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Old 29th January 2010, 10:38   #196
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Somehow a similar setup for the Endeavour as the Punto doesnt really have much of an appeal. I would anyday prefer the Fortuner type taillamps there. Or is it coz its an SUV?
True. But the Endeavour by itself is such an old design. The rear lamp cut looks outdated there too. The Fortuner's rear end is tidy. I only wish Toyota mounted a spare wheel at the back for the "propah" SUV look. Am sure guys like Autopsyche are already working on a similar modification.

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1. IIRC I have driven a 2000 model Indica which had turn indicator stalk that can be slightly tapped (Or may be we need to hold it). I don't know if the intention was this feature.
I have an Indigo and know what you are talking about. Nope, that's not the lane change indicator in discussion here. In a regular indicator stalk, pushing it down 1/2 way will make the indicator blink only once (for as long as you hold it in that position). Cars like the Figo will make the light blink 3 - 4 times, even after you leave the stalk, giving you just enough time to make that lane change manouveur.

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As usual a very comprehensive test drive and review, GTO
Thanks. All your other questions have been answered previously, please search.

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lol. Benny that was my point. In India if 2 cars with same engine at similar price points but one being a sedan and other being a hatch are offered to the customers. Customers will lean towards the Sedan and not the hatch.
Vid, market trends show otherwise. It is the premium hatch segment that is growing at the expense of the C sedan segment. The latter has actually declined in the recent past, and its growth rates far lesser, thanks to a plethora of hatchback launches in the 5 - 7 lakh segment which have found immense favour within the market place. I myself was surprised as conventional thinking dictates that the typical Indian buyer wants a car with a boot. The market has demonstrated that it prefers a fresh hatch over an entry level sedan.

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Why would you buy Figo 1.6 when you already have a tuned Fiesta 1.6S already available in the market ? Price is one thing I see, or if someone prefers a hatch over sedan. It cannot be handling. Fiesta S is way superior.
One reason is price. Second, all things being the same, the hatch will handle better than the sedan (lesser weight and rear overhang).

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Excellent writeup GTO ! I am amazed at the honesty and the responsibility with which you capture every minute detail for the benefit of everyone at this forum and beyond......

...........I am not sure of the monetary aspects involved but with the kind of knowledge and expertise you have in this domain (and the honesty with which you review a product), just know that your every word in your posts has the power to influence a common man like me to put my hard earned money into one of these machines.

Thanks Again ! I wish YOU and TEAM-BHP lots of success and prosperity in times to come
Thank you for making my day, Zzzehar! I realise the responsibility in reviewing new launches for Team-BHP, and ensure that I see a car through the eyes of a potential discerning customer. I have a knack of saying exactly what I think too

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I too find the looks of the Punto real hot
Another reason I like the Punto's derrière; it's a clean all metal look.
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Old 29th January 2010, 11:14   #197
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GTO,Thanks a lot for the review ! I am sure with every car launch the pressure on you to keep up your standard is going to be immense, thanks for the effort you put into each one.

Any idea if the Figo's rear seat would match that of the Indica V2 ? I am sure Vista is probably the segment leader in this aspect, but the V2 is not so bad.

I have one more Q, this point from Zappo

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1498933 (Report and First Pics: The Ford Figo is HERE !! More info - Pg19)

Is the grille made from metal or plastic ?

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Old 29th January 2010, 12:55   #198
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Since this grill is also part of the front Bumper assembly, it can only be plastic(pedestrian safety norms). I saw these kind of (more open)grill first time on ANHC. IMHO, these grills offer less protection to the Radiator.
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Hi GTO,

What about the gear shift, is it same as Fiesta and Fusion?
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Any idea if the Figo's rear seat would match that of the Indica V2 ?
The Figo's rear sear offers great support, ride quality and the large greenhouse helps. Legroom is only average, better than Swift, and similar to a Punto. The Indica Vista is on a different plane. Not sat on a V2's backseat in a long time so cannot comment.

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Hi GTO,

What about the gear shift, is it same as Fiesta and Fusion?
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Either engine uses the same (IB5 Ikon) gearbox with slightly different final drive ratios. The gearshift has reasonably short throws and the shift action is positive. The unit is a sure-slotting one and you won’t choose the wrong gear erroneously. Note that it isn't an ultra-slick Japanese box and does require a little effort.
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Figo @ Goa: Pics from Flickr

Ford Figo in Goa, India - a set on Flickr
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Figo @ Goa: Pics from Flickr

Ford Figo in Goa, India - a set on Flickr
Most pics are of green cars, however i just love the Figo in black. Looks elegant, yet sporty in this shade!
Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)-4312594791_7efc0c00f8_b.jpg

(Source: The flickr link above)

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@ Crazy Driver: That is the Sea Grey Colour I believe. Also available in the Fiesta.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-1-6sxi-2.html (My new Sea grey Ford Fiesta 1.6SXI)
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@ Crazy Driver: That is the Sea Grey Colour I believe. Also available in the Fiesta.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-1-6sxi-2.html (My new Sea grey Ford Fiesta 1.6SXI)
Hmmm. Thanks kiku007.

I hope the black dash version is like this, rather than grey dashboard. This is a PS job.
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Most pics are of green cars, however i just love the Figo in black. Looks elegant, yet sporty in this shade!
Quite true! Green is the worst color they could have chosen to showcase this car.
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Hmmm. Thanks kiku007.

I hope the black dash version is like this, rather than grey dashboard.
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Thanx for the pic CrAzY dRiVeR.
Black dashboard looks better IMO. I think red or coral dashboard suits white or red exterior colored car.
Thank Ford for giving an option to choose the color, Unlike i20 (i hate that chocolate dash yuck!). Its better to leave it to the taste of the customer.
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Black Figo looks elegant and classy. Black dash is also gud and seems to be of high quality. But I hate the silver center console, wud a prefer high quality wooden console.
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Quite true! Green is the worst color they could have chosen to showcase this car.
So there is red also.
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Thanx for the pic CrAzY dRiVeR.
Black dashboard looks better IMO.
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Black dash is also gud and seems to be of high quality.
Forgot to mention explicitly-

The BLACK DASHBOARD pic was a PHOTOSHOP work by me, and not the original pic! Not sure how the black dashboard may look like, i was just trying the looks. Any pics of black dashboards already posted in the forum?

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I was wondering where did you get the pic from as ford only sent green with orange interior cars only,for test drives.
Great photoshop skills. Keep it up!

I could only find these pics on the web.
They are from Ford presentation
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