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Old 17th December 2009, 22:07   #961
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1. Never drive above 80.
I agree everything else you posted but not this part. I bet you will need real real effort to keep your right foot in control after experiencing the engine power and the exhaust note. Speedo at 80 is just a mental limitation, it never comes to real life when you find a beautiful empty stretch !

Not bringing a debate here, but the kind of confidence you get in a fiesta at high speeds is to be experienced and commented !

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sanjayc, I had missed your earlier post about a long drive in Jan. I think the car should be able to handle it fine. Keep the revs below 2500. Since you are not going to cross 80, the engine should be ticking over at less than 2000 RPM in 5th gear. You may want to change the oil after you come back just to be safe.
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I agree everything else you posted but not this part. I bet you will need real real effort to keep your right foot in control after experiencing the engine power and the exhaust note. Speedo at 80 is just a mental limitation, it never comes to real life when you find a beautiful empty stretch !

Not bringing a debate here, but the kind of confidence you get in a fiesta at high speeds is to be experienced and commented !
Care to remember which was the last "New Year Resolution" you made and kept..me neither
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Because people prefer to take impossible 'New Year Resolutions' every year end !! I have had new resolutions for the last 10 yrs in a row, can not remember if I could continue anything after Jan.
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I saw a Aquarius Blue Sport near Velachery road bearing no TN-XX-XX-3868 today. does this belong to any of the chennai TBHP fiestians?

Believe in your instincts and that would carry NCAP rating of 5
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Believe in your instincts and that would carry NCAP rating of 5
Looks like you saw someone drive like you have with the Esteem?!!
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sanjayc, I had missed your earlier post about a long drive in Jan. I think the car should be able to handle it fine. Keep the revs below 2500. Since you are not going to cross 80, the engine should be ticking over at less than 2000 RPM in 5th gear. You may want to change the oil after you come back just to be safe.
People who run in a car/bike the way it should be in the 1st 750 odd Kms are saints! I was never burdened with that job until now (Scooty, Fiero, M800, Ikon) since I got them all as second hand.

In fact I took a resolution sometime back to rev limit gear changes at 2K in my Ikon in the interest of fuel efficiency. Attempt failed in the 2nd week itself. Heck the Ikon doesn't have the red line marked at all..not my fault
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@sanjayc

Inorder to keep the speed under 80kmph, do not keep looking onto the odo all the time, you may lose the concentration. And as a car like Fiesta 80kmph will touch without you feeling same. ?
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I happened to drive the Fiesta @ 80 KMPH for say about 5 min before I came back to my senses and dropped to 65 KMPH. I never realized that I was going 80 until a glance at the speedometer.
I thing I noticed that whenever I shift gears down or up the DTE value drops by atleast 8-10 almost instantly. However If I am driving at steady speed say 60-70 KMPH then the drop in the DTE readings is steady which almost coincides with the ODO change. Any expert opinions.
Just a vague thought is it possible to have Automatic Climate Control installed in Fiesta????
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We purchased a Silver City VMT yesterday for my mamaji,
the drive in city is also ultra smooth and cool.
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imo, it is not easy job to fit another gauge in the dashboard (for ACC)?
Moreover what better benefit you will get by installing a ACC?

DTE readings cannot be 100pct correct. sometime when you switch off the engine
at certain reading and again switch on after 10/15 mintues, you will find a different reading than it was earlier?
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Guys, the salesgirl is telling me to fix the rear parking sensors after a couple of months just in case the warranty is not voided..I find it difficult without the sensors, and that will be the first thing which I wish to do. Any ideas if the salesgirl warning is a bluff or something? Also, will it be prudent to wait for a couple of weeks before tampering anything, just to ensure no issues crop up with the original factory fittings (and as such provide a ready made excuse to the dealer/mfr of voiding warranty).

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Cannot understand what your salesgirl is talking?
Ford has got this parking sensor in thier accessory list and how come it will be the case warranty voidence?
My dealer installed the reverse parking sensor on my car before delivery. It is an extra fitting and they make some money out of it?
I think your dealer may not have the device in stock hence trying to delay it?
anyway, what kind of salegirl she is -instead of selling a product, she is discouraging the customer for not going for same?
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(For those already seen/read this, please excuse)
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SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), given a leaflet containing some tips about improving fuel economy:

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(This information is issued voluntarily in Consumer Interest)

Your Fuel economy will vary, for example the following factors can decrease your vehicles fuel economy

1- Agressive Driving (Hard acceleration and Braking)
2- Excessvie idling
3- Cold weather conditions (Engines are more efficient when warmed up)
4- Driving with heavy loads
5- Running improperly maintained vehicles

Keep your Vehicle in Shape:

= Servicing of a vehicle that is noticeably out of tune can significantly
improve fuel economy.
= Repairing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve fuel economy by
much more.
= Replacing a clogged air filter can significantly improve fuefl economy.
= Keeping tyres inflated to the recommended pressure and using the
recommended grade of motor oil can improve fuel economy. Check and
maintain manufactureres recommended tyre pressure.

Drive more Efficiently

= Agressive Driving (speeding or rapid acceleration and braking) can
decrease your fuel economy.
= Avoid over speeding, aerodynamic losses decrease fuel economy
considerably near the top speed of the vehicle.
= Avoid idling, idling gets 0 kmpl

Plan and Combine Trips

A warmed-up engine is more fuel efficient than a cold one.Many short
trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as one multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warmed up and efficient.
Note: Letting your vehicle idle to warm-up doesn't help your fuel economy, it actually uses more fuel and creates more pollution.

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aquarius blue in the fiesta 1.6 S and platinum colour in all fiesta varients has been discontinued. A new colour called chill metallic replaces these 2 shades.
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