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Old 13th October 2009, 15:02   #16
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Congrats Govinda on the 1.6S. Its an awesome driver. Look forward to acceleration and FE account
Ani, i think you meant a drivers car. Didn't you?

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@mobike: Ex Showroom price was 6.54L , Insurance from Bajaj was 15990, rest was RTO expenses, which dad handled and hence the drive to the hometown. I have not opted for any extra Warranty from the Dealer, yet.
So you paid the insurance money too? I thought most cars come with 1st year insurance free unless it's a brand new car in the market.

Out here in Hyderbad, thumb rule is OTR price is 12.5% of Ex-Showroom price if your paying everything from your pocket.
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Ani, i think you meant a drivers car. Didn't you?



So you paid the insurance money too? I thought most cars come with 1st year insurance free unless it's a brand new car in the market.

Out here in Hyderbad, thumb rule is OTR price is 12.5% of Ex-Showroom price if your paying everything from your pocket.
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How come you paid insurance which supposed to be free for first year
(my dealer told me that 1st year free insurance offered by Ford) and I got it free??
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Old 13th October 2009, 15:27   #18
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@mobike, nairrk: I got a very good Corporate discount offer, to the tune of 50k+ and hence the Insurance on me.
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Congrats !! Welcome to the Fiesta club. Blue color with the alloys makes it look neat.
Generally, there is a transparent sticker pasted in the middle of the alloy wheel (on the Ford marking). Remove it off, as it will leave a permanent mark if water starts falling on it
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Old 13th October 2009, 16:28   #20
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@mobike, nairrk: I got a very good Corporate discount offer, to the tune of 50k+ and hence the Insurance on me.
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Possibly, that may be reason.
They may not want to give you more and more discount, hence did not mention you about the free insurance.
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Old 13th October 2009, 18:49   #21
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Hey Govinda, welcome to "Go Fida - Josh" club
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Congrats on getting a super driver's car! That looks like Lathangi Motors.

I'd picked up my Cedia from the very same place not so long ago.
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Old 13th October 2009, 18:59   #23
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@govinda: Congo on the Blue S. Wish u lots n lots of smiles with the car. Having had one as long as you have, I just love every moment i spend in it.
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Old 14th October 2009, 09:30   #24
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The car is effortless to drive on the highways. And I love the exhaust note around 3k rpm. Revved to 3.5k - 4k a couple of times, in 1-2 gears :( by mistake.
Top speed achieved so far 120kmph on an empty stretch along NH4. Service Manager asked me to let her rip to 140kmph a couple of times, early in her life.

Am loving the comfortable seats, with drivers seat at its lowest.
Steering wheel feels lovely to hold, and is your best friend in relaying whats happening on the tarmac below.
Tyre noise has reduced considerably after the first 250km.
Even at idling, engine is pretty loud on the outside, but silent enough in the cabin.
Took a couple of sweeping curves on the Hebbal flyover at decent speeds, the car stays planted, as expected.
All 3 on the rear seats were very comfortable on the 250km drive.
Second looks are usually guaranteed.
The car doesn't look very wide from the outside, a 9mm wider City looks considerably bigger in width.

Running @ 32psi all around.
Shifting gears around 1.5k to 2k rpm.
Rear seats are rarely used.


Couple of minor incidents:
A cycle fell on the stationary car.
A very minor thread like scratch on rear left door.
Few very light cement spots (very small in size), due to dripping water when parked.


The stuttering gear changes are actually bothering me. These surface only when I change from 0-1, 1-2. Tried pushing the knob hard to the left while shifting, and this seems to help. Comparing this too a fortnight older i10 at home, the Hyundai shifts are butter smooth. May be a little more on the Odo will change things.
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@nityanand: Thanks for the tip. I had missed these.

Things to get: Car duster (like Shaju's) Will try to source the duster gift set.
Garware Ice Cool: (like Raamki's, Shaju's) Not sure if I need this though. I also love the clear windows (these allow 70% light as is)

And unknowingly, there always is a lot of gap between Ocean and the following traffic, immediately after a signal turns green
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FYI !!
Incase you see an AP13 registered Blue Fiesta in Bangalore that's mine. I left it in Bangalore last week as the Kurnool roads were closed. My sister is using it currently
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Man, we should have a Ford Fiesta drive. What an IDEA!
All Ford Fiesta owners PM me. We shall have a long drive together (preferably to a pretty locale like South India, together)
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@frankmehta
How many ford fiesta owners are there in the TBHPian member list?
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atleast 20! No, more than that. But actively participating members are:
1. frankmehta
2. nairkk
3. nityanand
4. shajufx
5. govinda
6. raamki
7. vnabhi
8. kumar7
9. anachronix
10. sathee
11. jerish
12. Yogi
13. premjit
14. NC
15. yajaman
16. oss
17. gksunil
18. rajeshvin
19. unni.a.k
20. ashishgandhi
21. lamborghini
22. chillout
23. -gs-
24. ariendj
25. nitinrailli

MANY more but they're not coming to mind.
Please quote this list and add more members if possible.

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14. NC
Nice number to put me on Frank !

btw I do not have a Fiesta (the more I look at the blue the more tempted I am to go out and get one )

I have a Spanish Red Ford Ikon Sxi.
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Congrats on a great ride. The blue magic is all around!
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