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Old 10th March 2009, 14:18   #631
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Could somebody please pass on FIAT sales manager's contact details?

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Finally got a chance to see the Linea up close. Saw one parked in our office parking today - gold color. It is really a big/long car - both the bonnet and the boot are huge. Pity that such a big car had to come with engines used in much smaller / lighter cars.
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Finally got a chance to see the Linea up close. Saw one parked in our office parking today - gold color. It is really a big/long car - both the bonnet and the boot are huge. Pity that such a big car had to come with engines used in much smaller / lighter cars.
Yeah, it definately is a big car, funny when it is standing next to the Optra, it makes the optra smaller from the outside atleast. About the engine, when you really want that push, it does come...but at its pace. Have you taken a TD, if not I think you should.
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Already lot's of TDs are pending on my list - Fiesta1.6, SX4, Swift-D, ANHC, Palio1.6 and now Linea. Could not allocate time for this - plan to do sometime soon. Hopefully before they phase out the Palio.
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I just dont understand, why are so many people going crazy about the Blue and Me thing.

Aren't there much better pioneer or JVc units which do all the bluetooth things (phonebook, last dialled calls, redial, a2dp, etc) and also give u complete audio experience.


Integrated blue and me is nice but nothing to be completely bowled over.

Factory fitted goodies come with their share of problems in terms of upgrading or modifying.
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Drive Mumbai - Pune - Bhimashnakar - Mumbai
Kms driven 581.8.
Top speed touched 100 kmph.
Driven on express highway, pune nasik highway, ghat section and some city driving.
100 % of time AC on.
5 passengers. 4 Adults and 1 Kid.
30.48 ltrs of diesel consumed.
FE achieved 19.08 kmpl.
Multi Display showed FE of 19.4 kmpl.
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Talking Petes tuning box for Linea

Yesterday I was going through my older copy of AC, noticed that in June or July'08 they had published a story about Pete's tuning box for diesel engines and it also mentioned a swift DDIS being fitted with it (no details though). So I guess there is a possibility of tuning Linea for higher performance via Petes tuning box. I read this question asked by someone (don't exactly remember who)
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Drive Mumbai - Pune - Bhimashnakar - Mumbai
Kms driven 581.8.
Top speed touched 100 kmph.
Driven on express highway, pune nasik highway, ghat section and some city driving.
100 % of time AC on.
5 passengers. 4 Adults and 1 Kid.
30.48 ltrs of diesel consumed.
FE achieved 19.08 kmpl.
Multi Display showed FE of 19.4 kmpl.
The economy figures are brilliant for a 1.3 ton car... makes it even sweeter a deal
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Yesterday I was going through my older copy of AC, noticed that in June or July'08 they had published a story about Pete's tuning box for diesel engines and it also mentioned a swift DDIS being fitted with it (no details though). So I guess there is a possibility of tuning Linea for higher performance via Petes tuning box. I read this question asked by someone (don't exactly remember who)
It was me who asked this Q and Pete has already informed that the box can be fitted in Linea - 28k approx i guess.
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It was me who asked this Q and Pete has already informed that the box can be fitted in Linea - 28k approx i guess.
What is the gain in terms of torque and horses after Linea is peted?
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Drive Mumbai - Pune - Bhimashnakar - Mumbai
Kms driven 581.8.
Top speed touched 100 kmph.
Driven on express highway, pune nasik highway, ghat section and some city driving.
100 % of time AC on.
5 passengers. 4 Adults and 1 Kid.
30.48 ltrs of diesel consumed.
FE achieved 19.08 kmpl.
Multi Display showed FE of 19.4 kmpl.
Awesome figures dude!!!
Keep it up.
Do keep posting your experience.
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Drive Mumbai - Pune - Bhimashnakar - Mumbai
Kms driven 581.8.
Top speed touched 100 kmph.
Driven on express highway, pune nasik highway, ghat section and some city driving.
100 % of time AC on.
5 passengers. 4 Adults and 1 Kid.
30.48 ltrs of diesel consumed.
FE achieved 19.08 kmpl.
Multi Display showed FE of 19.4 kmpl.


Well that really is some awesome efficiency. Woah!
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What is the gain in terms of torque and horses after Linea is peted?

yes i got reply from peter.
Bhp is 100-105 and Price is Rs.28000
he doesn't reveal torque details.
i mailed him back for torque details.
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Well that really is some awesome efficiency. Woah!
Hey its a good mileage... My palio 1.2 also gets me the same with 100% AC in City. Only thing is I need to put two litres of Petrol for achieving it

When you get anything above 18, get a snap of the MF Displaya and post it in here
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yes i got reply from peter.
Bhp is 100-105 and Price is Rs.28000
he doesn't reveal torque details.
i mailed him back for torque details.
Let us know when you get the details back and I believe you are talking about the diesel. The diesel Linea anyway has quite good torque so I guess it will make for a very very good expenditure........now I am seriously thinking of buying the Linea diesel.
If anyone of TBHPians Pete the Linea, post the results.
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