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Old 23rd October 2009, 14:46   #1
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Hi Guys, Just joined, this is my first post on Team BHP. I have booked my first car in India, Ford Fiesta SXI Premium last week. My thanks to all team bhpians who have helped me in deciding with my first car. I have been US for quite sometime and I never had a problem finding the best, let it be electronics or automobiles, too many forums and reviews. I came back to India for good 2 months back and wanted a buy a car but was very much worried how I will be able to decide on a car thats best for me. Then I stumbled upon team bhp, and boy was I in for a treat. It had everything I wanted to decide on a car. I was going through the forum for almost a month now.

Swift, Fiat Punto and Fiesta were my initial considerations and ended up with fiesta after a lot of confusion. Delivery is expected by end of october. I will write in detail after the delivery.

For now I need information on accessory shops in chennai. I am planning for the sun film, rear spoiler and any other suggestions from you guys.
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stronghold, let me be the first one to congratulate you on the purchase and welcome you to the club!!

which one did you book, the 1.6 petrol or the 1.4 diesel? what color did you opt for?

well yeah, to keep the chennai heat at bay, you definitely need some very good films! 3M, Llumar are right up there. Garware is pretty good and total VFM too.

we can talk about the upgrades once you drive her home, congrats again and happy waiting!!
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Congrats Stronghold. Welcome to Ford family Fiesta 1.6 or 1.4 Tdci ? Let me guess - its 1.6. What colour?
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Now its raining fiesta in chennai - have seen many bookings/deliveries recently.Anyway,welcome to the team.Give more details about the car and some photographs after delivery.Cheers !
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.....and the trundling down of Fiestas on Team-Bhp continues. Welcome to a car that separates the men from the rest ;-)
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Congrats Stronghold,

It is raining Fiestas in this forum for the past few months. Fiesta is a wonderful car. Do take good care of her.
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Congratulations and welcome to the club stronghold !!! You have a lot of people who can guide you in specialised areas here, something like:

ICE: Franky for high end and Me for low end !
Duster: Me
Tires: Raamki and Team
Long drives: Unni and Group
Making duplicate Key: gksunil (the only person I know who lost the original within a month)
Long term experience: vnabhi, sathee and another dozen members
Lights: sorry again Me
Stanley seats: Yajaman99

The list never ends anywhere. Use the search function without hesitation, you will find what you want, and perhaps more than what you want !!
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Another Fiesta thread!
Congrats for your new machine & welcome to Fiesta club.
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Congrats and welcome to the Fiesta family. A good decision for which you will not regret. Enjoy!
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Congrats man. After the Ikon I think Fiesta has the best steering feel. Ford (their European base) tend to have steering systems which can make a simple turn at 40 kmph enjoyable.

So, I wish you "just enjoy safe motoring"!
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that is a nice first car, congrats,
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It`s raining fiesta on forum.I wonder what the sales figure looks like for ford for the last 2-3 month. I believe the right pricing and and a better A.S.S is making fiesta a steal.
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Stronghold,

Congrats on your buy ! Would like to add here, one more specialized areas is as below,

Maintaining black Colour cars: If your car is a black one, Nairrk is the person you should talk to . He is an encyclopedia in maintaining black cars. he has owned 10 cars so far and all were black and the fiesta he has now is Black too.

So lots of support there haa !
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Stronghold,

Congrats on your buy ! Would like to add here, one more specialized areas is as below,

Maintaining black Colour cars: If your car is a black one, Nairrk is the person you should talk to . He is an encyclopedia in maintaining black cars. he has owned 10 cars so far and all were black and the fiesta he has now is Black too.

So lots of support there haa !
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No, not all cars were Blacky.

Last 3 cars were black - Once I found the beauty in black, I decided to stick in this colour and it continues. And ofcourse, sedans in black is more attractive and will have a stylish look whether in day time or night.
Thanks
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Thanks guys for your wishes.
Here is some details on the booking.

Dealer: MPL Ford, Nandhanam
Model: 1.6 Duratec SXI Premium
On Road Price: 7.53 lacs
Color: Diamond White
Mud Flaps and Mats included
Freebies:
Car Cover
Neck Rest and Pillows
Cigar lighter

The sales person said that this a corporate offer special pricing and I am billed directly from ford hence he will not be able to give any freebies.

I did not want dark color since my wife thought it would be dangerous during night. Silver seemed more common and Platinum felt ordinary (its just me). Also thought that the chrome OVRM goes well with white than any other color.

Again thanks guys, will write in detail after the delivery.

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Congratulations and welcome to the club stronghold !!! You have a lot of people who can guide you in specialised areas here, something like:

ICE: Franky for high end and Me for low end !
Duster: Me
Tires: Raamki and Team
Long drives: Unni and Group
Making duplicate Key: gksunil (the only person I know who lost the original within a month)
Long term experience: vnabhi, sathee and another dozen members
Lights: sorry again Me
Stanley seats: Yajaman99

The list never ends anywhere. Use the search function without hesitation, you will find what you want, and perhaps more than what you want !!
Thanks for the list shajufx. I will get in touch with you guys once I get my car.
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