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Old 17th November 2008, 00:26   #16
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Guys,

NEVER take the word of the sales managers about extended warranty. Kindly ask for extended warranty booklet. Read its terms and conditions.

For example, Maruti's extended warranty does NOT allow modification/purchase after 1 month of car. Which most dealers are unaware - the actual booklet would have real details.

And honestly, spending 50k on ICE and scrimping on extended warranty - interesting.

PS: I chose 4th year warranty, and 2900km down, but no ICE. Takes all kinds in this world!
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Old 17th November 2008, 00:27   #17
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Congrats buddy! let us know how your ride is. Would appreciate some pics of the car. and let us know the T&C of the extended warranty.
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...I suppose, I'd be the first to own one in Bangalore Roads...
You sure are! And a big congrats on that and best wishes for a long and wonderful relationship with your ride. May (s)he give you miles and miles (or is that KM's) of happy motoring!


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... They're getting it registered with a number of my choice and will have it sparkling squeaky clean by 6 ish when I head there to collect it...
Number of you choice? Good one. If a fancy one, would save you atleast 5k in Bangalore.

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...Rear spoilers - with some fancy brake lights it seems... the spoiler (5K)...
It is a personal preferance, but, do you really need this? 5k can be used for your ice or tyre, but this is just my personal opinion.

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...(Have owned a 1.8D Ikon for 5 years and a new Fiesta EXi into the family 10 days back, I am a true ford loyal customer)...
1.8D is a dream of a vehicle. Seems like you are one standalone Ford showroom. Great.

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...The sales men were extremely supportive and helpful, hope this is the beginning of a new chapter...
It sure will be; just a another kid in the family.

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...And ofcourse pics too..
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...Please post some pics of the car whenever time permits and good choice of color
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...Put some pictures once u got her..
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... Would appreciate some pics of the car...
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...Trust me, I ain't gonna be miser with the pictures... Flickr: Me, who?'s Photostream should be proof enough ;-)...
Would appreciate if you can put some over here, RW.

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...As the saying goes "once a Ford, always a Ford"...
Seems like this statement is getting around a lot. Let just have it as "Once a ___*___ always a ___*___" (Where * = Ford / Scorpio / Safari / Maruti / GM. NOTE: Replace * with ONLY VEHICLE brand names!!!)

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...I'll need all your help with the ICE setup and if it is a good combination also if the price seems right...
You know which forum to head to and what will happen if you do; do it at your own risk! LOL!

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...I'll have to make do with a smaller configuration which upgradable later...
Hope you kicked out the spoiler also!

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...I haven't opted for the extended warranty for now. I am told by the friendly Sales Manager that I could opt for that at a later date if required and not to go for everything right away...seems like a trustworthy person and I took his word at face value...
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...NEVER take the word of the sales managers about extended warranty. Kindly ask for extended warranty booklet. Read its terms and conditions...
+1 on this! The SM will be a friendly person, but then, he will not be on your side when it matters. Please go for extended warranty. It will be small change compared to the peace of mind it offers.
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Old 17th November 2008, 08:25   #19
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congratulations !! hoping to see a deatiled report on buying experience and ownership.
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Congrats buddy, waiting for some Pics of the TDCI
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Old 17th November 2008, 09:28   #21
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@roadwarrior: Congrats for your new dream ride!!!!
You can probably think of starting an ownership review for Ford Ikon TDCi. You are the first owner amongst us.

Don't forget to post some nice pictures.
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Roadwarrior,

Congrats for making a great choice!. Wish you good luck, hope the delivery process is hasslefree.

Enjoy your modern machine!
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Great choice roadwarrior. I am sure many of us T-BHPians would be glued to this thread to learn about the ownership experience and the "friendly" ford A.S.S . Sure expect a few more of these machines on this forum with the sweet pricing deal on this.
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Congrats Buddy!
To me it seems the package deal is on the expensive side so do research for individual rates outside as suggested by few members already. Enjoy and post the pics asap!
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Congrats for the first Ford Ikon diesel on team bhp.
All the best.
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Old 19th November 2008, 19:39   #26
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tomorrow was yesterday undyyyy!
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Old 19th November 2008, 20:00   #27
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tomorrow was yesterday undyyyy!
You stole my words phamilyman, thats exactly what I was gonna ask!!
Infact going by the first post, Ikon should be ready by now, ICE, seat covers, rear spoiler et all. So now I guess, roadwarrior is busy clicking pictures!! Maybe we'll get to see her in a day or two.

My heartiest congratulations to you for your first car!!cheers:
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Any updates? You've taken delivery of the car, now put in some pics and your initial reports.
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Lads,

My sincere apologies for the delay in responding.

I am sure most of you would understand the adrenaline rush in owning a new set of wheels (and the rest of the car too...)

Well, to begin with, a quick update, I took her for a 1K run to my hometown and back and it was brilliant! As hard as it was to keep it within the 2000RPM mark, twice I took her up to 3K RPM and the machine responds great.

Had my first flat too (this is what happens with a tyre and tube combo) due to some severely pathetic road condition. Have a deep cut and i decided to change the tube (what the heck)

A detailed report out is on the way. Owing to some organizational dynamics and work schedule, i was unable to sit and pen down my travelogue.

Got most of the car work done (extended warranty taken too) except for the full fledged ICE setup.
I might go for the front component / sub / amp setup soon.

I got a PM from Condor. I am told that he is quite an expert. If anyone has his coordinates, I'd truly appreciate if anyone could PM me with it.

Got some pic taken (both interiors & exteriors). I've misplaced my data cable to download the pics from my DSLR to my comp. I'll have that out for all you folk soon.

Currently I've clocked 1300 kms with more to come.

Until next time, may the force be with you.
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Condor stays on Banerghatta Road. A nice chap, meet up with him if nearby.

Between, we're all waiting for the pics.
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