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Old 26th April 2011, 16:25   #4216
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I get a FE of 16-17 in city and 15 on the highway. I use full tank to full tank method. My TDCi has done 14K till date.
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I get a FE of 16-17 in city and 15 on the highway. I use full tank to full tank method. My TDCi has done 14K till date.
Are you sure it is not the other way round?
If you're getting 17 in bangalore traffic, then its really good.
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I get a FE of 16-17 in city and 15 on the highway. I use full tank to full tank method. My TDCi has done 14K till date.
You wanted to say 16-17 in Highway and 15 in city, unless there is something really wrong with our cities and highways!

sorry, I have this obsessive compulsive find-all-the-humorous-errors syndrome!

My figures too are around that range with full a/c


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Started off with my DTE at 10 and put in 2 L of fuel and came back the same way. Total distance traveled was (24+6)X2 = 60 kms and when i reached home, my DTE was at 13.

Its not a very accurate method but it still works.
I remember your statement on how running the car below certain DTE damages the fuel pump, and now this. Is it a one off case to test the mileage?

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Old 26th April 2011, 18:50   #4219
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I remember your statement on how running the car below certain DTE damages the fuel pump, and now this. Is it a one off case to test the mileage?
Yes, My car was under warranty and 2nd service was due in 3-4 days time, so i thought of having a go at it.

But please do not try this at home/roads. Remember that i always have the option to pull a few strings.
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I am currently getting around 14kmpl of diesel and 20kms on the highway! My car has done 3500kms in less than a month and I got my first free service done couple of days back.

I do not know if the problem I face is common to all Figo's.

1. When ever the car is moving on a rough road or pot holes I hear a mild rattle just near the left AC vent/ passenger side air bag.

2. Even on small pot holes and cuts on the road I can hear a loud thud which is from the suspension i guess! Even my Santro did not have this kind reaction to the road!!

3. Driver side window glass squeaks and creeks when I roll it up and down. Service technician at Metro ford told me that it is due dry rollers and he oiled it up ( each time I rolled the window oil used to smeared to the glass ) and now after the first service it has started to rattle!!

4. When ever the car had a body roll it used to make a thud kind of sound! complained about it during the first service but it persisted. Today went again to Metro ford and they told me it is due to the lose seat locks and fixed it. Need to check this up tomorrow.

I find all this little too much for a new car!! In my experience none of my new cars had this kind of rattles etc!! is this happening only in my car or is it common to all Figo's???
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actually, I'm now in the town of Tirunelveli. I get a FE of 16-17 kmpl in traffic. On highways when I drive fast, My FE goes down to 15. It was 15.1 when I drove back from Chennai yesterday. And 16.6 in Chennai city. Even in my NHC I get a better FE in town rather than on th Highway. Of course, we don't get traffic jams for hours on end like in Bangalore.
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I am currently getting around 14kmpl of diesel and 20kms on the highway! My car has done 3500kms in less than a month and I got my first free service done couple of days back.

I do not know if the problem I face is common to all Figo's.

1. When ever the car is moving on a rough road or pot holes I hear a mild rattle just near the left AC vent/ passenger side air bag.

2. Even on small pot holes and cuts on the road I can hear a loud thud which is from the suspension i guess! Even my Santro did not have this kind reaction to the road!!

3. Driver side window glass squeaks and creeks when I roll it up and down. Service technician at Metro ford told me that it is due dry rollers and he oiled it up ( each time I rolled the window oil used to smeared to the glass ) and now after the first service it has started to rattle!!

4. When ever the car had a body roll it used to make a thud kind of sound! complained about it during the first service but it persisted. Today went again to Metro ford and they told me it is due to the lose seat locks and fixed it. Need to check this up tomorrow.

I find all this little too much for a new car!! In my experience none of my new cars had this kind of rattles etc!! is this happening only in my car or is it common to all Figo's???
I would say you have nothing much to worry about. Most of the problems you have mentioned have been faced by the Figo owners here. They indeed are irritants though and can take away a much of the pleasure in driving it around

1) Are you sure you do not have any loose objects in your glovebox which can be causing the noise? If it's a clicking noise it can be a dashboard noise as well

2) It's a characteristic sound of most Ford vehicles as far as I understand. I too have it in my Figo. May be due to the stiffer suspension set up in these cars

3) I don't recollect anyone mentioning this problem here. You might want to get it checked again at the A.S.S. Probable issues could be a hardened beeding or a faulty winder assembly/motor

4) It indeed could be the seat locks. Lately I noticed a big gap between the rear bench and the backrest in my car and found out that the bench had slid forward a bit.

Hope the infamous Figo squeak doesn't trouble your car
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Jayded, I guess the noise on the left side of the dashboard is kind of clicking noise and my guess is it is either the sliver plastic lining on the air vent or the something with the USB cable! So I need to listen in to it more when I am driving on a bad patch!!

One more problem that I noticed is very peculiar! I do not remember anybody else mentioning it!! Let me explain it : I had stopped the car, was idling and i was talking to somebody using the blue-tooth. As I had to exit the car I activated the handset and continued the conversation on the handset! meanwhile, I switched off the engine got out of the car and locked it using the remote lock and went out for a coffee break! When I came back after around fifteen minutes to my horror I see that the radio is still playing . If I had gone for a longer period I would have had a dead battery!!! I have encountered this problem only twice!! Has anyone had similar experience?
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I am currently getting around 14kmpl of diesel and 20kms on the highway! My car has done 3500kms in less than a month and I got my first free service done couple of days back.

I do not know if the problem I face is common to all Figo's.


1. When ever the car is moving on a rough road or pot holes I hear a mild rattle just near the left AC vent/ passenger side air bag.
I too had this problem, but it turned out that I put some change in the small glove box provided just underneath the steering. Check that out.

2. Even on small pot holes and cuts on the road I can hear a loud thud which is from the suspension i guess! Even my Santro did not have this kind reaction to the road!!

I do not know how loud your thud is, but some thud noise is characteristic. But if the thud is too loud then it could be the spare tyre in the boot, tighten it up.

3. Driver side window glass squeaks and creeks when I roll it up and down. Service technician at Metro ford told me that it is due dry rollers and he oiled it up ( each time I rolled the window oil used to smeared to the glass ) and now after the first service it has started to rattle!!

Looks like a specific issue, cannot comment!

4. When ever the car had a body roll it used to make a thud kind of sound! complained about it during the first service but it persisted. Today went again to Metro ford and they told me it is due to the lose seat locks and fixed it. Need to check this up tomorrow.

Not too sure how you knew that there was a body roll (I cannot make it out) and I never faced any such issue. However, I did get a small rubber washer to be fitted between the contact between rear suspension and the body.

Any particular side of cornering you are facing this issue? Or it persists on both sides? A loosened spare tire could be the cause for this, check it out.

I find all this little too much for a new car!! In my experience none of my new cars had this kind of rattles etc!! is this happening only in my car or is it common to all Figo's???

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One more problem that I noticed is very peculiar! I do not remember anybody else mentioning it!! Let me explain it : I had stopped the car, was idling and i was talking to somebody using the blue-tooth. As I had to exit the car I activated the handset and continued the conversation on the handset! meanwhile, I switched off the engine got out of the car and locked it using the remote lock and went out for a coffee break! When I came back after around fifteen minutes to my horror I see that the radio is still playing . If I had gone for a longer period I would have had a dead battery!!! I have encountered this problem only twice!! Has anyone had similar experience?
The radio gets off after one hour so you would not have a dead battery. It is a known issue, firmware problem of the music system I guess!

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One more problem that I noticed is very peculiar! I do not remember anybody else mentioning it!! Let me explain it : I had stopped the car, was idling and i was talking to somebody using the blue-tooth. As I had to exit the car I activated the handset and continued the conversation on the handset! meanwhile, I switched off the engine got out of the car and locked it using the remote lock and went out for a coffee break! When I came back after around fifteen minutes to my horror I see that the radio is still playing . If I had gone for a longer period I would have had a dead battery!!! I have encountered this problem only twice!! Has anyone had similar experience?
The music player doesnt switch off if you are on a call and switch off the ignition. You need to manually switch it off after the call. In case you forget, it anyway gets switched off after 1 hour automatically. So no need to worry about a dead battery.
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I honestly did not know that the Radio switches of after and hour!! I had asked this question at Metro Ford and I could not get this answer!! TBHP members know more !!
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Thanks Mustang...They quote their upper range at 35 driving through cities and NH's Agreed...they must be some super drivers. 30 is imaginable but 35 sounds like BS

Still I am guessing that there is some amount of adjustments/tweaking in the car/driving style/time of day that goes to help them. Some simple things that come to my mind are -

- Not driving with A/C
- Overinflating the tyres, using thin tyres and alloys to reduce weight
- Probably driving with no-luggage, tools, spare or any other weight in the car..even with reduced amount of fuel (to reduce weight)
- Reducing the air drag by rolling up the windows etc.
- Not downshifting often (trying to stay on a higher gear)
- Not slowing down for small potholes / speed breakers
- Probably driving in neutral in down slopes
- Turning off the car immediately and not caring about the turbo
- Any changes to engine tuning parameters?

Many of these things may not be recommended or possible during a normal drive. I highly doubt if the same drivers picked some random Fiesta and started driving it in the same road, would get the same result...Finally, it is not their car, so they don't care about the long term well being of the car and can afford to take risks which we may not...

However, it does goes to show what is possible from the 1.4 TDCi


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@Rohing : It is definitely possible. I have tried it many times on the Noida-Greater Noida expressway. I drive the Fusion TDCi at a constant speed of 70 kmph and avoid any breaking at all for continuous 24 kms and then you do get a mileage of about 30 but I agree on NHs it is highly unlikely (though not impossible) with all the overtaking and braking that take place.

By the way the drivers driving these cars are highly experienced and patient as they drive these cars as if they have an egg placed below the throttle pedal. Press it too much and it cracks, Release it too much and the egg rolls underneath the driver's seat and still cracks.
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Thanks Mustang...They quote their upper range at 35 driving through cities and NH's Agreed...they must be some super drivers. 30 is imaginable but 35 sounds like BS

Still I am guessing that there is some amount of adjustments/tweaking in the car/driving style/time of day that goes to help them. Some simple things that come to my mind are -

- Not driving with A/C : Yes, No AC is switched on.

- Overinflating the tyres, using thin tyres and alloys to reduce weight : Cars are in stock condition

- Probably driving with no-luggage, tools, spare or any other weight in the car..even with reduced amount of fuel (to reduce weight) : Luggage is carreied in support vehicles but fuel is usually filled at tank to tank basis

- Reducing the air drag by rolling up the windows etc. Yes windows are rolled up

- Not downshifting often (trying to stay on a higher gear) In petrol, more often than diesel.

- Not slowing down for small potholes / speed breakers Again correct

- Probably driving in neutral in down slopes Probably

- Turning off the car immediately and not caring about the turbo Ofcourse they must be doing this

- Any changes to engine tuning parameters? Absolutely none. Like i said Cars are in stock condition

Many of these things may not be recommended or possible during a normal drive. I highly doubt if the same drivers picked some random Fiesta and started driving it in the same road, would get the same result...Finally, it is not their car, so they don't care about the long term well being of the car and can afford to take risks which we may not...

However, it does goes to show what is possible from the 1.4 TDCi

See my comments in bold. Of course these drivers do not care about the cars and no one will drive them like this ever but this is just to show what is the maximum that one can get out of the 1.6 Duratec and the 1.4 TDCi.
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Not sure if this was mentioned in this thread earlier Ford has rolled out 100000th Figo. This is indeed a great achievement for a vehicle launched by a non-maruti stable. Also given the fact that its in the most crowded area in the vehicle market in India.

Also its such a good foundation for Ford in India. Here is the link.

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See my comments in bold. Of course these drivers do not care about the cars and no one will drive them like this ever but this is just to show what is the maximum that one can get out of the 1.6 Duratec and the 1.4 TDCi.
These tests may help the manufacturers to get some data that might help them in the future! Other than this I do not see any use to us common folks. Correct me if I am wrong! These activities are sort of subtle campaigns which is used to form opinions that these cars are really competent and fuel efficient. We are know to be very sensitive to "kitna deti hai?" complex and these fuel efficiency campaigns drives home this point to our sub conscious mind!
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