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|14th July 2006, 11:52||#16|
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Cochin is probably choc-a bloc with guys who have loads of money, and want only new cars! A 3-year-old Ikon costs about 3.25 lakhs in Calicut-I know 2 friends who upgraded within the last 6 months or so!
|14th July 2006, 16:04||#17|
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No hard feelings. I have not said anything about the dealerships. What I meant was that the car should be initially trouble free. That is where the Japs are way ahead. And by Japs I mean their manufacturing techniques and QC. And whether it is in India or Thailand or Timbuktoo for all I know, the Japs will use their own unique manufacturing techniques. Dealers will always be dealers and whether they are Ford dealers or Honda dealers makes little difference. Customer service at the dealer level still leaves a lot to be desired.
I know four Fiesta owners. Two have mentioned problems without me asking them. The other two I would'nt bother to ask as I am not in the market for a new car and so it doesn't matter to me. I am only trying to say that if Ford is not careful, then instead of people going fida they'll be going "bye-bye" and the Fiesta will go the Ikon way. And by the way, I love Fords and would be disappointed if the Fiesta was not successful.
|14th July 2006, 16:12||#18|
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|14th July 2006, 17:18||#19|
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Fiesta is a "do or die" product for Ford. Either they will live with this or they will die. All of the other products for Ford are failures in India. If not failure they're not at all revenue earners for them.
Will the New Accent and a host of other Diesel Engines to be launched make it "die" situation rather than the "do" one?
|14th July 2006, 20:37||#20|
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Fiesta is a good car.
The sole determinent of Fiesta's longevity will be its cost of spares. Address that and Ford has a market winner.
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