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Old 28th August 2007, 10:41   #1
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Thumbs up New car owner report - Ford Fiesta EXI Petrol

Got delivery of the new fiesta last fri. Have been driving quite a lot throughout the weekend and enjoying every bit of it. I have been driving a Santro since 2003, which is a very good car no doubt, but obviously the driving feel of the fiesta is much better (double the price so obvious!!). Frankly speaking, my wife & myself do not feel like getting out of the car and just want to drive on and on.

Pros:
- great driving exp.
- good road handling
(haven't tried very high speed on h'way though as new car)
- good looking

Cons:
- At low gear with A/C on, the pickup is not that good
- some basic features which cannot be added later (like rear de-fogger, rear seat head-rests) should have been provided in EXI too
- rear seat space is not that much considering it's a sedan

Overall happy with the car so far. Yet to find out about fuel efficiency (which is supposed to be it's USP I am told), road handling at high speeds on h'way and post sales service of the dealer (which generally for Ford is supposed to be bad).
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Old 28th August 2007, 14:09   #2
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Nice short and concise review there. 1.4 or 1.6. Actually, your pickup problem hints toward a 1.4.

I dont think the Fiesta 1.4 petrol is the FE leader....but enjoy the handling. Its a hoot to drive!
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Congrats on your car. Which colour did you go for?
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Great car to drive and good on handling. Congrats.
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Yet to find out about fuel efficiency (which is supposed to be it's USP I am told),
Just a small reminder so that you wont be disappointed later. 1.4 returns 10 to 11 Kms in the city driving with AC
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It's a 1.4 version. Sorry for missing that out.

It's the platinum color
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Congrats on a nice buy. Short 'n sweet review. What additional fittings have you got/plan to get ?
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Congrats! Fiesta is a really nice car for the price.
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Congrats and welcome to the Fiesta club. I own a EXI myself (Jan 06 model)and the FE is close to 12 in city with AC. Highways it returns close to 16-18 (express way) provided you are in the economy band and AC is off. It’s a great car to drive and hope you enjoy your ownership experience.
BTW rear head rests can be added at the dealers end if you are ready to shell out some $$$.
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Congrats & welcome to growing & satisfied Fiesta club.

Got a Jan 2007 EXI (Red). Like Racing said, FE will be around the 12 mark once the oil change is done after 6 months.
You will be tempted to push the baby
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How much did it cost? Any discounts or freebies etc.?
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I am planning to buy 1.6 SXi. Did you get any discounts/freebies... if so what? That could help me bargain. Right now the dealer (apart from the 2 year standard extended warranty, is willing to provide around 10-15000 worth accessories.
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Default Ford Fiesta 1.4Exi

hi guys,
bought a red Fiesta 1.4P Exi March 08, clocked about 3500kms. Gives me 11km with A/c in the city and gave me 14 (well 13.88!)kmpl on the highway. But the driving experience, comfort, handling are superb. I love the looks too..
Hope the service will be good
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hi guys,
bought a red Fiesta 1.4P Exi March 08, clocked about 3500kms. Gives me 11km with A/c in the city and gave me 14 (well 13.88!)kmpl on the highway. But the driving experience, comfort, handling are superb. I love the looks too..
Hope the service will be good
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congrates for the new ride, but why havnt you started a new thread ????


dont you want to continue or updation ???
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@ Car123 : Nice & Short Review. How much did it cost you on road? Plz post some pics!
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Congrats on the new buy and do post the pics

With the new Fiesta lurking around, I guess the current model (Which according to me looks not that bad) will be available with discounts/freebies in the coming months. Plus given the FE, I guess its a good city+highway driving car
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