i have purchased a 2002 1 2 ELX fiat palio from a local

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i have purchased a 2002 1.2 ELX fiat palio from a local dealer and there is a oil leak from the engine and also the vehicle is running 7-9 kmpl the dealer has given me an option to change the vehicle with a 2000 model ford ikon full option model 1.6 . Is this car a better deal than a fiat palio 1.2 ELX and what milage can be expected from 1.6 ikon 2000 model, will maintainece be heavier than a fiat?
  • 4570 day(s) ago by Shekhar Thakur
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Roshan Babu
Both cars are heavy on Maintenance. Better to keep the Palio as Tata is doing the service for Fiat. Ford cars have many problems once it becomes old. If there is an option go for the Hyundai Accent. If CNG is available in your city then go for the Maruti Esteem, its cheap and best. Ikon 1.6 will return a milage of around 8 kmpl and the maintenence will be heavier than Fiat.

Posted: 4569 day(s) ago

Pankaj Bhasin
Dear Mr. Shekhar Thakur, Oil leakage can be removed with the help of dependable Machenic, or with the help of any workshop. This will be cheaper option rather than selling this car and buying another one. Pankaj Bhasin

Posted: 4569 day(s) ago

Shekhar Thakur
Thanks a million for all those valuable advices, i am very gr8ful. Dealer has given me option of Ikon and Indica Petrol but now after these advices i think that if I spend not even 3 to 5k on this fiat Palio then it would be in a gr8 shape as this car is fully loaded with power windows, steering LPG kit etc. Will it be adviceable to keep a 2002 Palio that is in gug shape ?

Posted: 4568 day(s) ago

Ankur Bahri
A ford ikon that old will kill you with its maintainance bills. its a bad option. U shouldnt keep a palio too if its got a bad engine(oil leaks!).. if you need a 2nd hand car thats low on maintainece and has a good fuel efficency then go for zen or santro. you can never regret that choice! best of luck!

Posted: 4568 day(s) ago

Rajeeva Khare
I am having same Ikon. City average is 8-9 Km. Maintainance is very very costly. Driving & riding experience is excellent but Not suggested if you are looking for low maintainance car.

Posted: 4568 day(s) ago

Dear Shekhar,
Keep one thhing in mind, dont go for ford, fiat, mitsubishi brands as these require very heavy maintenance..go for maruti, tata, hyundai....if u r in delhi, u can always talk to me & discuss with me..

Posted: 4568 day(s) ago

Better then a leaking palio, average of ikon is 8 km perlitre.

Posted: 4568 day(s) ago

FORD means Finishit Or Repair Daily

Posted: 4553 day(s) ago

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