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Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by kedarbendre, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Actually, I think Fiat is not offering upgrades in it's stable only with good intentions.
    Fiat does not want it's customers to waste another 15 lakhs within 4 years of spending 10 lakhs on a car.Instead Fiat thought that it's well informed customers should deposit that 15l in their wife or mother's account in a bank and let the ladies enjoy the 15k interest in their own ways.
    Fiat wants it's customers to think of another car only after 7 years, because their car will be like new till then.
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  2. bharath

    bharath Regolare

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    Nice thoughts :) which suit the existing Fiat customers but is not good for Fiat itself...I strongly believe that 500L,500L Living,Freemont,Panda would make decent numbers if introduced over a period of time with strong dealer network around 150+ and marketing/advertisement(we know how strong Fiat is in these departments :chair:)..
    Just sad to see Fiat has got the longest hibernation period! Anyone please wake up this Kumbakarnan:evilsmile ...I am just tempted by their cars in Europe but we may never get to see as long as we are in India :sad1....

    http://www.fiat.com/com/500l-Living

    Freemont - World
  3. sdp1975

    sdp1975 Amatore

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    Ravi , how are the braking and gearshift of Xuv compared to Linea ?
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  4. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Braking: my Linea > XUV5OO in spite of having all disc brakes.

    Gearshift: XUV5OO [has safety feature of lifting a ring to engage the reverse gear similar to Opel Corsa + 6 gears] > my Linea.
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  5. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    Even the S10 comes with that ring for reverse gear. I think the MJD Stile too, but im not sure. :)
  6. sine04

    sine04 Regolare

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    Mysore/Bangalore, Karnataka.
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    Palio Stile petrol has that, but not the MJD variant.
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  7. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    True. The Palio Stile Petrol had this feature, though I never understood why it is needed. It is mechanically impossible to engage the reverse gear when the car is moving forward. Even if one tries, all that will happen is one will generate a lot of grinding noise.

    Rajan
  8. Fayad

    Fayad Amatore

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    are you sure?? IIRC the palio stile MJD also had this feature.
    wont there be any damage to the gearbox?
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  9. sine04

    sine04 Regolare

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    Mysore/Bangalore, Karnataka.
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    Trust me on this! A friend of mine owns a petrol Stile. Also, I had the opportunity to drive two Palio MJDs yesterday as another friend of mine is on the lookout for a used one. :)

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
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  10. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Even if the interest on 15 l is unused, that alone left for another 2 or 3 years would add upto 3 to 4 lakhs, which would be sufficient to pay the upfront payment for the next new car in 3 years and the original principal stays with us.
    Besides that, what upgradation?, my freelance chauffeur who other wise drives a 7 series always says that he could not find any difference between the two cars.
    Fiat has given us solid cars that would last atleast 7 years without looking or getting old.
    Besides that our car has saved us from 2 accidents, that I would instantly feel unsafe in any other car even if twice expensive.
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