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Old 8th May 2007, 13:24   #61
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Are there Fiat sales-men after the deal with Tata? I thought Fiat India is only a manufacturing company..

Anyways, they just need to introduce their new models here.. The dealers will know themselves whoz boss when the sales increase and will align automatically.. 1L is just a number to instill confidence and reaffirm that they have a plan in place to get back their (rightful) market share..
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Are there Fiat sales-men after the deal with Tata? I thought Fiat India is only a manufacturing company..

Anyways, they just need to introduce their new models here.. The dealers will know themselves whoz boss when the sales increase and will align automatically.. 1L is just a number to instill confidence and reaffirm that they have a plan in place to get back their (rightful) market share..

Every TATA dealership, assigns 1 FIAT salesperson.
The sales targets are not on par with the TATA sales guys!!

I would like to add that the Teflon coating, 3M film, Under chasis coating and all the minor works are done by TATA dealerships.
The Teflon coating done by them was bad. Planning to get it done again.
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The Teflon coating done by them was bad. Planning to get it done again.
Teflon coating is a big eye wash! Instead, get the cash discount!
But, since you already bought the Car, ask them to Redo it, but don't be surprised if it is badly done again!
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Teflon coating is a big eye wash! Instead, get the cash discount!
But, since you already bought the Car, ask them to Redo it, but don't be surprised if it is badly done again!
Yeah, A cash discount would have been a great idea!!!
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I checked the website of Maruti SX4, the only hint of the FIAT-SUUZKI colloboration was that the car has european styling..thats about it....
IMHO, Fiat Sedici is way better looking than SX4. http://www.whatcar.com/car-review-pictures.aspx?RT=752

I guess all that European styling is lost when Maruti manufactures it in India !!
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Well, Fiat needs to sell just 99,999 more now :-) . Got myself a Fiat Adventure (Formula Red)
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how do you feel about the adventure ? pls pm me.
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Well, Fiat needs to sell just 99,999 more now :-) . Got myself a Fiat Adventure (Formula Red)
Many Congrats Thalavoy!

Enjoy driving that Italian Beast!

Do post your first impressions and Review on a new thread!
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Well, Fiat needs to sell just 99,999 more now :-) . Got myself a Fiat Adventure (Formula Red)

Thats a good buy!!! Would help for some off-roading too.
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Can you guys in Bangalore, suggest a good authorised FIAT service centre.
I got to use my free service.
I heard from Ketan that Manipal is the best..but I need inputs
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Can you guys in Bangalore, suggest a good authorised FIAT service centre.
I got to use my free service.
I heard from Ketan that Manipal is the best..but I need inputs
ya, Manipal service center @airport road is the best for FIAT among TATA-FIAT dealers, get in touch with the technician Shivram Nayak. does a good job...cel number : 98446 27185
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Well, there's some news about Fiat India from "The Hindu" today (The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai / Wheels : Fiatís planted now).

Highlights:
Ranjangaon plant operational - capacity of 1 Lakh cars and 2 Lakh engines p.a.
10 % lower production costs than earlier plant at Kurla.
1.3 multijet in the Stile in 6 - 8 months
1.4L 77bhp petrol engine (from the Grande Punto) in the pipeline too
90% localisation targeted by '10, resulting in 30% cost benefits over the older plant.

Sounds good, doesnt it?
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ya, Manipal service center @airport road is the best for FIAT among TATA-FIAT dealers, get in touch with the technician Shivram Nayak. does a good job...cel number : 98446 27185

Thanks Sanjay. Would get in touch!!!
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Thanks for your wishes folks. Will write something more. But my initial impressions were a bit disappointing.
For example, the engine seems a bit loud during starting up. My wife commented that it sounds a bit like diesel. Is this normal? (We had an Accent before)
Also, there are some pinging/clicking noises once in a while. Cant exactly describe it. With the AC on, the engine noise seems a bit louder than what I was used to with Accent.
Otherwise, I am enjoying the looks my cars get. Waiting for the running in period before opening up the engine.

Cheers
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Which fuel you are using ?
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