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Old 5th September 2007, 22:39   #16
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That was a very well written article. Its really good to know your courage when your car was driving you crazy. I think it doesnot coincide with your stars so you sell it.

No i am not Bejaan. I mean Daruwala.
thanks bro and i hope it is not just daruwala

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Old 6th September 2007, 01:31   #17
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Looks like giving your car to varied people to drive was the beginning of it all.
I suspect the (bad) installation of ICE could be the reason for the fire, but still I am surprised you were made to cough up 60k which could have been the actual damage on your car.

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Though you had a harrowing ownership experience with your Ikon, you still love your Car! Kudos!
Yeah, that is something, isn't it ?/
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Old 6th September 2007, 03:42   #18
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Manu,
now that the worst is over i'm sure your car will bring in happiness for you and your family.
have all your electricals checked again.didnt those fogs have a relay?
and one more thing....take your car to the temple when you can.
have a little 'vahana' puja done by your local priest.
i think you had more than your fair share of ill luck.
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That was very well-written! Two thumbs up!

I can understand how it feels when you have to arrange funds, get hospitalized and go through the agony.

I know that you love your car, just like most of us out here. I had a couple of bad episodes with my newly bought car and things changed after a while. It is your love for the car and keeping it up that matters!

I would second the suggestions given by others on this thread - please make sure there are no problems with the electricals. Aftermarket fittings are fine, but they go wrong when handled by people who are not very accustomed to professional installs. Hope you don't find that offensive.

Here is wishing you all the best with your car and trouble-free future with it!

P.S: Your car is not as unlucky as you make it sound in the title of this thread. It is in the hands of someone who wants to keep it for the love of the machine. At the end of the day, it is pretty darn lucky

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Old 6th September 2007, 09:11   #20
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Manu,

Thats brave heart story of your Ikon, seeing various twists and turns.

I can understand the agony you must have gone through...

Hope your Ikon will certainly run long miles trouble free , just ensure that car is in a good hands always.

Like the dialouge goes in "Transporter 2"

The perception of Man's personality is seen by the way he maintains his car.

Respect the Boy's Toy.


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thanks a lot for wishes guys, car is fine now,

i will put some really jazzed up pictures of my cars as soon as i find my camera.

electricals are okey got it checked many times, Like i said my gut feeling is that the fire was because of external reason.

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Old 6th September 2007, 09:57   #22
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Great Courage and Patience in handling the whole episode. Kudos.

I believe your attachment to the vehicel is much more than anything else

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the car now has around 15 or more beautiful dents on the car.just like preity Zinta's dimples.
You sure Preity has more DIMPLES than your second love ?
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Old 6th September 2007, 10:11   #23
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Good writeup overall.

I have experienced smoke (short of fire) from the car myself, it can happen if the wiring is not done properly through the fuses and by a novice. Probable reason of fire in your Ikon.
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Great Courage and Patience in handling the whole episode. Kudos.

I believe your attachment to the vehicel is much more than anything else



You sure Preity has more DIMPLES than your second love ?
you have just seen preity's dimples on the face, dimples can be almost everywhere

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Hi msharma_79,

Even though this is a fairly tragic story in parts, your colourful writing style really had me enjoying it and laughing out loud on occasion.

I guess the worlds most unfortunate car is fortunate to have you as its owner

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Good spirit you have man... All the best. Hope you don't bump into some other problems now. It seems you have had it all in such a short period of time.
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Hi msharma_79,

Even though this is a fairly tragic story in parts, your colourful writing style really had me enjoying it and laughing out loud on occasion.

I guess the worlds most unfortunate car is fortunate to have you as its owner

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highly value the comments from the mods,

All the compliments on writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( some how people are not paying attention to spelling blunders)
rushdie must be trembling in his boots.
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Old 7th September 2007, 14:08   #28
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the remainings of the dreaded fog lamps(as per few of the members) were broken by some young children on their bicycle( God save us from these bikers)....wohoooooooooooooooooooooo

Now the car looks like a wounded pirate, So I have decided to name it also

CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW.
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Ford really needs to work on their CRM and Support, If they do intend to stay in the Indian Market, I also am aware of some bad instances with Ford Service- About the Big Car Problem-

" An Interior Decoraters is known for his/her work rather than the car he/she drives "- Really Haughty and Idiotic Delhi Logic which sometimes beats me- Oh my god You drive this...You need to be driving this.

Find a decent garage after your Free Service or Extended Warranty ends, Most of te service work like Engine Oil Change, Belt Adjustment, Wheel Balancing & Alignment, Throttle-Spark plugs cleaning can be done outside.

You won't have to depend to much on ford support since Ikon is a pretty old car now, many garages are now well versed with the Issues and Resolutions.

Also Add a Relay to the Fog lamps, Try to source a Genuine Brand such as Hella, Minda,Lumax with Bill & Warranty.

Good luck ahead ! Drive Safe
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After all the pain you and your car went through, I must appreciate the fact that you still love her very dearly and more so, still have the sense of humor.
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