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Ford Ikon TDCI - positives & negatives needed

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Positive's: Shocking Price<Rs.5.19 L exhsowroom>, Great engine, Performance visavis Fiesta TDCI, good handling, Accessories: Fog's, Alloy's, Mp3/bluetooth enabled, central locking.

Negative's: Old car, not so refined, grabby brake's, and shoddy interior's. lack's safety kit< no ABS, airbag's>.

 

 

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hey DD

i think there is airbag in this new version!!

not sure about ABS

pros- mouth watering price, great and tested engine with fiesta, some new features!

cons- old ancestry shows

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i have recently booked an ikon tdci and here is what i think:

1. Pros: Ikon is more spacious esp in rear seat and has a bigger boot than dzire. Waiting is period for ikon is somethink one can live with. Has engine of fiesta which is atleast comparable to swift's engine. Beige interiors that dzire does not have. Ikon is like 70K cheaper than dzire vdi!! Ikon has better plastics than dzire and is likely to be more fuel efficient IMHO.

 

2. Cons: Ikon is ford product so After sale service might be an issue and maintainence will surely be costlier than maruti (i am yet to face these but ACI forum members assured me that ford has improved on both the fronts now). Resale value will see dzire score over ikon but see ikon already saves you 70k while buying ;-)

 

 

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Well if only a product is concerned though old, Ikon is a good product as far as solidity, space, comfort, are concerned..Interiors now feels old but still arent like Palio with which you cant live...And it looks good even today..

 

And Yes Fords are expensive to maintain and after sales service isnt that good..But its a good product and also it has good ride and handling.. 

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ikon is a dated product...resale value will be really rock bottom and not to mention the pricing of spare parts which is just atrocius.....dzire has many equipments which ikon doesnt have at all and which you might not even find in d fiesta tdci....and to conclude the revolutionary mjd engine which is d best and produces more power than ikon !!!!

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Hey,

Ikon??? Seriously? The car used to be a good one..but not any more! Consider the competition! Dzire, Logan, which are far better! The main issue is the spare part costs and servicing factor! You may save 70k initially when compared to a swift vdi, but you will lose a lot more when you sell this! You see, in a second hand market, nobody is bothered about the type of your diesel engine! It can be the old 1.9 or the new 1.4 from the fiesta, your re-sale value will be really pathetic!

Besides, there is no reason to buy the petrol version! You can actually but the dzire vxi, which does not have a huge waiting period like the diesel, or may be even an accent!

But, if some one cannot extend their budget and wants a sedan badly, then you dont have a choice!

Rather, if you can wait, wait for the new indigo mjd, to be launched in March/april 09.

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The new Ford Ik TDCi 1.4 Diesel has extended warranty and maintenance cost will not be high - at leasr for first 3 years. Ford scores over Dzire in terms of bright airy interiors, ample rear seat leg space, and frugal reliable proven diesel engine. The TDCi engine (from Fiests) provides 68BHP power which gives it a fantastic acceleration with no hint of turbolag.

Dzire diesel engine is as good with good accelearation.  However, looks of Dzire is terrible. The front and rear do not match.  The Swift looks great -but putting a boot on it spoils  its looks completely. If you are not bothered about looks then go in for the Dzire. The Ford Ikon TDCi though a bit dated still looks Great!

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