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Old 13th May 2008, 09:41   #61
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i would suggest all those intersted in buying a Ford Fiesta first go through this thread -> Ford Fiesta 1.4D ZXi Ownership Woes


I have faced all sorts of promblems in my car . From the suspension needing replacement within the few thousand kilometers to Diesel leaking from the engine .

i have had the car for almost 2 years now and the problems do not seem to ever end ....

And Ford does not even care about all the trouble a customer has to go through becasue of their substandard , low quality product .

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i would suggest all those intersted in buying a Ford Fiesta first go through this thread -> Ford Fiesta 1.4D ZXi Ownership Woes


I have faced all sorts of promblems in my car . From the suspension needing replacement within the few thousand kilometers to Diesel leaking from the engine .

i have had the car for almost 2 years now and the problems do not seem to ever end ....

And Ford does not even care about all the trouble a customer has to go through becasue of their substandard , low quality product .
read your post.
It's a very annoying for owning a car like this.
But i never heard this much problem from other Fiesta users.
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Verna man Verna. I can compromise on the turbo lag. But that can be fixed too.

Install a green filter along with pete's it will kick off your verna at lower end.

Ofcourse rubber needs to be atleast 205 for petes installed in verna.

Fiesta have advantage of good mileage and good handling if compared to Verna.

Not much of a difference in the mileage part. Rest Verna is ahead of everything if compared to fiesta.

Driving Verna in the cities just install petes and enjoy the ride.
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Verna man Verna. I can compromise on the turbo lag. But that can be fixed too.

Install a green filter along with pete's it will kick off your verna at lower end.

Ofcourse rubber needs to be atleast 205 for petes installed in verna.

Fiesta have advantage of good mileage and good handling if compared to Verna.

Not much of a difference in the mileage part. Rest Verna is ahead of everything if compared to fiesta.

Driving Verna in the cities just install petes and enjoy the ride.
Yes Verna is oK in Highway
But city like chennai,I had more than 1 Hr drive in city lastweek in my brother's car.But i had never reach 2000RPM.So the power/Torque of verna is not useful while in city.
there is a play in steering wheel.it's very annoying and in uneven roads the steering wheel rotates left and right itself.
Driving verna is painful in city IMO and clutch too little hard to use as
same as Gear shift.i ask brother to check in the next service.

I had TD of Fiesta.In City,it was very easy to drive and Steering is very easy.no idea about Highway driving.
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i own a verna SX with ABS, and i personally feel its a more cosseting car than a fiesta. More creature comforts, good power, good mileage and decent build quality. Presently get an effortless 14kmpl in a city like bangalore. Ride quality transcends its class and is par excellence. Lots of thoughtful features like climate control, keyless entry, door open warning, BOOT open warning outside temp. gauge, distance to empty readout and the cabin in general is a far better place to be. Hyundai service is also very reputed, atleast advaith so far is doing a good job.
Flipside being a notchy gearshift, and shifting to reverse is quite an irritant, clutch is a BIT stiff, and for the audiophiles the stereo is abysmal. A tacky kenwood stereo sounds like your corner tea shop radio.
All in all a brilliant VFM package. Just my 2 cents.
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Yes Verna is oK in Highway
But city like chennai,I had more than 1 Hr drive in city lastweek in my brother's car.But i had never reach 2000RPM.So the power/Torque of verna is not useful while in city.
there is a play in steering wheel.it's very annoying and in uneven roads the steering wheel rotates left and right itself.
Driving verna is painful in city IMO and clutch too little hard to use as
same as Gear shift.i ask brother to check in the next service.

I had TD of Fiesta.In City,it was very easy to drive and Steering is very easy.no idea about Highway driving.
I know about turbo lag in verna. Thats why i said Petes box plocked in Verna will vanish off the turbo lag.
30k for petes is worth to ploncked in verna.

Petefied Verna Means:
City = Turbo Lag will finish
Highways = Oh man!! It is an insane mad car to drive.
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But i had never reach 2000RPM.So the power/Torque of verna is not useful while in city.
In a way probably thats good otherwise you would have found the nose embedded in the car in front of you!
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Maybe you should drop both and look at Dezire!!!
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Maybe you should drop both and look at Dezire!!!
Thanx Unni.hmmmmm
This Thread is to take decision between these two cars only.
already i have confused and compared all diesel cars in indian market and finally ended up with these two cars.
Please give some suggestions and your views about these two cars.
This will help me on deciding a Good car for me
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if its mainly city with once in a month highway- take the fiesta. make sure the after sales is acceptable.

the verna is not that bad in the city. let it idle in the right gear and you can keep up with traffic effortlessly.

turbo lag is a problem only for people who dont know how to use the gears.
if it was me- I'd pick the verna anyway. I have!
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why not a fiesta sxi with abs and driver side airbag?
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why not a fiesta sxi with abs and driver side airbag?
the problem with Sxi is its audio system.
it even not supporting Mp3.
Meanwhile i heard the news of Fiesta 1.6 Diesel launched soon from a reliable source.
so planned to wait for some more months
the waiting continues..
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Fiesta have advantage of good mileage and good handling if compared to Verna.
Not much of a difference in the mileage part. Rest Verna is ahead of everything if compared to fiesta.
Aren't you contradicting yourself here, Gangsta ?

While I have not used either of these cars, I am sure the Fiesta would have a considerable advantage in FE over the Verna, given the state of tune the respective engines are in, the significant difference in power etc.
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Aren't you contradicting yourself here, Gangsta ?

While I have not used either of these cars, I am sure the Fiesta would have a considerable advantage in FE over the Verna, given the state of tune the respective engines are in, the significant difference in power etc.
I forgot to add one more line to it (if one is enthusiast then around 3 kmpl difference on a diesel is not much of a difference as Verna wont be hurting the pocket on the mileage part much after looking at the diesel prices )
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Hi Verna is pwrful i do accept.. But what r u gonna do with City drive? Its useless and For Longdrive may be a difference of 3 Sec for 0 to 100 Kmph.. Will it make sense?

Jus have a look at both cars quality and finish.. U Fall to Fiesta..
More refined engine ,,,

More important... More accidents in verna because of its over power... Crashes Frequently u can chkout our accident pic in our forum
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