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Old 4th December 2008, 14:26   #46
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Everyone, including me, who have bought Ford Fiestas recently will regret their hurry to get behind the wheels of their new cars. Ford has cut the price of the Fiesta by as much as 90,000 rupees! No point in saying `if only I had waited' since nobody will ever have a clue about such price cuts. Still, it causes heartburn. This is one act by the companies which leaves the buyer greatly irritated and gives him no avenue to seek solutions. The buyer can't complain, can't reverse his decision to buy the car and seek any recourse. The company is justified, saying this is a limited offer or whatever to spur sales. It is not obliged to give money back to the previous buyers, becuase then there is no end to it. So at the end of it all, we can just feel let down by the carmaker. What do you all say?

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I think that the base version is of Rs 5.38 Lakh and the original price for the same is around Rs 6 Lakh. So, not much a difference :(
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I think that the base version is of Rs 5.38 Lakh and the original price for the same is around Rs 6 Lakh. So, not much a difference :(
The non-offer cost of the base version is around 6.2 ex-showroom Delhi. Thats a whopping 82k off.
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^^ Its now 5.28 lakhs ex showroom Delhi.
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not for bombay it seems i went today they are still selling at old prices. ill get the zxi if its cheap surely. please find out if bombay is getting this deal. i found out in SC ford they denied and said only for delhi people. i was like ***, how dumb. i drove the diesel its decent but ill get the petrol if its under 6.5 on road.
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I'm about to take delivery of my Platinum Fiesta S this sunday. But the discounts dont really apply for the Sport.

If the option had been ZXi it would be a deal sweetener.
Any way I got a corporate discount last month for the sport @ 8.1 L OTR blr so still not so bad.
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Hello,
Everyone, including me, who have bought Ford Fiestas recently will regret their hurry to get behind the wheels of their new cars. Ford has cut the price of the Fiesta by as much as 90,000 rupees! No point in saying `if only I had waited' since nobody will ever have a clue about such price cuts. Still, it causes heartburn. This is one act by the companies which leaves the buyer greatly irritated and gives him no avenue to seek solutions. The buyer can't complain, can't reverse his decision to buy the car and seek any recourse. The company is justified, saying this is a limited offer or whatever to spur sales. It is not obliged to give money back to the previous buyers, becuase then there is no end to it. So at the end of it all, we can just feel let down by the carmaker. What do you all say?
Even I am in same position as I bought my Skoda Fabia Ambient 1.2L petrol on 26 Nov and now company is offering free maintenance package for 3 years starting today.
i.e: average cost of service is around Rs.4000 per service, which means Rs.8000 minimum per year. So I will have to pay approx. 24000 in following years which new buyers will save for sure. If I would have waited a week I would have got this benefit too.
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It is on the website now. india.ford.com
yes and today in news papers too, wondering why? offer is from 3rd Dec to 12 Dec and the add published on 4th Dec ford needs good management guys
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now hyundai starts its price cut

Hyundai slashes car prices by up to Rs 33,000- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

how long will these price cuts hold on
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can current ford fiesta owners say that this car is worth it or not. the zxi model which i liked is for 6.8 on road bombay. is it worth on a FORD, plus add 10k for maintainence plan. confused.
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yes and today in news papers too, wondering why? offer is from 3rd Dec to 12 Dec and the add published on 4th Dec ford needs good management guys
Check TOI for yesterday. It was there on the back page itself.
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can current ford fiesta owners say that this car is worth it or not. the zxi model which i liked is for 6.8 on road bombay. is it worth on a FORD, plus add 10k for maintainence plan. confused.
Jesal, there are a lot of satisfied Fiesta owners on the forum. Long timers such as Suman, and a whole lot of new owners as well. Check out their ownership threads to get an idea about the regular servicing costs. After that you would need to decide if the maintenance plan is worth it or not.
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Jesal, there are a lot of satisfied Fiesta owners on the forum. Long timers such as Suman, and a whole lot of new owners as well. Check out their ownership threads to get an idea about the regular servicing costs. After that you would need to decide if the maintenance plan is worth it or not.
i did drive the diesel today but still to take the petrol for a run. i do like the car but i also know horrid stories about a ford escort and ikon. i have owned and ikon as well and sold for peanuts. fuel pump issues is the most common one of those problems. is it worth spending 1 lak more over this and not a swift vdi. dont get into the compare. of hatch and sedan i know that already. i dont mind a big car but 7 laks has got me thinking. that whole 5.3 is out of the box to 7 laks on road.
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Was trying to play the 2 ford dealers in Hyderbad against each other

First dealer original prices
1.6 Petrol Exi = 6.17L OTR
1.6 Petrol Zxi = 6.51L OTR
1.6 Petrol Sxi = 7.98L OTR

Second dealer Prices
1.6 Petrol Exi = 6.15L OTR
1.6 Petrol Zxi = 6.46L OTR
1.6 Petrol Sxi = 7.89L OTR

pure speculation but I think the SXi prices are going to drop another 20-25K during weekend(esp with a chequebook in hand )
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So Fiesta Exi petrol = Ikon Diesel (in terms of pricing, difference of just 10-20k)
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