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Fiat Linea - Success or failure?

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i think linea is capable of challenging sonata laura and jetta' date=' same cant be said about the accord though[/quote']

The cars you mentioned are all 14-15 lac +. Fiat cant charge premium of 4-5 lacs if they plonk a 1.9 MJD. Lets be more realistic and think of next segment - Magnum & Octavia. But i think a 1.6 MJD would be a dream for most of us.

In Brazil, Linea competes with Civic, Corolla and Ford Focus which in India is considered a segment above. FIAT targeted Linea at ANHC, Verna etc because of more sales volumes and thus plonked a smaller engine to maximise FE. Although it comes with bigger engines in Brazil like 1.9 Flex with 132 hp and 183 Nm and 1.4 T-jet with 152 hp and 207 Nm.

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Toyota Altis gives better FE than Linea.

 


What?? Altis gives better mileage than Linea!! Which world are you in? Even if you are talking about Linea Petrol' date=' it gives even better FE than the competitors SX4, Verna, Fiesta and is at par with ANHC. [talking about the Linea petrol'] and if you are talking about Linea MJD it gives awesome FE which is a bit more than that of Fiesta' and Verna's deisels.

 

I have written about Linea Petrol. As per user experiences posted in other forums, it gives 9-10 KPL in city whereas Altis is giving 10-10.5 KPL in city.

 

Gross weight of both cars is similar but Altis has more powerful engine so it pulls the car easily and consumes less fuel. Linea Petrol is heavier at 1240 kg vs Altis at 1200 & 1215 KG.

 

By giving the smaller engine FIAT has kept the cost down and possibly have qualified for the lower excise duty slab.
akj53in2009-03-17 05:35:02

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Well, Linea petrol owners mileage reports:

I read the reports of all Linea owners on Team-Bhp and I have not come across anyone getting 9kmpl. Help me out.

I want the link of your source where owner is claiming 9 kmpl.

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Has anyone analyzed Petrol Vs Diesel ?

Ofcourse Fiat Diesel is good / tested (in Swift/ tata) Cars. What about petrol.

I have July 2002 Palio (First 10) and since then it is running like Arab horse.. (I take care like a baby).. but dont know... how good or bad as compared to diesel.

My monthly running would be 1000KM.

I have also calculated if you go for diesel then with 80KM/ day running will have same cost as Petrol (price+ service+fuel). If it is less than that goes higher.

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Has anyone analyzed Petrol Vs Diesel ?

Ofcourse Fiat Diesel is good / tested (in Swift/ tata) Cars. What about petrol.

I

have July 2002 Palio (First 10) and since then it is running like Arab

horse.. (I take care like a baby).. but dont know... how good or bad as

compared to diesel.

My monthly running would be 1000KM.

I

have also calculated if you go for diesel then with 80KM/ day running

will have same cost as Petrol (price+ service+fuel). If it is less than

that goes higher.

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hey friends ... when i started this topic i was smitten by the linea and had thought of purchasing the same by this monthend. Though i was'nt too happy with the so-so performance of the 1.4L engine and the rear headroom , overall it seemed to be a good deal.

Until i drove my friend's ANHC and my decision tilted in favour of the city. Finally bought the car today ... a red ANHC. Though its really ill-equipped as compared to the linea , the driving pleasure is way ahead of the linea !

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congrats autofreako..

1.6 is expected in december..

we will have to wait for it

and i think tha it will not be efficient at all

a friend of mine just got placed in fiat, and he told me about this..

GP to be showcased next month

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TD the linea..

its not as much fun to drive..

1st gear hardly went till 40 and the engine died

but the quality levels are just amazing for the car of this price..

the price of linea is ging to increase next month by 15000...

he current price was the introductory price..

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Good Driving Skills Spearhead. But please don't use it while driving in traffic or while you are accompanied by someone in the car as both (driving in traffic and while accompanied by someone at 40kph in 1st) will leave them praying to God or at least complaining to Local Police Station.

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guyz..i have been driving corolla and it goes upto 65 in the first and 110 in the second gear..

i like to stretch the engine...to the limits

and yes..i drive fast...because i just love to...

and at the TD i wanted to check whether the linea in performance like others have said...

and now i agree to it...

 

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@ solanki...dude..86bhp is also a good mount of power...

its just that the gear ratios are suitable just for the city driving...

it just doesnt have the punch..

even NHC was 77bhp..but it was better in terms of performance..

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