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Re: My New (to me) Evo called Eva

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Only to be used when the aircon is working but weak! Never use on a system thatís not working especially if all the gas had leaked out.
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Only to be used when the aircon is working but weak! Never use on a system thatís not working especially if all the gas had leaked out.
Also.. its 'peak season' for aircon regassing.

The £20 job in now priced at £55....


I am interested how much better it gets.. as my TA is probably just like EVA

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I am interested how much better it gets.. as my TA is probably just like EVA



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Itís made an incredible difference, it was working before but was weak, didnít realise just how weak till Iíd regarded it, now blasting icy cold air out. I replaced the pollen filter at the same time which has also made a big difference, it was very blocked when removed and even at full power the air coming out the vents was at best asthmatic, now itís like a gale force wind. So massive difference for under £100 and an hour spent tinkering.

Although I would advise not dropping any bolts or screws in the Evo engine bay, unlike every other fiat Iíve owned, every inch of the underside of the car is covered with plastic covers and guards, drop something and it doesnít come out of the bottom que having to jack in he car up and remove covers just to find one bolt (an essential bolt that held the fuel filter in its bracket) doh....
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Roof rack and bike racks fitted.

£300 worth of genuine kit for a fraction of the cost.

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Finally done a propper walk around of the car
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Roof rack and bike racks fitted.

£300 worth of genuine kit for a fraction of the cost.

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First of a few little jobs, cabin filter replacement.

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I must admit, my girlfriends' Evo is rather starting to grow on me. I still prefer the purity of the early model, but I like the Evo model a lot more than I used to.
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I must admit, my girlfriends' Evo is rather starting to grow on me. I still prefer the purity of the early model, but I like the Evo model a lot more than I used to.
Having spent last weekend servicing it and this coming weekend doing the brakes, they definitely spent a lot more on the evo, there is a lot more underbody protection, the interior is also better, not brilliant but better, someone seriously needs to show fiat engineers what a cup holder is and what it needs to do.

I imagine that the reason they renamed it the punto in 2012 was to try and cut some costs again, as the newer cars seem to be cheaper again, I notice the newest cars have ditched a lot of the evo bits and are starting to look more like the grande again especially things like the tail lights.

I am enjoying driving it, due to it being much lighter than the golf the 30bhp difference isnít noticeable. And itís already taken a lot of abuse, Iíll probably keep it till this time next year then getting rid, given how cheap it was Iím hoping Iíll get back what I paid for it, then Iíll be getting something a bit (lot) faster, thatís the plan at least.
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Underbody protection? They improved the rustproofing?

I must admit, whilst I do think the Evo doorcards are slightly better, I do prefer the dashboard in the Grande.

I'm hoping I can eke a few more years out of my Grande, but when that sad day comes, I'd love a 2012-2018 model Punto to replace it, but I know I'll struggle to find a good 1 by then.
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Underbody protection? They improved the rustproofing?

I must admit, whilst I do think the Evo doorcards are slightly better, I do prefer the dashboard in the Grande.

I'm hoping I can eke a few more years out of my Grande, but when that sad day comes, I'd love a 2012-2018 model Punto to replace it, but I know I'll struggle to find a good 1 by then.
In a couple of years time youíll be able to find a few 2018 model puntos knocking about for very little money, the problem will be the spec, a 2018 punto easy+ is going to probably be An almost identical car spec wise to your eleganza, even the same engine with the same BHP, the only differences will be cosmetic. Depending on your circumstances by then, you might want a bigger ďfamilyĒ car you might want a particular feature or option thatís just not available on the punto, what ever the reason to be buying a new one, the newer punto will be no different to your grande, so either there would be no point upin upgrading or, youíll be looking for something different.
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Re: My New (to me) Evo called Eva

If I need a bigger car by then, I'll try and get my hands on a Tipo.

I intend to keep the Grande until it's had it, and if I could find a 2016/17/18 Punto similar spec to my Eleganza, I'll be a very happy chappy! The spec I've got now is absolutely perfect for me, and the car itself is perfect for my needs, hence why I want the same again.
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Quote Originally Posted by puntofan01 View Post
Underbody protection? They improved the rustproofing?

I must admit, whilst I do think the Evo doorcards are slightly better, I do prefer the dashboard in the grande
Underside is covered in plastic panels.
But they could trap moisture..?

My 07 and 2012 dashes are chalk n cheese

The 2012 is much better for storing specs.phones.etc.

Dont understand Andys comment about rear view/look.. just return to coloured lenses?

TBH. I thought the EVO bonnet /grille was UGLY.

AND my TA appears CUTE ..'topolino style'

From 45' front..

Weird..!!
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Underside is covered in plastic panels.
But they could trap moisture..?
The pannes stop mud and dirt caking on the bottom of the car, there are very few points of contact between the body and the panel, so few areas for moisture to get trapped. It also allows air to circulate and and dry out areas.
Other manufacturers have been doing this for years.

Another reson is it helps streamline the bottom of the car cutting down on dirty air under the car improving the aerodynamics and fuel economy.

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My 07 and 2012 dashes are chalk n cheese

2012 is much better for storing specs.phones.etc.
Agreed, the evo/2012 interior is to the grande, what the PlayStation was to the
Super Nintendo, its like they have increased the pixel count, the older grande is more angular with lots of slabs, with little shape or style to them, the Evo definitely improved on that. In fact, the major difference between the two was the interior, I'm guessing that fiat identified this was a major turn off for customers, I can't think of any other facelift model cars where they completely redesigned the dash.


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Dont understand Andys comment about rear view/look.. just return to coloured lenses?
The last of the UK puntos seem to have grande tail lights, just coloured lenses and no LED like on the evo and earlier 2012 puntos.
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The spec I've got now is absolutely perfect for me, and the car itself is perfect for my needs, hence why
Let's not keep spewing the same drivel time and time again. You've said this so many times its clear the only person you're trying to convince is yourself.

Any car that drives and has a valid MOT is the perfect car for you as you don't expect anything from a car, and you don't seemingly want anything for yourself.
While all-out ambition is clearly not your forte, your lack of want for anything will also be just a destructive.

It will be the person who is ambitious who will climb over you and stand on you to get what they want, while you're attitude will be "I'm happy with what I have"
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