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Old 19th December 2010, 23:15   #1
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Why Palio?
I loved the Palio since many years. It is one car that is rock solid. When I used to be a kid, my dad used to tell that Ambassadors are one of the strongest car. Nothing would happen to the car or the inmates in most of the accidents. The car always gets you home. Now, I see so many cars on streets.

Only the Palio, in the recent generations of cars can give the feeling of the Ambassador. I am one of them who believes that the only safety equipment needed on the Palio is the seat belt. When the Stile was launched with the National Diesel Engine (MJD), I was excited. I did not have the budget to get one home and the idea stayed in my wish list.

Booking Experience:
By the time, I decided I want a Palio, it was almost out of the market. I assumed Palios are no longer in production and started researching for Punto and other cars. Suddenly stumbled upon the Dhamaka offer, already I was late into it and was like a lottery. If I am lucky, I get it. With very low expectations and high excitement, I booked. Trust me, if the Palio was available at its original price, I wouldn’t have given a second thought and would have still bought it. It all happened in a matter of few hours.

Next day, I told a few friends about my Palio booking, a friend who was looking to buy a diesel hatch in a few months, did not even think for a second and booked the MJD the next minute. Another passionate Fiatian who has a Petrol version of Palio too did not want to think twice and booked it too.

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A *Pre-Cared* Palio Story!
As I was getting married in the month of October. Along with my 118NE and Padmini S1 I wanted a Palio too for long drives. Then started my search for a *Pre-Cared* Palio MJD. I was pretty lucky to find a 2 yr old Stile owned by Mr. Acharya. I bought the Stile with the idea that I will sell it off if FIAT gives me a new Palio.

Pretty luckily I got a confirmation from Fiat in November that I would get the new Palio. I posted an ad in Suleka and was Purchased by Mr. Kollin.

The whole story and pics is here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2084467 (It's Mine!! "Pre-Cared Fiat Palio Stile SDX" - Just another FIAT in my life!)

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Showroom Experience:
When I called a few dealerships to enquire if Palio was available and about Dhamaka offer, some had no clue (Only later did I realize that the offer was limited to a small circle and wasn’t publicised). Then I thought let me call Prerana motors, Lalbagh road, one of the most reputed Fiat/Tata dealers and excellent feedback I have always heard from some family members with Fiat and Tata cars. They told it is available and asked us to come to the dealership.

Visited the dealership and walked to the Fiat section. Was greeted very very well by the staff offering cool drinks/chai coffee (was a little hot afternoon). As soon as I enquired about Palio, they asked me to have a seat and wait 2 minutes.

They passed us on to their Head of Sales Vijay R. He greeted us and asked us several questions. Like, why the Palio in specific? Do you know Palios are stopped? I can try to get you a Palio if really interested and so on. He literally understood us and our needs very very well and got to know that it’s the Palio that we are interested in and not the offer and we processed very quickly. This guy knows the Fiat cars in and out, keeps track of various automotive websites/magazines and knows most of the cars in competition too. He was very happy to know about Fiat 1100 Club - Bangalore of which I am the Founder.

It was an excellent experience working out the deal with Vijay. He is truly customer oriented. He also set us the CORRECT expectation that the car could take a minimum of 60 days and he will keep us up to date on whats happening. He did that for 5 full months. He never let us down at any point.

A special thanks to: The PUG forum, Team-Bhp and a few Fiat officials who have helped and been a medium to communicate in the last 5 months of our wait.

Thanks to FCB/NECB guys and Bhpians : Karthik M.B(Karthik1100), Sujith Thomas(Sujith1100), Arun Srinivasan(Arun1100), Chethan(GreenDay), Pavan Kadam, Yashik and Amith for all their support.

Left to right: Karthik M.B, Me, Arun and Sujith - FCB Founders
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Hemanth's Palio and Mine.
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Mr. Vijay of Prerana
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Initial Ownership report:
I am currently driving very carefully as its the run-in period. As I have read in many MJD threads, the engine opens up only after 10k kms. Palio is known for best in class handling and with MJD there is no tension of mileage. I just love the turbo kick and I found the kick very linear in Punto MJD. Planning for a long drive for the New Year!

What's great!!
--- Superb Build quality
--- Perfect Steering feel
--- Excellent high speed handling and cornering
--- Good Suspension and ground clearance
--- Not much of Cabin noise
--- Pedal positions and dead pedal is good
--- Not much of Electronics!

What worries me?
--- Stile is now a phased out model. Hope I won't have much trouble with body parts after few years.

Mods done:
3M Sun Film
ICE
AutoCop
Reverse parking sensor

Mods Planned:
Better tires
Alloy wheels
Genuine leather seats
Under-body coating
K&N Air filter
Petes Box
FCB Stickers

Will I get to see few more NEW PALIO MJD Threads?? Hope so!! Thank you FIAT for giving us such a wonderful product. Nothing can ever beat a Palio!!

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Old 19th December 2010, 23:20   #2
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congrats karthick palio looks great in this color

edit : is it a BS3 or BS4 car ? how did you get it registered in bangalore

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congrats on the new buy.appreciate your passion behind choosing this car.have a great drive.
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Old 19th December 2010, 23:25   #4
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Wink Pics - ENJOY!!


Keep the volume high and listen to the birds of the Garden City singing!!



16th Dec 2010 - The day my PALIO came into my life, will be cherished always.
PALIO, sent from the Pune Plant which is like the heaven above, for my soul to drive.
Oh my Palio, you are no longer lonely, 118NE, Padmini and entire FCB cars are always with you.

When I first drove a FIAT, it was magical!
A drive no other but my NE or S1 could provide.
Truly the passion needed no words.

Your Italian engine tone is something I long for each day.
With the Turbo Kick, the intensity of your power is so incredibly clear!

Your Tank like build, melt me with emotion so intense it is beyond belief.
Every time I crank the engine, the MJD fills my heart with a joy like no other.
Oh but to have you in my life is truly a blessing, thanks again, to FIAT India!

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PALIO MJD is like a lump of gold,
Hard to get, built to last.

Of all the hatchbacks in India,
Palio is undoubtedly the Best Hatch.

I do believe that Fiat India,
Crafted you, for me to drive.
And, Fiat chose me from all the rest,
Because I guess Fiat knew I am a FIATian from heart!

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Congrats Karthik.

The Tank looks stunning in Exotica Red. The reminds me of FIAT's well known Ferrari. Nice Video brother - Looks like the birds were so happy seeing at the stunning beauty of Exotica Red and started singing a welcome to the beloved and long awaited Palio MJD

Waiting to see more pics of the MOD's done.

PS: Now, I can see a poet in you, just like EARTHed when he got is T-Jet. Good going Karthik.

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Areee You finally got it!!!!!
Congrats Congrats Congrats.

And good to see that signature finally changed. Now "All izz well".
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Oh my god! That baby looks absolutely STUNNING in red. Congrats big time macha. I'm very happy for you. Good luck with her, and don't rush with the mods. This tank is beautiful stock too!
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Congrats. You are very lucky to have this lady in red in your garage brother. I wish you many happy miles with your beauty.
I like the write up and the pictures but we want more.

I see that the steering, suspension and build quality is a very strong point of Fiat cars. Going by this, I think the best line to say while congratulating you would be:
"Congrats on getting the tank (Palio) from Uncle Sam (Fiat)".
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Congrats Karthik on your new buy, Palio is an awesome car and I don't understand why Fiat does't wants to do any transformation(upgrade) to it.

Palio looks majestic and roaring in red color.

Now what is that Dhamaka offer, please give some more information about it.

Happy and safe motoring
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Karthik,

Hearty congrats and finally your Palio is home

Man, I'm so jealous now seeing your Palio in that stunning Exotica Red, I'm not joking but this comes straight from my heart

This shade of Red suits the Palio better than a Punto! Maybe I should have booked it or may be God had earmarked Minimal Grey for me! All is well and everything happens for the good.

Beautiful thread with awesome pics! Hopefully I'll start mine next year.

Enjoy your classy Italian wife and I'm sure she will make you hungry for more the more you drive her!
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ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL
This is what came to my mind when I found this thread.

I was following this "Dhamaka offer" closely, and the twists and turns it took and the way people reacted towards them was no less than that of a bollywood thriller

Red is the best colour for Palio. Enojy your car karthik.

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Karthik makam is lucky, he wanted palio and he got it in dhamaka offer. he told me once, he like cars in black, but i wondered when he told, he booked exotica red palio. i asked him why red? he told me, i m impressed with that color and like red color only in palio. i didn't understand that because i had seen only 2 red colors in palios, Formula Red, Metallic red. i could not imagine how the car would look like in another shade of red. then i came to know exotic red is one of the colors in Punto. in November i found 1.6 stile in exotic red, as i was in traffic, i could not see the car properly. but got the clear picture of how the stile's back part look in exotic red. it was really good and more than what i expected. i was stunned to see the car at the time of delivery. and now i know why he chose the Exotic RED on Palio, even though he loves black cars. Guys, she is damn gorgeous to see in live than photos. and i am planning to make a photo session for her soon.
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Congratulations Kartik on your exotic "red" palio. Enjoy her for years to come, because, at fiat, beyond technology, its art again.
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Kartik ,
Congrats ,Finally the beautiful tank is home . She looks hot in Exotica Red and some awesome pics put up. Remove those ribbons before they leave behind their marks.
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Congrats Karthik, The way you love your cars is unbelieveble. The phots says it all. Have many many milesof Joy!!
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