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Non Fiat cars owned by Fiatians - Present and Past

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by ramjn, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. - Non Fiat cars that you own now or in the past.

    I had Alto and then Indica Xeta before having Fiat Linea

    - Describe about the mods you did on that car if any.

    Pioneer HU + JBL Speakers

    - What you like with your non Fiat car over your current Fiat.

    SPACE in Indica Xeta :)

    - Finally, are you happy with your current Fiat or the other car?

    More than happy with my Fiat Linea :)
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012
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  2. I own a 2003 Maruti Zen and have a Hyundai Santro .Currently both at my native .

    Both are free from modifications .

    Surprisingly now I realise that I dont have pics of any of these cars . Till I brought my fiat punto , these cars were just a mode of transportation from point A to B .

    I love driving my zen in city traffic the same way I love driving my punto in highways and ghats . Unfortunately both these dont fit in the other shoes.

    Still driving in city , any day I prefer my zen over any other car .

    Little OT :
    Still I remember the sarcastic smile of a BMW driver when he was overtaking me while I was driving in my zen at a modest speed of 120 -130 kmph in a four lane road . Now when I think about that incidence I thank GOD for keeping me alive after that circus .

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  3. Previously owned non-FIAT's:


    1. 2009 Chevy Spark LPG (2009 to 2011)
    a. Pioneer head unit with Kicker Components
    b. Art leather seat convers.
    This was my Uno's replacement. Very capable and niggle free car. But always missed my Uno's comfort and handling. Drove 19k kms and is now being used by my sister.


    2. 1988 Ambassador Mark4 (2006-2007)
    a. Toyota 2C Diesel
    b. PowerSteering
    c. Super King AC
    d. Gypsy Wheels
    e. Koyas upholstery
    f. Pioneer head unit with Pioneer co-axials and Coustic oval speakers.
    This was my daily drive to college. Drove 10k kms in 1yr and sold it to get the Uno

    The only non-FIAT with me at present is my beloved 1964 Ambassador MK2. It's been in the family since 1966 and was sold in 2002 to make way for the Palio 1.2. I manged to buy it back in 2010 and have been re-building it for over 2 yrs now. Hope to get it ready by this year end. Though I love my FIAT's, this Amby is very special for me and can never be compared to any other car ;)
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012
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  4. Tony

    Tony Esperto

    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    We had a Premier Padmini (1980 - 2000)
    Maruti 800 5Speed (2001 - 2010)
    Grande Punto (2010 till date)
    Next on Line T-jet / Viaggio
  5. ops

    ops Amatore

    Punto Abarth
    Car I owned in past
    1. Santro
    2. Ford Figo Titanium 1.4 TDCI
  6. johy

    johy Amatore

    Past: Austin 10 (grandma's).

    Present: Wagon R

    Wagon R and Baleno both got K&N filters, with a conical filter on the Baleno.

    Austin - well, character and unique. Though I hated it when I was younger :D
    Baleno - Ground-hugging low seating position, really love it. Handling too; I think it just edges out over the T-Jet.

    Too early to say, but so far so good.

    You should add one more question to the list. What made you buy a Fiat, if you owned non-Fiat cars earlier? Perhaps moderators can do the needful.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2012
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  7. Surya

    Surya Superiore

    Namma Bengaluru
    Non FIAT owned in the past

    Bikes :
    Silver plus, TVS Champ, Splendor, Apache, Activa and Dio

    M800,Indica, WagonR, Santro

    Mods: Nothing special to say most of them were kept as such with mods in WagonR (K&N, RPM speedo, sunfilm), Santro (Alloys, Seat covers,Sun film)
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  8. Punto is my first car and I haven't thought about second yet. I use to drive my cousin's Santro zip drive before getting my Punto. I after driving Punto, driving Santro feels like a punishment. However, Santro is capable of breaking all traffic laws by doing zig zags.

    Mods done:- My cousin added a Sony-HU and Poineer speakers when bought it from used car market.

    Two Wheelers: Cousin's HH Splendor (My ride during college), Honda Unicorn (My first bike. My first love), Wife's Mahindra Rodeo (Has similar characters of Punto), Dad's and Mon's Scootys (I hate Scooty in all three avatar - Teenz, Pep+ and Streek), and my brother's H Implulse.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
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  9. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

    Linea 1.3
    Time to update this thread. :)

    Now, I am owning a 7 year old Honda Civic LX - AT (1.7L 117 BHP) in USA. Life in USA without a car is a pain.

    The Good
    - Super smooth and refined.
    - Excellent acceleration (after driving a Diesel, this is something different now).
    - Surprisingly, the steering feedback is very good (although not comparable with Fiat).
    - Music system. Audio quality is very much satisfactory (I feel even better than my ICE'd Linea).
    - Rear leg room space is more than adequate.

    The Bad
    - Being a old generation car, it is so small.
    - Ride quality is average.

    Interestingly, this car has the same spec tyre as Linea (195/60 R15). :)
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012
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  10. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

    My Maruti Suzukis Of The Past

    MS Omni [1992-2004]


    MS Versa [2004-09]

    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012
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