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Old 10th March 2010, 11:45   #661
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Forget about the petrols, if we bring in the K-series engined Ritz and Swift then they'll eat the Figo and Polo for breakfast, lunch and dinner in terms of FE, Performance, proven A.S.S and resale. Views expressed from what I have read.

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Think you are forgetting about the torrid experience of owning a flimsily built Maruti over a long period of time when every possible component of your Maruti starts creating cosmic rattling sounds and every pothole is invitation to break your spine. Figo and Polo might turn out be the saviour for such mentally rattled customers looking to be break free of Maruti.
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Can't compare Figo and Polo with the Asian cars.

People who go for these cars (polo, figo,) are very different from the ones who go for asian cars. They prefer European ride quality, non-boxy looks, premium feel, etc..
Sorry I would disagree. Please don't generalize. The Jazz and i20 are Asian and good all rounders (Jazz has become a joke because of it's price though)

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Figo and Polo are defnitley competitors in the petrol version though it is a different story in the diesels.

In Diesels Indica, Swift, Ritz and Punto mjd are Figo's competitors.
I'm keen to know why it's a different story?
You say the Polo and Figo Petrol are competitors. The only difference in the diesel version is the engine. We have read that the 1.2 L 3 Cyl Polo Diesel engine is not as good as the Figo's 1.4 L 4 Cyl TDCi engine.

Then what on earth makes the Polo diesel superior?

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Think you are forgetting about the torrid experience of owning a flimsily built Maruti over a long period of time when every possible component of your Maruti starts creating cosmic rattling sounds and every pothole is invitation to break your spine. Figo and Polo might turn out be the saviour for such mentally rattled customers looking to be break free of Maruti.
I Agree.

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Then what on earth makes the Polo diesel superior?



I Agree.
I guess what he meant is Figo diesel is better than Polo diesel.Not the other way around.
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guys need your help to decide on Diesel Figo

I have a budget of 5.5 lakhs, my usage of the car would be predominantly during weekends and sometimes to office commuting about 25-30 kms a day

I am interested in Figo particularly the diesel one with its 1.4 durotorq engine. i have my heart towards the diesel figo, am not interested in Beat, maruti models and tata's.
VW polo, I20 and Fiat puno are alternatives on Petrol
For the same price or lesser i can get for Figo Zxi. any suggestions? and one more things this is my first car.

any thoughts
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I went to the dealership and got a Quote sheet. Chennai prices.
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On road pricing in Bangalore, from the dealer

Petrol Diesel
Lxi 417000 532000
Exi 455000 561000
Zxi 476000 589000
Tit 526000 634000
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I am bit concerned about one thing on the pricing (talking only about Diesel)
The diff between entry level (5.14 OTR- Chennai/Delhi) and top end (6.06 OTR Chenni/Delhi) is just 90k approx with 4 options to choose. I think the entry level would be positioned bit lower so that the features against price can have a healthy justification. I think Ford is targeting sales of ZXi and Titanium rather than Lxi and Exi.
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I'm keen to know why it's a different story?

You say the Polo and Figo Petrol are competitors. The only difference in the diesel version is the engine.
You said it. The difference is the engine.
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I went to the dealership and got a Quote sheet. Chennai prices.
I have a query.

Why is the 'Registration & Road Tax' varying on the same car (with same technical specifications) accross models?

As per my understnading, it varies based:
1. State it is registered
2. Capacity of the engine
3. Length of the car
4. Petrol or Diesel
5. Music system available or not (Yes, it is in West Bengal. The registration charge jumps from 200+ to 1500+ if you have one as default)

Anything else?
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I'm keen to know why it's a different story?
You say the Polo and Figo Petrol are competitors. The only difference in the diesel version is the engine. We have read that the 1.2 L 3 Cyl Polo Diesel engine is not as good as the Figo's 1.4 L 4 Cyl TDCi engine.

Then what on earth makes the Polo diesel superior?



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You said it. The difference is the engine.
Daewood, it would make sense if you care to answer to my question than misquoting me as per your convenience.

You just seem to making baseless statements.
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I have a query.

Why is the 'Registration & Road Tax' varying on the same car (with same technical specifications) accross models?

As per my understnading, it varies based:
1. State it is registered
2. Capacity of the engine
3. Length of the car
4. Petrol or Diesel
5. Music system available or not (Yes, it is in West Bengal. The registration charge jumps from 200+ to 1500+ if you have one as default)

Anything else?
I think it varies by ex show room price also, its roughly around 10% of the ex showroom price and insuarance abt 4%.

Also, why is there a temp reg price of 4,200
any idea??
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I could not find Figo diesel pricing in Mumbai/Navi Mumbai area on Ford's website, but they are available for other cities. Is Figo diesel not available in Mumbai? If yes, what is Ford up to? First it was the limited edition in which diesel was not provided to Mumbai customers and now Figo too??
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Daewood, it would make sense if you care to answer to my question than misquoting me as per your convenience.

You just seem to making baseless statements.
What else could be the answer for asking what is the difference between a similar trim petrol and diesel car?

I'm not misquoting you.
You were the one who jumped into comparing the Diesel version of the 2 cars when i had clearly mentioned that i'm compraing the PETROL Trendline POLO and the similar spec PETROL EXI FIGO.

Please point out one baseless statement i made in my posts.

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I think it varies by ex show room price also, its roughly around 10% of the ex showroom price and insuarance abt 4%.

Also, why is there a temp reg price of 4,200
any idea??
Yes, I stand wrong now. It varies according to the ex-showroom price.

Actually, in WB, it does not depend on the ex-showroom price. It's just on the parameters I mentioned earlier.

I think they are referring to the temprrary registration of the cars, with which you can drive for a stipulated amount of time. After that, you have to do a permanent registration. You might be knowing that it is mainly used when you buy from another place (may be dealer not present in your RTO jurisdiction), bring it to your place & register it.
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Please point out one baseless statement i made in my posts.
You mentioned that the Figo and Polo petrol are competitors and not the diesel. I was keen to know why? Even more when the Polo costs so much more than the Figo which has a better diesel engine.
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