Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd September 2009, 09:53   #61
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,309
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightinin95 View Post
Can someone inform the idling rpm for Linea petrol, without and with ac on?
When I start with cold engine with handbrake still pulled up, it shows 1200-1300 rpm at idling. as soon as I pull down the handbrake, it promptly goes down to 900 rpm. Both without AC. It remains at 900 rpm when I drive around 200-300 meters & put on the AC (my usual practice)
VahanPujari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2009, 11:18   #62
BHPian
 
lightinin95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 137
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Thanks Amit,

I have the same experience too. Except I begin my ac after I allow the idling to settle down. It certainly is a good idea to begin the ac after beginning to drive. Will do that from now on.
lightinin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2009, 11:21   #63
BHPian
 
lightinin95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 137
Thanked: 7 Times
Default FIAT badges - BLUE & RED

Hi,

I was watching the programme on NDTV C & B show (FIATs Linea & Punto being tested on snow in Sweden), came across cars having both Blue and Red FIAT badges.

Wonder what the two colour theory is all about?

Cheers,
Sam
lightinin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2009, 12:24   #64
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,309
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightinin95 View Post
Hi,

I was watching the programme on NDTV C & B show (FIATs Linea & Punto being tested on snow in Sweden), came across cars having both Blue and Red FIAT badges.

Wonder what the two colour theory is all about?

Cheers,
Sam
I guess, Blue badge is old & was upgraded to Red Badge.
VahanPujari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2009, 13:47   #65
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,717
Thanked: 425 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightinin95 View Post
I was watching the programme on NDTV C & B show (FIATs Linea & Punto being tested on snow in Sweden), came across cars having both Blue and Red FIAT badges.
When Grande Punto was launched in 2005, it sported the blue badge. This was later changed to the red one, I think it was on the occasion of Fiat's 100 year anniversary.
amit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th September 2009, 07:51   #66
Senior - BHPian
 
geeash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,513
Thanked: 129 Times
Default

The red is the new design of fiat logo. i have seen a few palio sporting the old blue badge. red sort of looks cool
geeash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2009, 11:01   #67
BHPian
 
lightinin95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 137
Thanked: 7 Times
Default 10,000 Linea's on the road

Hi Lineans,

Came across a press note in the B-S today about FIAT announcing 10,000 Lineas on the road.

Pretty much averages 1000 per month since the launch in Jan. With the ads and promos seen lately - should we expect 2000 per month till Nov?

Probably the Puntos are also eating away the Linea share - simply on the similar ICE and features at the Emotion versions.

Cheers, Sam
lightinin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2009, 17:48   #68
BHPian
 
NutsNBolts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kochi
Posts: 796
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Overheard a colleague of mine who was saying that he was thinking about Linea. He had doubts about A.S.S of Fiat and spares availability. Promptly went over and explained everything to him. Advised him to look up TBHP for forming a firm view. By this clarification, I was able to clear a number of misconceptions. I feel Fiat is right about word of mouth advertising. Nothing is more subtle yet powerful.
NutsNBolts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2009, 18:13   #69
BHPian
 
lightinin95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 137
Thanked: 7 Times
Default FIAT designs

The other thing that was discussed by some of my friends as they were admiring my LINEA was about the timeless'ness of FIAT designs.

The Palio still does not look dated and they prophesised the Linea / Punto tread that path too. Was surprised they were doing all the talking - and these were ANHC, Toyota, Skoda owners by the way. I am still seen as a 'risk taker'.

So the A.S.S and word of mouth assurance goes a long way. Yes Kapil, I agree, word of mouth and presence on the road are more re-assuring than any ad. It is also important that potential buyers realise FIAT is growing in India. That will take some time.

A better verdict is perhaps better taken a year from now.

Cheers, Sameer
lightinin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th October 2009, 13:48   #70
BHPian
 
lightinin95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 137
Thanked: 7 Times
Default Desert run with the Linea

Hi All,

Just back last weekend from a 2000 km trip to the Rajasthan deserts. Have posted my trip log + travelogue here. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ur-baroda.html

Hope you will like it.. Pics will follow on that thread later

Cheers, Sam
lightinin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th October 2009, 16:24   #71
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 1,457
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightinin95 View Post
Was surveyed by JD Power about my buying experience 10 days back.

Then there was a general follow up call from TASS a week ago asking if everything is okay with my car.

Today the CRM from Aspi called if there are any issues and whom to contact in case I have any issues.

If this is happening to every FIAT (Linea /Punto) customer - that would be a great sign of things improving. Is FIAT setting a benchmark here?
well its from Aspi motors who have taken back their tata-fiat dealership very seriously and trying to make a comaback in market with their superb *** and customer support staff as well.Thats why they are rated among the best for fiat-tata dealers here as well in gujarat.
vijaythacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th October 2009, 17:43   #72
BHPian
 
lightinin95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 137
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vijaythacker View Post
well its from Aspi motors who have taken back their tata-fiat dealership very seriously and trying to make a comaback in market with their superb *** and customer support staff as well.Thats why they are rated among the best for fiat-tata dealers here as well in gujarat.
Hi Vijay,

I think in this case FIAT has to be given credit & not the dealers. Today I received another call from a research company engaged by FIAT - specially for LINEA asking feedback of the ownership experience so far - the telephonic Q&A took about 16 mins.

Cheers, Sam
lightinin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2010, 12:47   #73
BHPian
 
lightinin95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 137
Thanked: 7 Times
Default Completed 5000 kms at the end of the decade !!

Happy New Decade to all...

Completed 5K kms in December; The car is fine as ever. A few points worth re-counting

1. Max speed : Could cruise 160 kmph on a clear day when driving towards Ahmedabad on the Baroda - Amd expressway. Only companion was a VW jetta at my tail...

2. Drive / Ride quality : Extremely well and no fatigue at all over any long drive (did 10hrs driving down from Jodhpur in Oct). Its five months since the purchase and is still a thrill to be behind its wheels.

3. Admiration : Still on - Had friends raving about her during the new years eve. Also see a few on Baroda roads these days. General comment was - it will sell once a showroom opens in this city. Wonder if Anand has it ,why Baroda does not.

4. A.S.S : Excellent from Aspi Cars. They did the seat modification and the first service pretty well. Am not happy with the seat modification as it still slides down for me. Aspi's GM Services promised to look into it.
5. Niggles - None to report. Need to be extra cautious while negotiating dug up roads - which I do even for my Indica.

Cheers, Sam
lightinin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th January 2010, 16:39   #74
BHPian
 
lightinin95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 137
Thanked: 7 Times
Default CSC replacement

...aah , yes; forgot to metion that the Clutch Slave Cylinder was also replaced in November during the routine 3K kms service.

Mods - please change the Thread title to - My Vocal White Linea (Petrol - E Pk); 5 months & 5000 kms completed
lightinin95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2010, 01:27   #75
Senior - BHPian
 
Amartya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Evanston
Posts: 1,699
Thanked: 376 Times
Default Congrats

Nice to hear that the admiration is still flowing. I also think that word of mouth publicity bears fruit in the long run. Largely satisfied customers will not only look within the Fiat family while thinking about the next car but also recommend them to friends and acquaintances.

I still think that the Tata-Fiat partnership is a brilliant move. It has given a chance to Fiat to redeem it's tattered reputation and given Tata a huge opportunity to improve (both technically and on the A.S.S. front)
Amartya is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Fiat Linea experience - Vocal White. jaisha8 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 268 3rd January 2014 11:09
Bravo! It’s a Vocal White Linea - Aal Izz Well (Now sold and upgraded to the TJet) bnzjon Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 547 6th February 2011 15:52
Fiat Linea Emotion pk MJD - Owner's pride, neighbour's envy. drdeepudev Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 99 31st August 2010 03:09
Vocal White Linea; The Transformation Chronicles ghost_rider Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 117 14th July 2010 08:16
My flaming red Fiat Linea Emotion pack arrived at last thumpingbull Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 16 10th April 2010 00:06


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:12.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks