Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th January 2009, 12:36   #511
Distinguished - BHPian
 
jkdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Thiruvananthapu
Posts: 9,661
Thanked: 1,389 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AirWind View Post
Ref YouTube video on post# 492., occurs to me the front seats were way too reclined beyond normal - is it just me...?
It was reclined and far back by me.

Its 25k for booking here at Tvm as per the salesman.
jkdas is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 12:39   #512
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,717
Thanked: 425 Times
Default

Quote:
any idea what time is the launch ?
I remember reading somewhere that the launch would be at 6PM.

Where is the launch happening? I think it should be at Fiat's Ranjangaon plant?
amit is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 12:51   #513
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengalooru
Posts: 1,471
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Surely the hype is going with Linea. But thats all in paper. Let me try my hand and see whether it justifies the euphoria it has created.

A car is not just buy & keep product. It needs service at regular intervals. Seeing the equipment list, I feel jittery about Linea's price. Can Fiat offer good enough service for those prices?
diabloo is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 13:05   #514
BHPian
 
whatcanthisbe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: http://www.wandering-online.com
Posts: 501
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

k
the site is not showing any prices...
whatcanthisbe is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 13:07   #515
Senior - BHPian
 
karanraheja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,915
Thanked: 233 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkdas View Post
Its 25k for booking here at Tvm as per the salesman.
Just checked with my dealer 50k advance booking.


Quote:
Originally Posted by diabloo View Post
It needs service at regular intervals. Seeing the equipment list, I feel jittery about Linea's price. Can Fiat offer good enough service for those prices?

Well as per rumours Linea service intervals will be every 15k . correct me if im wrong. But it seems like Fiat is serious this time . Problem is that this happened during Palio launch too. Initially it did well & then Fiat goofed it up. I hope Tata- Fiat A.S.S is better.




I just checked both New City (2nd time) and Linea. Linea has brilliant interiors!!! Trying to convince dad for City but he s almost sold on Linea. . Any idea when that Sky Blue silver will be launched for Linea???
karanraheja is online now  
Old 14th January 2009, 13:10   #516
BHPian
 
mohandas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 266
Thanked: 27 Times
Default re:

Are they launching Linea today? I do not see any news anywhere?
mohandas is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 13:32   #517
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 595
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by muneemmk View Post

Even I wished for the T-Jet,but that's just the petrol head in me talking, If I Was offered the T-Jet and the 1.4 NA I would go for the NA because the Fuel efficency would be better, and I am talking about the general public, come on how many 1.6 Fords do you see on the road ?
Was reading one of you old posts - what kind of FE can be expected from the Linea petrol?
CBlazer is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 13:39   #518
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,717
Thanked: 425 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karanraheja View Post
Trying to convince dad for City but he s almost sold on Linea.
That's surprising. Shouldn't it be the other way round?
amit is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 13:43   #519
Distinguished - BHPian
 
jkdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Thiruvananthapu
Posts: 9,661
Thanked: 1,389 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amit View Post
That's surprising. Shouldn't it be the other way round?
Maybe he liked it coz there was a diesel option and better ride comfort.
jkdas is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 14:39   #520
Senior - BHPian
 
karanraheja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,915
Thanked: 233 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amit View Post
That's surprising. Shouldn't it be the other way round?

Actually i took him to Honda showroom first & he was convinced for City. Then i took him to Tata/ Fiat showroom. He was almost sold for Linea. Pakka Fiat fan eh!!Well i too think Linea is a overall better car. But for A.S.S of Fiat.




Quote:
Originally Posted by jkdas View Post
Maybe he liked it coz there was a diesel option and better ride comfort.
Yup , True also he s a Fiat fan.
karanraheja is online now  
Old 14th January 2009, 14:51   #521
Distinguished - BHPian
 
jkdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Thiruvananthapu
Posts: 9,661
Thanked: 1,389 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkdas View Post
1) Its bigger than you think.Dont believe in pix
2) Built quality is awesome! Just coz its brother is a Palio Stilo or that its in a Tata showroom, dont underestimate the quality! This is way ahead. Shame to Verna/Fiesta! That good.
3) 0-100, he is not a hero here but 3-4 is good.
4) Yes, there is engine noise, its a diesel. "Think" Swift is more silent, but then would be coz this is more powerful ?
5) Wow to brakes!
6) What a steering, Grab me! drive me!
7) Space is good. 3 sit comfortly, yes, 6 footers may have issues whenit comes to headroom.
8) Has a rear vent for AC !
9) Hei, my first q to the salesguy! How do I lock/unlock the door? Nice one here Fiat!
10) Oh and I didnt take my hand from the grab bar(handle once I closed the door) , ah ! what a plush feeling, emm, pat me more!
11) Very muted when you jump potholes. Man, I will give this 8.5/10. So great!
12) Nice ICE (Its a Blau unit), the song you hear in background is from stock ICE.

13) Short stick
14) Wasnt slick enough, maybe coz it was a test drive car or brand new
15) Odo is neat. Like a premium watch dial. Small meters for tacho and speedo.
jkdas is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 14:54   #522
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: pune
Posts: 2,088
Thanked: 48 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karanraheja View Post
Actually i took him to Honda showroom first & he was convinced for City. Then i took him to Tata/ Fiat showroom. He was almost sold for Linea. Pakka Fiat fan eh!!Well i too think Linea is a overall better car. But for A.S.S of Fiat.
For A/S/S, check how good your local dealer is. Rather than company reputation and everything else, what matters most is how competent he is.
RX135 is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 14:58   #523
BHPian
 
luky_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 577
Thanked: 116 Times
Question

Like lot of other tbhp members I'm quite skeptical about Fiats A.S.S and might adopt a wait and watch approach to my purchase (punto/linea). Not sure for how long though, its a million dollar question on everyones mind. Time will tell what's on Fiats mind!
luky_13 is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 14:59   #524
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 43
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

damn, its like 3pm! and still no news? is this a secret launch fiat?
softroader is offline  
Old 14th January 2009, 15:47   #525
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: thane
Posts: 741
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

watched the autocar show yesterday and they said that 130 units of the linea were already booked in december itself after the car was driven by the media.
now isnt that a record of sorts!
shantyrocks is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Fiat Linea MJD E+ Arrived! nehamit Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 203 27th September 2010 02:51
How has my 1.4 litre FIRE FIAT LINEA (F. Red) has lived the 5000 kms run? A report. omar1310 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 29 26th December 2009 13:15


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:25.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks