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Old 4th May 2010, 13:52   #91
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It is always like that. The positives hold your attention until you buy and then the negatives start attracting you as you live with the car.



My Manza did the same with 5 people + their luggage on board. Still have not travelled with a fully packed Figo.

Glad this problem not only with Figo . Just joking. On a more serious note - i have used Indica for the last 9 years. No problems there. Surprised your Manza did this to you


Ok. If you have not yet, try this.

Open front windows quarter to half way. Blower at 4, temperature at full blue (fully to the left). Close the front windows after a minute.

You can adjust the temperature knob and blower speed as per comfort.

Will try this..thanks

Congratulations. Was it with full tank method?

It was with the full tank method. The roads were good almost 90% of the distance.


Haven't they? Coral dash!
Coral dash is not to my liking. Perhaps i need to install sun film for the windscreen. But am afraid it may cause more harm (to the vision, etc) than help since i have not tried it before
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Haven't they? Coral dash!
Or they can retain the black and use the more expensive soft touch material used in the Fiesta 1.6S dash. That one hardly gets heated up even if left directly under the sun.
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- Thanks to the all black dash, the cabin gets heated up real quick under direct sun and even with the AC on speed 3, the cabin does not get cooled up completely
Even Fiesta has a black dash.
and with the same compressor doing duty there too,
Fiesta owners haven't complained.
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Hey! 19 seems to be pretty good before first service. Very happy to know that the engine indeed is capable to extract that much. Please post about how you drove (gearshifts, speeds, etc.) so that we could get some tips for ourselves
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Even Fiesta has a black dash.
and with the same compressor doing duty there too,
Fiesta owners haven't complained.
Agree on this completely. There quite a few fiesta owners in our apartment complex. They had quite interested in seeing the Figo and when i checked with them, they were all comfortable with their AC

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Hey! 19 seems to be pretty good before first service. Very happy to know that the engine indeed is capable to extract that much. Please post about how you drove (gearshifts, speeds, etc.) so that we could get some tips for ourselves
@ Gemi...I don't look much into the RPM meter. I drive mostly based on usage / situation. Used the 1st gear till about 5kmph and for speed bumps (horriblly low underbody; Even if am dead slow, the underbody still scrapes lot of bumps). Not much of a traffic though for most part. Couple of times i touched about 135 on the speedo.

From Chennai to Tindivanam (before the turn towards state highways) & vice versa - Since this was a 4 lane highway, speedo was near constant at 100 except near the toll gates.

From Tindivanam to Kumbakonam & vice versa - Though it was 2 lane state highway, the road condition was good except about 20 kms. Average speed around 90.

The distance between my house in chennai & my destination in kumbakonam was 289 kms and we covered it in about 4 and a half hours
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Even Fiesta has a black dash.
and with the same compressor doing duty there too,
Fiesta owners haven't complained.
The Fiesta has two kinds of dashes. The EXi and ZXi come with the regular black and the SXi and S come with a premium soft touch material. The Figo black is made distinctly cheaper material than even the black on the Fiesta EXi and ZXi. That's why Fiesta owners are not complaining maybe. But then the Fiesta costs a few lakhs more. And I have another wild guess. I think the Fiesta windshield is more thermally efficient than the Figo's.
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The only good thing and the one which got worried the most came out correctly - Got an FE of around 19kmpl. Think am ok with 19 at the moment considering the engine is still to get set.
Congrats on getting a FE of 19KMPL on highway, I think you are the first one to report the highest FE.

As pointed by Mustang if the engine is within a rev band then the engine gives maximum FE, I think this narrow rev band (1700-2200 rpms) is a bit difficult to attain all the time in city drive conditions and hence people are reporting low FE figures in city condition.

May be Figo owners need to keep a tab on the rpm meter and adjust there driving style to be in the ideal power range.

Hope Mustangs tip help in improving FE figures of all TDCI Figo’s.
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The Fiesta has two kinds of dashes. The EXi and ZXi come with the regular black and the SXi and S come with a premium soft touch material. The Figo black is made distinctly cheaper material than even the black on the Fiesta EXi and ZXi. That's why Fiesta owners are not complaining maybe. But then the Fiesta costs a few lakhs more. And I have another wild guess. I think the Fiesta windshield is more thermally efficient than the Figo's.
Think the windshield here is the real culprit. Normally the windscreens in cars would be tinted. Think Figo's is the least tinted of all or its just a plain normal glass. In the some of the cars, if you look after a water wash / wipe, you even get to see these tints at a glance
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Hey, what about coral dash - is that too getting heated up or normal.. coral dash owners - pls clarify.

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On a more serious note - i have used Indica for the last 9 years. No problems there. Surprised your Manza did this to you
I too have used an Indica (2001-2005) and a Marina (2005 to present) and it never ever has this issue. Maybe the soft suspension. I have not scraped in any of the bumps here. This was in Tamil Nadu.

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Please do.

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Coral dash is not to my liking.
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Or they can retain the black and use the more expensive soft touch material used in the Fiesta 1.6S dash. That one hardly gets heated up even if left directly under the sun.
Absolutely no experience personally with any Fiesta.

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Hey, what about coral dash - is that too getting heated up or normal.. coral dash owners - pls clarify.
Not yet. I have not had the chance to test it under the sun.
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if the engine is within a rev band then the engine gives maximum FE, I think this narrow rev band (1700-2200 rpms) is a bit difficult to attain all the time in city drive conditions

May be Figo owners need to keep a tab on the rpm meter and adjust there driving style to be in the ideal power range.
Please clarify what is the ideal way to shift gears : looking at the rpm, the speed, or both?
Which figure for which gear, with specific reference to the Figo.
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@ebiz - regarding FE (there is saying in tamil -poured milk in my stomach) bit relaxed to see 19kmpl. Have driven many times from CHE to KKM so I know the stretch. You would have exactly covered 161 km in NH45 and remaining in State highways. so you are the 1st person in tbhp to cross 18km/l
-can suspension be adjusted to avoid underscraping ?..
Underscraping seems to be the only major issue with my car at the moment. Experts here - can anyhting be done to avoid this? Even if am dead slow on a slightly big bump, it underscrapes
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I'm not understanding the mileage part.My ikon with the same engine gives 22kpl on highways and 17-18kpl in city with 40-50% a/c .i switch off the a/c when the cabin gets chilled and switch it on when the cooling comes down too low and hardly use a/c when crawling (low speeds).My car has never seen upwards of 2500 rpm and highway speeds are normally 80kph (2k rpm) and revs will always be between 1400-2200 rpm.

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Underscraping seems to be the only major issue with my car at the moment. Experts here - can anyhting be done to avoid this? Even if am dead slow on a slightly big bump, it underscrapes
I am not sure how bad the speedbreakers in your city are.
However, some of the tips we use to deal with this menace here in Bangalore are as follows:

1.) Approach the speedbreaker at an angle. Usually you are able to escape without scraping.
2.) Make sure you are slow, and in first gear before climbing the bump.
3.) Once you are in the process of the front wheel clearing the bump, do not apply brakes, this will cause the GC to lower, and it will scrape.

The above should surely help clear those car-breakers. Also, the initial timea the car scrapes, your heart breaks. Later, you learn to live with it.
I have seen an Innova scrape a speedbreaker in Bangalore, so guess there's not much we can do about it, except grind our teeth, and bear it.
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Underscraping seems to be the only major issue with my car at the moment. Experts here - can anyhting be done to avoid this? Even if am dead slow on a slightly big bump, it underscrapes
Hey e-biz,
i am in Chennai too, so far have scrapped only twice. Usually take the large bumps at 1st gear and very slow speed just enough to clear the slope. Normal ones can be done at 2nd gear, keep your tyre pressure at 32 front and 34 rear. Try this and see
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