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Old 16-01-2012   #1
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Having had an Impreza for 8 years, the fuel and maintenance bills finally got too much for me, so in April last year I traded in for this.

2007/8 (made Dec '07, regged Jan '08) Grande Punto 1.4 8v Eleganza Dualogic




It's just turned over 50k miles, but still feels pretty much like new
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Bet the lack of power is really annoying after having an impreza lol. Any plans for it?
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Bet the lack of power is really annoying after having an impreza lol. Any plans for it?
My Impreza was a non-turbo one anyway, so it's not such a vast difference as it would have been - I do miss the torque from time to time though.
Planning on keeping this pretty standard, as I got sick of declaring the mods on the scooby every time I looked for insurance
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Lovely colour
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I love the colour! I also have a 1.4 8v dualogic with 50,000 miles... small world!
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In full-on camping mode at the weekend
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Ace! But i can't help but think i'd love to see the scooby in full camping gear! Haha, I'd imagine it would look something like a donkey with a carrot dangled over its head. Wanting to go for it, but then realising it can't.

Its a nice GP, you gotta want to do 'something' to it, surely....
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I would do something to it, but the whole point of getting this car was for cheaper motoring, and easy insurance...
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Whens the Breakdown, bro?
 
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I would do something to it, but the whole point of getting this car was for cheaper motoring, and easy insurance...
There we go buddy, its your car, do what the hell you want with it! Tell the truth, find the Raw Punto Power harder control than the weak Rally Car?
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There we go buddy, its your car, do what the hell you want with it! Tell the truth, find the Raw Punto Power harder control than the weak Rally Car?
Can't say I've struggled to cope with the power yet
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Can't say I've struggled to cope with the power yet
Aha, proberly not in gear then!
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I have been caught out by wheelspin a few times though.
With the Scooby I was used to just hoofing it and it goes - no matter the road surface.
Try that in a front wheel drive car on a wet road and not so much happens...
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True true mate, Gotta say, love the colour, looks in perfect nick too!
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Dualogic help

HELP WANTED / NEEDED !!


I own a Grande Punto Dualogic, lovely car


Just lately when its in Auto, it beeps like mad and wont let me change gear, put hazards on as i'm usually always in traffic, I have noticed it seems to be after the car has been standing all day at work. alos If I brake suddnely !!!


Seems fine in Manual mode though


Starts first time, every time


Is it purely because its cold ??


Its a 1.4 Petrol 5 Door Sport
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