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Old 16-08-2014   #16
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Re: Where are Fiat going with the Punto?

I thought like you, but why this spyshot I posted before ?

Hope they do not make a new 500-clone again. I like the 500, but I dislike all the derived models: 500 it's just a model, not the mark !
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Re: Where are Fiat going with the Punto?

Given that the 500 is the flagship, I'd like to see them bring back the number for names scheme, making the Punto replacement a 600
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Given that the 500 is the flagship, I'd like to see them bring back the number for names scheme, making the Punto replacement a 600
But that would be confusing, as that was the predecessor for the 2004-2011 Panda, lol!
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Re: Where are Fiat going with the Punto?

Not really, as they were still being made concurrently, just not sold in the UK.
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Not really, as they were still being made concurrently, just not sold in the UK.
I see!
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Thanks for the video

Interesting to hear that the Indian Punto gets hydraulic power sterring and not the usual Euro spec. It is also the only one in its class to do so.
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Interesting to hear that the Indian Punto gets hydraulic power sterring and not the usual Euro spec. It is also the only one in its class to do so.
It "shocked" me as well, don't undestand why, don't see any advantage with hydraulic.
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It "shocked" me as well, don't undestand why, don't see any advantage with hydraulic.
I can only assume it is more reliable and less troublesome than the Euro spec.
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Re: Where are Fiat going with the Punto?

Note sure.

Yes fiat had trouble with electric steering at start, but now all is fine.

Hydraulic steering is not more reliable (pipes can breaks, pressure pump too), it need a little bit of maintenance and its 15 years back in time !
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Re: Where are Fiat going with the Punto?

We'll the Indians may have had trouble with the electric steering,but it's a backwards step they have taken,could be cost cutting etc,by Fiat India ,as for our Punto,s we'll it's bye bye soon I think as we are merged into 500 l ,500 mpvl, 500 x, 500 vans,etc
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Re: Where are Fiat going with the Punto?

Area Fiat and Alfa Romeo still teaming up with Mazda?
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Re: Where are Fiat going with the Punto?

Electric steering has less feel than hydraulic - the only reason manufacturers us electric now is to save fuel.

Hydraulic steering is preferred than electric systems due to feel and weight.
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Area Fiat and Alfa Romeo still teaming up with Mazda?
I really hope they are! I'm in love with Mazda's Hazumi concept, with the new Mazda 3 and planned Mazda 2 being serious good lookers. Combine that with a bit of Italian flare and you've got an absolute peach of a car.

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Re: Where are Fiat going with the Punto?

Costcutting....
Alfa tried that before, with Datsun (Nissan) the ARNA was the (poor) result.
We all know what happened with that model...
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