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Old 2nd August 2007, 15:28   #16
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Ford 1.4 could be a better. Suits your budget. Provided you bear with their horrible ***.
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I guess the Ford Fusion 1.6 is made for people like you. It's got ample space, decent mileage that match your expectations, a really smooth transmission of power and not that good resale value and its a FORD!!!.

Ya i did check out on Ford Fusion. It seems to be a good car within the budget.
But i would like to know about its performance, when compare to ford fiesta.
But do you guys feel that it is a bit over - priced for the features that Ford offers?
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I guess the Ford Fusion 1.6 is made for people like you. It's got ample space, decent mileage that match your expectations, a really smooth transmission of power and not that good resale value and its a FORD!!!.

Ya i did check out on Ford Fusion. It seems to be a good car within the budget.
But i would like to know about its performance, when compare to ford fiesta.
But do you guys feel that it is a bit over - priced for the features that Ford offers?
AFAIK Ford Fusion has seen a big drop in price so it should no longer be overpriced.
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Old 4th August 2007, 01:14   #19
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FIESTA 1.4 ZXi should be just fine for you.
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IF ford is what you want why look for anything else Fiesta is a wonderful car to drive
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Ya i did check out on Ford Fusion. It seems to be a good car within the budget.
But i would like to know about its performance, when compare to ford fiesta.
But do you guys feel that it is a bit over - priced for the features that Ford offers?
The Fusion 1.6 is much better to drive when compared to the Fiesta 1.6. The fusion engine feels a lot more powerfull and peppy, though they both are the same engines. On the Fiesta i think it gives marginally higher mileage figures than on the fusion. For a drivers car, i think you should go for the fusion. There is a review on team bhp. The only thing negative i would say is that the suspension is a bot tight so as to give you perfect handling but this affects the ride quality. Check out the long term review n t-bhp.

ANd the new fusion is just VFM. Not at all overpriced now.
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# long smooth drives
# FE of 10 to 15kmpl
# I prefer to take a petrol vehicle
# I have a flair for FORD cars
# I would probably like to retain the vehicle for a minimum of 5yrs
# Not much bothered about the resale value
# Good after sale service from the makers
HY Accent?
2nd hand HO Accord?
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Or Fiat Adventure...
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Or Fiat Adventure...
Fiat Adventure is no longer in production... so, may not be a great idea to buy it even if you manage to find one...
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Test drive Fiesta, SX4 and Verna then decide.
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HY Accent?
2nd hand HO Accord?
Can you really get hold of a second hand Accord for 7 lakhs?? I dont think so.
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I wouldn't suggest any sedan, since it looks like you may be carrying 5+ persons and ample luggage frequently.

Ford Fusion, Tata Safari and the Scorpio fit the criteria well. The reason why you prefer petrol isn't clear, but I'm guessing it's the driving pleasure. If that's the case, IMHO, it's your misconception. The new era of Turbo / CRDE engines offers as much fun as any other petrol counterpart.

I suggest you test drive these vehicles, negotiate with the dealers and then make a choice.
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Can you really get hold of a second hand Accord for 7 lakhs?? I dont think so.

Sure you can.
I was almost gng to buy a 2nd hand accord. But my work schedule didnt allow me to complete the deal.
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Sure you can.
I was almost gng to buy a 2nd hand accord. But my work schedule didnt allow me to complete the deal.
Is that the Mark I Accord i.e the first Accord model launched in India?
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Hey sorry guys..

I had no access for internet these days, due to technical problem... i have got everything set up now. I thank you guys for the responses.....

Ok now getting to business. I test drived the Ford Fusion 1.6 (Petrol). I feel that it has got power, space and comfort. What do you guys feel about this vehicle?

Is it worth spending a 7L for this car? Please suggest
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