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Old 26th December 2010, 16:42   #3586
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What do you need to do? WOuld be very interesting.
Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)-dsc04866.jpg



Here i did it!!

Details on my ownership report.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ms-report.html

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Ok this is here but i got some shocking news today only.

One of my colleagues gave me some good news & some bad news from Chennai

The Bad part First : The New Fiesta sedan 'MAYNOT' be launching in India next year, ie: Dont expect the fiesta sedan in 2011. This decision is nearly 80% confirmed according to him & he says that this decision was taken as the current fiesta is already selling in good nos.


The Good Part : Expect The Fiesta Hatch to be launched next year & extensive testing has now started again. It will be launched after Q2 next year.
Hi, even thou this is an old post and sorry if you have answered this ques already, but have you got any other updates since then on the FIESTA HATCH, as I am a confused hatch buyer.
Thanks in advance
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Old 27th December 2010, 15:39   #3588
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Finally made up my mind and paid a booking amount to Bhavna Ford for a Figo Diesel, Titanium. The VIN # he says is AM30269 and also adds that its a 29th oct car at their stockyard.

Should i go for it? If not i have a price rise staring at me in the face or alternatively book a polo now (with price protection) and get a 2011 car.
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Finally made up my mind and paid a booking amount to Bhavna Ford for a Figo Diesel, Titanium. The VIN # he says is AM30269 and also adds that its a 29th oct car at their stockyard.

Should i go for it? If not i have a price rise staring at me in the face or alternatively book a polo now (with price protection) and get a 2011 car.

your car is a july 2010 manufactured from the VIN number. Decide accordingly.

An October manufactured car will have VIN series- ARXXXXX as the series. Cheers!
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Thanks Anil and how does one know that?
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Test drove the Figo 1.4 titanium yesterday. The car literally flies but I found it a tad lower than usual. I'm 6'2 and I had to push back the seat to make myself comfortable but the funny part is i almost reach the B pillar doing so. Was reminded of my zen which we had a decade ago.

I'm being offered the titanium at 6.34 less insurance (20k) = 6.14 on road + 3rd year warranty free + seat covers free. Seems a good deal but I'm confused again between the swift and the titanium only from a seating perspective.
Hi All,
I am new to this forum.
Looking at Vij's confusion,it reminded me of my confusion & why i purchased FIGO.BTW, i own a FIGO TDCI,ZXi version & I am 6'3 feet tall.have driven around 10K in the last 5 months.have tested it in "ALMOST" every condition in south india.Incase VIj , you haven't bought a car yet, let me see if the following criterias help you........Prior to Figo i owned a 1.6 IKON for 5 yrs ( a cracker of a JOSH machine)..I fell in love with the FORD DNA and primary USP which is ride & handling.I am a speed freak and love tight corners, ...so while i was looking for a change of car, i looked back at FORD for only this USP.
1)i beleived that coming from the FORD stable the figo would live upto its mark & believe me, this car just ROCKS.its a car which will have its tyres firmly planted on the road how much ever you try to push it around corners.It gives you a race car feel.Also on bad roads, I feel the suspension is very well tuned and if you want to test it, pls go ahead, just one caution : tell all your passengers to wear seat belt ( the experience as a backseat driver is really positive when the seat belt is worn).
2) The next factor was height & leg space. how i tested this was,with my driving seat position adjusted, how comfortable is somebody of my own height sitting behind me...and with all apple to apple comparisons done in a similar manner with competition, FIGO beats the rest out (Punto,Polo,Swift).Surprisingly try this out ( the best in affordable class here is TATA NANO)
3) Second last but not least :1.4 TDCi.Well proven fiesta powertrain.Mileage on good roads maintaining 100-130 is roughly 20.5.The average mileage , the worst i have got is 18kmpl.
4) LAST but never the LEAST : money factor, the above package was not too heavy on my purse.6L on road in bangalore.
Setting these four criterias it was very easy to narrow down according to me, the only option left was FIGO TDcI.
Trust,you have your requirements laid out in a similar manner, it makes choosing or narrowing down a little more easy. ALL this done, you still have to get an OK from the HOME MINISTER, the final VETO authority.
Hope this helps you.
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Old 27th December 2010, 23:17   #3592
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Guys, Will increasing the tyre size (sidewall only) to increase GC void the warranty? Plan to retain the original rim size with an upsize of sidewall only. Am getting Apollos. Please advice.
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Guys, Will increasing the tyre size (sidewall only) to increase GC void the warranty? Plan to retain the original rim size with an upsize of sidewall only. Am getting Apollos. Please advice.
I had asked this question specifically during my TD and I was told this would void the warranty. Of course this was SA talk and I didnt pursue it further at that time.
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Old 29th December 2010, 00:40   #3594
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Small doubt.
Autocar review says that the back seat folds to form a flat bed. But in my Figo, there still is a bump at the base of the seat. Also the seat back is not flat, but has an uneven surface (springs or struts or something). Thus putting a heavy weight on the seat back may damage the seat.
And why is there no hardboard covering the stepney? Only a carpet over the tyre.
First service done today at 3360km for ~Rs. 1400/-. Started opening her up. Touched speedo 140kph.
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Small doubt.
Autocar review says that the back seat folds to form a flat bed. But in my Figo, there still is a bump at the base of the seat. Also the seat back is not flat, but has an uneven surface (springs or struts or something). Thus putting a heavy weight on the seat back may damage the seat.
And why is there no hardboard covering the stepney? Only a carpet over the tyre.
First service done today at 3360km for ~Rs. 1400/-. Started opening her up. Touched speedo 140kph.
I am not sure if you are folding the seats the right way. You should flip forward the base and then fold down the back-rest. But yeah, it might not be a perfect flat bed. And also as you mentioned, the seat back do have rods running across the width which makes things difficult. As for me, what I do is, once I flip the seats, I move the bootmat over the seat back so that it is protected to an extent.

I'm linking a picture from the official T-Jet review thread to illustrate the steps in folding, please ignore if you already follow this method

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2109962 (Fiat Linea T-Jet : Test Drive & Review)

And regarding the stepney cover, are you sure it's just the carpet, since mine has a hard cardboard embedded inside the carpet.

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i do flip over the seat base. most cars i've seen have a hardboard with a carpet over it.
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i do flip over the seat base. most cars i've seen have a hardboard with a carpet over it.
Mine is a Figo ZXi, and it does have the hardboard below the carpet. I'm pretty sure every Figo should be having it. Kindly get it checked if absent.
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Mine is a Figo ZXi, and it does have the hardboard below the carpet. I'm pretty sure every Figo should be having it. Kindly get it checked if absent.

That is interesting, I dont have any hard board underneath the boot carpet!! Can others confirm??
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That is interesting, I dont have any hard board underneath the boot carpet!! Can others confirm??
Sorry if I sounded misleading guys!
What I meant was the stepney cover is not just a carpet but does have some hard material (like cardboard) "embedded" inside for rigidity. Its not too flimsy. We will not be able to see any separate board once you lift the carpet.

Its a single solid (not too tough though!) board above the stepney, and NOT just the thin carpet material over the stepney

I hope I am clear now.
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The edges are floppy. and there is a dicky mat over it.
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