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Old 25th April 2005, 22:50   #16
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how come i missed this ????

congrats manson on the baby !!

and yeah the power window switches are in an awful position ..as is the remote boot opening button.....

yeah the suspension is hard but then u get that great handling as a result...

brakes are positively pathetic ..and going by ur review dont think ford has worked on them.

keep the revs down for some time and then open her up...

and a debut is long over due at the meet dude ..get her next time !

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Old 26th April 2005, 00:42   #17
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congrats manson dude ....
hey a lil off topic n_c wat s with the skoda avatar
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Old 26th April 2005, 02:45   #18
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n_c wat s with the skoda avatar
it just means that he got himself an octavia Tdi ( silver one)!!!
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Nice write up manson, congrats. This engine has all the character but none of the speed of the 1.6.
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Old 26th April 2005, 18:07   #20
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yeah islero you're tottally right on that but i didn't really need the speed as the car is my dad's and not mine .

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Hey guys,

may be its a delayed response...
I needed few suggestions as I may plan to go for a FORD IKON FLAIR.

-Can you please elaborate,whats wrong with the FORD IKON flair brakes ?
-What size/type of tyres would you recommend...the default is I think 13 inch tyres...I don't know much about this as this wd be my first car...So,can you please let me know what should I ask for - from the dealer?I am planning to go for tubeless..whts the optimum size for ikon flair?
-What all modificatins would come handy?a reverse sensor?
Thanks, Nitin
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Old 2nd May 2006, 01:36   #22
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nitin do not exchange your tyres/rims from the dealer, they wouldovercharge ou for things like crazy.
i have upsized my tyres to 185 g3's which i find really good, getting the nct 5 'son my honda seems like a big mistake. have kept the rim size to 13 only.
pm me if you have any further quesries.

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Overall i'm really satisfied with the car and think it is a great package at an even better price . Has all one could think of in a base model , power windows , electric boot , central locking , etc .I'd suggest this car to anyone looking for anyone looking for a car at this budget without a second thought .

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Hi Manson,

Thanks for the review. I have *almost* settled for the Wagon R Vxi, but after reading this, I am going to call up the Ganges Ford rep here in town. They are about to open a showroom in town I hear.
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Hey Congrats on the new lady. Cheers!
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Congrats. This is a really good looking car for this price. I have travelled in it. Really comfortable. What's the FE that you are getting?
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Congrats. This is a really good looking car for this price. I have travelled in it. Really comfortable. What's the FE that you are getting?
The fuel efficiency figure hovers between 8 and 10 with ac. The car has barely runs, on an average 2-5 kms a day, hence it would be wrong to pit it against cars that tend to cover many more kms at each crank. Btw, my mom is for the first time in love with a car.

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Hey Congrats on the new lady. Cheers!
Its been over a year mate, thanks anyways.

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Hi Manson,

Thanks for the review. I have *almost* settled for the Wagon R Vxi, but after reading this, I am going to call up the Ganges Ford rep here in town. They are about to open a showroom in town I hear.
Frankly speaking i think goin in for a top end version of a hatch seems pointless to me when you can have a sedan sitting in your garage instead.

But again if fuel efficiency is an issue then the wagon r would be a slightly better option as you could manage atleast a km more out ofeach liter of petrol.
But if you're running is on the lower side then stick on to the Ikon.
Glad that a read through the review help you make a wise decision

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That 1.3 ROCAM engine is rev happy and very tractable within the city... infact in city the car doesnt feels underpowered at all, instead feels quite lively and IMHO has better drivability in city than even the Accent.
Congrats on ur purchase.
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My friend is owning a Flair and we had a trip to Jaiselmer recently(around 2000 KM ). I got 17 Kmpl with 4 people sitting inside and AC was ON. But i never crossed 2800 mark all through the ride. Once the head light fuse is blown due to unknown reason and that was the only problem we faced. Its an amazing car for that price. But I have a complaint about the spare parts cost. They are highly priced. REcently we parked the vehicle in a shopping mall and on guy banged it from behind. The total cost of repairing was 25K though it was not a big damage!!!!
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