Re: Ford Figo : Official Review
I'm in dire need of a 7 inch frame stereo fascia plate/frame for the Figo Aspire (pre-facelift). No shop has stock of this product, I've asked almost everywhere, from shops in my state to some shops in Delhi and Mumbai. I've got a Sony XAV 5500 stereo but no frame to fit it with. What shops do have is the 9 inch type for android stereos, that jut out of the center console and I hate that look, and I don't have plans to install android stereos as well.
If anyone could help me out here, I'd be really grateful.
Originally Posted by CripplingLeo
I am thinking of buying a used 1.5 tdci. I have some questions.
1. Should I go for freestyle or Figo?
2. What are the changes I should make in it?
3. What would be the charges involved?
A little background- I own a 5th gen Honda City. I love the high revving nature of the naturally aspirated iVtec and have pre-booked the new Verna. But am thinking of cancelling that and instead buy some 7 seater for family and get the Ford for me.
1. Freestyle anyday. Provided it is the Titanium Plus variant with the SYNC3 system. Yes, you can buy a non-titanium variant of the Freestyle or the Figo and then add a good stereo later, but you can refer to what I wrote just above this reply and understand from that, that is sometimes a hassle. Just get a Figo Aspire or Freestyle with the SYNC3 system (for the Aspire, SYNC3 was added after the 2019 facelift).
2. If you're going for the Figo/Aspire pre-facelift, the stock tyres (not for Sports version), would be 175 section, change that asap to 195 or atleast 185 section. The stock tyres do not match power available in this car. Preferably go for one with warranty on it, which you can still later decide to extend or not. Mine didn't have warranty on it, I took a risk and so far no major issues (touchwood), I also did a stage 1 driveability map and I am lining up more mods for it in the coming months.
3. Aspire (facelift) and Freestyle for T+ you can expect around 6-6.5 lacs for a good low mileage one. Figo might come a bit cheaper. The best time to buy was when Ford announced the exit and people were panic selling their Ford cars thinking they would suffer for servicing it, you could have gotten a low mileage T+ for less than 6 lacs back then. Now most owners have realised that the Figo trio cars are pretty reliable and Ford service has not yet abandoned them on the side of the road like Chevrolet, so you won't get as good a deal.
I went the same road as you did, I bought a decent condition used Ford Aspire diesel for myself, and yes it has some issues (none of them being engine related, 1.5 is very reliable touch wood), but everytime I put my foot down to make an overtake, it puts a B-I-G smile on my face. It's a shame that people did not give these cars the sales it deserved, it is exponentially
more fun to drive than something like a dzire.
Last edited by SaiSW : 12th March 2023 at 21:54.