold in Bangalore. Car still looks great after close to two years and happy mile crunching
Thank you Gopi,
So, how are you doing and hows your Italian beauty doing?
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thanks a lot for the mention.and yes anytime for you sir.
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A few more snaps taken over the weekend (after giving her a thorough wash )
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4 years on from the previous post-
Nothing major to report, except for a minor rattling sound from the left rear of the car (The very first rattling!!)
89000 kms done. Next Service due at 90000kms.
And this is the most recent snap of the car
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And this is the most recent snap of the car
The car still so fresh and new, does not seem to have already done close to 90K. How has the experience been from the cost perspective - scheduled services, spares etc? Do you feel Fiat after sales have improved over the years of ownership?

I simply love the alloys on your Punto.
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