Originally Posted by aaggoswami
1) Looks : I dont like Punto Looks. Linea looks better, but Punto looks like frog to me. Looks are subjective.
Originally Posted by Wolfheart
I'm not a big fan of hatchbacks but given the choice between a rtiz and a punto I would go for the punto.
No offense to all the ritz fans but guys this car is just plain ugly
. It's a horrible abomination masquerading as a 21st century design. Alright maybe it has good specs otherwise but hey. I wouldnt want to be seen in one of those!!!
Just 'cos maruti has a good market share they've become overconfident and churning out one monstrosity after the other.
I thought they had peaked with the ugly swift desire ( which is basically a swift with an a$$) but the ritz takes the cake!! It's shocking that people actually spend good money on buying these cars. Wake up folks!!
(just my two bits, no offense intended to anyone except for the designers at maruti suzuki
What contrasting posts. It hapens only on t-bhp being unbiased open forum.
The 1st post above is one of the exceptions or aberrations & never bothered to read that post after that 1st sentence (which is a 1st to me as I do not remember anyone else opinionating similarly).
Originally Posted by pmbabu
No offence meant to you, but I think you might have never faced this problem for you to acknowledge this. I know the trouble that some of the guys who had Scorpio went through while trying to enter our IT campus just because of the larger turning radius. Holding up the traffic on both the sides of the main road, they would make such a heavy weather of making that tricky turn into the campus - reversing and forwarding (all along playing that stupid reverse horn). People who had longer sedans will breeze into the campus because of the smaller turning radius. Well, those guys had to do those turns twice a day - is that frequent enough?
To solve the inconvenience of others waiting in the traffic, why should I sacrifice my convenience/ joy of using modern-car features/ dropdead looks/ excellent Ride & Handling & what not? Thats the question I would ask if I were "those guys"
Originally Posted by rippergeo
There is a constant denigration of other brands- maruti/honda/skoda. but fiat is untouchable. why?
My swift rattles- I'll be the 1st to admit that.
My verna lacks steering feel-agreed
The endeavour lacks ride comfort-true.
But if I say the new indian fiats are boring- Thats flame bait?
My suggestion is to look at each Linea & Punto Ownership threads & you'll come to know the integrity of owners feedback & will come to know that are other car's owners share such things candidly. Being a Linea-Owner, I feel your above statement as a question against integrity of my ownership reports/ feedback.
If you go thro' those ownership reports, you'll find Linea/GP owners dissecting every smallest of the small issue with microscope, highlighting it, often holding Fiat to the ransom (though many times its not Fiat fault). Someone who has multiple cars including these & other cars mentioned that all such minor issues are there in most of the cars. Its just that Linea & GP-owners are highlighting with a blown-up proportion - may be because its a Fiat who is weaker in Indian market & may be we derive perverse pleasure beating the weaker.
That said, my tryst with Fiat is only 3 months old. Before that I was a proud owner of a Ford Ikon
Precisely what I mentioned in my above post about how Linea & GP-owners are mentioning every small details including negatives. How many other Cars ownership reports carry such?
OT - but in continuation of the above link hence pertinent here - Check out below from a person who has multiple cars covering most MFRs (Accord, Palio, Corolla, Fiesta, Merc), from a similar discussion on the other thread. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1346782
Last edited by GTO : 23rd July 2009 at 18:12.
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