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Old 9th June 2009, 14:56   #1
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Smile I Grew Over Honda But Linea Grew Over Me !!!

I was and still a BIG Fan of Honda City. But when I saw the Linea (oh man!) The looks I mean the lines and the curves it wins hands down. I went for a test drive the cabin was silent and ofcosí not as silent as Honda City the drivability part was amazing. Interiors were great if not the best (Best in this segment). And guess what!!! Bought FIAT LINEA Emotion Diesel. NO REGRETS.

I saw lot of people complaining about the slow pick up and use of 1st gear and 2nd gear was useless and bla bla!! But I never felt so, itís the proper gear shift and acceleration which is important, itís not underpowered (IMO). And if the car is properly driven with respect to gear shift and the acceleration you cannot hear the engine noise but if pedal to metal the sound of the motor is music to ears.

The finishing of plastics was better in Honda City but the quality of plastics was better in fiat Linea IMO.

Linea is more executive that Honda City. But I still salute Honda City. You people know how much strain in Heart and Head it takes to change from Honda City to Fiat Linea.

Front look is slightly better in Honda city and Sides and rear is definitely better in fiat Linea.

Honda should have put better rubber for the city so IMO handling is better in Linea.

I travel to office from Chennai to Thiruvallur every day which is around 110 Kms (Round trip). Today when I was going, Honda City was crazily overtaking me and I never let him go and after sometime I thought ok itís Honda City and after all he is my Brother Indian and I let him go.

But still Honda is there in my mind and heart I have to get over it. After all itís the brother Honda.

PRACTICALLY SPEAKING WITH RESPECT TO ME.
For me until I saw Fiat linea everything for me was HONDA HONDA. I thought HONDA was GOD cos itís my mind tinge. But after Fiat Linea Launch I wanted to get off the cloud and be practical and have a open mind and MAN it took months to change my mind and you know about the mental pain.

For the Honda City Owners: hey I have emotionally written about the Emotion Linea and I am not hard on Honda City owners. Honda city is definitely one of the best cars around and you and I donít have to prove it. I still love the Honda City.

For the Fiat Linea Owners: Have fun with the beauty. GO ROCK !!!

HONDA CITY: 10/10
FIAT LINEA: 10/10

IMO THESE ARE TWO OF THE BEST CARS IN THIS SEGMENT.
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Manmachine,

Congrats on the italian beauty. Neither you told us the colour of the car and nor the pictures
Please give some intitial ownership review and forget HONDA now
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Nice to see a Honda fanatic falling for a Italian beauty!

Congrats buddy! Enjoy the Linea!
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Its a wonderful car no doubt , its just that Fiat still doesnt inspire me with confidence. How about their service centres? Spare parts availability?

The car itself is a wonderful one , I would definitely think about it seriously if in the market for a sedan.
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Congrats. Clearly you are still smitten with Honda. Linea must have really moved you for you to buy one. Enjoy your new car
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Hey Congrats,
Another Linea Owner from Chennai
we planned for a Linea owners meet in Blue Lagoon, ECR, Chennai.
why don't you join with us?
if you are interested,PM me.

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Hey thank you all.

My Car is Fiat Linea(D)Emotion
Colour is Perla Champagne
Clocked 4700 Kms
Top Speed: 175 Kms

Hey i have to take pictures. Ill come out with nice pictures and review. Sorry for the delay.
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Hey Congrats,
Another Linea Owner from Chennai
we planned for a Linea owners meet in Blue Lagoon, ECR, Chennai.
why don't you join with us?
Seems FIAT is bribing you Chennai people to buy a Linea 90% Linea owners from Chennai here and i envy the fact as not a single one from New delhi.
Cmon DELHI
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Great to hear that you've fallen in love with the Linea. Enjoy!
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Hey i will try to join you people for the chennai meet
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Another Linea owner and from Chennai. Not again! Congrats on your new buy. Welcome.
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Hey Takum-san dont worry about the spares and After sales service. so far i did not have any problem with service people and i dont think there will be any problem with spares also.

thanks to coolboy,finneyp,palio2005,karthik,fanaticonwheels andpranava and sorry about the late replies since i am a newbie i have to get my post approved by mods :(

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Dude,

There's two other Linea owners in TBHP from Delhi.
Names: "bite_the_bullet", "machine_freak". Hope I got the names right.

Go have yr delhi bash now!

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Seems FIAT is bribing you Chennai people to buy a Linea 90% Linea owners from Chennai here and i envy the fact as not a single one from New delhi.
Cmon DELHI
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Dude,

There's two other Linea owners in TBHP from Delhi.
Names: "bite_the_bullet", "machine_freak". Hope I got the names right.

Go have yr delhi bash now!

Bad thing is both have gone in hibernation mode. Let the nos increase and we will have a delhi Linea meet soon. Chennai people come to delhi
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With the number of Lineas increasing as fast as Sensex is moving up...I guess a tribute needs to be paid to FIAT by adding a Linea picture on the top banner...what say guys?

Heartiest Congratulations ManManchine!!

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