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Finally Reined the 'SNOW LEOPARD', My LineaTjet Plus.

Discussion in 'Linea 1.4 T-Jet' started by S A SHAH, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. S A SHAH

    S A SHAH Regolare

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    Srinagar
    Linea T-Jet
    Dear ABHINAV, go for a detailed PDI, espacially for rusting issues at the boot area, door hinges and the bonet area where from the water drainage is maintained.
    Odo-meter should have "H" present, tyres should be checked for the freshness of rubber(rubber hair present slightly on the surface) and check the wheel-allignment.
    Also check the air condition gas, could be filled before delivery, and working of other systems, generally OK like lighting, Blue-and-Me, my-Car etc.
    Rest the small issues like door-settings/fittings could be rectified any time.

    Never get a Test-driven car

    Get satisfied YOURSELF and don't look back.

    Wish YOU all the best.

    S A SHAH
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  2. Sir-My dealer told that the cars are undelivered vehicles and not booked till date.So,I will get T-Jet in 1 or 2 months.Will be visiting the dealer today or tomorrow.
  3. S A SHAH

    S A SHAH Regolare

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    Ofcourse, these cars must be the unbooked or not-test-driven ones.
    During storage in stockyard, there sometimes appear some rusting issues which need to be taken care of.
    Keep updating.
    And, decide first firmly what you really want and what you need?
    SHAH,S A
  4. S A SHAH

    S A SHAH Regolare

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    Srinagar
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    Dear ALL, TFIs,
    Now, my "SnowLeopard" has happily leapt 3600+ kilometers, run-in period over I think. The engine performance is really one of the best among the bests available around.
    The city drivability is simply like going on an automatic machine, moves on in 3rd gear without pressing the A-pedal. And, on highways it simply rocks, you can see any vehicle
    melt in your rear-view mirror, over-taking is so effortless that you some times doubt other vehicle's manufacturing standards like that of (if I don't hesitate to name some) Safaris, Taveras, Dezires which I generally rub shoulders with. I really forget about the small body-related issues.

    Besides all these good things, I faced some small issues as well,
    1. From the begining the steering tilt was slightly towards right. I brought it to the notice of Service engineer of FairDeal motors at Srinagar, he described the issue not an issue at all because it appears some times only depending on the road structure. While on left side the issue does not occur at all. Anyway, the wheel-allignment was not done not even suggested. It will be done on 1st service.
    2. Door fittings need full attention on 1st service, the good "thak" sound is missing and R-left door is little bit displaced right from the day one.
    3. Yes, the boot area inside becomes dusty, dust enters the boot from right side where the inside-lining is perforated, I don't know for what purpose.
    4. The wind-screen is slightly showing some curved-wave-like view on the extreme left corner which does not effect my road-view, so ignored.
    5. The last issue is related to Breaks, while pressing the B-padel withfull force and keep it pressed, it seems that the pedal is ineffective and rubbing
    some rough surface. This happened three times till date, otherwise breaking is effecient espacially at high speeds which is so lovely that I feel like
    driving a "real-Jet" on road.
    I request all of you to give some expert suggestions on the above issues to educate me for keeping my "SnowLeopard" in better shape and health.
    That will be highly appreciated and duely aknowledged.
    Drive Belted.
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    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012
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  5. speedJet

    speedJet Superiore

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    Gurgaon
    See response

    1: get alignment checked if you are facing any isssue like car getting pulled. If no issue faced it should be ok
    2 and 3: get them checked during first service
    4: This should not be an issue. Normally glass would have some abnormalities. Others can also confirm
    5: are your discs clean or there is some dust? Does the car come to a halt or it takes more time/distance than usual to stop?
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012
  6. S A SHAH

    S A SHAH Regolare

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    Srinagar
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    Thanks, speedJet,
    Nice to hear from you. Congratulations again for you Dream Comes True.
    5. Yes, whenever this type of feeling was there, I felt that car has not stopped properly as per my expectation.
    Once in the begining after 1000km one of my colleagues(who has already driven many sedans while in SaudiArabia) test drove my Tjet, he applied brakes very hardly after speeding up to check the breaks. Could that practice creat any problem in breaking system?
  7. Cashier

    Cashier Amatore

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    Mumbai
    Great to hear that there is a "Snow Leopard" on your leash now, believe me its a total beauty you own there and a beautiful place to be as well.
    One thing though the A/C gas should not have had a problem I believe it does not deplete very easily any comments on these experts.
  8. S A SHAH

    S A SHAH Regolare

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    Srinagar
    Linea T-Jet
    Dear Cashier,
    Thanks for the compliments. Yes, the SnowLeopard is now in my total controll.
    I've used AC a few times only for trials, otherwise I hardly need to use it. Now a days weather is hot but not more than 33 degs., after that it rains, and more over I like/enjoy warmth in surroundings, so whether AC-gas deplets or stays, who cares....but I'll not let it deplete.
  9. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Thanks to all you're reviews now i want to own the following
    (Along with my Punto 75PS)
    1.) Punto 90HP E+
    2.) Linea E+
    3.) Linea T-jet

    (If i go bankrupt TFI is to be blamed) ;-)
    Awesome choice ... happy motoring buddy :)
  10. abk1980

    abk1980 Amatore

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    Mumbai
    On pt 5, I find it quite curious since it happens sometimes only. I have never faced problems with my brake except when I partly pressed both the brake and accelerator instead of pressing the brakes all the way.
    What your colleague from Saudi did should not adversely affect the brakes. To me, it sounds as if something may be coming in between the brake shoe and disc - maybe some dried mud? - and that may cause the problem. Can't think of anything else.

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