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Old 18th July 2014, 15:44   #1036
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@prakash_ajp & @rsidd
Thanks for the suggestion guys. Agreed there's no point in being adventurous for something that isn't broken . I'll stick to my existing service center for now.
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They stock running spares from the dealership at Guwahati. Now that the dealership is closed, I wonder where they will get the spares from.
Green Valley Fiat, aka Abhishek Motors, sometimes used to source parts from Sanjay Automobiles located at Chatribari Road. That happened more than once in case of my Palio Multijet.

When all else fails, Sanjay Automobiles is the place to go. Enter Chatribari Road from near Himatsingka Petrol Pump at AT Road. The place is not very far from Paltanbazar end of the Panbazar overbridge.

Uno, Palio, Punto, Linea owners in North-East ... we're in the same boat brothers!
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Uno, Palio, Punto, Linea owners in North-East ... we're in the same boat brothers!
Its not funny anymore from FIAT. Look at that vast unserviced area in Andhra - Orissa - MP belt.

No service centres in Visakhapatnam or Vijayawada - two of the largest cities of Andhra!! I have to drive down to Bhubaneshwar or to Hyderabad- 600 km just for routine servicing!!

When they parted ways with Tata, I thought it was an apt example of "good riddance to bad rubbish" - esp with my experience with M/s SRMT at Vizag for my first free service of my 2012 Linea and an associated insurance claim.

In fact last year I timed a drive (for my vacation) to Pune such that the second free service can be at the new Fiat Service centre and I loved every bit of the experience.

But that was by "choice".

This situation is panicky - to not have a service centre in your city at all!!

I am moving to Mumbai in a couple of months, so hopefully will not have any issue with the third free service at 30000 km.
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Old 27th September 2014, 04:24   #1039
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Its not funny anymore from FIAT. Look at that vast unserviced area in Andhra - Orissa - MP belt.

No service centres in Visakhapatnam or Vijayawada - two of the largest cities of Andhra!! I have to drive down to Bhubaneshwar or to Hyderabad- 600 km just for routine servicing!!

When they parted ways with Tata, I thought it was an apt example of "good riddance to bad rubbish" - esp with my experience with M/s SRMT at Vizag for my first free service of my 2012 Linea and an associated insurance claim.

In fact last year I timed a drive (for my vacation) to Pune such that the second free service can be at the new Fiat Service centre and I loved every bit of the experience.

But that was by "choice".

This situation is panicky - to not have a service centre in your city at all!!

I am moving to Mumbai in a couple of months, so hopefully will not have any issue with the third free service at 30000 km.
Now, this is something worrisome for a different reason. What about the roadside assistance? So, if I were to plan a drive to Chitrakoot or in the central-southern parts of the country, what use is the roadside assistance in case of any mishappenings? They have tie-ups locally to help us but I am worried about original parts if required!
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No dealership or service centers in Assam as well. A new dealership (Mahesh Fiat, Guwahati) is apparently coming up, but not sure when. There are so many unresolved issues with my Punto, along with a jammed bonnet that it's making me really impatient. A big thumbs down to Fiat India though; their new motto seems to be "sell it and forget about it".


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No dealership or service centers in Assam as well. A new dealership (Mahesh Fiat, Guwahati) is apparently coming up, but not sure when. There are so many unresolved issues with my Punto, along with a jammed bonnet that it's making me really impatient. A big thumbs down to Fiat India though; their new motto seems to be "sell it and forget about it".


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No service center in my vicinity, Siliguri, the chicken neck of India. Closest one is in Kolkata now. Too far. Terrible roads. Disappointing show by Fiat, although they had promised to open a service center here earlier this year.
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Now, this is something worrisome for a different reason. What about the roadside assistance? So, if I were to plan a drive to Chitrakoot or in the central-southern parts of the country, what use is the roadside assistance in case of any mishappenings? They have tie-ups locally to help us but I am worried about original parts if required!
OT:- Chitrakoot, Jagdalpor don't even have any service point of Ford, Toyota, Chevy, Honda and so on. You has to travel 100+ KM if you are stuck somewhere in that region. Very bad from all the company who proudly say go anywhere

I think FIAT should at least think of Mobile service for some of the place where they are not able to find any Dealers.
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No service center in my vicinity, Siliguri, the chicken neck of India. Closest one is in Kolkata now. Too far. Terrible roads. Disappointing show by Fiat, although they had promised to open a service center here earlier this year.
Do they have a service centre even in Kolkata? As per the last update seen here on our forum itself, the Kolkata dealership had also shut shop. Or have they opened a new one now?
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Do they have a service centre even in Kolkata? As per the last update seen here on our forum itself, the Kolkata dealership had also shut shop. Or have they opened a new one now?
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It is not Garodia,

but Bose Automobile Kolkata.

Phone: 9831726042 (Sujit Das)
9836300281

Source: Fiat toll-free

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I got update from service Fiat-Chrysler Group that they have appointed a new dealer/service provider in Kolkata - Austin Distributors.

I have been urging Fiat to hold outreach camps at places like where I live.
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Tuli Motors, Wazirpur is closing their Fiat dealership and going back to its Tata Motors dealership. The last day is June 30th and they have already stopped taking cars which require major work.

Now except Kashyap, no other good dealer in Delhi.

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Tuli Motors, Wazirpur is closing their Fiat dealership and going back to its Tata Motors dealership. The last day is June 30th and they have already stopped taking cars which require major work.

Now except Kashyap, no other good dealer in Delhi.
This is a major concern for me. I'm sure the company has long term plans in India and engine sales/royalties will keep them profitable. But what about the dealers? Will the good dealers stick with them? This is what worries me.
When Tata Motors fortunes went down some important dealers of theirs quit.
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