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i have been offered a palio 1.2 ELX 2002. i want to know,is the maintenance of this car very expensive ? any key point that i should look out for, before purchasing it?
By Anubrata Das 03 March 2009
Expert`s comment:

Maintenance of Palio 1.2Elx is of average maintenance .Take test drive, Take a look at overall condition of car like difference in fading of paints which may indicate accident repairs, rust formations, oil leak,tyre and battery conditions , original documents, Finace balance if car is under finance,Ask for service records if maintained .

Answer by Shiva Shankar 03 March 2009

* Slowly rev the engine to max and make sure there is no vibration or rattling noises.

*Make sure none of the parts (Doors, hood, exhaust) are rusted even a little.

*The Gearbox should be smooth, no hesitation while shifting gears.

*All the lights should be working, get a mech to check the electricals for you.

*There should be no smell coming from the AC, and it should work properly.

*Make sure the tyres aren't worn out.


Apart from this, there is not much you can check as Palio is a WONDERFUL car! I still drive it despite a purchased a much better car sometime ago. The body is like armour. But, the re sale value isn't good. You can probably pick up a moderately maintained 1.2 ELX for about 1 to 1.3 lacs.

Enjoy driving your Palio :)

Answer by Sid 03 March 2009

I have a (Chennai) Palio 1.2 E.L. It's for sale, since I'm moving out of country.
Please let me know, if you are interested.

Answer by Jey 03 March 2009

thank you very much for your response. it was of great help to me. i am here at mumbai.

Answer by Anubrata Das 03 March 2009

you are free to call on 9276825222 . so that i can give detail information on fiat palio .i owe three fift cars .

Answer by Drsanjaybarot 03 March 2009

It is very good performance car but its required proper service on time. its maintenance cost not much for other then care of same segment. Its fule consumption much high to compare then other care on same segment. aprox 13 KMPL on highway and 9 KMPL on Local road.

Answer by Vijender 04 April 2009
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