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Old 14th January 2009, 15:53   #526
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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?
Actually, they just might poach guys from Honda, or hire them as consultants

No seriously, can we move beyond frivolous questions - yes, Linea has made Honda fans jittery, but doesn't mean you have to show it
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Old 14th January 2009, 16:30   #527
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No idea why you mention Honda. FYI, people rate Toyota better than Honda. If you really want to poach, then poach from Toyota
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Actually, they just might poach guys from Honda, or hire them as consultants
I know whose job profile is of a consultant

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No idea why you mention Honda. FYI, people rate Toyota better than Honda. If you really want to poach, then poach from Toyota
You have the answer!
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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 - coming from a Honda fanboy, this is indeed a high praise for the Linea.

Good question on the service. For FIAT's sake lets hope they do. They go things right this time - well priced engines which suits most needs, a very frugal diesel, great features, and looks to boot.

It will be sad if they throw it all away due to poor service. Its at least good that FIAT accepts their mistakes and say they are trying to improve their service levels.
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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?
The launch is at 7:30 p.m. today at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.
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Any info on launch?
Cant see any buzz anywhere.
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Also there will be a live webcast on Buy New Cars,Used Cars, Sell Cars, Auto News and Reviews India - Zigwheels.com
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Do not know if it has been posted earlier. Did not find one.

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Have been seeing a maroon colored and beige colored ones doing rounds in bangalore. Mainly in the ring road area.

I hope they still have not announced the prices
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No idea why you mention Honda. FYI, people rate Toyota better than Honda. If you really want to poach, then poach from Toyota
Aah.. Just remembered an incident happened a few months back. Way offtopic.
My Tata Service Centre hired a service executive from Toyota (it was self claimed by him, no verification done by me) and he tried to explain me why I need to clean the spark plugs in my Indica DLS. I briefly muttered..."but do they really use spark plugs?" The answer was a brief silence and then, "no, they don't do in the newer versions".
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Hello , sorry to break everyone's bubbles but the production car is Only 85BHP from the the info that i got from my ex-office
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No, Fiat Linea has yet not arrived. The car is going to launch today or by tomorrow. not much sure about the exact date.
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Hello , sorry to break everyone's bubbles but the production car is Only 85BHP from the the info that i got from my ex-office
Do you mean the 1.4 FIRE or the 1.3MJD?
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Hello , sorry to break everyone's bubbles but the production car is Only 85BHP from the the info that i got from my ex-office
diesel or petrol? and why would that be?
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the diesel version is only 85 bhp, guess it had been detuned maybe for fuel efficiency, will conform tonight.

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