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16 years & 1.12 lakh kms with a Ford Fiesta 1.6 petrol; still loving it

The manic pull of this engine and its aural company is still a joy to experience, and has remained unaffected by the law of diminishing returns.

BHPian GForceEnjoyer recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

The car turns 16 years old today! The odometer stands at 112021 km as of now. It still never fails to put a smile on my face on each drive, no matter where it may be. It also means that there are two years and a couple of weeks to go, before I turn 18 and can learn to drive in this very car.

Taken when returning from Gandikota and en route to Nagarjuna Sagar respectively. What a great companion for the open road:

Service:

The routine half-yearly service was carried out recently, including an oil change. The air filter and the drain plug washer was also changed. All has been normal, apart from a strange squeaking noise (much like wet brakes) that sometimes occurs when crawling at low speeds, irrespective of engine speed. This was said to be due to an issue with the brakes which was said to be fixed during the service. However, the issue has recently resurfaced. We will be getting this checked out when possible. Has anyone experienced this? Help would be welcome.

Running has been quite low recently; great excuse for a highway run soon. The manic pull of this engine and its aural company is still a joy to experience, and has remained unaffected by the law of diminishing returns.

Until next time. Cheers!

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