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Old 1st January 2009, 20:33   #16
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@Budhiraj, congrats.

Which internal antenna do you have now ?

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S_budhiraj : Mileage : ... comes out to be 14.9 which is quite impressive for first fuel up and city driving.

Rubbers and Alloys:- Tires: Bridgestone 185/65/R14
Traded my Goodyear 13” with Bridgestone’s
Why did you go for 185/65/R14 ? The correct upsize is 185/60 R14.

If you do have 185/65 R14, then you have a 3.63% error in the odo readings. Your actual FE would be 15.44 kmpl. Also, the car will feel a little more responsive if you had been running on 185/60's
(Ref : carbibles.com/tire_bible)
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congrats on your new car, surely it's great VFM.

Those alloys looks hot, please post some better pics
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Thanks, will surely do this soon!

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congrats on your new car, surely it's great VFM.

Those alloys looks hot, please post some better pics
Thanks, well frankly saying I dont know great about that, It was some thing of 2" in size which was connected with th unit, results the quality is not great in dense areas.

Well I know the correct upsize was 185/60/R14, the one from whom I was trading my old ones and getting good bargain I got these one at good prices and cracked the deal.

The other major or most important reason was I was quite annoyed from the tube type tyres from Goodyear GPS 2, driving just 300 kms with them was horrible, the ride was harsh and the steering was not responsive as well. Secondly this size was not available in Bridgestone and Michenlin with the dealers I asked in Delhi and didn't wanted to wait.

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@Budhiraj, congrats.

Which internal antenna do you have now ?

Why did you go for 185/65/R14 ? The correct upsize is 185/60 R14.

If you do have 185/65 R14, then you have a 3.63% error in the odo readings. Your actual FE would be 15.44 kmpl. Also, the car will feel a little more responsive if you had been running on 185/60's
(Ref : carbibles.com/tire_bible)
Thanks GTO, I dont know much about the brakes in previous models but the brakes in this one surely inspire confidence, despite missing on ABS they still work very fine and doesn't lock easily.

Well cleary those amounts are robbery but every dealer in NCR has been asking for this in every brand. There is nothing much you can do about this in the case when the product is in very much demand.

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The Ikon TDCi is a heck of a buy at that price. Congrats S_Budhiraj.

Neat report and spot on with the observations. Tell me, how do you find the braking? Has Ford improvised on this or is it as lousy as it always was?

850 bucks for the number plate....thats highway robbery! I don't remember ever paying loading / unloading charges on any of my cars either. Looks like Indian dealers are catching up with their American counterparts in finding ways to fleece the customer.
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thats a good buy that you have there i am also not such a big fan of the new modelling, but yes your alloys look gorgeous.

Careful with the accessories as i think Ford A.S.S i spretty finicky about such stuff .
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congrats on your buy,looks like diesels are the eay to go these days.

How much is the Warranty and Extended Warranty given by ford ?
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Base Wty : 2 yrs, 1L km
Extended Wty : Option 1 : +1 yrs, + 20000km @ 7870
Extended Wty : Option 2 : +2 yrs, + 50000km @15k.
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Did you take Ford's Road Side Assistance (RSA)? It covers,
1. Flat tyre Replacement
2. Battery Assistance
3. Lost/ Locked key Assistance
4. Fuel Delivery upto 5 liters
5. Towing Assistance
Covered Ares- Customer are entitled to service under this program if with a 50km radius of authorized Ford Dealer in the following Cities- Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Banglore and you can buy this service with Extended Warranty also.

It costs 1100/- for 1 year.

Just wondering, is it worth it?
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Old 7th January 2009, 22:50   #23
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Folks as promised here are some better pictures!
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700 km Report of my new Horses, Ikon TDCI. EDIT: 2500km update!-image037_1.jpg  

700 km Report of my new Horses, Ikon TDCI. EDIT: 2500km update!-image038_1.jpg  

700 km Report of my new Horses, Ikon TDCI. EDIT: 2500km update!-image040_1.jpg  

700 km Report of my new Horses, Ikon TDCI. EDIT: 2500km update!-image041_1.jpg  

700 km Report of my new Horses, Ikon TDCI. EDIT: 2500km update!-image042_1.jpg  

700 km Report of my new Horses, Ikon TDCI. EDIT: 2500km update!-image043_1.jpg  

700 km Report of my new Horses, Ikon TDCI. EDIT: 2500km update!-image044_1.jpg  

700 km Report of my new Horses, Ikon TDCI. EDIT: 2500km update!-image045.jpg  

700 km Report of my new Horses, Ikon TDCI. EDIT: 2500km update!-image046.jpg  

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Car looks good man!

Does the vehicle come with the black decorative strip (side patti) that runs across the doors?
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No I got that, from the dealer
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Nice car there. And a super deal at that price too for a Diesel sedan.

Now if only the guys at Ford had left the Ikon's frontal looks as it was. The new look is so Escort-ish.
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Budhiraj, congrats on the car. What would interest me is news that the Ikon spare cost will come down. Did you have a chance to check on them?
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Budhiraj, thanks for the pics as you'd promised. I must compliment you once again on the choice of alloys.

The frontal treatment to the looks of the car have given it a mellowed effect, which you begin to accept and live with, but not entirely desirable.

How much were you charged for the side strips? I seriously dont understand why Ford had to release the car without them in the first place!

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Samarth, the remote boot opener was always available at the dealer. Its just the price which kept me away. I heard it costs 6.5k, which IMO isnt worth it. Since you've waited so long, wait some more. A certain BHPian may be on his way to bringing about a DIY set-up. So, WAIT!

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Congratulations Budhiraj. The ikon is a fantastic car and I am sure the Diesel would be excellent as well. Love the alloys.

Oh and thanks I didnt know you could fit a remote boot opener at the dealer Will surely check it out.

Agree with you Ben, it was a stupid thing to remove the side strips. They come very handy in preventing scratches.
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Congrats Budhiraj! The choice of color and alloys is awesome!
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