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Old 13th June 2010, 10:20   #2716
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Had my first accident on the Figo at 3987 kms.

A bike came and hit on the left side just after camp road. gave the bike guy 200 rs since i didn't want the locals to get involved and make the situation into a class war/car vs bike thing etc.Some smart guys were already trying to do it.

The damage to the car includes denting on the wheel arc and denting on the doors. Paint is gone and i am able to see a silver colored (metal or primer) not too sure. My next service is at 10000 which i will reach only in another 3-6 months. Should i wait for the next service to get this fixed? Should i claim insurance for this? I am not sure if there is some kind of no claim bonus for car insurance.
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The damage to the car includes denting on the wheel arc and denting on the doors. Paint is gone and i am able to see a silver colored (metal or primer) not too sure. My next service is at 10000 which i will reach only in another 3-6 months. Should i wait for the next service to get this fixed? Should i claim insurance for this? I am not sure if there is some kind of no claim bonus for car insurance.
Sad to hear the news:

Get the car tinkered and give a primer coating on the area where the paint is peeled off.

You will loose NCB if you claim insurance and in this case, it becomes a little sketchy too.
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Old 13th June 2010, 18:30   #2718
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Vishnurp,
If the damages are substantial, then it would be very expensive to get it fixed at your expense. I would highly suggest going for insurance. Don't worry about NCB etc, especially if the amount you gain by going for insurance is lesser than the NCB amount (I think this may be the case here)
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Couple of things

1) On my last tankful to tankful calculation, i got an FE of around 14.5 with full city driving and AC on at all times. Am happy with it at the moment
2) Had given the car for the first free service on Saturday morning and got it back the same day - No issues there
3) I reported the underbody scraping to the service supervisor Sathish at chennai ford, Arumbakkam - Apparently almost all Figo owners have complained to this dealer (at least!) of this issue. He, of course says that they can't do anything as this is something to do with the design

Figo owners, what choice are we left with now? Should we just accept the fact that our car's underbody will scrape speedbreakers, especially with 4 people on board under normal driving conditions? This isn't much of a problem within the city (except for some bumps, but it does scrape most of the bumps on highways)
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On Saturday, I drove my Innova with 4 family members on the slope leading into my apartment and "KRUNCH" - the underbelly scraped over the top of the slope. I was driving dead slow and diagonally to avoid that.

My guess is that some Figo's are running with low air pressure and thats causing it. If more people are in the car, more PSI is required.
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any idea if ford figo will be launched in automatic version? every since it was big hit!
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2) Had given the car for the first free service on Saturday morning and got it back the same day - No issues there
Bill details, please!
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On Saturday, I drove my Innova with 4 family members on the slope leading into my apartment and "KRUNCH" - the underbelly scraped over the top of the slope. I was driving dead slow and diagonally to avoid that.

My guess is that some Figo's are running with low air pressure and thats causing it. If more people are in the car, more PSI is required.
@ Brix: Please refer to my post on this
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Figo buyers: No doubt this is a driving paradise at a competitive pricing.

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Why would Ford cringe on headrests for rear seat? Isn’t that a basic safety feature?
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Why would Ford cringe on headrests for rear seat? Isn’t that a basic safety feature?
For better rear visibility.
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Why would Ford cringe on headrests for rear seat? Isn’t that a basic safety feature?
Can you explain how would headrest be applicable as a safety feature. I always thought it to be a comfort one. Thats why you only find it in more priced cars.

I dont think it has got anything to do with safety at all.
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@xingamazon, Headrests can help prevent whiplash injuries (which can be rather severe) in the event of an accident.

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http://www.carsdirect.com/features/s...res#restraints
http://www.driveandstayalive.com/inf...from-aiada.htm

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Can you explain how would headrest be applicable as a safety feature. I always thought it to be a comfort one. Thats why you only find it in more priced cars.

I dont think it has got anything to do with safety at all.

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Can you explain how would headrest be applicable as a safety feature.
You would hate to be in a Figo's rear seat and get heavily rear-ended. There are enough docs on net to explain what will happen to your neck/skull then.



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Thats why you only find it in more priced cars.
Happens only in India


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@xingamazon, Headrests can help prevent whiplash injuries (which can be rather severe) in the event of an accident.

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Is Your Headrest Properly Positioned?
Hi Spindoc. For some reason I got confused that you are talking about the adjustable head rest. Because as far as I remember I guess the mandatory safety features would have only recommended that we should have a head rest (which is anyway there in cars like Figo and i10, albeit smaller ones)
But dont think the adjustable head rest are made mandatory as a safety feature. Just my opinion.

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Hi Spindoc. For some reason I got confused that you are talking about the adjustable head rest. Because as far as I remember I guess the mandatory safety features would have only recommended that we should have a head rest (which is anyway there in cars like Figo and i10, albeit smaller ones)
But dont think the adjustable head rest are made mandatory as a safety feature. Just my opinion.

I was speaking about headrests in general. Adjustable head restraints are mandatory per US regulations but aren't in India.

Also, from a safety perspective, head restraints that are not adjustable aren't very useful. There are guidelines as to what height the headrest must be placed at to protect oneself from possible injury, which are applicable only to adjustable headrests.
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