I am starting this thread on my own but I am sure all my fellow mod's / owner's will agree with what I am saying. On the occasion of Team Fiat India's anniversary, we, mods, are making a request to all our fellow members. We are sure all of you will take what we are saying in the right spirit and help us make this forum the place all of us had wanted it to be. - Yes. This is team Fiat. BUT it is not a shrine for Fiat & their car's. I see a lot of members going overboard in praising their car's and bashing other brands. This forum was never designed to bash other cars, individual's & forums. - Some posts seriously lack maturity. Many times we mod's shake our heads in disbelief at what is being written. Please keep your emotions under control when posting here. All of us wanted this forum to be mature, balanced & unbiased. Please help us to make this place what we want it to be. I am not sure if members here know the concept behind this forum so let me put that out. - Team Fiat was not designed because we were not happy with any other forum's. Hence, the logic behind bashing other individual's & forums is something we, mods, just cannot understand. We don't know if some of you feel that we made this forum only because we were unhappy with other forums. If this is what you believe, if you feel this is the reason you have the liberty to write anything you want then please put that thought out of your mind. - Team Fiat was designed to be a place where Fiat owner's could discuss the good & bad things about their car's & service openly & maturely. Let's face it. Current crop of Fiat car's have their niggling issues and Fiat HAS cut corner's on quality. Service, specially in smaller towns is an issue. These are known issues. Accept them & discuss them openly. - Team Fiat does not believe that Fiat cars are the best and every other car is a piece of crap. The perfect car is one that suits your requirement's, one that makes you happy when you sit in it & drive it. Do you guys know what kind of maturity we are expecting from all of you? In the What car section, it is not compulsory for you to recommend a Fiat simply because this is Team Fiat. You will neither be infracted nor banned for suggesting other brands if you feel that the thread starter will be happier and better off buying some other car. The real maturity will be when we suggest a thread starter in the what car section to buy some other brand because we feel he will be happier buying a Maruti or Hyundai. Best case is when, someone has a doubt on Fiat service or say's that nearest Fiat service is 70-80 kms away from where he lives. Respectfully , softly & maturely put your point across. The best answer to this would be to highlight Fiat's 15,000 kms service interval which means he will have to drive only once a year to get the service done. At the same time, don't forget to mention that there could be issues with link rods & CSC's which could mean he will have to drive a few times more to get these small issues sorted out. Also, mention that if Fiat service is such a mental block then it's better to buy a Maruti or Hyundai if their ASC's are close to his house. You will only be helping Fiat by doing this. How? The person may end up buying a Fiat due to persuasion from here but will still be apprehensive about the service. Even a minor issue at service will result in him getting frustrated, the mind will tell him ' I told you so!' and he will ultimately end up telling his friends & colleagues to not go for a Fiat. Let me share a small secret with all you. When the idea of Team Fiat was floated, Amogh, Sandeep, VP, Chaos & me were at Sunny da dhaba, Lonavala. In our brain storming, we did talk about having a what car section for non-Fiat cars. Then we realized how foolish that thought was. Why separate What Car? into Fiat's and non-Fiat's? The idea was ridiculous. We said let's have one What Car? section, members can suggest non-Fiat cars to thread starter's in the same thread. We always thought Fiat owner's will be mature. Please don't let our belief in all of you change. - Team Fiat was conceived & designed to be a fun place where we would make a lot of new friends. Let us plan & organize more meets! Let us remind all of you that Team Fiat is an open forum. Anyone can log onto teamfiat.co.in and read the posts. What we are saying here is being read by the whole world. Question is what image we want to present to the world? It was always our dream that team fiat should be a forum where even non Fiat owner's should come for suggestions on what car to buy. A person interested in a Fiat but apprehensive about everything that Fiat comes with should feel confident that he can log onto team Fiat for getting the real picture about Fiat & their car's. We should be THE place for getting answers on Fiat India & their car's. A place which will be trusted blindly for getting unbiased answer's about Fiat. All we expect from our member's is maturity & balanced posts. Please help us to make Team Fiat the forum we wanted. Thank you.