After selling i10, the hunt for new car started in April 2010.I was looking for Punto MJD Emotion Pack, but my colleague has told me that there is a 10 months old Linea (12000km done) available for sale. At first sight itself my love for Linea has started and I have picked it up at decent price. (Previous owner had booked BMW and it is temporary car for him) Though I am thinking to start an ownership thread for quite long time, it has taken me this long (5 long years) OWNERSHIP: I had taken Linea everywhere and all terrains (Literally where there is no road). Other than the underbody scratching it has taken everything so simple. Even at 150KMPH Linea was stable, controllable and dependable. There were quite good features like Blue & Me, Follow-me home head lamps. After Market Changes: 1. Audio System : Stock Player with Cervin Vega Amp, Infinity Speakers 2. Leather Seats : Ovion Key Points: 1. Ground clearance : Engine guard was too strong and it has taken almost all hits. 2. Turning Radius : Though it is on little higher side, manageable. 3. Features : Blue & Me, Follow-me home head lamps. 4. Mileage : Long 17 km/l Bangalore City : 11 km/l (100% AC ALL TIME) 5. Maintenance : Maintenance is not cheap for this car definitely. Major Issues/servicing: 1. Because of Engine noise, timing chain was changed 4 times (At 34k, 53k, 114k, 140k) 2. Clutch kit has been changed twice (77k & 140k) – Not an issue really 3. Gear Cable Assembly changed at 83k. 4. Cylinder head overhauling at 83k. 5. Head light replaced to Stock again at 103k 6. Changed tyres twice (stock one to Michelin Primacy Lc at 35k, to Michelin Energy XM2 at 98k) 7. Half Engine Assembly replacement at 140k (Costed me 135000/-) Blue smoke (caused by burning Engine oil inside the combustion chamber). According to my research, many 2009 models have this Engine issue. 8. Suspension change at 150k (Upgraded ground kit) Final Verdict: Though I have spent good amount of money for servicing & issues, my ride on Linea was comfortable, stable and safe. I will definitely touch 200000 KM soon Never felt insecure in driving my Linea at any time (Completed 152000KM now). Naresh Reddy.