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Old 16th August 2017, 13:51   #1351
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That is a clue for me to check for any gaps there.

There are times when the exhaust fumes due to the aerodynamics will stick to the back of the car, although the end pipe is facing down. Will have to check for the boot for the smell on the next trip.
The storage board at the back opens into the boot. There is a vent behind the tail lamps under the fabric cover. So theoritically it is possible that the exhaust fumes enter the boot via the vent and then into the cabin from behind the storage board. If there is a hole, then maybe even a mosquito.
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I have question. Searching through various car comparison websites, I found that aspire is lighter than figo by at least 50-60 kg in the same variant. I have mentioned the difference in range because different websites have different data. Yet, in all of them, aspire is lighter. Isn't aspire only a booted version of figo? If so, shouldn't it be heavier than figo, even marginally?



These two siblings from ford are said to be better in quality than the likes of suzuki and hyundai though they are don't stand a chance against previous generation figo. The above is a youtube link which showed malformed aspire after accident. I suspect the damage extends even to chasis.

My question is: Is aspire poorly built than figo?
Why is aspire lighter than figo?
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My question is: Is aspire poorly built than figo?
Why is aspire lighter than figo?
Quoting Team BHP's Dzire official review:
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The Dzire overall uses lighter metals, a plastic fuel tank (instead of metal) and super-thin window glasses (more on that later). Interestingly, the kerb weight of the Swift & Dzire is identical for the L variants. Remember, hatchbacks require additional strengthening around the C pillar & hatch area from the safety point of view, and for structural rigidity. Due to this point, I wouldn't be surprised if the Dzire actually costs lesser to manufacture than the Swift.
Now you know why.
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I have question. Searching through various car comparison websites, I found that aspire is lighter than figo by at least 50-60 kg in the same variant. I have mentioned the difference in range because different websites have different data. Yet, in all of them, aspire is lighter. Isn't aspire only a booted version of figo? If so, shouldn't it be heavier than figo, even marginally?
I'm looking for any official source of body weights.

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These two siblings from ford are said to be better in quality than the likes of suzuki and hyundai though they are don't stand a chance against previous generation figo. The above is a youtube link which showed malformed aspire after accident. I suspect the damage extends even to chasis.

My question is: Is aspire poorly built than figo?
Why is aspire lighter than figo?
One thing is India and GNCAP still don't do a side impact test as of now. Other than this - speed matters a lot. If crashed at speeds > 140 kph, even the big 3 don't fare well.
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My question is: Is aspire poorly built than figo?
Why is aspire lighter than figo?
Fellow member batterylow has provided the reason as to why the hatch might be slightly heavier than the CS version.
Checking out one accident video of a deformed car is not the right way to look at it. That way, every service center of each brand will have multiple vehicles which are deformed in various ways. Does not indicate that the vehicle is not doing its job of protecting the occupants. I have seen 4 aspires which were in head on collisions and the cars were total loss but occupants in all 4 cases were safe without major injuries. So the car has done its job of protecting its occupants while getting totaled in the process which is still fine.
If you are in the market for a CS vehicle, do check out Ameo & Etios as well. Both these get 4 Star GNCAP rating while the Figo/Aspire score 3 Stars in occupant protection.

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