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Old 16th May 2009, 22:27   #1
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Hi all.

Today I took delivery of my beauty queen - Linea MJD Dynamic in the evening. The experience with her over the first few hours were just mind blowing. She is truly a queen of the roads and a real head turner.

Coming to the point:

1. Ride was fantastic especially considering the fact that i live in a remote place (read interiors of Santhoshapuram near Medavakkam for those who know chennai).
2. Definitely getting a real big car feel. Putting some of the C+/D segment cars to shame (in terms of looks and size)
3. Mileage showing as 4lt / 100Km. Very good for the pocket isnt?
4. I am keeping her well within 2000 RPM.
5. Above all, sales and delivery process was fantastic.. Complete credits to Mr Rajkumar, Concorde, Chennai for being so helpful through out the entire sales lifecycle. Always had met his commitments and my expectations. I will strongly recommend Mr Rajkumar for anyone. You can refer my name to him (Sales process was better than Maruti.. I can surely tell this coz I had owned 2 Maruti's prior to this beauty).
6. Most important thing.. Diesel Linea DOES NOT feel underpowered.. As someone mentioned it pulls like a large locomotive and probably does not have a initial hush and rush.. her midrange is good and commendable.

Soar issues:

1. Fuel tank lid didnt close in the gas station. Tried hard to close it.. Finally my wife succeded in closing it (Midas touch..... errrrr....).
2. The ground clearance is too bad for my area. Scraped almost 10 times today iself. I think I must change my driving style (coming to dead stop and taking the bumps and pits very slowly... it helps)

I am in the moon with this beauty.. Initially i had my own apprehensions about this car after me owing a swift for the last 2 years.. Now its no more..

I am 100% happy with the car.. rather a proud owner of Linea.

Can someone guide me of how to attach pics... should i use upload option?

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Old 16th May 2009, 22:57   #2
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satya congrats on the new buy. looking good. glad to see another linea owner on the forum. drive her well.Ground clearance will be an issue with the heavier diesel but like you said, being a little more cautious is the need. read up the manual and drive safe. keep posting your reviews as well. nice photos.

How much did the seat covers cost? are they art leather?
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Congratulations on your new buy! Enjoy the Italian beauty. She looks great in those pictures.
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congrats dude! the linea really looks great - nice photos also!

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she looks absolutely gorgeous sathya! truly elegant and classy.
enjoy her and drive safe!
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By the way from which dealer did you purchase the car ? Concorde Motors on ECR (After Thiruvanmiyur)? I heard that the one at Guindy got shifted there.
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Old 17th May 2009, 07:52   #7
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By the way from which dealer did you purchase the car ? Concorde Motors on ECR (After Thiruvanmiyur)? I heard that the one at Guindy got shifted there.
I got it from the one in Guindy. What you are talking about is the Concorde Service Center which is there in ECR.

But my sales person advised me to go to Ambattur since all fresh engineers are at ECR.. So he asked me to go to Ambattur for the first 3 services.

Today I learnt using the "My car" feature.

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congrats mate!!

I am also from chennai and i own a linea emotion pack flamenco red. I had also got the car from concorde guindy. There are a few others like redone, aks karthik and others who own a linea from chennai. Kindly visit our threads to know a few tips and tricks.

enjoy your new car and drive safe!!
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Congrats on the buy! She looks great!
Perhaps you can consider a tire upsize of some sort that will provide you with an increase in ground clearance.
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Excellent choice! Time for a ECR run to Pondy and back, perhaps?
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Hey Congrats
A good car for its price.I too have the same color but MJD Emotion Pack.
you will definitely enjoy the car thoroughly.
It gives good mileage and drive.
Keep enjoying the car
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nice looking linea sathya!
a fresh colour too!
the wheel caps give the illusion of alloys too!
i feel dynamic is great value for money.
how much did it cost on road?
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Congrats Sathya! Enjoy the Italian beauty & Admiration too!
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satya congrats on the new buy. looking good. glad to see another linea owner on the forum. drive her well.Ground clearance will be an issue with the heavier diesel but like you said, being a little more cautious is the need. read up the manual and drive safe. keep posting your reviews as well. nice photos.

How much did the seat covers cost? are they art leather?
Thanks. They costed my Rs 7600. Its an accessory (art leather seat cover) from Fiat itself. Had this done in the showroom.

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congrats mate!!

I am also from chennai and i own a linea emotion pack flamenco red. I had also got the car from concorde guindy. There are a few others like redone, aks karthik and others who own a linea from chennai. Kindly visit our threads to know a few tips and tricks.

enjoy your new car and drive safe!!
Thanks.. I regularly follow the threads.. I have not missed even a single post.

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Congrats on the buy! She looks great!
Perhaps you can consider a tire upsize of some sort that will provide you with an increase in ground clearance.
True. Have to think about it.

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Excellent choice! Time for a ECR run to Pondy and back, perhaps?
Eager to do. I am planning for a long ride to my native sometime next month. I will be doing a 1500 km trip to Thirunelveli and back. I need to spend enough time with my beauty...Hope I will!

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nice looking linea sathya!
a fresh colour too!
the wheel caps give the illusion of alloys too!
i feel dynamic is great value for money.
how much did it cost on road?
The final otr was INR 7,84,736 after 25K discount from the dealer (corporate discount and another 10K discount for music system). i think its absolute value for money. As I told in my earlier post, it looks like a 10-11+ lac car and an absolute head turner. I was planning to buy a All new Honda City but now I am happy that I made the correct chioce....

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Congratz, this car rocks in looks department! Love it.
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