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Old 25th September 2009, 17:12   #16
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congrats on your Hot(er) red ride Aashay!.

Did you know that my DLG turbo is now a DLX turbo
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Hey congrats on the 1.4! Glad to see that it has takers!
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Nice car, good Report! I see a T-Bhp sticker already! Enjoy your Italian beauty.
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Old 25th September 2009, 19:25   #19
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Congrats TC_aashay,

My Brother too booked Punto in same color and variant that too in PETROL.
It's Passion Red punto 1.4 Petrol Emotion Pack.might be delivered on next wednesday.
Today we went to yard and done PDI and ask them to go ahead and paid full amount except Insurance.

Planned to get insurance from outside through Baja Allianz.
What about your insurance.
Here in Chennai for Rs.565098(Ex-Showroom) as IDV ,insurance amount is Rs.16846.
speaking with the agent to decrease the amount

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Its raining Punto's on the forum

Anyone has a count of Punto's here on T-BHP ?

Congrats buddy, That color is a killer.

Would appreciate if you post some interior pics also.
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Congrats Aashay. The lady in red looks fantastic. Drive safe.
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Old 25th September 2009, 21:22   #22
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The saga has come of age, at least on TBHP. Great article there @ aashay. I look forward to reading your ownership experiences as we go along.

A few points in your article caught my attention: (my responses in bold)

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...... So i started my research considering ABS + AIR bags as must features in the new car.

I wish everyone thought like you, ABS + Airbags are a must have.

.........

Europeans Really know how to make cars that satisfy your every needs at a acceptable sacrifice of a couple of kms from the mileage...

This statement has all the potential to set off WW-III ! But

..........


i feel the engine note plays a vital role in making your driving experience a pleasure.

Too true, too true. Spoken like a real petrol-head.

.........

Every-time past the 2500 rpm all the way up-to 6500 rpm the engine note just bought a smile on my face!!

Every-time she revved past 3000 rpm, the smile got bigger and bigger on my face, I knew then that this sweet melody HAS be mine ASAP!!

I suspect Fiat hides away some Italian opera singers under the bonnet of their petrol cars - and man - they sound great!

.......
Congratulations again on the new beauty, wish you many miles of happy motoring.

Cheers,
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Congrats on the petrol Punto! We are car bhai now
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Congrats on the 1.4 petrol Punto. There are very few on our forum, the price diff is less between MJD and Fire in Punto so people are going for MJD.

Yeah, the joy of going all the way to 6K RPM from 2K RPM is awesome in 3rd gear. At 6K RPM, the engine note always brings a smile to my face. Zero vibrations+awesome engine sound, a delight for petrolheads.
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Congrats on the petrol Punto! We are car bhai now
And what are we Linea owners? "Sautela" bhai of Punters?
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Old 26th September 2009, 00:24   #25
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Congrats man!

My bro and I took delivery of his 1.4 EP GP a few days back, so you are definitely not alone!

Have fun. Do check out the thread if you can. I was having some concerns about its performance, maybe you can help clear them.

Thanks! And cheers for the new hot ride!
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Old 26th September 2009, 11:06   #26
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Thank you all for the quick response.

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i went to the corcorde motors outlet in bangalore to TD the punto 1.4, i loved it to bits and it looks smashing in red. i am still gonna hold on to my uno a lil longer till i gather the reqd finances for that red 1.4

was pairing your phone to the bluetooth system in the car simple? is there an i pod aux in socket?
I own a HTC Jade (3G), windows mobile.. so yes it was very easy to pair the phone. The problem I'm facing is using the advanced blue & me; read sms, download entire phonebook.. Its tiring to send contacts 1 by 1.. Actually I'm still to explore the full potential of my phone!

No there is no provision for aux., just a USB port. If you have a mp3 player that connects as a mass storage device directly to a usb port of a computer then its a lot better than using a aux. cable in the punto!

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Very nice pictures!

That looks like Aditya Garden City. I too live there and I own a red MJD

Piyush
Yes that is AGC. behind 3H.

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A red Punto is always a head turner on the road. There is just something about Red cars ( oh alright I'm pointing towards Ferraris)

Congratulations on your 1.4 petrol Punto. Your buying experience also made for an interesting read. Do post regular updates on your ownership and service experiences.

Drive safe

P.S Do you have a house in Pune? Wouldnt it be cheaper to register it there?
Thanks..
Yea, in a way all fiat cars do have some ferrari in them..
We wanted a mumbai registered car, as we stay here, and use the pune house rarely.. In a month may be just 1 visit for the weekend to pune.

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congrats on your Hot(er) red ride Aashay!.

Did you know that my DLG turbo is now a DLX turbo
Thanks..
Yes I did read somewhere you were getting the rear wash+wiper..

So i assume she is back now??

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Its raining Punto's on the forum

Anyone has a count of Punto's here on T-BHP ?

Congrats buddy, That color is a killer.

Would appreciate if you post some interior pics also.
Thanks..
Pics coming.. soon.

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Old 26th September 2009, 11:34   #27
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Congrats on the petrol Punto! We are car bhai now
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Congrats on the 1.4 petrol Punto. There are very few on our forum, the price diff is less between MJD and Fire in Punto so people are going for MJD.

Yeah, the joy of going all the way to 6K RPM from 2K RPM is awesome in 3rd gear. At 6K RPM, the engine note always brings a smile to my face. Zero vibrations+awesome engine sound, a delight for petrolheads.


And what are we Linea owners? "Sautela" bhai of Punters?
Thanks bhai..
Naa.. I always felt the linea to be the "bigger" brother.. speaking about linea; how hard is it to distinguish between a linea and the punto from the front alone??

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The saga has come of age, at least on TBHP. Great article there @ aashay. I look forward to reading your ownership experiences as we go along.

A few points in your article caught my attention: (my responses in bold)



Congratulations again on the new beauty, wish you many miles of happy motoring.

Cheers,
Thanks..

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Congrats TC_aashay,

My Brother too booked Punto in same color and variant that too in PETROL.
It's Passion Red punto 1.4 Petrol Emotion Pack.might be delivered on next wednesday.
Today we went to yard and done PDI and ask them to go ahead and paid full amount except Insurance.

Planned to get insurance from outside through Baja Allianz.
What about your insurance.
Here in Chennai for Rs.565098(Ex-Showroom) as IDV ,insurance amount is Rs.16846.
speaking with the agent to decrease the amount
Passion red?? i assume its exotica red for the punto!

Actually i had taken a quote from bajaj allianz almost a month back..
And ex-showroom in mumbai is 5,80,240. in august when i received the quote bajaj offered 12,852 i saved this refrence number and used it when i recieved the car details (engine + chassis number)

Just to check if they were offering some more less premium, i called them up again in 1st week of sept, they were asking for 19,000 for the same ex-showroom. so i went in with my old quote.

I dont have much clue with chennai dealings..

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Congrats Aashay. The lady in red looks fantastic. Drive safe.
Yea it does. Thanks..

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Old 26th September 2009, 12:43   #28
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Congrats TC_aashay

A RED is a RED is a RED.. thats what comes to mind for Punto/ Linea in RED. Smashing, just smashing & look at the gloss !!

On that Engine sound - everytime in my Linea when I pick up revvs in Mumbai traffic in 1st/ 2nd gear, above 3000 rpm, just love the way engine "sings", WOW !!
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Hey Aashay,

Congrats on your petrol 1.4 Punto. The petrol version is surely a rarity on this forum and we are looking forward to your detailed experiences.

Enjoy and drive safe.
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Old 26th September 2009, 13:49   #30
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Just finished resizing the remaining pune batch pics..

Interior pics to follow soon by tomorrow..

The Rare: 1.4 FIAT GRANDE Punto E+-01-low-front.jpg

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