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Old 5th September 2018, 12:30   #3091
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I may be saying something which enthusiast does not care much about but also consider the fact that Linea was launched more than 10 years back and Fiesta even more so getting the spare parts might be an issue should you need to change something.
For e.g. Front Left Lower arm ( part of suspension setup; for my T-jet) is not available anywhere. For some reason, Fiat is not supplying this part.
I replaced the same last month, at vecto. This is for a Punto mjd and the delay in procurement was because of the trucker strike. You may have to pay an advance.
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Wolf remap done! Loving the car even more. City driving has become much more easy. 3rd gear is the new 2nd gear

Yet to take it out on the highways though.

Still on P1. Shall try P2 after a few months. P3 requires HQ fuel.
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I may be saying something which enthusiast does not care much about but also consider the fact that Linea was launched more than 10 years back and Fiesta even more so getting the spare parts might be an issue should you need to change something.
For e.g. Front Left Lower arm ( part of suspension setup; for my T-jet) is not available anywhere. For some reason, Fiat is not supplying this part.
I got the wiper spray motor and the door lock regulator from Vecto for my Punto changed recently. They weren't in stock so I was asked to pay an advance and then they were procured. Took about a week to get the parts.
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Thanks! I do check 99rpm for parts. If my memory does not fail me, it was not available a couple of months back. Good to see that it's available now
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Just back from Hariharapura (close to Sringeri). This is the first time I have had the chance to drive the Jet for a sustained period at a constant speed post all the mods, and it didn't fail to impress. It's not that I haven't taken the jet out on the highway, but on the several trips to Ooty have always encountered traffic no matter what time I left which made it almost impossible to get a feel of what it's potential really is.

The roads for most part were superb, only the bits inside Chickmagalur District were bad in sections which was handled nicely by the suspension. The torque between 1500 and 3500 rpm in 5th is just incredible, and you don't need to change gears overtake anything from as low as 80 kmph (1500 RPM), and you also don't need to stomp the accelerator to get a response. A gentle flex of the right foot is enough to get it moving smartly in 5th from 1500 rpm !!! Even on the ghat sections on the way back, the car had enough pop to pull it through slow corners 3rd or 4th without having to shift down a gear.

If going was good the return was even better. We left the temple complex at 8:15 and made it to Taj Vivanta, Tumkur road in 5 hrs with a breakfast break !!! ( It took me 2 hrs to drop my friend and get home post that, about 30 km which is another story )

I pushed the car from Hassan on and was doing triple digit speeds with the road being relatively empty and, it just didn't feel like we were going fast at all. This car is just so easy to drive quickly without feeling on the limit, which results in feeling fresh at the end of a long journey. My Friend who was accompanying me has a back problem and said that her new Creta doesn't feel as comfortable or secure to sit in as the Fiat at speed.

Total distance 836.5
Overall mileage 12.0
Average speed 53 kmph
(And no, I didn't try the cruise control)

Amazing car that's going to be a part of the family for a long long time.
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Just back from Hariharapura (close to Sringeri). This is the first time I have had the chance to drive the Jet for a sustained period at a constant speed post all the mods, and it didn't fail to impress. It's not that I haven't taken the jet out on the highway, but on the several trips to Ooty have always encountered traffic no matter what time I left which made it almost impossible to get a feel of what it's potential really is.

The roads for most part were superb, only the bits inside Chickmagalur District were bad in sections which was handled nicely by the suspension. The torque between 1500 and 3500 rpm in 5th is just incredible, and you don't need to change gears overtake anything from as low as 80 kmph (1500 RPM), and you also don't need to stomp the accelerator to get a response. A gentle flex of the right foot is enough to get it moving smartly in 5th from 1500 rpm !!! Even on the ghat sections on the way back, the car had enough pop to pull it through slow corners 3rd or 4th without having to shift down a gear.
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Amazing car that's going to be a part of the family for a long long time.
The Tjet is a beast to drive in curvy ghat roads. I have been to Chikamagalur belt 3 times and enjoyed driving the jet on these roads.
BTW, How are the roads near Sringeri? Didn't the recent floods take a toll on the roads? I went in February this year, the road widening on turns and twisties was in progress otherwise the roads were in good condition.
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BTW, How are the roads near Sringeri? Didn't the recent floods take a toll on the roads? I went in February this year, the road widening on turns and twisties was in progress otherwise the roads were in good condition.
The roads for most part were lovely, only the bits inside Chickmagalur District were broken and rutted. Chickmagalur town was the worst. Didn't go to Sringeri so dont know condition of road from Jayapura to Sringeri, but the road all the way to Koppa was superb.

Erratum : speed at 1500 RPM in 5th should be around 60 kmph not 80 as posted. Sorry
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