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Old 7th August 2009, 21:48   #16
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Do check for proper paint finish as yours is Flamenco red.
Ensure proper Bumper-body color match.

Also check for rust at all nooks and corners of the car.
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2. Where can I get nitrogen filled for my tyres in South Bangalore (I stay in Padmanabhanagar, near Banashankari)? And how long do they last? And what is the cost?
I usually fill nitrogen at "Tyre Shop" in South end road, next to Bangalore hospital. It lasts min 3 mths and costs 120 Rs(for safari) for 4 tyres Else i guess it is Rs25/tyre. Top up is Rs 40 for 4 tyres. Also you can try Sai Iyengar in Lalbagh road opp Garuda showroom. It is the same rate there.
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That was a bit long, but diligent purchase experience!
You did the right thing, when we are investing around 8 lacs on a car, we need to make doubly sure that it is a right choice!

Congrats on your choice, Linea offers the best package in its segment!

Do post the pics & your initial impressions once you get the delivery.
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@bkishore_77
Thanks for the info. This is very helpful.

@neotraveller
Thanks I will certainly check that. Is there a list of item that I need to ensure is provided with the car that is specific to Linea? I believe there is something called as a code card.
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achinthg: Congratulation. Enjoi the waiting period. I said it earlier and say it again, waiting period for Linea is like period between engagement and marriage. I wish you all the best. I also got the same experience from Concorde and went to Prerana.
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Have you given your Linea for service yet? If yes, how was the experience at Prerana?
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Have you given your Linea for service yet? If yes, how was the experience at Prerana?
Well, my car completed 500KM today morning and it is still 2 month away from service. My car went to workshop once and it was OK OK experience, I wouldn;t say its great

Pranava999 recently gave his car to Prerana for Servicing and he is happy
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I plan to change the Linea speakers soon. 2 questions:
1. Which is the best speakers in the market (5-10k budget)?
2. Will this affect the Fiat warranty?
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Well, my car completed 500KM today morning and it is still 2 month away from service. My car went to workshop once and it was OK OK experience, I wouldn;t say its great

Pranava999 recently gave his car to Prerana for Servicing and he is happy
That is good to hear !! How many BHPians from Bangalore have the Linea? I think it would be a good idea to have an email group and share experiences about Linea and TASS.
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Update from SBI:
Loan is approved and all paperwork is complete from their side. Now I need to sign the contract but for this they don't have any free time slots till Thursday so they have given me appointment at 10 AM on Thursday. So no delivery this week as well.

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1. Please provide me a Linea specific pre-delivery checklist? Anything additional to TeamBHP PD checklist like the code card?
2. Anybody has used Circuit-I reverse sensors? How is the performance?
3. Are the floormats (OEM) provided by dealer good enough or is it better to go for better floormats from after market?
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I plan to change the Linea speakers soon. 2 questions:
1. Which is the best speakers in the market (5k budget)?
2. Will this affect the Fiat warranty?
Need answers to the above questions. Thanks in advance.
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1. Please provide me a Linea specific pre-delivery checklist? Anything additional to TeamBHP PD checklist like the code card?
2. Anybody has used Circuit-I reverse sensors? How is the performance?
3. Are the floormats (OEM) provided by dealer good enough or is it better to go for better floormats from after market?

I plan to change the Linea speakers soon. 2 questions:
1. Which is the best speakers in the market (5k budget)?
2. Will this affect the Fiat warranty?



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Here are your answers:
1. Since the Vehicle is sold by TASS just ensure that it is scratch free + follow the TBHP PDI Checklist. Also ensure that you recieve the Code card for the spare keys
2. Circuit -I sensors are quite good. red soul is better!
3. OE floormats given FOC by the dealer are of carpet. tend to get dirty when used during rains. you can either buy Packy Poda PVC based Mats and cut them to fit the Linea or Order OE rubber mats from Germany on Ebay.com which will set you back by about 4K. i right now have packy Poda Mats which i will dispose off once the Mats ordered from Germany arrive
4. Boston Accoustics Speakers are Good and come at your price range. they are manufactured by D&M holdings the Company which manufactures Allen and heath, Denon DJ Products
5. Warranty will be void if any changes are done to the electrical or other systems, Since the speakers will require an AMP to drive them, you will need to install an AMP as the Output of the Stock headunit can Support just 20W * 4 speakers. IMHO the best sound can be derived from the stock setup by fine tuning the Equaliser and using good quality Mp3 files thru USB

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Talked with Iyengar today regarding tyre exchange for the Linea. Goodyear GT3 costs 2400/- and will take it back at 1900/-. Michelin Primacy LC costs 4600/-, so exchange price is 13500/- for 5 tyres.

Also dealer mentioned that Michelin tyres are not suitable for Indian roads and the side walls tear very easily and Michelin doesn't provide replacement as well. He recommended sticking to Indian made tyres than imported ones. Hoping to hear on this from BHPians
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congrats on your linea purchase, lots of linea owners on bhp and surely one of the superb products from Fiat, only drawback is Tata ***.Keep updating.
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welcome aboard the team-bhp linea ship. ahoy!!. enjoy your ride
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thanks @vijay

@geeash - your Linea thread helped me a lot in making the decision to go with Linea. thanks a ton !!!
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I was today given my car's chassis number. It ends with FPZ. So as per information on another Linea thread my car is of June 09 make. I asked dealer to give me a July 09 make but he had only Bossa Nova white which are July 09 make.

BHPians/Lineans - is it ok to buy the June 09 make of Linea?
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