By Deba Karbak
My Oceanic Blue Fiat Grande Punto Dynamic Diesel.
Pros : Great Looks, Best drivability among all the Hatches, Good suspension, it loves the highway and a very accurate and responsive steering.
Cons : Stereo speakers could have been better, fuel economy in city driving (Highway it easily gives 18kmpl)
I got my car a month back and have clocked nearly 2000km bulk of it on the highways where this car really comes to its own. Still new but i did 100km/hr speed. I had my doubts earlier but a test drive of the car is all it took to convince me as look wise i had always loved this car from the day i saw it on TV (the Yuvraj Singh ad) and magazines and you get that 'Exclusive feeling which you wont get for example with a swift as you find one in every corner.
The steering is pretty accurate and responsive light when slow and firm at speeds, the ABS brakes are superb, great suspension so pot holes or speed breakers not a problem add to that a ground clearence of 185mm, a necessity for Indian roads as cars like Figo and i20 scraps the bumps regularly and also you have an engine guard for that extra safety. Interior ambience is pretty good with a pretty looking central console and instrument panel and good firm seats which are height adjustable and adjustable steering so its not that hard to get a comfortable driving position. Enough boot space for a family trip or a weekend getaway.
My only issue as of now is the poor mileage in city driving, it gives about 12kmpl, hope it will improve after the first servicing. Some of the plastics inside could have been better and the stock tyres should have been a bit wider. Other then that everything is Great about the car- driving, comfort, looks you name it. I simply Love the Car and am proud to own one.