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Old 13th March 2019, 19:47   #361
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Overall I am mighty impressed with this vehicle, it's driver centric. Had it been a Maruti, this would have easily done 10k+ figures. I am eyeing the titanium model which comes to 8.41L OTR (including 3rd & 4th year warranty with RSA). If this had an AT, I would have booked it eyes closed, but that for now is a good-to-have feature for me rather than must-have.
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I was just about to point out that you made a mistake in the pricing as the Titanium petrol is sub 8 lakhs till I realized how much Karnataka RTO charges :O

Same car in Mumbai is around 7.8 lakhs without any discounts. Thats a crazy difference.

But yes don't worry about the Fuel economy. My dad has this car and he gets around 12 - 13 in the city and around 15 on the highway.

I haven't driven the car much but its very planted on the highway. My Ignis has a similar stance but its so much lighter that you can really feel the difference on the highway.

The only negative I don't like is that the Titanium version doesn't have Android Auto support and the built in maps is pretty useless. Also the Touchscreen lags quite a bit. Aside from that my dad is pretty happy with the car and if given a choice I would have chosen the Freestyle over the Ignis if I had the budget.
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Got engine undershield for my car. Material of the part is not even proper plastic. Material seems similar to that of rear parcel tray. It can protect engine parts from flying debris only, don't expect anything more
This cover will definitely help you protect your engine bay compartment from flying objects and dust, but don't you think, it will also reduce the air entry from below, leading to rise in engine temperature than usual.

Do share your experience about that under cover
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One needs to be careful about what kind of material is used to make this kind of shield. Ideally it has to be heat and fire resistant else one runs a risk of fire or engine overheating (depends how it covers the engine bay).
I donít see a point installing such contraptions, a fabricated metal plate would have been a better choice.
This is an official Ford accessory. I think they would have tested for these things.
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This cover will definitely help you protect your engine bay compartment from flying objects and dust, but don't you think, it will also reduce the air entry from below, leading to rise in engine temperature than usual.

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This is an official Ford accessory. I think they would have tested for these things.
I don't think so. My Punto had this engine cover (solid 4 mm thickness sheet metal). Even my Honda City (current generation) is equipped with plastic engine cover. Heat dissipation may not be an issue I guess.

As TheCelestial rightly pointed out, this is official accessory from Ford. In order to safeguard oil sump and turbo, this engine cover is must IMO. Please have a look at these threads :

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/stree...underbody.html (Stone destroys my car's underbody)
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techn...ml#post3284732 (Underbody Hit & Cracked Sump : Implications, Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities)


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One needs to be careful about what kind of material is used to make this kind of shield. Ideally it has to be heat and fire resistant else one runs a risk of fire or engine overheating (depends how it covers the engine bay).
You have given me a reason to worry. Definitely this part is not fire resistant.
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how much are automakers going to lose, by adding a solid metal plate as underbody shield (full marks to FIAT, the linea/punto had it as standard right from the beginning) ??
Either add it to the cost of the car or sell it as add-on accessory.

How hard can it be ?
(excuses like it will affect cooling of the engine bay, is total BS)
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