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Old 26th April 2010, 10:58   #2176
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Regarding FE of Figo, they are not consistent across owners even in our forum. Ford has to fix this and address initial issues (eg: Gemi, Ebiz). If Ford thinks that they have done the job, I think they have just jumped half of the well..

Well said RGK, well I am also confused with the FE figures reported by team Bhpian's. I hope Ford will note and take care of FE related issues.
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Old 26th April 2010, 11:13   #2177
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Does anyone have any readings or experience on the 1.2 Petrol Figo?
So far there has been only posts on the Diesel Figo, will love to hear from some Petrol Owners as well apart from Test Drives.
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However, that doesn't play any functional role, even dust/grime doesn't matter on that linkage (it's similar to the linkage one can see from the gearbox to the propeller shaft of most real wheel drive vehicles), so the boot is not necessary.
IMO, its a way for road noise to filter into the cabin! However, cost cutting has to be done at places to bring out the car at such VFM prices.

@gemi: How did you figure out from the pic whether they are drive-by-wire, or not?
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Old 26th April 2010, 12:43   #2179
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IMO, its a way for road noise to filter into the cabin! However, cost cutting has to be done at places to bring out the car at such VFM prices.
Hmm, interesting thought, might just be true. But like you said, fair enough in a car offering good value for money.
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Old 26th April 2010, 13:00   #2180
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Does anyone have any readings or experience on the 1.2 Petrol Figo?
So far there has been only posts on the Diesel Figo, will love to hear from some Petrol Owners as well apart from Test Drives.

You can read about it here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...livered-7.html
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Well, that's what I thought, and I guess he was trying to point out the rubber boot used in the Wagon R.
However, that doesn't play any functional role, even dust/grime doesn't matter on that linkage (it's similar to the linkage one can see from the gearbox to the propeller shaft of most real wheel drive vehicles), so the boot is not necessary.
The rubber boot will become necessary if there are rats in the surrounding area. I had faced the problem of rats entering into the cabin in my old Zen. Once rats enter in the cabin, it is very difficult to get rid of the bad smell. I had to make some sort of wire mesh boot and fix it there. However getting this area covered with something is always better. So I suggest you guys to fix some sort of rubber bellows in this area.
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Old 26th April 2010, 13:32   #2182
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Does the Fiesta or Ikon come with a rubber cover on that linkage?
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Great. I guess I missed the all important thread. Already posted regarding the mileage over there. May want to try it out.
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AFAIK it is 108 for the ford figo, but still should confirm.
Yes they are 108, just last week got alloys and new tyres of OE size.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1855417 (Yet another Figo ownership thread)
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Does the Fiesta or Ikon come with a rubber cover on that linkage?
You mean for the steering rod behind the clutch, I think sanjayc confirmed that even Fiesta does not have it.
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Are these figures calculate from full tank to full tank or is it what the dgital display shows? I would really like to know. Coz i never thought a car could do above 800km in city with just one full tank!!!
Tank full to tank full readings corroborated with Digital display. The digital display in GP is very accurate. He is not a light footed driver either and makes use of the turbo time and again.
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Cool Joining The Figo Family!!!

I had booked my white Titanium TDCi pon Saturday.
After that I read this mega thread over the weekend, and felt re-assured, because I had been on the verge of buying the Punto instead!

Hope to post a ecstatic ownership report soon!
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Just wanted to ask. Does adding of parking sensors(sonars) on the Figo void the warranty?
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Just wanted to ask. Does adding of parking sensors(sonars) on the Figo void the warranty?
I don't see any reason why this should void warranty.
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Gemi, Slight pull is not a problem, Today i drove a figo with those defective apollos & I can assure you that the pull is really really strong.

This means that ford is already calling up the figo owners with defective tires & they know who these guuys are & i guess you are not one of them.
Thats really reassuring mustang. You sure are an angel for ford owners.
I was actually quite disturbed with this thing. Good to know that ford knows the exact cars and that they are being recalled. Really Great Work.

Got my first service done today. And regarding the mudflaps breaking they found some long scratch marks on the underbody. So it seems the flaps gave away when the cars hit something under. I find it strange that i did not hear anything while the underbody took that hit. I am assuming it happened during that highway run in heavy rain. Maybe the heavy rain falling on the car subdued the noise of the hit. Anyways for the time being i have not fixed the new flaps. I just removed the front two ones. Would get it fixed later. Will post more about the service experience in my ownership thread.

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@gemi: How did you figure out from the pic whether they are drive-by-wire, or not?
Just the width of the accelerator pedal connector.

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Tank full to tank full readings corroborated with Digital display. The digital display in GP is very accurate. He is not a light footed driver either and makes use of the turbo time and again.
That is real good then. I never thought we could get so much average. My friend who has a punto emotion mjd is getting only around 15-16 in city. I was always thought that that was the maximum possible in city limits. Maybe i need to learn to drive a diesel better. That makes me feel sad that i am getting only around 14 in full city traffic.

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I had booked my white Titanium TDCi pon Saturday.

Hope to post a ecstatic ownership report soon!
Congrats. Would surely look forward for your report.
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