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Old 2nd February 2005, 19:38   #1
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Talking Daewoo Cielo as Ford Service car :D

yeah guys , its true. Today on my way to work from home(Pune), I saw a white car in front of me with lotsa Ford stickers, it was a service car for Ford. I was like ok but this does not look like the Ikon or the Escort or any other Ford for that matter, then I was suprised when I noticed that it wasn't a Ford but a Daewoo Cielo!!!!

It happens only in India
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Old 2nd February 2005, 20:08   #2
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yeah, lotsa cars like that. I think I've seen Omni service vans for Honda or sum company, i dont remember which.
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Old 2nd February 2005, 20:25   #3
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Don't tell me that you were expecting a Ford car as service car. That way, we'll see a Maybach service car running on Pune roads.
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Great business model - customer is happy, if the car is trashed, no worries, probably get more from the insurance than from the open market. It has a huge boot for tools/ spares
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maybe he was a daewoo dealer before and this is his old car
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Most probably (and on more than one occasion) the doctor may have needed the patient. Rather than vice versa.

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cielo is cheapest possible car to give a big impression and the boot is too big to carry all those spares....haha
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Old 3rd February 2005, 23:54   #8
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the merc uses its huge van and the ford in bombay use a mahindra carrier ....
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Sorry for opening such a old topic,

The FORD showroom where cielo belongs was previously Daewoo showroom. Which is now used for FORD vechicals. That perticular service center does service Daewoo cars.
The showroom is located on Pune Satara Road
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lol thatways Autohangar also uses a Mahindra Bolero as in primary service Car
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When a service center starts using the car thats when you know how low the resale is,that is cost even less than the cheapest Ford at dealer price.
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Honda in Pune uses a Sumo as their service car. I am sure we wouldn't like to see CR-V used as a breakdown support vehicle.
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I've seen Toyota use a Mahindra Pickup and SUMO as service cars in bangalore.
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Thought #1
A passenger vehicle, like any other machine of that complexity, must be strong, rugged, long-lived, easy and economical to service and maintain and give a good decade of trouble-free service.

If you really want to see which cars make that kind of sense to buy, look at which cars are used by chauffeur-driven rentals, fleet-owners and manufacturer service cars.

The Daewoo Cielo and Nexia have always been great value for money. It was tragic that Daewoo had to fold due to financial and investment-related failures.

Thought #2
Have you heard the phrase, “Eat Your Own Dog Food”?
It is an expression describing the act of a company using its own products for day-to-day operations. A company that eats its own dog food sends customers the message that it considers its own products the best on the market.
This slang was popularized during the dotcom craze
when some companies did not use their own products and thus could “not even eat their own dog food”. An example: At one time, Microsoft that sold its IIS web server under Windows NT, actually used Apache and Linux for the www.microsoft.com website.

I’ve seen bumper stickers in the USA that say, “This is Ford country, where on a quiet night, you can hear a Chevy rust!” Wouldn't it be shameful indeed if Ford used Chevrolets to do the difficult back-breaking work, because their own products would breakdown or be too costly to repair?

Would you buy shoes from a shoemaker who vests his trust in his competitor's shoes?

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cielo is the official service for the most companies for a obvious reason.
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