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Old 9th December 2008, 20:19   #16
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Wow. 75k is a nice discount on the Fiesta 1.6. Superb car at a lovely price. You got a great deal man. Enjoy and congrats on the car. Please do post the snaps once you get the car. Detailed snaps of exteriors, interiors etc !!
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Old 9th December 2008, 21:53   #17
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would i be eligible for the recent cut in prices by the govt. along with the present offer discount.
if ford giving it for any other models??
I'm told told that Ford haven't made their mind on weather or not to pass the tax benefit
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Old 9th December 2008, 23:05   #18
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the current standard footwear of fiesta is 175/65 R14.
i wanted to get alloys for it so had few questions!!
1) isn't 185/65 R14 a right upgrade(planning for that only later)??
2)would the same alloy fit both the above sizes?
3)i have been told 4k/HR alloys??is that reasonable!!
4)whats the cost of 185/65 R14 michellin XM1+ tyres??

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is it possible to get just the front door speakers from ford??
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Old 10th December 2008, 19:18   #19
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guess what,im getting the 4% price cut.seems ford just decided on that at this moment and so my delivery is postponed from this thursday to next week!!but the wait is worth cause now i can plan on mods with the saved money!!
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Old 10th December 2008, 19:29   #20
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Great deal and with 4% cut i think that would mean another 15-20k.
In case you are putting alloys, then it would make sense to go for 15" or even 16"
else you could just run with the existing set up and then upgrade after a few years

195/55/15 could be a good upgrade
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Great deal and with 4% cut i think that would mean another 15-20k.
In case you are putting alloys, then it would make sense to go for 15" or even 16"
else you could just run with the existing set up and then upgrade after a few years

195/55/15 could be a good upgrade
ya alloys,are on top priorty here.i liked 15" but i fear that FE will go down.any idea about how much anyone??!!
and btw,how much would the rear spoiler cost for the fiesta?
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im not sure whether , per se, 15" will contribute to drop in mileage. logically if your overall wheel diameter is going up you would do more distance for the same rotation. so mileage should go up !

but wider tyres - yes - they would lead to a drop. i think when i moved up from 175 to 195 - there was may 10% drop in mileage

i fitted rear spoiler in my OHC for around 2k. i think at similar prices u shud be able to get outside the showroom
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so what about other would be fiesta owners like me!!whats the latest news!
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One of friends is getting one and he was told today that there will be no more discounts than previously announced - the tax it seems is not being passed to the customer by Ford. Can anyone confirm this please? He is taking the delivery of the vehicle on Saturday
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One of friends is getting one and he was told today that there will be no more discounts than previously announced - the tax it seems is not being passed to the customer by Ford. Can anyone confirm this please? He is taking the delivery of the vehicle on Saturday
i should have been getting my car today but when i called yesterday they told me ford is considering the tax cuts and so my car delivery is passed on to next week(including the billing).il be calling the dealer tomorrow and getting last minute inquiry about the details of the further discounts and will report it in this thread!!
check this link for details:
Tata, Ford, Skoda cut prices by up to Rs 60,000- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

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It is being passed on. As of yesterday Diesel Zxi was roughly around 749K oOTR Kolkata, it is 730K today, approx 20k more!
Tonight I need to decide it's Indigo XL Docor Classic or Fiesta Zxi. Indigo is a lakh cheaper than Fiesta and as of today Tata looks more stable than Ford.
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ariendj, try searching for the S type spoiler.. it's quite different from the standard ford accessory spoiler and is quite the looker!! and regarding footwear use the size used same size which is in the S ie - 195/55R15... FE drops significantly only if u have a heavy foot
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ariendj, try searching for the S type spoiler.. it's quite different from the standard ford accessory spoiler and is quite the looker!! and regarding footwear use the size used same size which is in the S ie - 195/55R15... FE drops significantly only if u have a heavy foot
would ford have the S type spoilers as accessories fitment ?they have listed some other spoiler in their brochure as accessory?if not,where else could i get it?
and about the tyres..wel,lol..im sure i would say il be light footed but i guess a 10% drop in FE is a little concern to me when i move to R15!!i was thinking about the 185/65 R14!!
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and about the tyres..wel,lol..im sure i would say il be light footed but i guess a 10% drop in FE is a little concern to me when i move to R15!!i was thinking about the 185/65 R14!!
Ariendj, what is the minimum kind of mileage you'd want ? with spirited driving on the 1.6S (Shod with the 195/55R15 footwear) I still manage to get a minimum of 10.2kmpl in city. If a minimum of 10Kmpl fits your purse, go right on ahead and put the above size, it does wonders for the car handling.

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congratulations ariendj for your new purchase. The 1.6 engine is refined and powerful and has and extremely addictive growl at high rpms. My advice is that take it easily during the initial stages of your driving snd dont get carried away by pick up and power. The proper breaking-in of the engine is very important in long run
enjoy your car and wishing you and your car many many miles of happiness
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