Heart vs Brain: Punto vs Figo - Booked Punto


Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
4
Likes
0
Location
Bangalore
@AzAd - Congratz on your new Punto[clap]

I too have booked a Punto 1.3 Emotion last week. We formed a group of 5 people (thru forums) and negotiated with the dealer (kht) to get a group-buy discount. We booked 5 vehicles on 30-Aug. Delivery date is within 2 weeks.

Btw did you get the chassis & engine numbers after paying the booking amount? And what did you win in the lucky draw? All of us got 3 months fuel vouchers [anger]

@RSM - what do you mean by check 'H' on odo?

@Thetraveller - what is VIN and when do I get it? Is it different from chassis & engine numbers?
 
Joined
May 23, 2011
Messages
1,043
Likes
23
Location
Pune
@ashtek - yes VIN is chassis number. You can either find it in engine bay or door side. You can even ask for it from the dealer after you get the car allotted.
 
Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
4
Likes
0
Location
Bangalore
ashtek congrats to you too


That's nice idea. What did you got exactly ?
Thanks!
We got an additional discount of 10K for group booking apart from free insurance, 10K cash discount, 7k corporate discount, 6.5k fuel voucher, basic accessories (mat, mud flaps...), sun film and reverse parking sensor at discount price.
 
Thread Starter #67
Joined
May 11, 2011
Messages
28
Likes
0
Location
Bangalore
@Ashtek: Thanks and congratulations on your buy!!

Finally I got my dream car, The Italian Beauty - Grande Punto. Let the picture speak..

DSC00368.JPG
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2010
Messages
4,239
Likes
372
Location
Kannur,Kerala
Finally I got my dream car, The Italian Beauty - Grande Punto. Let the picture speak..
Incredible it is in this color.
now do not hesitate to change those tires to fatter ones. let the rim be the stock one or else change if you wish.
punto deserves 205 wheels..!!
 
Thread Starter #69
Joined
May 11, 2011
Messages
28
Likes
0
Location
Bangalore
We did complete PDI.. Made sure everything is fine..
Got the registration part done and my car was ready by 7.30pm.. Got the puja done and drive back home .. I Was very happy until!![frustration]

Now the sad part: After taking delivery to home, I found that left front door doesn't fit in properly. One can see around 3-4mm gap..

What should I do now?? Can it be rectified or I need to live with it forever[confused]
 
Last edited:
Thread Starter #70
Joined
May 11, 2011
Messages
28
Likes
0
Location
Bangalore
Incredible it is in this color.
now do not hesitate to change those tires to fatter ones. let the rim be the stock one or else change if you wish.
punto deserves 205 wheels..!!
Really its Awesome..
I was thinking of going for 185/70 r14 on stock rims as suggested by RSM but I may not afford it right now as I am on a very tight budget..
Any idea how much it costs if I go for exchange..
 

350Z

Core Team
Joined
Aug 10, 2009
Messages
21,287
Likes
7,842
Location
New Delhi
I too have booked a Punto 1.3 Emotion last week. We formed a group of 5 people (thru forums) and negotiated with the dealer (kht) to get a group-buy discount. We booked 5 vehicles on 30-Aug. Delivery date is within 2 weeks.
Welcome to The Automotive India, Ashtek. And congratulations for the group buy. It’s a wonderful idea indeed which has managed to fetch a great deal overall. Do take a look at the following two useful threads:

- http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/f...-decoding-vehicle-information-number-vin.html
- http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/f...pre-delivery-inspection-exhaustive-guide.html

Finally I got my dream car, The Italian Beauty - Grande Punto. Let the picture speak..
She looks gorgeous in that colour. Awaiting to read a comprehensive purchase and ownership experience soon!

Drive Safe,
350Z
 
Thread Starter #73
Joined
May 11, 2011
Messages
28
Likes
0
Location
Bangalore
The first fault found during our PDI..

DSC00376.JPG

An extra 'E'.. Complained and got it removed!! Rest everything was fine..

I think the left front door gap may got introduced after they put central locking system, am not sure!!
Please guys help me out..[cry]
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2010
Messages
4,239
Likes
372
Location
Kannur,Kerala
ROFL....I cannot believe kind of nerds are doing job in fiat production plant????


I think the left front door gap may got introduced after they put central locking system, am not sure!!
Still not sure what kind of Gap you are talking about , a picture may help or take it to Service centre.
 
Thread Starter #75
Joined
May 11, 2011
Messages
28
Likes
0
Location
Bangalore
Still not sure what kind of Gap you are talking about , a picture may help or take it to Service centre.
The gap between body and door.. If i see from back then I will feel as if the door is not closed properly. Will update picture tomorrow..
 

Top Bottom