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Old 26th April 2016, 12:40   #391
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Have upgraded the tyres to Continental MC 5 195/55R15 on HRS alloys. This upsize is a must for any enthusiast I feel. Looks, steering feel, grip all improve tremendously, and overall ride/performance barely suffers.

Damn! I suddenly wondered why I'm seeing Merc A class in Figo thread. The alloys look nice on that silver colour.

Since you have a new lot Titanium+, can you confirm if it comes with adjustable rear neck restraints? Would be good if you could post some pics.
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Damn! I suddenly wondered why I'm seeing Merc A class in Figo thread. The alloys look nice on that silver colour.

Since you have a new lot Titanium+, can you confirm if it comes with adjustable rear neck restraints? Would be good if you could post some pics.
Hey, mine is not the new batch, and hence has fixed rear neck restraints. I needed a car ASAP, and hence picked one which they had in stock. The fixed restraints are fine if you are less than 5'8" in height I think. I never sit at the back, so this was not a concern.
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Test drove Figo 1.2 Titanium + today.
+ back bench/area did look very spacious
+ front seats were comfortable and so was the rear.
+ Boot was bigger than I expected
+ Quality was good
+ Good ride quality even over small potholes.
+ It putters ok in 4 gear in low speeds
+ Good brakes

- Engine is mediocre. It does it job.
- Where is the bonnet/front end? Short riders like me will need some time to get used to this.
- Horn was loud inside cabin :(
- The levers for dim/bright is tricky.
- You will press the remote to lock/unlock when trying to pull the key out.

Sharing the price for Figo for 2016. This is the rate for Trivandrum.

Petrol/Diesel:
Base 5,18,542 / 6,52,863
Ambiente 5,50,840 / 6,85,722
Trend 6,07,143 / 7,32,279
Trend + 6,34,992 / 7,60,124
Titanium 6,87,620 / 8,12,740
Titanium +7,60,179 / 8,85,259
Titanium AT 8,37,802 / NA

Difference between petrol and diesel is Rs.1,30,000 approx across all variants.
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Sharing the price for Figo for 2016. This is the rate for Trivandrum.
Hi!
Just curious, what additional features are offered in Trend+ over the regular Trend. Hope it has the addition of ABS at least?
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Just curious, what additional features are offered in Trend+ over the regular Trend. Hope it has the addition of ABS at least?
I think the additional features are Alloy Wheels and Fog lamps only. Simply put, things that can be added at dealer level.

Maybe someone can confirm still, but AFAIK ABS is not included in Trend+ variant.

On other note, got the software of my Figo updated as per the recall today. Got a free picked up this morning from my office and delivered a little while ago.
Got a nice car wash and interior cleaning done. Good on Talera Ford!

Also, a small rattle from the RR Door latch was attended to with a bill of Rs. 0/-.. Will check how it is done while driving back home. This was the same issue that I had encountered in the 1st month of ownership and was attended during 2500Km's service. It popped up again some 10-15 days ago. Hopefully they have resolved it.

Hoping to cross 10K Km's mark by first week of June; with a long trip to Goa planned by May end.

Will get it serviced right after coming back, it's worked out well that way!

Regarding performance, did not notice any drop in power (and thrill) yet. Though, the average has taken a hit as the commute now is through dense traffic from one end of Pune to another. My 1.5D is now returning around 14.5 - 15kmpl with 100% city driving always with AC (obviously!).
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Sharing the price for Figo for 2016. This is the rate for Trivandrum.

Petrol/Diesel:
Base 5,18,542 / 6,52,863
Ambiente 5,50,840 / 6,85,722
Trend 6,07,143 / 7,32,279
Trend + 6,34,992 / 7,60,124
Titanium 6,87,620 / 8,12,740
Titanium +7,60,179 / 8,85,259
Titanium AT 8,37,802 / NA

Difference between petrol and diesel is Rs.1,30,000 approx across all variants.
What are the current offers/discounts for Figo diesel in Kerala? Figo titanium diesel would be ideal replacement for my Grand i10 diesel Asta (O). I would miss only push start button and folding mirrors but gain those extra horses. It's just a remote thought in my mind provided there is adequate Vitamin M.
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Figo titanium diesel would be ideal replacement for my Grand i10 diesel Asta (O). I would miss only push start button and folding mirrors but gain those extra horses. It's just a remote thought in my mind provided there is adequate Vitamin M.
Man, you are on a roll! I have been seeing your posts on the S-Cross and Kwid thread regarding your bookings and now the Figo too.

And coming back to the topic, Figo will be a perfect replacement for the Grand i10. The extra horses and cylinder will keep you more than happy. Its the most VFM powerful hatchback one could buy currently.
It will be like a perfect younger brother for your 1.6 S-Cross.
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Man, you are on a roll! I have been seeing your posts on the S-Cross and Kwid thread regarding your bookings and now the Figo too.

And coming back to the topic, Figo will be a perfect replacement for the Grand i10. The extra horses and cylinder will keep you more than happy. Its the most VFM powerful hatchback one could buy currently.
It will be like a perfect younger brother for your 1.6 S-Cross.
Figo titanium diesel has auto fold mirrors
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Man, you are on a roll! I have been seeing your posts on the S-Cross and Kwid thread regarding your bookings and now the Figo too.

And coming back to the topic, Figo will be a perfect replacement for the Grand i10. The extra horses and cylinder will keep you more than happy. Its the most VFM powerful hatchback one could buy currently.
It will be like a perfect younger brother for your 1.6 S-Cross.
Haha, not anytime soon buddy. But I do feel Figo is the ideal upgrade. I have driven it couple of months back and power is simply superb. It is the 2nd fastest hatch in India
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I have a query regarding child seat. With the upcoming long drive to Goa planned, I absolutely have to get a car seat for my 2 year old. She off late wants to sit independently and I cannot risk and do not want her moving around in the back seat.

So my query is, has any Figo owner fitted a child seat in their car? As I understand there is no ISOFIX in Figo (unlike Ecosport) so the seat will be fixed only through adult seat restraints. I also understand that not all child seat fit in all the cars. So if someone can help me with a Figo compatible child seat or some good seats to check out perhaps?
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I also understand that not all child seat fit in all the cars.
At 2 yrs of age, a forward facing safety seat will be appropriate for your child.
If you are going to use the Car Seat Belt system to install the child safety seat in your car, then any seat should fit, unless the seat is so big or the car so small that there isn't enough space to fit it on the seat bench, which I don't think is the case here.

All child safety seats have a seat belt path on the back of the seat that can be used to install it using the car seat belt system. I have such a one installed in my Swift. When buying, just look at the user manual and back of the child safety seat to confirm there is a path for seat belt.

See this video, the demonstration of installing a child safety seat using seat belts is 2:15 onwards.



After installation, make sure that the child seat is held tightly and not moving sideways or forward.

I had purchased my child safety seat about 3 years ago, and at that time the options were quite limited, I think Chicco was the only reputed brand offering one here in Bangalore. Currently there should be many more options.

Wish you many safe miles, and appreciate your awareness about the child's safety.
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At 2 yrs of age, a forward facing safety seat will be appropriate for your child.

Wish you many safe miles, and appreciate your awareness about the child's safety.
Thanks for the help and the compliment! With me working in Crash & Safety simulations, I think it is imperative to lead by example.

Just to update, since this weekend trip was hastily planned didn't had much time search and shortlist a new car seat. Luckily though, found out about a car seat rental service in Pune and immediately took one for a month (not to mention @ dirt cheap rate!).

My 2 year old took immediate liking to the seat, with it being especially for her was making it more desirable and she would herself kept nagging to be put in the car seat and would instruct me to snap both the latches properly!

Moreover, my relatives and friends with kids also checked out the car seat. They knew that there is something like a child seat but didn't know that they can use it too! If out of all of them, even 1 goes on to buy or at least tries it then I would be happy.

About the seat, I think when I will buy, I will get the one which doubles up as a booster seat, it should have a thicker base so that the child is relatively up and is able to view through the window. This seat is a little on lower side and my daughter could only see diagonally upwards which at times made her anxious. It needed all our diversion skills to keep her jolly.

But all in all, very satisfied on seeing that she took it quite positively and enjoyed being in it!
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Man, Is there a trend coming out regarding the engine losing its peppiness?

Although I did not change the engine oil in the first service but my car too lost its peppiness around 4 - 5k. The mileage has remained great though.

I am taking the car the to a different FASS. Let's see what their diagnosis is. Keeping my fingers crossed
I'd like to know if there is anything solid on this peppiness front or is it just a feeling of the mind. Can anyone confirm. Especially the owners who are well past the 5k kms range.
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I'd like to know if there is anything solid on this peppiness front or is it just a feeling of the mind. Can anyone confirm. Especially the owners who are well past the 5k kms range.
My car(TDCi) hasn't lost anything on the 'peppiness' front till date. So far so good! (at least that's what I can feel while driving, I've crossed 17K KM since the purchase). Yes, the fuel efficiency has come down to around 21 from 22 for the last 3 tankfuls(I am going to change the fuel station next time to see if that's the reason. My driving has been slightly heavy-footed of late. That could be the reason too!)
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My car(TDCi) hasn't lost anything on the 'peppiness' front till date. So far so good! (at least that's what I can feel while driving, I've crossed 17K KM since the purchase). Yes, the fuel efficiency has come down to around 21 from 22 for the last 3 tankfuls(I am going to change the fuel station next time to see if that's the reason. My driving has been slightly heavy-footed of late. That could be the reason too!)

You're getting 21-22 kmpl on highway runs or city runs ? My Figo TDCI just completed 2500 kms (first inspection service done) it's giving 18 kmpl with AC on 100% of the driving time. I am pretty kicked at that itself. Specially given the way it runs !!

I'm running Yokohama S drive 195 / 55 / R15
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