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Old 25th February 2009, 23:15   #61
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Finally got to drive the Vista last weekend. The car is simply superb. The quality is miles ahead of the previous Indica. No rattles in the cabin and the engine is not as louder as my Palio 1.9 D. The interior feel is good though i felt the dashboard material is prone to getting dirty very fast. The power is amazing. There is loads and loads of space inside.

A few things i didn't like.
Center console needs some getting used to.
Trunk is very tiny even for a hatchback.
The blue lighting for the clock, odometer, trip meter and stereo is hardly readable in daylight. The protective plastic cover is still present. That could be a reason.
The volume on the stereo is very low. I had to set it to above half mark. The speaker quality is worse.
The AC is not chilling. May be this is an issue that can be fixed during the service.
The paint quality is not yet there. I could see the marks of black paint flow down the roof behind the rear hatch door.
The mileage after 1200 KMS is 13+ KMPL.
They could have thrown in airbags/ABS, remote for that price.
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Old 26th February 2009, 11:30   #62
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Congratulations for your ride

Originally Posted by satish_appasani View Post
The paint quality is not yet there. I could see the marks of black paint flow down the roof behind the rear hatch door
May be it is due to some touch-up job done at dealership for scratches during transit ?
I hope you did a pre delivery inspection or selected it yourself from yard ascertaining that there as no major issue.
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Originally Posted by satish_appasani View Post
My Father-in-law is buying a new car. Initially he was interested in the new Icon Dsl, but i managed him to have a look at Indica Vista. After seeing Vista Anniversary edition, he has set both his heart and mind on the Vista.

But people are suggesting Ford Icon. I am in double minds now. I know the main advantage Icon has over Vista is the trunk. The new face looks Yuk The headlights resemble the one on Fird Escort.

Apart from trunk, which is a better car mechanically? Power delivery, mileage, ride, handling etc. Please provide suggestions.
Well VISTA has new & fresh looks & IKON though came with a new front but still looks dated & old & (This is what i beleive no offence to any ford owner or lover )needs to be worked upon all over , if the car is being planned for long trips or with large baage than i think IKON box will come handy but dont go just coz you will got a extra place to put your luggage
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I own a Vista for a month now. Before buying Vista I drove Ikon a lot which was owned by friend. At that time I was happy with IKon.

But after one month of Vista driving, yesterday I got a chance to drive Ford Ikon for whole day. I can tell you how uncomfortable it was after getting habit of high seating in Vista. And I got more reasons to cheer my Vista purchase.

I was on Konkan trip in Ikon yesterday which is west coast hilly area. I could rate Vista in all aspects including ergonomics, handling, suspension.

I would suggest Vista for you. Only advantage Ikon has is its boot and sedan class.
Otherwise Vista rules everywhere.
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