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Linea Facelift 2014 - Test Drive and Review

Discussion in 'Linea 1.4 T-Jet' started by nkrishnap, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Murphy_Fiat

    Murphy_Fiat Superiore

    Linea T-Jet
    One of My Friend Booked Fiat Linea Tjet and he is expecting delivery on April 2nd . i heard that there is one compliment from fiat for referring a customer to fiat, still the offer is there ?
  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Grande Punto 1.3
    There was a referral program, but long time back, not seen anywhere that Fiat started again.
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  3. Anup

    Anup Regolare

    Grande Punto 1.3
    My Friend just got hands on a new T-Jet last Thrusday, the usual discount on the preveious design was given but when I had asked the Sales Advisor if my they could get my referal on the New Linea he says no such offering from Fiat for Referal bonus let be for the Previous design/New Linea or Classis, the max they can work for is any add on accessory on the New Linea.
    So decided with the Previous Design Linea even though she wanted the New Linea :-D
  4. shams

    shams Esperto

    ^^ whats the difference in OTR for new and old linea?
    its hard to digest that your friend would have bought new linea, had Fiat offered some referral gift/discount which might not have been worth more than 10k anyways :)
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  5. Ichimaru

    Ichimaru Regolare

    Gurgaon, India
    I happened to TD the new Linea in the TJET as well as the MJD avtar one after the other in Gurgaon last week. Here are my impressions –
    Common Likes –

    • Amazing Interiors
    • Great Ride and Handling
    • Steering & Suspension setup
    • Super Built Quality
    • Looks better in person than in pictures
    • Huge seats with great support
    • Refined Engines
    • Shorter gear throw
    • Brilliant AC
    • Dead Pedal
    • Excellent Brakes
    • 15000 KM service interval
    • 3 years standard warranty
    • Low maintenance and spare parts costs

    Common Dislikes –

    • The arm rest should slide or should have been a little longer
    • Due to the increase in GC there is an evident difference in the ride quality and handling. Its still great but not as good as the earlier Linea.
    • Again, since I have driven the earlier Linea and have been driving the Punto since the last two and a half years, I can make out that the body roll has increased due to the increase in GC. I wished the GC should have remained under 180 mm.
    • Audio System is still not that good
    • Rear Leg room.

    I would not get into much details as there are no new engines offered with the new Linea.

    The TJET is a hoot to drive and is arguably the best petrol car in the segment. It is just not possible to drive it slow. However, the steering felt very light and I did not like it as much as the diesel sibling. It can return decent KM/L figures if driven sedately but I guess one just can’t drive it with a light foot.

    MJD on the other hand felt slow. Don’t get me wrong, the car is not really slow but with these kind of dynamics, it keeps you craving for more horses under the hood. Steering of the MJD was heavier and IMHO was perfectly weighed. I felt like the engine noise inside the cabin was lesser as compared to the earlier model.
    A special mention of the seats again. There is absolutely no doubt that Linea should have more leg room but I feel that the seats are much; much bigger than the other cars of the segment. The rear seats had phenomenal under thigh support! I would like to do a size comparison with the city if I get time.

    I think FIAT should have plonked in the 1.6 MJD VGT in the Linea with the dualogic gearbox. Also, some features that I do miss are
    Reverse parking camera
    electrically foldable mirrors
    sun/moon roof
    hill holder
    auto closing windows once the car is locked

    That’s all guys. Thanks for reading and do ask me in case there are any questions in your mind. Would be happy to help.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
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  6. Guite


    Is the wind noise at A pillar still exist or gone totally?
  7. how abt the driving quality??? any difference from the previous one?
  8. pabhishek

    pabhishek Esperto

    Linea T-Jet
    Hey guys,, A silly question. where did the key hole went for opening the boot in new linea?

    Recently saw few pics of the rear and was unable to locate any.
  9. Gaurav Chakraborty

    Gaurav Chakraborty Amatore

    New Delhi
    no key is now required to open the boot :D
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  10. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

    Linea 1.3
    What if the boot open lever breaks, which is prone to breaking. Seriously, what fail safe is there for such a scenario.

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