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Old 3rd December 2007, 13:48   #106
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Mag, even with the crazy traffic conditions, your car is returning good mileage figures. Between, you drive with a light foot, i suppose.
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Planning on heading to Kerala for Xmas with the car, and that should see us heading on a long trip after the Coorg trip last month.
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Heard riju was also coming. Any chance of coming to trivandrum?
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Heard riju was also coming. Any chance of coming to trivandrum?
I dont suppose i would be there for many days. Also Tvm is much further south. I would be in Kottayam near Kumarakom.
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i am planin to buy the ford ikon 1.3....but i hv head of rumours sayin production will be stopped shortly......is it true??
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i am planin to buy the ford ikon 1.3....but i hv head of rumours sayin production will be stopped shortly......is it true??
Yes. Think they've already stopped it. Been more than a month.
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Yes. Think they've already stopped it. Been more than a month.
So are they planning to survive with only Fiesta? I don't think they sell more than a handful of Fusions or even Endy's?
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well i do not think so, people quoting that ikon will be stopped can through any PR's for all.
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The Ikon 1.3 Flair is still in production. They just launched a new colour last month Copper Rust.
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is the 'panther' that is being referred to here in this thread?
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is the 'panther' that is being referred to here in this thread?
Was that the trim in which it was offered or one of the limited editions My memory!
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Great to read about Ikon and Ikon fans.

A lot of discussion on mileage, well we can understand why! My Ikon (odometer reading ~6000kms with AC 70-80%) gives 10-12 kmpl in Pune (very short drives, 1.5 to 4kms), about 15 kmpl on highways and about 18-19 kmpl on the expressway. I am pretty sure these numbers will change as soon as I shift to Shell.
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Yes. Think they've already stopped it. Been more than a month.
Dan, any confirmed source for this info?

Just back from a road trip to Kerala with the car. Got 19kmpl as my personal mileage record on one of the drives.

That apart, the crater infested roads of Tamil Nadu along with high speed driving from me, ensured that the car came back with two flying wheelcaps, and two bent rims on the front wheels. Managed to salvage one of the wheelcaps, while the other one i seem to have donated to the TN roads department.

Should get the car attended to over the coming weekend. It looks rather ugly now with the black and bent rims.
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Finally attended to Mike over the weekend. Got the wheel rims straightened out, and also wheel balancing and alignment done, along with rotation of all 5 wheels.

The steering wobbling which was present earlier has now been taken care of with the above job. There still is some slight rattle which needs to be taken care of. Since i was in a hurry wasnt able to offer the service guys the liberty to fiddle around and explore.

With one wheelcap being donated to the TN roads department, i had to purchase a new one which cost Rs.460/-. Finally its back to having all 4 of them.

Will put up a pic tomorrow.
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Finally attended to Mike over the weekend. Got the wheel rims straightened out, and also wheel balancing and alignment done, along with rotation of all 5 wheels.

The steering wobbling which was present earlier has now been taken care of with the above job. There still is some slight rattle which needs to be taken care of. Since i was in a hurry wasnt able to offer the service guys the liberty to fiddle around and explore.

With one wheelcap being donated to the TN roads department, i had to purchase a new one which cost Rs.460/-. Finally its back to having all 4 of them.

Will put up a pic tomorrow.
What sir, go get alloys sir , especially u being in bangalore a city of car lovers !!
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@nikunj, with the occassional highway runs that would be coming up this year, i fear for the alloys if i were to upgrade to them. Its not in my nature to keep going slow over huge craters, specially when they seem to have no end in sight, and i feel i would definitely crack them for sure.

That said, i would defintely love to upgrade.
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