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Old 1st April 2010, 13:03   #481
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@RGK congrats on your booking, IMHO The Exi looks good in black & white, Silver takes all the panache away from it.

But looks & color choices are subjective & hence its your take.
Thanks Mustang. Yes. I prefer white.

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Congrats RGK, definitely a great choice of a car, you will surely not regret it later. Of course the same line by GTO is the one which had been tempting me even for a long time.


Anyway regarding your comment on the color, I would advise leave it undecided, you never know going by the demand, I would recommend have you options open get the car which is available at the time of taking delivery. So that you dont end up getting disappointed on color choice.
Or is that mandatory to define the colour now?
Thanks xingamazon...No not mandatory to define immediately. But atleast in a weeks time as the dealer has to update Ford on his color requirement.
I am doing reverse work - that what colours we do not like and to pick the remaing one.. then also it is not an easy job..
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Hey thanks for the reply, my booking is at Bhagat Ford. You will have to really convience me hard to not go in for that upgrade. Just can't imagine myself driving out my new car from the showroom and not heading straight to the tyre shop.

Thank god its at bhagat ford, they are the best dealers in the country. Tire upgrade is really not required. Its a good tire size & 205/50 R15 would be too huge for this car & i dont think it will be suitable.

Tyre Gurus please comment!
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mekrala, I would say take back the money you have paid for car. It was not a smart move to pay them the full amount. You are losing alot of interest and gaining frustration.
They promised delivery within two days so i paid them. I am not really interested in 'interest'. I need is the car.
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got the call from MPL ford, gave me the VIN no, they haven't got the car yet, it will reach them by Saturday. Next week i will have MY FIGO. They are hesitant about checking the car at the yard. She said you could have an inspection before the car goes for registration. What do you guys suggest ? Mustang, Gilead, Brix any thoughts??
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got the call from MPL ford, gave me the VIN no, they haven't got the car yet, it will reach them by Saturday. Next week i will have MY FIGO. They are hesitant about checking the car at the yard. She said you could have an inspection before the car goes for registration. What do you guys suggest ? Mustang, Gilead, Brix any thoughts??

Tell her that PDI will be done before making full payment otherwise show her this post & that i will complaint about her.
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6th visit to Lathangi Ford and this time the sale people are not running away from me :-) That means my car has indeed arrived in Bangalore. Made additional payment of 25 K which is needed for bank to release loan money. I can see the car tomorrow at their showroom itself. On Saturday, they plan to do registration and by evening, I should be taking my baby home ! I have asked for fog lamps and 3M cooling films. ( 2400/-). USB cable is not available now, will have to do it later.

The managed to save the VAT increase I guess, by showing it in stock by 31 March. So no change in ex-showroom price, but I will still pay 1% extra for road tax.
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6th visit to Lathangi Ford and this time the sale people are not running away from me :-) That means my car has indeed arrived in Bangalore. Made additional payment of 25 K which is needed for bank to release loan money. I can see the car tomorrow at their showroom itself. On Saturday, they plan to do registration and by evening, I should be taking my baby home ! I have asked for fog lamps and 3M cooling films. ( 2400/-). USB cable is not available now, will have to do it later.

The managed to save the VAT increase I guess, by showing it in stock by 31 March. So no change in ex-showroom price, but I will still pay 1% extra for road tax.
Initial report will be required within 3 hours of taking delivery & that also with pictures (at least 6) & thats an order.
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More on this on my own thread opening up soon
Congrats! I bet the wait must have been agonizing ever since you booked.

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Cant ford address this issue about dealers not letting us see cars? Its too late for me but for the other this will be really helpful.
So far its not the car but the dealer that makes the overall experience bad! The car is wonderful from what little I have driven it.
Your dealer is nothing but a crook. Even my car had a tiny scratch when it was delivered but they themselves pointed it out to me. The GM of the dealership personally apologized for it and they made a note of it in the delivery note. They sent someone to pick up the car the next day, fixed it and returned it. And of course PDIs by customers are allowed. MPL Ford allows it in the yard or in the showroom before registration. Metro is just BS-ing. They need a tight slap on their face from Ford. Ford can't afford to have rogue dealers spoiling their name like this.

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Mustang, If there is no demand for Squeeze color why this color is extensively used for marketing.
Flashy colors are used for marketing but they don't always sell and nor are they produced in great numbers to start with. The Fiesta is marketed with the Aquarius 1.6S but probably less than 500 of them have sold till now.

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I can compromise on dash color. But i wish for one color and i made up a picture of that color for my car in mind, so change it will really heart me.

Why is ford still taking booking for non-available colors? In each varient atleast one color is not available. eg: silver in diesel titanium, sea grey.
You should stick to the color you want. I understand where you are coming from. Even I wanted one color only and I probably would not have bought the car if I did not get the color.

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Stretchhhed bit more and booked Figo Diesel - EXi today at Rajshree Ford, Coimbatore. The Sales guy came and picked cheq from my dad for 25k at my native - 80km from the dealer place. I gave a letter that remaining amount will be paid after seeing the car in the yard.
Congrats! Good thing they are giving more realistic dates now.

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Many of here are asking for picture of every color on road. So i collected all 7 colors pictures. All are not the best quality, but the best available. All are real untouched pictures. Hope this will be useful for choosing color.
Looks best in white to me.

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Shouldnt the light come on and off when I remove or put back the seatbelt? Or this feature is only in the titanium ?
Must be a titanium feature. Probably would have cost them more to remove that bulb from the dash.


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got the call from MPL ford, gave me the VIN no, they haven't got the car yet, it will reach them by Saturday. Next week i will have MY FIGO. They are hesitant about checking the car at the yard. She said you could have an inspection before the car goes for registration. What do you guys suggest ? Mustang, Gilead, Brix any thoughts??
You can inspect either in the yard or the showroom before registration. Both work. They are always hesitant about letting customers see the yard because they might cancel the booking if they did.

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Far from the madding crowd in this thread i quitely cancelled my figo titanium tdci and brought a bossa nova white punto emotion MJD.
as i keep my cars for long had to get a car with cutting edge looks.figo is total VFM but loses out in some areas.Delivery expected in 2 days
(awaiting reg).will have an ownership report soon.
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Initial report will be required within 3 hours of taking delivery & that also with pictures (at least 6) & thats an order.
Mustang, that's guaranteed ..Provided I get access to internet within 3 hours of delivery ! Regarding the insurance, I finally decided to go with dealer offer for Bajaj. Now their quote is somewhat matching with what I got direct from Bajaj. ( about 15 K without Drive Assure ). I have an offer from Chola for about 12 K, but I have a prefer Bajaj for ease of claims. Dealers of course discourage me from going for Chola saying that cashless facility won't be there with Chola as they are not in Ford's preferred list. Is it true ? Since dealers saved me from 5K VAT hike, I thought I will give the insurance to them. ( Also, it is a preferred insurance company for myself). But at no point they told like it is mandatory to go with in house offer.
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@aditya116: great choice of car and colour. The only thing that kept me away from my beloved punto was the A.S.S experience that kept taking a lot of my time. Wish ou a happy ownership of a great car

And for the madding crowd that are behind the Figo. I thought you would be interested in this.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1815750
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@ Captain Slow - Don't go so slow on the report. It high time we got it.

9/10 threads here are for the diesel. I want to know the actual FE for the petrol Figo.
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Mustang, that's guaranteed ..Provided I get access to internet within 3 hours of delivery ! Regarding the insurance, I finally decided to go with dealer offer for Bajaj. Now their quote is somewhat matching with what I got direct from Bajaj. ( about 15 K without Drive Assure ). I have an offer from Chola for about 12 K, but I have a prefer Bajaj for ease of claims. Dealers of course discourage me from going for Chola saying that cashless facility won't be there with Chola as they are not in Ford's preferred list. Is it true ? Since dealers saved me from 5K VAT hike, I thought I will give the insurance to them. ( Also, it is a preferred insurance company for myself). But at no point they told like it is mandatory to go with in house offer.
Yes thats true, Chola is not a ford preferred company. Good thing you went for BA.

I repeat again, Ford preferred insurance companies are:

1) Bajaj Allianz
2) IFFCO-TOKIO
3) ICICI Lombard <-------- Sucks big time. Highly NOT RECOMMENDED
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<<<Congrats! Good thing they are giving more realistic dates now.>>>

@Gilead - Thanks... They told one month. I specifically extended another month so that the dealer is also not under pressure. And also Ford would have done minor fixes which are faced during the 1st three months of the launch.
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Congrats Gokul. I think Diamond White is the forum fav. ,that would be my choice too.
Thanks karanraheja.. I too like it more.. but my family prefers black. I have not seen black. will do this weekend.
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