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Old 23rd October 2009, 21:23   #1
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Hi Guys,
This review is of my friends Red Punto 1.3 Multijet Emotion Pack,he is trying for the membership but don't know why its not getting accepted mods can you please help on this..?
Anyways finally he mailed me the review,and here it goes.
Before the review some stats
Booking Date : 16th July 09
Date Of Delivery : 6th Aug 09
City : Panaji
Dealer :Auto Industries Goa Pvt Limited.
On Road Price :Rs 6,79,000/-
Loan :SBI bank: 5 Stra Rating for the best and fast service.
Freebies: Nothing.
Coating : UV coating,antitrust coating ,under body coating and engine waxing 7000 Rs.
Films: Grarware UV NF : 1600 Rs :Four windows and rear glass,not yet done on front windscreen.
Distance Covered till date 3160 First service is due on Monday 26th Oct 09.

Here it goes.

Being a Doctor, I was not very much technical in buying my first car but as I had driven Maruti hatchbacks and Palio 1.9, I reached to a conclusion that I should go for Punto MJD Emotion PK. It has been 3 months now and if you ask me what has been my experience, I would go on and on writing about it. You may think how can I do that with only 3 months of drive?? Well .I would say, I learnt a definition of driving and driving pleasure in these 3 months.
More in an emotional way, I just like being in Her drivers seat, than anywhere else. May be for a pleasure of being in spacious car, pleasure of top of the class steering feedback, pleasure of unmatched handling, being it good, bad or ugly roads. Pleasure of that ‘feeling of safety’ inside her as if she keeps saying “don’t worry; you all are very safe with me.”
People say I spent too much buying Her I say I got the priceless experience in return.(ABS with EBD, dual air bags, Integrated Music system, 15 inch alloys with 195/R15 rubber, Climate control, Blue and Me, My Car features, Steering mounted controls, adjustable steering and driver seat etc .list goes on and on what more you expect in 613k)
People say She doesn’t have good resale value, I say I would never think of selling Her.
People say She may not have good *** back up, I say I don’t feel she will make me visit them often. I don’t understand what big deal of good service is. Service will be good only when people go to service stations more frequently and the guys become more and more expert in service. I feel same analogy is true for Maruti ***, as I have been there in that crowd of cars and I had a good experience with those Maruti service guys, But I feel why so many cars in service station and why I need to go there again and again to experience there good nature and service. Because my car (Maruti) makes me do that and that’s not ideal I feel.
Anyways back to Her, when I took Her for long drive with friends, We were amazed by Her sheer road grip and presence, her millimeter accurate braking and steer response, her high speed stability. in fact I felt it can handle twice more power with same ease and accuracy comfortably. Even practical things like AC climate control were on the spot. In fact I feel She is one of fastest cooling car I ever drove. And most important in Indian perspective, I got around 18 kmpl including bad roads, ghat sections, traffic etc. which I felt is more economical than my old long bike rides with friends.(considering 5 passengers and diesel compared to 2 on petrol bike)
Frankly I didn’t know what to expect when I bought Her, because She was freshly launched. But, now I feel what more to expect? Also a mention about Blue & Me, which integrates your phone with Car in such a way that you will never feel like picking up your phone again and talking.

With all these goodies, there are some glitches too, like short and turbo lagged lower gears,(which you get used to after some time) weak parcel tray etc. But none of these, ever compromise your sheer joy of driving which is a primary reason you buy a car for… If it is not, then these things will bother you.
But overall once you own Her, She promises to keep a smile on you face always, not just for owning one of most beautiful looking car but for lots and lots of other reasons too. And I know what it feels lik. Happy Driving.
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Old 23rd October 2009, 21:32   #2
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Here are some pictures of the beauty,
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Parimal, congrats to the doc for owning the red booty. Surely the doc is smitten! Happy driving.
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Few More Snaps ,On the way to Dandeli from Panaji.
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Parimal, Congrats to your friend on his Red Beauty!

Nice crisp review, He is enjoying the car for sure!
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congarts, red looks killer in Punto, and that FE , is it 7.2 or 17.2
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Car is looking meaner with all that dirt. Congrats to your doc friend.
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Wow! your friend is using the Punto the way it is meant to be used!
Just love those pics with all the mud on the Punto... Looks even more beautiful!
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congarts, red looks killer in Punto, and that FE , is it 7.2 or 17.2
are you are checking it from Pic,it can be even 27.2 also,just kidding its 17.2.
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Nice review. You'll enjoy the drive. I've been driving a Palio for a long time now, and it's a pleasure to drive. Need I say more about FIAT's build quality/sturdiness? I'm sure the Punto would have surpassed the comfort and thrill the Palio had to offer when it first entered the Indian market.
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Congrats on those Red, Bold & Beautiful car.

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On Road Price :Rs 6,79,000/-
Even before I think "Wow, that's a price of entry sedan" I get your answer

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People say I spent too much buying Her I say I got the priceless experience in return.(ABS with EBD, dual air bags, Integrated Music system, 15 inch alloys with 195/R15 rubber, Climate control, Blue and Me, My Car features, Steering mounted controls, adjustable steering and driver seat etc .list goes on and on what more you expect in 613k)
Completely agree. You got everything including happiness. Have a never ending happy miles.

Good luck
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Guys thanks for the wishes,some more pics of the Red beauty
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hey congrtaz to your friend for his wonderful car and a precise review.
BTW havent heard before of UV coating.Is it related to the sunfilm?
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Parimal, Congrats to your friend on his Red Beauty!

Nice crisp review, He is enjoying the car for sure!
UV coating, its a 3m product,don't know much details about the product,but its sure for color coating.Will able to post more details after first service as he has done this coating from dealer.
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Nice looking car but license plate steals away the charm, no offense meant just an individual opinion. Hope your friend is rewarded the membership soon.

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