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Old 24th April 2010, 17:18   #16
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Congrats Buddy! Have a look at my Punto thread too.!!!
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Congrats!! Silverfire on the Red beauty... welcome to the Punters club and enjoy the ride. My MJD completed 5K today of which 4100 done in the last two months only and over the 5K the ride has improved so much.
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Congrats silverfire for the Punto MJD. It seems Punto is back after a slew of Figo ownerships.
Drive her well.
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Congrats Bro .
2 punto initial ownership reviews on the same day( other by aditya116), great going guys .

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Old 24th April 2010, 23:28   #20
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Congrats Bro .
2 punto initial ownership reviews on the same day( other by aditya116), great going guys .

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One more by Sujith1100 on the same day! It was indeed a Fiatful weekend!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1854359 (1978 - Fiat 1100 || 2010 - Fiat Grande Punto Emotion MJD!)
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For a person who loves to go on long drives, the Punto is the best hatchback in the market. Congratulations and enjoy the experience.

Do post some interior shots as well.
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congrats silverfire on bold new drive! a Smart choice made by you for sure!
Nice pics as well!

for people asking "why fiat" ask them "taken them on a ride and ask why not FIAT"

@roms,

dude, your Palio looks exotic.
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Old 25th April 2010, 00:36   #23
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Congrats on your new Ferrari...

Any tyre modifications done? Just wondered howz the throw of headlights. (Compared to i10?)
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Fall in love with the plastics falling off?
There's just one "plastic" (bonnet lever) that falls off (or tends to fall off) in the entire car - I own one, and have been driving it for over 4 months now (she's done 9400 kms) and the bonnet lever fell off for a total of 5 times till date. The reason why it falls off is a design defect (which happens with any car).

The rest of the car is indeed appealing, and one would surely fall in love with its plastics in the long run.
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Old 27th April 2010, 00:48   #25
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Thanks everyone for your wishes !
Feels great to be a part of the Punters club and to see the emoion & passion that the name Fiat evokes amongst all of us

Just back from a heavenly 3 day trip in Konkan.
Covered 600 kms across Pune-Dhapoli- Karde- Anjarle- Harne- Murud- Mahabaleshwar- Panchgani - and back.
Fell even more in love with my choice of car !
The Punto is super fun to drive through corners. Especially the twisties offered ghats in Konkan. Understeers a little bit if you enter a corner too fast and the tyres start sqealing in protest. But the ABS ensures things stay in control !


Also went through a crazy misadventure when in a fit of adrenaline drove the Punto onto the Anjarle beach where it got "Beached"
Wheels completely entrenched in the sand with the mudguard just millimetres away from the ground.
Thanks to the village kids of Anjarle who came to help. It took around 20 ppl to
1. Dig trenches
2. Lift the car up to stick planks below the tyres
3. Push it even with the engine roaring.

even after 1 hr of this sandy mess the Punto came out without a scratch and narry a sweat bead !
Drove along just fine.

Heavenly pictures from the drive & this adventure coming up.
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Default Pictorial guide to "Un-beaching" your Fiat Punto

In your normal drive of life you shouldn't have to worry about events as described in this post.
But if in an unwise rush of adrenaline you choose to drive your Punto onto a sandy beach and slow-down, thus ensuring that your lovely new car is firmly stuck deep into the sand then this pictorial guide might help you

Step 1: Dont go into shock to see your new Punto deep in the sand with the wheels spinning like crazy & sand spraying everywhere ! Start digging behind the wheels !
An Italian Summer with the Grande Punto :)-1.jpg

Step 2: Ensure you have removed all the sand nicely from behind the front wheels ! Now start searching for a wooden plank to stick behind the tyres so they can get some grip.
An Italian Summer with the Grande Punto :)-2.jpg
An Italian Summer with the Grande Punto :)-3.jpg


Step 3: Now that you have revered your way away from the rising tide & The sea but are deeeply stuck still. Start hollering for help !

An Italian Summer with the Grande Punto :)-4.jpg

Step 4: Ask the kind folks who are helping you to pls lift up 1200 kgs of metal so that a plank can be inserted below the tyres.
An Italian Summer with the Grande Punto :)-5.jpg

Step 5: Ask the villagers to start pushing even as you get ready to rev the car in 1 st gear. Floor the throttle.
An Italian Summer with the Grande Punto :)-6.jpg


Step 6: As your car finally starts to slip and slide its way through the sand ensure that you keep the throttle floored and get the hell outta the sand without stopping.
If you stop for 1/2 a sec you will get stuck again.
An Italian Summer with the Grande Punto :)-8.jpg



Step 7: Breathe a sigh of relief. Your new car is still working like a gem despite it getting buried.
Check all fluids & engine oil level.
Sigh with happiness to see that the sand hasnt sprayed into the engine compartment somehow.
start driving slowly with ears open for strange sounds.
Floor the throttle and drive away to glory ... Your car is alive & kicking

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Old 27th April 2010, 04:43   #27
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^^^ Man, that hurts!... How could you take your beloved through such a torture... Hope it didn't damage anything underneath. Sand and Hand (on the lovely red body) don't go together... make sure there are not too many scratches on the paint with so many people trying to 'man-handle' it.
At least a lesson learnt and some good funny memories to share.. ;-)
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Wowie! Quite an adventure. On a side note, it is amazing how village folk are ready to help in such tricky situation, although, when on a busy road, they might despise you for not allowing them to walk peacefully.

I nice picturial silverfire.
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^^^ Man, that hurts!... How could you take your beloved through such a torture... Hope it didn't damage anything underneath. Sand and Hand (on the lovely red body) don't go together... make sure there are not too many scratches on the paint with so many people trying to 'man-handle' it.
At least a lesson learnt and some good funny memories to share.. ;-)

Little did i know that it was going to get stuck mate !
And as long as you are moving its no problem. Its hen you stop or slow down tha you get stuck :'(

No scratches whatsover... checked

Will take her for a thorough exterior & Interior wash today.
@ Puntekars ( punekars with punto :P )
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Wowie! Quite an adventure. On a side note, it is amazing how village folk are ready to help in such tricky situation, although, when on a busy road, they might despise you for not allowing them to walk peacefully.

I nice picturial silverfire.
Some where helpful... especially the elder ones.
The kids were brats.
Started demanding 1500 bucks for their "helpful" push !!
Couple of others asked for whiskey bottles !
Least interested in the drinks & Snacks i offered them at a nearby hotel hehe
finally settled with them for 500 bucks
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adventurous start to say the least . congrats on your buy..
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