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I am planning to buy an ford ikon 1.4L duratorq diesel vehicle. But friends are saying that the maintenance cost is high in ford and instead suggesting to go for swift dzire vdi which is costlier by about 70k(waiting period is waived off by paying extra 10k black money to the dealer). What do you suggest? which car is better ? What is typical cost of maintenance of swift dzire and ford ikon diesel for a period of 4 years. Thanks in advance for your help

By Udaya on Aug 8, 2009

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  • I dun suggest for any ford car..cuz i had a ford fiesta..i spend around 3-4lakhs till now on it...n it still has many repairs..im telling u cuz the new ikon n fiesta have the same engine..trust me..my car is 2yr old n 70k KM done..the best way i can tell u is "FORD SUXXX" best if u thinking of swift the that is the best choice..
    Answer by Tej on Aug 9, 2009

  • I suggest you to go for Ford Ikon TDCI if you want stability,power,safety,quality...........etc..
    Answer by PUNEESH on Aug 9, 2009

  • Hi, It depends on your usage..If you are going to drive too much, then I go for Swift,otherwise IKON is also a good choice, with good power,and stability.I had a ford IKON for 3 years and I did not spend any money apart from the regular service.It was under warranty for 3 years, and I dint use much.
    Though I love ford too much and was a proud owner, I would have gone for Swift if the difference is only 70K.
    Choice is urs...
    Answer by Jiten on Aug 9, 2009

  • Yes the maintain cost of Ford Ikon is very much as i have already spent around Rs.22000/- for two year.The best car i think for Indian roads is Swift Dzire.I trust All the Maurti Products.
    Answer by Shanthkumar on Aug 10, 2009

  • I really don't think you need to worry about maintenance, but the trouble is that the IKON is a bit dated, is a narrow car (cant seat 3ppl at the back). The DZIRE on the other hand, has been a success in India, but it really looks ugly and I think will get into the list of 50ugliest cars of 21st century (Infact most of the current list look better). If you are spending 5.5lacs, make sense to stretch a bit (20%more) and buy a car that you can use with Pride (IKON will get outdated soon,So will LOGAN), Safety (DZIRE not upto mark) & enjoy it without costing the earth (FORD FIESTA,SX4 are more expensive). So on every count, the best choice is the FIAT LINEA.
    Answer by Yusuf on Aug 10, 2009

  • Expert Hi,
    Among the two it will be worth going for the new Ikon as it has better build quality and features.Though the Spares are costlier than dzire , there wont be much difference.
    Answer by Shiva Shankar on Aug 22, 2009

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