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Old 28th April 2010, 12:01   #346
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Have been meaning to ask since sometime. How is the seating position of the Figo ? Is it a walk in or a sit down ? I am comparing it directly with the Swift's front seats. For people with a slipped disc (such as me) it is of great relevance.
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The Figo is an older design, and in line with those times, it's rather low slung. I'm pretty sure I made a mention of this in my review. For those with back problems, tall boys (i10, Ritz, Santro, WagonR etc.) are way more suited.
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I suffer from multiple slipped discs. Some surgically corrected and some not yet. I can tell you right away that Figo is not a good car for your purpose. You would be best in a Fusion, or WagonR or any other that offer firm upright seating.

Have done 18 hours straight in the Fusion and not a problem.
Ricky. The Swift too has a low seating comparable to the Figo. That is what i felt. For a bad back. Please do strictly check out only the tall boy designs.
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The Figo is an older design, and in line with those times, it's rather low slung. I'm pretty sure I made a mention of this in my review. For those with back problems, tall boys (i10, Ritz, Santro, WagonR etc.) are way more suited.
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Ricky. The Swift too has a low seating comparable to the Figo. That is what i felt. For a bad back. Please do strictly check out only the tall boy designs.
I am tall and felt some amount of discomfort (foot pain) in Santro especially in clutch & braking after a long drive. But I did not have any problem in M800.
I think the leg room is made less in the tall boy vehicles - correct if I am wrong.
But due to better leg room in Figo, the tall guys should not have problem is what I feel ( because I have already booked )
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I am tall and felt some amount of discomfort (foot pain) in Santro especially in clutch & braking after a long drive. But I did not have any problem in M800.
I think the leg room is made less in the tall boy vehicles - correct if I am wrong.
But due to better leg room in Figo, the tall guys should not have problem is what I feel ( because I have already booked )
You won't, i ma 6'2 and can fit in it and drive comfortably, suggest finding an optimum seating position when you get your car. that helps and also neck and lumbar pillows can make it even more comfortable.
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You won't, i ma 6'2 and can fit in it and drive comfortably, suggest finding an optimum seating position when you get your car. that helps and also neck and lumbar pillows can make it even more comfortable.
I am also 6.2" and your post writes off my worries. Will get neck & lumbar stuff. Thanks
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I'm at my farm in TN now and left the Figo at home. It's been only a week but I don't remember the seating position. I am getting old

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Congrats Joe on the car.
And congrats on the photos, they are striking, specially the one in the light and shade. After seeing the pictures all my doubts regarding the Coral Dash has disappeared.
Thanks Shubhodeepdas@g! I like the hellboy dashboard. Whenever I see a Figo with the ebony dash I feel something's missing. You have multiple slipped discs and you've driven 18 hours straight?
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Thanks Shubhodeepdas@g! I like the hellboy dashboard. Whenever I see a Figo with the ebony dash I feel something's missing. You have multiple slipped discs and you've driven 18 hours straight?
Many times. Definitely on a this trip. Bangalore > Chennai > Vijaywada (stopover) > Chilka (stopover) > Bhubaneswar > Rourkela (stopover) > Calcutta and then back on a similar but not same route. More here.
Bangalore to Calcutta – Part 1 | Das's Roadblog

Normally take a break every 150 kms for about 10 minutes, just walk around, maybe a tea or coffee. Plan to do a Kanyakumari > Leh once my Kid is a little older. Orthopedic is a close friend and that helps.
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I am tall and felt some amount of discomfort (foot pain) in Santro especially in clutch & braking after a long drive. But I did not have any problem in M800.
I think the leg room is made less in the tall boy vehicles - correct if I am wrong.
But due to better leg room in Figo, the tall guys should not have problem is what I feel ( because I have already booked )
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You won't, i ma 6'2 and can fit in it and drive comfortably, suggest finding an optimum seating position when you get your car. that helps and also neck and lumbar pillows can make it even more comfortable.
What about getting in and out. I guess with the low steering position and the steering adjustment option missing, getting in and out might not be that easy for people with long legs.
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What about getting in and out. I guess with the low steering position and the steering adjustment option missing, getting in and out might not be that easy for people with long legs.
Its not the most easy get in/out option for tall people, but i got used to it and not uncomfortable or inconvenient. I did talk to another figo owner who is getting a tilt for his steering. Need to talk to him and find out how
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I did talk to another figo owner who is getting a tilt for his steering. Need to talk to him and find out how
/\ Hey, this is interesting. Pls let us know of the results. Reach doesn't matter much to me but I would certainly welcome tilt if it can be done.
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Dont be surprised, Ford HO has someone to go through all the print and web user reviews, comments and photos that get published on a daily basis. I used to get few calls time to time when my thread was active during the July - Sept 2009 period. Its part of the marketing team's duty to make sure everybody is happy with the brand. So, if something is not right, they will intervene.

In my case, I was not happy with the sales guy who was dealing with me pre-delivery time. It came to a stage the HO had faxed my thread link to the dealer to warn the guy and get things sorted out in a professional manner.

Later the HO Regional Sales Head had visited me personally too, offering a coffee day treat, not forgetting the pure sandal wood momento with a Ford logo he gifted also the complimentary underbody coating !
Ford also has an internal audit and control system in place, to keep a tab on the sales people, who are in the habit of taking the customers for a ride.

I have had a biiiiiig experience first hand.
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Hi Joe.

Congrats for the new Figo.
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Have been meaning to ask since sometime. How is the seating position of the Figo ? Is it a walk in or a sit down ? I am comparing it directly with the Swift's front seats. For people with a slipped disc (such as me) it is of great relevance.
If you like the Figo then look for a old stock Fusion. It has all the comforts of a Fusion with the tall boy stance.

Santro, Wagon R are also tall but dont give you that big car feel.
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Hi Joe.

Congrats for the new Figo.
Thanks man.
Ford's internal audit system did work for me
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/\ Hey, this is interesting. Pls let us know of the results. Reach doesn't matter much to me but I would certainly welcome tilt if it can be done.
Will do just need to ensure it doesnt void warranty or the response from the steering.
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Hi there, I too have a figo at home. Wanted to know where is the radiator fan in the engine compartment? The fan that I see clearly on the front side is the evaporator fan (AC) but i am not able to figure out the radiator fan location.
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