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  1. Balaji M
  2. Second Hand Cars
  3. Wednesday, May 19 2021
Hello Sir,

I'm Balaji from Tamilnadu. I'm looking for a used diesel car and have shortlisted two options.

Option 1:
Car: 2014 Ford Classic 1.4 Diesel
Variant: Titanium
Km driven: 30,000
Condition: Pristine, available with Ford Assured certification
Asking Price: 4.5 L

Option 2:
Car: 2012 Ford Global Fiesta
Variant: Style
Km driven: 65,000
Condition: Good, available from a trusted dealer
Asking price: 3.8 L

My monthly usage will be around 2000 Km, mix of city & highway roads. I will go for long drives occasionally. I'm planning to keep the car for a minimum of 5 years.

I'm confused in choosing between these two cars and seek your advice regarding the same.

I have attached the payment screenshot for your reference.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
M. Balaji
Admin Accepted Answer
Dear Balaji,

Greetings !!

Ford Classic is essentially Fiesta Classic which was like a segment down car as against Global Fiesta
I can tell you one thing that although both models fiesta classic and fiesta been discontinued but Fiesta as was launched in India as i remember was the best in terms of Handling Dynamics with immaculate steering and suspension feedback

It was one of the best driver delight car of that time we had in Indian Passenger Car Market
The issue however would be after sales in terms of spare parts been the model was discontinued long back and many parts were imported in car, so if there happens an issue with vehicle it may take time to
> Procure spare
> Price of Spare too

Even the build quality was top notch and a level up against Classic.
Now before you shortlist one especially an inclination towards Fiesta - its important to assess service history, as a car with irregular service history, part failure holds no relevance as condition matters the most in used car market.

I suggest to check out and verify
> Service history on records
> Check Tyre and Battery condition when were last replaced (whats the manufacturing year / dot serial number of tyres). Decode Tyre Manufacturing
> How about Suspension, AC, Braking, Clutch - its strong recommended to get car inspected from Ford Authorized workshop provided you are able to verify service history. Any issue in mechanical components of car and may cause a heavy repair bill

Only if its verified that :- Service history is good, shelve life of tyre been examined and car been examined mechanically from Ford Authorized workshop ruling out any repairs on suspesnion, ac, brakes, clutch - then only Ford Fiesta would be best to go

Else as i referred earlier - vehicle condition matters the most, in event of any doubt on Ford Fiesta condition/ service history - Ford Classic can be considered. However, - asking price is on steep note. Important to negotiate on same.

Hope should help !!

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