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Old 27th October 2014, 21:28   #31
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Guys, can anyone kindly confirm or advise on the current discount on the Fiesta. The following website says 1 Lakhs. Sounds too good to be true to me.

http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.p...=list&Itemid=9
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That's a straight from the heart review. Congrats on your new purchase and being an ardent & a loyal Ford fan right from the beginning. The new Fiesta is indeed a good driver's car and for the enthusiast in you. Though I think a manual transmission car is more involving to drive than an auto one, (I have never driven an automatic transmission car) I can't help asking this - Did you consider the DCT version of this car while buying? Maybe I missed it somewhere in the pictures and narration.

Apart from that here's wishing you many thousand kilometers of satisfying ownership!
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Guys, can anyone kindly confirm or advise on the current discount on the Fiesta. The following website says 1 Lakhs. Sounds too good to be true to me.

http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.p...=list&Itemid=9
Looking carefully it seems that though they mention Oct 14, the numbers are for last year. Its confusing since all the other numbers appear to be for Oct 14.
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Brilliant review! Beautiful machine and an equally well crafted report too. If I were to own this car, I would straight away go for a re-map and quit complaining on power.

Congrats and hope you gonna load the report with more and more photos!! Wish you miles of smiles.
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I usually give names for my cars and friends had some suggestions, the fast little D-Bhpian liked to call it Billa, but I liked the name Aston Vellaichamy suggested by a friendly BHPian kiku007
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Great review, the car looks fantastic!
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That's one awesome review anachronix (this might be the first time I call u by this name) 😜
Having been there with you on all your buying experiences and the different suggestions we gave you like "don't be this loyal to Ford", "check some other brand"; you proved us you are one solid man who wants only to be behind the best wheels.. Kudos!!
Enjoy your drive my brother from another mother!!
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I am really glad all of you liked the review and thanks for the 5-Star :P, that's an extra motivation for me to keep this thread alive


Lol, I think the EcoBoost should be coming soon as I heard from the dealer. No official news though! But when, would be the million buck question! If the hatch was here, I would have definitely preferred the hatch over the sedan.

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...Too bad Ford isn't giving it the EcoBoost here. The only other objection is the side profile. The rear is really bulky and Ford should have lowered the window line a bit on the sedan. The hatchback looks much better...
The Fiesta looks mighty gorgeous in the Paprika Red shade, even I am envying PorscheFire's Fiesta and waiting to see more pics of his car.

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...What a fantastic machine it is, and I absolutely envy you for owning it (I envy PorscheFire more for that majestic Paprika Red shade, but that's another story )...
Its been business-as-usual for the Fiesta. There is an issue with the sump guard coming off due to the plastic clips when driven fast over knee deep water. I have put a permanent fix by replacing the plastic clips with metal bolts. I will get the pictures out when I have time, that fix should be something all Fiesta owners should try to get it done until Ford fixes it!

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How has it handled the monsoon's ? How are the service costs for the new fiesta.
I hope he also mentioned about the drive along the Kochi airport road

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I've been hearing DBHPian deetjohn raving about the fiesta for a while now, so much so that now I'm really keen on taking one for a spin myself.
The XM2 is definitely for those who prefer comfort over handling. The XM2s do not like cornering and aggressive braking. They seem to squeal like a strangled pig! The NCT5 offers excellent feedback on the steering and that's about it, it will slowly start losing grip and become hard making the ride very hard. Swap for something better soon!

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How do you compare NCT5's with XM2's in regards to cornering, know the Michelins are superior in every other way.
Please start your thread soon and with loads of pictures of the beauty in Paprika red!

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You've inspired me to start work on my ownership review and hopefully it should be out soon! Enjoy the drive mate and may our tribe increase!!!
Yes, low dynamics of a sedan was the preference and I didnt like the steering calibration in the EcoSport!

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I would also like to know whether "ecosport" was in your option list (vaguely) or were you spoiled by the low dynamics of a sedan
Haha, I hope Ford brings cars from segments higher than the Fiesta soon. Not many choices and see I am buying all generations of the Fiesta now. And the marketing as you said is pathetic, except for the daily updates on Twitter and Facebook!

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Super review anachronix

You sure have been through a lot of cars and big petrol bills , but I'm sure it was all worth it. If you think about it, you have actually owned all Fiesta's barring the Jazz !
  • Ikon - Fiesta MK5
  • Fiesta (now classic) - Think this body style was unique to India, but a Fiesta nevertheless
  • Figo - Fiesta MK6
  • Fiesta 2014 - Current gen globally

This is the true dark horse in the segment. Pity Ford isn't marketing this car much, except on their twitter account and even production is very limited...
1. I sold the NCT5 when they were 140km old for 2500 per tire.

2. The stock headlamps are quite good, the NB+ bulbs are costing close to 5,000 bucks for H1 & H7. Definitely not worth it! The stock headlamps makes sense, if you still need more light then HIDs would be a better choice.

3. The Extended warranty was not available when I took delivery, planning to buy it only when I take the car for 2nd service. I will keep you posted on the rates, I am not aware of them yet.

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1. For how much did the tyre dealer bought the stock tyres in exchange of XM2 and which dealer was it? If you had opted for performance tyres, which spec and manufacturer would you have gone for?

2. How is the stock headlamp? Or it must be replaced with Night breaker or some thing like that?

3. Any information about the extended warranty? How much does it cost?
I did a TD of the 1.5L Petrol when I had my 1.6S Fiesta, the 1.5L doesnt excite you in any way. The EcoBoost is good though! But we wanted a diesel car as our daily usage has increased quite a bit, in 4 months the Fiesta has already crossed 8500KMs.

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If the 2014 Fiesta was available in the 1.5 Petrol or 1.0 EcoBoost variants, would you have gone for that?
Ha ha! Thats a dream I have started to chase :P

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And, what's that in store for 2015, a BMW
+100000000000!!!!! Wake up Ford!

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IF someone at Ford is reading this, please note that there ARE people who would have bought the Focus or the Mondeo IF launched in India at a sensible price.

There's just no place for a Fiesta Owner to upgrade within Ford. Just buy different versions of the same Nameplate. Duh.
Lol, thats about 55KMs a day! Sure, we will catch up while you are in Chennai. A mini Fiesta meet would be a nice thing!

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Perambur to Taramani.. daily my oh my, your office commute in 5 years may take you around the globe via total miles clocked calculation .

your review puts a proud grin on Ford fan boys'(including me)face and for those want to know more about Ford, 4 cars of different capabilities owned and explained.

Thanks for such a nice write up, wish i meet you in one of my Chennai trips in a black fiesta soon
Sure thing dude! The 2014 Fiesta is very very rare to see and if you see one in white with TBHP stickers, you can be sure to stop me and say a Hi :P

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I drive from Medavakkam to santhome, so hopefully i get hold of you some day to hear more about your love for ford.
The 2014 Fiesta is available only with the TDCi MT unit. The Fiesta with the DCT might be coming soon!

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Though I think a manual transmission car is more involving to drive than an auto one, (I have never driven an automatic transmission car) I can't help asking this - Did you consider the DCT version of this car while buying? Maybe I missed it somewhere in the pictures and narration.
A re-map or a tuning box will definitely come, but only after 20K KMs. I want to get used to the car in its stock form, that's when I will be able to appreciate any improvements from performance mods done on the car.

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Brilliant review! Beautiful machine and an equally well crafted report too. If I were to own this car, I would straight away go for a re-map and quit complaining on power.
Thanks brother, so we finally agree :P

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Having been there with you on all your buying experiences and the different suggestions we gave you like "don't be this loyal to Ford", "check some other brand"; you proved us you are one solid man who wants only to be behind the best wheels.. Kudos!!

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That's indeed a very detailed review... FORD must definitely take you on all their board discussions just for that love u have for the brand
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That's indeed a very detailed review... FORD must definitely take you on all their board discussions just for that love u have for the brand
Ha ha... There are so many fans for ford who don't own a Ford. Such is the level of involving feel it gives.

Having worked there for 3+ years I was fortunate enough to test drive a few and they do take our comments seriously.

The state of art engine manufacturing facility and vehicle test facility helps them to deliver good cars. So pick one and feel it
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What an excellent review from a true Ford fan! I have been drooling in getting myself a Ford ever since the first day when I laid my hands on the erstwhile Ikon. God knows why Ford discontinued the car. Some years later, found myself TD'ing the Figo Titanium TDCi. The sedan like car feel, the brilliant handling at high speeds, the balanced ride and matured suspension really amazed me. What deterred us from going for it was the low GC given that we had to drive across innumerous speed breakers daily. We already had a Zen in our family which had a low GC too. Hence did not want to purchase another car with a low GC. But I believe sometime down the line my heart will speak above my mind and I may be purchasing a Ford in the future.
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Dear Anachronix, Congratulations on your new Aston Vellaichamy and it looks fantastic in White. You have written a great review of the car and I enjoyed reading every bit of it. I owned a Fiesta Sxi 1.6 for 4 years and what a great car. While I currently own a Thar, my love for the Fiesta always remain. Once again, a great review, wonderful photographs and I liked it. Enjoy a long ownership with her.

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Wonderful, wonderful review anachronix, I was glued from beginning to end. The Fiesta is a great car, but Ford killed off kuch chance of its success with that initial pricing. Honda did much the same with the Jazz. The Fiesta is truly value for money now, but most don't look beyond the City, Verna, Vento and now the Ciaz in that segment, which is a shame since Ford has fixed s lot of what was wrong with the Fiesta, including the pricing and those wonky looks.

I completely get where you're coming from when you say the engine gives up long before the chassis ever would. When I was considering the Fiesta petrol some years back, the first thing that struck me was how disappointing the engine was compared to the 1.6 gem in the previous generation Fiesta. The second was the realization that the chassis was begging for more power.

Loved reading through and I sadly can't thank you right now (I'm on the app), but I will do so in a heartbeat later. Enjoy your Fiesta to the fullest, your passion for it shone through clearly.

P.S: you should have taken the red one, it looks jaw droppingly gorgeous!
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Brilliant review anachronix and congratulations on your new ride. Wishing you thousands of happy and safe miles on this car.

I completely agree with you on the handling of the Fords. They are simply very very good. I was in the market for a hatch last year and had the Figo slightly lower on my bucket list. TD'ed it last among my options and was blown away by the handling. Yes the engine options they have been providing on the Figo could be a little modern and better. Sigh!
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Can someone tell me if there is a center armrest in the new 2014 fiesta? Is it being offered as an accessory or is only an aftermarket?
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Man, you surely love your drive. Congrats on owning this wonderful machine.

The review, the first of the '14 fiesta on the Forum, should rate right there, at the top.

Truly Five star stuff. Congratulations, and pls keep the thread alive and updated.
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