Hi Fiatians, I have been a owner of a fabulous Italian beauty - Linea since 2010. I have driven her about 67000 Kms and was very happy with it. It was my first big car and has served us very well through the years. It felt like a genuine premium car. I loved the ride and handling balance. Many fond memories of the long drives, still fresh in mind. Even though lot of complaints are raised on Fiat cars, my Linea never gave any major repairs/break-downs (Except one due to clutch slave cylinder that 2009-10 Lineas/Puntos suffered). That was the only break-down in 9 years. Times moved on. Our usage patterns changed. Traffic was getting worse. My wife stopped driving due to traffic and started to use Ola/Uber. I made a change in career because of which my car travel was cut by 80%. So Linea was only used for long drives or family outing only. I slowly started to feel the need for an automatic. But was still not convinced to let go off Linea. Around that time, my Linea started to give minor issues. The fuel lid was not locking properly. Temperature gauge needle was misaligned and thus showing wrong temperature all the time etc. Pretty normal for 9 year old car nearing 70K Kms. Then Fiat stopped producing cars one day on account of years of declining sales. In one of the paid services, the attention to detail and interest of service advisors gave me an indication - this show is going to end soon. Jeeps are also serviced in the same bay. But having experienced good service all through my ownership this service really felt like a big let down. Inevitably started to look for good deals on a replacement to my great car. Now, the options had grown multi-fold compared to 2010 when I bought Linea. It was a very confusing and daunting task to zero in on a new car. The only criteria was that the new car must atleast match the features of Linea and an Automatic transmission within a budget of ₹10L +/- ₹2L. After months of research we found something that misses some of the nice features of Linea, but has most important features. Even budget had to be stretched. Then I realized what a value for money Linea was. Finally the decision was made. And the day had arrived. The dealer had agreed to exchange my Linea. I drove to the showroom in my Linea and with a heavy heart handed over the keys and signed the documents. We drove the new car while she was standing there looking sad. The feeling of leaving Linea cannot be expressed in words. But as the times pass by you have to stick with the times. Had Fiat been producing cars and if they had upgraded Linea with next gen model or atleast given superb service - I could've retained Linea for some more years till we have a bigger home with more parking. I was ready to buy another car while keeping Linea for the nastolgia atleast. But practicality rules over feelings and that's the fact of life. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the car and my time with the forum here. I thank all members to have supported me during my Linea ownership. I will be happy to help anyone if they have questions on 2010 Linea/Punto. You can mail me at email@example.com. Thank you all.