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Old 16th June 2010, 13:48   #16
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here are the pictures inline. Sorry didnt know how to do it earlier :(
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Old 16th June 2010, 13:54   #17
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The car looks cool in the sea grey colour. Was surprised to see MH02 vehice still running in BY series. for MH04 in Thane it has already entered the F series.
BTW did you get the alloys from SC Ford or from outside, any info on the cost of the alloys, brand, model. Am planning to go for alloys come August.
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Old 16th June 2010, 14:12   #18
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Now a bit about some small details about the car. What I like:
- The engine is super smooth and quick.
- Steering is precise and confidence inspiring. So much so that I back without looking behind now, just the rear view mirrors do
- Rear view from the cabin is great. Not much of a blind spot anywhere.
- small lights everywhere, in the boot, rear seats
- music system is great. the sound quality as well as FM reception
- AC is a chiller. Need to keep shutting it down to keep myself from freezing :P
- Boot space is huge
- Small bonnet helps in easy maneuvering

What I dont like:
- Rear wiper must have been there
- Opposite side wiper/indicator switch(cannot for my life understand why this cannot be changed)
- Plastic quality is good overall but a couple of places, like the door trim plastics makes sound and goes in if pushed
- fuel consumption in my first filling of 45 L was only 300 kms. Thats about 6.25 KMPL. Sounds horrible even for a new car. Other owners can please let me know if its normal for first filling.
- Ride is a bit bumpy right now. This might be because of wrong tyre pressure. Can someone tell me what will be the right tyre pressure for Fiesta?

Anyways, once you drive it, everything is forgotten and it takes over you. Further review coming soon.

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Old 16th June 2010, 14:21   #19
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Fuel consumption - 6.25kmpl ? tooo low.
I was getting 10+ from the begining on city and 12+ on the highway with 100% A/C.

As per ford, recommended tyre pressure 30 for front and 35 for rear in normal load condition and 30 for front and 44 (??) for rear with full load. Anyway I am keeping 30 for front and 32 for rear with myself only driving or two people on the front seat portion.

I didnt like one thing on the car is -bonnet opening lever kept on the front passenger side which is uncomfortable. You like this?
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Old 16th June 2010, 14:22   #20
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- fuel consumption in my first filling of 45 L was only 300 kms.
Not really normal, do check again. In the second fill, it should at-least cross 8 in city traffic with AC. Ensure your calculations are correct as in distance from full to reserve light and similar.

Also noticed that the newer LE models have body colored door handles and mirrors. The earlier LE models didn't have it.
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What I dont like:
- Rear wiper must have been there I second that felt the need real bad during the recent downpour when I had to rely on parking lights since the OVRMs and the rear window was totally unviewable.

- Opposite side wiper/indicator switch(cannot for my life understand why this cannot be changed) Most of the European/US cars have this, only Asian have it correct for Indian conditions. But you will get used to it pretty soon.

- fuel consumption in my first filling of 45 L was only 300 kms. Thats about 6.25 KMPL. Sounds horrible even for a new car. Other owners can please let me know if its normal for first filling. Thats too low, you should be getting somewhere around 11-12 for the first fill atleast, maybe you are revving more than 2K rpm before the run in.

- Ride is a bit bumpy right now. This might be because of wrong tyre pressure. Can someone tell me what will be the right tyre pressure for Fiesta? The tyre pressure as mentioned in the rear door pillar behind the drivers seat is front & rear - 30 but normally I maintain 30 in front & 32 at rear.

Anyways, once you drive it, everything is forgotten and it takes over you. Rightly said, it take over you too fast an before youn know you have a good amount of kms on your odo.
My comments in bold. One more thing which I sorely miss is the climate control coz the ac needs to be switched on & off too often (inspite of reducing the blower speed)
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Try filling from a different fuel pump station during next fill.
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Old 16th June 2010, 15:30   #23
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Thats too low, you should be getting somewhere around 11-12 for the first fill atleast, maybe you are revving more than 2K rpm before the run in. - I thought this should be less than 3k RPM upto 1k kms. I am driving between 1 to 3k RPM consistently. mostly arnd 2k mark. Is that a big problem? Am gonna fill up today and see how it performs this time. Hope to touch 10 at least.
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Amit

The car looks cool in the sea grey colour. Was surprised to see MH02 vehice still running in BY series. for MH04 in Thane it has already entered the F series.
BTW did you get the alloys from SC Ford or from outside, any info on the cost of the alloys, brand, model. Am planning to go for alloys come August.
Got the Alloys from SC Ford itself. Dont remember the model name but its in their catalog. Cost me 17k. I absolutely love them
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Hi Amit,
welcome to the club. As far as i know, yours is fourth Sea Grey in T-BHP.
I also bought my Sea Grey Fiesta from the same dealer as yours and its a great color.
You can check out my thread below.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...xi-petrol.html (Finally bought a Fiesta 1.6 ZXI petrol)

Enjoy your new found power.

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Amit, what about uploading some "Good" Fiesta pictures? The "Bad" Fiesta pictures itself are, however, looking quite nice.

Edit: Okay, seen the reuploaded picture. Sea Grey is growing on me now.

This 6+ something FE - have you calculated using the tankfull method or going by DTE estimates?

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This 6+ something FE - have you calculated using the tankfull method or going by DTE estimates?
Sanjay da, do you remember talking about Fiesta's city FE few days back? You congratulated me on getting best in-city FE. Look, nair sir is getting 10+ and godlur 12 . I think you have to take your word back.

My last tank full calculation again brought down the FE to 8.8 KMPH (100% city, 100% AC) from 9.5. Think there is a new culprit for it - I have to refill air tyres every 5 days, and on top of it - all tires show different air pressures in different refilling stations.
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Mayukh, get yourself a air-pump from ebay like Nairji has done. 10 & 12 are extremes and depends on a lot of factors, I think if one get between 9 & 10 in city, nothing to worry about. Anything less than 8, whatever the conditions, is definitely a cause for worry.

Tyre pressure contibutes a lot. I am keeping 32 for all 4, and my FE is settled around 9 (I am getting 8.5 to 9.5 between different tankfulls). Yday completed my 2nd service..let me see if the FE improves - I fear not, since post the oil change, in the 2nd gear I am touching 3Krpm without even knowing or straining much (2-2.2K is supposed to be ideal rpm for shifting)

Godhlur is getting 12? In City? In Mumbai? Must be kidding? Has he got a duratorq or duratech? Or, his daily trip up/down must be 100% on the sea-link.
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Mayukh, i second what Sanjayc says. My 1.6 gives me 9-10 on the Thane Bandra stretch with 100% A.C. And around 12 on the highways easy.
And yes the tyre pressure is important. I get it checked every alternate day and maintain 30 all through out as i always drive alone. The recommended is 30 in the front and 32 at the back. Suggest you stick to normal HP petrol for best results. Works for me and find a reliable petrol pump and stick to it for both air and petrol. Anything more than 10 in city with the A.C on would be Utopian.
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Godhlur is getting 12? In City? In Mumbai? Must be kidding? Has he got a duratorq or duratech? Or, his daily trip up/down must be 100% on the sea-link.
Yes Sir, I am getting around 12 on avg with 70% highway & 30 % city drive on tankful to tankful conditions. I commute from Thane to Powai a distance of 23 kms to & fro maintaining a speed of 60-70 kmph and at min traffic periods i.e 7 am in the mornings & 5 pm in the evenings. I do get the tyre pressure checked every week & maintain it at 32 in front & 30 in rear (although the pressures mentioned on the car pillar are 30 for all tyres on min load). Above all I use IFTEX G regularly. Guess this all helps in getting a good average.
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