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Old 5th February 2018, 14:53   #916
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Default Figo TDCi, nearing 7 yrs, keep or sell?

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Need your views. It relates to keep or sell old car as well as what new car. I own a Ford Figo Diesel which will complete 7 yrs next month. The itch to upgrade has entered my mind but I am all confused. My car has been doing well but the senses have gotten bored of the same thing. Now looking at the current traffic I thought of going for automatics. I have TDed the following cars.

Ciaz AT - The car felt nice, atleast in the city area where I drove her. I had taken TD 2 months back.

City AT - The car was nice but somehow the AT felt slow. I was comparing it to Ciaz back then and somehow I was not impressed by her.

I was thinking of budget of around 15L so I thought I might as well try SUVs. First up was XUV500. I know I had to exceed 15L but thought if I like it I'd think about it.

XUV500 AT - Coming from Figo, the size kept reminding me that I was driving something big. There was some kind of uneasiness in mind although I could take her around comfortably. But the thing is, from this TD, I started paying attention to how the vehicle pulls forward. Even if the engine is torquey, I somehow felt the pull was missing. I was trying to judge it between the speeds of 20 to 80. Not sure how AT is tuned here, I tried multiple times but was not happy with the pull. I felt the Figo with 1.4 pulls better, although since it is manual, I can stay in lower gears much longer.

Ecosport AT - I had seen this vehicle in showroom already but back then TD vehicle was not there. It was made available last week. But now instead of all the features, my mind was solely focused on pull / driving pleasure. As expected, the petrol AT does not have the same punch that you can get in a diesel. It was excellent vehicle for sedate driving but if you wish do some sporty driving, it would fall short.

Now the confusion. I want to change the car to bring freshness but at the same time I don't want to get into a situation where I'd regret buying a car that is not fun to drive at all. I know Figo is not known to be very powerful car but it still fared better than all the petrol NA engines.

I know there are cars like Vento / Rapid with diesel AT but due to reliability concerns, l am not quite keen on these two. I think either I have to give up on AT preference or live with slower petrol ATs. Or live with Figo till a worthy option arrives. What do you say?
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Old 5th February 2018, 15:13   #917
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Hello guys,

Need your views.
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I know there are cars like Vento / Rapid with diesel AT but due to reliability concerns, l am not quite keen on these two. I think either I have to give up on AT preference or live with slower petrol ATs. Or live with Figo till a worthy option arrives. What do you say?
When did you test drive the Ecosport AT? Except for the bumpy ride due to the low profile tyres it felt very peppy to drive. Even a little difficult to keep quiet in the sports mode. Paddle shift makes it still nice. As you own a Ford already you should be familiar with the service. Take a TD once again before you rule it out.

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I know there are cars like Vento / Rapid with diesel AT but due to reliability concerns, l am not quite keen on these two. I think either I have to give up on AT preference or live with slower petrol ATs. Or live with Figo till a worthy option arrives. What do you say?

I just checked Carwale OTR Pune and it lists the Hyundai Verna 1.6 CRDI SX+ automatic at 15.5 lakhs.

Look no further., I would suggest the Verna. Sweet engine, sorted dynamics and a decent 6 speed Auto. Take a test drive.
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Quick update, sold my Beloved Rapid TDI finally this morning! Closed it for 5.1 L.
That is a very good price for base variant Rapid. Dealer offered 3.5L for my colleague's 2013 Leissure Ltd edition variant. Other friend picked a 5 year old ambition rapid for 4.7 L (It had new tyres and music system).
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That is a very good price for base variant Rapid. Dealer offered 3.5L for my colleague's 2013 Leissure Ltd edition variant. Other friend picked a 5 year old ambition rapid for 4.7 L (It had new tyres and music system).

Actually it was the mid variant—Ambition and had MOMO alloys, Continental tyres and Pioneer Apple Car play HU! So was quite loaded I would say!
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