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Old 24th April 2009, 19:50   #16
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its raining Linea'a and Ikon's here.
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I travel almost 18 KMS everyday to work. I pass by the most crowded areas of the city (Sheshadripuram, Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon park, double road, wilson garden, Jaynagar, Bannerghatta RD) and i see more of ANHC and Ford Ikon Diesel. I have seen very few Lineas. I guess the Linea wave is catching up. But as of now its ANHC and Ford Ikon diesel.

My work place also happens to be next to a Ford showroom and everyday i get to see atleast 3 to 4 Ikon diesel waiting for delivery.I feel the sales of Fiesta Diesel has taken a hit because i see more Fiesta Petrols (especially the sports version) on road.
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I guess great products are receiving the kind of response they deserve.

Way to go for Tdci and Multijet
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Let's not overlook the fact that the Ikon is much cheaper than the Linea as well. Ford has done a fantastic job with pricing the Ikon TDCi; sheer value for money and a straight match to the Indigo.
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the fiesta diesel was sure to take a hit when you get the same engine at a lower price in form of the ikon TDCi !!
at my place in kerala,its more of ikon TDCi,ANHC then coming to petrol fiestas and lastly linea but i do feel the lineas are increasing !!
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Out here in Hyd its definately Linea's not the Icon TDCI, though Ford has done a brilliant job of the pricing and engine, IMHO the Ikon looks dated. You are trying to push a car which has been on the streets for a decade(correct me if I am wrong). It's time to move on, for Ford.

But there are definately a lot more ANHC than Linea's.
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Let's not overlook the fact that the Ikon is much cheaper than the Linea as well. Ford has done a fantastic job with pricing the Ikon TDCi; sheer value for money and a straight match to the Indigo.
IMO, it is better value for money than the Swift VDI too. I dont see anything lacking in it other than the fact that Swift offers a compact size(looks are subjective).
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IMO, it is better value for money than the Swift VDI too. I dont see anything lacking in it other than the fact that Swift offers a compact size(looks are subjective).
the reason I choose Ikon Tdci over the Swift. It is sheer value for money and despite being decade old its still amongst one of the better built cars in the segment.
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After a rather long trip across Kerala i was able to spot a large number of the 'new' Ikons. Not at all surprising was the fact that they were ALL TDCis. Kerala being diesel-country this didnt strike me as odd.

I got to see a really large number of VWs as well on the roads, something which wasnt all too prominent in Bangalore. Lineas, i hardly say any in Kerala, although they do seem to be popular here in Bangalore.
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i bought an ikon tdci around a month ago and have already covered more than 2000 kms in it.. the engine is amazing, very responsive and the car is (as expected) an awesome handler.. i own the fiesta tdci as well since the last 3 years, so went ahead with the ikon without a single doubt in my mind..
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Seeing the success of Ikon TDCI & fall in sales of Fiesta TDCI, ford should bring out a feature rich version of Ikon. Even at 50K more, this car will sell!
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