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Old 20th March 2010, 08:07   #46
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Congrats Joe. Everything looks excellent. No doubt White is no nonsense color and accepted by many. Regarding Alloys, white is better than black as black matches the tyre colour and the difference is not seen much.

Regarding Engine temperature, does the temp light glow/warn once the maximum temperature is reached.

Enjoy your nice car and share your experiences.....
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Hey Congratulations, Diamond white is one of the best colors around, Great Choice!
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Congrats Joe .Share your thoughts after your coorg trip.That will tell a lot about how the figo will perform.
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Joe , did you get a chance to drive it on the highways ? How is the highway ride/handling of the car at high speeds ?
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Nice Ride Man! and that red dashboard is not looking that bad in your pic.

Do keep us updated with your experience with Ford Figo. Being a new entrant in our market, you personal experience over some time would surely help others.

and yea nice set of alloys
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congrats on ur new purchase . One question here , did you try the possibility of upgrading the tyres to 15" and with alloys ?

Would it be hitting the rear fenders ?I found the reaer suspension to be a bit softer! .
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Congrats on the beautiful ride, the alloys look good too. I have been eagerly waiting for the Figo's ownership thread, looking forward for some great experiences & reviews.
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Congratulations !
no temperature gauge - how come this is missing in a Ford car?

Anyway Enjoy the new car - Drive Safely!
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Yes there's no temperature gauge.
That is a surprise, I always keep an eye on mine, for normal use, I think it is more important than a tacho. So how do you come to know that the engine is overheating? Just a warning light?
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Congratulations on your new Figo joe. I admit the car looks great in white and though I'm not too fond of the red dashboard, I think its good with the white colour. I was surprised that Ford doesnt offer rear power windows in the Titatnium. The alloys make the car look sporty. Do update this thread on the FE and your service experiences.

Fantastic initial report. Drive safe.

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Congratulations! Wonderful colour and car. The only other colour which I liked on the Figo is Red.
Do you find the diesel vibrations nagging?
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guys, I'm off to Thrissur. I have a few interior pictures with me. I'll upload as soon as I get back.
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Congratulations on the new Figo. The red dash actually looks quite good with the black interiors and white exteriors. I suppose a neutral color like black or white would do justice to the red dash otherwise it just looked out of place on the green and blue exterior paint shades.

Good going...

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Congrats Joe, and the alloys look fantastic

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Congratulations !
no temperature gauge - how come this is missing in a Ford car?

Anyway Enjoy the new car - Drive Safely!
I think they might have gone for a warning signal type for the temp - when the coolent temp goes beyond certain temo, the warning light should come on (similar to ANHC)
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Congrats Thomas!

The wheels looks great!
Thanks HappyWheels!
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Good choice Joe. Just want to check what is your height. I am 5.11'' and found driving Figo bit uncomfortable for tall people. This was the reason I dropped idea of going for Figo.
Thanks Supercool, I'm 5'10" and I have no trouble driving it. I fit in quite well.

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Congrats. Those alloys look very different and nice. How much did they cost you.
Thanks Gemi. They are leagues. It cost me around 17000 including the nuts.

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Congrats on the new car.your photos are exemplary.Is the pcd of alloys 108?happy and safe motoring!
Thanks aditya.Yes the pcd is 108, same as the fiesta's.

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Congrats. White looks very nice and the alloys complement the car very well!

Wishing you many more happy miles
Thanks Kiku!

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Congrats Joe on the new car. Looks really good.
Thanks man.
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Wow, white is THE colour. I am falling in love with the car. Congrats Joe. By the way, which camera you own? You have taken best pictures of the car.
Thanks. I use a Nikon D60.

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Joe, thank you for sharing the pictures. Loved the way you described the bluetooth pairing exercise, are you an engineer by profession?

You also mention that the bonnet is visible from the driver's seat, that should be a big confidence booster for new drivers.
How did you guess that? I am a mechanical engineer. Yes the low bonnet/high seating position is a boon in city traffic.

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Congrats Joe. Everything looks excellent. No doubt White is no nonsense color and accepted by many. Regarding Alloys, white is better than black as black matches the tyre colour and the difference is not seen much.

Regarding Engine temperature, does the temp light glow/warn once the maximum temperature is reached.

Enjoy your nice car and share your experiences.....
Thanks RGK. My father thinks along Henry Ford's lines: You can buy any color as long as it's white.

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Hey Congratulations, Diamond white is one of the best colors around, Great Choice!
Thanks Mustang! Figo is a winner.

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Congrats Joe .Share your thoughts after your coorg trip.That will tell a lot about how the figo will perform.
Thanks NGM. The Coorg roads will test the car to the max.

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Joe , did you get a chance to drive it on the highways ? How is the highway ride/handling of the car at high speeds ?
It's a mile muncher. I had trouble keeping it below 80 kmph. Like I said before, ride is a little stiff at low speeds but when you pick up speed, it improves quite a bit. Figo is a driver's car, just like any other Ford.

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Nice Ride Man! and that red dashboard is not looking that bad in your pic.

Do keep us updated with your experience with Ford Figo. Being a new entrant in our market, you personal experience over some time would surely help others.

and yea nice set of alloys
Thanks Amit. I'll definitely keep this thread alive.

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@@joethomasv
congrats on ur new purchase . One question here , did you try the possibility of upgrading the tyres to 15" and with alloys ?

Would it be hitting the rear fenders ?I found the reaer suspension to be a bit softer! .
Thanks! Yes I considered 15 inchers but since my usage includes some really bad uneven roads, I dropped the idea. I don't think it'll hit the fenders if you keep the outer dia the same. The ride will be a lot stiffer though.

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Congrats on the beautiful ride, the alloys look good too. I have been eagerly waiting for the Figo's ownership thread, looking forward for some great experiences & reviews.
Thanks Sathee.
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Congratulations !
no temperature gauge - how come this is missing in a Ford car?

Anyway Enjoy the new car - Drive Safely!
Thanks nairrk. There's a coolant high temperature warning lamp.

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Congratulations on your new Figo joe. I admit the car looks great in white and though I'm not too fond of the red dashboard, I think its good with the white colour. I was surprised that Ford doesnt offer rear power windows in the Titatnium. The alloys make the car look sporty. Do update this thread on the FE and your service experiences.

Fantastic initial report. Drive safe.

P.S Time to get a Team BHP sticker on
Thanks Dippy. Yes the lack of rear power windows was a disappointment.
The Team BHP stickers are waiting for the registration plate

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Congratulations! Wonderful colour and car. The only other colour which I liked on the Figo is Red.
Do you find the diesel vibrations nagging?
Thanks Murali. Yes Figo looks fantastic in red. I hardly noticed the vibrations even though I've been driving a Civic for the past 50k kms. Ofcourse a few cars before that I was driving a matador engined Amby. So.

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Congratulations on the new Figo. The red dash actually looks quite good with the black interiors and white exteriors. I suppose a neutral color like black or white would do justice to the red dash otherwise it just looked out of place on the green and blue exterior paint shades.

Good going...
Thanks Lionell. I'm glad you liked the red dash!
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Congrats Joe, and the alloys look fantastic
Thanks oss. You are right, there's a coolant high temperature warning lamp.
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