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Old 22nd March 2008, 14:12   #1
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Default Fiesta 1.6ZXI Petrol - first 850kms report

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First thanks a lot to everyone who advsied me on Fiesta. I finally got one on 19th in Pondicherry, and so the drive started immediately to Chennai (gud 135kms on ECR). The beast simply doesn't accept to go at normal speeds. The acceleration, driving position, and oozes lots of confidence on highway. Next day we started to Tiruvannamalai - again Chennai - Trichy highway, so breaching 100kmph had gone unnoticeable many a times...race ensued with a swift...poor chap could only wonder:-) The downshifts required for overtaking are very minimal...the max so far touched was 160kmph. The mechanic didnot mention any speed limit - Am Happy!

Mileage seems to be >13kmpl with most higway drive with AC. Guess it will improve after few services.

No accessories yet fitted. First few shots attached.
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The car looks nice. Even if the mechanic didnt advice any speed limit go gentle on car till first service.

If seems you bought a time machine & you have already reached 2025
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Contrats on your new car.. So , went for a Girivalam in Tiruvannamalai gopal?
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Hi gopal.putrevu

Congratulation on the car! I'd recommend you get rid of all that protective plastic on seats ASAP, does not look nice and is also not good for skin. Get some seat covers.

Enjoy in good health, my BIL also has a Fiesta it is quite decent.
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Hi,

First thanks a lot to everyone who advsied me on Fiesta... so breaching 100kmph had gone unnoticeable many a times...race ensued with a swift...poor chap could only wonder:-) The downshifts required for overtaking are very minimal...the max so far touched was 160kmph. The mechanic didnot mention any speed limit - Am Happy!

Mileage seems to be >13kmpl with most higway drive with AC. Guess it will improve after few services.

No accessories yet fitted. First few shots attached.
Hey great car man.. congrats. Me going for one too in a month's time.

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The car looks nice. Even if the mechanic didnt advice any speed limit go gentle on car till first service.

If seems you bought a time machine & you have already reached 2025
hehehe.. I was about to mention that . He has a car that belongs to the future!! LOL

Seriously, keep the pace down for the first 1-1.5K kms. It will always do good to an engine. I know it's hard to keep it down but still try and do it if you can

PS: dont take on swifts, poor little cars they are!!
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Nice buy . What was the OTR in Pondy?
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OTR in pondy was 6.6 Lacs.
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Hey dude, congrats :-)
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OTR in pondy was 6.6 Lacs.
Any reason why you chose to get it from Pondy? Are you getting it registered in chennai or pondy? I guess the chennai OTR should also come somewhere close to 6.6L.
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Welcome to the 1.6 club, dude! The car looks real good.
A sincere piece of advice: don't rip her past 2500 rpm on the tacho till you cross 2000 kms on the odo---it will do the engine good. It looks like you revved her past 5000 rpm.
Please read postings on this forum on how to run in your new car.
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no, otr in chennai is 7.1. Pondicherry registration.
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Congrats pal.

I am sure there would be a running-in time. Do refer the owner's manual.
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no, otr in chennai is 7.1. Pondicherry registration.
oh ! so there is still a difference in price between pondy and chennai ? i thought that was taken care of by way of some entry tax or some thing for PY reg vehicles in TN ?
anyways - that was a smart move and u saved 50k - SO wats the plan to spend that 50k ? !

btw - are those alloys or steel rims ? doesnt the ZXI come with alloys ?
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btw - are those alloys or steel rims ? doesnt the ZXI come with alloys ?
the new zxi does not come with alloys, fog lamps or even the side door protection moulding
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Congrats on the Fiesta 1.6...it is a blast to drive. Please do check out our article on running in (Team-BHP Advice section) too!
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