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Old 13th May 2010, 19:04   #16
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Congrats! witwiky. Isn't the ride stiff with 32 PSi? The recommended Tyre pressure is 30 PSi.
No i did not find much of a difference in the ride. Though, I plan to run the car on various tyre pressures - 30, 32, 34, 36 (When fully loaded).

I am driving down from Pune to Surat tomorrow - about 1000 kms. Will check these variations and the FE during the drive.

Will post reports soon.
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Congratulations! And thanks for the info you have given, it is very useful for prospective Figo buyers like me.

One request: Can you share in detail your expperiences of driving uphill in ghats? What kind of ghats (steep or mild) inclines, which gear were you in? Did Figo struggle to climb?
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One request: Can you share in detail your expperiences of driving uphill in ghats? What kind of ghats (steep or mild) inclines, which gear were you in? Did Figo struggle to climb?
The car responds very well on steep inclines. There are no issues with the engine response as long as you keep the turbo kicked in.

I was driving down a steep ghat with many hair-pin U turns and there was a hail storm at the same time. Visibility was an issue and was missing the Fog lamps at that time. Apart from that, driving Figo is pleasurable on ghats.
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Congrats !! Great Car, great colour and great FE. Its great to hear that you are enjoying the Figo thoroughly. Your crisp review will indeed help others make a informed purchase decision.But are you not following the running in instruction for the first 1000 Kms, RPMs in the range of 3K and speed of 140 Kph seem to be a bit beyond the ones recommended during running in.
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Congrats !! Great Car, great colour and great FE. Its great to hear that you are enjoying the Figo thoroughly. Your crisp review will indeed help others make a informed purchase decision.But are you not following the running in instruction for the first 1000 Kms, RPMs in the range of 3K and speed of 140 Kph seem to be a bit beyond the ones recommended during running in.
As per Ford manual no running-in is required.
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Hey all, Just came back from my road trip: Pune-Mumbai-Daman-Surat-Mumbai-Pune. Approx. 1200 kms over 3 days.
I got a decent FE of 16.5 (Pune city-Lonavala) and 16.3 (Pune-Mumbai-Daman) and 17.6 (Surat-Mumbai-Khopoli)

Suzuki Samurai was a No Problem Bike, I call Figo as the No Problem Car (Touch wood)
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Congrats Witwiky on your Ford. Indeed, Ford Figo will be a No Problem Car. Add some pics of the road trip
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Congrats Witwiky. Happy Motoring. I think with bit more shorter upshifts, I think your Figo can be more fuel efficient.
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congrats on the car.
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Just came back from my road trip: Pune-Mumbai-Daman-Surat-Mumbai-Pune. Approx. 1200 kms over 3 days.
so driving wheels off the car? you seem to do a fair amount of monthly running.
what was the previous car you owned?
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Congrats Witwiky. Happy Motoring. I think with bit more shorter upshifts, I think your Figo can be more fuel efficient.
Yes, I am doing that now and it seems to be doing a lot better with respect to good FE deliveries.

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congrats on the car.

so driving wheels off the car? you seem to do a fair amount of monthly running.
what was the previous car you owned?
This is my first car Aditya and hence the crazy road trips

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Congratulations, witwiky! It seems you are having a good time with your new Figo.
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Hey witwiky ..am a noob here but your review was helpful in me booking a new Figo today, on the last day before the price hike. Also, a quick query since your FE figures are decent do you still drive as per your previous post and is that what helps with the FE?
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0-15 kmph 1st gear
15-40 kmph 2nd gear
40-60 kmph 3rd gear
60-90 kmph 4th gear
90-140 kmph 5th gear
I try not to let the tacho cross 3000 rpms. Also, avoid running the car without the turbo kicked in (keep your engine above 1500 rpm).
Maintain a pressure of 32 psi in all four tyres.
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No wonder he is getting such good mpg. witwicky, your tyres will have premature wear from the outside.

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Congrats! witwiky. Isn't the ride stiff with 32 PSi? The recommended Tyre pressure is 30 PSi.
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No wonder he is getting such good mpg. witwicky, your tyres will have premature wear from the outside.

Thanks Red Liner for the tip. I am using 32 psi only when the car is fully loaded i.e. with 4-5 people and luggage.

Else, I use 30 psi.
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Is there a particular thread you are referring to or these are the running in threads of all similar vehicles?
Here is the complete article on running-in (ARTICLE: How to Run-In your new car). I highly recommend sticking to the guidelines, irrespective of what the manufacturer has to say. Think of it this way : What have you got to lose? Nothing. On the other hand, you have a lot to gain (i.e. a better performing engine).

Congrats on the car. Drive safe, will ya!
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