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Old 17th January 2019, 18:11   #721
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Thanks. The car has arrived. I am scheduled to take delivery sometime next week.

I have also been informed that the spare is same scorpion alloy. It is also coming with the touchscreen which was not there in earlier models.
That's great news mate! What's the final OTR you're paying? The touchscreen AVN system was added long back, around mid 2016 I guess.
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That's great news mate! What's the final OTR you're paying? The touchscreen AVN system was added long back, around mid 2016 I guess.

Ok. Thanks for the information. Then the scorpion alloy spare is the recent addition. Total OTR is 8.75L.
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Mate, the Abarth is going for 8.6-8.7 lakhs OTR with included accessories like mudflats, cover and reverse cam. These are Sept - Nov 2018 make with 5 alloy wheels. This is the deal few people got in Pune (5+ booked with 2 full payments). At that price, you simply can't beat it. Even if you spend 1L on it every year (owing to "poor reliability") its the bargain of the year!
Can you share details of the showroom/sales person if you have the information. Also, any idea if these discounts are available in Mumbai?

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Thanks everyone for the replies, and feels good to know that I am not the only one who is both enamoured by and tad worried about the prospect of bringing one home.

Going to TD the abarth and the JTPs in the coming weeks.

Good to hear about the discounts !! that is a really good deal. How i wish i had spent more time with mom buying veggies, learning to bargain hard.

Even more pleased to hear about the FNG capabilities in Bombay/Bangalore.

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Mate, the Abarth is going for 8.6-8.7 lakhs OTR with included accessories like mudflats, cover and reverse cam.
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...Total OTR is 8.75L.
Looks like the discounts are getting better day by day. Now, I feel like a credulous dolt for not doing proper homework.

I should've inquired more people before finalizing the deal blindly at 9.3L or should've waited for a fortnight.

Also, tax invoice of my car mentions net price as 7.6L. Is it usual or am I missing something?
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I should've inquired more people before finalizing the deal blindly at 9.3L or should've waited for a fortnight.
While you can squeeze out some more discount, the 8.7L deal is from Gurgaon where the taxes are lesser than Vijayawada I guess which would be the reason for the higher on-road price for you.
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Going to TD the abarth and the JTPs in the coming weeks.

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Though the JTP twins are great in their own right but with the kind of discounts Abarth currently has, it makes no sense to go for the JTP.

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Though the JTP twins are great in their own right but with the kind of discounts Abarth currently has, it makes no sense to go for the JTP.
At that discounted price, the Abarth certainly does make sense over pretty much any other performance oriented hatchback at the moment.

However, for those who are not hands-on with their cars and have concerns over the future of the brand in the Country, and general after-sales support / parts-support, the Tiago JTP still makes sense.
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However, for those who are not hands-on with their cars and have concerns over the future of the brand in the Country, and general after-sales support / parts-support, the Tiago JTP still makes sense.

There is another way to look at. The Abarth is a Punto at the end of the day which has been in the market for more than a decade. In other words, this is the best version of the Punto in which majority of the glitches have been sorted which makes it a reliable product and a lot of FNGs are there that know the Punto in and out. It is a proven product around the world. We have been hearing about Fiat leaving country for more than 2 years now but I believe FCA has other plans.

Also, anyone going for a JTP is a manual transmission enthusiast by heart who overlooks practicality/convenience in front of sheer fun behind the wheel for whom the Abarth would become an even better bet! It beats the JTP twins hands down in every front by a mile be it acceleration, braking, top speed, handling.

Following are at ONR price for these cars in Pune :
1) Tiago JTP : 7.6 Lacs
2) Abarth : 8.6 Lacs
3) Tigor JTP : ~ 9 lacs

My point is: Someone who is ready to plonk 9 big ones in JTP is inherently not a risk-averse person. So for him Abarth would definitively give much more value for his buck!

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I was on the lookout for a pertrol hatchback as a second car. Most of my drives will be between on Ooty ghat roads. With all the attractive offers shared by the members, I asked for a quote from the Fiat dealer in Coimbatore. They have given an On Road Price of 9.3 lakhs. I told them dealers in other cities are quoting OTR 8.6 Lakhs. They come back to say OTR means 'On Temporary Registration', which does not include Road Taxes. Does this sound right or am I missing something?
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They come back to say OTR means 'On Temporary Registration', which does not include Road Taxes. Does this sound right or am I missing something?
Whoever said this, is either terribly misinformed or trying to take you for a ride.

OTR stands for "On The Road Price" which comes inclusive of road tax, registration be it temporary or permanent.

Even by his explanation, that shall cover the road tax too as TR can't be done without paying road tax.
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I was on the lookout for a pertrol hatchback as a second car. Most of my drives will be between on Ooty ghat roads. With all the attractive offers shared by the members, I asked for a quote from the Fiat dealer in Coimbatore. They have given an On Road Price of 9.3 lakhs. I told them dealers in other cities are quoting OTR 8.6 Lakhs. They come back to say OTR means 'On Temporary Registration', which does not include Road Taxes. Does this sound right or am I missing something?
He is playing with you. A temporary registered car would cost you around 7.6 lakhs. Add the road tax and that is your on road price.
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He is playing with you. A temporary registered car would cost you around 7.6 lakhs. Add the road tax and that is your on road price.
Thanks for your information. The break down given to me is as follows;

Ex-show room price - 9,82,639
Add Insurance - 40,459
Add Basic Acc + Fastag - 5100
Total - 10,28,195
Less discount of 1,88,000 - 8,40,195

Adding Taxes etc., on road price quoted was 9,28,341.

If any of the member, who has taken delivery recently, can share the cost breakdown, it will be helpful for me to negotiate with them further. Thanks.
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Why is the sudden surge in discounts being offered? Is it because they are finally dropping the curtains on this hot hatch or it is because there is a minor revival in the pipeline? Whatever it is, these prices are mouth watering on top of decently VFM package. Well, has anyone enquired for a deal at KHT Bangalore? I test drove Abarth Punto at KHT couple of weeks back and it is a serious contender for me.

If anyone considering taking a deal from KHT Bangalore, would you be able to tag me along? Maybe we can do it together to strike a better deal? IMO, a 2-3 month old vehicle should not be an issue.
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I was on the lookout for a pertrol hatchback as a second car. Most of my drives will be between on Ooty ghat roads. With all the attractive offers shared by the members, I asked for a quote from the Fiat dealer in Coimbatore. They have given an On Road Price of 9.3 lakhs. I told them dealers in other cities are quoting OTR 8.6 Lakhs. They come back to say OTR means 'On Temporary Registration', which does not include Road Taxes. Does this sound right or am I missing something?
Tafe Access in Coimbatore are thugs when it comes to sales. I know them since the 90s. Don't give in to them. Their monopoly over decades is the root cause of their callousness. OTR is "On The Road".

If you have decided on the Abarth, check out dealers in other cities. If you don't mind Tata, check out if the JTP is available at SRT Motors on Avinashi Road.
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