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Old 20th April 2010, 15:30   #31
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/\ +1. Diesel is the best DIY option. Just let the tear speck soak in the diesel for a while and then try gently wiping away the spot. If the spot still remains stubborn, contact the service people or a pait shop specialist
thanks sanjay.

Guys is there any thread for 'figo accessories' yet? please let me know the link i am looking for the following, if someone knows it please answer.

1. is there a 'burglars alarm' available for figo ( i dont want another remote lock, the figo zxi has its remote locking )

2. any good brand multi-phone charger available? if yes which brand where to buy in bangalore

3. any one know how much does nokia geniune car phone charger cost?

4. where can i get the RTO approved best 3m sunfilm? and how much does it cost?
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I guess on the contrary 4th year warranty will show that Ford themselves trust the car to be more reliable, marutis/hyundais offer this so i guess ford should not fall behind, i dont mind paying another 4k like most other maruti/hyundai customers.



This is amazing, if someone throw some light on DDiS engine life would be good to know.
All modern Diesel car engines last usually in excess of 300,000 km with proper maintenance, DDIS is not an exception.
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^ How many years, roughly?
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Hi Folks,

I have completed 1600 kms on my Figo TDCi !

Latest FE reading

Distance : 498 kms
Load : 3 people
AC : 100% on mostly at fan speed one
Tyre pressure : 35 front and 40 rear ( i kept it high to check if the FE improves)
Driving Style : Very light footed. Shifted at 1600-2000 rpm, driven mostly at 70-80 kmph with rpm around 1500-1700
FE : 18.03 kmpl

[Note: With 30(f) and 30(r) tyre pressure i had got 17.7 kmpl in my previous trip, all other conditions being similar]

I don't think the legendary Fiesta/Ikon numbers of 20/21/22 kmpl on highway does not seem to be possible on Figo.

Moderators, i guess its time to have a dedicated thread for the Figo TDCi FE, so that it helps members to achieve better FE and also give real feedback to the potential buyers.

[Moderators, can you please change this thread subject line to "Figo TDCi 1600 kms completed / Second FE update]

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WoW! Thats some real good F.E figures. But what happens if you are not driving for F.E. Does it take a deep dive if you are not too much careful about achieving FE?

Also how is the ride on bad roads with such high tyre pressure?
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WoW! Thats some real good F.E figures. But what happens if you are not driving for F.E. Does it take a deep dive if you are not too much careful about achieving FE?

Also how is the ride on bad roads with such high tyre pressure?
Hey Gemi, i hope you are just kidding. If Fiesta/Ikon belts out 20/21 kmpl, i would expect more in figo which is lighter.

FE in lead footed driving, i haven't tried and probably wont. So i cannot comment. The highways are quite nice and didn't observe the ill effects of high tyre pressure.

I read in another magazine dont remember which one, it said Figo gives 2 kmpl more than Ritz on highways i have heard ritz stories of 21kmpl on highways, figo should have given me 23 kmpl but it didn't.

And that article went on to say that figo will give 2kmpl less than ritz in city. and ritz i hear gives 16 kmpl in city, so figo should have given me 14 kmpl in city, boom what i have got in city is 12 kmpl......i am getter lower than expected on both fronts !!
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Hey Gemi, i hope you are just kidding. If Fiesta/Ikon belts out 20/21 kmpl, i would expect more in figo which is lighter.
Figo is much heavier than the Ikon & is just 40-60 kgs leaner than the fiesta.
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8. What is the expected Engine life of TDCi and DDiS as per your knowledge (in terms of number of kilometers)

We drove the Figo TDCi continuously for about 16-20 hours a day during testing & drove around 3 lakh kms in one of the prototypes, We did get regular servicing done up & the engine did not show any sign of wear on the 3 lakh km prototype, so i guess if you get servicing regularly, it will last you for more than 3 lakh kms atleast without any engine work <------- Verified by me
@Mustang.101: What if someone drives the TDCi on highways for - say 40 Hours at a stretch, without ever switching off the engine? [this is my intercity driving cycle]

And I did discover that we need not worry about DOGS as there is a baffled steel impact beam right behind the numberplate area. Don't know about the exposed bottom area though.

Lastly, what are the reasons for the glaring 'gaps' between body/bumper and body/glass ? This worries me a bit.
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The Figo does not have dog bars.
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@Mustang.101: What if someone drives the TDCi on highways for - say 40 Hours at a stretch, without ever switching off the engine? [this is my intercity driving cycle]

And I did discover that we need not worry about DOGS as there is a baffled steel impact beam right behind the numberplate area. Don't know about the exposed bottom area though.

Lastly, what are the reasons for the glaring 'gaps' between body/bumper and body/glass ? This worries me a bit.

If your car is a little old then 40 hrs non stop, is no problem on highways.

If its new then give it some rest.

The gaps are to account for the max error of machines producing the part plus fitting error. Your interiors are not affected by it.

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Hi folks,
- The ground clearance with 3/4 people on board is poor. I underscraped atleast in 4/5 speedbreakers in bangalore, which does not happen in my friends Getz/Swift.
- Rear window does not close completely(yes i am talking about closing). Even if i apply a lot of force and close it, i can still put my nails between the glass and the top beading. This looks like a serious security issue. Any suggestions.
Yamaha, did the above two issues get sorted out? I've almost decided on booking my Figo but am unsure because of such issues -- especially ground clearance.
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Hey folks, I have completed 3000 kms in Figo TDCi. One major problem i have come across, that Figo does not climb uphill. In my apt we have a 30-35 degree slope and it climbs that only with AC off and only the driver. In EVA mall (brigrade road bangalore) last week i had to ask my passengers to get off before it climbed the slope in the parking lot (what a shame) i didn't have this problem in all other cars like maruti 800, santro, getz, honda city that i have driven. I thought that diesel's main trait was better pulling (torque) to pull the vehicle from 0 kmph. Now in EVA mall the slope was just 30 feet i could ask my passengers to get down and walk up 30 feet, but what am i supposed to do in a traffic signal with a steep road? or on a ghat section? I would seek advise from those who know the Figo / Fiesta TDCi better. PS : I have more than a decade of driving experience, so i know how to handle half clutch in slopes.
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You mean it didn't climb despite half-clutch, and staying in the right RPM in first gear?

That's confusing. I haven't had a chance to take Figo on ghats yet, but till now I haven't faced any problem on flyovers or the fairly steep spiral ramp in my office parking lot.
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Yamaha100 that's probably more of a shocker to me than a Mystery buddy!!
The TDCI engine that's been pulling Fiesta All over India for so long can't drag Figo up a Slope ?

One of my friend (non Tbhpian) says that his Figo was a breeze through the Nandi Hills. Will check with him if he climbed the slopes without stopping or if he faced the same issue.
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