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Discussion in 'Linea 1.3 MJD' started by nkrishnap, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Today the Linea completes one year of ownership and has 28,028 kms on the odometer. Let me list down the likes and dislikes post a year of ownership.

    The 28,000 km milestone

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    Likes


    • Gorgeous looks
    • Ride and Handling, steering feedback
    • Brilliant brakes for the segment
    • Ground clearance, you can simply not bother about bad roads much
    • High beams are quite good and does command respect with good bulbs
    • Speed masking capability
    • Mileage
    • Mile munching capability, can drive for long hours on the highway without breaking a sweat. (read as cruising speed and not over speeding)
    • Blue n Me
    • The AC is quite powerful

    Dislikes

    • The low beam could have been better
    • No bottle holders
    • A few rattles crop up in the 2012 versions
    • Crappy Goodyear tyres
    • Crappy speakers
    • Noisy blowers at higher fan speeds
    • Weird acting rain sensing wipers. Wipes fast in drizzle and goes to intermittent mode in heavy rain, when its supposed to work exactly the opposite way
    • AC filters get clogged quite easily
    • Wind noise due to wing mirrors

    Issue Faced
    • Brake judder around 9000 kms, Discs and brake pads changed under warranty
    • A few rattles in the left front door. Sorted out with the dampening
    • Carpets getting wet during to the prolonged drive in the water logged area. It required 4 days to strip the carpets, dry it and to put it back.
    • Wobbling issue due to Goodyear tyres, Sorted out with multiple trials and road force balancing at Madhus Langford road.

    I am still compiling more information on the mileage, cost of ownership, etc.
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  2. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    A small update:

    Got the multijet logo on the grill modded by sticking the red reflective sticker from the nearby neighborhood sticker shop. Costed 80 bucks.

    Red Multijet.jpg
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  3. Looks too good, but wont this come off after a few wash??
    I was thinking of buy an active grill and getting it painted..

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  4. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Just gave it a try, lets see for how long this stays. Will try and get hold of reflective paint to get it fixed permanently.
  5. Looks good no doubt..
    reflective paint I enquired a small container will cost approx 300 bucks but I am not sure with my diy skills so gave it a pass..

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  6. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    With me, not too many DIY stuff too. Will get it painted from the guys who do it day in and day out. There is a reason why they are still in business, so let me utilize their services.
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  7. Good point eh...

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  8. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Here we with a bit of Stats for the sake of documentation.

    Kms covered: 28,028
    Fuel cost: Rs. 89,581/-

    Fuel cost per km: Rs. 3.196/-

    Service Cost details:

    First Service: Rs. 3,302/-
    Second Service: Rs. 5,233/-
    Total Service Cost: 8,535/-

    Service cost per km: Rs. 0.304/-

    Total Running Cost: (3.196 + 0.304) = Rs. 3.5/-

    Repair, Tyre Change, Bodywork and Misc

    1. Bumper Painting - Rs. 2,200/-
    2. Wet Carpet and fixing: Rs. 3,404/-
    3. Hankooks Ventus: Rs. 26,500/-
    4. Wheel Balancing & Alignment Charges: Rs. 4,318/- (Total of 7 times)
    5. Alloy Wheel Bend removal: Rs. 2,450/-

    The best and worst Mileage

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    Monthly average mileage for the past year

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    Another view of all refills

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    Note: I have not included the cost of ICE and dampening in the cost of ownership.
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  9. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    On a lazy Sunday morning, what do I see when I peep out of the window to take the first glance at the Linea? Generous shower of bird poop starting from the rear windshield and the boot. It was time for the car to receive a quick wash and wax session.

    With the usual dose of pics.

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    The red reflective sticker on the Mulitjet logo on the front grill.

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    The view from first floor

    Car Detailing 8.jpg

    The stuff used for today's detailing session

    Car Detailing 9.jpg

    I was exhausted by the time I finished waxing and gave the tyre dressing a skip.
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  10. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Forgot to update on the Insurance renewal.

    Linea's insurance was renewed with Royal Sundaram insurance, comprehensive policy with an IDV of 894,240 with zero depreciation and windshield cover. Total hole in the pocket Rs. 22,101/-

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