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Old 21st April 2006, 21:38   #46
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FORD IKON does not have a rear defogger- any idea guys,what can be done ?
Get down and wipe with a cloth .. Seriously, I dont think there are any after market solutions for the defogger.
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Old 21st April 2006, 21:45   #47
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Unhappy I knew that :(

yeah seriously,I knew that, this is a big pain in the ***
I just wanted to throw this query in the open....thinking that there's still some hope
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Congrats for your Flair .It's a Good Choice buddy,

I got my Flair in chennai 3 months back for 5.0 L on road with the same deal as you mentioned.(I got a Car cover also:-) .

1.Be smooth on the first 1000 kms and then you can rev hard

2.Ikon's are known for Rust ..So Better give a Rust proof coat under the car .It may cost you around 2K-2.5K.

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Old 24th April 2006, 12:15   #49
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Question Underbody Coating : Product XP 2000 : Price 2800

Today,I had a word with one of the guys who does underbody coating for FORD cars..he is the sub contractor for FORD ...if I give it to the showroom,the car will come to him ! the showroom guys charge 3500, he said he will charge rs 2800 and do it in front of me....
he said the product he uses is XP 2000(its a mix of rubber+ plastic)...has anyone heard of this ?he said its an egyptian product...

is the product good? and is the quoatation correct for FORD IKON?
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Today,I had a word with one of the guys who does underbody coating for FORD cars..he is the sub contractor for FORD ...if I give it to the showroom,the car will come to him ! the showroom guys charge 3500, he said he will charge rs 2800 and do it in front of me....
he said the product he uses is XP 2000(its a mix of rubber+ plastic)...has anyone heard of this ?he said its an egyptian product...

is the product good? and is the quoatation correct for FORD IKON?
If you can come down to mumbai, you can get the underbody treatment done by TPC3. They are abasolute professionals in car paint, rust-proofing and underbody treatment. They charged me 2,750 for my Esteem. They give you a 15 year insurance against any sort of rust of upto 50k. Don't know if that 15 year thingy is of any help coz for sure there are very few people who will keep the same car for that long . Anyways, TPC3 does a good job. See if you can get it done

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nitinhegde,

congratulations for the new car!
good selection.

as for the rear defogger, i have seen many cars with such an after market fitment.
ask some good accessories shop in your area for that.

and do get your car's underbody protected with a rubber paint coat.
almost every co. gives atleast 5 yr warranty on such applications.

take it easy for first 1000 kms or so, though not necessary, but still feasible.
start using some fuel enhancers with each petrol filling.
get your car serviced regularly at regular intervals and only at some authorised service station. continue doing this even after your free service period is over.

lastly, how about some nice pics of you and your family on a nice trip with your new car?!
post them soon.

drive safe.
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Cool My New Car arrived - AC trouble !

My Babe has arrived today !
Took delivery of the car today morning......will post my experiences soon...
By the way...just had a query...the AC somehow doesn't seem to have the chilling effect(Note : It was very very hot outside : noon time)...I felt it was not performing as expected at max position also..any idea why ? is there a problem ? any experiences regarding FORD IKON FLAIR AC ? Am I going wrong somewhere ? Thanx for yr views and also thanks a lot for all your help.....
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As per current temp ranges in india feeling chill cold via the Ac in the noon time is really a big question?..
I feel Ikon Ac is better than lot of other car's in the same segment.
Some tips to increase the Ac performace.

1.Try to Open your windows some time before you switch on the A/c.This will reduce the temp in the cabin of the car by allowing the fresh air from out side.Usually a parked car's inside temp will be higher than the outside temp.(If the engine is off!).

2.Always keep the inner circulation mode on during the Noon/Hot time.This will reduce the load on A/C as well dust free!.

3.Always park your car avoiding the direct sun light!

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Dear All Team-BHP Colleagues,

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all for helping me out with my queries on my new car purchase....I have been referring to team-bhp for all my stuff for the new car...its been a great enlightening experience...Kudos to team-bhp... Also,thanks to "jraj" for referring me to this site...

Regards, Nitin
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Cool Update !

Update on Mileage for my new car : Have run around 300 Km's and the Mileage is approx 10.3 kmpl with 70 % ac...(60 % highway + 40 % City driving)...

Accesories fitted : New Seat covers : Crush type Camel colour higher end PU (3.8 K ) - feels soft and comfortable..not those sweaty types !
Music system : Kenwood HU + rear speakers oval 6" X 9" 400 W(13.5 k)
Got Teflon coating done(was not so keen after reading some posts but since its a black colour and who wdn't like the new car shine atleast for few months )
Tints : 1450 (Natural ash colour)...was thinking of V-Kool for the windshield but will think about it later..its expensive man ! 5K

Purchased a pressure gauge,wax & shine shampoo
Wd be getting the underbody coating done next weekend...
Have got a deal of 4.5K for teflon+underbody....

Reverse sensor - does it really help ??
saw the navigation system - 37k.....its cool....anyone has it ??
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just wanted to know there is a 2003 palio for sale in bangalore
how much is the idal price for the same..KA number

FIAT PALIO EL MODEL: 2003 COLOR: GOLD MILEAGE: 29,000 KMS ACCESSORIES: 12 CD CHANGER, SONY 222 AMPLIFIER, 18 INCH SONY EXPLOD SUB WOOFER, 4 IN 1 SONY EXPLOD SPEAKERS.

waht would be the price we can pay for the same
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can anyone help with the price...
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hi
just wanted to know there is a 2003 palio for sale in bangalore
how much is the idal price for the same..KA number

FIAT PALIO EL MODEL: 2003 COLOR: GOLD MILEAGE: 29,000 KMS ACCESSORIES: 12 CD CHANGER, SONY 222 AMPLIFIER, 18 INCH SONY EXPLOD SUB WOOFER, 4 IN 1 SONY EXPLOD SPEAKERS.

waht would be the price we can pay for the same
But is that guy running a 18 inch Sony Sub with the tiny Sony 222 Amp???? Interesting
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no idea...
will be goingto check the car today...
he is asking 2.6 for this car...

tell me whats the best prince i can offer..
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guys can any one tell me the markit price of the car...
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