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Old 18th August 2009, 20:49   #1
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Default Black Fiat Punto MJD E+booked.

hello folks,

I have booked a black Punto MJD E+ and i would like to mention @amoghchaphalkar helped me tremendously in setting an initial expectation @ the dealership and pushing and following through on my booking.

My Test Drive was very pleasant, my wife drove the punto MJD and couldn't tell if she was driving a petrol or a diesel ( this will be our first diesel car, point to be made here is the refinement in the MJD engine ) enough has been said about Punto to make it a very desirable hatch, but I personally felt that GTO did an excellent job in introducing the Punto to me.

I am looking forward to a great ownership experience ( keeping my figures crossed)

I will post my delivery experience shortly.

For the curious few who want to know why black:

my first bike was / is a black CBZ
my first car was a black Volvo S40 '05 ( in US )
My second Bike was a black Suzuki SV650 ( In US )
so it was but necessary to make my second car a black one.

my wife and I have an agreement to buy other colored cars for her.

Ciao. ( as they say it in Italy )
bhetu Punha ( as they say it in Pune )
-Anuj
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Hey Anuj,

Congrats for great buy and black is always beautiful.Bhari disate Punto n Black..!.
If you are buying car from Bu Bhandari then he is the best fiat dealer.



Waiting for Pics.
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Congrats!
Why mjd and not the petrol one?
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Congrats on booking the black beauty....It's raining Puntos here in TBHP
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Welcome to the club Anuj !!

If I am not mistaken yours is probably going to be the first Black Punto amongst TBHP Pune members.

I am glad your wife enjoyed driving the Diesel.

@harry10 : when are you getting yours buddy ?
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Congrats buddy . Please elaborate more on the decision making process, experiences with dealer etc.

It is really raining Puntos on Team-BHP and I have started spotting lot many Puntos on the road as well.
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Congrats!! I saw a black punto couple of days ago at 11 PM. Man its soo hot!
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Congrats mate. Black is looking so hot.
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Congrats Anuj, enjoy the Italian Black beauty!

It is raining Puntos for sure....!
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Congrats Anuj. Do load up pics after delivery of the car.
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Congrats Anuj, Balck will be a good color for that great machine. Its raining puntos.
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OT-
@Amogh- As soon as its approved by my dad it will be booked.
So currently as people are waiting for their booked car am waiting for the approval to get it booked
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Congrats for you BLACK car , do paste plenty of pics of the car when you receive it .
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Hey Anuj,

Congrats for great buy and black is always beautiful.Bhari disate Punto n Black..!.
If you are buying car from Bu Bhandari then he is the best fiat dealer.

BU Bhandari it is.

Waiting for Pics.
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Congrats!
Why mjd and not the petrol one?
my daily running will be 30 - 35 KMpL, still I went for the Diesel as Diesel engines have the highest thermal efficiency of any internal or external combustion engine, thereby making diesel automobiles' carbon footprint per km less than their equivalent power output gasoline engines. also the only "gasoline hybrid electric" car being sold in Indian market "the Honda civic hybrid" has a bigger carbon footprint per km than a diesel automobile, if you include the cumulative carbon footprint of the industry that makes the battery packs that go underneath the car for its hybrid motor. going forward with economies of scales that number will go down, but at present the affordable green choice in India is diesel, as diesel burns cleaner than gasoline w.r.t carbon monoxide content in the emissions, and also generate less waste heat in cooling and exhaust. A common margin of km per liter for an efficient and refined turbo diesel engine (like the MJD) is 40% more than a gasoline engine.

hence as a "Jaagruk nagrik" I went for a MJD. ( not to mention the fun while driving )

all the above facts are backed by wikipedia, and surely there are limitations to the desel engine viz. the diesel particulate matter (black smoke) due to unburnt fuel etc., but with refinement in technology these side effects are being marginalized. hope this helps.

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Sure thing!
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oh BTW thanks to everyone for all the good wishes!

-Anuj.
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