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Old 17th October 2005, 14:16   #16
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1.4L , 68bhp TDCi and the 100bhp petrol engine
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Old 17th October 2005, 14:23   #17
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Just a small doubt: if you can get your money back with interest only if you buy a ford car, why are you considering the city?
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Old 17th October 2005, 14:36   #18
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no dude...not the optra...
actually the thing is that 8 years back...i had deposited some amount in the name of ford..to buy the ford escort...people told us that the car is going to be a flop and stuff like that..because of which we told the company that we dont wnat the car....they were like u let us keep the money...well give u interest every year..and ull get the money back only when u buy a ford car...so right now if i book a fiesta...i wont have to make any downpayment...that is why jus wanted to know which 1 is better ...honda city zx gxi or ford fiesta tdci...
Like everyone said, its still very early. And i dont think u'll get delivery in Jan anyway. Besides from your arrangement with Ford, there doesn't seem to be much of a choice unless you are willing to let Ford keep your money.
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Old 17th October 2005, 15:23   #19
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But in a lot of cases, we seem to be experts in Mercs and BMW's which not many of us have driven
Agree on that but then in case of Mercs and BMW's we speak from Top Gear / Jeremy / etc etc 's experience i guess

And i dont think Ikon will be stopped - its the bread and butter model for Ford. Maybe they might discontinue the 1.6 ...... damn that thought spoils my day !
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Old 17th October 2005, 15:28   #20
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>>Both 1.3 and 1.6 ?
Yes

>>i.e. 70K more than the Flair or the 1.6 ZXi ?
He is refering to 1.8D
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>>Both 1.3 and 1.6 ?
Yes

>>i.e. 70K more than the Flair or the 1.6 ZXi ?
He is refering to 1.8D
I really doubt if Ford will stop production of the Ikon. They have recently achieved 100% indigenisation. Makes no sense to throw away that advantage now and increase sales with the cost benefits being passed on to customers.

Also, Ford is looking to increase its offering in the C-Segment, where it has just one as of now viz. the Ikon. Now with the Fiesta, Ford has double the options to offer the customer, an entry level yet exciting Ikon or the C+ segment new Fiesta.

At most, they might pare down the Ikon range to just one engine displacement and trim level, maybe the 1.3 Flair at the bare minimum.
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Old 17th October 2005, 16:20   #22
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They are going to stop Ford Ikon all models. This is correct info I got from that Service manager(He is reliable).
And they are going to introduce Petrol/Diesel variants in Fiesta.
Ford has understood what Indian's need. Just FE.
And they have concentrated on that, and now we are going to see New Ford avatar.

Lets hope Ikon prod., won't be stopped.
Even I have Ikon 1.3
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Old 17th October 2005, 16:24   #23
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comparing it to new honda city because i want something better than the city....i love the city for its fe and quality...so thats why if i feel it is better than nhc then ill definately buy this car

and by saying i deposited money ..i meant that my dad did...to buy the escort..and why wont i get delivery in jan..im saying il book it in november for jan...infact i will book it the day they start taking orders for this car...
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hey bro

if you want goood fe and most of the time the driver's gonna drive then why the city zx??

wouldnt a fiesta diesel be a better option,just considering the two points above?
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And they are going to introduce Petrol/Diesel variants in Fiesta.
Ford has understood what Indian's need. Just FE.
And they have concentrated on that, and now we are going to see New Ford avatar.
Will the petrol engine be the same as that being used on the Fusion ? Does that give 12/13kmpl ? I mean 'good C/C+ segment petrol FE' should read around that figure isn't it - NHC , Baleno territory ...

But I guess FE isn't the only thing everyone is looking for, in that segment .. the Accent sells a lot .. don't think it's FE figures are that good ..
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70 K more than the erstwhile 1.8 D ... so does that mean we are looking at the Fiesta Diesel to be around 7.25 L ??

What does everyone think of this figure ?

Got a call from Ford today but they were not ready to disclose even an approximate price of the Fiesta ... and I respected that.
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Even, when I asked Fiesta Broucher, they given broucher. But there is no details of it.

Even the complete Picture of the vehicle is not available.
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. the Accent sells a lot .. don't think it's FE figures are that good ..
What's the mileage of Accent. I am under the impression, it will give around 11-12 in city driving conditions. Going to book one for my colleague, pls confirm
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I dont think the ikon will be discontinued. according to the logic its the ikon that is getting ford the bulk of the revenue.

what ford will do is move the ikon a segment up in price and then launch the fiesta against the NHC.

Regarding NHC as a selection with the Fiesta is not proper. Both are meant for different uses. You can consider a optra 1.6, NHC VTEC or the lancer invex instead. BUt I think Fiesta will beat all as it is a newer product and Ford has invested considerably. Diesel Fiesta is an altogather a different thing.
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What's the mileage of Accent. I am under the impression, it will give around 11-12 in city driving conditions. Going to book one for my colleague, pls confirm
A guy at my office gets around 9ish .. that's in Kolkata
I think ACI mentions around 8ish ..
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