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Old 19th March 2010, 22:33   #46
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Congrats. Great buy. Awaiting pics and detailed driving impressions !
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Congrats on your new FIGO.
Some pictures

FIGO's are coming in really thick and fast, that's kool .

Great Stuff.
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Hey congrats!

But i am a little confused, as per this thread you booked a Beat right ? What happened?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/hatchb...-beat-now.html

And please post some pics please!
Swift & Ritz -> Beat -> Figo. Did he got hijacked by FORD?
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Fiat Adventure owner contemplates on buying a new car,
peace of mind w.r.t. A.S.S was the main concern
obvious choice was Maruti
Shocked by the lack of features but big price
turns to Beat
and then to Ford Figo.

Fiat Adventure to Ford Figo
Is your first criteria that you put forward while buying a new car satisfied?

Congrats on the new car!! Enjoy the drive and the steady fuel needle!

13-14 Kmpl seems to be less? Punto gives a minimum of 15.5Kmpl at least with full A/c in city AFAIK.
To extract max mileage out of these diesels, keep the rpms real low, my father gets around 22Kmpl from Punto when he drives it, and when he drives, I have noticed that the rpm is mostly lower than 2200 or so. He can drive without even kicking in the turbo

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The F.E seems to be hovering around the 13-14 km/l mark. Is this ok or is there anything wrong with my driving style?
I think 15 - 16kmpl for Figo should be a good figure that you can achieve. Our Fiesta TDCi gives 14 - 16 kmpl in the city.

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Would appreciate some comments and the FE and suggestions for the run in period. Also please advice on how to drive a diesel (after years of driving petrol).
Modern cars dont require a mandatory run-in as such. But most people here advice to do the run in . Maintain the speeds within 90kmph and RPM within 3k. Heres more advice on run-in - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/owning...r-new-car.html (ARTICLE: How to Run-In your new car)

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The turbo lag that is very evident in the maruti D's is very less on the TDCi. The engine pulls better after 1800rpm but below that it cant be called bad. Here again i have a doubt.
I hardly notice the turbo lag in Fiesta TDCi.

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I can hear a rattle like noise from the engine once the turbo starts turning. Is that normal?
This doesnt sound normal. Do check with showroom guys or with TD car.


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The On Road Price for the EXi Variant with 2 years extended warranty comes to around 5.25L. And i think that is real Value for money. I dont intend to hurt anyone's feeling but after spending above 3 years on T-Bhp, if i had bought the Ritz Ldi at 5.15L OTR just a month before the Figo launch i would have been the stupidest person on Earth!!!!
Lol. Nicely said. I can see Ritzs and Swifts taking a hit, if people take informed decisions.

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Tomorrow being a saturday. If everything goes well you guys will be blessed with loads of pictures!!!!
We need the blessings.

Btw, isnt it uncanny that the 1st two ownership reports are from two Thomases.

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First of all, congratulations Gemi for the new car. I think it's a fantastic colour as well (saw the pics of the red car in the test-drive thread).


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Btw, isnt it uncanny that the 1st two ownership reports are from two Thomases.
They definitely weren't the "doubting Thomas's"

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The F.E seems to be hovering around the 13-14 km/l mark. Did a tank fill today evening and the Distance To Empty meter showed a range of 600km. The tank should be 45litres AFAIK. Is this ok or is there anything wrong with my driving style? Its the first Diesel experience for me and not sure if i'm doing it right. The Ford people were confident i Figo would give above 18 even in city conditions. Not sure whom i should believe. Would appreciate some comments and the FE and suggestions for the run in period. Also please advice on how to drive a diesel (after years of driving petrol).

I can hear a rattle like noise from the engine once the turbo starts turning. Is that normal?
Congrats on getting the FIGO!! The TDCi engine is quite competent and has good city driveability.

As far as mileage goes- my Fiesta gives around 16-17kmpl in Cochin city conditions. So you should also be getting more. 18kmpl is quite realistic with the engine. While driving a diesel, one thing to keep in mind is... use the TORQUE and do not half-clutch. The torque is more than enough to keep the car moving and catch up city traffic. Use accelerator only after the vehicle starts moving. This is quite unlike a petrol vehicle.

Again if the gearing is same as Fiesta's, make sure you downshift to 1st gear you are at 10kmph, else it will lug in 2nd gear and you lose out on mileage again.

As for the rattle, check with another Figo, Ikon, Fiesta or Fusion. I can't comment since I haven't heard the sound. If the sound doesn't exist in any of these, then you have a problem at hand.

All the Best!!
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Gemi, how are the high speed handling characteristics(( above 100 ) of the car ? Do let us know when you get a chance to drive it on the highways.
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Old 20th March 2010, 22:49   #54
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Here are the Pics of the car in RED. More to follow. I am facing an internet connection problem and i'm unable ti upload more than 4 at a time. Dont know why. Ok. Now I'll Shutup and let the pics do the talking.
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Awesome... another good looking Ford! This company makes good looking cars (before anyone says Escort ). Gemi, we are desperately waiting for a proper review beyond things like "fuel needle doesn't budge!"
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Old 20th March 2010, 23:03   #56
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Here are some pics of the rear side. Typical Fusion. I just noticed that the two compartments in the rear light assembly dont have bulbs. Its closed with a plastic cap. Probably the non indian versions would carry bulbs. (Notice the Red part of the light assembly. Bulb is there only in the middle compartment)
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And now or some interior pics. Feels real good that ford decided to give the silver finish on the dash and the tachometer on the exi variant. The Music system is too good for an OEM one. Also see the beadings on the door. Its good to see companies not skimping too much when it comes to all such things.

Would be real sad if people dont appreciate such things even now. The last time i remember seeing such things are on the Palio GTX
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The first Picture is a real good thought by ford. Some rubber to avoid rattling noise by the seat belts. Thank you ford. Thanks for not thinking this would be luxury

And the second one is a SCARY one. Can any one of you see any bumper!!!
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Congrats gemithomas. The color looks great on Figo (saw a TD vehicle of this color a couple of days back).
Regarding the empty lamp enclosures, I guess its for the rear fog lamps.
The seat belt rubber padding stuff is nice indeed. But the bumper protrusion (or the lack of it) is a tad risky for indian conditions.
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Thanks for the pictures, the Figo looks fantastic in this colour. I also liked the interior shots. Well, the rear windows do look nice and large, a very pleasant change from the claustrophobic Swift and the Beat (the Beat takes the cake here, it's horrendous). I really don't mind the wind-down windows, the nice and large greenhouse is more important.

Once the summer's in in all it's fury, you can then decide if you'd like to go for light tints. I am sure they'll help the A/C perform more efficiently.
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