Re: Ford Fiesta Classic 1.6 SXi – Requesting Owner's Opinions
Hey 350Z, great choice, but before you go ahead with the purchase, I am tempted to mke you reconsider
2 years back it would have been absolute no brainer and it would have been Fiesta 1.6 S, but now with Linea T Jet in picture, not that easy.
I believe you are pretty much an entusiast, so I will discuss only what is relevant to the cause.
Verna- Not sure why this car needs that much power. It used to be a big boat and now with newer design it has become a nimble boat with excellent brakes. But a boat is a boat at the end of day.
. Unsusable power, what a pity.
Honda City- V Tec engine is great. Power is not perfectly linear and which is good as well bad. Mid range is dissappointing but low end and top end are good (make sense in both bumper to bumper and highway). Handling is precise, direct but steering does not speak to the driver. A practical car but 1.6 SXI is better, and cheap also (from a drivers perspective). Also ride quality, especially on non confirming road is bit on the lower side in Honda. Fiesta I would say has average ride in the rear, but in driving seat, it's all but planted. And THAT's what matters. Even though City is faster by all means, but not as fun as Fiesta.
Honda City would have been a better car with strong, mid range, and if it could have filtered the bad roads, with as much ease as it handles good roads. What if steering give a good feedback, Wow it will have been a dream car, but just think we have all of it in FIAT LINEA T-Jet. Think of it as a Honda T Jet with that price.
City with 150 KG lighter is faster in 0-100, but between drivable speeds (20-100) Linea can push you all the way back to your seta. You are in Torque territory my dear. Man its damn addictive. T Jet is a Fiesta with more power, Honda with better road grip and Linea with all it's comfort.
Go for THE TANK-- You can break easily break the dealer on price.I spoke to Team Techno delaer at Dwarka who was giving me close to 1 lac design on an older model. May be you can ask him for more at year end. Rememeber you are buying car for yourself not for somebody else (resale
), so shouldn't worry too much on that.
Also 195/60 R15 are good in T Jet, as compared to 205/60 in T Jet Plus, as it provides adequate grip and nimbleness too. so T jet will just suit you fine.