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Old 21st January 2005, 13:28   #16
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who wouldnt want cash in their hands before they sell something off .
what do u guys do while selling off your cars
In my case it was a banker's cheque. This is considered to be cash.
Well in my case I fell short of 20k on the final settlement. My icici account was outstation account, was not able to draw beyond a limit. So i ended up paying that thru credit card, with some service charge put on that.

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Old 21st January 2005, 14:28   #17
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I would say Fiat dealers in Pune are much better. May be because there are two of them.
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Old 21st January 2005, 16:52   #18
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rudra not in your case ..
i was talking bout other cases
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Old 21st January 2005, 17:55   #19
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Hey RX135 had u been to Ashwamegh auto lately...
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've PalioSports bought from Aswamegh, haven't been there oflate. Whats wrong buddy?can u elaborate your point
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ikon flair is definitely better car and value than the fiat petra.
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Old 21st January 2005, 23:22   #22
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no.
i dont think so anshuman
a 100 BHP fully loaded car thats cheaper then the ikon 1.3 with 71 bhp without discounts
petra -
same features
better performance
slightly more expensive price because of lack of disc.

out here anuroop is offering free reg. and free ins.
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Old 21st January 2005, 23:33   #23
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ikon flair is definitely better car and value than the fiat petra.
Hi dude
Your statement will be more appreciated with a better justification.
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Old 22nd January 2005, 00:49   #24
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no way if Ikon flair better than a petra.Flair is base model guys.Petra comes fully loaded and rides and handles better.even the spares are cheaper.Plastics in Ikon are crap.
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Old 22nd January 2005, 02:07   #25
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forget the engine,
1.ikon looks better than petra
2.ikon has better interiors,petra has the same old interiors carried forward from the first gen siena
3.ikon has better service support,petra is nowhere near
4.both cars are fully loaded(flair annieversary and petra)
5.ikon has twice the resale of the petra
6.ford will be here for another century,what about fiat?
7.the only advantage with petra is the 100bhp engine but ikon flair is driveable enough.
8.image of ikon is far better than petra.
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Anshuman has some valid points,

Pesonally i think the Petra is a much better DEAL. Which means, for the price.
However, for long term ownership, resale, after sales service etc etc i think the ikon wins hands down.
The thing i hate the most about the petra however is the body roll.... it is quite a narrow car and just feels akward around corners IMO.
Once again, it comes down to what an individual wants from a car.

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petra is junk my friend bought it,he is very dissppionted with the service and quality of the car,the only thing good he feels is the engine,he wanted to purchase a gtx since gtx was discontinued and with his budget already streched to limit he went for the petra with half heart. the fuel pump of the car failed at around 4000kms the dealer had the pump arranged in quick 15 days and that too was defective,the chief service engineer"cheif mechanic" was on leave that made the installation of the pump late by 3 days,my friend was shocked.now he says if he wud have purchased a indigo or accent gvs he would have been enjoying the car not fighting the dealers.
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petra is junk
Its not ptera... blame it on Fiat.
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petra is junk my friend bought it,he is very dissppionted with the service and quality of the car,the only thing good he feels is the engine,he wanted to purchase a gtx since gtx was discontinued and with his budget already streched to limit he went for the petra with half heart. the fuel pump of the car failed at around 4000kms the dealer had the pump arranged in quick 15 days and that too was defective,the chief service engineer"cheif mechanic" was on leave that made the installation of the pump late by 3 days,my friend was shocked.now he says if he wud have purchased a indigo or accent gvs he would have been enjoying the car not fighting the dealers.
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petra is junk
Please try it once and make such statements.
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petra is junk my friend bought it,he is very dissppionted with the service and quality of the car,

the fuel pump of the car failed at around 4000kms

not fighting the dealers.
hey priyanka,

service is definitely crap but not the car !!

abt the fuel pump failure - the only thing i can say is Honda had the same problem and recalled cars too , but does anyone say Honda is crap ?? just because a part fails doesnt means the car is crap !! u cant say dat !! and the fuel pump can fail due to a variety of reasons and not because the car is crap .....petra has a 32 bit ecu the most advanced of cars here in india

and yeah when ur frnd says fighting the dealers - it shows the dealers are real bad !!

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