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Old 22nd January 2009, 18:14   #46
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@Eddy, that was more for argument's sake.

I appreciate your inputs. But I also hope you are wrong about my car . I have already taken a one-year wty at time of delivery. I will definitely check the option for the second year as soon as I receive the booklet. Always better to have peace of mind.

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Extension of warranty is possible IIRC. From the look of the connector, it seems like a snap fit, so should have clips at the sides which needs to be pried open carefully to get em off the horn. Or if its slide type then release the clip and slide em off.

On the other hand as long as the horn has a decent open space to outside world it really doesnt matter if its Mono or Stereo (on each side)
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Humans age with time, vehicles age with running. If they can already provide a 1L km coverage, then they should be able to provide an VFM coverage for additional time, right ? And the wty's limitations are "which ever is earlier" .. They should have been pricing the extended wty this way - or is it their strategy ? Like what's said about doctors .. "cure you with their pills, but kill you with their pills .."
I had opted for Extended Warranty on my car which is applicable for the second and third year. Here it was for unilimited kms.
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Jaggu : On the other hand as long as the horn has a decent open space to outside world it really doesnt matter if its Mono or Stereo (on each side)
My preferred set-up : a set of nice & powerful horns, directed, one for each side. And being able to control which one to use .

I will try the clip again. thanks ..
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Driving style : Late up-shifts ( 0-20, 20-35, 35-50, 50-60 ) & 50% ac.
All city driving

14.6 kmpl (483km / 33.15 litres, BP regular @ Cauvery RV Rd, no additives).
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Congrats Parvath. Saw this now. Would the Sumo be parked for a longer duration now?
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Thanks, Maggie. Looks like work's been keeping you very busy.

Sorry to hear about Tral. While he cant be replaced, any ideas for someone new in your life ? Let's catch up sometime ..


The last one month has been completely with the Ikon. Now that the clock's crossed 1k, I'm switching equally between these. Looking out for a driver after which I'll be back with the truck.
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Congrats Parwath. A well thought out & executed purchase. And the detailed review was just too good. Here's hoping you ( & your parents) have many many happy miles with the new car.
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Parwath, thats decent economy from the TDCi. No highway runs so far, right?
I expect it to return about 19-20 kmpl then.
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John, thank you !

Benny, just the lone trip to the airport soon after getting her home. Not even a proper ring-road run yet !

I'm hoping to better the 20kmpl : Even the TCIC Marina gave that much on the highway.


Meanwhile, work's in progress with the accessories. More updates over the weekend.
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Highway FE : 20.1kmpl.

Conditions:
80% Highway, 20% light city traffic
4 adults, no luggage.
100% A/c. Cruise speed : 80-85 kmph
Late gear-shifts : @ 20/35/50/65.

Current Odo reading : 1500 km.
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That is the best review ever and a really long one at it since you have covered almost all the details all i have to ask is how are the tyres that is currently on the car ?
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Meanwhile, work's in progress with the accessories. More updates over the weekend.
Waiting for the updates. Want to know what I need to add to my just booked Ikon TCDi.
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muneemmk : ... you have covered almost all the details all i have to ask is how are the tyres that is currently on the car ?
@Muneem, thanks ! The 185 section Yoko A-drives give the car a very planted feel. Would definitely recommend that any one going for an Ikon to upgrade their tyres. Meanwhile, after the initial round of Goodyear GPS-2's, Ford is also now having the old MRF's back in tread.

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Proxima : Want to know what I need to add to my just booked Ikon TCDi.
@Proxima, things have been slow, hence the delay in updating. I have avoided rushing in into the accessories, esp with the dealers. Also shop around for the insurance - I saved about 4k on the insurance, compared to what the dealer offered me.

Accessories so far :
Remote lock (Autocop from Ford).
Chrome Strip above rear number plate - also helps when opening the boot.
Side Skirts : gives a subtle change to the side-profile. (painted outside, and saved atleast 1.5k on that alone).

Seat covers & the usual coatings. Got a very good fit + price + better color coordination than what the dealer had.
Mats : doing a custom cut vinyl mats.

Boot Realase : you know what to do.

Let me know if you have specific queries, so I can try & help you with those.

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What's the engine RPM like at these late shifts?
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