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Old 29th January 2010, 16:25   #106
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GR8NATIVE,

How was your booking experience at Automatrix Mangalore?

@recshenoy- booking experience so far has been great,the guy knows what he is talking about and has been really nice. He said" we are selling punto like hot cakes about 30 a month" which i thought was a very good number.
for some reason my previous reply has not been posted .
@ sidindica eagerly awaiting your experience ...
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Old 29th January 2010, 18:51   #107
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Thanks for all your kind replies.

I haven't driven the car that much (less than 100 km on the odo) because I am yet to receive the number 7-double ooh 7 (the car has temp plates). Just asked the dealer (was tied up with work and that long article in the past few days) and he said it is ready. Plates are also ready and will have them installed by Sunday.

Meanwhile, the very short run I did with the punto has been full of immense pleasure. Its rock solid on the highway and the bottom end torque just makes it effortless to pilot in the city. The NVH is definitely improved and the the ride and steering feel are nothing short of outstanding. Low seating position is a boon for me.

Top end performance will be improved after the running period. Since the car is now pretty common, it didn't turn enough number of girls, maybe they like red, but overall I am happy with the new 2010 MY Punto.

Don't be scared by the falling sales figures. I have bought it with a reason-I need a robust diesel car which can withstand abuse of Delhi roads within a decent budget and good mileage. The dealers are improving, and will surely recommend Urmil motors for those living in Ghaziabad/Delhi region in case they are interested in buying Tata/Fiat cars.

I will update more later, once I start using the car for long distances and will start clocking 4 figure in the odo. Till then, happy puntoing!

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By late 2011, I think my car should receive these upgrades as shown below:
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GR8NATIVE,

How was your booking experience at Automatrix Mangalore?

@recshenoy- booking experience so far has been great,the guy knows what he is talking about and has been really nice. He said" we are selling punto like hot cakes about 30 a month" which i thought was a very good number.
for some reason my previous reply has not been posted .
@ sidindica eagerly awaiting your experience ...
thnaks GR8NATIVE. even i have seen lot many Puntos in Mangalore compared to Bangalore(may be its a small city). Even Palios are many in Mangalore!

sid,

nice pic. Hope by 2011 end, you will buy another Punto with 1.4 t-jet
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@recshenoy - now eagerly waiting for fiat jan sales numbers -wonder why i care.
I am also seeing a lot more punto s on road in chennai just today saw 3 on a very short trip and i was able pont out to mom and wife( still convincing them ) . All three Showrooms said no stock in chennai and all sold out ~ lets see what the numbers show
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Gr8native, Fiat sold 2302 cars in Jan 2010. Hope you will like this.
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@jackson's

I too just read that in the car sales thread. It is definitely good news but I was hoping for a number close to 3000 units (too optimistic). Fiat has to step on the gas as far as model upgrades are concerned. Give the Punto better interiors and launch a publicity blitz, at the same time give the Linea the T-jet.
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I too just read that in the car sales thread. It is definitely good news but I was hoping for a number close to 3000 units (too optimistic). Fiat has to step on the gas as far as model upgrades are concerned. Give the Punto better interiors and launch a publicity blitz, at the same time give the Linea the T-jet.
Amartya, your concern is every body's concern to buy Fiat products and nothing wrong about that but you need to trust a company for their efforts they are putting in to withstand a very dominating by other car companies.
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sid, how are the noise levels in the 2010 Punto, better than the 2009 model ?
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sid, how are the noise levels in the 2010 Punto, better than the 2009 model ?
I remember Sid mentioning a 15% improvement on noise level in 2010 model.

Sid one question - is this figure mentioned by FIAT officially , I mean how the actual percentage was derived?
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congrats sidindica. Dunno how i missed this thread for so long after following your teaser thread!
Wishing you safe miles ahead.
Oh and BTW, I also got my first new car when I turned 25 (be it a couple of weeks later)!
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Excellent write up sid, hope you are busy enjoying the beuty
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Sid, we have no update for long time now, come on say something.
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Sid bhai.... Hows the Punto doing? Aal izz well?
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Sidindica: Kuch tho bolo..! Whats the news of your Punto man? Do you still have it with you?
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