Ford Ikon Review

2001 Ford Ikon LX 1.6 from South Africa

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired149000 kilometres
Most recent distance153000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Sporty and reliable choice

Faults:

Paint peeling off the bumpers.

Alternator failed at 149.000kms.

Mag wheel wall cracked.

C.V. joints had to be replaced.

Camshaft belt replaced.

Seal in boot lid perished.

Cracked front head lamp.

Brake light circuit switch.

Aircon leaking into the car.

Interior blower not working.

Bonnet catch had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Despite the faults I've had with it, it's a very comfortable car, and the engine is responsive and has loads of grunt.

It's very easy to drive, and the gear changes are smooth and direct.

Has a massive boot, but wish it came with fold down seats.

Cars feels stable all the time, even at 160KPH.

It's very reliable. Starts first time, even in below freezing temperatures (-8°).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2010

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review