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Old 2nd May 2010, 15:41   #1
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Default A White Diamond - My Ford Figo TDCi ZXi

I got my Diamond White Ford Figo TDCi ZXi on 30th April 2010.

As I have told earlier, one fine Sunday morning after taking prior appointment to take a Figo on test drive I went to the dealership, but after waiting for almost one and half hour they couldnt arrage for a demo car. From that experiance I have decided that I would never buy this car in any case.
Next day SP from the dealership called me and promised me to have a test drive the same and boy!! I was just impressed by the car and the result is I am having it with me.

I booked my car on 29th March 2010 with promise of delivery up to 15th of April, after calling SP everyday there was no sign of getting my car on time. After having some hot argument

with SP on 29th of April, no confirmation of delivery. He called me on 30th April morning that my car is ready, pls take the delivery at 5PM, I was totally shocked.
I reached the showroom around 5:30PM, everything was ready including my car. Within half an hour after checking some points I gave a green sign to take the car with me.
They introduced the service manager with me and explained all the things about Figo. It was a very nice experience from dealer on that day.
At the time delivery oddo was showing 28km and DTE was about 55km. There were no matings and mud flaps with car as they were out of stocks but promised to have within four days. Got the MRF tires with car.

Cars I have considered:

* Swift : Very common sighted, Five years old, waiting period is too long, premium taken by the dealer, not VFM compare to Figo.
* Punto:Excellent ride and handling, lack of quality plastic interior, driving position, noisy engine, not that punchy compare to Swift.
* Ritz: Didn't like the shape from back.
* Polo: A great deal except the 3pot engine.

About Figo:


* Superb VFM car
* City driving is fun with no turbo lag
* Visibility is good with nice build quality
* Music system is better than any after market fitment
* Good driving position with nice fabric seats
* Steering feels quite lite with less feedback
* Leg space at front and rear is more than adequate
* Rear seat is comfortable, nice under thigh support
* Ride is amazingly settled on un-even roads, no thud sound on potholes (feels better than my ANHC)
* There is no engine noise inside the cabin when the audio is on volume 6 and blower is on third position
* Good space in boot
* Remote key is very light weight
* Electronic mirrors adjustment is a good sign for this segment

* Frequent gear change is required in city driving, second gear feels gerky at some times and sometimes it feels a bullock cart in same gear
* Rear seat lacks the head rest and it reaches up to the neck line only
* No power windows at rear
* No central console provided around the hand brake, looks very cheap
* AC has no chilling effect(may be felt that because of the un-bearable heat in Ahmedabad), blower is too noisy after two position
* Ride is somewhat bouncy on bumps
* Footwell is cramped for size 10 shoes
* No dead pedal
* Clutch is annoyingly long traveled
* Driver's seat height adjustment is a joke to us
* Rear visibility is poor with those slopping roof lines
* Front seat is not comfortable as compare to Swift


I feel the car is so drivable in the city as well as on highway and feel very relaxed after driving my Indica Turbo. I am so happy with the car and feels proud by not buying any other cars.

(All these observations and comparisons are my personal view only and sorry for bad quality photos as they are taken by mobile as my parents are on Europe tour and camera is with them)
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Old 2nd May 2010, 15:45   #2
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Congrats hiren959! Punto and Figo are just rocking hatches!
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* Swift : Very common sighted, Five years old, waiting period is too long, premium taken by the dealer, not VFM compare to Figo.
* Punto:Excellent ride and handling, lack of quality plastic interior, driving position, noisy engine, not that punchy compare to Swift.
* Ritz: Didn't like the shape from back.
* Punto: A great deal except the 3pot engine.
Just edit your write up: You have written Punto instead of Polo among the cars you considered.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 15:48   #3
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Thanks Arun, I made a correction now.
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Congrats. The first white with black dash on t-bhp i suppose.
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Congrats Hiren.. excellent vehicle.
The Figo looks really great in white.
In my brief drives in the Figo, i felt that the AC is a chiller - in fact in all probability it should cool quicker than your ANHC. So do have a look into it at the earliest.
Also, are you planning to upgrade your tires or add alloys? If you do, then do let me know the place you go and the exchange price for your stock tires.

Have fun driving!
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Congratulations Hiren. Do tell us more about your ownership experience!
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O hirenbhai coongrachulasion. Awesome choice man, lot and of figos seen these days. Todays TOI reported there are already 15k bookings done and ford is upping the production to cater the demand.
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Congrats Hiren. Car looks great in White, enjoy your ride.
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Congrats Brother,Awesome car,interior looks good,any Upgrades?
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Thanks all of you

@gemithomas, yes I think this is the first White Figo with Ebony IP on Team-Bhp. I have waited for ebony IP for almost a month, as at the time of booking same car was available with that red IP.

@gaurav, IMO there is no need to change the tires, as stocks tires is adequate for normal driving and for alloys I surely think that Figo looks better with some funky alloys, so will search for that.
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Hey, I observed that the storage around the handbrake is missing ? Isn't is available on ZXI ?
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Hey, I observed that the storage around the handbrake is missing ? Isn't is available on ZXI ?
It's only available in Titanium.
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Seeing your review, and the nice photos, I'm now really excited about owning the white Titanium soon, which I had booked recently.
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looks really good in white
I dint know that the Dash was available in black.Really dint like the red color scheme on the dash.
Get a set of Tints and New Alloys , then your ride will look more complete .
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Utilising the Sunday, added a "Dead Pedal" to my Figo using a wooden piece and some plastic waste. Trust me it's worth doing so, felt extremely comfortable on a long stretch of ride.
More pics coming later on..
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