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Old 27th June 2007, 11:37   #1
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My uncle is planning on a Fiesta 1.4 Zxi (Petrol). I personally feel that its not worth paying that kind of money for this vehicle considering the high spare parts costs, the pathetic A. S.S, the interior space. At an OTR price of around 7L i think he could get something better.

He has owned 3 cars from Maruti till date and i seriously dont think he would now be able to digest the service levels that ford is offering.

Please help me on the pros and cons of owning the Fiesta 1.4 Zxi (Petrol). The expected F.E Figures. Please also help me with other alternatives at the same price range. ie.below 7L OTR.
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My uncle is planning on a Fiesta 1.4 Zxi (Petrol). I personally feel that its not worth paying that kind of money for this vehicle considering the high spare parts costs, the pathetic A. S.S, the interior space. At an OTR price of around 7L i think he could get something better.

He has owned 3 cars from Maruti till date and i seriously dont think he would now be able to digest the service levels that ford is offering.

Please help me on the pros and cons of owning the Fiesta 1.4 Zxi (Petrol). The expected F.E Figures. Please also help me with other alternatives at the same price range. ie.below 7L OTR.
I cannot comment if Ford/Ford Cars are that bad.. what say Ford car owners ?

If he is into Maruti products, why not SX4 ?
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Old 27th June 2007, 11:54   #3
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He is getting around 25k discount that is being offered to State Bank employees. Thats why this whole Fiesta Idea cropped up.
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Since i dont get my vehicle serviced at Kerala, cant comment on the after sales there, but for the car, i dont think he is making a bad decision.
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Old 27th June 2007, 13:10   #5
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after some research i have found that the available options are the Fiesta 1.4, The Aveo 1.4 and the SX4 base variant.

Please help on choosing between them.

I find that the 1.4 zxi and the SX4 are both value for money products. Considering the 25k discount my uncle could get on the fiesta it makes even more sense. What do you guys say?

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after some research i have found that the available options are the Fiesta 1.4, The Aveo 1.4 and the SX4 base variant.

Please help on choosing between them
As I suggested in my earliar post, If maruti he is looking for then SX4 is the right choice followed by Fiesta and Aveo
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Old 27th June 2007, 13:18   #7
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thanks navdeep for the quick response. He is just worried about the F.E figures the 1.6 engine of maruti would return. On the other hand he is expecting around 16-18 on the fiesta based on fords claims. I
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thanks navdeep for the quick response. He is just worried about the F.E figures the 1.6 engine of maruti would return. On the other hand he is expecting around 16-18 on the fiesta based on fords claims. I
As per the different threads running, SX4 FE lie between 11-12 but Fiesta 1.4 returning 16-18 is little too much. My friends has 1.4 its giving around 10.
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FE of 16 to 18 is not realistic. It may be giving that kind of mileage in the highway, but not in city. My friend's Fiesta gives around 11 (he also went for Fiesta thinking that it will give some magical mileage).

I guess with respect to FE, SX4 may be slightly less than Fiesta 1.4, but not much.

BTW, did any of you faced any problem with Fiesta w.r.t accelaration sometimes? My friend says, there is a problem & sometimes however hard you press accelarator the car will not go beyond 30 KMPH. It seems he has heard the same complaint from few others in his office. Any such "known" problem with Fiesta?

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Gemi, the Fiesta will under no normal circumstances return 16-18 kmpl in city. Highways alone with low A/C usage, its possible.

Indian, the problem you mentioned hasnt been brought forward by anyone else on the forum so far.
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however hard you press accelarator the car will not go beyond 30 KMPH. It seems he has heard the same complaint from few others in his office. Any such "known" problem with Fiesta?
I think you are missing something. This may be due to some bad fuel.
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Indian ask him to get his ecu checked. I've heard that Ford has some system in which if there is any malfunction you could drive the car only at certain speeds. This is done to help us drive to the service station. This system also kicks in in case of some brake problem or the drive by wire accelerator.

I think there should be some reference to this in the users manual.
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Gemi, I would recommend Chevy Aveo!
VGIS Refined engine, fresh looks, decent GM service etc.
Not sure about the mileage though.
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finney. i did not count it coz i found that it does not have even tubeless tyres at that price. It also did not have an immobilizer. Something that i feel is necessary. Is the price of the Aveo a little bit too high for what thei offer?

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IMO, if space and GC are not an issue, then Fiesta should be perfect for him. SX4 has better GC, power and Maruti A.S.S. Looks are subjective..
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