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Everything posted by rahulgupta3101

  1. Hi all Figo owners, What is the update of your vehicles? It has been quite some time. Request you all to put up some updates on your beloved figo's!!
  2. It seems in all probability that launch is on 17th. Source : Various other forums like TAI and Team-BHP. However, there are few speculations that Ford might price the titanium diesel close to 10L, making it 11 - 11.5 OTR in different cities. IMHO, touching and going beyond this price territory with a sub 4m vehicle is going to kill it.
  3. Hi librankur, You are right that, there is an agreement between the two companies on pricing of shared products, but differs from your analogy of it. The arrangement is that the products of the original manufacturer will be priced higher, irrespective of whenever they enter the market. This translates in the fact that the products like Scala and Pulse are all Renault original products and hence are priced higher than Nissan counterparts and vice-versa.
  4. OMG!! T-jet at 7.6L! This is for sure one of the best driving machines, this side of 10L. One thing, I feel disappointed about is that there is no excitement among the newsmakers/auto-journalists on this. Just hope, to see Fiat's future changes in Indian industry and in a positive sense!
  5. It is good to know that the initial response is positive. Does anybody has some concrete info on launch dates? It seems like ages
  6. Yes, your point came across quite clear. Indeed, that will immensely help in reducing the upkeep costs of the vehicle. Now, there is so much confusion around related to launch dates and I have seen 3 different dates doing the rumours.The fun part is, nobody has a concrete/trusted source of the dates doing the news.It seems only Henry ford himself knows, when is ES hitting showrooms..
  7. Good indications that launch is just round the corner!!! Any news on unofficial/official bookings?
  8. This style of manufacturing has been used by Ford for quite some time now. It basically means, sharing of some parts with multiple models being produced by Ford. It is also referred as "Common parts bin", like picking up usable bits of Fiesta for Figo and alike models. For instance, there is much sharing between engine, mechanicals and interiors in the New Fiesta and the upcoming Ecosport. And, I inquired about the bookings at my local dealer, to which he denied and said, only after the launch which is supposedly on 11th, this month.
  9. +1 to that. States is all about big,macho and muscular. The pics justify those adjectives well.
  10. Man oh Man!! A true driver's car in the hands of a drving enthusiast is indeed a killer proposition. A very detailed and straight from the heart review coupled with brilliant pics. Enjoyed reading it, and now waiting for the "Michelin" experience which is coming up shortly!!
  11. Sure! I am just unable to pull out time to do it. It will be coming shortly with snaps!!
  12. Finally, the complete test drive by Renuka. As always, amazing compilation and such natural flow of delivery, no one does it better. It is unbiased and brings all the +ves and -ves on the table for anyone to make a choice!!
  13. hi PlatzdaTurbo, A very nice write-up of the way your dull day turned into a complete dream. I was just trying to imagine your facial expression, when your dad drove into the Audi showroom. And nice pics of the German beauty.Do add the service costs till now (if possible) or any issues faced. It might help people on the forum looking to buy one of these. Happy motoring!
  14. Hi all, I have my own apprehensions about the product.Reviews confirm that the product has a lot of "Made in China" parts as standard and the quality is "El-cheapo", whereas Ertiga's cabin is far better. During the test drive , the AC kept doing ON/OFF and the NVH is pretty bad. I don't think, it is going to shake Maruti's number soon.
  15. I am still unable to comprehend with the fact that 1.5(P) will also be coming with manual transmission.There was news around that, it will only be offered with the Auto-box. Now, ES should have a wide range in pricing, with so many variants and engine options.
  16. hi Sstar, Our Swift D also gives around 17 with AC, but when operating in heavy congestion like Chandni chowk streets and alike, FE often drops to 15Kmpl. In winters though, with carefeul driving, 20Kmpl is achievable. On i20, my friend used to traverse daily from Kalkaji to Noida, and got 18Kmpl in winters.(i20 has a slightly bigger heart than Swift/Ritz D which could be playing it's part.)
  17. hi, I have just bought a Swift and the ownership review is following shortly. As of now, I can tell you that since your highway running is equal to the city drive you do, it would be highly recommended that you go in for something more safe like European cars. Your running is almost entering diesel buying segment and as you said that it can increase in future, so go in for that. You could look at VW Polo, Punto or Fabia. Maruti and Hyundai are fine, but when you do high speed driving there is nothing that comes even close to the German engineering. I have read it and felt it a thousand times. Feel free to take a test drive and then take a call.
  18. Perfect answer mate. I am eagerly waiting for the Ford's Ecosport which looks great on paper. The available options in this segment are nothing but the Duster. Ertiga is not the kind of vehicle you would take for light off-roading too. None of the sedans are updated and are due for updation sans New Fiesta and Verna. I would strongly recommend to wait for Ecosport before finalizing your next ride.
  19. Hi, I concur with you on this. The air has been around for a while about the puny oil burner from Maruti, but no spy images of alto being tested with this or any other MS model. Hope it is not mere rumors and Maruti is up for something serious.
  20. Hi, I am planning to upload some pics of my Ford Ikon in the respective thread, but the above link directs me to the login page. Has the link been renamed or moved to some other location? Please help with the link dealing with pics uploading process.
  21. hi All, My vehicle is sold now. Other members can continue with their Figo ownership review. In between, we have acquired a Snow white - Swift diesel. Though, I am not a big fan of Maruti's, still have to live with it now as it has joined the family.
  22. hi All, The ride is sold now. request mods to close the thread.
  23. hi, As you are looking for a car that can handle off as well as on-roads equally, then XUV500 will do the job just fine. Only if you are planning serious off-roading, consider Pajero. You can also consider new Ford Endeavour. It will cost a little above your mentioned budget, but you will get a car that can handle both scenarios quite efficiently.
  24. I didn't know that. Apologies. Can you tell me the alternative ways on how interested buyers can contact me? It would be helpful.
  25. hi, The daily running of my figo has increased and has clocked close to 20000 kms in just more than two years. we have decided to sell it and go in for a diesel model. I have placed an Ad in the trader section of our forum. Those interested, feel free to contact me. The link to my ad is : http://forum.autocarindia.com/index.php?/topic/8888-for-sale-my-ford-figo-12-zxi-2010-contact-9811827436/