rahulgupta3101

Ownership Experience : Ford Figo

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Delivery manager attended us in short notice and hospitality on offer was surprising. He himself helped in finalizing all the paperwork and then an executive explained all the features...and there we were almost done..  smiley20.gif

 

Thats something!

I got my 1.4 zxi from Bhavana Ford ' date=' Navi Mumbai.Their service was no where close to what you got.It was strictly ok, not too good and not too bad.
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How is your experience with the car and what's the FE you are getting currently ???

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How is your experience with the car and what's the FE you are getting currently ???

Car is absolute fun to drive..its been only 2 days , but no complains so far.

 

Today morning I did a tankful.DTE before filling was 242, and she drank 27.19 litres of diesel after which the DTE increased to 567. Which means ,as per DTE, my average is (567-242)/27.19 = 11.95 kmpl. There could be a big error margin here considering I have only done 250kms till now.But still not bad, considering its my first car,its first service is still due,and the fact that they say DTE is a pessimist.

 

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FE of the diesel shall improve with the first service and more so as it is a diesel...may be you were too hard on the gas for the new engine...

Give it little time and some km's on the odo for the engine to set-in....

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Congrats for laying your hands down on the new Ford Figo.

I'm seeing the American Giant is fastly capturing the hearts of the Indians, to which Japaneese & Koreans ruled earlier.

Waiting for the pics man.. 

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Thanks everyonesmiley1.gif

 I wanted to post her pics yesterday, but was heck busy till late night.Will try to post them today evening..

 

 

hearty congrats to you.....
please post some pics and the plus/minuses you are noticing....

Thanks Rahul.Some plus/minuses noticed in the 250 odd kms of drive:

+ve :

 -Handling is superb - both on highways and city

 -Can stay in 3rd gear in normal, moving city traffic with no hassle.In fact I pull off my feet  from the accelerator and she chugs along merrily at about 22kmph..Love it!

- Seats are very comfortable.Esp back seats.

- Takes most of the road bumps with ease

 - I actually liked the coral dash.It grows on you steadily.

 

-ves:

-Engine is noisy and somewhat rattles below 1300-1400 rpm, though the sound doesn't intrude inside.

-Low mids are not reproduced well in the music system.So rock and metal music cant be enjoyed much.But Blues/instrumental/bolly songs sound great.

-Tyres are noisy on rough/concrete roads.Mine came with Goodyear GT3 's, and I heard its typical of them.Which ones did you get?do you find them noisy?

-My car is of sea gray color, and its a dust magnet!smiley7.gif

 

 

Cheers!

  

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@amjustadreamer
Figo in diesel vesion and mileage is around 12 smiley3.gif
I guess once the first service is done you can count correct mileage.

 

12kmpl is as per DTE.It will show higher figures if most of your past driving was sedate and on highway, but it will show lower figures if most part of your past driving was spent in traffic jams.

 

Now, in my case, I had gone to the fuel pump with most of my "recent past" driving in the city, and also lots of idling time, as I showed off the car features to friends.So when I put 27.19 liters of fuel, the DTE was calculated based on the fact that most of my past driving included lower gears and lots of idling.Hence it showed lower value and hence the lower FE figures.

But most of my driving NOW is  on highways, with 4th and 5th gear, so the DTE numbers go down slowly.Like today morning I covered 43kms, but the DTE went down only by around 15kms.

 

I am not sure how exactly  the internal algorithmic logic in DTE calculation works, but one thing is sure that it is adaptive and it keeps learning steadily and comes up with the figures based on your "recent past" driving style. Now, how MUCH of the "recent past" is considered for coming up with final DTE figures is known only to Ford.

 

Thats my 2cents.

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Figos are reported to be having a mild Design fault/glitch which takes the toll for technical things too,

-Front Bumper Short Overhang & less gap between front bumper lower Grille & AC Condenser Coil, takes a heavy toll under mild hitting too, like

 

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-Short Rear Bumper Overhang, leading to Outcoming Inner Mechanical parts to come out, on also Mild hit, like

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I think this is not the mild hit.  My figo was hit while it was parked and it was hit too hard by another car (the culprit car sped away) but the bumper is at his place (just a very litte paint has peeled off like spots) and there is a small dent on the bonnet.

I am unable to locate my own thread of FIGO smiley3.gif.  Since yesterday searched everywhere and its not found.
anuprav2010-06-02 06:34:42

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@anuprav I too didn't found your thread. There is only one thread of figo ownership other than this which is started by amjustdreamer.

How hard is your car hit?

Are you planning to use any dent/scratch removers available in the market on it..

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My thread has been lost in this forum. I was the first one to buy FIGO in the month of March. I would have to post it again now.

@Rahul select the link from the image shack the first one for the forum codes and then you will get the picture displayed.

Someone hit the car when it was parked at my home.  Dent is very small so no worry will continue like this and may be I will get the bumper painted again as there are small spots.  As luck would have it no major damage.  Headlight is also intact, just a small scratch on it.

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It's really fortunate that no major damage is done....

Please start the thread again if you can, so that there are some place where the figo owners can have a common discussion platform...

btw I am still unable to post the pics....resizing and posting can's find...

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you go to image shack and when you click on browse then below that is the option re size click on that and then the various codes will appear and select that particular option for forum codes (cut and paste on the thread.

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Figos are reported to be having a mild Design fault/glitch which takes the toll for technical things too' date='

-Front Bumper Short Overhang & less gap between front bumper lower Grille & AC Condenser Coil, takes a heavy toll under mild hitting too, like

  -Short Rear Bumper Overhang, leading to Outcoming Inner Mechanical parts to come out, on also Mild hit, like

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The absence of a proper front bumper was THE thing running at back of my mind when I had finalized on Figo. Especially since the radiator peeks out  with the Come- I'm-here-hit-me look

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Here come the pics..

1.The front: Chunkiest element in this car.

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2.Interior: Coral dash is better than most think.I didn't like it initially, but now it feels nice.

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3.rear 1:

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4.Rear 2:

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5.From top

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6.Front: In all its glory after visit to ganpati temple in titwala

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