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Old 2nd May 2012, 10:21   #91
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Cruise control, I missed that feature in my swift during my trip to delhi.
About time indian cars got this feature.
If you are an android user try using fuel log app.
With good highways coming up in India, Cruise control is a boon for long distance driving. Initially, i was worried if the Cruise control would make me sleepy, but it was actually the opposite. I was more alert at the same time more relaxed while using the feature.

OT: Thank you for very much for the idea to use the Andriod device for the fuel log. I use the Galaxy Note and have downloaded "Fuelio". Can you suggest any other application which is better.
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What was the maximum speed you have driven? How did it handle and braking in emergency situation.

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Hi Mas!

Impressive car & equally impressive FE. I guess you are alone in the car with negligible luggage which has contributed to this amazing FE. Please inform if otherwise. On long drives my Fluidic Verna CRDI returns around 17 kmpl, speed 110-130 kmph, 4-5 adults inside with little luggage. In comparison your FE is much better.

I had considered Fiesta while booking the Fludic. The turn offs for me were high price, inferior interior & ***. NVH of Verna is quite good. Have you compared NVH of Fluidic CRDI with your car?

Enjoy the car.

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The car is amazing and always in control. Yesterday night I was retuning to Chennai from Ambur at 2 am. I had atleast half a dozen emergency breaking situations and the car was sure footed.

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Impressive car & equally impressive FE. I guess you are alone in the car with negligible luggage which has contributed to this amazing FE. Please inform if otherwise. On long drives my Fluidic Verna CRDI returns around 17 kmpl, speed 110-130 kmph, 4-5 adults inside with little luggage. In comparison your FE is much better.

I had considered Fiesta while booking the Fludic. The turn offs for me were high price, inferior interior & ***. NVH of Verna is quite good. Have you compared NVH of Fluidic CRDI with your car?

Enjoy the car.

Cheers
Hi Chitta Pradhan

I'm in love with this car. The NVH is amazing and the engine is hardly audible inside the cabin. IMHO, the NVH is similar to the Verna.
I travel alone or with 2 or 3 people with not much luggage. I do a lot of highway driving (50%) and I have found that the cruise control actually helps me in getting a better mileage. Most of my long drives are one day trips where the car's engine typically runs for almost 14 hours in the 18 - 20 odd hour trips covering anything between 500 - 700 kms.

My car has covered 8200 kms so far with an average mileage at 19.3 kmpl. I guess the mileage its let due to the summer heat. I remember my Fusion's mileage dipping 20% during Summers.

Verna is a good car, but as my priority was great handling and car control, the All New Fiesta was my only choice.

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Default My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi - Update 10000 kms

Yesterday evening while returning from Ranipet, i crossed into 5 figured odo readings.

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My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi. EDIT: Sold at 116,430 Km-9999optimized.jpg

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My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi. EDIT: Sold at 116,430 Km-10000optimized.jpg

Note the outside temperature. This was at 6.30 pm.

The Vital Statistics of the car so far

Total Diesel Consumed - 540 Litres
Total Cost of Fuel - Rs. 24447/-
Total Top ups - 19 times
Average Fill up - 28.42 Litres
Average Fill up bill - Rs. 1287/-

Best Price of Diesel - 43.95 Rs./Litre
Worst Price of Diesel - 63.01 Rs./Litre (Shell Diesel, when Chennai ran out of Diesel)

Best Cost/Km - 2.14 Rs./Km
Worst cost/km - 3.42 Rs./Km (Again, Shell Diesel)
Average Cost per Km - 2.38 Rs./Km

Average Fuel Economy - 18.97 kmpl
Best Fuel Economy - 20.58 kmpl
Worst Fuel Economy - 16.89 kmpl (Shell Diesel again...)

The Fuel economy has come down after the car crossed 8500 kms. This is exactly when i had stripped the car of its tints, proving beyond doubt that the removal of sun films contribute to higher consumption of fuel.

The car is a gem to drive and as given in GTO's Initial ownership report of his Sunny, http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...workhorse.html (Nissan Sunny Diesel Review : The Family's new workhorse), the Fiesta remains absolutely stable and in control in all the sticky situations i have thrown the car into.

The car will be given for its second free service tomorrow. The steering noise has worsened now and is more consistent at low speeds. According to latest TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) from Ford, the steering shaft has to be replaced. Part has been ordered already and this would be a full day job. I believe there are atleast 2 more customers who have complained about this and the steering shaft is being replaced for all of us. Other BHPian Fiesta owners, please update if you have the problem.

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The Fiesta was taken for its second free service on Thursday, 7th June 2012. Took the car to MPL Pallikaranai, as the service station is very new, much better organized and closer to my home. The main complaint was the steering noise.

I had asked the SA to take care of the following
a. Not to fill air in the tyres as they run on Nitrogen
b. Not to clear the exterior of the car (as i saw the other cars being "scrubbed" with a dry cloth resulting in loads of swirl marks)

The service from MPL Ford was quick and efficient thanks to the SA, Mr. Philips and the DGM Customer Service, Mr. Sampath.

Some pictures taken during the service

The car on the ramp. Notice the clean working area
My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi. EDIT: Sold at 116,430 Km-rampoptimized.jpg

Various underbody checks were done including the gear shifter rubber.
My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi. EDIT: Sold at 116,430 Km-oil-changeoptimized.jpg

"Black" Engine oil removed
My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi. EDIT: Sold at 116,430 Km-oil-removedoptimized.jpg

Oil Filter being removed
My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi. EDIT: Sold at 116,430 Km-oil-filter-being-changedoptimized.jpg

The steering shaft was replaced under warranty and the car is absolutely silent while steering at low speeds. The cost of the steering shaft was Rs. 3600/-. Total damages for the second free service = Rs. 1743/-

I took the car on Friday night to Bangalore and returned late last night. When i parked the car at home, i was amazed to see the speedometer.

My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi. EDIT: Sold at 116,430 Km-11111optimized.jpg

Till date, i have had a wonderful ownership experience of the New Fiesta. The more i drive, the more i get to like the car.
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Default re: My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi. EDIT: Now 60000 kms completed!

Thanks for the update MAS. Good to know that the Fiesta is really keeping up to your expectations.

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The steering shaft was replaced under warranty and the car is absolutely silent while steering at low speeds. The cost of the steering shaft was Rs. 3600/-. Total damages for the second free service = Rs. 1743/-
Did they mention what went wrong with the steering which needed a replacement in a relatively new car?
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Congrats on the car. Definitely Fiesta is pleasure to drive, no other cars come close to it in this segment. They need to improve the interior material quality and provide beige upholstery to make it upmarket.

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The Fiesta was taken for its second free service on Thursday, 7th June 2012. Took the car to MPL Pallikaranai, as the service station is very new, much better organized and closer to my home. The main complaint was the steering noise.

I had asked the SA to take care of the following
a. Not to fill air in the tyres as they run on Nitrogen
b. Not to clear the exterior of the car (as i saw the other cars being "scrubbed" with a dry cloth resulting in loads of swirl marks)

The service from MPL Ford was quick and efficient thanks to the SA, Mr. Philips and the DGM Customer Service, Mr. Sampath.

Some pictures taken during the service

The car on the ramp. Notice the clean working area
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Various underbody checks were done including the gear shifter rubber.
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"Black" Engine oil removed
Attachment 939342

Oil Filter being removed
Attachment 939343

The steering shaft was replaced under warranty and the car is absolutely silent while steering at low speeds. The cost of the steering shaft was Rs. 3600/-. Total damages for the second free service = Rs. 1743/-

I took the car on Friday night to Bangalore and returned late last night. When i parked the car at home, i was amazed to see the speedometer.

Attachment 939340

Till date, i have had a wonderful ownership experience of the New Fiesta. The more i drive, the more i get to like the car.
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Thanks for the update MAS. Good to know that the Fiesta is really keeping up to your expectations.


Did they mention what went wrong with the steering which needed a replacement in a relatively new car?
Thanks vb-san. The car (touch wood) is the most satisfying car I have owned till date.

The steering shaft had developed some movement, possibly due to a design fault or faulty component quality. I hope this problem does not come back to haunt me.
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Very nice updates MAS. What a fantastic car and great mileage! And a what a error of judgment/placement by Ford. This car deserves better sales...
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@ MAS

Quick question..

Is the spare tyre a 14" in your vehicle and if so what are the dimensions of the normal one and spare tire..

Need this information as a friend of mine feels this is a deal breaker..

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MAS, good to know you are happy with the car. I am quite pleased with the performance of the car so far. Completed 13000 KMs. yesterday, no complaints till date.

This car deserves better placement, but I do not see any efforts on the part of Ford Motors to take any initiatives.

My fuel efficiency has come down somewhat as I have greatly reduced the bad habit of cruising on neutral gear.
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Good to see you enjoying your car. I haevnt had time to update my thread but my affair with my car continues. My F.E. too has come down somewhat (not that I m least bothered) partly due to no sun films, 100% AC and my driving style off late. However I am not complaining.

The noise at the left front at high speed and sudden bump is still there but it maybe due to my alloys. It rarely comes (once a week over a bad bump) therefore I havent bothered.

Handling continues to amaze me. Had recently rented a Corolla and couldnt wait to get my hands back to my Fiesta. Space at the rear becomes an issue at times but I am not complaining. A slight rattle is developing on right door. Slightest of rattle therefore ignoring, this is more due to my cornering and putting those G-s and my kilos on the door.

Will I make the same decision again if I had to buy a car?

Mostly like hell yeah! Untill the Ford Ecosport comes along or I could afford 20 big ones, whichever comes 1st

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Default The Fiesta gets an "larger" sibling...

The Fiesta is a brilliant car, but the lower GC was creating a problem and the five seats were not any more comfortable as my two brats were growing up.

Brought home the third Ford in my life and now both my cars are from the Blue Oval.

The ownership thread of the larger sibling is posted here. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...automatic.html

My 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.5L TDCi. EDIT: Sold at 116,430 Km-endeavouroptimized.jpg

The Fiesta has just completed 15 K kms. The Fiesta was tugged inside layers of bedsheets as i was enjoying driving the larger sibling for a month. I am back to driving the Fiesta on weekdays and Endeavour on weekends.
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