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Fiat India - Sales Thread

Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by Ravi, Jun 1, 2010.

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  1. cartoos

    cartoos

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    Well I am not pissed off atleast and really don't care what sales numbers are, in one and half year of my ownership, its delight to own this car and only visited once to service center so far. For the first sevice pick and drop was arranged and for the second service, I went to see how service center looks like and was vry satisfied with it and gave 10/10 for that.
    I am delighted because car is beautyfull, sturdy, planted and has saved my bones being cracking because of ride quality, very fuel effecient, well equipped and its not slow as I am not a racer.
    Those who think its not easy to drive then let me tell you its my wife who loves to drive Linea than Wagon R. may be she is wrestler or wheight lifter :evilsmile
  2. nav75

    nav75 Amatore

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    Talking about Linea being tagged as "under powered" car. Wonder what will one call the Toyota Altis Diesel, that is shod with a 1.3L CRDI engine making lesser power than the 1.3MJD in Linea.
    But then I'm sure Toyota made the right people happy and suddenly they don't highlight the fact as how under powered the car is compared to others in the same segment (or a few segments lower as well), but they talk about good VFM and good FE.
  3. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    ^ Exactly. Looks like Fiat did not pay off enough journos or did not offer enough cars as freebies for the public to overlook the stigma. They never made an offer nobody could refuse :))
  4. cartoos

    cartoos

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    Look at Sidindica's comments when he bought Punto and look at his comments later when he does not own one, this will clearly indicate that when people don't own Fiat cars, they go all the way to criticize Fiat because they want to justify their purchase of other car despite they wanted to by Fiat cars but didn't have enough courage.
    This shows how people are jealous of Fiat car owners and simply can't digest and jump to criticize Fiat brand as soon as some topic comes out to do that.
    If you talk of Fiat sales then what Honda has achieved all these years with very good reputation, only 5000 cars per month with 5 models ?
  5. I feel that many people are now aware of the brand FIAT in India after bringing Linea and Punto. Many of them who want to buy FIAT will definitely spend sometime on the forums / internet to know or learn about existing owners experience.

    I have come across many forums (not TFI) that people post issues on forums and it is available for public views. The no.of posts related to this might be less, yet..it might be a deciding factor for them.

    As a FIAT fan, we should try not to make forums public, when we are discussing on issues / problems. By doing this, we can make a little difference in increasing FIAT Sales... Of course, we can guide a prospective buyer with + or -'s...
  6. amit

    amit Superiore

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    Though I have not driven the Altis, I'll tell you what. The car must be surely zippy off the line. Slot into first and it will probably zoom ahead. For most average car buyer's that's great pick up! Add India's low speed highway's where the most you can safely is 120kmph and you can't fault people from thinking that the 1.3L Altis is really well-powered. I noticed a similar response from the i20 1.2. Compare that to even the Punto 1.4 and you will know what I am trying to say. Fiat can either educate buyer's about this or give people what they want. It's their call.

    As for sales. When a companie's sales are falling continously and they are doing nothing to sort things out, it means one thing. They want to minimise the damage when they leave. Leave with as few disgruntled customer's as possible. Is that what Fiat's aim is? It's for them to clear this with actions.
  7. Vroom

    Vroom Amatore

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    I really don't think Fiat will leave just like that, after having invested 2K crores INR.

    Vroom
  8. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    I don't think 2k crores would hurt them much when we convert it into Euros. Fiat is doing good in Europe and 2k crore INR is nothing big to them for the effort they have put for one more time in India.



    Aww! That hurts. Especially when you bought diesel over petrol at 400-500Km/month. Even more when the EMI is bigger.

    These discussions have taught me that head is always better than heart.

    There is a Punto and an i20 that are parked side by side near my house. I see them from my balcony every night and I weigh this everyday:

    "Looks, comfort, pleasure vs Peace of Mind"

    I see so many Fiat enthusiasts' trust fading gradually.
  9. royj

    royj Esperto

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    But let me ask you one thing. Have you lost Peace of Mind just because you brought a Fiat? or is it more because of your undue worry about future availability of spares, service, etc.?
    As long as you have not had any major issues, there is no need to worry. Until then have Peace of Mind ::D
    Niggles - every car has them, others are just not talking about it.
  10. Vroom

    Vroom Amatore

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    Is there something that we all don't know that you guys know about Fiat's future plan or is it speculation?? ::O

    Cheers,
    Vroom
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