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Old 24th January 2010, 07:47   #31
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Congratulations on the fantastic car.

Like someone else said, a repeat customer speaks volumes for a product, the Fiesta is almost surely the best car in this price range. For me, only the Linea comes close, not because of direct performance, but for the ride and handling and looks.

During your test drive of the Linea, what did you think about it's ride and handling vis-a-vis the Fiesta?
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Congratulations on the fantastic car.

Like someone else said, a repeat customer speaks volumes for a product, the Fiesta is almost surely the best car in this price range. For me, only the Linea comes close, not because of direct performance, but for the ride and handling and looks.

During your test drive of the Linea, what did you think about it's ride and handling vis-a-vis the Fiesta?
Thanks Amartya!!!

As far as the Linea was concerned, I did not have any complaints with its handling capabilities, it was just its engine power which disappointed me. Ride & Handling in city is at par with Fiesta IMO. I did not get a chance to test drive Linea at high speeds on highway, so cannot comment on that front.
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Old 31st January 2010, 18:41   #33
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Folks,

As requested, below are some exterior pics with the 3M 50% visibility sunfilms:
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2590.jpg
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2591.jpg

You can also see my faithful Maruti Zen LXi (2002) parked in front of the Fiesta .
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2592.jpg
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2593.jpg

Some interior pics:
The stock music system
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2595.jpg
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2601.jpg
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2597.jpg

Leather seat covers
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2598.jpg
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2602.jpg

Some more updates...

1. Got my Nokia Express Music 5800 with GPS and 8 GB memory card. Installed Google Maps in it for now and its pretty good and taking care of my needs for the time being. Will take a decision whether to buy paid MMI maps based on my requirements later. Also purchased a Nokia car charger as the GPS discharges the battery very fast.
2. Purchased a Nokia basic bluetooth headset for some wire-free driving.
4. Purchased a 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm Bandridge cable. This connects my Nokia XM 5800 with my Fiesta's Aux-in.
Going Fida Again!!! Fiesta Petrol 1.6 SXi (Moondust Silver) Purchased.-img_2596.jpg

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Old 31st January 2010, 23:07   #34
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The wood trim looks really nice compared to the other cheapo looking ones.

THe grille, I prefer a black one with chrome surround rather than the body colour that they have done.
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The wood trim looks really nice compared to the other cheapo looking ones.

THe grille, I prefer a black one with chrome surround rather than the body colour that they have done.
@Mpower: I assume you are talking about the front grill. Yes, even I agree with you... the Black one with chrome surround looks better than the body coloured one they are providing these days.
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You already have a Nokia gps ready phone, so I think you need not go for MMI Navigator now as you can download the navigation routing to your phone!
See the other threads in this respect 'gps reciever in a car' and/or satguide vs mapmyindia' where you will find many postings about this subject and it will be worth following?
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You already have a Nokia gps ready phone, so I think you need not go for MMI Navigator now as you can download the navigation routing to your phone!
See the other threads in this respect 'gps reciever in a car' and/or satguide vs mapmyindia' where you will find many postings about this subject and it will be worth following?
@nairrk: I wasn't referring to the MMI Navigator. I was referring to the MMI Software for Symbian phones & all India Maps, which comes at a cost of Rs. 2490. You just need to install the MMI software on your Symbian phone (they have softwares also available for Windows Mobile, iPhone, etc.) and install the maps and you are good to go .

Link for your reference: Make your mobile maps your travel guide : No data plan required | Pay once | Use forever | No hidden charges

I have referred the GPS navigation threads and yes they are worth the time spent on reading them .

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Actually, it was pretty obvious that your next car was going to be a driver's car. A Zen LXi in spic-n-span condition (from the back atleast ) made the Fiesta obvious.

Other than the grill, I am also not a fan of the rear view mirrors, only this colour seems to offset the "jhik-jhaak" of the chromed mirrors
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Actually, it was pretty obvious that your next car was going to be a driver's car. A Zen LXi in spic-n-span condition (from the back atleast ) made the Fiesta obvious.

Other than the grill, I am also not a fan of the rear view mirrors, only this colour seems to offset the "jhik-jhaak" of the chromed mirrors
@Amartya:

Rightly said Amartya. The Zen LXi is in a very good condition even right now... with just around 55000+ kms done on it in 7 years, it still runs very smooth. Apart from some minor scratches, its colour still shines well enough .

Yes, the Chrome ORVMs matches well with the Silver colour of the Fiesta. It does not look so good with other colours. Infact, I was about to book the Platinum colour. But, when I saw both Platinum and Moondust Silver Fiestas (SXi) at the showroom (with the Chrome ORVMs), I decided to go with the Moondust Silver.
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Thanks infallible79 for the sunfilm pics. I do not have any idea about the darkness, but I was expecting it to be a little more dark from the 50% visibilty. But after seeing yours, I understood that I have to be contained with the same in order to stay on the right side of the law.

Thanks again. Both your new & old car looks really good.
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Thanks infallible79 for the sunfilm pics. I do not have any idea about the darkness, but I was expecting it to be a little more dark from the 50% visibilty. But after seeing yours, I understood that I have to be contained with the same in order to stay on the right side of the law.

Thanks again. Both your new & old car looks really good.
Actually, if you want it more darker, then 30% visibility sunfilms can be installed. I think even 30% visibility is RTO approved in most of the states. Pls check with some experts or threads on team-bhp before going ahead.

I had 30% visibility sunfilms in my previous Black Fiesta and I had never had any problems with officials in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Karnataka.
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Actually, if you want it more darker, then 30% visibility sunfilms can be installed. I think even 30% visibility is RTO approved in most of the states. Pls check with some experts or threads on team-bhp before going ahead.

I had 30% visibility sunfilms in my previous Black Fiesta and I had never had any problems with officials in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Karnataka.
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Normally nobody bothers about the visibility etc ( I have seen cars with very very dark films -zero visibility driving around). Only when you get into such situation when some speical checking is on, then the cops can catch you because they are there to catch more cases/defaulters??
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Normally nobody bothers about the visibility etc ( I have seen cars with very very dark films -zero visibility driving around). Only when you get into such situation when some speical checking is on, then the cops can catch you because they are there to catch more cases/defaulters??
Actually I have seen traffic police in Surat & Mumbai removing the dark sunfilms using sharp blades . I saw the final sunfilm stripped car in Surat and it looked ugly.
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Actually I have seen traffic police in Surat & Mumbai removing the dark sunfilms using sharp blades . I saw the final sunfilm stripped car in Surat and it looked ugly.

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But here, I have seen many cars with dark films (not at all visible who is inside the car) roaming around freely. I dont know when the cops here will start cracking these guys?
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Folks,

Yesterday I noticed that the fog lamps of my Fiesta don't turn on along with the head lamps (Haven't noticed the fog lamps earlier ). So, is there a seperate way to turn the fog lamps on? Or, is something wrong with it and I should get it checked?

Please note: I don't need fog lamps in Pune, but just wanted to know how to operate them, just in case I might need it some day .

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