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Old 19th November 2015, 07:14   #76
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dtox, did you even bother to open these links ??

This offer is indeed on the New Figo and valid for the bookings made on or before 30th Nov and the amount paid in full on or before 30th Nov.

Additionally, as in the case of Aspire, these discounts are not applicable for all the variants, my hunch says, for Aspire, it'll be Trend and beyond and for Figo, Titanium and T+.

Oops. I had missed it, thanks for pointing out :-) !

And I'm one unlucky customer who made a booking in October and took delivery just last weekend.
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Oops. I had missed it, thanks for pointing out :-) !

And I'm one unlucky customer who made a booking in October and took delivery just last weekend.
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Oh dear, I did the same. Free Insurance + Adjustable rear headrests
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I just spoke to the SA from Rajshree Ford coimbatore. He says none of those offers are for the figo 2015.

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dtox, did you even bother to open these links ??

This offer is indeed on the New Figo and valid for the bookings made on or before 30th Nov and the amount paid in full on or before 30th Nov.

Additionally, as in the case of Aspire, these discounts are not applicable for all the variants, my hunch says, for Aspire, it'll be Trend and beyond and for Figo, Titanium and T+.
I went through the terms and conditions again. Indeed the brochure clearly indicated that the offers are for the aspire and ecosport only. What am i missing here?

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Offer is indeed true - I got an SMS from the Ford dealer as well.

1) Free Insurance.
2) Exchange Bonus -> 25K for Ford Car and 18K for non-ford car.

Applicable on Titanium and Titanium+ variants.

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The Deal couldn't get any sweeter, just saw on the Ford India Home Page, the following are being offered -

1) Free Insurance.
2) Exchange Bonus.
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I went through the terms and conditions again. Indeed the brochure clearly indicated that the offers are for the aspire and ecosport only. What am i missing here?
IGP_79, check again, here's what the terms and conditions say:

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The offer is applicable only on selected models of EcoSport, Figo Aspire and New Figo bookings done from November 01, 2015 through November 30, 2015 (both days inclusive) with full payment made on or before November 30, 2015.
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Sorry for the above posts guys. I was accessing the ford offers page through the tablet, which automatically redirects to an older mobile browser page. This page lists offers only for the ecosport and the aspire. Guess this is what i was missing.
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Sorry for the above posts guys. I was accessing the ford offers page through the tablet, which automatically redirects to an older mobile browser page. This page lists offers only for the ecosport and the aspire. Guess this is what i was missing.
Correct, there's something wrong with the website when viewed through a mobile. The offers are correctly listed on the website when viewed through a desktop.

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Oh dear, I did the same. Free Insurance + Adjustable rear headrests
Any chance for unlucky souls like us ?

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The Figo free insurance offer is only valid for Titanium and Titanium + variants. Got it confirmed from Ford India. That makes a difference of approx 65K between Trend and Titanium variants (OTR Bangalore).

So for 65k, the features one would be getting over the trend are:

1) Climate Control.
2) Driver height Adjustable seat.
3) Auto Folding OVRM's.
4) Rear Defogger and Wiper
5) ABS
6) Fog lamps and Alloy wheels.
7) Perimeter Alarm

These are the ones I can readily recall at the back of my head. This is a steal deal isn't it?

Owners of the new Figo on teambhp or among your friend circles, did anyone get freebies from the Dealer as such? My dealer was cribbing to even waive of the handling charges until I got him a mail from Ford India to waive it off in my case.

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Any chance for unlucky souls like us ?
We should perhaps atleast negotiate for 4th & 5th year warranties. Otherwise there is no incentive to be the first few to buy a Ford Car in the future, just to be undercut a month later.
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I have been closely following this thread ever since it appeared on the TBHP home page and was happy to see all the praise that the new Figo gas been gathering. I had plans to buy the same in 2016 summer, but now I have decided to go for it ASAP due to personal needs and the on-going discounts. Even though I was advised against buying a car in the last month of the year, I am going ahead as the plan is to keep the car for long term use. So yesterday, I reached out to MPL Ford, Chennai to have a close look and test drive of the vehicle. (Even though it’s been 2 months since the launch, I am yet to spot a Figo up close in Chennai!). I am no expert in judging a car from a 4KM test drive and the following opinions are from an aam admi perspective

Before Test Drive

One Mr. Gopinath reached out to me, introduced himself as a Sales Manager and invited me to the Kovilambakkam showroom to check out the vehicle any time before 7:30 PM. I reached the showroom around 12 PM and met him, and got to know the following things before taking the test drive.
  • The only offer on Figo is free comprehensive insurance (Not B2B/Zero Dep) for first year applicable only to Titanium & Titanium+ variants and is valid till December (2015 Models)
  • For Zero Depreciation insurance, customer needs to pay the differential amount ( approx. 4.3 K for Titanium & 4.9K for Titanium+)
  • He mentioned that 3rd year warranty + RSA is free for Aspire Top Models and not for the hatchback
  • When asked him about the change in rear seat headrests, he mentioned no change has been done as it is a new model!
  • He specifically mentioned that the base model is not available and all other models have waiting periods up to 30 days and booking amount is INR 20,000.

Test Drive

The test drive vehicle (1.5 D Titanium +) was readily available and another person assisted me for the test drive. A lot of discussion has happened on the TBHP forum regarding the positives and negatives of the car because of which I knew what to expect from the test drive. So I am writing only the things that changed my perception about the car.
  • The steering is extremely light, way more than I expected it to be. Even after all the discussions I was hoping to get a better feeling out of the same. Contrary to the popular opinion, I felt that my cousin’s Grand i10 1.2 Petrol has a better feel.
  • The clutch is also superlight. This is going to be a boon in city traffic, but I felt the return spring action a bit over-enthusiastic.
  • As mentioned by many others, the engine needs to be driven to be believed! Plenty of torque in all gears and excellent braking to complement the same.
  • There is plenty of legroom; lack of rear headroom is a major drawback (I am 6 feet tall). Also, the test drive vehicle had fixed head rests at the rear and this is of no use to tall people when they sit in upright position.
  • I felt the build quality is decent by Indian Standards and comparable to Maruti & Hyundai hatchbacks. Not great, but definitely not bad. I sincerely hope that Ford has not undercut cabin safety by concentrating on cost competitiveness.

The person who accompanied me for test drive told me not to take vehicle above 60KMPH. I saw that the odometer reading was above 2500 and asked him whether the first service was done for this vehicle. He nodded and got into some personal call and remained like that for the rest of the drive. However, he promptly gestured me where I have to take a U – Turn. When I asked him whether I can go further and take the next U-Turn, he insisted that I take the turn there itself

After Test Drive

Mr. Gopinath and I sat down and he explained me various cost components for the 1.5D Titanium model which I am interested in.
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With the current offer, the OTR would come to INR 7, 77,315 (inclusive of free comprehensive insurance).

Further discussion revealed the following.
  • He said there won’t be any dealer discounts as the vehicle is new and moving well. In fact he never gave any room for discussion.
  • When asked him about the legality of handling charge, he insisted that it is fair as it covers the costs that they incur in handling the paper work in RTO & otherwise. He even went to the extent of saying that Toyota charges more than Ford ! Frankly I did not know what to tell him !
  • Comprehensive cover can be availed from Royal Sundaram/Bajaj Alliance as they have tie-up with them
  • Asked him again about the adjustable rear headrests, he showed me the Petrol Titanium + variant on display and said " This is new vehicle and it does not have any ! ".

Now I know why Ford India will never be able to gain the popularity that both Maruti and Hyundai enjoy (referring to my previous showroom experiences). I used to think that the marketing is not effective. Yesterday I got to know that sales team is also equally pathetic or even worse. There was no enthusiasm in his approach, he just brushed away all my queries on possible discounts, explained me some features after explicitly asking for it and even appeared ignorant in some cases. Being a Team-BHP member, I knew whatever there is needed to know about the vehicle. If I was someone who thoroughly lacks the general awareness, I would have rated the showroom experience as “absolutely cold and unprofessional”. Being aware makes it all the more frustrating !

But still, I felt the car is good package for a small family like ours and have decided to take the plunge. But I have the following doubts that need to be cleared before proceeding further. Pardon me if I am asking the obvious.
  1. The infamous handling charges – I know some of the fellow BHPians have managed to avoid this. Will calling up the Ford Customer Care solve this? If so, when should I make the call - before or after booking the car?
  2. The Ford website mentions that the current offer on first year insurance premium is applicable only on selected models of New Figo bookings done from November 01, 2015 through November 30, 2015 (both days inclusive) with full payment made on or before November 30, 2015. However, the dealer mentioned that it is valid through December as well. Should I check with Customer Care before proceeding further?
  3. In the case of additional benefits, which one should I focus on? I mean if there is any scope for bargaining – Additional Warranty vs. Zero Dep. Insurance– Which one should I go for, assuming that they wouldn’t entertain my bargain for both?
  4. In case I don’t get any free benefits, does it make sense to pay for the Zero Dep. Insurance & additional warranty? (Don’t know much about the service quality of ford in Chennai)
  5. The accessories I am considering are Car Cover & Parking Sensors (Roughly 4K). Is there anything else that is essential and I should be considering?
  6. How do I confirm the presence of adjustable rear headrests on Titanium variant? Will the customer care be able to confirm this? (Would love to have this feature as the current set-up is not that great)
  7. One major problem is that the nearest two showrooms are owned by the same group. Since I did not like my experience with the first showroom, I am thinking whether going to the other one will do me any good or not. Or is it better to ask for another sales person or is that a bad idea?

A lot of research and reading have gotten me to this point where I have decided to make Figo the first car that I would spend my money on (despite the dealership experience). I would sincerely appreciate if TBHPians can help me with the above queries.

Awaiting your valuable suggestions & guidance,

Regards,
Manu
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Hi.
I am picking up a figo myself within the next month, and have already paid the booking amount.

If you feel that the service at one show roomis not good, i recommend going to another dealership where they are warmer.

There is a lot of discretionary power with the showroom manager.

I happen to be aquainted with the friend of the showroom manager. Here is what i am getting.

Insurance.
B2b add on
Extended warranty
Essential kit

Handling charges, i think i will have to pay, since my town and the dealership are two different places, you know temporary registration and all.

Seems to good to be true. Will believe only when i see it happen.

But the point i am trying to make is that a warm and accommodating dealership can get you better deals. Also, if you have some contact, and go through them that may help to
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We should perhaps atleast negotiate for 4th & 5th year warranties. Otherwise there is no incentive to be the first few to buy a Ford Car in the future, just to be undercut a month later.
I had bought the additional 2 year EW too :-( !
Contacted the dealer, nothing can be done it seems. I just left it there - enjoying the first few hundred kms is what that matters and not some offer for which I am not eligible in any way ( self-consolation ) !
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Please reach out to srini in chennai ford. Awesome sales guy. I had booked AT throug hhim
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My Figo 1.5D has done 1000KM's last week.

Here is the average for the 1st 1000Km's which consists of 70% City driving and 30% Highway.

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The average was hovering at 13.5KMPL for the 1st 500KM's of city driving, with a single Mumbai trip, it shot up to 17.2KMPL. Statistically, for the highway trip I got more than 20KMPL.

I am expecting it to improve after 1st service.

Coming to the car, it's a pleasure to drive on the highway. Even with the speedo on 100KMPH you can feel the car is still raring to go.

Considering the run-in period, I was driving within limits of 80 - 90KMPH and with varying RPM's around 1900 - 2400 rpm. Though I could not resist 2 - 3 bursts till 115KMPH which was tremendous fun, watching the cars disappear in the RVM's.

This car can surely do 140KMPH easily is my feeling, not that I have any intention to try those speeds! Not on our highways!!

Please don't blast me for not posting any pics of the car, my princess is 1.5 years old and she was asleep for almost the whole expressway, both ways, so couldn't stop or rather did not want to stop and wake her up.
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I happen to be aquainted with the friend of the showroom manager. Here is what i am getting.

Insurance.
B2b add on
Extended warranty
Essential kit
Thank you for the suggestion. That is a sweet deal considering that the car is just two months old. As you suggested I had reached out to my friends and got a contact from the other MPL showroom. Let's see how that pans out

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Please reach out to srini in chennai ford. Awesome sales guy. I had booked AT throug hhim
Thank you srini234. I will try to reach out to him today itself.
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