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Old 18th January 2011, 11:54   #3721
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The Figo could certainly do with a bigger head rest for the rear bench. It's ok for short-medium people, but a tad small for the taller guys. I guess most ladies wouldn't complain about the head rest height though.
Thanks. I mean, will a person of 5'6" be able to sleep in comfort without either slumping down or banging the head on the parcel tray? It is important for long journeys. I ask because I am unable to find Figos for test drive.
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I am not sure amongst the words 'longer' and 'wider' which one is more appropriate, but I guess the point has been made.
Yes, three people in the car who sat in the two cars back to back had the unanimous opinion that Ritz is more comfortable for thee slim-to-average sized individuals.
Three healthy guys won't fit in either of the cars.
As an aside, Figo sales guy mentioned that the middle seat is meant only for small children. So, only two adults and a child are supposed to be sitting behind.
The Ritz bench is pretty flat and more comfortable (including the back support). Thigh support is less than Figo though.
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Thanks. I mean, will a person of 5'6" be able to sleep in comfort without either slumping down or banging the head on the parcel tray? It is important for long journeys. I ask because I am unable to find Figos for test drive.
A person of 5'6" should be just fine on the back seat of the Figo. It's quite impossible to bang your head on the parcel tray that way, unless one is really trying to
Hope you get to test drive one pretty soon, and do post your findings here.

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The rear bench has a kind of raised section in the middle, may be that's why the sales guy said that. It's not a large hump though. Have you decided on your car yet? Or getting confused by the day?
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Old 18th January 2011, 16:24   #3724
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My Ford Figo has done only 450 KMs so far (bought on 1st January 2011) and gives 9.5 KMPL. Most of the driving is with AC on. Is this normal or too low? Its a petrol car.
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I'm not sure why you said a longer wheelbase translates into wider rear seat, but yeah, I was thinking Figo had wider seats than a Ritz. Still have not sat on the rear bench of a Ritz though. I would indeed be surprised if the Ritz seats 3 more comfortably that the Figo.
I mentioned wheelbase and width to tell that Figo should be less cramped compared to Ritz, never intended to mean that it translates to wider seats Edit: I just referred to original post, the guy said the rear seat was not longer and I invariably assumed that it is leg space.

However, Ritz might have felt comfy for its head room. I did sit in Ritz and it never felt wider to me if not same, however I never tried it with three people.


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A person of 5'6" should be just fine on the back seat of the Figo. It's quite impossible to bang your head on the parcel tray that way, unless one is really trying to
good one. BTW Figo's rear seat is not designed for three people to travel long distances. Also it is not designed for taller people. Ideal sitting for Figo rear bench would be two average height adults and one kid. Anything more than that would be uncomfortable in a long journey.

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My Ford Figo has done only 450 KMs so far (bought on 1st January 2011) and gives 9.5 KMPL. Most of the driving is with AC on. Is this normal or too low? Its a petrol car.
well it can be better. I get approx 11 to 12 without much of AC...
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The rear bench has a kind of raised section in the middle, may be that's why the sales guy said that. It's not a large hump though. Have you decided on your car yet? Or getting confused by the day?
Was very close to booking (and would have got a car in a week.)

Had to reject the Figo due to rear bench. Wife was unhappy with it too. Raised middle portion was also a problem.

I am left with no option but to increase my budget and look for better rear-bench *and* fun-to-drive car.

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My Ford Figo has done only 450 KMs so far (bought on 1st January 2011) and gives 9.5 KMPL. Most of the driving is with AC on. Is this normal or too low? Its a petrol car.
I am not a petrol owner, but as far as I remember most users reported mileage of around 10 kmpl. So yours is with in the range that too before serivice and full a/c. Nothing to worry!
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Wow this is just great.

Figo Thread is reaching around 250 pages, just gets to show the amount of interest the car has invoked.
Take this, there are many launches post Figo (polo, micra , etios etc) but still I keep seeing atleast some 5-10 posts in this thread everyday.
Goes to speak about the car I guess...

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My Ford Figo has done only 450 KMs so far (bought on 1st January 2011) and gives 9.5 KMPL. Most of the driving is with AC on. Is this normal or too low? Its a petrol car.
Around 10 kmpl is always acceptable for the Figo Petrol. So your numbers are not that bad.
But dont tell me you are shocked. As I am guessing you would be aware, the Figo Petrol is unpopular for the mileage the it provides.
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Was very close to booking (and would have got a car in a week.)

Had to reject the Figo due to rear bench. Wife was unhappy with it too. Raised middle portion was also a problem.

I am left with no option but to increase my budget and look for better rear-bench *and* fun-to-drive car.
Bad you had to vote out the Figo due to the rear seat, but i'm sure you have your priorities set straight. Even though the options in the market are huge, it's pretty much compromising on certain aspects of a car that will finally get you one. Unfortunately we are still lacking a perfect hatch that a consumer can buy with their eyes closed (Why Honda, why that price tag on the Jazz?). Happy hunting man!

May be you can go the "pre-owned" way, also try out the Punto 90 HP. Cheers!
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Unfortunately we are still lacking a perfect hatch that a consumer can buy with their eyes closed (Why Honda, why that price tag on the Jazz?). Happy hunting man!

May be you can go the "pre-owned" way, also try out the Punto 90 HP. Cheers!
To be honest, I am considering Jazz now, but reports of a facelift are making me think twice.
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To be honest, I am considering Jazz now, but reports of a facelift are making me think twice.
Have a look at i20 (cheaper, more features for the price, clutch rest) & VW Polo (well built) also which might prove to be better value.

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Figo prices have gone up by around 15k for 2011 make vehicles.
Might create a small dent in the sales numbers, alongwith interest rate hike.
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Has anyone felt the lack of ground clearance in the Figo? I inflate all the tyres to 30 psi and when there are three on board, it scrapes any speed breaker which is slightly bigger than normal. Is this the experience of every one or is it just my feeling since my other car is an Innova and my last car was an Elantra ( which had excellent clearance for a car).
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Has anyone felt the lack of ground clearance in the Figo? I inflate all the tyres to 30 psi and when there are three on board, it scrapes any speed breaker which is slightly bigger than normal. Is this the experience of every one or is it just my feeling since my other car is an Innova and my last car was an Elantra ( which had excellent clearance for a car).

I never faced any scraping issue for last 10K KMs. However, owners from BLR, CH3nnai etc reported to have scraped their cars more often than not, so nothing to worry its just that there are too many unscientific bumps in those parts
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