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Old 1st July 2011, 11:17   #4681
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Friends - I am about to take delivery of Figo Titanium D for my dad on this sunday. Only accessory I am looking for is seat covers. Yesterday went for pre regn PDI and saw Ford seat covers (the black faux leather ones). Dealership is asking 3,800 for those. I just wanted to check if any members has used them and their experience. Would you recommend to go for it or go to an accessory shop for more choices.

May be it's already discussed in this thread, but it's a long thread. Sorry could not go through all pages, so seeking your advise.

Many thanks in advance.
I have the faux leather seats from ford. They are ok (quality wise).

I have black ones and they become very hot when parked in the sun and sticks when you sweat.

I am sure you will get better seat covers outside.

Also With the ford seat covers I have noticed that the seat contours in the seat that made the seat comfy and snug fitting become less visible.

I suggest that you take the car without the seat covers, see the existing seat and then decide on the seat covers as an after market option.


CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW FIGO
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Old 1st July 2011, 12:01   #4682
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seat covers spoil the seat. Even the best ones never have a factory fit.
Driving a car without seat covers is much better.
Go for cheap seat covers when selling the car.
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I have had my Figo Titanium for more than 1 year now. The standard seat covers are really hard wearing and look good. Even after a year of usage, they look good as new.
The seats themselves are very supportive. Seat covers will spoil the contours, and maybe give you less support.
Seat covers not recommended. You really don't need them.
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Guys I had asked this question before - but it was confused with a different problem BHPians were having. So here I go again:

I have been noticing a behaviour in my Figo since delivery - in the first and second gears, if the car is doing decent rpm (1000 and above) and I lift my foot from the pedal - the car has so much braking it jerks suddenly - in fact brakes give lesser jerk unless I stand on them.

The jerks are there even if I switch of the AC, though they get reduced considerably.


This problem causes very low speed drivability to be hellish for me - I can not practically use the pedal control at all, have to use clutch and brake.


Is this normal behaviour (I'm a new driver - so if it is normal I wouldn't know)?

This is absolutely normal. Diesels have huge low end torque which should make low end driving butter. It is just that you are using it in a wrong way. Did you observe that your diesel car ascends a flyover in first gear without needing to do anything else?

I think you are very conscious about stalling the car and hence keep revving it in lower gears making you feel the torque a lot, just relax and practice some low speed driving in empty roads just to get a feel of it. You will observe that the car keeps going on and on in first and second gears w/o any pedalling. A diesel car generally does not stall that easy, it just tries to pull as much as possible.
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100,000 Figos sold! And while at it, let me add this is the only Team-BHP review to cross over 10,00,000 views!
Thanks GTO. I am following this thread for long time and My decision to buy figo is very much influenced by this thread. I added new cars to my shortlist based on best No of replies and views of respective Car's review in "Official New Car Reviews" section. I came to know goods and bads of cars with in first few pages of threads and my perfect homework was ready before TD of the cars. Finally Figo won over Swift and Punto. Great work GTO, Crossing 10,00,000 views is a Massive achievement. My Best wishes for future reviews.

BTW how about adding Figo Picture in "Right Hand Top" pictures ? (sorry, I don't know what it is called). Hope Figo deserves it now.
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I have noticed the same on almost all of the smaller capacity diesel engines that I have driven. Guess this is normal and is not a problem.

Reasons I Imagined up : Resistance of the Engine (Inertia isn't it ? ), higher torque of the diesel engine, ECU characteristics
Diesel combustion is not like petrol so there is a lag between the throttle and the power output.

I have also found unlike petrol engines, In diesel engines this jerk is more

TRY THIS !! Instead of suddenly lifting off the your foot a gradual lifting causes less/no jerking.

This has been spooking me so much, let me describe it again:


I never saw this behaviour (even in mild form) in the petrol cars I have driven. The only diesel car I have driven is my own. And it happen ONLY in first and second gears.

e.g. I'm going in 2nd at 1500 for a while (e.g. due to traffic conditions, can't shift up to 3rd, and 1500@2nd means shifting down is really not an option) - suddenly see traffic slowing in front of me, so to slow down lift foot off the pedal (not a lot - a little bit).

Next thing I see - speed drops as if I applied sudden brakes and car jerks.



I am planning to ask the service guys about this on my first service anyway - but as I see on this (and other threads) service guys' first response is "normal hai saar" for everything - I thought I'll ask others.

Also let me see if I can get my hands on another diesel (preferably a Figo diesel) over the weekend to check whether that suffers from the same thing.
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100,000 Figo’s in a short time is quite an achievement by Ford.

I guess Mustang mentioned long time back on this forum that there will be some sort of facelift expected after selling 100,000 Figo units. Any news or speculations on this ?
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Friends - I am about to take delivery of Figo Titanium D for my dad on this sunday. Only accessory I am looking for is seat covers. Yesterday went for pre regn PDI and saw Ford vinyl seat covers (the black ones). Dealership is asking 3,800 for those. I just wanted to check if any members has used them and their experience. Would you recommend to go for it or go to an accessory shop for more choices.

May be it's already discussed in this thread, but it's a long thread. Sorry could not go through all pages, so seeking your advise.

Many thanks in advance.
i bought the figo a year back and within 3 weeks went in for gsports seat cover. Costed 8k and trust me it is perfect and have retained the original shape and it does not heat up as well. Link below:

the ones provided by ford is BAD!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1964667 (Ford Figo 1.2 Petrol - ownership report)

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Brand name of what? Of the engine oil here?
Ofcourse, the engine oil brand Sorry, took that for granted.
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100,000 Figo’s in a short time is quite an achievement by Ford.

I guess Mustang mentioned long time back on this forum that there will be some sort of facelift expected after selling 100,000 Figo units. Any news or speculations on this ?
Oh yes. Expect the facelift pretty soon ie. in less than 3 months.
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Oh yes. Expect the facelift pretty soon ie. in less than 3 months.
Facelift! That’s interesting. Is it only cosmetic or we can expect some engine updates as well?
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Facelift! That’s interesting. Is it only cosmetic or we can expect some engine updates as well?
It will be cosmetic.
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Oh yes. Expect the facelift pretty soon ie. in less than 3 months.
Excellent. It will be great if Ford fixes the small niggles reported in otherwise fantastic car. Can we expect the new 1.5L diesel in the Figo? I hope Ford does not bump up the price too much with this facelift.
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Excellent. It will be great if Ford fixes the small niggles reported in otherwise fantastic car. Can we expect the new 1.5L diesel in the Figo? I hope Ford does not bump up the price too much with this facelift.
As I said the change will be purely cosmetic and the issues being faced will be sorted. The prices after the facelift will not increase unless the govt. decides to raise taxes etc. on all cars of this segment and that seems unlikely so prices won't increase.
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As I said the change will be purely cosmetic and the issues being faced will be sorted. The prices after the facelift will not increase unless the govt. decides to raise taxes etc. on all cars of this segment and that seems unlikely so prices won't increase.
Just great mustang, So we were the Guinea pigs

I hope the next gen figo has everything sorted out and I mean specially the annoying rear rattling issue which has plagued every figo I have seen.
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