Fiat Linea - Success or failure?


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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..

and also the fact that linea weighs around 1200 kgs while the nhc with idsi engine weighed around 1050 kgs...bt i have driven the nhc which had 77 bhp and i found the pickup not that good ...infact it was feeling only slightly more powerful compared 2 my zen !!!

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what will be the price of linea with a better engine which u guys think will be available in december 2009, and is it true that the prioce of linea is going to go up by Rs. 15k w.e.f. from April 1, 2009. As i have booked a linea will get the delivery in mid april, and today my dealer infomred me that the price are going to go up by 15k. but called the other dealers, they said they are not aware about this. as Solanki u work in fiat: is it good to do a 1500kms trip in a new linea (petrol) before the first service. as i am planning to do as soon as i take my new car.

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yes they aincreasing the price in april..

6.03lakhs is supposed to be the introductory price...

this shows now that the car is a success...

so they are now charging more..

plus there is still a 2 lakh gap from ANHC..

go on guyz..buy the new linea...

and yes the new 1.6 engine will be launched in december..and it'll be an auto variant..hope that its a MJD..rather TURBOJET
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nimesh there are ownership threads of linea on bhp' date=' go through them where major owners have claimed 9kmpl.[/quote']

I have been following all the threads on Team-BHP on Linea FIRE by ntranced , downsouth tinkywinky and SSN. None of them have posted 9 kmpl. Don't bully around and just post the link to the reply.

Infact THEY ALL are posting 11.XX KMPL on the basis of TANKFUL TO TANKFUL.

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nimesh there are ownership threads of linea on bhp' date=' go through them where major owners have claimed 9kmpl.[/quote']I have been following all the threads on Team-BHP on Linea FIRE by ntranced , downsouth ,? tinkywinky and SSN. None of them have posted 9 kmpl. Don't bully around and just post the link to the reply.Infact THEY ALL are posting 11.XX KMPL on the basis of TANKFUL TO TANKFUL.

Bingo , i have also read each and every post of every Linea thread and with 100 % AC , they have claimed 11+ in city drive. 9 km/l posts may be very few.

My friend nearby my house bought a Petrol Linea , after taking Delivery he has run around 150 Km/s with AC. His MY CAR is showing 12.1 , even if we subtract -1. That gives 11 which is fair for a car which has not completed its Run in and First service,

Nimesh did you get the car's Delivery. I think you chose White color.

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Nimesh did you get the car's Delivery. I think you chose White color.

No, not yet. But my car has reached the dealership and I have checked it out. It looks beautiful. But the delivery would take another week because of the recent bank holidays and absence of online registration at the dealership.

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Nimesh' date=' atleast you might have snapped the pics of your car..

I actually i want to see the white color and Fiat website isnt updated yet..[/quote']

I have around 6 pics of white colour in my mobile but unfortunately I am unable to find my USB Cable and thus the pics are not able to get tranferred to the PC.

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@ akash

comparing linea sales with ritz ?? one is an 7lakhs+ car other costs 4 lakh

i must say linea is doing great , in my neighbourhood there are already 7 lineas , fiat has come back with a bang , hope the sales chart doesn't take a dip like it did with palio which managed to sell well also .

yamaha & fiat in revival mode ! whos next ?? 
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@ akash

comparing linea sales with ritz ?? one is an 7lakhs+ car other costs 4 lakh

i must say linea is doing great ' date=' in my neighbourhood there are already 7 lineas , fiat has?come back with a bang , hope the sales chart doesn't take a dip like it did with palio which managed to sell well?also .

yamaha?& fiat in revival mode?! whos?next ???
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Well akash is a member who truly loves HONDA but dont know why he cant openly show his love, am suspicious. We have seen a member like you in the past, his job was to bash and bash and bash Fiat and Linea and you are caryying the torch here again.

Neither you will buy a Honda city nor put a review, again and when 7-9 members will ask you for it you will vanish from the forum.

You know what- Linea hasnt sold at all till now, 5500-6000 cars have been sold so far and seems they have gone underground as you cant see them. Am daily seeind 2-3 Lineas and as Sarabjeet says he also is seeing the Linea.

Only new ID's are not able to spot Linea smiley19.gif

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Success or failure can hardly be judged until a car has been in the hands of customers for at least a year. Also, in this case there is another big question mark - Have Tata-FIAT managed to take care oof the support issue?

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Success or failure can hardly be judged until a car has been in the hands of customers for at least a year. Also' date=' in this case there is another big question mark - Have Tata-FIAT managed to take care oof the support issue?[/quote']

People on the other forum (team bhp) have gone through 1st services as well and till now not a single soul has complained of a shoddy service.

There is a member (only 1) who Linea got rattles, FIAT sent a special person to his city to his service centre to rectify the problem as Tata wasnt able to locate rattle area though they fixed many rattles.

Everyone is happy so far with the car as well as A.S.S.

Anything else, time will tell. Am also goin for 1st servic end of june.

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Its easily a success to me if not a big success. There are Linea's everywhere on the roads, hell man I have seen them even on highways. And in so many colours but I think burgundy is a big hit! Its a pity it does not have a powerful version.

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I think Linea wasn't ment for sucess it was a volume stepping stone for Fiat in India so change its image and it being car of India 09 has proved itself and I think it has achieved sucess which is way above Fiats expectation and simply the Diesel is the most popular and is considered a VFM . It has thrashed its competition especially the VErna and Fiesta diesels.

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