Now let me start a 2nd session
First thing I liked about FIAT is that heavy feeling you get behind the steering thanks to HPS.
2nd thing THUD sound while you shut the doors too heavy doors, like a TANKER.
3rd thing Driver oriented car if u observe punto emblem behind the car "P" looks like a driver seated.
Those tear drop headlight timeless design looks like a mini porche 😂
Compared same segment car I'll not say this is a best looking car but definitely I'll say punto is strongest in the segment.
*Interiors and features
Interior is not bad and not that good also, but new PUNTO EVO interior I love the piano finish, I use 3M dashboard shiner to make it to look elegant.
Main draw back was stock HU which only supports CD, but some days I managed with Dapic FM amplifier but it was not giving good sound so replaced HU with PIONEER HU with a fascia frame which cost me around 4.3K after lot of bargaining lol 😂
In a odo display you ll get many information like outside temp, Avg kmpl, Instant kmpl, Range, Trip A, Trip B, Date time and day, headlight adjustment, service intervel and many more it acts like a mini CPU.
Punto has fire prevention system. ABS
which is not mentioned on the body like other cars lol 😂 .
A/c works ultimate in 30 degree temp outside single point is enough to chill out.
Height adjustable seats and seat belts.
*Engine and performance
1.3 MJD engine is considered as a national engine used by 40% of indian cars, it is most refined engine 3rd Gen,
Turbo lag is seen upto 2k rpm but after 2k power burst into and it will pull you to back seat.
I clocked it 170km/hr in Mumbai pune Express way , at that speed steering response remained same like 80km/hr thanks to HPS.
We are in the world where people ask "kitna deti hai" lol 😂 iam getting 20 to 22 kmpl when iam on seat, it varies driver to driver.
Braking is best in class upto 130 km/hr total tank is under control ABS
works superb 👌
Clutch is much longer and a bit harder when compared to Swift, i20 but it plays very well in bumper to bumper traffic and on speedbreaks.
Gearbox is rubbery as it's common complaint with punto and bit harder looks like you driving a SUV 😛
* Ride and Handling
Low speed or high speed it does not matter MJD in low speed steering is bit heavy due to HPS but it has life in it feedback is just awesome.
Tires and wheels
Dynamic version has steel wheels thank god that I got new MRF tyres from pre owner which will run another 30K kms,
but FASS service assistent told MRF are not good for Punto as it is too heavy vehicle weighing around 1.3 TON, so next planning to upgrade MACHELINE.
3rd session will start soon.