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Old 28th November 2009, 16:53   #526
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correct, this ad is also there in our local newspaper, but will they be giving an additional discount of insurance apart from the corporate one or there will be only one discount prevailing
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Yes, this you will have to check through other source.

I will check with my dealer guy on monday and check about Ford's stand on this i.e once corporate discount is given, still we can claim the free insurance also.

I will revert back on this
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So the total benefit or discount will be around Rs.32k?
Not a bad bargain, but still you have time to see whats going to happen next week.
IMO (also as per my buying experience) since insurance is not free, it is not part of the 50K corporate discount. Ruchirtnt should get the 50K plus whatever savings on the deal he can strike on the insurance. I got the insurance done for around 16,400 for the S.

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Hey Guys.

i would like to throw up a quick question to the forum here.

i'm currently in Delhi for a vacation and the pattern of cars i see here is striking. the market is heavily tilted towards Honda (city, civic, accord)
another interesting point is that Fiat is virtually non existent. i mean i thought Linea was making steady inroads in the indian market till i see what's prevalent in Delhi.
Fiesta is a rare find as well, but not as bad as a Fiat or Chevy.

i was talking to a gentleman and he advised me not to purchase a Ford owing to the A.S.S issues and cost of spare parts and advised me to look for a ANHC instead (that doesn't come as a surprise considering how much Delhiites love the Honda !!)

coming back to the point...how is the word on the after sales support from Ford dealerships...i know things are improving...but do we see a conscience effort from Ford to repair their image as an expensive product to maintain after 3 years of ownership..??
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A big YES to your question. Ford has had a bad image ONLY in it's Escort days, and with the earlier Ikons. They are now as good/ as bad as, say a Maruti service centre or a Hyundai Service centre. I have heard more horror stories about Honda lately, than those of Ford.
Also, I am not here to malign Honda as a brand but you get much more for your money when you buy anything other than a Honda. Honda Jazz and the ANHC are good cars no doubt. If one were to drop A LAC each from their prices, then one could say they are priced decently. Their pricing is vulgar. Not that you are getting the moon. The Fiesta is the more fun car to drive, IMHO, and maybe cheaper to service as well.
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@vinayak007

Ford now has got 4 year warranty (2 years + 2 year Extra Warranty against paying
certain amount). Also, what we have seen from other members reports (just one example -see the thread of @frankmehta- ofcourse there are more but not remembering the names on the spot) that Ford is caring and attending the problems, if any, of Ford car owners without much delay. So, imo, they definitely improving !

Edit: here is he -while typing this post, frankmehta himself came with his comments !

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Thanks Frank and Nairrk for sharing your thoughts !

of course, i'm in love with the Fiesta right from the time i test drove it once nonchalantly in 2006
now that i'm seriously considering to buy and my company has a cap on the ex showroom price (that scopes out Honda, Cedia etc) i might as well blindly go and book the S variant !!

i've had 3 test drives lately (twice S and once SXi) and boy i'm all itching to buy the S but alas i know once my wife sees the SXi there is no way she'll let me compromise on 'utilitarian' features of the 'family' variant..

boy the initial acceleration was so addictive...!! the way how i could wiggle my way thru snarling traffic in second gear was evil ;-))
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i've had 3 test drives lately (twice S and once SXi) and boy i'm all itching to buy the S but alas i know once my wife sees the SXi there is no way she'll let me compromise on 'utilitarian' features of the 'family' variant..
vinayak, does your wife drive? If she does, you should let her have a drive in the S. Maybe she might change her mind.
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So your preference is for S (then not show your wife SXi -joking !), show/explain your wife the extra features available (like sporty paddles, rear spoiler, wide tyres etc) in the S and try to convince her.
Otherwise?
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Or just tell her beige gets dirty very fast. Women hate anything unkempt/dirty/bad smelling. LOL
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Or just tell her beige gets dirty very fast. Women hate anything unkempt/dirty/bad smelling. LOL
wow, that hit the nail on the head. frankmehta really knows a woman's mind.

vinayak, you can also tell your wife that the stiffer suspension at the back will discourage in laws from coming together on drives.
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OR one more very strong point: Women don't like competition. Show them a normal fiesta on the roads and how ubiquitous it is! She will get tired of seeing the ZXi or SXi on the roads. THEN, tell her that the S is a model that ONLY 5% of people purchase. Show her the souped up S and she will fall in love.
Psychosis, you know ;-)
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But make sure it should not backfire ?

Only 5% people using S whereas 95% using other vairants - So she should not think SXi/ZXi are the good one's and used by majority of the people - S is being used by 5% people then why should she consider ? A permenant log out?.

May be another way to try - convince her that Aquarius blue is the best colour and very attractive in cars and this colour is availabe only in S?

Handle with care, anyway!
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Hey Guys.

i would like to throw up a quick question to the forum here.

i'm currently in Delhi for a vacation and the pattern of cars i see here is striking. the market is heavily tilted towards Honda (city, civic, accord)
another interesting point is that Fiat is virtually non existent. i mean i thought Linea was making steady inroads in the indian market till i see what's prevalent in Delhi.
Fiesta is a rare find as well, but not as bad as a Fiat or Chevy.

i was talking to a gentleman and he advised me not to purchase a Ford owing to the A.S.S issues and cost of spare parts and advised me to look for a ANHC instead (that doesn't come as a surprise considering how much Delhiites love the Honda !!)

coming back to the point...how is the word on the after sales support from Ford dealerships...i know things are improving...but do we see a conscience effort from Ford to repair their image as an expensive product to maintain after 3 years of ownership..??
in response to the question put, i also do agree with @frankmehta regarding the cost of ownership of City, but as the Honda siel managed to get the sales rise by 347% in the month of october 2009, there is clear indication that they are flying even after the price hike, even the city 2008 has got a lift in sept 2009 and the cost has risen from 70k - 100k,

and about the high sales of Honda city, even there are high volumes of city people are preferring in Lucknow as well, IMHO it is due to the mindset,
when people stretch their budget to 7.5L to 8L, then they think of going for Honda only as the market sentiments and Brand Image has given Honda a niche over other competitors.
But when the automobile enthusiasts who are quite aware and tend to research (I am doing the same) then they find different models apart from the city as per their requirement, even i know 2 of my uncles who have done the car research and are now settling for fiesta zxi and sxi
because then one finds the real car which suits their requirement.
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I am thinking of getting the underbody antirust treatment done. The newer workshop, Victoria Ford, is using 3M. The older workshop, Ganges Ford, is using some other brand (sounded like "Waxoil" over the telephone). Both are charging 3100.
Who should I take my car to?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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I am thinking of getting the underbody antirust treatment done. The newer workshop, Victoria Ford, is using 3M. The older workshop, Ganges Ford, is using some other brand (sounded like "Waxoil" over the telephone). Both are charging 3100.
Who should I take my car to?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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IMO, 3M may be better.

But many Ford dealers are using Waxol for undercoating.

Possibly both products may be good?
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