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Old 5th December 2009, 18:16   #661
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That is very well true, and i would like to know that is it required to pay the full amount if we go for a corporate booking of fiesta or can retain some money,
any experience?
Dealer asked me to make the payment in full
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Hey Popo, SXI is very much there. If you want airbags on your fiesta, SXI and S are the only options. 'Premium' is a word that is used every now and then by Ford on all variants according the festivals and season. It was EXI premium couple of months back sold with music system and few other extra accessories for a discount. Then it was the new SXI with chrome all over the possible areas, which is still in the market. Now its ZXI sold as premium because you get leather seats and some chrome touches here and there. I think Ford is using the word 'premium' whenever they get some extra shipment of chrome, so that is applied somewhere on some variant and launched as NEW.

I think I missed on some post where Ruchir specified what he is booking. ZXI or SXI but what confuses me is why SXI ?
the cost of SXI and SXI premium according to recollection was almost same.
I agree that the small modifications are being called by ford but the SXI premium was really worth it as
It had alloys and Leather upholstery which actually made it all the more worth it. the chrome was just some aesthetics which do not really matter when one looks at a larger picture.

Ruchir I strongly recomend SXI premium than SXI if this is what you have decided to go with.
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Popo, there is nothing called SXi premium any more. It's just SXi and it is nothing but the SXi premium. Ford has called it 'premium' when they first introduced the leather, chrome and alloys.
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Popo, there is nothing called SXi premium any more. It's just SXi and it is nothing but the SXi premium. Ford has called it 'premium' when they first introduced the leather, chrome and alloys.
i think i got it now.
So SXI now has the alloys and the chrome ovrm etc.
For Ruchir I would say if his budget allows him then he should opt for the SXI.
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Guys,
Which sun film is best, 3M or LLumar within the RTO specified tint range and the expected price range for these.
Any specific models to go for within these two. Also please suggest good dealers in chennai for both these. I checked with Haute Car Zone in OMR, the do the LLumar, I want to check the 3M dealers as well.
For 3M you can visit Balaji Enterprises near SIET college Nandanam. He is the distributor for 3M in Chennai and the rates would work out cheaper than GP road. I got mine done from him. Fellow members Nitrous & Phoneix have got their sun films from him and he is real good in doing his job.

PS: MPL Ford gets the 3M done from him

LLumar would be costlier than 3M.
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Stronghold, if you want the very best film, go for V Kool. But it's very expensive. 3M is good. Mine was done by Balaji through MPL. They did the paint protection as well.
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i think i got it now.
So SXI now has the alloys and the chrome ovrm etc.
For Ruchir I would say if his budget allows him then he should opt for the SXI.
I am going for sxi only with white color.
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Took a Fiesta 1.6 SXi for test drive yesterday. Stood on the brake at 120 Kms/hr and it didn't stop in a straight line. This hasn't happened in two other 1.4 SXis I have driven extensively.

I have never driven a 1.6 Fiesta before. What could be the reason for the unstable posture during hard braking? I've asked for another 1.6 for test drive before I sign the dotted line.
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Check out Jeremy's Extreme Fiesta road test. Loved the shopping centre and the marines scenes. A well shot review.

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Took a Fiesta 1.6 SXi for test drive yesterday. Stood on the brake at 120 Kms/hr and it didn't stop in a straight line. This hasn't happened in two other 1.4 SXis I have driven extensively.

I have never driven a 1.6 Fiesta before. What could be the reason for the unstable posture during hard braking? I've asked for another 1.6 for test drive before I sign the dotted line.
Must be wheel alignment and balancing in your TD car. The Fiesta is rock solid while braking.
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@Moonraker/@Gilead, Can you please let me know the exact location and contact number for this Balaji Enterprise if any of you knew it.
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Stronghold, I don't have Balaji's phone number as the 3M services were arranged by MPL. The sunfilm and detailing was done at the MPL service center. Get in touch with MPL and they will be able to help you.
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Check out Jeremy's Extreme Fiesta road test. Loved the shopping centre and the marines scenes. A well shot review.
Especially when he crosses the British Home Store
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Took a Fiesta 1.6 SXi for test drive yesterday. Stood on the brake at 120 Kms/hr and it didn't stop in a straight line. This hasn't happened in two other 1.4 SXis I have driven extensively.

I have never driven a 1.6 Fiesta before. What could be the reason for the unstable posture during hard braking? I've asked for another 1.6 for test drive before I sign the dotted line.
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have not seen any such braking complaint from any fieastans?
Since the car you driven being TD car, the problem might have occured due to wheel alignment error?
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@stronghold,
Shri Balaji Agencies 044-24315317, Service Advisor Mr. Sekar - 97107-86147.

Location - Just opposite to SIET college, Teynampet, Seethamal Extn.
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In comparison with Ford Ikon which we previously owned, I find ride in the Fiesta (1.4) a bit on the harsher side. The bumps and irregulaities on the road are being felt quite well by the driver and co passengers in the cabin. The Fiesta running on stock tyres for info. Guys, anyone here with experiences on both Ikon and Fiesta, did u feel the difference in the ride between the two. Thanks
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