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Old 10th October 2008, 13:13   #76
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had the car for a day.Its def the best buy in its segment right now.One of the rare front wheel drive cars which had prominent oversteer rather than understeer.Revs all the way to 6800 rpm.Will post a video of the revcounter.An absolute hoot to drive.Congratulations.
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had the car for a day.Its def the best buy in its segment right now.One of the rare front wheel drive cars which had prominent oversteer rather than understeer.Revs all the way to 6800 rpm.Will post a video of the revcounter.An absolute hoot to drive.Congratulations.
How come its all the way to 6800rpm?The max is 6000rmp right.
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How come its all the way to 6800rpm?The max is 6000rmp right.
The max is 7000 RPM , Red lines at over 6200
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The max is 7000 RPM , Red lines at over 6200
7000rmp that is on the meter we can see.I mean the real rev limit.Is it 6800?I heard it is 6000rpm.
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Ohh is it so, I'll check the manual.. I dont remember reading something like that before
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Old 10th October 2008, 16:06   #81
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Hey jerish the Max. power (ps(kw)/rpm) is at 101(75.3) / 6500. So i think it should be more than 6500
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Default Need Help with Accessories (1.6Sxi)

Hi All,
Booked my 1.6 Sxi on 10th Oct. Have paid the token amount of 10k now and will pay rest soon once i get the monies from my company. Have asked dealer to add scuff plates & Alloys (neo for 17.5K) to my Fiesta SXi.
Dealer will complimentary do the Anti Rust treatment, Teflon & sun films.

But post reading GTO's piece on accessories where he adviced against Teflon, have second thoughts on teflon and will reconsider getting it done.

In the meantime, thought i would ask u all for advice/info on following:

1) Wrt Alloys:
a) Arent there Ford OEM alloys? My dealer (SC Ford, Malad) said no.
b) is 17.5K ok for Neo Brand alloys (14")? Carwale quotes 16.5 for the same 14" alloys.
c) And also wanted to confirm that adding alloys would not affect the warranty: Std + Extended. (had this doubt since the New City does not permit non OEM stuff i guess)

2) Security system: do i need any? my sales guy adviced against auto cop saying the current system in SXi is sufficient.
3) Sun films: I guess the glass in SXi is tinted. Thus, what is a preferred option for Sun Film? dealer will put Garware NF shield complimentary (Which as per his Accessory list is worth 2500)
I guess NF is actually a sub 1k (referred carwale) film and not sure how worthwhile it is for a Sxi!
I asked him for 3M. but he said it wud be 20k+!
I would ideally like something which is not very dark (almost transparent) and still does a good job of shielding interiors from Sun

After reading thru the sunfilm threads, it seemed as if the Garware Icecool Grand (S+R) & Ice cool shield (Front) were good option and will cost ~6K & ~3K respectievly. Right?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 13th October 2008, 08:30   #83
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1 - there are Ford OEM Alloys, they cost you 17,990 as per their website. I think for 17.5K you could get better deals in other brands. Adding of alloys does not void the warranty

2 - The existing security system is sufficient, But it does not give out any sounds like the other security systems do.

3 - I got 3M for my car from the dealer itself, It costed me 5K
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A good bargain in Blore should get u a set of 5 for around 16k
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congratulations on your new purchase
i am using ford fiesta 1.6 zxi fida edition for the past 10 months and loving everybit of the car
the car has already covered 10800kms and 3rd service is due
the car just loves to be revved and is quite refined till its redline i.e 6800rpm, it is giving constant 11 to 11.5 in bombay traffic with 100% a.c.
hope u have happy moments with your car
please do post pics of the beauty
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1 - there are Ford OEM Alloys, they cost you 17,990 as per their website. I think for 17.5K you could get better deals in other brands. Adding of alloys does not void the warranty

2 - The existing security system is sufficient, But it does not give out any sounds like the other security systems do.

3 - I got 3M for my car from the dealer itself, It costed me 5K
This is what i wrote to Ford india:
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[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Hi,
I have recently booked my 1.6Sxi Petrol.
Have asked dealer to add Alloys. Wanted to confirm:
1) if FORD OEM alloys are available. My dealer says no.
2) Will there be any implication on warranty due to addition of Alloys (brand: Neo) at dealer end?[/SIZE][/FONT]
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..and this is the response i got
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[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff]Thank you for contacting Ford India.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff]We appreciate the time you have taken to write to us. We have noted down the contents of your mail.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000ff]We wish to inform you that we do have Ford Approved alloy wheels ,any non approved fitment would negate the warranty policy.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

###################################


So, this means i should not be fitting the alloys @ dealer ( he was offering NEO) unless it is the same as what is mentioned on the Ford Website under accessories?
and how can i confirm if the fitted alloys are actually Ford approved?
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Hi Libocta, this sucks....if you put proper alloys that match your car I wonder why it should negate the warranty, I wonder how many other car manufacturers have similar restrictions. Heard abut the same issue with the ANHC too.
One other thing, I asked the Ford dealer and the OEM alloys available for 17500 are a different design and are 14'', if you want the Fiesta 1.6S 15'' OEM alloys they are available too and cost approx 24,000. A premium that you end up paying :-(, but then your warranty isn't affected.
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Libocta, this is surprising. I fitted alloys from outside and my dealer assured me warranty was valid. Indeed, I have this in writing.
May be your dealer can help out.
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how can i confirm if the fitted alloys are actually Ford approved?
You can check out the ford's OEM alloys on the website, But i think the way sridharps suggests would be better. The 14" OEM alloys dont look so good
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You can check out the ford's OEM alloys on the website, But i think the way sridharps suggests would be better. The 14" OEM alloys dont look so good
OEM alloys looked really Sad! infact there was only one option.
and my dealer was not willing to give anything in writing.
so could not fit the Neo brand alloys.

what are my options now?
can i get a range of OEM alloys to choose from which wont affect the warranty?
or shud i go ahead with the Neo (or some other brand) alloys?
my only concern for this is the CAr's warranty.
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