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Dreamy girl... My cute BNW Linea !!!

Discussion in 'Linea 1.3 MJD' started by ramvignesh, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. ramvignesh

    ramvignesh Amatore

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    Chennai
    This is Vignesh from Chennai. I have been crazy about this car since September and researching about this car had been my hobby.
    I would say this is my 2nd love at sight. Whenever I got to see a linea pass by, My heart beat increases and would feel bit nervous as I felt the same when I saw my girl almost 8years back. Having succeeded in both loves, I got my dear linea as I am getting married soon.


    Since I was a bit tight on budget, I checked with many dealers all over TN and it was Tafe Coimbatore who offered me a 2012 July Emotion BNW MJD for 10.2L on road with free temp registration. It was 24th Jan when myself and my friend reached the dealer around 8:30AM in the morning, this place is around 380kms from my native. As soon I got in, I saw my car taken out from yard for diesel. I could never forget this first feeling and the day itself was one of my best day in life. I was with the dealer right from the morning to evening around 8PM when I got it delivered. The car was so genuine and I loved it from the moment I saw in the morning.


    The dealer and the showroom was very professional and genuine. I finished off the deal with 10.1L on road plus 10K worth accessories.
    I choose - door sills, complete floor mat in black, carpet in black, neck rest, 2 pillows, reverse parking sensor with rear view mirror with reverse display. This mirror is placed over the existing rear view mirror but later found I couldnt use the anti-glare during night driving.


    I found there is NO sound when I lock or unlock the car. Also there is NO reverse sound. I am not sure if this is the case with everybody.
    The dealer told 3M wax polish was done but I dont think it has been done. Even the washing was as clean as it should be for deliver.


    After delivery I took it to temple for a small Pooja and put fuel to full tank. Started my first dream drive after dinner by around 9:30 PM


    First drive was from coimbatore to Neyveli (~ 360kms) with AC-19.6 kmpl. Reached my native by around 3:30AM in the morning.

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    Second drive was from Neyveli to Chennai (~ 180kms) with AC-20.0 kmpl (on Jan 26th)

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    Third drive was in city returning 15.5kmpl for around 30km city drive!!!

    Initially I felt like it is bit sluggish as read on reviews. But now I strongly feel, it is not at all underpowered. It is as good or even better than driving Swift dezire Zdi (My brother's car) comparing the engine performance.
    Engine was much smoother and silent than swift dezire diesel. But I havent pushed it to 2.5K rpm I think.


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  2. snck

    snck Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    Dear ramvignesh,

    Congratulations on your Linea!!! Wish you happy mile munching :)

    Cheers
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  3. raj29

    raj29 Superiore

    Hi Vignesh, firstly welcome to TFI.
    Congratulation on bringing the beauty home.
    That is some very good mileage you got upfront, looking forward to more pictures of your ride :)
    Wishing you a lot of happy miles with your ride.
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  4. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Kuwait
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Congrats on having the Dream Car Home.
    Wishing you Miles and Miles of Happy Ride with the Dream Girl.


    I have seen the Yellow Bulb Glowing on the Instrument, That means some of the Bulb has blown off. Do check and replace the same.
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  5. ramvignesh

    ramvignesh Amatore

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    Thank you all :)

    Thank you Tony. The display was showing "Check rear fog light". Left side fog light is not glowing. Have to check up with service guy.
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  6. Auto Freak

    Auto Freak Amatore

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    Chennai
    Congrats on your dreamy girl! She looks gorgeous!
    Wish you lots of happy miles ahead :)
    Do keep this thread updated!
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
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  7. ramvignesh

    ramvignesh Amatore

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    Chennai
    Thank you :) Sure! Will do..
    btw. The interior orange lighting is awesome....
    I havent got any remote control for Audio system. Is it included?
    And does the central locking gives no sound while locking/unlocking?
  8. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

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    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Linea T-Jet
    Congrats on the Linea Vignesh! BNW is an amazing colour. :)

    There's no remote control for the audio system.

    Central locking has no buzzer, there's just the sound of the doors locking/unlocking.
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  9. ramvignesh

    ramvignesh Amatore

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    Chennai
    Thank you :)
    Since no buzzer, Have you installed any from market for central locking buzzer and for reverse sound?
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  10. elaramvani

    elaramvani Novizio

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    Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
    Chennai
    Linea 1.4
    Welcome to TFI Mr.ramvignesh. Congrats on the Linea BNW!!!
    Exactly today by 3.30pm we went to RDC chennai for PDI of my colleague's Linea BNW. but it's VIN MCAXXXXX.....KLZ. It is OCt 2012 and It is JTD instead of MJD. and visited RDC service center also to see the progress. with warm welcome Mr. Tensingh offered good tea to our team and we spent more than 30 mins. and we came to know that they may be in full opn mode by 15th Feb 2013. We have seen they are arranging the fiat spares baggages. good to see this much spares!!!

    Happy motoring! good luck!

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