This is a short write up of my experience with Linea MJD Purchase Year : November 2009 Kms till date : 1,51,000 The Good - a) The feeling of being in absolute control every time I get behind the wheel (Rock-solid) b) Absolutely unfazed under most circumstances - hard braking / unexpected undulations etc c) Ability to do consistent speeds in typical Indian road conditions (good roads, bad roads, curvy roads) and keep up faster cars as I never had to slow down when they did d) Good mile crunching ability e) Affordable spare pricing f) Never had to wait for spares g) Never left stranded anywhere, never has the car refused to start / No unpleasant surprises ever h) No issues with any engine related parts / turbo / EGR etc i) Longish clutch life. Had one replacement under warranty at 20,000kms due to some manufacturing defect. Next at around 90,000kms as part of preventive maintenance which is still going strong at 1,51,000kms The Bad - a) Fast wearing suspension parts - some part or the other wears quicker than I anticipate (strut mounts etc). Have done major suspension work multiple times b) Okish fuel efficiency vis-à-vis other cars from the same segment c) Mandatory timing chain replacement at intervals of 60k. Run a risk of costly damages if not done d) Power not to my satisfaction...takes time to get going e) Not the smoothest engine beyond 120 km/hr f) Engine Noise with increasing age g) Fast wearing brake pads in first 2.6 years of ownership. Resolved during the later part of ownership. I presume FIAT subsequently changed some component of pads for it to last long h) Had to replace engine mounts at 1,20,000 kms The Ugly - a) Brand new vehicle was delivered to me with ABS warning light on. b) Highly intrusive combination of tyre, engine, wind noise in the cabin. c) Service centre locations. After Tatas stopped taking FIATS, I have to go till the other end of Mumbai to service my car (I stay in South Mumbai & service the car at RS motors kandivali) d) High service bills because most 15k service has some suspension part replacement e) My bad luck with warranties / Unresponsive FIAT / Some bad quality parts from FIAT for which I had to pay up with respect to following issues: i) Rear axle rattle - circular issued by FIAT for free replacement for cars that have done less than 60,000 kms but I had already crossed 60,000 by the time circular was issued & had to pay from my pocket (Rs. 23,000 odd) ii) Free timing chain replacement - Again missed out on free replacement schedule due to more mileage f) Front driver window stopped working recently. Problem identified to some faulty electronic control module for the window. Cost of replacement 9,000 Rs. + Labour & Rs. 2500 for recommended winder replacement. Avoided rectifying the issue due to cost. Need to open the door to pay Tolls. g) Pain to drive in heavy traffic h) Low quality Audio that gets worse with time i) Low quality Audio panel - entire fascia labels ( CD/ Radio, fm channels) have disappeared with use. j) Dashboard and interiors tend to get more worse with passing years NIGGLES - 1) Front door window winder ...goes kaput frequently 2) Suspension parts 3) Falling bonnet release tab 4) Fading black masking on window pillars 5) Fading black on plastic below wipers 6) Low quality door rubber beadings which crack / come off 7) LINEA / DYNAMIC decals - alphabets come off one by one 8) Rattles from rear 9) Recent CV joint work I may have missed on something as I m just randomly posting my experience and have no past logs to refer to.