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Old 30th January 2015, 11:06   #511
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How does the Linea look in the below shade (Sunbeam Beige)?


Credits to the pics: The Interweb.

Flame me for posting this FINTAIL, but I was a tiny bit when I thought I saw the old Chevy Optra on a Linea thread.

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IMO the Linea facelift looks a lot like the first gen Chevy Optra in that first pic, may be since GM had a similar shade available for that car as well.

I know people have discussed, argued, dismissed or applauded the Linea facelift, but I can assure that everybody agrees the pre-facelift looked "Timeless".

I am not the big fan of the facelift on both the Linea & Punto Evo, but if I had a choose a color on the Linea Facelift, it has to be White and Black in that order.

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Old 16th February 2015, 17:58   #512
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Just back from a through PDI , We took close to 2 hours and definitely satisfied with the end result.

All pics were taken from my cell phone camera and hence the quality is not good, kindly excuse.

First look after the unloading and a quick water spray

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A picture from the AV Motors Service Center

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The Tyres I got were Good Year. The tires have the small spikes on them confirming the less run.

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A picture of the ODO meter with the " H " symbol

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Through checkup in progress

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The following minor issues were noticed and they would be corrected before delivery.

1) The rubber of the wiper blades has hardened and would be replaced
2) A small screw cap was found missing
3) Some deposits of rust noticed on the disc breaks which are expected to be cleaned before delivery
4) The cabin light switch has some play and need some adjustment.

Rest of the car looked good no issues like scratches & dents noticed.

Each and every element in the cabin along with every feature was thoroughly tested to satisfaction.

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The PDI Team from AV Motors has been very cooperative. They were patient and did not rush us through and I thank them for the time they allowed us with the car.

If things work as expected I should have my hands on the wheel before this weekend.

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Those look like 15" alloys even on the mid variant. Nice. It is not a design I have seen before on the Linea.
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Those look like 15" alloys even on the mid variant. Nice. It is not a design I have seen before on the Linea.
This is the Dynamic variant which gets the 15 inchers and the alloys are different on the emotion which gets the 16 inchers. The 10 spokes 15 inchers looks a little bland to me. The wheel caps on active variant is nice too.
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The 10 spokes 15 inchers looks a little bland to me.
Not bad for the mid variant to get Alloys. Definitely better than steel wheel rims. Have not seen this being offered on any other car from the segment and lower. It is always the top end variant that gets Alloys as standard, not the mid or lower.

I am aware of the size difference between Dynamic and Emotion.
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Not bad for the mid variant to get Alloys. Definitely better than steel wheel rims. Have not seen this being offered on any other car from the segment and lower. It is always the top end variant that gets Alloys as standard, not the mid or lower.

I am aware of the size difference between Dynamic and Emotion.
Off topic. Tata goes step further Zest gets alloys for all variants.

Source - Zest brochure

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If things work as expected I should have my hands on the wheel before this weekend.
Congrats on the successful PDI. Did you enquire about the Wheel Alignment/balancing for the car. There have been many reports by new Linea owners of the car pulling towards left. Enquire with the dealer if they have factory alignment/balancing report.

BTW what colour is the car, could not make out from the pics? Looking forward to an ownership thread soon.
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I doubt if the factory would even be generating a balancing or alignment report(hard copy), let alone sending it out to dealerships. They do check them all but the production procedure calls for self check, correct and certify. Soft reports for production accounting etc are for internal consumption and not shared outside.

The colour appears to be 'minimal grey' however let the OP clarify.

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.....Enquire with the dealer if they have factory alignment/balancing report.

BTW what colour is the car, could not make out from the pics? Looking forward to an ownership thread soon.
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I doubt if the factory would even be generating a balancing or alignment report(hard copy), let alone sending it out to dealerships. They do check them all but the production procedure calls for self check, correct and certify. Soft reports for production accounting etc are for internal consumption and not shared outside.
I am told that every car manufacturer sends out the basic paperwork along with the car when rolled out of the factory and these include the WA/WB report, factory PDI, Manuals, warranty cards etc. The dealer don't pass it to the customer unless asked for. I had got it for my Ford Fiesta (when I insisted on it) and got all except WA/WB report for my Fiat Punto (again insisted).
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Those look like 15" alloys even on the mid variant. Nice. It is not a design I have seen before on the Linea.
Yes Sandeep they are 15 inch alloys and honestly IMO they look better than what some competitors offer on their top end variants.

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The 10 spokes 15 inchers looks a little bland to me. The wheel caps on active variant is nice too.
I totally agree to this point the 16 incher's look awesome.
Thanks a ton krishna for all the advice and discussions we had during the purchase.

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Congrats on the successful PDI. Did you enquire about the Wheel Alignment/balancing for the car.
Thank You,

Yes I asked about the wheel balancing and alignment , the dealership agreed to have that setting done as per the requirement after the formalities are complete.
Currently they would not be able to run the car for testing as they do not have permissions.So far the experience with AV has been good and Iam sure they will stick to what they committed.

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The colour appears to be 'minimal grey' however let the OP clarify.
The ownership thread will definitely be up at the earliest.
The color is Magnesium grey , my initial choise was pearl white however as the stock was not available I had to settle with this which still looks pretty good .

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I am told that every car manufacturer sends out the basic paperwork along with the car when rolled out of the factory and these include the WA/WB report, factory PDI, Manuals, warranty cards etc. The dealer don't pass it to the customer unless asked for. I had got it for my Ford Fiesta (when I insisted on it) and got all except WA/WB report for my Fiat Punto (again insisted).
I was not aware of this. Thank you for the info let me check with the dealer on the same.

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Just back from a through PDI , We took close to 2 hours and definitely satisfied with the end result.
Congrats. Grey looks good on linea. What is the OTR cost and how much discount were you able to extract.
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Congrats. Grey looks good on linea. What is the OTR cost and how much discount were you able to extract.
Thank You mate.

The final OTR was 9.5 L. The actual price of the car post the revised excise duty is 11.4 L in Hyderabad.
The reason for the heavy discount is that I opted for the 2014 model. The price of this variant was 10.8 OTR in Hyderabad before the price revision.

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I got a call from Pune fiat dealer - Pandit Auto. It was a recall for new fiat linea. I was told it was for the charging socket wiring which Fiat service folks would be changing and that it would take max. 10 to 15 mins. 20 and 21st Feb'15 are the dates allocated to Bavdhan workshop when fiat personnel would be there. Going there this Friday.
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I received my 2014 T-Jet active on 14-Feb-2015. I will post an ownership thread with pictures later. In the meanwhile, I have a question about brakes. I hear a sound (coo...) when I apply brake - is it normal ? It's particularly audible in a quiet environment, at slow speed (e.g., parking at my apartment basement, no ambient noise).
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I received my 2014 T-Jet active on 14-Feb-2015. I will post an ownership thread with pictures later. In the meanwhile, I have a question about brakes. I hear a sound (coo...) when I apply brake - is it normal ? It's particularly audible in a quiet environment, at slow speed (e.g., parking at my apartment basement, no ambient noise).
Congrats!

Try lightly engaging the handbrakes and drive around for a few hundred metres. And then see if you still reproduce your symptom.
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