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Old 15th April 2006, 23:33   #16
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Do take a test drive of palio 1.6

Drive all the three in the conjusted city traffic. See which car you find more comfortable and then decide.
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Old 16th April 2006, 01:13   #17
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Bro,
we own both a Palio 1.6 and the Ikon 1.6 (not 1.3 - sory)
The Ikon is bigger and a bit more comfortable but the 1.3 not as much fun to drive as the Palio 1.6
Also, the Palio feels more solid and builds up confidence and feels much much safer. It is also more fun to drive and you would be surprised at the frequency you would find yourself using that extra power and torque.
I would reccomend the Palio over the Ikon anyday. I am not saying that the Ikon is bad but its just that if i had to choose between replacing the Palio with the Ikon 1.3, it would never happen.
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Old 16th April 2006, 01:45   #18
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Palio 1.2, would be a better option... (May be if you manage the Ferrari Red)...
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Old 16th April 2006, 01:47   #19
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hi,

Palio satisfies ur requirements. so just got 4 it.
Palio rattles less than Ikon.
my 1.2 sport gives me 13.8- 14kmpl( 50% AC, hard driving with frequent gear shifts in towndrive). the worst average it gave ws 12.8 for a hill station trip(full load).

1.2 is a bit sluggish(full load+AC) for city drive when compared to 1.6.

Ferrari red palio is a head turner than ikon(any colour).
also palio wil give maximum value for money.(not resale vale).

Dont expect maruthi like service for Palio.
but its okay.
the fact is that the car is a no-nonsense machine.

If u r confident tat u can tolerate the car's after sales service, go ahead for palio..

i mean .. go for palio only if u r PAssionate abut it.

after owning a fiat machine, i wil go for a fiat the next time too.


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Old 16th April 2006, 10:47   #20
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did you say 75% highway ??? sorry ... my mistake about mileage then

the palio should manage an avg of 12 easily with mostly highway driving ... higway mileage could as well touch 13-14 at 100kmph(or less) ... starts decreasing slightly with speed after that.(http://www.miata.net/sport/Physics/06-Speed.html)

i don't think there is any problem in having 100 horses under the hood of your 'first' car. you will really enjoy it
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Nitin, Palio 1.6 is one amazing machine, recently i got palio 1.6, even im a rookie driver, but i can handle 100 horses, it all boils down to wt u wnt.

Palio 1.6 is a true enthusiats car
Ford 1.3 is of a more practical man's car.

U r the only one who has to choose wt u wnt!

Happy driving.
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Old 16th April 2006, 12:50   #22
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Nitin, do have a look at Getz. It is a good car. Palio 1.6 is also very good. BTW, 1.6 Sport comes only in Red and Yellow. So which grey 1.6 Sport does your dealer have? Check it is not an old model.
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yeah,the dealer has an old PALIO 1.6 sport car in grey colour...thats why he is offering me lots of discounts/features...

Can anyone tell me how to edit my own post,I cannot see the edit button on my posted message?
Moderator,can you please change the subject line of my original(first post)...there's a typo..It should be FORD and not FOED.Thanks.
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I drive a palio 1.6 s10 and being a first time buyer did not face any problems handling the powerful 1.6 beauty, and I have recently received my driving license.

Cheers....Major
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Thanks all for your suggestions...it seems the general opinion is to go for PALIO......
Few questions : I think i already asked this befoe...but guess it's missed out..

Is black a good colour for the car ?I love the black colour....it looks royal..
any issues with the black colour ?
eg: Scratches are more visible,Heats up a lot during summer etc.
Your feedbacks please..
One more thing : is ICICI car loan a good option ?it seems every dealer has a tie up with these guys...
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nitinhegde,
you really needs our good wishes for that black Palio1.6 as your first car.

good luck!
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nitinhegde,
you really needs our good wishes for that black Palio1.6 as your first car.

good luck!
I really didn't get you revharder...you mean to say it rocks ? or its bad?
is it a sarcastic comment ?
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Hi

I own a Palio 1.2 its my first car i have not had any service problems or anyother kind of problem ...with TATA backing things up for FIAT ..life is easy ......Ikon 1.3 is good car ...........but cant match up to FIAT PALIO anyways !!!!!!!

Trust me servcing in Big cities like bombay is much easier compared to small cities!!!!
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Black needs extra handling. If you are willing to do that 'extra', go ahead! BTW, how much is the Sport 1.6 OTR? Here it is 5.1 L. And a discount of at least 10K makes it 5.0 L.

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Black will be nice. No probs. yeah scratches will be easily visible and so will dust but owing a black car is not really a hassle. Heat maybe a bit of a problem with black but its not going to be that great.

can you please give the details for both 1.6 and 1.2 again and the prices that the dealer quoted to you and colours and accessories he is giving to you.
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