I am slightly amused and not in a sarcastic way to see the reactions in our forum which range from surprise, dismay and anger at why the Fiat sells so low. In fact as a few members mentioned earlier, I am not surprised at all. In fact the numbers will go down further and FIAT may close retail sell of cars instead concentrating on selling engines, AMT etc. The reason is also staring us in the face and we refuse to see or acknowledge it. Fiat has just two cars - the Punto & the Linea. This is probably the least number of models among all car manufacturers in India and no the Avventura is not something new. It to me has always looked like the Punto. Look at VW - they changed their diesel engine in the Polo to a 1.5 specifically for the Indian market. Hyundai changed the i20 from the earlier version completely. In case of Fiat - even the ads for the Avventura have some white men (excuse the sarcasm) running around and you want an Indian to buy a product in which there are no Indians. To all those who harp about the T-jet it was a good car when it was launched (even now it is a good car but the competition has made huge progress). Fiat does not have the fastest or the safest or the best looking car out there and we still expect it to sell based on a heavy body or a door?The first thing is to change the mindset as I keep repeating - the AAM aadmi buys give him what he wants Here is my take - make a car with AMT, small , cute with super - light bodies. Add the airbags but compromise on the quality of the body and then advertise for mileage. 25km/l at the minimum and see how it sells. Get an SUV with all the bling - DRL's, bluetooth, music players, alloys etc etc, ride quality be damned and then sell it at Mahindra XUV range and see how it sells. And what Fiat is doing is getting the Abarths that will maybe sell a piece a month and they can be all very happy about it. The Abarth does not have even 1% of the brand value of a Mini and will never sell if sold at competing prices. p.s. The least said about the service the better - we have members from the North-East and we know how it is there. Sorry for the ranth - peace.