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Old 17th December 2009, 11:00   #31
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Man I'm loving that blue colour Punto. Your right Rudra I haven't seen that shade of blue in Bangalore at all. Looks too good.
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Tucking myself inside blue Punto's hatch. It was uncomfortable for sure. Cars were doing around 100 then
Was going to ask if you were happy with the Punto's boot!

Were you?
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He tried and I tried too. Blue & me probably doesn't like iPhone.
Simple- iPhone= Apple & Blue n Me = Microsoft kinda self explanatory na .....

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Old 17th December 2009, 11:09   #34
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Fantastic report Rudra. You and Jaggu seem to have had a blast with the Fiats. Those open highways sure look inviting. But in the end its your photos that put life into this thread Just loved those shots taken from the boot.

@ Jaggu: Are you buying a 500?
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Old 17th December 2009, 11:10   #35
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Great narration guys. Loved the snaps. Was the tripod used while taking the snap of moving cars?
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Old 17th December 2009, 11:14   #36
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Was going to ask if you were happy with the Punto's boot!

Were you?
It has pretty good space for a hatch. I would like to have a rig setup for car in motion shot though. But can't think about such setup there.
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Simple- iPhone+ Apple & Blue n Me + Microsoft kinda self explanatory na .....
Oh yes, didn't think about it. Such rivalry!

@rite2shree, no tripod for any shot.
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Old 17th December 2009, 11:15   #37
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Fantastic review & the pics are (as expected) absolutely drool material

This paragraph really puts things in perspective -
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One may dislike Fiat due to the bad image the brand built up during the initial years. But once you drive their cars over couple of 100 km, you will see a very different perspective. They say “some cars have soul”. One definitely cannot ignore.

The Linea is definitely on my list (for a TD at least) when our Fiesta comes up for replacement - hopefully they'll have a more powerful engine in place by then. But what worries me is some of the threads that I see on our forum - Rust issues, new cars breaking down & now a recall for a Clutch Slave Cylinder. What next?

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Great writeup and outstanding photography
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In front of me blue Punto really looks nice through 20 mm lens. I donít know why we donít get to see this colour Punto that often (in Bangalore)
The blue color of the Punto in your photos looks a bit darker from what is available in India. Is this just me or is it a different shade altogether?
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Nice report & fantastic pics (as usual)

Did u sit in the boot of BLUE Punto to click some of the pics ?
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The Linea is definitely on my list (for a TD at least) when our Fiesta comes up for replacement
The Linea had a magical effect of drawing me to their showroom for a testdrive and to check out the car. Its beautiful from the outside.
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The blue color of the Punto in your photos looks a bit darker from what is available in India. Is this just me or is it a different shade altogether?
You are right. That shot is little dark and I kept it that way.
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Did u sit in the boot of BLUE Punto to click some of the pics ?
kp, yes i was in the boot.. God! Third time I'm replying the same question here.
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Awesome report Jaggu and Rudra Sen.

So, Linea is a definite contender when I upgrade from my Palio, in the first quarter of 2010. I am such a fan of hatchbacks, and still whenever I see a Linea on road, I look at it in admiration. Why is Fiat not offering the beautiful blue that Punto has, on Linea?

You could call me a fanboy, but, I admit that Fiat cars have character.

And, about iphone and B&M, I could not manage to get mine working with my colleague's Punto's B&M.

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Rudra & Jaggu, Amazing write-up & Superb pics! Thanks!

I would second Fiat official's comment : Drive it to Believe it!

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Awesome write up and a great report.
The pictures do add delight to the reading. Give us more.
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