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Old 18th February 2009, 16:04   #46
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Hey buddz !!

The information you posted was very helpful, guess what I was gonna call them with the information, but the dealer called me before that confirming my Linea dispatch.

I loved your test report and thanks for a detailed report. Now I am waiting for the Linea kick plates, and the aluminium pedals (they look cool on the international Linea website) , wish I could get those in march. I will be checking out Ovion (this saturday) and karlsson for the seats.
Thanks tinky, happy that you liked my report.

You B'lore boys are lucky, trust me. There are a lot of options for getting Leather seats. In hyderabad, except for Stanley I do not know any other good place for changing to leather.

I will check back with you once you get the pricing. Since I am originally from Bangalore, both G-sport and Ovion are equi-distant from home, my home is in JP Nagar . I would rather get this done in bangalore since I will be coming out there sometime soon. I will decide on the accessories once they are at the dealership.
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Thanks tinky, happy that you liked my report.

You B'lore boys are lucky, trust me. There are a lot of options for getting Leather seats. In hyderabad, except for Stanley I do not know any other good place for changing to leather.

I will check back with you once you get the pricing. Since I am originally from Bangalore, both G-sport and Ovion are equi-distant from home, my home is in JP Nagar . I would rather get this done in bangalore since I will be coming out there sometime soon. I will decide on the accessories once they are at the dealership.
Man, this is heights of irony, Guess what !! My house is in Hyderabad

I have a budget of 25K for leather and art leather combo, would be doing seats and might be the side panels, not gonna touch the stearing or gears as they already have good leather. I would be focusing on Ovion and Karlsson, will keep you updated.
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Not really, Fiat didn't expect the huge demand for the top-end version of Linea (Emotion+) which needs some imported parts like Air-bags, Blue&me etc.

Other variants are readily available.
8L+ inventory per car waiting for 50k worth kits to move out of the factory... so unfortunate and that's what I call poor SCM...
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New Fiat Linea Ad. guess who is driving ?

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New Fiat Linea Ad. guess who is driving ?

The good old Palio days




Sorry for being offtopic again... This is a very cool ad


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Racing Linea on winding road against SUVs? Interesting !!!
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Racing Linea on winding road against SUVs? Interesting !!!
you doubt skills of MS ? love to see how button performs in city
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Thank you so very much for the ad.

Mods sorry if this is going a little off topic.
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Mods sorry if this is going a little off topic.
It would actually be correct to say that there is little on-topic about this thread. From Linea waiting period, it has meandered on to Blue&Me and then to MS and Linea ads onto Palio ads and what not.

I can understand waiting periods for a new car. I can also understand that manufacturers might wrongly calculate demand for a particular variant of the car. But even if we assume that ALL the people booking the Linea are opting for the top variant, still some should get the car, right ? If so, we should see atleast a few of these on the roads, right ? But, looks like all the owners are keeping the Linea locked in their garages (atleast in Chennai where I am yet to see ONE Linea). Maybe due to the car attracting too much 'Admiration' on the roads.
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SB, you need not hover onto all Fiat threads & say the same stuff again and again!

Fiat need not prove to you or anyone that they are indeed selling Linea in good numbers!

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Saw a black Linea today near the SIET College, Chennai! The 2nd Linea I have spotted in Chennai.

The black color in Linea looks awesome!
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Don't take offense, finney. I never said Linea is not selling. Neither did I refute their sales figures. All I said is I can't see any on the roads. And it seems I am not alone in thinking that way. Its a month since launch and if we don't see the car, don't you think it's normal to ask why ?

The way you take offense at anything about Linea would make one think that your job is at stake if the Linea does not sell well.

Relax. A good# car will sell irrespective of what you and me post here.

# : Good as per the consumer.
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SB, there are Lineas in Chennai. The thing is you have missed them in the crowd. My suggestion would be to visit TATA-Fiat showroom and familiarize with the exteriors of the car, so that you still recognize in the crowd.
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SB, there are Lineas in Chennai. The thing is you have missed them in the crowd. My suggestion would be to visit TATA-Fiat showroom and familiarize with the exteriors of the car, so that you still recognize in the crowd.
ANHC was launched way back in September.
The first car I saw in Hyderabad was in January!
Even now ANHCs are very hard to find here.

Now we all need to be matured enough and understand that its normal. Its just that we are probably unlucky or maybe that manufacturer hasn't sold so many numbers in our city.
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its just now that iv begun to see ANHC on roads.please wait for some time time and there will be enough lineas on road to support sales figures
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