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Old 21st January 2005, 10:37   #31
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the ikons time is a bit too slow
its way faster im sure
and the brakes are quite good ...
should be 3 - 4 secs less
Well, cars do feel faster than they really are, that's the reason why i never believe what i see on the speedo. Anyway, this is what OD had to say about the Ikon.

Overdrive - ""Another car with sporty pretensions falls by the wayside with brakes being the worst culprits. Even though the wheels are shod with decent sized rubber, they lock up at the slightest hint of extra pressure.

Speedometer over-read and the roar of the exhaust made me feel much faster than I actually was; 100kmph only came up in about 14secs. The distance the car took to stop was longer than that taken by all the other cars apart from the Maruti Esteem. In terms of stopping time too, the Ikon is better than only the Hyundai Accent and the Maruti Esteem.""

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Old 21st January 2005, 15:26   #32
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On 2nd thought, there was one instance where all three cars were performance tested on the same day, under the same conditions.

It was during the Overdrive 0-100-0 test.

Here's how they fared.

Ford Ikon (175/70 R13)
0-60 - 5.68
0-100 - 14.15
0-100-0 - 18.70
Overall standing - 15th

Maruti Baleno (running 185/60 R13 - on that day)
0-60 - 5.02
0-100 - 12.77
0-100-0 - 16.68
Overall Standing - 7th

City Vtec (175/65 R14)
0-60 - 4.41
0-100 - 10.12
0-100-0 - 14.54
Overall Standing - 3rd

Here's the complete test review - Overdrive - 0-100-0 - Ultimate 17 Car Test.

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how abt the same timings with the newer nxt range of ikons that have 14 inchers ??
u have the time ?? would be interesting !!
and 0-100 in 14 secs !! *** - the driver was asleep or wot in the ikon ? or was it a 1.3??
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Old 21st January 2005, 15:36   #33
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how abt the same timings with the newer nxt range of ikons that have 14 inchers ??
yup. But just the 0-100

Ford Ikon - 175/65 R14
0-100 - 13.7 secs

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FORD IKON SXi
Engine type : 4-cyl in-line SOHC
Displacement : 1597cc
Max power : 91bhp@5500rpm
Max torque : 130Nm@2500rpm
Power to weight : 94bhp/ton
Brakes (F/R) : 240mmDisc/180mmDrum
Tyres : 175/70 R14
Wheels : Alloy
Kerb weight : 968 kg
I don't think that was a 1.3 Ikon.

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Old 21st January 2005, 15:41   #34
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Ask our very own GTO, when he tested the Ikon with his G-tech pro, it turned out times of around 13.5-13.7 secs. Well you can't say the driver isn't good coz, this same guy managed 8.93 for the Vtec.

Tell you what, next meet take GTOs testing gear, put it on your car and test it. Your car has free flow n stuff right? So you must expect 10-11 secs. See how fast your car really is.

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Old 21st January 2005, 15:50   #35
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Yup, I tested for a 13.7 on a stock Ikon 1.6. Well tuned and with decently worn standard rubber.

I can get the Gtech at the next meet. Even the Vtec feels better now (at 15000 kms compared to before). Hell knows, we can probably manage a better time.

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yeah but if i remember
they said that the accent they tested seemed slower then before ...
and the accent was just a bit faster then the ikon
so either the accent is faster then the ikon or you guys didnt drive the ikon properly
im sure the ikon is faster
very very sure
GTO give it another go will you
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GTO give it another go will you
Nah, it would be fair if you "Ikon owners" tried it yorselves. Lol

That way, we "vtec owners" won't get blamed for bad driving. hehe.

The g-tech pro gives you 0-60mph (96kmph), so the Vtec should take around say 8.93 + 0.3 = 9.2 secs to hit 100kmph.

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okay
then can i borroe a G-TECH from someone...
may take some time until i can convince my parents for one
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Why are ACI figures so much different from OD's figures?
these are some ACI figures i remember...
0-100
Ikon 1.6 11.96 sec
City 1.5 10.68 sec
City Vtec 10.01
Baleno 11-12 sec

0-160
Ikon 1.6,city 1.5 and Baleno all take around 40 sec
City Vtec takes arnd 33.xx sec
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