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Old 4th April 2010, 13:18   #196
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joethomasv and gemithomas!

My figo is exactly the same too!!

btw are you both related to each other??
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@RGK : The mileage figure of 20 kmpl is with 80% city & 20% highway driving & that too with the AC off.

& city traffic does not mean B2B traffic rather it means a normal city traffic, not the traffic jam type. That 20% highway driving figure substantially increases the overall ARAI figo mileage.

PS - I am not subscribed to this thread, I happened to read your post accidently .
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@RGK : The mileage figure of 20 kmpl is with 80% city & 20% highway driving & that too with the AC off.

& city traffic does not mean B2B traffic rather it means a normal city traffic, not the traffic jam type. That 20% highway driving figure substantially increases the overall ARAI figo mileage.

PS - I am not subscribed to this thread, I happened to read your post accidently .
I think it can be put like this - 14km/l in city and 20km/l in highway without AC.
2 km less if AC is on completely. This is my wild guess. I think in Kerala due to uphill & downhill there will be considerable mileage drop.
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I think it can be put like this - 14km/l in city and 20km/l in highway without AC.
2 km less if AC is on completely. This is my wild guess. I think in Kerala due to uphill & downhill there will be considerable mileage drop.
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On flat roads & with the AC ON, The figo would give you 18-19 on the highway & 15 in the city.

My fusion gives me 14-15 in the city with AC on & on the highways it gives 18 with AC on.
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joethomasv and gemithomas!

btw are you both related to each other??
Oh! yes! DOnt you know? We both have a Figo

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On flat roads & with the AC ON, The figo would give you 18-19 on the highway & 15 in the city.

My fusion gives me 14-15 in the city with AC on & on the highways it gives 18 with AC on.
Exactly the figures i was expecting when i bought this car.The 15.5 km/l figures with my first full tank came with close to 30min idling with a/c turned on (1:1 ratio highway and city). joethomas had got around 16 in his first full tank. So i'm guessing that in the long run (after services) it would settle at around 14-16 in city and 18-22 on highways depending on traffic and how you rip her.

The one major thing i'm enjoying in this car, after my Fiat Adventure Sport 100BHP Petrol Monster, is the Fuel Indicator Needle. Believe me i could really see the needle go down on highways when ever i was in "Sport Mode"

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Are you sure the rear lamps are not the normal lights that come on when the headlights are turned on. Could you confirm how many compartments at the rear assembly has got bulbs in it. Apart from the compartment for the indicator and reverse lights, there are 3 compartments for the "red". Out of that only one has a bulb. Please confirm.
Actually I am not. I checked the users manual and it shows all the bulbs but the rear fog lamps. Tomorrow I will be going to the showroom and will confirm it with them.
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200 posts and more than 25,000 views. Why am i not getting any of those stars.

Maybe this could help...

Thats my son checking out his next car just before the booking.
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200 posts and more than 25,000 views. Why am i not getting any of those stars.

Maybe this could help...

Thats my son checking out his next car just before the booking.
Congrats gemini on 200 posts. See the original figo thread it has crossed 2000 posts.
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Default The Diesel Hatch Comparo - My Take.

[Disclaimer: Purely Personal Views based on personal experiences and exposure. In no terms is this meant to promote any specific car/brand.]

Here is a bit on what i think of the Diesel Competitors in comparison to the Figo.

Figo - The "Real" no nonsense hatch.
+ ves
- Great Value for Money.
- Great Sounding OEM music system.
- Fantastic Space all over. Yes including the Boot.
- Decent Looks that no one would either love or hate.
- Optimum suspension setup for good handling and decent ride comfort.

- ves
- Rear Power Windows. Now that is a real inconvenience especially with kids / old people at the rear.
- Engine Noise a bit higher at idle.
- Subtle design language makes the car elude "being noticed". Close to zero respect on the roads.

Swift - The "Team Leader" of the lot.
+ ves
- More peppy to drive.
- More refined engine that is much less noisy.
- More performance oriented suspension.
- Love it or hate it design.
- Most Mod Friendly Car around.
- Great Gear shift quality.
- The Maruti-Suzuki badge.
- Brings out the racer in you.

- ves
- Not so good Equipment list.
- Cramped and claustrophobic rear seats.
- Waiting period.
- Terribly under tyred.
- Pricing.


...to be continued.
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@ Gemi - You better start a new thread for this if you don't want your ownership review thread to turn into a Maruti v/s the rest thread.
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joethomasv and gemithomas!

My figo is exactly the same too!!

btw are you both related to each other??
yes, we share the Figo DNA..
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Default The Diesel Hatch Comparo - My Take. (Contd...)

Indica Vista - The Big Guy.
+ ves
- Best Back Seat in class
- Great Equipment list at great price
- More comfort oriented suspension setup
- Spare Part Costs
- Silent and refined engine
- Road Presence

- ves
- Fit and Finish
- Not so confidence inspiring quality levels
- Inconsistent quality of TATA A.S.S

Punto - The Italian Beauty.
+ ves
- Looks. A sure head turner on the roads.
- Great suspension setup. Superb handling yet comfortable.
- Most Driver Friendly Cabin

- ves
- Acceleration.
- Rear Seat Space.
- A.S.S Capability levels.

...to be continued.

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@gemi - one of my friend says Vista Quadra is superior in terms of engine performance of the whole lot. I have not driven both Vista and Figo more than 2 or 3 km and do not feel much difference
- When you drive Figo at 80 and slow down, in case if you do a downshift, is there any lack in performance of the engine or it accerelates normally (with A/c on).
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@gemi - one of my friend says Vista Quadra is superior in terms of engine performance of the whole lot. I have not driven both Vista and Figo more than 2 or 3 km and do not feel much difference
- When you drive Figo at 80 and slow down, in case if you do a downshift, is there any lack in performance of the engine or it accerelates normally (with A/c on).
The Fiat engine is better on top end performance be it in any version DDIS, MJD or QJT. The Ford TDCi's Stronghold is its low end power availability. Anything above the 3K rpm is more of noise pollution. So i guess the Fiat engine would pull better if down shifted to 3rd gear while doing at @ 60-70km/hr. The TDCi perform just close to that in 4th/5th gear itself. Down shifting further might not give you what you expect. Thats what i felt. Hope others too agree.
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MJD has better torque and power figures, but the lack of turbolag makes the TDCi a better engine to drive in the city. A well-driven Fiesta TDCi can keep up with my MJD on the highway, so a Figo, being lighter, should be just as good! Top-end is noise pollution in both cars, though I feel the MJD has noticeable power till 3500 RPM or so, can't say about the TDCi on that.
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