There is a reason to get worried only if these issues are cropping up on daily basis and a large number of Fiat cars are suffering form these issues. Are they? The answer is "No". Out of 20000 Plus cars I have come across only few being plagues with Issues.....(say may be less than 1%). And majority of the times the Car owner is pissed off because things did not happen the way he wanted them to happen(I have been victim of this "Do as I say syndrome" in past). There would be some cases where you will find some service centers incapable of handling issues..but not all are incapable.. Regarding gearbox: Now you may find ift stupid...but this is what I believe.....we are a country who has been brought up....with our Dads driving Marutis...with short gear ratios...and that is what we have driven when we learnt to drive cars....and we tend to chahge gears like we are doing some kind of "Ahsaan" on the car ....and that is what we expect from our future cars....Its like we want all our cars to behave like Marutis from the word go....and anything that changeless out conditioned reflexes is not good. I remember my dad sitting in my Linea and saying "Yar beta...isme Maruti wali baat nahi hai". And remember: " When describing their experience people generally leave out a major factor that contributes to that experience ...themselves"