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Old 3rd April 2012, 21:57   #6421
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I had checked with the dealership in Trivandrum long back and they were oblivious to such a fitment. I didn't bother to pursue it further since I had other major issues to deal with. Since you got it installed, now at least we know that IS possible.

By the way you still have not removed the plastic covers from the seats?
Still in the new car fever, huh?

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Here are some pictures of the console for ready reference.
Hey thanks for sharing the pictures. Unfortunately I was not able to make out the difference between the original console and the one you just got installed. Could you mention the key changes in this version of the console?
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I'm in the market for a hatchback, and the Figo (diesel Titanium) is presently the front runner, mainly because it's super VFM. I had a couple of questions based on the reviews I've read so far -

1. Suspension - I understand that Ford has stiffened the suspension in newer Figos. Does the underbody still scrape speed breakers? (I live in B'lore!) I have had a terrible time with my Honda City there...

2. Headlights - I've read umpteen complaints about the headlights. Is there any after-market upgrade which can fix the issue? Do higher powered bulbs damage the headlight dome?

3. A/C problems - Is this still an issue in the newer batches of the Figo?

4. Gear lever - Some posts mention that the Figo's gearshift becomes more heavy as the car gets a little older. Is this a significant problem?

5. Engine stalling - After the ECU upgrades, do new Figo owners still face stalling issues?

6. ICE - Can an amp and a sub be fitted to the ICE in the Titanium version?

Thanks in advance!
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I own an April 2011 Figo Titanium and my comments are based on one year of ownership of this car.

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I had a couple of questions based on the reviews I've read so far -
1. Suspension - I understand that Ford has stiffened the suspension in newer Figos. Does the underbody still scrape speed breakers? (I live in B'lore!) I have had a terrible time with my Honda City there...
I also live in Banglaore and recently, I have made a trip from Calicut to Bangalore with four people and a boot full of luggage (read a really heavy boot with stuff like 40 coconuts and the like ) I never scraped the underbelly anywhere. I was a bit careful, but did not take the speed breakers at snail's pace either. So, the new car should be better. And my daily drive to office is from Bannerghatta road to EC and this road is notorious for the humps. Never faced any problem.

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2. Headlights - I've read umpteen complaints about the headlights. Is there any after-market upgrade which can fix the issue? Do higher powered bulbs damage the headlight dome?
For me, the low beam plus the fogs are sufficient in most situations. If you want, you can go for a bulb upgrade and that should do the trick.

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3. A/C problems - Is this still an issue in the newer batches of the Figo?
I am not aware of this issue. I had a problem with my A/C which I've mentioned couple of pages back.

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4. Gear lever - Some posts mention that the Figo's gearshift becomes more heavy as the car gets a little older. Is this a significant problem?
My car does not have this problem either. The gearshift is still like it was a year back.

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5. Engine stalling - After the ECU upgrades, do new Figo owners still face stalling issues?
Again, my car never had this problem (Touchwood). But I've read that anilisanil found that the problem has resurfaced in his car. He can give more insight on this.

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6. ICE - Can an amp and a sub be fitted to the ICE in the Titanium version?
This should be possible. As far as I know, there is a pre-out in the head unit.
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I'm in the market for a hatchback, and the Figo (diesel Titanium) is presently the front runner, mainly because it's super VFM. I had a couple of questions based on the reviews I've read so far -

1. Suspension - I understand that Ford has stiffened the suspension in newer Figos. Does the underbody still scrape speed breakers? (I live in B'lore!) I have had a terrible time with my Honda City there...
I have Oct 11 manufactured Figo and no scrapping yet with full load.

2. Headlights - I've read umpteen complaints about the headlights. Is there any after-market upgrade which can fix the issue? Do higher powered bulbs damage the headlight dome?
I found them to be sufficient on Goan 2 lane roads. Still if you need more light, holding the flasher stock for couple of seconds glows up the entire road.

3. A/C problems - Is this still an issue in the newer batches of the Figo?
Can you elaborate what problem? Figo's AC is absolute chiller!
4. Gear lever - Some posts mention that the Figo's gearshift becomes more heavy as the car gets a little older. Is this a significant problem?
Cannot comment
5. Engine stalling - After the ECU upgrades, do new Figo owners still face stalling issues?
NA, Mine is Petrol
6. ICE - Can an amp and a sub be fitted to the ICE in the Titanium version?

Thanks in advance!
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I had checked with the dealership in Trivandrum long back and they were oblivious to such a fitment. I didn't bother to pursue it further since I had other major issues to deal with. Since you got it installed, now at least we know that IS possible.

By the way you still have not removed the plastic covers from the seats?
Still in the new car fever, huh?

Cheers!
I would suggest that you check with the dealership again & tell them that dealerships in Delhi are doing it without any problems. I can't tell you how good having this console feels, it's changed the entire way I used to look at the interiors, they feel so complete now. As a last resort, if the dealership still doesn't know how to do it, then I guess you would have to connect with Ford India.

As for the plastic covers, yes. Being my first "new" car, it's just gonna take a little while before I let go of the "fever"

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Hey thanks for sharing the pictures. Unfortunately I was not able to make out the difference between the original console and the one you just got installed. Could you mention the key changes in this version of the console?
Hey mate, the key changes were a small piece of plastic that was removed from the existing console. I couldn't find an image of a ZXi/EXi/LXi console yet to mark the area & put up the picture here; I can help if you can put up a picture of your car's console.
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Attachment 911375

Notice the screw in the last picture. There is a similar screw on the other side as well. To fix this screw, the installer has to install a metal contraption by drilling a small hole in the floor & screwing it there. Then, this console is fitted on top of that metal contraption, just the way it is in Titanium.
Did the installer drill a hole in the metal floor?? Isn't there a factory made hole to fix the console?? because i dont think Ford will skip these holes in the manufacturing process for non titanium ones, it doesn't make sense!
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Oops, I should have mentioned this earlier. The metal contraption in the Titanium comes welded to the metal floor. But there is no such provision in the lower spec models. So, they have to drill a tiny hole to screw in the metal contraption.

I had my inhibitions about this but looking at the size of the hole, I decided to give it a go ahead.
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Did the installer drill a hole in the metal floor?? Isn't there a factory made hole to fix the console?? because i dont think Ford will skip these holes in the manufacturing process for non titanium ones, it doesn't make sense!
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Did the installer drill a hole in the metal floor?? Isn't there a factory made hole to fix the console?? because i dont think Ford will skip these holes in the manufacturing process for non titanium ones, it doesn't make sense!
OT, Are you thinking about fitting this? If yes, lets put some pressure on Caculo. I am also thinking of it.
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Talking of ground clearance, I've got a titanium D bought on March 2011, done 22k so far, yesterday I returned from a 750 kms round trip (gurgaon-ajmer-gurgaon) with a total of 4 male pax and medium load in the boot but the car scrapped the speed bumps couple of times ! is there anything which we can get done from FASS to improve the GC..?
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I have a month old Figo (TDCi titanium) in Bangalore and here's my feedback based on the experience so far

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I'm in the market for a hatchback, and the Figo (diesel Titanium) is presently the front runner, mainly because it's super VFM. I had a couple of questions based on the reviews I've read so far -

1. Suspension - I understand that Ford has stiffened the suspension in newer Figos. Does the underbody still scrape speed breakers? (I live in B'lore!) I have had a terrible time with my Honda City there...

Its definitely miles ahead of honda city but under full load those big speed breakers can be a problem if you dont go slow over them. In last 1 month I have touched the under belly only once cause the speed breaker was mammoth and i went tad too fast over it. But over all nothing to worry about.

2. Headlights - I've read umpteen complaints about the headlights. Is there any after-market upgrade which can fix the issue? Do higher powered bulbs damage the headlight dome?

I found the headlights adequate especially with the bright fog lamps. You can always upgrade the bulbs


3. A/C problems - Is this still an issue in the newer batches of the Figo?

4. Gear lever - Some posts mention that the Figo's gearshift becomes more heavy as the car gets a little older. Is this a significant problem?

5. Engine stalling - After the ECU upgrades, do new Figo owners still face stalling issues?

I have no clue about 3,4,5 or never faced any in last 1 month


6. ICE - Can an amp and a sub be fitted to the ICE in the Titanium version?

check this thread from ICE section, you can contact the author for details


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/sound-...ll-almost.html


Thanks in advance!

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I'm in the market for a hatchback,

3. A/C problems - Is this still an issue in the newer batches of the Figo?
i dont think figo A/Cs have any kind of problem whatsoever. It works perfectly fine with me

4. Gear lever - Some posts mention that the Figo's gearshift becomes more heavy as the car gets a little older. Is this a significant problem?
Have a Jul 2010 model diesel figo. No problems with the gear box yet

5. Engine stalling - After the ECU upgrades, do new Figo owners still face stalling issues?
Seems the engine stalling has been sorted out now for good
Thanks in advance!
My observations quoted in bold
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3. A/C problems - Is this still an issue in the newer batches of the Figo?
i dont think figo A/Cs have any kind of problem whatsoever. It works perfectly fine with me
Thanks for the comments!

As for the A/C, I realized that my post wasn't too clear. I understand that the performance of the unit is stellar. My concern was reliability - I saw a couple of posts mentioning malfunctioning aircon units (in one case, less than a month after purchase). I just wanted to know if this problem is more widespread.
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My concern was reliability - I saw a couple of posts mentioning malfunctioning aircon units (in one case, less than a month after purchase).
I dont think the problem is with the Aircon unit as such, but their have been problems with faulty thermostats. Its a minor issue.
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hey guys, I have a month old diesel Figo and it has done about 1300kms. I have been checking oil regularly and I notice that the color has blackened quite a bit though there is no reduction in oil levels. Is this normal for a diesel engines? or cause its a new engine under run in?

As per ford 1st service does not need oil change but I am thinking I would go ahead and change oil during 1st service itself rather than having dirty oil inside. Any feedback?
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