I believe this is my first post. I've been a member of this great community for a long time. A silent observer as some may call it who absorbed a lot but never really contributed. So coming back to my lil' dream - the TJet+. I followed the car's launch right through 2010 and watched it closely in October of that year. Right now, I own a 2002 Palio 1.2 and a 2007 Swift VXi. Both very able machines for the monies I paid for them. Both cars have traveled the expanse of this country and continue to work just fine even today. After 10 long years, it was time for the Palio to make way for the TJet. Palio was also starting to prove very heavy on the pocket - every new niggle came at a price that was more than the last time around. Sometime not in money but time. Time & space in Mumbai are at a much more premium than money. In fact, my schedule has been so crazy, that I finally decided to write this post at 6am on a Sunday. Getting back to the story. Couple of weeks ago, I visited Fortune Cars in Marol, Andheri (E) to drive the TJet for the second time since Oct '10. Honestly, I wasn't too thrilled. Straight off I felt the car was not taken care of. I couldn't really feel the power when compared to my 5-year-old Swift. Couple that with the fact that the guys from Fortune promised to mail me a lot of things - final deal, frebies, finance deal and colour choices, all of which never happened. Hope they have a ton of business and no time to service someone who is coming in as a bargain hunter / petrolhead. If that's not the case, Fortune Cars has a real problem at hand. They certainly need new sales staff. I waited around 3 days and then called Wasan Motors. Wasan was quick off the block. Guess I called them on Tuesday, 12th June at about 7pm. Prakash, the sales guy had very simple solutions. He said 'It may take me some time to mail you stuff so why don't you jot down a few numbers?' So I got the deal going from that point on to aim and rein in a 260,000 discount in exchange of my Palio. This included some corporate discount. Yesterday, I completed the booking payment and the 2-week wait for the car has begun. I'm getting the White one. Guys there are great. All paperwork done properly. They even gave me time to just double check everything before signing. Oh yes, the Wasan's test TJet was in great shape. Clean on the inside and quick off the mark. Just before this, I spoke with Ashish Bhardwaj (got number from a common friend) and got his views. However biased they may be, he pointed to only action item - Do they PDI personally. He was clear that this being a 2011 production car, there can be niggles. Nothing that can't be sorted before delivery. He's also promised to do a stock check for a Silver car if not, a White that is in super form. I certainly can't wait for the loan to get out of the way and me driving the TJet. The move from a Swift upto TJet only seems like a logical upgrade. I'm a petrol guy. Diesel clatter has never really doesn't worked for me. I don't mind paying more for smooth power from a proper petrol car. Turbo only makes it so much more special. Over the next couple of weeks I plan to share a detailed review of how things progressed and what the car feels like. In fact, I'm already making my list of upgrades. After going through the list of accessories, I've decided to only settle for a year long teflon coating treatment. Nothing else on the car. Not even stickers. Here is my upgrade list: First, take off the badges. I don't need to advertise this being a Fiat or a Linea or even a TJet. People who need to know will know. Take the logo and the TJet badge off the front grill. Dunno how difficult this is going to be but I like the blank look. Get all the chrome out of the way and paint it all dull silver - I like the sleeper look over bling. Speakers to be replaces with 4 Alpine Components with all crossovers in the doors and the amp in the boot. I'm not replacing the head unit right now. If you have any suggestions for something that can slot in properly, I'll be glad to look it over. I can do with an AUX port for my phone. Can this be hacked into the existing head unit? The 205/55R16s that come with the car are Goodyear Eagles NCT5. Something beefier will be nice. I'm guessing a shift to 205/65R16 on stock rims should do it for me. Every traveling friend will be asked to get a Racechip. If some tuning can give me smoother power that can help lug the weight better can add to fuel efficiency. Thats my route to fight the petrol price hikes. I'm leaving the window tints out for now - too much heat on the roads over what should be the see through levels. Interiors are just fine - some day, I'll try to make the switch to darker tan interiors. I feel that dark tan complements black better than the beige. Any other suggestions from this great community will be anticipated and appreciated. Hopefully, my next post is about how I chose the car from existing stocks. See you all on the other side of the break.