Dear All, I have booked new FIAT LINEA 1.3 Emotion, Color : Tuscan Wine. I was having Maruti SX4 Zxi model (2008) and everyone loves the car. It has clocked around 86K in 5 years. It was a tough to decide on FIAT and also convince my family. Most of the time, I drive in highways and wanted to have a very good build car and steady in speed around 100+ kmph. When I narrowed down, left with three options. Fiat Linea, Maruti Sx4 and Hyundai Verna. Since SX4 is older model and anytime will be replaced, and Hyundai Verna wasn't good at highspeed due to its soft suspension, I have decided to go for FIAT. convincing my family was the next task. My wife knows driving and also following up some of the threads realted to FIAT India after sales service and worried a lot. But convinced her that FIAT will be able to solve it since they started seperate sales and service. I have mixed feeling on booking new car. I booked it through RDC Motors, CIT Nagar, Chennai. I paid the amount on 19th Sept 2013 and the sales guy confirmed to me that I can get the car on 4th October. But I told him to deliver on 9th October 2013 since I was not in town. First shock came to me on 4th October that the car is not yet in production and he has no clue on when the car will be sent. Then he asked to talk to the manager on the same day and he also said the same thing. He also informed me that, if I am ready to take the white colour then he can give me the car immediately. But I am not for any change of colour. My surprise was, lot of Linea was in tuscan wine colour and they say that production is not done for that color . The reason he told me was, since FIAT is using the same TATA factory to produce the new cars, they have specific lots/times/days to manufacture their model. Since at the same time FIAT was planning to release Classic, they said that priority was given to classic than the other models. Went and met him last evening and he told me that one Linea Emotion Tuscan wine is ready and he has given priority for me. He said that it will take around 6 to 10 days to come to chennai from the logistics. I was hoping to get before 18th October, but the chances are getting very slim. Does anyone faced similar problems on delivery, any colour? What are the prelim checks that I have to do apart from checking the VIN number?