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Old 7th April 2010, 11:32   #46
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@kiku : Ouch! That must have hurt, btw did your fiesta come with leather interiors?
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@kiku : Ouch! That must have hurt, btw did your fiesta come with leather interiors?
I know. I missed seeing the bike's crash gaurd!

No mine is not the Fiesta ZXi SVP. The SVP came with dull grey leather interiors and without Aux-in port. The grey did not go well with the Morello colour I chose and the deletion of Aux-in was frustrating.
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Argh, that's a nasty one. I think it's gonna set you back by 3-4K at least.
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Argh, that's a nasty one. I think it's gonna set you back by 3-4K at least.
Actually more than that. There's a minor dent in both the left doors as well. So ideally they would re-paint the front fender + both the doors.

Don't have the time to get an estimate. No plastics or glass involved, so I should be getting full refund through insurance right?
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@Kiku, @Gilead : I have been quoted Rs 620,000 OTR for a new fiesta limited petrol in Delhi, What do you think of this? Should I go for it?

Colors available are : All except for silver & chill.
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Mustang, my suggestion would be to wait for the new Fiesta unless you need a new drive right away. 6.2L is indeed a good price for the 1.6 limited edition if it has ABS. There are so many editions that I don't know which one has what features other than the SXi and S.

Kiku, insurance should cover almost everything in your case. I think you are looking at 9-10K now. You will have to pay the insurance claim charge of 1000 bucks in case you have Bajaj Allianz.

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@Kiku, @Gilead : I have been quoted Rs 620,000 OTR for a new fiesta limited petrol in Delhi, What do you think of this? Should I go for it?

Colors available are : All except for silver & chill.
1. Employee Plan A?
2. Is it a EXi+some features?

If it's a car, speced below the ZXi at that price I would say NO. I got a ZXi (Non SVP) at 6.27L OTR Chennai in Dec-09. With a new Fiesta in 2011 Q1, it's better to wait and watch?

@Gilhead - I took Iffco Tokyo. Then I'll send the car to CF sometime next week.

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Ok guys thanks, let me think about it for a couple of days but i am not going to wait for the new one as i expect a delay in the launch & it would be best if i sold my ikon to someone as currently the suspension will last a year with average running of about 30 kms a day. Let me go to delhi & find out this monday.

Plus i absolutely hate EPS which is there in the new fiesta, otherwise its a better car indeed. But a EPS is a big NO-NO from my side.
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If it's a car, speced below the ZXi at that price I would say NO. I got a ZXi (Non SVP) at 6.27L OTR Chennai in Dec-09. With a new Fiesta in 2011 Q1, it's better to wait and watch?
You got a 2009 clearance sale model when there were good discounts available. There has been a price increase since then and higher VAT as well. Not much discounts right now either. Plus this will be a 2010 model as opposed to a 2009 model. But it would be nice if the current limited edition has ABS at least.

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Ok guys thanks, let me think about it for a couple of days but i am not going to wait for the new one as i expect a delay in the launch & it would be best if i sold my ikon to someone as currently the suspension will last a year with average running of about 30 kms a day. Let me go to delhi & find out this monday.

Plus i absolutely hate EPS which is there in the new fiesta, otherwise its a better car indeed. But a EPS is a big NO-NO from my side.
I didn't realize your Ikon was in a bad shape. I would suggest you get the current Fiesta now and wait for the Focus and get it in 2012/13 as your Fusion replacement. And get the Sea Grey if it's available.

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I didn't realize your Ikon was in a bad shape. I would suggest you get the current Fiesta now and wait for the Focus and get it in 2012/13 as your Fusion replacement. And get the Sea Grey if it's available.

Nobody will notice that something is wrong with my ikon's suspension except for me as there is nothing wrong, Only thing is that it will wear out my tires faster & makes an audible clunk sound on large speedbrakers.

I think you make sense, Sea grey is available but i was thinking more towards the White & Morello. Lets see what is available when i reach delhi this weekend.

PS - This edition does not have ABS but our Ikon also did not & we are kool with that as for highways, Fusion will be our choice.
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@ Gilhead - My point is that, if Mustang can wait till Dec-10 then he can expect a good deal on the current Fiesta right. That's as long as he's not in a hurry to get a car now.
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Hi Kiku,

Been reading and re-reading this thread. Great write-up on your journey from Ikon to Fiesta. Enjoyed reading it.

I like your thread title - clever play of the words "Icon" and "Ikon"! Very catchy and relevant.

Cheers!
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Hi Kiku,

Been reading and re-reading this thread. Great write-up on your journey from Ikon to Fiesta. Enjoyed reading it.

I like your thread title - clever play of the words "Icon" and "Ikon"! Very catchy and relevant.

Cheers!
Thanks Damu. The 'Icon' idea was taken off from VW's ad for the Beetle, 'Only an icon can replace an icon'
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It rained in Chennai! Time for a photo
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The ikon photos were good. Guess what? I own an Ikon too. And I'm crazy about it. Rain in chennai on 3rd May? Sounds cool!
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