Hello All I have been wanting to put up my ‘One Year Ownership’ review for quite some time now. Let me give out a fair warning that this post might take some time to go through, so sit back and relax. There are various micro experiences along with data as well as photographs to bring which make up the story of my beloved TJet. Similar to synopsis on a resume here is a quick snap shot of the likes and dislikes that came to my notice. And yes, we all know that negatives are not mentioned on a resume, but then this report is for the perusal of those who would like a quick sneak peek into ‘How exactly is it to own a TJet?’. Likes Beauty, no two ways about the fact that a timeless design appeals for decades. Build quality, a virtue that even your older relatives with hardly any automotive knowledge will acknowledge. Turbo-charged petrol with 113 BHP and diesel-like 207 Nm of torque, satisfying like no other. Best-in-class ride comfort, handling & dynamics. Safety kit (ABS +EBD, early crash detection sensors, Dual Air bags, crash safety protocol). All-round disc brakes gives A+ braking capability. Top level of equipment (including leather seats, Blue&Me, rear air-con, height-adjustable driver seat, height-adjustable driver armrest, collapsible rear windshield curtain, foldable key with boot release button, hydraulic power steering, map lights, sunglass holder and the list goes on). Automatic climate control works like a charm and cools the cabin instantly. Auto headlamps and automatic wipers are a boon. 16" Turbine blade alloy wheels with 205 section tyres add to the aesthetics. What could have been better? These things don’t make me unhappy but I sincerely feel they could have a noticeable impact on the overall experience of the vehicle. Insulation – Some amount of wind noise creeps in at high speeds, a point to note for those who will be going 140 kmph and above Bottle holders in the car, currently need to dump it behind in the seatback pocket Fit and Finish – Everyone will agree that there is scope for improvement in this department. Note that this has been addressed to a large extent in the facelifted Linea. Dislikes Rubbery gearshift – Though the gears slot perfectly fine, the feel leaves a lot to be desired. They could probably offer a better gearbox from their international arsenal. Terrible audio quality from the stock speakers, cheaper cars even from a lower segment offer better audio quality. No AUX support, a wish granted in the facelift. USB Folder navigation – Remote control not supported! HU buttons don’t support when playing through USB. It is difficult to change folder using the only option, steering mounted controls. Blue&Me comes to the rescue in some situations but it is not a fallback option. Availability of service centers across Maharashtra / India. Tier 1 cities seem to have a decent coverage as well as concentration. For example – Pune / Mumbai / Bangalore have multiple dealerships which consume a noticeable number from the state wide network. Issues faced There were a few niggles faced during one year of ownership. Issues faced and resolutions for the same is listed at following links: http://www.teamfiat.com/threads/my-personal-jet-linea-t-jet-emotion.10778/page-4#post-841900053 and http://www.teamfiat.com/threads/my-personal-jet-linea-t-jet-emotion.10778/page-4#post-841903144 Apart from this, there are no issues with the car and my Jet is serving very well. Service Experience The car has been serviced ONLY at Pandit Auto, Bavdhan Pune. The experience with them has been satisfactory so far. Spares parts are easily available without any issues. As this has been routine servicing till date, it might be very early to judge the overall experience. With new FIAT exclusive workshops I hope that things will only improve. 6 months / 5,000 kms service The first service was absolutely free of cost. Apart from this routine servicing, I opted for an intermediate service when the ODO was at 7933 kms. Fog lamp replacement, Oil change, Oil filter, Fuel filter, alignment was carried out during this intermediate visit. This additional service (‘peace of mind’ as I like to call it) dented my pocket by Rs. 3015. Thanks to @Italia-Linea for advising me to maintain oil change interval at 7500 KM to keep turbo and engine happy. 1 year / 15,000 kms service Second service experience is already posted here - http://www.teamfiat.com/threads/my-personal-jet-linea-t-jet-emotion.10778/page-4#post-841908907 There is nothing major to update. It was just a routine service and service experience with Pandit Auto was spot on. Accessories Got a chrome strip on the boot which costed Rs. 199 and a free lesson that utilitarian items should be the order of the day. Sunfilms followed which costed Rs. 2800. Overall impression The journey so far with my T-Jet has been extremely satisfying! There is absolutely nothing to complain about. My personal observation is that there is significant turbo-lag below 1500 RPM which makes things dull in city traffic conditions. As long as you can keep the revs above 1700 in city traffic conditions, there is no problem. Once the Turbo kicks in around 2000 RPM, this is where things get interesting. The mighty T-Jet is a bliss to drive on the highways. Cost of ownership Below statistics are generated when ODO was at 17861 KM when T-Jet completed one year. Currently ODO stands at 18955 KM after 1 year 1 Month and 4 days. Monthwise Distance Traveled Maintenance Monthwise Fuel Cost Fuel Price Monthwise Fuel Cost Per Km FE Tankful Method So far there were 18 tankful in one year; remaining were partial refills. Cost Structure Special Thanks to @abhishekpachore for photos. Thanks for your patience!