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Old 28th April 2010, 09:09   #16
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Phew! 2 cars replaced in a row. Congrats trrk !

The heat sink design is indeed raw but i'm sure there must be a reason for giving that gap.
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Hi,

Been a little busy catching up with home and shop chores.

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Mashe, congrats on the new addition to the family, and on getting squeezed !
Firstly, i am surprised how the Manza was able to replace your AT City. That left me shocked for a moment, there!
Thanks.

Being generous in our size and with increasing age, the criteria has always been space in the back, ease of entry / exit and ride.

When I switched from Innova to a sedan, I additionally put automatic as a criteria and so was left with not much choice in the budget that I could afford. City was chosen over the Corolla since I was impressed with the CVT and the fact that it was 3L less in price. The compromise was the ride, which was never good from the start. And my wife was never happy about the AC as she could never feel any air flow in the back however way you adjust the vents, though the cooling was more or less fine.

So the moment she sat and had a test ride in the Manza, she wanted me to go for it. I accepted the choice and let go of the automatic gearshift. The AC has been excellent and the ride is really really good.

We usually go about checking all the cars in the segment and choose the one best suiting our criteria.

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All the best with the Figo, and do update your experiences with it on a regular basis.
I have a lot to do even at this level and should be doing it in a day or two, both Manza as well as Figo.

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Congrats trrk, welcome to the Figo owners club. Enjoy your ride.
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whats the top speed of Figo, i see 220 on dial
Right now, no idea. Must be a common meter for all the variants of the Figo. As long as I am inside Kerala, it is unlikely to cross 80, though!

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Congrats on your Figo trrk It's a wonderful Car and you'll certainly enjoy driving her
Thanks. I am. But the point is I am completely crazy about cars that I enjoy each and every car. My wife complains that I don't have anything bad to say about any car.

I have even enjoyed driving a Dolphin and a Montana!

How is Vijay's Manza doing?

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congrats on your new drive. also on a side note, that's a very unique combo of colours you got at garage - red manza and green figo.
Thanks. I am using that theme for some pictures. Not to forget my Steel Marina.

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Hey! Congratulations on your second new car!
Quite possible! From his post it's quite evident that rear seat space and comfort had priority. And in that respect the Manza is better.
Thanks Aman. I did go through a lot of cars before settling for Manza.

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Hi trrk,
congrats for the new car.Wish you a great ownership experience.Any reason to sell NHC CVTS?.Waiting for the updates on the car, service experience and the cost of ownership.
Thanks. I sold the City since I bought the Manza. Else cannot justify the usage of two bigger cars.

Updates will follow.

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How do you feel about the different positions of control stalks in Manza and Figo?
Figo's will take time getting used to! I would be dry wiping the windscreen when I want to indicate a turn signal! I have done it a few times and I should be more careful!

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Congrats trrk.
Wish you a wonderful and safe driving experience with Figo.
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Congrats trrk for the squeeze, Figo. Nice snaps. Happy driving with the baby Ford.
Thanks.

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I could see that the Vista would have fit in, but then you would have had two cars which looked practically the same till the boot and had the same engine (perhaps). The Figo is a good compromise (perhaps best) between the boot space - better than Vista - and the rear seat room.
The compromise between rear seat space and the boot is one important brownie point for Figo which was one of the points in its favour. Then the Vista ride did not convince my wife, though I wanted to stick to the Tata family. Paying more for Punto which offered lesser space just did not feel correct.

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What I would like you to share with us, is the service experience,as and when that happens. I want to see if the cost of ownership of the Manza is at par with the Figo.
That should come in due course. The first free service is at 2500km (3 months) with an oil change. The second and last free service is at 10000km (one year). Then after it is 1 year or 10000km. Semi synthetic or Synthetic recommended.

The Manza has a 20000km oil change with Synthetic oil. So Figo may not be cheaper to service.

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Congrats on the Car. Hey do you have the pic of the ABS ? Is it visible in the bonnet like in Maruti (Swift etc) ?
I am not sure where it is. Let me see whether I can spot it.

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BTW, in Airbags version, is the on bash board container in front of passenger missing ?
Yes.

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Congrats on your new car. It looks awesome.
Awesome pictures as well.
Thanks.

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So Finally
Fabulous pictures. I'd say one of the best Figo Detailed Pics till date on t-bhp.
Come on Gemi. I know my limits when it comes to my photograhic equipment and photography!

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Congratulations on a great car trrk!
I am expecting an excellent full blown upkeep review of your Figo, if the past threads on your City is anything to go by.
Also, the heat shield is the same as seen in the following pic attached from GTO' review.
Thanks for the link, missed it. Updates should follow.

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Phew! 2 cars replaced in a row. Congrats trrk !
The heat sink design is indeed raw but i'm sure there must be a reason for giving that gap.
First time since 1985 that I have taken two cars in a month's time. Usually my two cars would be have at least 2 years gap between them.

Anyway that is tucked under the hood and not visible usually.
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Congratulations on your new car. I've booked a Titanium diesel as well, and I'm looking forward to its delivery later this month!
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Hi,

This is just a preview!

My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00867_medium.jpg

Take a guess as to what I would / should have chosen!
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The 8 spoked one ?
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Not sure how those red lips would look an squeeze. What about the one you did not choose for your Manza. Was that 14 inch ones?
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What is the worst thing that you hate about your Figo?
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Hi,

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The 8 spoked one ?
Lucky guess.

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Not sure how those red lips would look an squeeze. What about the one you did not choose for your Manza. Was that 14 inch ones?
As a matter of fact, I took the risk and it is not bad. Should go with the coral dash. Manza takes 15" ones. Anyway, I tried Tyrex this time. I am sure they are more reasonable in their charges. I just had to pay for the alloys and the valves.

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What is the worst thing that you hate about your Figo?
The rear fixed headrests and the unnecessary knob in the fuel lid.
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Hi,

Long post.

Please take a look at the following for the mileage figures as of now.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1864740

On the 30th of April, my Figo had its glasses 'sunfilm'ed, its number plates fixed and was shod with alloy wheels.

The car with the sunfilm:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00861_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00862_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00863_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00864_medium.jpg
Garware Classic, Dark Natural Ash, Rs 2150.00, nothing is removed or dismantled for fixing, done in an hour at home.

The number plates are the regular reflective ones. Rs 600.00 done at Ernakulam.

The alloy wheels are Veloche, from Tyrex, Ernakulam Byepass:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00870_medium.jpg
Interstingly these were MultiPCD - 98/108, so will fit Linea / Punto too!

My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00868_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00869_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00871_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00872_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00873_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00874_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00875_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00876_medium.jpg

Found the OBD port on the first day itself as the PDI people had left the flap open! Scanguage II works well.

Convenient place to put the guage:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00836_medium.jpg
See the temperature, just after starting!

My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00865_medium.jpg
Just at the Aroor toll gate (about 45km from home):

My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00866_medium.jpg
About 15km later at the number plate shop. 1.3mpl lost in 15km and 14 of them was in the byepass.

The cruising temperature seems to be 83 / 84 degree centigrade.

By the time I reached Alleppey, the average had come down to 9.2mpl, no thanks to the beautiful heavy rain and the usual traffic. That translates to 14.72kpl. Over 133 kms, the tank full method gave 15.18 kpl.

Some more images:

The seat fabric:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00842_medium.jpg

The tyre MRF ZV2K:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00844_medium.jpg

That is a solid luggage cover:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00845_medium.jpg

Prclaiming its status:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00847_medium.jpg

Just to make sure that fuel pump attendants fill the right fuel:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00848_medium.jpg
But why that knob? Sure way of breaking the lock mechanism.

The rear lamp details:(sorry for the horizontal image):
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00850_medium.jpg
Two red areas don't have sockets / bulbs.

The original wheel with cap:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00851_medium.jpg

The leg room behind the driver's seat:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00852_medium.jpg
My driver needs to pull it almost completely forward and my wife has acres!

On the left side:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00853_medium.jpg
That seat is almost at the end of its travel, the way my wife likes when she sits in front!

More later.

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Hi,

Just some images:

My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00814_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00829_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00822_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00824_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00820_medium.jpg

The common rail engined cousins:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00830_medium.jpg

That is the path leading to the site:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00831_medium.jpg

My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00833_medium.jpg
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00834_medium.jpg

Gels with the greenery:
My Figo Titanium TDCi Squeeze-dsc00835_medium.jpg

That should do for now.
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Congrats Sir. The car looks fresh and the interior will match with the outside green.

Tded the car from the same place you bought it. Car feels really light and the engine doesn't feels like its a diesel. Turbo lag is nearly zero. It picks up instantly as soon as you press the pedal. Rear leg room and the boot is awesome. The compact shape, light hyd power steering and the ultra light clutch pedal will make it more a city car than a highway cruiser.

The things I don't like are,

Front seats - They feel little small (or may be squeezed)

Bluetooth
- Pairing is not as breeze as in Punto. And I feel the clarity and the sound reception was not so great.

Mileage - Hope it will bring better figures after the some running in.
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The rear fixed headrests and the unnecessary knob in the fuel lid.
What's that knob for?
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What's that knob for?
By knob, i guess Rajesh refers to the provision provided to open the fuel cap lid. In Ford cars, the locking for the fuel cap lid is linked to the central locking mechanism. When the doors are locked, the fuel cap lid remains locked. When the door locks are opened, the lock for the fuel cap is released as well.

What Rajesh is apprehensive about is that even in the locked position, mischief mongers would try to pry open the lid, thereby breaking the lock in the process.

Rajesh, this is the same on the Ikon, Fiesta, Fusion as well.
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Rajesh, this is the same on the Ikon, Fiesta, Fusion as well.
Unfortunately on the Figo it does not unlock with the central locking. There is a lever below the seat on the drivers side that you have to pull (like all other cars).

The attendant always try to pull it out seeing the knob. If it was attached to the central lock it would not have been a problem except for those who do not turn off the engine during fuel fills.
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Unfortunately on the Figo it does not unlock with the central locking. There is a lever below the seat on the drivers side that you have to pull (like all other cars).
Oh, thats news to me. Looks like this ensued because they decided to reuse the same fuel cap from their kitty, which is found on other Fords.

Am surprised that although they were out to cut down on costs, why
they chose not to reuse the same system as on their other cars, and instead decided to provide a lever.
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