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Pros : Admiration gyaranteed, handling, fuel economy

Cons : Less space inside for keeping articles

  Helooo..! I wanted to buy one diesel sedan 2012 model. Survey was extensive with test driving Ford Fiesta, SX-4, Verna, Skoda Rapid, W Vento and.... I had driven Linea 2011 Petrol version and with the pickup being sluggish .. I was not at all interested in seeing Fiat linea. Then came 2012 and the new model of Linea Emotion 2012. The dealer just asked me to take one test drive .. which very reluctantly I agreed and within no time made up mind for my next vehicle ... FIAT LINEA EMOTION 2012. I had already driven more than 2000 kms in last one month and the review is based on that. Pluses - Admiration Guaranteed - Mileage on highways is 18 when maintaining around 100 KMPH. - City mileage in place like Delhi works out to about 16 - 17 KM/L , once again depending upon the traffic. - Feature rich and has got all the required controls on steering minus cruise control which actually is not required in Indian conditions. SX-4 is also good but does not have features. Even new Dezire has more features. - The diesel vehicle driving is based on RPM and anything more than 1800 RPM the vehicle will not let u down. More than 80 KMPH the pickup virtually improves ... tested till 130 KMPH. The variable geometry Turbo enures that the acceleration is smooth and will be difficult to make out that u are driving a diesel vehicle. In Rapid the jump is noticeable when u cross 1800 RPM. - ABS is effective and is very useful at high speeds. - Flat torque ensures that less frequent gear change as vehicle can pickup from 20 KMPH when in 5th gear. However, the pickup is slow when using this... RPM based which is low at this stage. - Good boot space of 500 Ltrs. - The top end model interiors are fab with leather seat covers. - Colour - Tuscan wine is good but like any dark colour needs extra maintenance as dust easily shows. Get ur car Teflon Coated which will help to retain shine and gather less dust/scratches. - Ground clearance is superb and clears almost all speed breakers. - Auto head light function comes handy when entering mall parkings or UG parkings. - Climate control is effective and very responsive. - The servicing is around 4000 - 4500 annually/ 15000 Km whichever is earlier. For Skoda vehicles it is around 10000 plus. Minuses - Pickup is slightly sluggish when u want to race with some one or pickup fast. In case this is ur criteria then go for engine with 1.6 l and above. Chevrolet vehicles are good with 2.0 L engines. - Limited or virtually no space inside the car for carrying stuff i.e pockets and space is minimal with no space for water bottle also. U need to carry a bag inside to carrying any stuff. - After sale service as TATA is supposed to provide this. They, obviously, give preference to their own products. Here, PR will come handy. - No parking sensors. This u should get fitted or alternately get camera fitted fitted. This I got it done costed around 5000 and is effective. Hope this will be useful. Any further queries pl do ask. All the best.

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  • madhu |16 Apr,2012 04:20:18 PM

    Same here.. I just took a test drive in March 2012. Immediately I bought the car before budget.

  • Ameya Gundale |05 Mar,2013 03:17:09 PM

    Hi..i own a Fiat LInea Dynamic 2013 MJD.. I exactly know what problem you are facing in terms of pick up. I have discussed this with several friends and hence set my self for a Dynamic linea. Pick up of Emotion is sluggish on account of larger set of wheels whereas one inch diameter smaller wheels are installed on Dynamic. . The obvious reason being mechanical advantage, the dyanamic appears slightly punchy when you need to race around.. Which is what i did on the express highway and on the Mumbai Aurangabad patch.. My Linea Dynamic was completely invincible.. Not even the highend luxury sedans were able to overtake.. Obviously, they tried hard.. The turbo performs amazingly well.. hence, punchier pick up need not necessarily be a problem in the Fiat Linea

  • Ranjan Chaudhary |04 Jul,2013 01:20:02 PM

    Just as bad or good as any sedan in its range.I am buying a 2013 model of Linea Emotion diesel. I want to know whether the after sale service has improved since Fiat's dissociation with the Tatas. I believe they are launching their exclusive service centres and in about two years shall come around this problem.

  • Vish |04 Jul,2013 08:09:16 PM

    Hello friends! I have done around 15000 km on my Fiat Linea Emotion. Car has been running exceptionally well however, there was slight pull to right and I took it to authorised dealer in Delhi. i was told alignment was out and same was done by them. After that I made a round trip to Jaipur and back from Delhi. The car was highly unstable and steering wheel was pulling randomly to any side depending upon the road. I came back and again reported to the authorised dealer. I also checked that both my front tyres were worn off within 12000 km. The vehicle was again sent for alignment and it ws found that alignment was out by about an inch which resulted in tires wearing out. I took up the matter with the company and demanded tyre change which FIAT agreed for and changed the tyres with I paying only 30 % of the cost as it had done 12000 km. Tyres are expensive with 8200 each. But the service was satisfactory and company also responded well in time and changed components without any extra cost. Thus after sale service response is good of FIAT. All the best.

  • Dhivya |28 Oct,2013 12:45:25 PM

    Hi, i want to know the spare parts availability in bangalore, i have seen other reviews as ppls were telling the there are no spare parts available in the service centers and the service is also too bad. I badly need to buy this cars as its looking pretty compared to the other sedan models. But reviews i have seen about this car is not that good when we consider the service and the spare parts availability and the costs.

  • Vish |30 Oct,2013 06:52:10 PM

    Hi! all the major car manufactures generally keep the routine spares with them. Any special spare is demanded from the factory. It, though takes some time, but is economcal for the manufaturer. Fiat after sale service is fairly good in Delhi and the spares are made available within 7-10 days.

  • Sri |07 Jan,2014 06:15:00 PM

    Hi!! I got my Linea T-Jet Emotion-2013 today immediately after the test drive, and after comparing with all Sedans in this variant. I need to start for a long drive to have my comments on this car.

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