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Discussion in 'Linea 1.3 MJD' started by riturajmnnit, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. riturajmnnit

    riturajmnnit Amatore

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    Hi folks,

    You all have been through this feeling, which I am having right now - First Car :)

    It all started with my sister joining me in Bangalore, we thought a hatch should be perfect and so Etios Liva was on our mind (being the new kid in the block).
    Some how financial liabilities (bought a house) deferred our plan, which was re-ignited 6 months back with me getting a promotion :)

    Now focus shifted to a Sedan but budget was still a constraint (as didnt wanted to go for Loan), Dzire was first choice (as I was yet to learn driving). We were floored by that car (interior) and booked it in may 2012, and their started the ordeal. 4 Months was gone and there was no sign of Dzire, I was dusted, fed up and thought of giving up my plan and one fine day spotted a Rapid and thought why not increase my budget and go for this.

    So in this hunt Cars Shortlisted:

    1> Etios Liva (Dropped immedietly)
    2> Swift Dzire (Booked and cancelled after 5 months)
    3> Skoda Rapid (Loved the power but my sisters were pretty upset with interior so dumped)
    4> Nissan Sunny (Wait for the reason for missing it out)

    And one fine day, I took my bicycle (yes bicycle for a joy ride) and spotted a FIAT showroom, parked my bicycle to find this big-eyed beauty :) Yes she is, she was and she will be. She was staring at me and I was staring at her (something pulled me towards her), she gently offered me a walk-through and mannnnn that day itself I was sold out - Forget Rapid, forget Sunny - forget everything. None can match the features that this lady has :)

    Called my Jiju and informed him, she has won me and he was like "ARE you MAD (Many of us must have heard this phrase)" and yes I was and I am mad.
    Their started googling and using company contact to find the owners. Somebody guided me to this forum and I read and read (the more time I spent with this forum, the more she was positioning herself in my heart).

    I remember after we went for TD of Linea, we chased one owner on road and made him stop :)

    Finally took my sisters for a TD, and they too were floored :)
    Now the bargaining, luckily there was a group buy thread going on and we formed a group of 3 (though 2 materialsed and got the best deal from KHT motors).
    Booked :)

    And finally after 25 days of wait, she is here and I already have taken her out for a nice spin :)

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    More will come with days to go ....

    Leaving you all with the welcome pic :

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    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
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  2. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Beautiful writeup Rituraj. Really enjoyed it.
    Oh yeh. My hearty Congratulations on owning the Linea. :)
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  3. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Congratulations,happy motoring.
    Nice write up,wish you many thousand happy miles with your car
  4. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Welcome back Bala :D. Long time no see?

    Sorry to hijack your thread Rituraj.
  5. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Ya Ramjin,thanks for remembering and thanks for your enquiries.
    Have not been keeping well!,but my car is keeping well(touchwood)
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  6. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Hope you are alright now and will be seen from now on.

    This is good one. :)
  7. riturajmnnit

    riturajmnnit Amatore

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    Thanks Ramjn :)

    I am sure with people like you and other experts in this forum, this addiction will further boost and the journey will be long and beautiful :)
  8. oncemoredieselpower

    oncemoredieselpower Novizio

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    Congratulations Rituraj!!
  9. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Congrats, Rituraj!
    Well written first post. You have translated all your heart into letters! Yes, this forum has a really intoxicating effect on those who would like to consider a FIAT at least in their distant dreams. That's what brings us to this forum almost everyday, multiple times.
    Congrats again, and wish you thosands of happy miles!
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  10. thomman85

    thomman85 Esperto

    welcome to TFI....
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