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Old 20th March 2010, 23:53   #1021
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I really want to know if there is anything else removed from the ZXi compared to Titanium.

So far we have seen the plastic centre console around handbrake is not there in ZXi but there is no mention in brochure. Hopefully we can get this fitted later on as that will be the only bottle holder in the rear.

The EXi says no Tachometer but the EXi seen has the Tacho.

Why does the brochure have these typos?
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I really want to know if there is anything else removed from the ZXi compared to Titanium.

So far we have seen the plastic centre console around handbrake is not there in ZXi but there is no mention in brochure. Hopefully we can get this fitted later on as that will be the only bottle holder in the rear.
I think there are bottle holders one every door, including rear.
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Vids was referring to the centre bottle/cup holder just behind the handbrake.
Hey, I hope you are working on getting us some answers. Here are the questions again.

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@ Mustang101. Some more queries
  • Does the diesel have hydraulic or rubber mounts?
  • Does it have the infamous 'dog bar' from the Fiesta?
Does the Titanium have
  • Rear fog lights?
  • Front seat belt pretensioner?
  • Front seat belt load limiters?
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Hey, I hope you are working on getting us some answers. Here are the questions again.

Q. Does the diesel have hydraulic or rubber mounts?
A. Rubber Mounts

Q. Does it have the infamous 'dog bar' from the Fiesta?
A. What do you mean by the dog bar?


Does the Titanium have

Q. Rear fog lights?
A. Yes it is inbuilt in the tail lamp cluster.

Q. Front seat belt pretensioner?
A. Yes.

Q. Front seat belt load limiters?
A. Yes
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Q. Does it have the infamous 'dog bar' from the Fiesta?
A. What do you mean by the dog bar?


Does the Titanium have

Q. Rear fog lights?
A. Yes it is inbuilt in the tail lamp cluster.

Q. Front seat belt pretensioner?
A. Yes.

Q. Front seat belt load limiters?
A. Yes
Thanks for the replies Mustang.101.

The 3 questions above for Titanium. Are these features on the ZXi as well?

The Dog bar is the horizontal/diagonal metal bar which was in the Fiesta in front of the radiator behind the bumper to prevent radiator damage when you hit a dog/cattle.

This feature was specially advertised for India.
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Thanks for the replies Mustang.101.

The 3 questions above for Titanium. Are these features on the ZXi as well?

The Dog bar is the horizontal/diagonal metal bar which was in the Fiesta in front of the radiator behind the bumper to prevent radiator damage when you hit a dog/cattle.

This feature was specially advertised for India.

These Features are also on ZXi

No, I dont think that the dog bar is present as I have not seen it.
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These Features are also on ZXi
Q. Rear fog lights?
A. Yes it is inbuilt in the tail lamp cluster.

Q. Front seat belt pretensioner?
A. Yes.

Q. Front seat belt load limiters?
A. Yes

Mustang, These features are also there on the Exi also right?

thanks mustang I will make sure they dont give me icici crappy insurance.
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Hmmm, Another difference not given in the brochure.

Titanium version has 260mm diameter brake discs up front and 203mm brake drums in the rear.

The lower variants have 238mm brake discs up front and 180mm brake drums at the rear.

I fail to understand why these major difference are nowhere advertised in the brochure.
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Hmmm, Another difference not given in the brochure.

Titanium version has 260mm diameter brake discs up front and 203mm brake drums in the rear.

The lower variants have 238mm brake discs up front and 180mm brake drums at the rear.

I fail to understand why these major difference are nowhere advertised in the brochure.
This is due to abs in titanium. In many reviews this is mention. Even GTO have said titanium has a larger disc brakes than others.
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Old 21st March 2010, 19:11   #1030
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Had been to Lathangi Ford for test drive in evening and here are my experience
SATURDAY:

1. Its a mela crowd at Ford showroom!!! Phew! There were 4-5 test drive cars and there wasn't any cars idle. Thats a great start Ford! Congratulations!!!

2. They sales Guys like Mayya etc were ethu. trying to balance everybody out there with the test drives.

3. I took rhe Petrol Tit version test drive. Most P test drives where with 2 customers, so was mine, so we were 5 in total in the car.

Experience:
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- Damn good low end Torgue.
- No so exciting mid range (40-80) acceleration even when we switch off A/c. Now here I must bring to your notice that we were 5 in car : we 2, another couple and this Mayya Sales Guy. -

(Thats approx 80+50+70+50+65=315kgs)

With that I don't see any issues for small families. The mid range can be exciting when not fully loaded.
I understand Folks rating this bad based on Civic, Honda, Fiesta etc etc.

I clearly see a good engine & all great package if you are upgrading from current (< 4 Lacs) range.

- For me the biggest question is highway milage with decent driving ( with ~100 kmph cruising, no hard acceleration, downshifted overtaking) etc. So I am forced for now to wait for the data before jumping in (Vow ? What happens to the unbreakable Vow ?)

- There was one bottom scrap at a weird angle while getting down from tar road to mud road. Speed breakers were well past in the billekalhalli area.

-Nobody @ Showroom was acknowledging the bigger brakes on Titanium. Hence need to check out the lower version braking with test drive once more. The Lxi model is decent buy... However I don't know what critical areas Ford has cut-down for Lxi. Visibly there is no left mirror, no silver finish on dash, no RPM, the rims are white, etc etc. I sincerely hope there is no chassis/suspension changes between Titanium vs lower models (esp. Lxi, Exi) like in Fiat Palio - No Balancing Rod that would be big letdown.

Ford has that jump start this FY, If it can follow up with good no-nonsense service it will be great second coming.
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No bottle holder around the handbrake in lower models. Confirmed this at the showroom. Only available on the Titanium.

Color spectrum:
Green was unaimously the favourite color in my family.
Red got 1 vote while White was admired but not considered practical.
I would love the Aquarius Blue on this. But hell, no such option of even blue.
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I posted a sheet containing the prices for Chennai.

Page 45

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...review-45.html

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What is the OTR price for your variant in Chennai?
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This thread had crossed 80 pages in 2 months. Did any other test drive thread created so much of attention?
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Mustang.101, I think most of us would agree that your posts have been extremely helpful. Since you have already declared that you work for Ford, it is understood that some of your subjective comments need to be taken with a pinch of salt. But I think you are entitled to your opinion nevertheless as a Ford owner and a Team BHP member. If you feel the Figo is stable at 150 kmph, that's your opinion. Just put a disclaimer after every such post and people can draw their own conclusions.

Question time again. Figo TDCi is being advertised with a 1 year/10K service interval. Does that now apply to the Fiesta TDCi too? As far as I know, the Fiesta is 6 months/5K kms.

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Question time again. Figo TDCi is being advertised with a 1 year/10K service interval. Does that now apply to the Fiesta TDCi too? As far as I know, the Fiesta is 6 months/5K kms.
No for fiesta it will remain the same ie. 6 months / 5000 kms.
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