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Old 20th October 2009, 20:48   #31
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Congrats NutsNBolts
Great write up and nice pics. Need tips on getting that superb FE. Welcome to the Linea club and enjoy the Italian beauty.
Thanks Pragmites. For FE, I am using the Instantaneous Consumption mode of trip computer. Once the car gathers momentum, driving with light foot to maintain acceleration shows IC hovering between 4l/100km to 6.5l/100km. This I think is a great input for a driver interested in maintaining better FE.

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It really looks Majestic in White; and you are really able to click from the best angles - thanks to your skills with the lens.
Looking forward to your experience and more photos of hers!
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Thanks Satyam. Will surely post more snaps after I get the seats done.

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This is what i wrote spontaneously on my Facebook Update when i drove to Goa in my Linea a few days back.

"Linea in Italian means 'Line' ...now i know why they call it the Linea the curves on the ghats seemed like straight roads Whatta Handling!! "


Congratulations NutsnBolts on buying this Awesome car and especially the vocal white - my favorite color. What photography! Just Lovely ,man !

Wish you miles and miles of Lovely Drive and Admiration. Welcome to the Linea Club
Thanks for your wishes fastlove. Linea looks awesome in all colors.

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Congrats Kapil ,that's a beautiful car you got for yourself, looks even more beautiful in these photos taken with some remarkable photographic skills.Looks like as if these photographs have been taken from some advt. of the car.
Thanks for such encouraging words rishab.

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Congratulation Nuts&bolts for such a beauty, Vocal white is the best color in my opinion and you are lucky to get one.
You whole story looks so real true that I am falling in love with Linea more and more.
What a great mileage to start with !
YooHoo! welcome aboard friend. It is a great car and will keep you engaged always.

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Congratulation Nuts&bolts. Stunning photos of Fiat with DSLR
Please post some more pics.
Thanks Shenoy. Glad you liked snaps.

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Congrats! Your car is looking lovely!

I say it on every Linea thread and I will say here again.... Please get rid of those ugly mud flaps, they just spoil the looks of the car! Why can't Fiat have something more subtle, like the one's on SX4 and the Accent?
Thanks. E_T. You are right about mud flaps. I guess I will wait for something better to show up and be easily available.
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Old 20th October 2009, 20:51   #32
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COOL! you managed to get the limited Edition Vocal White! Just take very good care of her. The problem with Vocal White is that the dealerships have a tough time matching the paint in case of an accident. I'm undergoing that trauma now.

But it's still a majestic color and gives the Linea a Royal look.
All the best and enjoy the admiration.
cheers!
Thanks GR. Well, I was surprised that Vocal White was available at all. Car is Jun batch and I have no complaints about it since it is in VW . Yes, paint matching is going to be tough. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Prior to buying Linea, I had gone through all Linea owners' threads and was aware of the usual problems commonly faced by all. Happy to report that none of those have occurred so far with my Linea.

The niggles I was most worried about were seat height adjustment and rattles from dashboard area. So far, seat height adjustment mechanism has held its own despite numerous height alterations. There are no rattles or squeaks as of now .

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eBay India: Jopasu Complete Car Care Pack (Economy) (item 110368260232 end time 19-Nov-2009 10:41:58 IST)
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Old 21st October 2009, 20:29   #34
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For those unaware, like me, on 15 Oct, Fiat has launched 24x7 road side assistance. More details here, including services offered and toll free number:

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Old 23rd October 2009, 13:00   #35
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Selected the Scandanivian leather in Camel color for the seats. Total estimate including fitting INR 31500. This includes Seats, Gear boot and door trims. Fitting will be done next week.
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Nutnbolts..a wonderful review to read. More or less gone through similar situation when it came to deciding on a sedan and search through various CSD canteens.

Arriving at a gud colour put me into dilemma. My first linea was medium grey. I test drove Fleminco Red. I visited Concorde and Pernna Bangalore to see all colours. Every color looked impressive on Linea. Oops..more than the car selection, the colour selection put me into spin. I found CSD Chennai works out to be cheaper for guys deciding to take in southern region. I was told by Concorde Cennai that my car ( MJD Emo Pk - Perla Champagne ) is in transit. Eagerly waiting to drive this Italian beauty.
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@Col KRK, Wait can be killing sir. Hope you get it fast. Yes, for people in Southern Region, CSD Chennai works out to be the cheapest.

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and you're driving without number plates because ...?

BTW; nice pics
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Because... i am getting the registration done from Chandigarh which will take 3 weeks. Till then Ty Registration from Chennai is valid.

P.S Did you notice the billboard?
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Congratulations! The car looks awesome. Especially the third picture.
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Really nice pictures, especially the one you took in front of the billboard.
Wouldn't you have to take the car to Chandigarh for getting the registration from there ?
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Nice photos !! Have you used any special effects?
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Because... i am getting the registration done from Chandigarh which will take 3 weeks. Till then Ty Registration from Chennai is valid.

P.S Did you notice the billboard?

ha ha nicely done too good.Was it a Honda ad earlier..?
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Really nice pictures, especially the one you took in front of the billboard.
Wouldn't you have to take the car to Chandigarh for getting the registration from there ?
No, don't need to take the car there. It is "arranged".

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ha ha nicely done too good.Was it a Honda ad earlier..?
Keen eye parimal. I was wondering if someone will actually notice. No, it was not a Honda ad.

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Nice photos !! Have you used any special effects?
No SFX achinth, just a bit of photoshopping.
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Because... i am getting the registration done from Chandigarh which will take 3 weeks. Till then Ty Registration from Chennai is valid.

P.S Did you notice the billboard?
But you've got no plates on , dude, hence the question.

Notice the Billboard ? Is it possible to miss such a huge thing? Though, did'nt think it was you and Photoshop. Nicely done.
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