Hello guys , I ve been active on this forum for quite some time now, and this is the first time I am writing an ownership review. My decision to buy a Fiat Linea wasn’t quite simple. In fact this car was nowhere in my mind when I started test driving various cars. My dad wanted to buy me car since I got in college, and he gave me a budget of 6 lakhs. Since I would be driving close to 70-80 kms on a daily basis, diesel was the preferred choice. And since I was in college I thought it might as well as be a hatch. Nothing much here but just thought that hatch would go well with the college image. So I began searching for cars during mid 2008. Then shortlisted various hatchbacks. 1. Hyundai Getz 2. Maruti Suzuki Swift 3. Chevrolet U-va Needless to say the first car I wanted to TD was Hyundai Getz Crdi. I had already been to Samta Motors Ambala in 2003 when we bought our Santro Xing Xs. The dealership is nothing much to talk about nor is the knowledge of the sales executive. So I will jump to the conclusion, after spending few minutes with the car and driving her for a few kms. I was in live with the engine. But the equipment list put me off, no abs, airbags, rear wiper, defogger fog lamps I a car worth close to 6 lakhs? :firey Though I really liked the car but I let the head rule the heart this time and so said no to Hyundai chief reason being lack of essential features. :thumbs down The very next day I along with my parents went to Modern automobiles the authorized dealership for Maruti Saw a gleaming silver Swift VDi , said to myself….looks good. But that slight moment of happiness was shortlived because as soon as I sat in the car I was really turned down by the cheap grey plastics. :A Didn’t even bother testing the vehicle. Came back home empty handed, again. :cry: I had to go to Dynamic motors, the local Chevrolet dealership to get my dads car serviced. There I saw the U-va. The looks were quite dated and the car did not exude a “youthful” kind of feeling. Didn’t even bother sitting in it. You guys must be wondering that apart from the Getz why didn’t I even TD the other two vehicles? The answer is quite simple. If I cannot stand out the inside of the vehicle or its exterior, then how can I buy that car for myself? I will be keeping a vehicle for 5 years minimum, and I don’t want to spend each day of those five years constantly whining about the car features or rather the lack of it. So there I was in a fix. Tded all the shortlisted vehicles but still no one would tick all the boxes. ? So I waited……………..