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Old 9th April 2010, 17:08   #31
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Congrats - great purchase !
Looking at so many reds - its kinda growing on me!
Where is the 'Exi' badge? On the fiesta the Exi or Zxi badge is always near the side indicators.
Haven't seen the badging on the Figo (except for the Titanium badge at the rear on the top end)
Thanks Gaurav. Your observation is correct only Titanium has a badge for others you won't "Feel the difference"
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Thanks Gaurav. Your observation is correct only Titanium has a badge for others you won't "Feel the difference"
sounds lovely when you are used to calling your car. titanium.

but i feel they should have given some names to the exi ,zxi also. like

EXI -affordanium.

ZXI- VFMinium.

then we the usual titanium. and then they should use

UNOBTAINIUM (metal sky people were looking for in Avatar movie)

- this would be the version with 1.6 fiesta engine! beige or black interiors, sick alloy wheels. and lots of goodies!

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Congrats - great purchase !
Looking at so many reds - its kinda growing on me!
Where is the 'Exi' badge? On the fiesta the Exi or Zxi badge is always near the side indicators.
Haven't seen the badging on the Figo (except for the Titanium badge at the rear on the top end)
There is no badging of variants in the figo except for the titanium model which has a badging of titanium at the rear.
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After spending over 48 hours at service centre, 120+ kms of "testing" and new set of Goodyear tires my car is back with me. The problem of car pulling to left has been fixed.
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Thats great news silverknight, Now i am sure there wont be any new problems in the near future, great that you got this done.
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The car looks good in red. Congrats!
Have asked Metro about rear Fog Lamps, let's see.

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Thanks Prem.
I don't have issues with childlock as feature per se, heck I want it. But just that control for enabling/disabling should have been with the driver. After enabling it the rear passengers cannot get out without outside assistance.
If all other carmakers have the same procedure then can't complain about Ford.
I think most manufacturers should look into this. The "Cop Car" style child locks are a little too much to live with. Not to mention they get loose over time and can get engaged on their own with extreme vibrations. Have faced this issue earlier with the Fusion.

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I think the windshield cost me around 13k, as VK-70 is the most expensive one.
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Accessories installed:
SunFilm: V-kool VK-70 (F), K - 37 (S+R) : Rs 18,500/-
Foglamps OEM: Rs 4,400
Wondering if you got a quote from them to fix VK-70 all around. Any estimates?
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The car looks good in red. Congrats!
Have asked Metro about rear Fog Lamps, let's see.

Wondering if you got a quote from them to fix VK-70 all around. Any estimates?
Yes, I was told it would be around Rs. 35,000. It is called diamond series, of course !

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Found Goodyear GT3 too noisy. So changed my tyres and also got alloys.

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Tyres: Michelin XM1+
Cost: Rs. 7500/- exchange price for set of 5.
Alloys: Rs. 12500/- for set of 4
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I want to take a picture with complete view of the car, but haven't had the opportunity as yet. Will do it as soon as possible.

XM1+ are really good, softer and quieter ride.
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Kool! After seeing this i know how badly my cars needs some good alloys!!!

Do let us know the change that the michellins have brought. And some full side pics too.
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Kool! After seeing this i know how badly my cars needs some good alloys!!!

Do let us know the change that the michellins have brought. And some full side pics too.
There is this particular stretch of highway, which I often visit, has more than couple of bridges. Each bridge has metal enforcements after hundreds of feet. With GT3 I drove with heart in my mouth on them at speed of just 40-50kmph, owing to the noise and vibrations. But with XM1+ I easily go at 70kmph without being too bothered about vibrations.
Michelin has certainly made the ride more comfortable. I tried to avoid spending those extra bucks, initially, but gave in after I learned that the cost would be worth it. And it is !
Initially, I found that steering has become slightly stiffer, but I got used to it.
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My, my my. So many Figo owners, so many threads. Ford had great expectations from this car. I think they're hitting the sweet spot here. I can hear cash registers ringing.


Congrats buddy!! She looks beautiful..

Drive Safe!!

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Yes, I was told it would be around Rs. 35,000. It is called diamond series, of course !
Well, that would surely hurt the pocket. Probably after a couple of months with the alloys. The Alloys on your car look good, any reason for not going with the Ford Alloys?
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The Alloys on your car look good, any reason for not going with the Ford Alloys?
No particular reason. I bought these alloys impromptu when I had gone to change the tyres.
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Would changing to Michelin tyres prevent the complaint from some of our other Figo owners whose bottom kissed the groud when they drove over speed breakers?

Anyways the tyres look awesome with the alloys. Please post some full pictures where both the front and rear wheels are visible.
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Mustang, why this bottom scraping issue is there in Figo? Is'nt Figo's GC 170mm compared to Fiesta 165mm..AFAIK, have'nt seen any complaints regarding this from couple of Fiesta owners in Bangalore like Shajufx & Unni. Is it something to do with suspension?
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