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Old 6th November 2008, 17:25   #151
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aha, so Ford has heeded this thread!
They have gone ahead and done killer pricing, especially since I`m sure the 5.19 will become 5L very soon due to discounts.
Now atleast some taxiwallahs will surely buy, considering that the Dezire waiting period will probably drive them out of business!

Anyone thats driven both the Dzire Diesel and the Fiesta Diesel? How do they compare?
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5.19 is the ex showroom prices in Delhi, I am sure in few months when the honey moon period is over this would become the OTR including the discounts and everything.
I was planning for SX4 by Mar 2009, but no ways i will go that, it will be Ikon 1.4

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I own a Swift and I agree it's no small car (width wise), it needs a very similar space of say a Honda city to navigate thru traffic or cutting thru lines, IMO an iKon would be better to wade thru traffic. The boot of the Swift is pathetic, I curse this everytime I gotto go on a long distance. I'm also sure iKon would have a better build, fit/finish than the Swift. The saving grace for the Swift would be the torquey engine, A.$.$ (but not any gr8) and the resale.

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GeekSrik, you've been all around the forum, and Bangalore trying to damp your Swift.

Test drive an Ikon, and you would realize that compared to the Swift, the difficulties to take it around town arent very different, if thats the main criteria. On the plus side, you can lug around a lot more stuff in the process while at it, with the Ikon.

Not that i think the Swift VDi is a bad buy, i love that car, but just to provide a perspective from the other side as well.
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I thought of buying SX4 or Logan for (Diesel) Now its Ickon, its VFM and also has the best rear seats.

One of my friend tested and says its more pepeier and gives more mileage than fiesta bcz of less weight compared to it.
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The diesel has improved a lot.

The old Ikon diesel i think used to produce 58bhp from a 1.8ltr engine. This does 66bhp from just 1.4.

Even the torque at 160nm seems more than enough for this chassis.

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Old 6th November 2008, 21:32   #155
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I thought of buying SX4 or Logan for (Diesel) Now its Ickon, its VFM and also has the best rear seats.

One of my friend tested and says its more pepeier and gives more mileage than fiesta bcz of less weight compared to it.
I think buying a SX4 would be a better then going for Ford Ikon. The looks of SX4 are way far batter then Ikon.
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I thought of buying SX4 or Logan for (Diesel) Now its Ickon, its VFM and also has the best rear seats.

One of my friend tested and says its more pepeier and gives more mileage than fiesta bcz of less weight compared to it.
If you like driving, I would recommend Ikon any day (especially over the SX4). The feel through the steering and chassis is something cars thrice the price fail to offer... (IMHO that is...)
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[quote=tarunmadhok;1043631]I think buying a SX4 would be a better then going for Ford Ikon. The looks of SX4 are way far batter then Ikon.

What iam trying to say is Diesel Ikon is more VFM comparing to SX4 even though SX4 looks are better and fully equipped, bcz of running cost & the difference of two lakhs, it all varies according to once money power and taste
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I thought of buying SX4 or Logan for (Diesel) Now its Ickon, its VFM and also has the best rear seats.

One of my friend tested and says its more pepeier and gives more mileage than fiesta bcz of less weight compared to it.
SX4 is a different class of vehicle with lot more features. And is VFM in its class. You can not compare it with the Ikon. Logan and Ikon will be comparable - each has its pros and cons.
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Guys, what between the Ikon and the Accent is the better vehicle from a fun-to-drive and comfort aspect (not considering rear seat comfort)?

Anyone aware of the ex-showroom price of the new petrol Ikon in Mumbai?

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@luvjascha: We owned 2 Ikon 1.6's in the family.
Parents loved the back seat and everyone else loved the driving characteristics.
After we bought our first Ikon, dad was so impressed that he replaced our esteem with another Ikon the following year.
I would vote for the Ikon because:
Much more fun to drive than the Accent
Better looking (my opinion)
Much more rugged suspension (our Ikon's suspenstion was shot after 1L+ of extreme useage and it was still fun to drive. Also, have had friends do stupid things to their Ikon and without the Ikon complaining at all)
Engine is much more responsive (The 1.3 Rocam. These engines sound super as well)
Much better rear seat comfort.

The accent however has a softer suspension set up which makes it more comfortable though less fun to drive. Also has better interiors.
However, I would pick the Ikon anyday!
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Guys, what between the Ikon and the Accent is the better vehicle from a fun-to-drive and comfort aspect (not considering rear seat comfort)?
Fun to drive? - The IKON anyday!
Even rear seat comfort is better than Accent.

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Anyone aware of the ex-showroom price of the new petrol Ikon in Mumbai?
luvjascha, to get the exact details on the pricing in Mumbai, it would be better to call up the Ford dealer in Mumbai. You could also fix up a test drive in the process.

These are the dealer details for Mumbai, which i got from the Ford India website.

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Shaman Ford
Bombay Gas Compound
Lalbaugh
Mumbai-400012
Ph: 022-24718181 ,56641919.
Fax: 022-24718282
Email: shamanworkshop@hotmail.com fordservice@teamshaman.com

Shaman Ford
Ground Floor, Sumer Apartments,
Shankar Ghanekar Marg, Prabhadevi - Dadar,
Mumbai-400025
Ph: 022-24228282/8383
Fax: 022-24227272
Email: fordsales@teamshaman.com

SC Ford
Autoland, Excel Compound, opp.
Inorbit Mall, Off New Link Road,
Goregaon(W), Mumbai -400062
Ph:022-67614444

SC Ford
Dheeraj Sagar,opp.Goregaon Sports
Club, New Link Road , Malad (W),
Mumbai - 400064
Ph:022-67613333
Email: sales@scford.net,
Website: ::SC Ford::

Navi Mumbai

Bhavna FordPlot No. 45, Sector 13,
Near Uranphata,
Nerul East,New Mumbai -400706
Ph:(022) 27700607 / 27721699
Email: bhavnafordservice@gmail.com

Bhavna Ford
Sector 13, Besides D.Y.Patil Stadium,Nr
Essar Petrol Pump ,Uran phata, Neerul
(E),Navi Mumbai -400706
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The older 1.8D was a lethargic NA crappy engine, while the current version is on a common rail with great efficiency, peppy, a lot better NVH and driveability. I'm sure the TDCi unit would be a lot cheaper to own and run than the 1.8D. Trust me, the 1.8D used to sound and drive like a truck.

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The diesel has improved a lot.

The old Ikon diesel i think used to produce 58bhp from a 1.8ltr engine. This does 66bhp from just 1.4.

Even the torque at 160nm seems more than enough for this chassis.

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Is the Ikon TDCI engine same as fiesta TDCi? I have this doubt because then fiesta seems overpriced with almost 2 lac price difference between base model fiesta and ikon. My guess is that the engine would have been slightly detuned? Can somebody confirm?
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I set out to buy a car early last year (1st one for me), following was the sequence of trying to decide between -- Alto > Wagon R > Palio 1.6 Petrol > Palio MultiJet > Swift Diesel.


Moved from a petrol to diesel because of fuel prices predominantly and after test driving the 1.3 JTD, I discovered diesel.

Here is the catch ... Wifey wants to buy a car with a boot, hates the Swift... and I need a Diesel (Common Rail) so I could munch kilometers without having to worry on burning a hole at the fuel station.

Seems like the new Ikon will be a great bet with a 5.44 lacs Ex showroom price tag .. will be test driving soon.

My running may not be very high (approx 800-100km p.m. max), but heart still says go for it.


Your views people
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