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Old 13th March 2008, 13:33   #136
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Hi alv,

There are ownership reports available on SX4, NHC & Aveo On forum, please search got them. Also I am assuming that you have read ownership reports for various cars on the T-Bhp portal here

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Old 13th March 2008, 13:33   #137
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was informed by the sales guys at Bhavna ford that putting alloys will reduce the FE and power of the car as they are heavier - is that true
This is absolutely incorrect. In fact, alloys are lighter than steel rims. There is no real evidence that it will increase the FE. But, it certainly does not decrease it. Your dealer is bull ****** you.

Fiesta is a very nice drivers car. Way better than NHC and SX4 but, NHC takes the cake in interiors, space and brand. Whereas SX4 is a total VFM package for people looking at a car with a higher GC.

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Old 13th March 2008, 13:36   #138
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@mobike: while the alloys are expected to be lighter than the steel rims some of the alloys are actually heavier as they are more about show than go. I dont have an example to quote but have heard this from many auto journos offline.
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Old 18th March 2008, 08:38   #139
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I have completed 700 KMs on my fiesta.

Ride and Handling is superb.
Mileage, i am getting around 10-11 KMPL in bangalore traffic

Will be posting more details and pics soon in a seperate thread.
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I have completed 700 KMs on my fiesta.

Ride and Handling is superb.
Mileage, i am getting around 10-11 KMPL in bangalore traffic

Will be posting more details and pics soon in a seperate thread.
Is the mileage for Fiesta 1.6 or 1.4?
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Is the mileage for Fiesta 1.6 or 1.4?
Fiesta 1.6 Sxi.......
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Old 18th March 2008, 14:27   #142
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I have a Zen for last 3 years ( 25k Kms ) and have this typical 'rattle' as i drive , even a good road - had it checked at various service centres and also read the forums and i believe its a very Maruti thing . This for the users of the fiesta ( especially the long term ones ) is there a rattle even on a ford make maybe after 20k Kms . owners of other car makes also can give their feedback on their experiences.
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Is the mileage for Fiesta 1.6 or 1.4?
Mine is a 1.6 SXI.
Last time i filled for 1000Rs, got 18.96 ltrs. The DTE was reading 16 KM's then.
The distance covered read 185 KM's and the DTE was reading 36 KM's cheers:
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Mine is a 1.6 SXI.
Last time i filled for 1000Rs, got 18.96 ltrs. The DTE was reading 16 KM's then.
The distance covered read 185 KM's and the DTE was reading 36 KM's cheers:
Please don't use DTE to calculate your FE. Use the tankfull to tankfull method instead, as it is the most reliable. DTE varies depending on how fast you drive, traffic density, AC usage, etc.
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Old 18th March 2008, 19:58   #145
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Even i use the same method to calculate the mileage in my Fiesta TDCi. For me, she gives me 13~14 KMPL in Bangalore, which is awesome

My 1.5 years young car has done around ~25K Km so far.
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Please don't use DTE to calculate your FE. Use the tankfull to tankfull method instead, as it is the most reliable. DTE varies depending on how fast you drive, traffic density, AC usage, etc.
Yup will do man.
But i have done this twice, and i have got the same reading.
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The other minus reported by Overdrive that hasn't surfaced yet is they had reported that it scrapes a lot of speed breakers but I haven't scraped any yet. Maybe its because I'm a little wary after reading it and haven't been flying over them but time will tell.
yup, i have scraped the hump a couple of times, that's mainly bcos, i had no intention of slowing down
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hi members who r complaining about the squeaking noise frm the rear of the car just get ur rear bumper tightened up properly i think thats what causes the noise even my car had that problem now its dissappeared
Hey, even I am getting this squeaky sound from the rear (don't know from where), but this happens only when I turn sharply on an uneven surface, like turning left to go up the ramp for my parking space.
Asked Mody Ford guys to check this up during 1 year servicing last week. They said it is due to left shock absorber cap, and said they fixed it by oiling it, or whatever. However, I am still getting it. though it appears to be slightly less now.
I think I shall ask them to check the bumper, as it has taken 4 hits so far.
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What is the maximum mileage that anyone has got in Fiesta 1.6. I am trying to get 14kmpl somehow and I couldnt go past 12.75 at anytime (city or highway).

My range is 11 - 12.75 kmpl both city and highway included. Even i drive past 130kmph it never drops below 11. And when i drive consisitently at 80 kmph agian it doesnt go beyond 12.75.

I see that if we keep it near 2000-2500RPM the mileage seems to be best.
It may be a bit late to answer this query, but in Hyd city driving, my FE varies between 10.5 to 12 (depending on traffic density and AC usage), and on highways between 14 to 16.5. The 16.5 figure was a result of driving below 110 kmph, with 70 % AC usage, during my return trip from Mumbai to Hyd in December. However, when I ripped her at 150 to 170 on the Pune expressway, the FE dropped to 14 (including 150 kms of driving on the Sholapur highway at 100 kmph.)
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Hey, even I am getting this squeaky sound from the rear (don't know from where), but this happens only when I turn sharply on an uneven surface, like turning left to go up the ramp for my parking space.
Asked Mody Ford guys to check this up during 1 year servicing last week. They said it is due to left shock absorber cap, and said they fixed it by oiling it, or whatever. However, I am still getting it. though it appears to be slightly less now.
I think I shall ask them to check the bumper, as it has taken 4 hits so far.
Even I had started getting this noise once in a while. I think its the same old handbrake rod or harness at the rear which was reported a lot when the Fiestas had been launched.

I actually looked under the rear left wheel & you can clearly see two rods really close by & they will touch under certain conditions. I noticed that very small ( size of mustards) get caught in this gap giving rise to a sharp abrasive noise. I cleaned it out once & put on some grease & there has been no noise so far. Try it out.
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