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Old 24th January 2014, 19:21   #136
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The scheme is for present unsold inventory and not for 2014 models. Ford could not have changed 1.6 with 1.4 engine in this case.

This has been confirmed by one of my friends who is in GM now but was with Ford until Nov. Basically the parked unsold inventory at dealership and with manufacturer.
In Mumbai, the dealers barely have any 2013 stock in petrol. They are ready to take confirmed bookings for 2014 stocks at the revised price with a delivery time of 3-4 weeks.
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Close to 140 posts in this thread; I'd be surprised if Ford is able to sell as many petrol Fiestas at this 4.99L price.

As a owner of this gem of a car I wish it being given a decent exit from the market rather than strip it to a point where it competes with cars of much lesser lineage and yet loose the sales game.

Why can't they just make 100 1.6S special editions this year, stop production and give it a decent exit?

Those 100 should be available only in aquarius blue, black or white only
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In Mumbai, the dealers barely have any 2013 stock in petrol. They are ready to take confirmed bookings for 2014 stocks at the revised price with a delivery time of 3-4 weeks.
+1 revised prices are for 2014 stocks.

The dealer i met up with has a few 2013 diesels in stock and was open to some serious negotiations on the price.

Does anyone know if there are any changes in 2014 models vis-a-vis 2013 models. The dealer did not have 2014 display stock. The interiors - look and feel - of a 2013 mid variant seem a bit inferior to the earlier e.g. 2006 fiesta base variant. the car drives and handles just a well - infact the ride is a little better, it is not as stiff as the older version.
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Old 27th January 2014, 14:29   #139
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+1 revised prices are for 2014 stocks.
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Yes, absolutely, the price reduction is for 2014 stocks. The dealer called me today to confirm. Said delivery will take around 5 weeks time. Below are the on-road prices in Mumbai for the deisel ones for individual buyers -

1.4 LXI - 804901
1.4CLXI - 862547
1.4TIT - 948928

I had asked for the petrol price quotes and they send me this

But the sales rep said that for 1.6 Titanium the price reduction is 65K
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This is an interesting story. I would like to know however is, how much likely is it that Ford stops manufacturing the Fiesta/Classic completely sometime down the line? And, what effect does it have on one's purchase? I am essentially talking about Service, Parts etc.
The good thing about Fords - driving dynamics. One absolutely loves the way the steering responds, how easily it can make those tight corners It feels solid and also had decent piece of mind.
Coming to the 1.6L petrol - It is a hoot to drive, absolutely love it. And with that kind of a price right now, it makes so much sense.

The downsides - Yes, the design 'seems' to be dated with a lot of goodies (Climate control, jazzy interiors, chrome etc) missing which is going to impact the first time buyer. People will eventually compare it to the feature rich Amaze & Dezire (Diesel) and run it down.

As far as personal opinion goes, to me the car looks clean & solid, interiors okay (could be better, for sure) and drives like a breath of fresh air. I hope someone can knock sense into Ford Management and keep the different cars at different price points.

Here is what Ford's yard should comprise of in 2015:
1. Entry level hatch - Existing Figo
2. Premium Hatch - Ford Ka (perhaps)
3. Sub 4m sedan - Ford Ka based sedan
4. Entry level sedan - Ford Classic
5. Premium Sedan - Ford Fiesta (newer model)
6. Entry level SUV - Ecosport
7. Premium SUV - Upgraded Endeavor

Last but not the least to think in terms of resale when one is about to purchase a car is something I won't ever be able to understand.
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I think what we are seeing is Ford possibly preparing to the phase out the Ford Fiesta Classic. Clearly the new Fiesta has not worked and since a face lift is on its way, it would not make sense to keep the Fiesta Classic running for long. Makes more sense for have one Ford Fiesta and price it more sensibly.

On another note, i was the proud owner of a Ford Fiesta Classic till Feb last year and i think the price reduction is a steal.
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The idea may not be to stop production of the Classic. Probably the price reduction is to give more space to re-launch the facelifted Fiesta with an aggressive pricing (a better starting from sticker price without overlapping with the Classic).
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A few reasons why I believe Ford India slashed prices of its Classic as

- To get some sales volumes (only 50 units in Dec'13, 351 units in Nov'13)

- To attract sedan / high compact car intenders

We are also aware that the Classic is due for Full Model Change in 2015. This new sedan (New KA sedan) is expected to be less than 4m in length and shall compete against the likes of Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Falcon 5 and the upcoming Hyundai Grand based sedan.
The current pricing ( Rs 4.99 lacs) brings it almost at the same level of the Petrol Dzire (Rs 5.02 ex showroom Delhi).
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Got the quote for 2014 Classic 1.6l for individual buyers -

1.6 LXi
Showroom - 532418
On Road - 631257


1.6 CLXi
Showroom - 605837
On Road - 713979

1.6 Titanium
Showroom - 689604
On Raod - 808361

Booking amount 50K
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Is it for a 2013 model or 2014? Also, can you let me know the dealer. I am considering Classic top end diesel model.

The on road price for top end is 9.5L, this is from Lathangi.
Hi arun. Just came across this post. What were the reasons for going for the Linea over the Classic? Other than the "aged" factor, I felt that it was far more noisy. However, it ticked all the other boxes for me.
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Just checked with a friend who is part of Mumbai based dealership. With revised pricing, they have more inquiries for sure, but not tranlating to sales/booking. When they check with the callers back, most went ahead with the DZire or Amaze and one went ahead with a Linea petrol (dunno if Tjet). The petrol FE is a big turn off for most while the diesel is lacklusture. The Rapid tdi Ambition+ is a much better buy at near 10 OTR Mumbai after all discounts if one is willing to spent on alloys extra.

Regarding resale. They just took in a Fiesta 2011 1.6 Limited Edition 40k done for 3.00 when the customer was delivered a Ecosport. It was immediately routed at exactly the same price to a dealer. Dont know the condition though.

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Just checked with a friend who is part of Mumbai based dealership. With revised pricing, they have more inquiries for sure, but not tranlating to sales/booking. When they check with the callers back, most went ahead with the DZire or Amaze and one went ahead with a Linea petrol (dunno if Tjet). The petrol FE is a big turn off for most while the diesel is lacklusture. The Rapid tdi Ambition+ is a much better buy at near 10 OTR Mumbai after all discounts if one is willing to spent on alloys extra.

Regarding resale. They just took in a Fiesta 2011 1.6 Limited Edition 40k done for 3.00 when the customer was delivered a Ecosport. It was immediately routed at exactly the same price to a dealer.
Exactly, 1.6L Liter engine will no doubt be less efficient as a 1.2 Liter one, & in the bargain you don't loose out much in a a sub 4 meter sedan, especially for a well engineered product like Amaze & for a well backed product (with wonderful engine) Dzire. In fact, Ford's costly A.S.S. is a deterrent for most buyers & they can rely more on a costly Hyundai rather than a costly Ford.

IMO they should also have reduced the price of Diesel variant by a lac & see the cars flying out of showroom, which the scrooges at the Ford India Management have failed to realise. Till then they will continue banking on Figo & EcoSport, which is a flawed marketing strategy & won't pay dividends in short &/ or long run.
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My problem is, ABS is still available ONLY on the top end variant, which is priced quite high. They should look at offering ABS as optional on the lower variants too and am sure that could help their cause.
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My problem is, ABS is still available ONLY on the top end variant, which is priced quite high. They should look at offering ABS as optional on the lower variants too and am sure that could help their cause.
Fully agree - I'd be tempted to pick up the 1.6 to play with, but the fact that I need the top-end variant for ABS is a turn-off.
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In fact, Ford's costly A.S.S. is a deterrent for most buyers & they can rely more on a costly Hyundai rather than a costly Ford.
Ford's A.S.S is actually not costlier now and may be it was during the Escort, Ikon and early Fiesta days.
I can say this having owned a Fiesta and owning a Maruti which is becoming expensive as Hyundai recently.

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IMO they should also have reduced the price of Diesel variant by a lac & see the cars flying out of showroom, which the scrooges at the Ford India Management have failed to realise. Till then they will continue banking on Figo & EcoSport, which is a flawed marketing strategy & won't pay dividends in short &/ or long run.
+1. They should have reduced the diesel variant's price a bit more and added ABS as optional at least.

1.4 TDCI CLXI 2012 was 7.26 lakhs ex-showroom and now at 6.89 lakhs for the same variant. But for that price, its well worth and far more superior in terms of space, driving dynamics etc compared to the current set of sub 4 metre sedans.

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My problem is, ABS is still available ONLY on the top end variant, which is priced quite high. They should look at offering ABS as optional on the lower variants too and am sure that could help their cause.
+1. They should have offered ABS as an option at least for CLXI.
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