I am a FIAT owner and my experiences owning the FIAT: I am a relatively new entrant in to the FIAT cars. I bought my FIAT linea Emotion in 2012 January (2011 model). I had completed 9000 Km till now. I am very happy with the decision I had made. The decision was purely based on the feedbacks received in TFI and other relative forums (Thank you TFI). In the forums except the ASS I could not find any major problem with the product (which in my opinion is as good as or better then Maruti). I took a plunge and bought the FIAT Home. My original plan was to buy 90HP Punto, but family members (read parents, wife and children) vetoed my decision and so I went for the Linea. In addition to the Linea I am having a Maruti wagon R (2005 April) and completed 92000 Km till date. Before buying the Linea my entire experience (almost) of driving was only through Wagon R First impressions of My Linea: · Very comfortable · This is too big for me (wagon R effect) · Steering gear is very tight and big (wagon R effect) · Car is sluggish in first and second gear and response of the throttle is slow but steady (my first diesel) · Car bonnet is too long so driving in tight spots a bit difficult. · Turbo effect- Awesome Impression of Wagon R (Now), After driving Linea for 5 Months · Is this is a toy car? · Car steering is dead and non responsive · Frightening to go beyond 60 Km/hr ( I had driven this car constantly above 120!!!!!) · All the roads are very bad. · Does this will ever stop if I press the brake?? Impression of FIAT Linea (Now), After driving for 5 Months · This car is fantastic. · ABS is very good · Car Speed masking is perfect (How I Know??? My wife used to do back seat driving when I drive Wagon R in the range of 70-90 Km, but now I never heard she asking me to reduce speed even though I am doing 120 +) · Know your car and it is easy to maneuver. · What a steering and Handling!!!!!!! Some Incidents in my brief 5 months ownership: 1. One fine day when I was in highway my driver-side mirror touched with another car (both cars in 60+speeds). My car mirror got a small scratch but the other car mirror totally broken and fallen off! 2. Another day on high way (Between Calicut and Thrissur) I was behind a truck trying to overtake that, but to my surprise the silencer of the truck got detached and fallen just on the way, I experienced the ABS on that day. 3. I belong to Kerala and coconut trees are very familiar in this part of world. For who do not know coconut trees: Coconuts are comparably heavy and weigh 3-6 Kg when ripe. The same is the case with the coconut leaves, which in approximately 4 meters long and 6-7 kgs in weight. Coconut trees are tall trees averaging 10 meter and above. So what happened?? one coconut leaf (approx 7 Kg) fall on my Linea front glass and on to the bonnet- except a small bulge on the bonnet nothing really happened J Isn't My(our) car(s) wonderful???