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Old 5th February 2008, 15:02   #16
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Originally Posted by blueraven316 View Post
The ford Ikon has excellent handling.
The Endura is very sluggish on first 2 gears, almost like an Indigo. The rocam engines are lot better. The old carb esteem is quicker than the 1.3 Ikons but is not more comfy to drive or anything, besides age old horrible interiors.
Highway driving is decent on both cars.
Esteem can brake decently well for the power, Ikon brakes are HORRIBLE after 100 KMPH !!

The 1.6 Ikon is faster than both the above....

AND, the MPFI esteem is quicker than all the above.
@Blueraven: Are you sure the MPFI Esteem is quicker than the 1.6 Ikon!?
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Old 5th February 2008, 15:09   #17
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Ikon 1.3 = No power + Fantastic handling
Esteem = Good power + bad handling.

My suggestion:
Keep ur esteem and redo the suspension with Pedders parts.
U'll have power+handling.
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Old 5th February 2008, 15:29   #18
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My Suggestion - sell you esteem for 1.5 L, pool in another 1.5 L that makes it 3L, go get urself a 02-03 Baleno. Trust me you'll never regret your decision.
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Swapping an esteem for a second hand Ikon just doesn't make any sense at all unless you are talking about the real ikon (yeah 1.6). Get an OHC or a Lancer instead. That would be an upgrade.

Originally Posted by Tool View Post
yep yep the mpfi's are quick
have got mine up to 165 kph ODO readin in 3rd gear @ 6800-7K rpm.
and hit 182-185 4th gear at 5500 + Rpm on my way to belgaum recently with 3 people and luggage !!
So yeah she is quick.
Even though she could do with better brake pads.
Speedworks are supposed to EBC pads i think for the esteem.
Am gonna order them soon myself. Having used them i cant handle indian pads anymore.
you might want to see if you can install ABS first, would be worth it.
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i have got 1 ikon...to be serious i will have to say the truth which is a little harsh for all ikon owners....ikon is real poor ...real means real poor....donno anything about esteem but i guess 1.6 is way better but 1.3 is like an auto if the cars stacked with 5 persons nd luggage...
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If I were you would keep the esteem .But if you wanna change over why not consider the Honda City OHC as well .
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I would not suggest dumping your Esteem for the old non-ROCAM Ikon 1.3.
If it were a ROCAM engine, my opinion would differ, but definitely not for the Endura 1.3 engine.
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Hi i have one question for you! since i have driven both the carbed one and mpfi, which one do you think is more responsive even though they are 20 bhp apart?? i felt the carbed one inspite of being 65 bhp, more responsive!
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