66666 Review Hi All, First of all I apologize for not being so frequent on TFI. Reason is simple as i think that there is enough of Inputs from my side on existing FIAT cars (including my possession) and there is no point and beating about the same drums each day over and over. Since i have the habit of being bold and honest in my comments, it would only challenge the credibility of Inputs if repeated over and over. An analytic person with practical insight into Automotive can make it out immediately that i have been all honest and indeed want to see more FIAT cars being seen on Indian roads. Simply, because they are by far the best... Most important for me is the Safety of a whole family that is riding in car on a really bad day in horrible Indian traffic... You must be in a FIAT!!!! My car as on is 66666 KM. 666 is the number of Superhuman, our next evolutionary stage (the Beast mentioned in all religions OF LESSER HUMANs) and somehow i could sense this number flashing on my driver display without even looking at it. I was just like it must be 66666 today and when i looked down, it was!! Coincidence! Had my 5th service at around 59500 KMs on 18th Oct 2013. This was first service after Tata-FIAT JV had the split so was a bit apprehensive. I believe intuition is being Human, i followed my intuition to Torque Motors, Gurgaon. It was more for being closest where i live than just pure intuition actually. As i reached, i saw whole staff of ABS Motors being migrated over there. My first 4 services were done at ABS Motors so I took it as a +ve signal. Bad thing was it was just 2nd day of this Workshop. Anyways, my car was being attended immediately. They said that regular stuff of servicing (like Lubricants, filter...) etc etc. are available but i may have to wait for other spares. I was OK with that and so it was parked inside service bay. The expertise was unchanged from ABS motors and i was confident of everything. Major things in addition to regular services was... 1. The power window of LHS Rear was jammed (changed under warranty) 2. RHS fog light broken (changed.... to come later) 3. Timing chain (not available... to come later) 4. Front Rotors and Shoe, Rear brake shoes (Not available, To come later) After almost whole day passed, Service & check ups were done satisfactorily, car washed & i left to come back again. Reason for not posting the 5th review same day was because a lot of other jobs were left. The total money set back was around Rs. 12140 (Reasonable i would say because it involved Fog light too). Window motor was changed under warrantee. I held myself for immediate Brake Pad change because they were sufficient for another 5000 KMs. I felt like on 7th cloud. Where earlier changes were more in the vicinity of 10000-12000 KMs, this time i doubled it... over 20000 KMs!! WOW!! Back on 24th Dec 2013. Action items description: 1. Front Rotors and Brake pads changed 2. Both Link Rods (seal broken) & stabilizing bar declared not upto mark so had to change them as well. It was first real long-run mechanical part failure after LHS swinging ARM that was result of being careless on uneven roads and ignorance for stuff that can hit under-body. There was hardly any effect on drivability, still I preferred to go for a change. 3. Left tube of Head lamp went kaput, got it changed. 4. Timing chain changed (Boy!! Does it take time. It took full 5 hrs as they had to open the chamber, it's really complicated) 5. Glow plug Alarm was noticed since a week so got them checked. It turned out 3 Glow plugs have also gone faulty. Same was to be replaced under warranty. However, it was not available in stock so one dedicated visit required for same. 6. Rear Brake shoe not available, to come again. 7. While doing underbody survey, I pointed something that blown everybody away including the warranty guy. The Inter cooler evolved to have a weird shape but not bad by any means. It's functioning is still normal but the top pipe swelled along, specially at midpoint. First i thought that VGT may have this design but when nearby Linea's were checked, mine was an exception. It shouldn't swell, the Warranty guy said... it's of metal and not plastic. He ruthlessly rejected my claim that may be it was chocked and this swelling is a result of Engine demanding more and more air. Whatever... it looks like a manufacturing defect and i am OK with that. It has only made space more air into engine. Will post the pic of it someday, may be FIAT can keep it as a Soveniur... i don't know. 8. Other odd stuff like Wheel Arch protection cover, screws bla bla... you may refer the bill. Total Financial Set back this time was around Rs. 18600. Reasonably priced spare except Link Rod seemed a bit expensive. Two very feet long thin rods costing around Rs. 3600. Whatever, two things still left, Glow Plugs change (under warranty) and Rear Brake show (the pad was alarmingly thin so knew that I have to back really soon). 3rd Visit was made on 8th Jan 2014. I received a call previous day that Both Glow Plugs and Rear Brake set have arrived. I was sensing the awkward sound in rear tyres during braking so immediately paid the visit. 1. The rear brake pads were changed 2. Glow Plugs changed 3. This time, the left side tube of headlight went faulty. Got the same replaced. 4. Number plate light was also blown, so got it changed. 5. Had Tube and bulb of each kind in spare to avoid any dedicated visit for this. 6. Got changed front wind shield wiper. Bit expensive in my view, Rs 617 each. Total financial Set back at 5th Major Service (including damage maintenance) = 12140+18600+5690 = Rs 36430 Since it was kind of Overhauling after a long run, i would say it was pretty satisfactory. For couple of repeated visit for FIAT, No Gripes, I would settle for a FIAT any-time! Any new to add after being at 66666: Best car not only in it's segment but covers more expensive stuff which charges premium up-to say +2 lacs. With 2 yrs relationship, it's one hell of fun-ride, stealth and endurance at it's best. Rear leg room is fantastic but hate those rear seats. Interior... well it gorgeous... anything to say... recommend Tooth-brush to a LION because he always prefers Non-veg:-D. These thing don't count in Good cars for me.... No downside what so ever! However there is a downside for FIAT as a brand. If they can make such exciting cars 10 yrs back and can still find die-hard passionate followers, Why don't they try their latest efforts? Only explanation i can of, they don't like Indians at all.