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Old 12th February 2014, 11:30   #151
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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.
- I was getting a very good discount on Linea as it was a 2013 model
- Linea Emotion comes with wider tyres, 16inch alloys, leather seating, far better interiors, Climate control(I am used to this in Dzire), driver arm set and one in rear seat as well, rain sensing wipers, auto lighting, auto down on all windows, auto up for driver side, rear seat comfort was better, very good ground clearance. There are lot of other features as well.

- I was not happy with the driver seat in classic which is very rounded on the corners and hence not happy with the under thigh support. In linea it was better. Actually, I was very comfortable in Dzire and Amaze. Outdated than linea, didn't like the interior quality, skinny tyres etc. But at this price, I would say its VFM.

If not for the discount, the difference would have been around 1.5L and I would have definitely gone with Fiesta Classic
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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.


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.


+1. They should have offered ABS as an option at least for CLXI.
+1 to all the above points. I own a Fiesta and an Alto and can vouch for the fact that Ford A.S.S is not as costly as it is projected to be. In fact, for the same set of tasks, service bill for my Fiesta is less than that of the Alto. This is the case in Kerala also where we own Fiestas and an Alto.
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So with yesterday's budget announcement I wonder what will be the price impact on the Ford classic.

Any idea on the estimated price drop on this one ? Haven't heard any news from Ford but let me wait and watch.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...se-duty-4.html (Budget 2014 - Car prices to come down due to reduction in Excise Duty!)

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So with yesterday's budget announcement I wonder what will be the price impact on the Ford classic.

Any idea on the estimated price drop on this one ? Haven't heard any news from Ford but let me wait and watch.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...se-duty-4.html (Budget 2014 - Car prices to come down due to reduction in Excise Duty!)
You are expecting a further drop in the Classic's price? Come on, it's already dirt cheap. Any cheaper would be an embarrassment to Sedans
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Any cheaper would be an embarrassment to Sedans
Agreed

Looking at it's dwindling sales I hope Ford passes on the benefit to this one too.
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More than a price cut, Ford would do well to offer 2 airbags (or a driver's airbag + ABS) as standard on the (Fiesta) Classic. The 2014 Ford Figo now comes with a standard driver's airbag on the ZXI variants, which is a positive step. I hope the Classic's LXI and CLXI variants also get some additional safety features.
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Ford cuts Classic price by a further 24,000/- bucks!

http://businesstoday.intoday.in/stor.../1/203552.html
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in the ford india website, city wise pricelist (the pdf) still shows the old prices.
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Hunting for a car for my parents; yesterday went to Jayshree Ford (the only Ford dealer in Ranchi).

The dealer quoted me 8.19 OTR for the 1.4 Titanium Variant to begin with. After the test drive and a lot of prodding, the quote was as follows:

OTR Price - 7.91

What is included - 3rd Year Warranty (which costs 20k :O now) Freebies such as Standard equipments, Reverse Parking Camera (or sensor). No Seat Covers (9k for that one).

The 3rd year warranty was included as a Loyalty Bonus.

Not sure if the rate cut has been passed completely. And the freebies such as 1st year warranty are definitely off.

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For me the only logical comparison for this is the Honda Amaze which is retailing at 8.66 OTR in Ranchi and absolutely no freebies. Any suggestions?
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Not sure if the rate cut has been passed completely...
Should be easy to confirm if dealer has subtracted 24k from the ex-showroom price for your town from this price list. if not, insist on it.

http://www.india.ford.com/servlet/Bl...rue&blobkey=id
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....And the freebies such as 1st year warranty are definitely off...
First year warranty? I think for every company first 2 year warranty is standard.

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.... Slightly OT:
For me the only logical comparison for this is the Honda Amaze which is retailing at 8.66 OTR in Ranchi and absolutely no freebies. Any suggestions?
If space is the concern, then I think Amaze is the way to go, as long as you like the interiors / NVH levels.

But Fiesta will be a bit more comfortable owing to ride & handling I guess (especially in highways).
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First year warranty? I think for every company first 2 year warranty is standard.
Ooops ... My bad. Meant First year insurance by that, cannot edit it anymore.

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If space is the concern, then I think Amaze is the way to go, as long as you like the interiors / NVH levels.

But Fiesta will be a bit more comfortable owing to ride & handling I guess (especially in highways).
+1 to that.

I don't like the interiors on the Amaze, Classic on the other hand is the 'typical' old school sedan. Driving the car gave you a very solid feel, was not the same with Amaze (atleast for me).

I have 2 questions:

1. What is the general opinion of safety between the two? Which one's better? Classic is built on the European platform and is considered to be safe, whereas no opinion on the Amaze.

2. How important is the dated look of Classic Vs. (easily) newer looking Amaze? I am not a big fan of the way it looks, yet, it is fresher than the Classic.

Would love to get a few opinions on the two questions.
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1. What is the general opinion of safety between the two? Which one's better? Classic is built on the European platform and is considered to be safe, whereas no opinion on the Amaze.

2. How important is the dated look of Classic Vs. (easily) newer looking Amaze? I am not a big fan of the way it looks, yet, it is fresher than the Classic.
The biggest point in favour of Honda Amaze is the (perceived) higher resale value, compared to the Fiesta Classic. In almost all other aspects, the Fiesta Classic is better IMO. Honda City was never famous for its build quality, nor is the Amaze. The interiors are really a let down. Fiesta, even though being an old school, has better interiors.

I would recommend the Fiesta Classic, if you are fine with the resale value factor.
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...1. What is the general opinion of safety between the two? Which one's better? Classic is built on the European platform and is considered to be safe, whereas no opinion on the Amaze...
If you are the one who associates a "thud" with safety, then Fiesta has to be the choice. Though I am NOT too sure of the ratings on Amaze, I doubt Honda will churn out an unsafe car. Atleast I am happy they give ABS as standard in diesel versions - shows their commitment to safety.

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2. How important is the dated look of Classic Vs. (easily) newer looking Amaze? I am not a big fan of the way it looks, yet, it is fresher than the Classic.

Would love to get a few opinions on the two questions.
For looks, I would prefer a Classic anyday. My major grouse with Classic is the low power old school engine. I would NOT touch the Amaze for the interiors alone; Interiors are better in Classic, but nothing great.

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I have 2 questions:

1. What is the general opinion of safety between the two? Which one's better? Classic is built on the European platform and is considered to be safe, whereas no opinion on the Amaze.

2. How important is the dated look of Classic Vs. (easily) newer looking Amaze? I am not a big fan of the way it looks, yet, it is fresher than the Classic.

Would love to get a few opinions on the two questions.
It looks like you are more inclined towards Classic already.
Let me add more points to strengthen your case:
1. If Amaze were safe enough (I won't say it isn't safe), Honda would have sold at least the Brio in Europe. Europe has many similarly sized cars (Ford Ka, Peugeot 108, Suzuki Alto/Celerio etc), so there is a market for these cars.
2. What's more important to you? Is it enjoying the drive everyday and feeling sad one day after some 4-5 years when you sell the car, because you didn't get good resale value? Or just using the car to drive from point A to point B without bothering about the fun factor, and laughing all the way to the bank on the day you sell your car?
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