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Old 11th November 2008, 12:32   #46
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A sedan with these specifications is a true value for money deal! This car handles far better and is far more comfortable than others in this segment. If this car does sell--the pricing is it's selling point.

It's good that they have planted the Fiesta diesel engine here and updated the braking system. However, the people at Ford probably should have replaced the dashboard plastic and replaced the side mirrors with a better design. The boot also probably could be lowered and brought in line with the rest of the body.

The external 'look' of the car was also far better with the earlier version. The front profile in the earlier version (with the SXI bumpers) integrated well with the rest of the design. However, the new front-side has a clearly different design. The front bumper with the fog lamps as well as the chrome-plated mesh was probably something that should never have been changed. The side profiles also appears rather plain without the rubber strips on the sides.
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Got this info from the Fiesta thread, for those interested in adding the side strips on the doors from the Fiesta. Condor, would be of interest to you, in particular.

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The side strip costs 7K with that chrome strip and I have asked for the strip with out the strip @ 3.5K
Thanks to marlinspike for the info.
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Hi Ben, I am yet find time to do a test drive, too busy@work. Here is the latest price list from Lathangi Motors,Bangalore
++++++++++++++++++
1.3 IKON FLAIR - NEW
EX-SHOWROOM PRICE : 459,000
ROAD TAX LIFE TIME : 60,740
INSURANCE : 15,516
3RD YR EW + RSA + ESSENTIAL PACK : 7930
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES : 5,000
ON ROAD COST : 548,186
1.4 Duratorq TDCi
EX-SHOWROOM PRICE : 519,000
ROAD TAX LIFE TIME : 74,420
INSURANCE : 17,408
3RD YR EW + RSA + ESSENTIAL PACK : 9200
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES : 5,000
ON ROAD COST : 625,028
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Colours Available :- Jeans Blue, Platinum, Diamond White, Brush Steel, Paprika Red, Moon dust Silver & Panther Black

No freebies offered at present


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marlinspike : The side strip costs 7K with that chrome strip and I have asked for the strip with out the strip @ 3.5K
benbsb29 : Got this info from the Fiesta thread, for those interested in adding the side strips on the doors from the Fiesta. .
Isn't that atrocious ? 3.5k extra for the chrome stripe in that piece of plastic that's already 3.5k ?

a DIY of Chrome paint may make more sense.
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Got this info from the Fiesta thread, for those interested in adding the side strips on the doors from the Fiesta. Condor, would be of interest to you, in particular.



Thanks to marlinspike for the info.
Attaching a pic of my car - note the side strips, must have costed in double digits and the job was a DIY. Its been there for the last 2 years.

Ford Ikon TDCi Test Drive Report-picture1.jpg
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1100D--the car looks real cool with the side strips! I'm curious to know beside which lake this snap was taken. Initially I thought it was Hyd, but the buildings just don't match.
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Hi Ben, I am yet find time to do a test drive, too busy@work. Here is the latest price list from Lathangi Motors,Bangalore
++++++++++++++++++
1.3 IKON FLAIR - NEW
EX-SHOWROOM PRICE : 459,000
ROAD TAX LIFE TIME : 60,740
INSURANCE : 15,516
3RD YR EW + RSA + ESSENTIAL PACK : 7930
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES : 5,000
ON ROAD COST : 548,186
1.4 Duratorq TDCi
EX-SHOWROOM PRICE : 519,000
ROAD TAX LIFE TIME : 74,420
INSURANCE : 17,408
3RD YR EW + RSA + ESSENTIAL PACK : 9200
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES : 5,000
ON ROAD COST : 625,028
++++++++++++++++++

Colours Available :- Jeans Blue, Platinum, Diamond White, Brush Steel, Paprika Red, Moon dust Silver & Panther Black

No freebies offered at present


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Rajesh
Thanks buddy. Its really helpful.

btw, i saw the first new Ford in yellow board yesturday near ITPL. Seems its gonna be a hit in Tourist sector. Hopefully.
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1100D--the car looks real cool with the side strips! I'm curious to know beside which lake this snap was taken. Initially I thought it was Hyd, but the buildings just don't match.

The pic was taken from Forshore road in Howrah (the place where I live). The river that you see is the Hooghly, tributary of the holy Ganga in its final flow into the Bay Of Bengal. The buildings in the background are from Calcutta/Kolkata. As a matter of fact this place is good for a Kolkata Skyline pic, I frequent it everyday and hence it did not strike me that it presents a photographic potential.

Pardon me for going off topic.
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Does the digital meter have other features like in the fusion where it reads out tank to empty or just a odo and trip?
I doubt it. At this price it should be just a digital odometer with trip meter and NOT a trip computer which calculates distance to empty etc etc.
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Isn't that atrocious ? 3.5k extra for the chrome stripe in that piece of plastic that's already 3.5k ?

a DIY of Chrome paint may make more sense.
Quite right! 1100D has done it quite well on his Ikon.
Anirban, any close-up pics of the side strip?
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Quite right! 1100D has done it quite well on his Ikon.
Anirban, any close-up pics of the side strip?
I shall have to take it. Even condor has asked. But right now the Camera is at the service center, will put up in a day or two.
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btw, i saw the first new Ford in yellow board yesturday near ITPL. Seems its gonna be a hit in Tourist sector. Hopefully.
Seems like the perfect car for the cab industry (Sad). Give way Indigo, here comes the Ikon again.
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@ 1100D: Is your car running on 14"? Seems like OE alloy wheels.

@RajeshK: You missed out Morello in the color option ;-)

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Seems like the perfect car for the cab industry (Sad). Give way Indigo, here comes the Ikon again.
Even in its petrol avatar, the the Flair variant was beginning to get quite popular with the fleet operators. And now, with the diesel, the Fiesta will soon take a backseat.

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@ 1100D: Is your car running on 14"? Seems like an OE alloy wheels.
Those are indeed 14", and OEM from Ford. Part of the NXT series, right Anirban?
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benny and anirban, would the warranty be affected if the original tube tyres are replaced with tubeless ones of the same size.
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