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thanks a lot for a quick reply shiva. what mileage i can expect in city and in highway from ikon? and 115000 is worth buying a 2001 ikon? condition is good and serviced in authorised showrooms only. how many kms makes service due. as am owning 800 which is far comparision with ikon am frustrated making a decision. kindly help me out "
By Ravi 11 November 2009

The Ikon is one of the worst cars on the road today. This particular car you have looked at may be in good condition, and you may have a good feeling driving it, but in terms of mileage, you will get anywhere between 8-12 with the a/c on. On the highway, with a steady speed between 70-80km/hr, you can expect 12-14 at best. Be prepared for plenty of repairs. I have a friend who has an Ikon, a Honda City and a Baleno, and his least preferred car is the Ikon. He doesn't even want to sell it because it makes him look bad. Asking price for the same year as you mention is about 75,000. Your 800 is a much better machine. The Ikon has lousy resale value too.

Answer by B S Kumar 11 November 2009
Expert`s comment:

The price quoted is much lesser than the actual resale value of Ikon of 2001.The best mileage that cn be expected is around 13KMPL max.The competiton for Ikon would be a good conditioned Maruti Esteem.However as far as the 2001 model is concerned, it seems to be a genuine offer and recommended to go ahead with the same.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 11 November 2009

Dear BS Kumar Ikon is a proven car and it awas a hot selling few years back.Ford engines are one of the best engines in the world.It may bit costlier maintanence compares to Maruthi.I think its good deal if it is from a genuine person.Average resale value in South is around 1-1.5L.

Answer by Panicker 11 November 2009

Dear I have been using Ikon for more than 4 years. I kept both 1.3 and 1.6 versions. The average of 1.3 in city is 13 without AC and 10 on AC while on highway its 12 with AC and 16 without AC. While 1.6 gives 10-11 without AC in city and 8 on AC. On highway without AC 12-14 and with AC 10-12.

But 1300CC is better car than 1600CC in average and maintenance, but if you really want the taste of high speed and pickup then go for 1600cc.

2001 model should not be more than 80-90 thousand only if the car is in good condition. For 1.15 lakh I can get you 2004 model Ikon.

Answer by Rony 11 November 2009

If u want to make ur life miseraable ............go ahead with ikon..Very high maintainance..

Answer by Akash 11 November 2009

Hi Mr. Rony,

Please give me your contact details.

I need FORD IKON 2004 MODEL at your quoted price.
Please send your contact details to my mobile
9629866868 or by reply to this question.


Answer by Jey 12 December 2009
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