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Old 5th June 2017, 09:41   #406
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Hi,How was your trip to Mahabaleshwar

I don't know whether you spotted my car or not but we crossed each other at Mapro garden and then again on the way to Wai on saturday. I was in my 'yellow board' grey Aspire.
LOL! You caught me on my whirlwind vacation trip. I must have certainly spotted you as I never miss seeing an Aspire on the road since they are such a rarity

Actually, on the contrary this trip, I saw many Aspires/Figo on the road and it was nice to see people buying this pocket rocket

Btw, While returning a BHPian from Mumbai (Orange Figo) came over when I stopped for tea at Akkalkot and he mentioned he follows my thread and even spotted me on Friday when he was driving to Hyderabad. If that BHPian is reading this post, please reply here as I could not get your handle name clearly when we met

It was a great day trip to Mahabaleshwar with Fellow Mod. Totally enjoyed the trip

While returning we noted there was an accident on ghat and the cars where lined up for nearly 3-4kms and we luckily were right at a point on ghat where it went up into the mountains and we took that route to discover some amazing adventure style roads and breathtaking views of a lake

We drove through some crazy roads to connect back into Wai. Were you stuck in the traffic jam?

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And how has your Blue Bombardier performed during the whole trip?
Very boring! Not many cars were able to keep up with it

That diversion took us to this beautiful stretch

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Ford Aspire TDCi : My Blue Bombardier, flying low on tarmac EDIT : 33,000kms COMPLETED-fullsizerender.jpg

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Old 5th June 2017, 21:52   #407
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While returning we noted there was an accident on ghat and the cars where lined up for nearly 3-4kms and we luckily were right at a point on ghat where it went up into the mountains and we took that route to discover some amazing adventure style roads and breathtaking views of a lake

We drove through some crazy roads to connect back into Wai. Were you stuck in the traffic jam?



Very boring! Not many cars were able to keep up with it

That diversion took us to this beautiful stretch
Luckily, we also took the right turn and drove through that amazing road and crossed you when you took a halt at this beautiful place. Actually we were short of time or else I would have also halted at the lake and met you in person too
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I have been meaning to share a few pictures of my trip to Pune and Mahabaleshwar but as usual work keeps things too busy. It was certainly a whirlwind trip but, my family is used to such trips and they totally enjoyed it. Total trip was ~ 1500kms so that makes it an average of roughly 500kms per day over the long weekend.

Lived some great memories of my college days in Pune and had planned a day trip to Mahabaleshwar with family of fellow Mod-Noopster who hired a self driving T-Fort for the day trip and we started in morning at 8:00am and spent a lovely day checking out some points, having lunch at Mapro garden and then luckily reaching the Table Point in Panchgani just before sunset to find some glorious views around with a windy condition to the point that it was chilly

Drove back the same night to Pune and spent a lovely evening over an excellent dinner and conversations at Noopster's home and highlight of the return trip was the detour that we took due to an accident on ghat and came across some breathtaking landscape and also the sunset was extraordinary with sky filled with beautiful hues of pink color

Here are some pictures of our day trip to Mahabaleshwar-Incidentally I had visited Mahabaleshwar last year around the same time on my motorcycle (that was an even crazy trip-1450kms in 48 hours).

Details of my Motorcycle ride to Mahabaleshwar is here :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/superb...ml#post3994715

P.S: Please excuse the quality as all are iPhone 6+ pictures
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Default Re: Ford Aspire TDCi : My Blue Bombardier, flying low on tarmac EDIT : 33,000kms COMPLETED

I have completed 33,000kms-Updated the title of thread on the Blue Bombardier.

It continues to run like a dream and there is nothing exciting (in terms of break-downs or such to share here )

Touchwood !

I have been hardly using the car as my daily running is <10kms and most of the mile munching happens on my motorcycle during weekends

Just came across these couple of snaps taken with my DSLR camera from my last trip (Mahabaleshwar)
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Hi sir,
Congratulations on your milestone with the Aspire. The 1.5 TDCI engine under the hood is a gem and I can totally relate to the miles you've munched. Secondly, how are you finding the service offered by the Mody Ford, Old Bowenpally outlet? I'm asking this question in particular because I feel that the quality of service offered by Mody Ford is declining day-by-day. My '10 Figo TDCI went for the 60,000 kms service at their place sometime in April and they kept my car for three days and the work done by them on my car was shoddy at its best. They replaced 2 struts i.e the strut on the front right and rear left because my car started to scrape at even at smallest of the smallest speed-breakers. Even after the replacement, I can feel that even after the replacement, I can feel the potholes crashing into the cabin which isn't a good sign. Add to that the car was subjected to abuse and thanks to this, my rear bumper has a big black scratch and the dealership used their dealership sticker to cover the scratch. After it came from the service, I somehow didn't like the sticker's placement and removed it. Later I see this scratch .

Secondly, the spare quality is a rip-off. In my other visit to the Ford Dealership at Bidar, KA, they replaced the Alternator belt of the car (which was less than a year ago) and during my recent service, when it was subjected to inspection, they advised me to replace the alternator belt. This comes as a jolt to me and my dad because this was replaced 6 months ago itself. Later, they agreed to replace it under warranty after showing the invoice. So much for the famed American Quality which is under a decline.

On the flipside though, the car has aged well and the car has been very reliable and was very much comparable to the Japs I'm terms of reliability and in my 6+ years of ownership, I claimed the warranty only once and that is a testament of the car and we are fully satisfied with our Figo and add to the dynamics of the car, they keep my dad happy and acquainted with the Figo.

Hope you have a smooth ownership with your aspire.

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Hi sir,
Congratulations on your milestone with the Aspire. The 1.5 TDCI engine under the hood is a gem and I can totally relate to the miles you've munched. Secondly, how are you finding the service offered by the Mody Ford, Old Bowenpally outlet? I'm asking this question in particular because I feel that the quality of service offered by Mody Ford is declining day-by-day. My '10 Figo TDCI went for the 60,000 kms service at their place sometime in April and they kept my car for three days and the work done by them on my car was shoddy at its best. They replaced 2 struts i.e the strut on the front right and rear left because my car started to scrape at even at smallest of the smallest speed-breakers. Even after the replacement, I can feel that even after the replacement
Thanks Varun for your nice words

Firstly, let me share my service background

1000kms
10,000kms
20,000kms


All above service, I didnt bother much and Mody Ford guy came home and picked up the car and delivered it back to me. I normally dont do that but, I normally run busy at work and didn't have the time to go sit with them

30,000kms service

I decided to go to Old Bowenpally outlet (same one you are referring above) and I had a wonderful experience which I shared in this thread in detail.

AC cabin, continous supply of coffee and they allowed me on the floor to watch them change my car's brake pads and people were found knowledgable etc

In short, my experience with Mody Ford is good until now

Coming to your suspension work. I think it is your fault as such major works should never be given at ASC (that is my personal beilef) there are plenty of good garages outside who can do it at fraction of cost and better

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Secondly, the spare quality is a rip-off. In my other visit to the Ford Dealership at Bidar, KA, they replaced the Alternator belt of the car (which was less than a year ago) and during my recent service, when it was subjected to inspection
Yet again. I think you did not inspect the replacement component before getting satisfied at Bidar Dealership. I always make the ASC show me replacement parts and carry it back with me and throw them in trash personally to satisfy myself they indeed changed the components..LOL!

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On the flipside though, the car has aged well and the car has been very reliable and was very much comparable to the Japs I'm terms of reliability and in my 6+ years of ownership, I claimed the warranty only once and that is a testament of the car and we are fully satisfied with our Figo and add to the dynamics of the car, they keep my dad happy and acquainted with the Figo.
Good to know that. I plan to keep this car for a long time (at least 1,00,000 kms) as I normally change cars at 60,000kms mark. That can give an indication how much I love driving this little pocket rocket.

It's like they say in Indian style "Total Paisa Vasool car" (Value for Money)

P.S : A close pal was fed up of his top-end XUV 500 as it was a pain to drive around in city. He drove my car and instantly fell in love with it. Selling the XUV500 and replacing it with an Aspire. Can you believe that?

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