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The love for yellow fellow was the love at first sight when I saw Palio S10 first time on internet. The budget, The Situation and few other responsibilities were the factor which was on my priority and my decision to buy a second car (which has to be S10) was on hold. Then comes March 2014 which is appraisal time and at the same time my used car dealer called me that he has yellow Palio for sale and I immediately asked him if it is Palio S10 and he was not sure If it is S10 or not. He was not sure about it so instead of asking him to check if it is Palio S10 or not I took my Honda Dio out from parking reached to Dealer's place which is around 4 km from my place. Hadapsar area in Pune is one of the biggest used car market in India. To my surprise it was S10 and number 482 S10. I checked the car and it was good condition and everything was fine to me. I asked him to wait for 2-3 days to confirm however he got a new customer (which was dealer's friend) for S10 and he paid the amount and bought the car on the same day and I was like Then after 2 weeks dealer called me and said his friend returned the car as he is not ready to maintain such a low fuel efficient car. Dealer called me instantly and I went to dealer's place and booked the car with some advance payment. This time I don’t wanted to take chance. On the auspicious day of Gudhi Padwa, I took delivery of the car and car is at home today. Now Actions Required: • Take the car to Ravi’s Garage and do thorough check up and rectify what mechanical parts need to be changed. • Service the car with all lubricants change which is on priority. • Take the car to Rawat Uncle or Pandit Automotive, Bavdhan (FIAT FASS & Body shop) for denting and painting work which is the last priority. • The restoration will be in different phases and I will keep this thread updated. FIAT Palio S10 is rare gem and I am feeling lucky that I own one. There is very limited information available over the internet and I will try to write down as much as possible information in this thread along with restoration story of my Palio S10. The S10 was launched in 2002 & only 500 units were manufactured with special badge (people call it billa) with numbers from 1 to 500. I own Palio S10 Billa No. 482. Engine: 1596cc DOHC 4 cylinders 16 valves engine with 32 bit ECU 100hp@5500rpm. 140nm torque @4250rpm It is one of the many jewels in Fiat's crown. The right power at right RPMs makes it perfect balance of torque and BHP of this 1.6 Torque Engine from FIAT. Build Quality FIAT Palio is built like tank and typical European Car. Palio is still heavier than most of the modern hatchbacks, sedan and weighs 1080kg. Being a heavy car Palio is well composed car which reflects in driving dynamics of the Car. Personally I love the safe and solid feeling of the car & my car is around 10 years old and thud sound from the door is still present which makes build to last. When it was launched back in 2002 Indian Automobile market was immature to understand the Palio as it is B+ segment car & people were comparing it with tin boxes like Zen, Santro. Limited Edition Canary Yellow color Side skirts & a beautiful & sporty rear spoiler specially designed for S10 Great looking 14” alloys (remember most of the car were available with 13” steel wheel in last decade) S10 badges all over on exteriors and interiors with India’s first signature car with little master’s signature on bonnet, quarter panels, special S10 badges on C Pillers & on boot lid. All this special theme means the car is a limited edition car in the true sense nothing like so called limited editions from leading car companies in India. (I hate Swift RS) Interiors Smashing design theme is carried over to interiors as well and car’s interiors are like build to last. Silver finish on center console and side AC vents makes the interiors fresh however seat fabric and fabric on door panel makes the interiors dull however some aftermarket leather upholstery will do wonders. The dash is tilted towards the driver - I just love that & aluminum pedals enriches the sporty theme inside. The driving position and rear seat comfort is better than Punto and Linea in Palio and steering to food pedals position is just perfect. Gear shifts are way smoother than Punto and Linea and it comes with gear lock for reverse gear. S10 has different gear ratios than other 1.6 Palio and 3rd & 4th gears are different for meaty mid-range power. Steering is leather wrapped hydraulic power steering and it is so sharp than you will go wrong with it which makes Palio fun to drive car. I will be taking my car to Pandit Auto, Bavdhan Pune for general check up and routine service tomorrow morning. Thats my love..FIAT Punto 90HP and FIAT Palio S10. Both of them are just mind blowing cars to drive. To Be Continued......