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Old 7th January 2009, 18:33   #316
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Today on the way back home, I went to a TATA - FIAT dealership in Def. col , they do'nt seem to bothered about Linea's launch. No display vehicle. Glittering new Indicas all around & a special edition Vista ( Brilliant looks)
With a week remaining for the official launch, the excitement was missing. Infact, they refused to accept that the display vehicles are available at many cities & informed that the car is expected on 14 or 16 Jan.
I am worried about A.S.S; what treatment would FIAT owners get at TASS
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more importantly how much efforts have FIAT put in to provide full support (like induct their service personnel at the workshops? or train the existing staff with TASS & availability of parts etc.)
Palio stile can owners can best explain!

Hoping for early opening of geniunely good multibrand service centres ( as announced by Jagdish Khattar - ex MUL head)

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Today on the way back , I went to a TATA - FIAT dealership in Def. col , they do'nt seem to bothered about Linea's launch. No display vehicle. Glittering new Indicas all around & a special edition Vista ( Brilliant looks)
With a week remaining for the official launch, the excitement was missing. Infact, they refused to accept that the display vehicles are available at many cities & informed that the car is expected on 14 or 16 Jan.

I am worried about A.S.S; what treatment would FIAT owners get at TASS
&
more importantly has FIAT planned to induct their service personnel at the workshops?

Palio stile can owners can best explain!

Hoping for early opening of geniunely good multibrand service centres ( as announced by Jagdish Khattar - ex MUL head)

Hey buddy !! I believe that only few chosen dealers are getting the display cars and the dealerships for Fiat Liena, not too sure if all the Tata Fiat dealerships will get to sell the Linea.....

You might need to call up all the dealers mentioned in the website and you will get good information for sure....
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According to ACI, Dezire has a 0.7 sec advantage over Linea in 0-100 , a very minor edge in 0-400, and a slight disadvantage in standing Km.

Linea's VGT helps it to beat Dezire in 20-80 in 3rd, and 40-100 in 4th very comfortably.
Both ACI and Overdrive report 0-60 in 6.1 seconds for Linea, which I assume they have used first and second gear.

Now Overdrive mentions that longer throw in gear box could have been the culprit for the longer time than DZire in 0-100. Indeed it is, according to me. Because Overdrive reports 60-100 in 4th gear in just 7.64 seconds.

If you add up, 0-100 will be 13.74 plus one gear change time, i.e. from second gear to 4th gear (skip the third gear since the ratios are too closely spaced). That would be around 14.25 seconds even for a very slow half a second manual gear change.

If we are racing 0-90, go first, second, third gear in Linea. Anything above that we should skip the third gear to get a better 0-X figure. Because the benefit of third gear over fourth gear in 60-90 will be lost due to the gear change time from third to fourth as we go further beyond 90.

Another technique of gear change when the gear ratios are too closely spaced is not to release the throttle completely. I have mastered this in pulsar 150. As we move to the next gear, keep the throttle almost where the rpm should be in the next gear.

Take it this way, if Linea's second gear 60kmph is at around 5000rpm and third gear 60kmph is at round 3000rpm. So, play a little bit to keep the throttle to that rpm while changing gear and make the clutch and change quick. It should synchronize quicker (if my experience with pulsar is to be true).

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somewhere in this forum one thread about BOSCH Service centers related to Fiat servicing. I will be delighted if Fiat approaches them to get the service done instead of Tata's rubbish a.s.s.
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As far as the linea is concerned,my only concern is as regards the a.s.s. of tata-fiat.from personal experience, tata service is pathetic.i am currently getting my palio serviced at the tvs service centre in udupi.until the a.s.s. really improves i wont buy the linea
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If only and only TATA-FIAT got their act together regarding after sales service issues, i predict this car has the potential to knock some of it's grossly overpriced Japanese rivals out of their perch. Seriously, this car is all too good in the flesh, atleast as far as looks, fit/finish and equipment levels are concerned. Official launch in Chennai is 14January and test drives are scheduled after that date , for those interested. I was told that the top of the line "Emotion" model will retail for within 9lacs on the road.
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Where did you check this car in Chennai.
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Where did you check this car in Chennai.
Looks like in the VST motors, Mount road
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All i can say is for 7L (Active) its miles ahead in Fit and Finish. I only hope that they maintain the quality level's ...
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- The steering is great but feels small (compared to my S10's)
Now this is great cause I always loved Fiesta & Fabia for their smaller lovely steering wheel. It feels like a racing car
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i got an SMS from one Atul announcing that Linea is available for TD and that he should be contacted for the purpose. must be a sales guy at Autofin where I bought my vista. might drop in this weekend.
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Congrats to the new customers of fiat but price should be a catch.If aci assumptions are to go by then definately fiat has fair pricing.
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Looking to upgrade Cad bhai?
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I have to admit one thing that the interiors look inviting and i give more importance to interior quality that exterior looks.
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Here are the ex-showroom prices for B'lore, received via PM here on TBHP:

Dude here you go .. All Ex-Showroom BLR

6.9, 7.5, 8.1, 8.5

Emotion will have a option pack which amounts to 8.1 + 40k for ABS, Airbag and Blue and Me.

Base variant wouldnt have Audio integrated but will come with Climate Control.

The main feature is ... the Blue and Me voice recognition 'you dont have to train it" ....

Other Feature is you can set the speed limit for your driver and it will start beeping once he goes beyond it ...

Amazing VFM if you ask me.
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