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|18th March 2009, 20:47||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
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Linea, My quenched desire. EDIT : 20,000 kms update!
Drove back home in a sparkling Minimal Grey MJD Emotion Pack LINEA on 16 Mar. Waited for 26 days from booking to delivery and more than 1 year prior to that.
Cheers and thanks to team-bhp for the 100 million posts on Linea the 1 billion thread bashings, i was finally able to take a 'Stand'.
Build quality is quite solid and most departments excel in look and feel (apart from few flimsy plastic components). The engine bay is most assuring of all with all components neatly spread and a big engine / tranny guard at the bottom. Most parts are neatly marked/labelled and a big sticker under the hoods holds explanation to all the legends.
This is my first diesel, still getting use to the noise factor specially when windows are down at idling, using the music system to neutralize it. Experienced diesel vehicle owners may be in a better position to analyze and would have something to compare against.
Have clocked 250 Kms in 3 days, getting a FE of 15 kpl with AC in Bangalore City driving conditions. According to the Trip Meter average fuel consumption "AcA 6.5 l/100". Planning on a highway trip this weekend, will return with the figures later on that.
Suspension is quite good and has a solid feel to it, body roll is minimal. Car responded well to sudden flicks of the steering.
Quite spacious, i'm 6'3" had no problem in finding my ideal seating position. Rear tends to be a little cramped with the drivers seat all the way back. Drivers arm rest is a intrusion, seats the gear changing hand at a very awkward position. Boot is humongous period. My 5 year old could easily spread inside. Thoughtful provision of hooks in the boot. Big 195 tires add to the drive feel.
Blue&Me is a life saver, my Blackberry had no problems pairing. To be honest I quite enjoy taking calls on the speakers, quite addictive though.
Couldn't ask for more, with alloys the damn thing looks even more elegant.
At the end, boy I'm having the time of my life ! More later.
|18th March 2009, 21:00||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: "God's own Shaap"
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Nice Car Luky . Wow,yet another Linea on team-bhp.
Linea seems to be the hottest thing since sliced bread, on this forum.
|18th March 2009, 21:09||#3|
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Very neat color, "kahin Daag na lag jaaye" I started remembering that hindi song.
Congrats .. do write a report once you are done with your 1st service.
All the best.
@Cheers and thanks to team-bhp for the 100 million posts on Linea the 1 billion thread bashings, i was finally able to take a 'Stand'.
This has actually given more publicity to this car.
|18th March 2009, 21:14||#4|
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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
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Congratulations. Nice choice of colour too. Looks like Fiat is finally seeing success. Happy motoring. Enjoy your new car.
|18th March 2009, 21:24||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New Delhi
Congrats Lucky on the new car, Linea looks better and bigger in this colour.
Don'y worry about the noise , I test drove the car and trust me I was so impressed with the insulation inside , leave the engine noise we( I was with me freinds) could not here anything outside.
|18th March 2009, 21:32||#6|
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|18th March 2009, 21:36||#7|
Join Date: May 2008
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Congrats Buddy for owning this Italian beauty, in this color it looks simply gorgeous.
Do keep us posted on the different aspects of the car such as Perofrmance, Fuel Efficiency as you clock more miles on the beauty.
|18th March 2009, 21:44||#8|
Join Date: Apr 2007
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You beauty !!!!
Congrats on the car... Anyone list down the number of Linea owners on the forum please ?
|18th March 2009, 21:58||#12|
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Seems every day someone is getting a Linea on the forum.
|18th March 2009, 21:59||#13|
Join Date: Jul 2008
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Its raining lineas here at TBHP!
Is there some kind of deal that has been worked out between Fiat and TBHP!!
Is the B pillar blackening part of the original car look?
|18th March 2009, 22:08||#14|
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bengaluru / Bagdal
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Congratulations on your new Car. The car looks super cool, wish you long and happy association with her.
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