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Old 21st June 2006, 21:07   #31
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Someone Please correct me if i am wrong.
But wasnt Ikon launched initialy with the pushrod engine that did duty for Ford Escort?Ikon's came with ROCAM engines only after Jan2003,i think.Pushrod engines delivered 57bhp,when compared to the 69bhp of ROCAM engines.Also since the launch of this ROCAM engines,Ikon's had the Nxt badge to them.So if you see only IKON badge,then they might be pre 2003 pieces with pushrod engines.
-A detailed article on this is available in "http://www.overdriveindia.com/Art_dtls.asp?page=2&tblname=tests&code=42"

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I have a 2000 model 1.6 ZXI with Rocam engine......so your info is not right. The NxT was just a rebranded version with a few improvements.

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Old 21st June 2006, 21:41   #32
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jraj was referring to 1.3L engines and not 1.6L engines which were rocam since inception
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Old 22nd June 2006, 00:56   #33
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Opps...my bad....i thought the NXTs were only the 1.6's freshly badged.
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Production for Ikons will be stopped shortly......news from a friend who works for Ford...........
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ford ikon 1.6 is a true drivers car, and its road hadling is unmatched i am finding it difficult to part with it, when my vtec is few days away, i think it would be like yamha rx-100 couple of years down the line
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The 1.6 as well as 1.8 ikons have been stopped, to prevent them from eating into the Fiesta's market. 1.3 Flair is alive and doing pretty well.
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Ford already had an attractive pricing on the Flair. Today they have advertised a still better offer - free insurance.
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Not many takers, i suppose. People are aware of the running costs & keeping away from them. 2000 Ikon is available for anything between 1.25-1.75L. But if you can get a low mileage Ikon, it is a good buy for that low price.
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My friend also had the 1.3 Ikon. Must say it was a gem to drive and the acceleration was phenomenal for a 1.3l car, compared to the lighter esteem. Even with four average-sized guys the car could easily pull like there was no load. Had good fun and ripped it past 150 on the highway (again with four occupants and some luggage). But then after a few months or may be after a year, some sensors started conking-off. After getting the sensors changed thrice, which came at around Rs.4000 a pop, my friend was fed-up and finally sold it after around two and a half years.
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