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Dear Xpert, please provide me with the below details about new ford ikon diesel car - 1. road worthiness 2. efficiency on long term 3. how cost effective on long term use ie; 8- 10 years 4. mileage 5. safety 6. dealer locations in North India ( I am Lucknow currently) It seems to be strong compared to Swift Dzire & also less cost. what is your opinion, pls inform. also give latest details on Fiat Punto. thanks & regards Rajeev Shukla

By Rajeev Shukla on Jul 22, 2009

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  • Road Worthy: Yes.
    Efficiency LT : Moderate, The car is dated and hence will get discontinued or will loose value.
    LT Cost Efficiency :Moderate
    Mileage : Good
    Safety :Moderate
    Dealer Location : Can get from ford website.Do a google please.
    Another drawback is that its seating space is limited.
    The FIAT GRANDE PUNTO will score better in all the above parameters among all the 3 cars (except resale value where DZIRE is likely to fare better, but this could change very easily as FIAT are making a strong come back). The DZire is a Swift with a boot and will start looking dated very soon (worse than the indigo indica combination) and may even look ugly once the newness passes away. Where are the Grande Punto is a classical design and will be contemporary forever.
    Answer by Yusuf on Jul 22, 2009

  • Expert Hi,
    Mr Yusaf has given the exact details.Apart from that reommended to test drive petrol version of Linea.
    Answer by Shiva Shankar on Jul 23, 2009

  • bUY IT SIR ITS WORTH IT.
    MILAGE,LONG TERM PERSPECTIVE PERFORMACE IKON HAS IT ALL
    Answer by Ankit on Jul 24, 2009

  • I need to know wether new Ford Ikon diesel will stay in the market ie; sell at least for 3 - 4 more years or will it be discountinued ! & what about the cost of spares in this Car. the dealer informs that Ford has decreased the rates by more than 50 % & earlier days parts were expensive but now the new Duratorq engine in all aluminium and tested for 8 lac Kms. so no problem. Seats are great and give s avery safe & comfortable feel.
    any idea on diesl Punto's mileage. rear seat is short & not so comfortable, seems to be quiet thin !
    Answer by Rajeev Shukla on Jul 26, 2009

  • 1. road worthiness - satisfactory
    2. efficiency on long term - strong and stable, problem appears to be resale value is very less during last 2 years on wards
    3. how cost effective on long term use ie; 8- 10 years -- No major issues till 9 years .. sterring / suspension replaced in 9th year
    4. mileage - fuel efficiency on highways around 11 km / L petrol and bangalore current traffic 6 to 8 km / L petrol
    5. safety - satisfactory
    6. dealer locations in North India ( I am Lucknow currently) - no info with me
    It seems to be strong compared to Swift Dzire & also less cost. what is your opinion, pls inform. - vehicle is strong .. original cost is favourable
    also give latest details on Fiat Punto. - no idea
    Answer by BKV Murthy on Aug 9, 2009

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