Thanks a lot for all the support information to decide, finalized my First Car!
Now here it is! BNW FIAT Punto 1.3 Active. Spl. thanks to carfreak, SOOZ_PUNTO, raj_5004, dharmesh, jayadev for there on call and my mail support. Thanks a lot to the Mods. for this fantastic car forum.
I got the delivery on 4th Oct,2012 and now a proud owner of Punto 1.3.
As I am new to driving so still not much driving. So still in learning stage.
Following is the detail story. These all are result of 3 years of deep research and analysis. Why Fiat?
I have no personal fascination on any brand. What I had in mind is Safety, durability, leader in technology, looks, maintenance while selecting the car.
After taken TD for all car in 5 L -9L range found only Fiat meets them all. Why Punto:
The look, the tank like body, great ride quality, 280 L boot space enough for my family, Nice interior, good space and comfort in seating, and famous multi-jet engine. AC is great, awasome pick-up, Why diesel:
Though my current use will be low but how knows after sometime it will not increase? Petrol is costly, the maintain cost has not much difference (2-4 k/pa). Punto 1.2 is not that great. Even except Jazz 1.2 motor I was not happy with any other petrol heads. And Jazz is overpriced. Not VFM
So Punto 1.3.
Dealer : Addya Motors, Bangalore.
I took quotations from all 4 dealers in Bangalore and got best quotation from Addya. Till now seems all ok.
PDI: Dealer called me for PDI and I did it by myself in 20 mins. Why Car lease Option(LeasePlan):
I have no money to invest in car as already I have other big loan commitment.
My company has tieup up LeasePlan I opt it after a long analysis.
Pros: 1> company will pay registration, 1st year insurance and handling charges.
2> No instant downpayment, only Emi.
3> Loan on ex-showroom price only @14.5%.
4> Tax benefit of the EMI paid per month and upto 120000.00 pa for fuel.
con: Need to stay 3 years in the organization. Why Active version:
The active version has all the things that satisfy most of the need.
The Dynamic version cost 75K more for ABS
, defogger,foglamp, remote lock etc. which is good to have but not at all must in Indian senerio.
Found active version is real VFM
Question: How I can polish/wash my car for best maintenance.