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Old 12th October 2009, 16:35   #31
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@ Abhi,

Congrats on the acquisition of the red beauty.
Can you pls share the conatacts of the concorde sales guy.

Thanks
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@GTX - I also stay at Kalamassery and is just a km from RF. But the dealership review in T-Bhp, as well as direct communication with a lot of people who know more about RF made it an easy decision for me. I think there should not be any problem in giving the car for free service at Concorde. I am certain that it would be a better decision.
@Ramsagar - Do not think that riding Leh-Ladakh in car would be as much fun as taking the ride in a bullet. If I plan a trip again to Himalayas, it should be in my bullet..a photocopy of my trip in 2007. Thanks for your wishes.
@Nuts N Blots - I usually visit Wayanad every 6 weeks since my wife house is there. From Cochin, take Guruvayoor route. Road is good till Changaramkulam. Stretch from Changaramkulam to Kuttippuram is bad. Its fine from then on to Calicut. Calicut-Wayanad road is pretty fine, except for the Thamarassery Pass (Churam). The hair pin bends are in a bad shape, I hope they are getting it repaired by now. Once you climb the Churam, everything is fine till Kalpetta.
@vijaythacker - Thanks! yeah, I hope that the quality of everything in Punto improves a lot in future. But then, there is not a lot to improve
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Old 13th October 2009, 13:52   #33
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FIAT Punto E+ Diesel - 6 weeks, 4000 kms update
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Nice.... 4000 kms in 45 days is some mileage!
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Old 14th October 2009, 15:35   #35
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@extreme_torque: That is what happens when you suddenly get a solid car to drive.
By the by, any one from Cochin aware of car accessory shops having Karlsson leather seat support? I got the info from Muneemmk that Galaxy has very good leather seats available.
Also, has any Punto owner changed the wiper blades to a better quality one?
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Excellent review abhi. Very well written.

Although not recommended by fiat , does the oil change at 3K give a smoother ride ?
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Old 25th October 2009, 11:41   #37
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Excellent write-up Abhi..!!Nice pictures too..! Welcome to the Grande Punto Club

Happy Motoring,Drive her safe
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Old 26th October 2009, 19:56   #38
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@extreme_torque: That is what happens when you suddenly get a solid car to drive.
By the by, any one from Cochin aware of car accessory shops having Karlsson leather seat support? I got the info from Muneemmk that Galaxy has very good leather seats available.
Also, has any Punto owner changed the wiper blades to a better quality one?
For Kaarlson in Kochi; they have appointed car shoppe as their fitters in Kochi. So any of you who wants to get the Kaarlson seats, Car Shoppe next to Renaissance Hotel on NH47 is the place.
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Dude wasome car. Wonderful to hear that you have the hottest looking hatchback! Congrats! 4000 kms in 6 weeks! superb. I am sure you were eating, bathing and driving in the Punto!
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Although the service manual says no need to change the oil, I wanted to change the oil and hence that was also done. My friend Dhanush had mentioned that his Punto felt much different after the first service. Was waiting for the car to be ready, and when it was what a surprise that was in store for me. Perumal gave the car to me, told some secret to my brother, and asked me to try driving the car. I got in, and tried to crank the car but something was wrong I was not able to crank..
HOw much did they charge for the OIL + OIL filter .?

I am in the same predicament , the S.C says no need to change the oil , i want to .

SO kindly Advise Ppl .
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good mile munching there!

It is always good to know somebody from the service center and it helps. At the end of the day what matters is "the owner feeling satisfied with the purchase" thats all.
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HOw much did they charge for the OIL + OIL filter .?

I am in the same predicament , the S.C says no need to change the oil , i want to .

SO kindly Advise Ppl .

Can somebody please help me with his query .
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The color RED is super!

How about writing your Ladakh Trip Log on T-Bhp? I presume you still ride your RE Bullet !
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