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hi shiva hope u remember me. couple of days back i had asked u regarding ford ikon. today am happy to say i took it for 85000. i checked it from the ford dealer and found only issue with the front shocks and needs to be reconditioned and also insurance was expired since that owner(doctor) was not using this car since 6 months( he had bought new astar so). it has a ferrari type star mag and pioneer music system with 130w amp and also leather interiors. but no power steering and power windows. 85k is a good deal ?now my question is should i change shocks for new or recondition works for me? also i need power steering can i fix it and how much it may cost? if know pls let me know the price of new front shocks. please answer me

By Arjun on Dec 27, 2009

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  • Hi Arjun good deal.You can recondition the shock absorber if it is badly gone think about replacement.It will costly aprox 1800 + service charge.Better do not go to fix power steering and it cost you around 40K.For highway ordinary steering is the best.
    Answer by Panicker on Dec 28, 2009

  • Expert Hi,
    I agree with Mr Panicker's comments. Its indeed a genuine deal .You can get the Shocks kit replaced with proper lubrication.Going for powersteering wont be a good idea considering investment needed and condition of vehicel. manual steering solves the purpose of steering.
    Answer by Shiva Shankar on Dec 29, 2009

  • I would say thats a steal deal. You've got an awesome piece for very less price. I would suggest not to go for power steering and power windows for two reasons. 1) Power Steering is not required as the manual steering works pretty well like power steering if the tyre inflation is right. 2) Unnecessary investment.

    If you get power windows after market they may not work properly. It is good only for showing off but not a recommended one. They wont roll up sometimes if there is a small electric problem.

    Get your shocks replaced as that would give you worry free and comfortable performance for quite sometime. You need not worry about it for atleast 2 years. Getting it reconditioned may work only for a short duration and would need it again in 6 months.

    Hope this helps.
    Answer by Sathish on Dec 30, 2009

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