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Old 26th January 2015, 18:44   #9811
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Any body has any idea on the launch date and engine options ?
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Does it make sense to buy the 2 year extended warranty for 13k? Car is a 9 month old TDCi with 16k on the ODO. Carries the default 2 years warranty. Estimated usage of around 25k kms per year.
Always good to buy it, especially for a Ford car.
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@abhi abarth : this car is set to roll out from guj sanand factory . Factory construction is almost compkete and car is expected to launch in 2 mths time . Probably april 1st week. Engine options 1 litre ecoboost petrol and 1.5 tdci
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the accessory belt and 4 pulleys came as a set. I was quoted 18k for it including labour.
Oh my god! Did you go ahead with it?
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Oh my god! Did you go ahead with it?
Nope. Showed it to another service center and was told that the accessory belt was perfectly fine. But that the injectors are shot..
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Nope. Showed it to another service center and was told that the accessory belt was perfectly fine. But that the injectors are shot..
Sometimes I wonder why I bought this car. I had so much peace of mind when I had the swift and my in laws have a good time with the Hyundai i10 and the santro before that.
It is highly unlikely that I would recommend a Ford to anyone in the future.
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new gen figo to be launched shortly .
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new gen figo to be launched shortly .
i feel the figo loses its distinct characteristic shape with this update, the lines are more "rounded" now. Industry-wide i think nowadays most hatchbacks are starting to look the same (except the polo) - everybody seems to be going for curvy designs & swept back headlamps - how i wish they retain their sharp lines
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i feel the figo loses its distinct characteristic shape with this update, the lines are more "rounded" now.
Guys - we've got a separate thread to discuss the new Figo/Ka here. You'll see a lot of sympathy for your viewpoint about its design over there

Let's keep our contributions on this thread limited to the currently available Figo. Thank you
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Last Saturday, for the first time my Figo was fully loaded (with occupants) and we visited Chikka Tirupathi, located on the NH 207 near Bagur, Bangalore. What I found out what how bad the speed breakers were and how less the Figo ground clearance is.

Despite having properly inflated tyres, I received more underbody hits than I have ever, specially while going to the temple. While coming back I was extra cautious and received far lesser hits.

Any workaround on bad roads? The car drives very well on good roads, and it was never a problem trying to accelerate but the ground clearance left a lot to be desired.
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Last Saturday, for the first time my Figo was fully loaded. What I found out what how bad the speed breakers were and how less the Figo ground clearance is.I received more underbody hits.

Any workaround on bad roads?
One option to consider is coil spring adjusters (Coil Spring Adjusters : VFM Fix for the Honda Civic's (lousy) soft rear suspension?).

Bear in mind that the coil spring adjusters are primarily meant to firm up cars that have soft springs (e.g. Hondas/Hyundais). The Figo already has a slightly firm suspension setup, so adding this will only increase the firmness.
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Last Saturday, for the first time my Figo was fully loaded (with occupants) and we visited Chikka Tirupathi, located on the NH 207 near Bagur, Bangalore. What I found out what how bad the speed breakers were and how less the Figo ground clearance is.
Upgrading the tires might help you negotiate the huge speed breakers. The 185/65 provides the much needed extra GC and is a lot better than the stock tires.
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The Figo already has a slightly firm suspension setup, so adding this will only increase the firmness.
Honestly, if the Figo suspension is made any stiffer it will become a Tractor

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Upgrading the tires might help you negotiate the huge speed breakers. The 185/65 provides the much needed extra GC and is a lot better than the stock tires.
That is an option, but my stock tyres have only run 20k and are in fairly decent condition - don't think changing makes a lot of economic sense right now. Once I reach closer to 35k and I still have the car around I will probably go in for that option.

So going at an angle seems to be the only option? Tyre Pressure recommendations when fully loaded?

Bear in mind I hardly ever get hit when I am the lone occupant - which is 90% of the time.
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So going at an angle seems to be the only option? Tyre Pressure recommendations when fully loaded?

Bear in mind I hardly ever get hit when I am the lone occupant - which is 90% of the time.
Ford recommends 36 psi in the front and 41 at the back when the car is fully loaded.

I usually maintain 32 all around which gives the best of both worlds (handling and comfort).
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I have a weird vibration in the steering which happens only on smooth roads or concrete roads At all speeds. Wheel balancing and alignment were done at 80k service. On showing it to Ford, Bangalore, I was told that it is because of rim bend in all 4 wheels. But I'm not losing tyre pressures. Tyres have about 10k Kms life left. I'd changed the steering column at 70k service as a bush had worn out. Any ideas what could the problem be?
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