Originally Posted by Thetraveller
Finally got the filming done. Costs below. Thanks for suggestion
+1 to that. Maruti has this thing that they have given affiliation to service centers which have come at every nook and corner, but ask the owners to go to dealers for servicing. I just found that some of these authorized centers are not even connected to DMS (Dealer Management System from Maruti). They do not have and can not access records from other centers about a vehicle.
Incident: I sold my swift which did not have a spare key. We went to 3 different authorized center and got 3 different views. It seems swifts before 2007 did not have iCats introduced so the keys do not have any chip. But every of these centers misguided us and asked for a exorbitant amount. 2400 to be exact. Eventually got all the locks changed just for 1800 bucks.
Thank you! She really looks great in every color. Yes fuel bill is something which is going to bring smile everytime I visit a bunk.
Hope the smile continues for a long time to come.
650 Kms update
Engine has smoothened out a lot. The initial grunt has reduced considerably although still there. I guess it will be much refined by the time I complete around 4K-5K kms. Car's initial pulling has also improved a lot. Still not there where I want it to be. It feels a lot lighter now.
Why dont you considered upgrading to a performance chip like Pete's. The Punto is a heavier cars than other cars fitted with the national engine and though diesel engines do open up after 10000 kms, do not expect any significant performance gains with your Punto. I seriously think you should get the performance chip upgrade. Costs around Rs 25000. It will improve acceleration and roll ons.
Got filming done.
Sides and rear - Garware Ice cool - 6500
Front - V Kool CH70 - 4800
Leather steering cover - 700
Got a My Shaldan perfume for 200
Love your steering cover. Nice and classy. Much better than the hideous fit-on steering covers that many people seem to install nowadays. Good taste.Also, consider getting the mud flaps painted in body colour. The present ones look hideous and do not gel at all with that lovely body colour of your Punto.
Still to complete:-
1. art leather seat covers
Question regarding art leather - is it same as high grade rexine? or some other material? What should be the best color to go for considering greyish interiors?
Art leather is not high grade rexine. Go for a good quality one otherwise it will start to peel off after a year or so of use and will create a nuisance of litter inside your car. About ICEing, I don't think the OEM
HU could be upgraded so you will have to go for and upgrade of the speakers (contrary to popular misconception, it's the SPEAKERS that affect the sound quality more then the HU does). Also add an amplifier, woofer and tweeters if you want to go the whole hog. Remember that companies that manufacture only speakers make better speakers than companies that make full range of audio systems and so you must buy speakers from such manufacturers like JBL, Velocity, Audible Dynamics, etc. Waiting to see results of you upgrade. All the best.