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View Poll Results: Car of the Year 2009
Audi A4 12 4.35%
Chevrolet Captiva 5 1.81%
Fiat 500 6 2.17%
Fiat Linea 87 31.52%
Honda Accord 11 3.99%
Honda City 57 20.65%
Hyundai i20 18 6.52%
Maruti A-Star 9 3.26%
Maruti Swift Dzire 16 5.80%
Mercedes Benz C Class 4 1.45%
Mitsubishi Outlander 3 1.09%
Skoda Fabia 3 1.09%
Tata Indica Vista 30 10.87%
Tata Sumo Grande 1 0.36%
Toyota Corolla Altis 13 4.71%
Volkswagen Jetta 1 0.36%
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Old 8th January 2009, 20:33   #91
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I dont understand why people are cribbing so much about the engine of linea when the reviews say its smooth and refined and the car handles well.If you want a faster car and dont care about FE or the price,there are options like optra magnum or verna in diesel or even honda civic in petrol for a little bit more.In crowded towns/cities which are the main market for c/c+ sedans,+-10bhp does not make much of a difference. It is undeniable that VFM factor for the linea is very good for which fiat had to come up with a smaller engine and in these times of recession ,its makes a lot of sense to name it COTY.
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Road presence , styling , space , Interiors , power - you name it and its got it. Honda Accord 08 has the works !cheers:
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Are truly great people. Without having even looking at the car in real, they have declared it the car of the year. Kudos guys!
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Old 9th January 2009, 12:07   #94
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ajayr, ajnagpur, aks_karthik, amaan, anachronix, architect, bhanusrinivas, bhp1, car'zy, Comrade, coolbareilly, crn12, cruiser_1982, deccangroove, dude131, Ferrari1976, finneyp, gaurav911, GeekSrik, gr8guzzler, greatDrive, HappyGoLucky, harry10, hashcode, hondadude, hrishig, kiren, krish3, lamborghini, manoj_joseph78, maverickxx2006, ms001, nitinralli, ntranced, okvinu, pawan_pullarwar, penpavan, Puffdamgcdragon, Rach, rajen83, RakishRam, ram.west, Sacrosanct, safari_lover, sanku, sanstorm, sathee46, shabahmad, Shaddow.Fax, shantyrocks, shineshine, SilentEngine, sj_koova, SkyWalker, sridharp77, sriramv.iyer, sukrit7, SumitBahl, superbhikari, Superleggera, swami, swifts, tez, tinkywinky, vikasb, wannabe loser, windsurfer

Are truly great people. Without having even looking at the car in real, they have declared it the car of the year. Kudos guys!
Thanks for the kudos DCE!

But you were atleast wrong in predicting me since I have seen the car and also have taken a brief TD !

Booking the Multijet Diesel Emotion on the launch day!
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Are truly great people. Without having even looking at the car in real, they have declared it the car of the year. Kudos guys!
Looking at real car and TD'ing it are two different aspects. The car is on display in Bangalore.

What do you believe people must do before voting here ? See all the cars in flesh, TD all the cars, Take all the cars to track etc. etc ?

It is naive to believe that everyone who voted for other cars TD'ed all the cars.
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Atleast they have seen all other cars on road. Seen and have perceptions.
How do I see Linea? Visit select Fiat showrooms?
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I guess Tata's have got it rite & my pick would be the Tata Sumo Grande for it
refreshing looks & lot of muscle. I haven't TD it.

I see so many points on the Fiat Linea, Is the car available for a TD?
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Atleast they have seen all other cars on road. Seen and have perceptions.
How do I see Linea? Visit select Fiat showrooms?
I think most of the popular TATA showrooms now have the Linea. The launch is just a few days away.

Rest assured, You wont see them in Honda showrooms for sure
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Atleast they have seen all other cars on road. Seen and have perceptions.
How do I see Linea? Visit select Fiat showrooms?
Seeing cars on road is almost no different that seeing them in showrooms. As far as perception is concerned, that is what all votes are all about. As the cliche goes, "Perception is Reality" . There are a lot of us who have formed perceptions about Linea by seeing it in showrooms and by reading about it and hence have voted for it.

A lot of people have voted for cars because they bought those cars. Does that make their vote any less important ? I don't think so.

This is all about what people believe, is the most significant launch of the year. That's it. This is not about "which is the best car ?" because it isn't possible to do that. Look at the list, how can one compare A4 with A-Star ?
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Old 9th January 2009, 13:24   #100
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I have seen all other cars. I didn't make a trip to any showroom.
I want to see Linea. But I don't to make to trip to Fiat showroom.
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I have seen all other cars. I didn't make a trip to any showroom.
I want to see Linea. But I don't to make to trip to Fiat showroom.
Try checking a Tata showroom. Concorde Motors near Dairy Circle has the Linea !
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Are truly great people. Without having even looking at the car in real, they have declared it the car of the year. Kudos guys!
Why don't you post the members who voted for other cars in the Poll?
Am sure 90% of them never TD the cars they voted!

For Linea, there are plenty of TD reports by Automags, and all of them have given a
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Are truly great people. Without having even looking at the car in real, they have declared it the car of the year. Kudos guys!
No where he mentioned the word 'TD'.
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Am sure 90% of them never TD the cars they voted!

For Linea, there are plenty of TD reports by Automags, and all of them have given a
Few Fiat fans have problem with calendar, years. Now words?
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^^ So if I see the car, it will then qualify for this poll?

If so, I have seen the car, now what?

Pls stop cribbing like kids, and learn to appreciate well made cars whatever brand it is.
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Are truly great people. Without having even looking at the car in real, they have declared it the car of the year. Kudos guys!


How many of the voters due you think have seen Audi A4 in real or TD it?? There are quite a no. of cars which voters would nt have seen in real or TD.
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