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Old 26th April 2010, 16:52   #76
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@gr8guzzler, @CaptainSlow: Thanks.
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Smexy !!!! Very nice alloys silverknight. Your horse looks mighty good.
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I had wanted to own a Fiat Grande Punto in this same red color, but changed my mind at the last minute.
When I went to book my Figo I opted for the Diamond White color, because I felt it went better with the Figo's more conservative lines.
Wonder if I made the right choice!
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I had wanted to own a Fiat Grande Punto in this same red color, but changed my mind at the last minute.
When I went to book my Figo I opted for the Diamond White color, because I felt it went better with the Figo's more conservative lines.
Wonder if I made the right choice!
Hehe ... I had similar feeling when I saw Joe's white Figo after booking a red one.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ip-report.html (Ford Figo Titanium TDCi : Initial ownership report)

I guess just the case of grass is greener...
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hey silver knight nice alloys, whats the mileage for you?
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hey silver knight nice alloys, whats the mileage for you?
Thanks Scorpio07 ! It is about 15.5 kmpl on highway. I am yet to check for city driving.
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Thanks Scorpio07 ! It is about 15.5 kmpl on highway. I am yet to check for city driving.
ah thanks, i have been drving in city, first check showed 12kmpl, i met another figo diesl owner at a shop here and highway he had 17kmpl hopefully it will improve
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ah thanks, i have been drving in city, first check showed 12kmpl, i met another figo diesl owner at a shop here and highway he had 17kmpl hopefully it will improve
I hope you are doing full-tank to full-tank readings to get more accurate figures.
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I hope you are doing full-tank to full-tank readings to get more accurate figures.
Yes full tank to full tank, after filling the tank i set the trip to zero until next fill up.
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My opinion - Tank full to tank full method is the correct way.
If "auto-cutoff" is done and trip meter is set to "0", then do the tank fill again in the same pump at the same fuel station.
If need to calculate FE after a long drive, then fill the fuel up to the brim and set the tripmeter to "0", then do the tank fill again in the destination or when you want to fuel, do to the brim again. This will not be accurate if the fuel is adulterated, otherwise the value will be pucca.
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Nice tips there, RGK!
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Biggest news is about FE.
I get around 16+kmpl in city whereas 15+ on highways. It sounds weird that is why I took multiple readings before posting. I tend to work the torque in the city. I reach 40kmh and I am in fourth gear. Most of the time I am light footed or sometimes even without it.
On highways, it is different story I can't wait to reach 100+ mark. Quick acceleration leading to lesser FE. May be this explains the anomaly in FE figures.
Someday I want to test the FE on highway keeping the car below 2k rpm. It would be boring but just for the records I will try.
All the figures are with AC varying between max-to-mid.

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It is peppy engine. Only complain is one needs to shift down from 3rd to 2nd a bit early than what I would have liked. Else you loose steam and have to come to first.

Squeaks coming from left rear side. Service Centre guys could not fix it, of course. I am yet to try Gemi's solution.
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WoW. How do you do that 16+ thing in city!! Please give more details. Does using the torque mean just let the engine pull on its own without us accelerating? Is that good for the car?
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@Gemi: yes, exactly. I let the engine pull on its on as far as possible without lugging it and press the pedal slowly once the initial torque can accelerate no more. If the road flat the it pulls cleanly. While doing this I try to reach the highest gear as fast as possible without luging the engine. By doing this I have observed that engine is mostly between 1300 rpm to 1800 rpm.
I try to avoid clutch riding as far as possible but it happens once in a while in the 2nd gear, too lazy to shift to first gear.
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Does pressing the clutch too much affect F.E. ?
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