Ford Fiesta 1.6S Ownership Review

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Yes. Ginu, Arun, Premlal are now in Harry. All of them are really good technically. Overall I felt service in Harry is really good.
Prem is the one who's right now handling my car. His experience speaks for himself [:)]

Most are well versed at technical in service centres,its the attitude of them towards customers which makes them shine over others .
Service advisors who aren't bothered about incentives are the best ones .
True that !!
 
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The tie rods were up for a change since few weeks, I have been busy with some errands around and that's why it was kept on hold. Recently the metal clattering sound really started to annoy me and took it to Harry Ford on Friday.

Lifted Up and Tie Rods detached.

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Kaput Tie rod

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New Part

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See the Difference [cry]

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Rear Drum was making noises, Opened up to check the pads , Cleaned it and refit back.

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Opened up to check the air filter.

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Tiresome job comparing the fact that almost all cars have clips holding them and don't need to remove the whole AF box and then unscrew 6 bolts[lol]

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Dirty and Clogged up.

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Final Touch

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Total Bill and parts changed

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My friend working there helped me get a 5% discount on parts and 10% discount on Labor and they were having some customer campaign and as a part, I got a full car wash and Interior cleaning free :)

Final Bill after the discounts

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Took the car for a quick drive yesterday night and straightaway there is a massive difference in the pull and the power band feels so strong and engine pulls much more freely. Thanks to the new clean AF. The metal clattering sound of the Kaput Tie rods is no more and the car feels a bit more connected.[clap]
 
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I really appreciate the way you have been caring this car. Even I would like to pursue my distant dream of owning a Aquarius blue Fiesta S. Only if I can get rid of my Vento TSI though as I'm trying to sell it.
I would like to know if the stiffened dampers and suspension components are available for 1.6S. Rest of the spares won't be a problem as they are shared with regular Fiesta.
 
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I really appreciate the way you have been caring this car. Even I would like to pursue my distant dream of owning a Aquarius blue Fiesta S. Only if I can get rid of my Vento TSI though as I'm trying to sell it.
I would like to know if the stiffened dampers and suspension components are available for 1.6S. Rest of the spares won't be a problem as they are shared with regular Fiesta.
Hey thanks man[:)]

Yes the stiffened dampers are still available. Steering rack is different for S, It is available as well, even the body kits.

The only thing that is unavailable is the OE alloys for S and the Rear Spoiler. [roll]
 
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Hey thanks man[:)]

Yes the stiffened dampers are still available. Steering rack is different for S, It is available as well, even the body kits.

The only thing that is unavailable is the OE alloys for S and the Rear Spoiler. [roll]
Great news and that increases my hope of finding one. I just came across a 80000 kms done 2009 Aquarius blue 1.6S in Pune and I hope to talk to finalise. But I'm worried if I can get a good deal for my Vento. I would love to flaunt a 1.6S and 2015 Fiesta in my garage as they would be the best machines ever available in India. The punch of the 1.6 motor of Fiesta and the midrange along with zero turbo lag of the modern Fiesta is a great combination. That's may be hunting in pairs!
 

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