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Discussion in 'Linea 1.3 MJD' started by shashanknathani, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. shashanknathani

    shashanknathani Superiore

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    Well it all started on 5th october 2013 after the horrific accident of my beloved Fiat Grande Punto...The well known 7555.

    I was driving my punto for last four years and it was my most valued possession till date but I met with an accident due to aquaplaning and the vehicle was declared total loss.

    On the day of accident itself I made up my mind for TuscanWine Linea and the double hunt started - Insurance claim of punto afterbeong declared total loss and funds for the new linea MJD. It is when my Dad suggested to check used fiat linea's in the market.

    Hunt started with below filter:
    1. Linea MJD Emotion Pack
    2. Tuscan Wine color
    3. Should be under warranty or extended warranty
    4. Should be less than 40k driven
    5. Most importantly should be under 6lacs

    I was lucky to find one within a week. I along with kedarbendre went to check the car for thw first time. The opinions were confusing and I asked the owner to bring it to FIAT service center for full check up before we finalize the deal. I was hoping that he will turn down the offer but voila he bought the car to Pandit Auto after two days. The guys at Pandit helped me and did a thorough check up of the car - Body, Under body, Engine, Service history and wat not.

    After two hours of check up they gave me a green flag saying that the car is in mint condition. I started with negotiations and finally convinced the owner for 5.55lacs with comprehensive insurance.

    The car details on the day of delivery:
    1. ODO 29129KMS
    2. REGISTRATION APRIL 2011
    3. LINEA MJD EMOTION PACK
    4. TUSCAN WINE

    I finally took the delivery of the car on 15th october.

    My additions after delivery:
    1. Got rid of seat covers. They were not of my taste.
    2. Moulded mud flaps.
    3. Front Footwell leds
    4. ICE from my Punto.

    Let pictures do the talking...

    In all "It was a fiat, It is a fiat, it will be a fiat"

    FIAT saved my life and won my brains and heart.
  2. shashanknathani

    shashanknathani Superiore

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    Pune
    Pictures of my linea

    20131227_005427.jpg

    20131227_005407.jpg
  3. mchanna

    mchanna Superiore

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    Pune
    Congratulations Shashank !!
    You have made linea shining!! Looking way better than what I have seen on Dday .

    Wish you happy and safe motoring with linea!
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  4. mayurshah

    mayurshah Amatore

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    Banagalore
    Congrats ..your car looks stunning. .s

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  5. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Driver Seat _/
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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Congratsz Shashank.
  6. MakeTheMove

    MakeTheMove Regolare

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    Pune
    Linea T-Jet
    Congratulations Shashank!

    Wish you a very safe and happy motoring with Linea!
  7. shashanknathani

    shashanknathani Superiore

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    Pune
    Thanks Guys..

    I am planning the seat covers next weekend in my linea. I have contacted a workshop at Pune which makes seat covers for many accessories shops in Pune. I have to take the vehicle in the morning and will get it back in the night.. some 12 hours installation.

    I will post the pictures and other details once the job is done.
  8. limraj

    limraj Superiore

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    Trivandrum
    Linea 1.3
    Congrats...!
    How much did you get from insurance?
  9. shashanknathani

    shashanknathani Superiore

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    Pune
    Actually the owner got his insurance renewed a week before I finalised the deal so I just had to pay the ncb and get the insurance transferred for whole year.

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  10. limraj

    limraj Superiore

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    Linea 1.3
    oh! I was referring to old Punto.

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