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buying used ikon 1.6 nxt

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i am keen on buying an ikon for going to college . could someone pls tell me what aspects should i look at while buying it . it is the 1.6 nxt 2003 model .

 

Just check if you have enough bank balance to maintain it smiley18.gif.  They are problematic machines. I am telling this from my own experience. Try a City Vtec instead (Old one)

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i am keen on buying an ikon for going to college . could someone pls tell me what aspects should i look at while buying it . it is the 1.6 nxt 2003 model .

 

Just check if you have enough bank balance to maintain it smiley18.gif.  They are problematic machines. I am telling this from my own experience. Try a City Vtec instead (Old one)

 

Yup i completely agree with the above. IKON is a very expensive vehicel to maintain. Look for a OLD HONDA CITY in a good condition instead. Shouldnt cost you more than 3lacs. 3lacs in the upper bracket.

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could u pls tell me what type of problems would i face because i'm getting the ikon just for 1.7 lac with the car clocking just 45000 kms .

 

I dont know exactly, but the general opinion is that its a very expensive vehicle to maintian. SPARES are costly. Make sure that you dont end up paying a huge bill when some maintainence issue. 1.7 Lacs sounds very juicy but its has its own downsides.

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could u pls tell me what type of problems would i face because i'm getting the ikon just for 1.7 lac with the car clocking just 45000 kms .

 

  • Bad fuel efficiency: I get as little as 8kmpl  these days with a light foot on the gas pedal.
  • A/C is not very effective.
  • Spares are expensive
  • The Ikons have a peculiar tendency to develop problem with the ignition. You turn the key and nothing happens. This problem particularly has been very frustrating with even the service guys not able to figure out properly.
  • Brakes are the biggest let down. With all the power and handling, you will still be scared to use all of it simply becasue it won't stop in time.
  • Handling deteriorates with 5 on board.

 

 

 

 

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ive had a bitter experience going in for a 2nd hand ikon, i got it real cheap because of low resale value but later paid through nose to maintain it.

the following needed repair or replacement:

power steering- replacement,

brakes- discs & drums,

suspension componets,

bushes,

ac- compressor,

key mech.,

lights- frequent failuers,

wipers, & many more items.

the worst part is spares are too expensive, not readily available, & poor service standards, moreover you would not get anything from outside.

the only saving grace for me was that i was able to find a suitable customer around whose neck went the dead snake. thank god!!

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my advice is do not go for a 2nd hand car that has clocked close to 50000 km. Some issue or the other will keep coming up... And espcially if it is an expensive to maintain car like Ikon,  u'l end up spending lot of money

This is what i have experienced with my Zen. Great car, but i got it at 46000km.. keeps throwing up some small issue or the other...

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Hi Nitesh ,

i feel the The Ikon Lacks the flair and look more like an outdated car. the NXt was good looking with alloys!but Ford is high on Maintence too! so it would not make a real sense for going in to a 5 yrs old Ikon ! but the pricing looks mouth watering , i hope its 1.6 NXT SXi which comes with alloys , well you could bargain to 1.6 or 1.5 lakh rs! and for the pprice you are paying seems to be a fair enough deal!

Cheers~!

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