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Please help a newcomer - 2011 Fiat Linea Tjet+ ....To buy or not

Discussion in 'Car Purchase Queries' started by s_mehta, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. FFF

    FFF

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    Hey which dealer in mumbai gave you this deal? Also did they throw in some accessories for free?
  2. s_mehta

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    I didn't get any special deal. The LCD TV was part of a 'dhamaka' offer valid only on saturday 16th June 2012. It was a lucky draw system where you get an assured gift being what is mentioned under the scratch card you pick out of a bunch after you book the car. Believe me, there were a lot of bookings yesterday.

    No accessories offered -don't think this car really needs anything. I asked for parking sensors to be included in the price but dealer didn't accept. Anyway, i'll pay the 4 grand for parking sensors.

    Guys who've installed parking sensors - is the beep-type one worth 4k ? or is it better to install the ones that show you the distance ?

    Breakup of my linea (in Rs. lakhs):
    OTR (before discounts) = 10.97
    Cash discount = 1.15
    Exchange bonus = 1
    Valuation of my 12 year old indica v2 (diesel) with 41k km clocked = 0.45 (very low - i was getting 0.8 outside)
    Free insurance = 0.35
    Corporate discount = 0.1
    OTR (after discounts) = 7.92

    had a very smooth booking experience with Concorde (Worli)
  3. FFF

    FFF

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    Thanks for the information sounds like a good deal apart from the exchange price. When are you expecting delivery? You mentioned a lot of bookings all tjets or was this dhamaka offer across the board?
  4. s_mehta

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    offer was for all cars - tata/fiat booked yesterday.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
  5. FFF

    FFF

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    Great and congratulations on your new car. If you see my other thread I am also considering the Tjet+ hopefully it happens :).
  6. Satyajit

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    7.92 on road is fantastic. Cost me over 9, but that was in late September. May 2011 models should be fine. Do a PDI.
    Take the one with distance showing in the rear view mirror. Xenos. Should be under 5k. You'll get beeps and oral alerts as well.
  7. abk1980

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    Congrats on the purchase. I got the Fiat standard sensors installed - I preferred them over the camera. And later I was able to get t free, along with the most of the other TJet standard accessories (in March last year).
    I chose the beep one because they cover a wider area - and they beep at different frequencies for 1'/2'/3' distances. So, one knows how far is the obstacle. I thought the camera one may not be as effective in the dark as well as in showing obstacles in the corners and so chose the beep one. The camera-type owners can give you a more accurate picture about it.
  8. Relativity

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    Too good a price to resist, congrats. That's a beast of a vehicle you got there. Looking forward to the 0-100 figures :)
  9. s_mehta

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    Received an email from the dealer's official email ID:

    "Dear sir,

    We here by conform that your linea T-jet plus B.N.White is not a test drive vehicle, it is not been register on any other person name you will be the 1 st owner (Ur Wife’s Name),it is 2011 mfg vehicle as it has been inform you before taking booking . We had place an order & it will be coming from the fiat plant

    Regards
    Fiat Team"

    seems in order ? How is concorde as a dealer ? i assumed that since i'm essentially dealing with Tata (Concorde is a 100% subsidiary of Tata motors) it'd be better than dealing with an independent dealership like wasan/fortune etc.

    am contemplating going for the beeper-type parking sensors. one more thing i noticed during the TD was that the positioning of the rear-view mirror blocks a significant part of the traffic view while driving when a passenger sits in the rear middle seat.

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    One more question: is it necessary to do a pre-registration inspection ? sales person said not to worry there won't be any paint chipping/rusting/dents and the car will be new. Also given the 2 year + 2 year (extended) should i be okay with doing a thorough PDI (after registration) ?

    stay in the suburbs and stockyard i think is at panvel, so highly cumbersome to do a pre-registration inspection
  10. Guys who've installed parking sensors - is the beep-type one worth 4k ? or is it better to install the ones that show you the distance ?

    I have installed OE sensors with painted, It costed me 4.5K. - Including a matching color paint job, for the same price i also had Minda sensors with distance, I choose OE since the fitment is done by Autocop guys, will not void the warranty and most importantly it had a sheet which has marking sketch of the Lineas Rear bumper with markings where holes need to be drilled . So the holes drilled were in perfect distance and precission. Im loving it. All my previous vehicles, i used manual judgement, So the parking sensors are help me in judgement process and i don't merely rely upon them.

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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012

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