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Old 10th December 2018, 09:52   #76
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Update: Replaced clutch assembly.

Clutch was a bit hard, so finally decided to get it overhauled even though the advisors at FASS were of the opinion that I can get it overhauled at a later stage. But since it was somewhat uneasy in bumper to bumper traffic, I went ahead with the replacement. Following parts were replaced:

• Clutch plate
• Pressure plate
• Release bearing
• Clutch/ brake fluid

During replacement it was found that only the pressure plate was worn out and the clutch plate was fine but since Ford supplies both the plates as a combo, replaced both of them along with the release bearing. As is the norm, fresh clutch fluid was replenished.

Glad that the clutch lasted these many kms even though the car was driven by various drivers.
Time took to complete the job: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Cost of parts: 5,000/-
Labour: 2,500/-

As expected, clutch has been very soft and is a joy to use

Total amount paid: 7,500/-(for clutch overhaul)
Total amount paid: 35,400/-(till date)

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Old 24th April 2019, 23:36   #77
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80,000 kms service update:

The above mentioned service was carried out on 8th April when the odometer was at 79,800 kms. It took a year to complete the last 10k kms. The following parts were replaced during this service.

• Engine oil
• Oil filter
• Air filter
• A.C/ Cabin filter
• Sump plug gasket

Wheel alignment was also carried out during this service because there was a slight pull towards the left.

The past one year was quite eventful and there were quite a lot of non-scheduled replacements. Front shocks and radiator fan(goodwill warranty) were replaced along with all the four tyres. A month later engine mounting and gearbox mountings were replaced under partial warranty. And in next month decided to get the clutch assembly replaced as the clutch was bit hard to operate. Although the clutch is softer as compared to the previous set, but it is not as soft as one would expect from a new clutch. So all in all the car kept me busy and my pocket lighter during the last year.


The total cost of service till 70k was approx 22,000/- whereas the cost for the last 10k kms alone was nearly 13,500/-. Apart from the above mentioned replacements the car has been performing brilliantly and hopefully there won't be any more non-scheduled replacements in the near future.

For the records, fuel efficiency is approx 17-18 kmpl with A.C.(90%) in the city and 21-22 kmpl on the highway with A.C on all the time.

Total amount paid: 2,900/-(for this service)
Total amount paid: 38,300/- (till date)

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Just a month ago I went with a major servicing of a Santro Xing belonging to my extended family. I went to a 3rd party multi brand workshop so I had the liberty to select between OEM or Genuine Hyundai packages.

Even when compared to OEM for that Santro, prices of Ford Aspire genuine spares listed here are dead cheap. Too bad this car didn't grab much sales number since maintenance is definitely cheaper than its main competition, Maruti Suzuki DZire
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Dear auto_enthusiast,


I got Ford Figo Aspire Titanium (Diesel) based on this Long Term Ownership thread (your thread was one of the main contributors for finalizing my 3 months brainstorming).


I have not been let down by the above decision, Thanks a lot for this detailed thread on Diesel Aspire.

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Dear auto_enthusiast,


I got Ford Figo Aspire Titanium (Diesel) based on this Long Term Ownership thread (your thread was one of the main contributors for finalizing my 3 months brainstorming).


I have not been let down by the above decision, Thanks a lot for this detailed thread on Diesel Aspire.

Congratulations Thyag for purchasing one of the best compact sedan.

Glad that this thread was helpful in making your purchase decision.

So now can we expect an ownership review from you so that other members can also benefit from it.

Enjoy your ride
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Congratulations Thyag for purchasing one of the best compact sedan.

Glad that this thread was helpful in making your purchase decision.

So now can we expect an ownership review from you so that other members can also benefit from it.

Enjoy your ride
I am working on the ownership review, soon it will be posted in long term ownership section.

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Finally!!!

Got rid of the yellow number plates

Transferred from Taxi registration to Private registration last month. Since the car was no longer used for commercial purposes, wanted to transfer it long time ago but because of the three-year-lock-in period, could not do so earlier. I must say that some of the rules and regulations of RTO are plain hopeless. What's with this rule that once you register a car as a 'Taxi' you cannot transfer it to private registration unless you complete three years. But happy that finally the car is now registered as a private vehicle.

Now coming to the car.

As usual, the car has been performing flawlessly and this was one of the reasons not to sell it. At one point I was even thinking of selling it because of the long delay in getting it registered to a private vehicle but since there was no issues with it, decided not to sell and continue with the yellow number plates for few more months. Glad that I held on to it

Odo currently stands at 85k kms. Concluded a 900 kms trip to Surat-Pune-Surat last week. Car was consistently driven at 100+ kmph speed, wherever roads permitted and the performance was brilliant. Fuel efficiency for the trip was 22 kmpl.

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90,000 kms service update:

It took more than 18 months to complete the last 10k kms, more so because of the lockdown. At the time of service the odo stood at 90,400 kms. Below mentioned parts were replaced during this service.

Engine oil
Oil filter
Air filter
Diesel filter
Bushes of 1 Injector and it's 'O' ring seal
Sump plug gasket

Two days prior to the service, heard a feeble noise from the engine bay and upon inspection by the SA, the bushes of 1 Injector and it's 'O' ring seal had gone kaput and diesel was leaking from there. Cost of replacement, including labour was approx 700. Apart from this unscheduled repair, only routine maintenance was carried out during this service. Rest everything is holding up tight and the car has been performing brilliantly

Total cost was 5,000 but due to ongoing discount of 20% on parts and labour, the total bill came to 4,000 only.

Total amount paid: 4,000/-(for this service)
Total amount paid: 42,300/- (till date)
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1,00,000 kms service update:

This service was carried out on 07.04.21 when the Odo was at 99k kms. We were embarking on a 2300 kms trip to Rajasthan, that's why carried out the service a tad earlier. This was my second trip to Rajasthan in Aspire in less than 20 days. Because of the pandemic and the risks associated with public transport, all my trips to Mumbai and other places were covered by car and as a result the last 12k kms were covered in a little more than 5 months.

Below mentioned parts were replaced/serviced this time.

Engine oil
Oil filter
Air filter
Sump plug gasket
Battery
A.C. servicing


A.C was not cooling properly and therefore got the A.C serviced for the first time since buying the car. Now it's back to chilling the cabin in no time. Cost 1800/-

Checked the battery health and it showed signs of being weak. Replaced it cause I did not want to take chances on such a long road trip. Cost of new battery was 4000/- and buyback of old battery was 500/- but since summer camp was going on, got a buyback of 1300/-. So the net price of the new battery with 1 year warranty was 2700/- only.

This time went for Mobil 5W-30 X1 FE 3000 series engine oil which meets the specifications and is approved by Ford India. Purchased it from the distributor and got a good deal. MRP 2500/-. Distributor selling price 1800/-

The car feels tight as ever and was a hoot to drive on our national highway, especially on the roads in Rajasthan. FE for the whole trip was 21-22 kmpl with speedo between 110-120 kmph most of the time.

Total amount paid: 7,700/-(for this service)
Total amount paid: 50,000/- (till date)


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1,00,000 kms service update:
Congratulations on the milestone of 1 lakh km.

With a maintenance cost of just 0.5 rupees per km, I am sure no other manufacturer is cheaper than the ford to maintain.

There is no justice in a 1 lakh km update without the pics of the car. Do post pics.
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