Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > What Car?


View Poll Results: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?
Yes 171 68.95%
No (please specify choice of car in your post) 77 31.05%
Voters: 248. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th May 2017, 17:03   #61
BHPian
 
SamuraiJack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 167
Thanked: 124 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

I was very keen on this car, and it seemed to be a very practical car, I mean 100 horses, massive Engine, low maintenance, what more can you ask for. Its just that when I stood next to the car in the showroom, the car also felt that much cheaper. For ex, the alloys and the paint job on them looked like after market. The dull black interiors felt cheap. Overall, it felt like an adequate car, nothing like I'm getting more than what I paid for.

The engine too felt go kartish fun to drive. It will feel very different if you've been driving a DOHC.

Don't get me wrong, its probably a great package, but not the one I wanted to take home.

I booked a Ciaz. I know its not a burner, but this car gave me the best of exterior looks and interior feel, handling is much better than current Rapid. City was way too expensive. I'm open for suggestions if you guys have any, I may just open a new what car 8-14 l budget..
SamuraiJack is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2017, 20:23   #62
BHPian
 
Motoringlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 395
Thanked: 178 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Voted Yes - I think for small car, Figo is a great package, if i was in the market for a small car, Figo (S) certainly checks all the boxes for me. My I20 (CRDI) -2013 model does a reasonable job in city commutes, but as the speeds go higher up not a comfortable ride at all. Fords in general offer great value for money <12L class.

I really wish Ford did something like VW - Offer a Dual clutch Transmission option with the oil burner, that would be something i would love to own.
Motoringlover is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2017, 21:09   #63
BHPian
 
joethomasv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: KL-44 , KA-12
Posts: 328
Thanked: 175 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Voted Yes but there's a waiting period of a month + for the variant so booked the regular Titanium instead. I didn't want to take any risk with the GST thing. Also the old first gen Figo need to be replaced ASAP.
joethomasv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2017, 21:46   #64
Senior - BHPian
 
theexperthand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,344
Thanked: 1,047 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Voted NO.

While Figo S is a good option and ticks almost all boxes, I will still buy the Abarth when I can, because well, it is a special car.

If Abarth is not available any more, I will pick up Figo S.

--Anoop
theexperthand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2017, 12:40   #65
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,519
Thanked: 7,195 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Motoringlover View Post
I really wish Ford did something like VW - Offer a Dual clutch Transmission option with the oil burner, that would be something i would love to own.
DM- Voila, your wish has come true

I hope you heard of a car called "Ameo" that comes exactly in the trim that you are wishing for "Diesel and DSG Box" except that it's not a Ford but, a VW

Now my question to you is why aren't you considering buying it?
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2017, 14:36   #66
BHPian
 
bhuvan_prasad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 238
Thanked: 458 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Voted No. Disclaimer - Titanium+ 1.5 Diesel Figo owner here.

I really appreciate what Ford is doing with this sport version, and Fiat with the Abarth, but personally it is not to my taste.

Reasons for voting NO:
1.) Not available in the 6 air bags variant. If I know a car is available with 6 airbags, I will not settle for anything lesser.

2.) The roof wrap doesn't include the spoiler, I've wrapped my roof+spoiler in Black, and it looks better IMHO.

3.) I upgraded my wheels(15") and tyres(195/55) from day 1, and have better looking alloys(my opinion) and better tyres(Conti MC5)

4.) Cost of roof wrap + tyre/wheels upgrade won't hurt the bank and is similar to Ford's premium for the sport over the titanium variant

5.) I find the suspension on my Figo good enough for spirited driving, as I don't plan to track the Figo(99.5% owners won't). Ride is good, wouldn't want it any stiffer. Lowering springs are available as an aftermarket option should anyone want a proper slammed look.

6.) If Ford really wanted to make this a sporty offering, they should have made the gearbox better, as that is my number 1 grouse with the car, and a slightly heavier more feel-some steering.

7.) Side-sticker looks tacky

So to summarize, I would still buy the 1.5 Titanium+ Diesel, and carry out the MODS as per my preference.

Last edited by navin : 8th June 2017 at 10:31. Reason: added spacing between lines
bhuvan_prasad is offline   (6) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2017, 14:59   #67
BHPian
 
Motoringlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 395
Thanked: 178 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobike008 View Post
DM- Voila, your wish has come true

I hope you heard of a car called "Ameo" that comes exactly in the trim that you are wishing for "Diesel and DSG Box" except that it's not a Ford but, a VW

Now my question to you is why aren't you considering buying it?
Hey Avi - I have in the recent past owned a German (Pleasure) and a Korean (workhorse), that combination has served me well , that said, things change with a little motivation from friends like yourself

Cheers
Motoringlover is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2017, 15:45   #68
BHPian
 
dragonov007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 47
Thanked: 107 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Aspire TDCi Titanium+ owner here.I will buy it again only if Ford releases a Titanium+ variant in the future.I have listed the reasons for why that is my stand in an earlier post in the official Aspire thread,before the official review for Figo S edition came out.Allow me to add a link here for it-

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post4187914 (Ford Aspire : Official Review)

One thing I learned after reading the official review is that the ride quality hasn't suffered much due to the usage of stiffer springs.A big thumbs up to Ford for that.
dragonov007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th May 2017, 19:25   #69
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,519
Thanked: 7,195 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

This is for all those people talking about Aspire's light body shell.

This Aspire presumably with 6 airbags with 5 people onboard all of whom survived this horrible sandwich crash

https://www.thrustzone.com/ford-aspi...board-survive/

Another important and unusual point to note is all passengers where wearing their seat belt which clearly drives home the point; Seat belt saves lives
mobike008 is offline   (9) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th May 2017, 22:30   #70
BHPian
 
samaspire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Manipal / Udupi
Posts: 874
Thanked: 2,092 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

I had posted this image in the official thread of the Aspire.

Figo Trend t-boned by truck, and passengers walked away without a scratch.

Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?-img20160731wa0001.jpg

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post4025488 (Ford Aspire : Official Review)
samaspire is offline   (11) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 30th May 2017, 10:04   #71
BHPian
 
samaspire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Manipal / Udupi
Posts: 874
Thanked: 2,092 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobike008 View Post
This is for all those people talking about Aspire's light body shell.

This Aspire presumably with 6 airbags with 5 people onboard...
Just noticed that this is a Figo, not the Aspire. Note the black interiors, fixed rear headrests and rear wiper.

Also may not be the Titanium+ as only the front airbags are visible. And what looks like the MyFord Dock is also visible in the front.
samaspire is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2017, 17:52   #72
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 29
Thanked: 17 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Voted YES.

I own the Figo 1.5D and I just love my car.

The factors i mostly looked at while purchasing are:
1) Fun-To-Drive factor
2) Handling
3) Frugal ownership
4) Magic feel when you hold the steering wheel

This car ticks all the above boxes perfectly. Those who have driven it hard know that grin it plants on the face. I have seen it on my Dad's(he owns the Swift Dzire(D)). and friends'(owners of i20 elite, baleno, ritz) faces.

Sure, it has its share of quirks,
1) Clutch travel long and springy.
2) Slightly notchy gearbox.
3) Build quality not upto the par.
4) Not so sharp steering.
5) Anti-stall makes you wonder a little what is happening at crawling speeds.
6) Not-so-Wow-interiors
7) Back seat require a little more longer and raised under-thigh support

At the given pricepoint it is a terrific package. And if I was purchasing in the market today, the Figo S 1.5D would be my choice. I am envious of those who are going to buy it.

Shared my 2 pence.
prithvibelli is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2017, 14:19   #73
RGK
Senior - BHPian
 
RGK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: DPM and CHN
Posts: 1,351
Thanked: 200 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Voted "Yes". I own a 1st Gen Figo D and have completely understood the nitty-gritty of this brand. Have built a strong relationship with the service centre/manufacturer (medium and senior level connect) and the maintenance costs have become cheaper now.

Apart from this, I like its 1.5 engine and driveability.

Planning to upgrade to Aspire, but not sure about Sports edition.

@Mobike008 - What is the mileage when driven at 3 digit speeds?
RGK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th June 2017, 12:18   #74
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,519
Thanked: 7,195 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGK View Post
@Mobike008 - What is the mileage when driven at 3 digit speeds?
Well, I'm a spirited driver 95% of time with a rather heavy foot. The maximum FE that I got was 18.5kmpl and worst was 14.5kmpl

Infact, best mileage was over last weekend trip of 1450kms. During the onward journey got 18.5kmpl despite keeping a crisp pace (Hyderabad to Pune, 585kms in 9.5 hours)

If you like to enjoy the car for what it's built then dont expect more than 16kmpl-17kmpl which according to me is fantastic fuel efficiency
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2017, 19:57   #75
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Bombay
Posts: 127
Thanked: 685 Times
Default Re: Would you buy the Ford Figo / Aspire Sports Edition?

No.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post4218056 (Maruti Baleno RS : Official Review)

TL;DR: Baleno RS.
ach1lles is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford Figo Sports Edition : Official Review Vid6639 Official New Car Reviews 133 24th July 2017 09:37
Would you buy a limited edition variant? girishglg The Indian Car Scene 74 27th February 2016 08:20
Would you buy this? Ferrari Opus (diamante edition) Alfa Romeo Shifting gears 0 2nd December 2011 15:18
if you were to buy, which one would you pick _Crazi4Speed_ The International Automotive Scene 4 3rd March 2004 06:41


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:47.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks