Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th April 2011, 11:15   #136
BHPian
 
Deep Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Udupi
Posts: 594
Thanked: 231 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang.101 View Post
Yes the 2-DIN player is now the same as the figo, It is RDS compatible, However I do not know whether it is bluetooth compatible or not, But i guess it should be.
The dash too appears similar to the Figo. I hope it does not include Figo's squeaks and rattles as well.
Deep Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 11:43   #137
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 30
Thanked: 14 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

These are the Ex. Show room prices chennai. (Ford web site does not give city wise prices)
Classic Diesel CLXI = 6.9
Dzire ZDI = 7.07
Manza Elan = 7.49

For around 20K more DZIRE provides ABS, Airbags, ACC etc.

If one is not worried about ABS+Airbags then the fiesta classic would fall right on top of their choice (Its a proper sedan when compared to DZIRE & MANZA).

If budget is 8L and the requirements are Diesel + ABS + Airbags, i still see no competition for DZIRE/MANZA.
pedalpoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 11:51   #138
BHPian
 
vinya_jag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 342
Thanked: 163 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Now with the Fiesta launched, how does the petrol version stack up with the Etios saloon?
I know this is the best handling car. It would please the driver all the way. (We have the Figo and simply love the car). The interiors are pretty much Figo which is good in a way. For me, this looks far better than the Etios. Better AC, better interior quality, very good Ford servicing.
The only question remaining is: Is the toyota engine so good that would outweigh the other advantages Fiesta has?
Can the Etios make the Fiesta feel old in any way?
vinya_jag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 12:02   #139
BHPian
 
designersf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 602
Thanked: 58 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deep Blue View Post
The dash too appears similar to the Figo. I hope it does not include Figo's squeaks and rattles as well.
The interior is now completely commonised with the Figo. I saw the real deal and as a Fiesta, it has lost its quality. There were huge fit and finish issues with the glovebox and cup holders. Plastic quality is definitely down. However, for the price it is decent.
designersf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 12:50   #140
Senior - BHPian
 
anachronix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Madras
Posts: 3,250
Thanked: 1,241 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

^^ You were able to get any pictures of the same?
anachronix is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 13:00   #141
BHPian
 
p'arth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 257
Thanked: 85 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by pedalpoint View Post
These are the Ex. Show room prices chennai. (Ford web site does not give city wise prices)
Classic Diesel CLXI = 6.9
Dzire ZDI = 7.07
Manza Elan = 7.49

For around 20K more DZIRE provides ABS, Airbags, ACC etc.

If one is not worried about ABS+Airbags then the fiesta classic would fall right on top of their choice (Its a proper sedan when compared to DZIRE & MANZA).

If budget is 8L and the requirements are Diesel + ABS + Airbags, i still see no competition for DZIRE/MANZA.
Unfair to compare CLXi with the top variants of others. Clxi does not have airbags. Right comparo should be with Sxi and others:
Classic Diesel SXI = 8.51
Dzire ZDI = 7.07
Manza Elan = 7.49

With this difference why will anyone buy the TDCi Sxi?
p'arth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 13:12   #142
BHPian
 
karty_83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 398
Thanked: 165 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by designersf View Post
The interior is now completely commonised with the Figo. I saw the real deal and as a Fiesta, it has lost its quality. There were huge fit and finish issues with the glovebox and cup holders. Plastic quality is definitely down. However, for the price it is decent.
Is the quality loss across all the variants or only for the base model ?
Really doubt if that would have extended to sxi trim with it being priced on the same lines as the old fiesta.
karty_83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 13:18   #143
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chennai
Posts: 30
Thanked: 14 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by p'arth View Post
Unfair to compare CLXi with the top variants of others. Clxi does not have airbags. Right comparo should be with Sxi and others:
Classic Diesel SXI = 8.51
Dzire ZDI = 7.07
Manza Elan = 7.49

With this difference why will anyone buy the TDCi Sxi?
Sorry, i think i did not put the context of comparison clearly. The comparison was based on 8L OTR price range. That money would fetch me Manza Elan, Dzire ZDI or Fiesta classic CLXI.

You are right. I am sure SXI will find very few takers at that price and ford knows this. My observation is that they are targeting buyers who want the image of a premium sedan + good mileage sans safety. (Premium taxi owners should be happy with this launch!!)
pedalpoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 13:22   #144
Senior - BHPian
 
cityvic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 1,694
Thanked: 2,570 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

What will happen to the 1.6S variant?
cityvic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 13:24   #145
Senior - BHPian
 
pramodpk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,011
Thanked: 463 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chillout View Post
Have gone thru numerous Figo threads and the most common problem with Figo is the rattling. I have not seen many folks complaining about the rattling in i10s

As for mileage the best that you can expect from a Fiesta petrol is 11 that too if you take care of it like a new born baby.

I have a Ford Fiesta petrol and it gives a mileage of 14 KM/L on the highway with 75% AC and speeds of 100-120 KM/H.
pramodpk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 16:51   #146
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 115
Thanked: 36 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Its good news for buyers just migrating to a sedan considering they will get an awesome car. But definately bad news for existing owners because the already bad resale value will only go lower. It would have been best to reduce the engine capacity like on the ikon now making the the 1.6l mill an attractive second hand buy.

My only worry is that people could now look at it as an entry level and pocket friendly car than a "driver's car".

FYI - when I was evaluating cars a couple of months ago the sales person at Metro Ford Blore said that the new Fiesta, expected sometime in June, could cost upwards of 12 lakhs. Not sure about this though.

Parik

Last edited by parik_ind : 8th April 2011 at 16:53.
parik_ind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 21:22   #147
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 422
Thanked: 249 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by pramodpk View Post
I have a Ford Fiesta petrol and it gives a mileage of 14 KM/L on the highway with 75% AC and speeds of 100-120 KM/H.
11 - is 100% City driving and yes on highways I am close to that what u stated.
Chillout is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 21:32   #148
dot
Senior - BHPian
 
dot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ban Chang
Posts: 1,681
Thanked: 714 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by designersf View Post
The interior is now completely commonised with the Figo. I saw the real deal and as a Fiesta, it has lost its quality. There were huge fit and finish issues with the glovebox and cup holders. Plastic quality is definitely down. However, for the price it is decent.
Need to check this out, but IMHO, that Figo's dash had better curves than the older Fiesta's. This is a good thing.

The prices of the Fiesta Classic 1.6 are really bang for the buck. What a deal, a solid car with a smashing engine, far better interiors than some of the recent competetion, super AC, decent FE, all for 6-7L (OTR).
dot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 21:50   #149
Senior - BHPian
 
oxyzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Not fixed.
Posts: 1,026
Thanked: 265 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by pedalpoint View Post
These are the Ex. Show room prices chennai. (Ford web site does not give city wise prices)
Classic Diesel CLXI = 6.9
Dzire ZDI = 7.07
Manza Elan = 7.49

For around 20K more DZIRE provides ABS, Airbags, ACC etc.

If one is not worried about ABS+Airbags then the fiesta classic would fall right on top of their choice (Its a proper sedan when compared to DZIRE & MANZA).

If budget is 8L and the requirements are Diesel + ABS + Airbags, i still see no competition for DZIRE/MANZA.
Quote:
Originally Posted by p'arth View Post
Unfair to compare CLXi with the top variants of others. Clxi does not have airbags. Right comparo should be with Sxi and others:
Classic Diesel SXI = 8.51
Dzire ZDI = 7.07
Manza Elan = 7.49

With this difference why will anyone buy the TDCi Sxi?
Exactly my point. The base variant is only worth going for.
Be it petrol or diesel.
Waiting to hear the final price of the new Fiesta. Any information guys?

Last edited by oxyzen : 8th April 2011 at 21:51.
oxyzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 22:49   #150
BHPian
 
anoopash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 78
Thanked: 22 Times
Default Re: Ford Fiesta Classic Spotted. EDIT : Now launched!

Fiesta Classic launched
Ford India - Fiesta Classic
anoopash is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Ford Fiesta to be facelifted in 2014 *EDIT* Now launched @ 7.69 lakhs JayPrashanth The Indian Car Scene 188 21st June 2014 14:34
SCOOP PIC - Euro spec Ford Fiesta spotted testing! EDIT: New pics on pg 15 AbdulRahmanM The Indian Car Scene 334 15th February 2011 01:47
Please help me decide: Fiesta S or Fiesta ZXi? EDIT: Booked Fiesta S! Pics on pg5. frankmehta Sedans 108 18th August 2009 13:43
2008 Ford Fiesta Facelift. EDIT: Now launched karanraheja The Indian Car Scene 425 13th October 2008 14:55


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:41.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks