Hello Friends, I don’t know such thread is already running or not and I even searched for similar thread but not found on TAI
, So decided to talk about these two cars. I’m planning to Buy a Good FE hatchback with excellent drivability in 2nd or 3rd quarter of this year.
I had driven both these cars for many miles and I’m going to right my view first and my concerns later,
Depending on my concern please write your opinion or experience so I can decide with less headache. Swift: I had driven both old and new model of SWIFT both are excellent.
FE: is good in new swift my friend getting 18 to 20 kmpl
Drivability: Is good but feels like sitting inside bucket
Visibility: good no issue
Handling: Not good as FIGO(my opinion based on my driving style)
Clutch: Very nice and easy to push
Brake: ok no issues
Acceleration: I found it good no reason to say –ve
Gear shift: very short and being a safari owner found it difficult to differentiate 1st and 3rd gear some times.
Features: VDI got nothing it feels naked.
Space: front row is fine and 2nd row is bad but not worst.
GC: I think its ok compared to FIGO
Service costs: Old swift was very cheap to maintain but I don’t know about new swift. Figo: I had driven Duratorq EXI model of Figo for around 400 km till now.
FE: is good we got around 19kmpl in our trip, not sure in dense city traffic.
Drivability: for me it is Better than Swift I can say
Visibility: good but feels like I’m sitting on floor.
Handling: very nice car to drive around the corners,
Clutch: typical ford like and I’m impressed
Brake: excellent for this car
Acceleration: I found it bit sporty compared to swift
Gear shift: I’m very comfortable with this
Features: Loaded with good features, swift VDI never come closer to this, only issue is with read door windows
Space: bit difficult to get into driver seat and co-driver seat but 2nd row is very spacious compared to swift.
GC: I never had any problem but people says it is very bad
Service cost: I have no idea, please put some light on it. Impression so far: Swift:
o excellent Quality vehicle,
o tension free to maintain,
o Excellent demand for used car,
o Excellent FE
o Good road presence
o Nice cabin
o Better GC than Figo
o For 7.5+ lac we get almost zero features
o No music system
o No steering mounted controllers Figo:
Positives/compared to swift:
o Quality is ok but not sure how good it is in front of swift
o I don’t know about long term maintainability of this car (people put some light here)
o I don’t know about ford resale value, in fact I don’t care since I going to use this car minimum 4 years
o Excellent FE
o Road presence is equally good compared to other premium hatchbacks
o Cabin is good but low slung made me put some effort to get into car
o Feature are excellent for 7.2 lac on road Bangalore it will outshine Swift ZDI in all angles
o Ground clearance is the major issue for me, since I’m a SUV drive I may forget which vehicle I’m driving
People please pay attention here, please let me
know How can I increase GC if I buy this car and still
maintain warranty on suspension and bumpers.
I guess Ford is not good as Marathi in terms of A.S.S
o I guess spares are costlier than Marathi
Friends please clear my doubts(are highlighted) with good knowledge sharing since I never tasted FORD in my life.