I am back again.
A lot happened in last 1 month and I was really busy so could not update you guys.I am back here with some updates and a query :-)
I wrote the previous post when I was about to leave to book my FIGO at Mody Ford LB Nagar.I reached Mody Ford but the SR was not there,(I had informed him regarding my visit for booking in 1 day advanced).He told me to wait there for 10 minutes.I waited there for half an hour and he did not come.Being a Sunday there were very less SRs/Employees at the showroom.
After waiting for half an hour I demanded where the SR was and when I did not get any proper reply ,I got pissed off and left the showroom telling them I was no longer interested in doing business with them.
I talked to Fortune Ford Tolichowki over Phone and they immediately sent a guy to collect the booking cheque and the documents required for loan processing.The expected date for the car was told as 30th June,as I wanted Panther black and it was not available with them.
I came to know there were some problems with one of my Form-16 ,and had to send some more documents/letters over FAX to the bank,which I did.
Even after the initial hickup SBI approves my loan in 4 days flat.I got a call from SBI that My loan has been approved.I called SR at Fortne Ford immediately to inquire when is my car arriving .He says "Your car has been built in chennai,and will be coming to us in 5-6 days."
I made the downpayment of (OTR Price-loan amount),to him and told him once I PDI the vehicle ,I will give the loan check to you.
I get a call from my SR stating that a black FIGO can not be made available by 30 th and He will try to get it by second week of July.
I was ok with that too.
My SR tells me it will be another 15-20 days before I can get panther black FIGO titanium,I was furious and I told him I want to speak to the manager,he agreed to let me meet the manager and GM.I came to know that there is a shortage of titanium diesel (without red dashbord) and hence the delay.
Spoke to a friend who owns a Fiesta 1.6,and he was like 'Why are you not buying fiesta,I told him that the Fiesta diesel is out of budget and Fiesta petrol is low on mileage".He tells me "Once you drive fiesta you will forget all that mileage talk".
With a lot of arguments he convinced me to look at Fiesta again (Anyways I always loved Fiesta).
Now I have following options,
Fiesta diesel classic (Out of budget).
- Fiesta CLXI petrol (7.3 lacs OTR)
- Fiesta Petrol 1.6 (Limited Edition (EXI with CD Player,AC,Power windows,Almost everything apart from ABS and EBD) for 6.9 lacs OTR.
3.Fiesta SXI petrol (Above 8 so out of budget)
I enquired with SR and he told me I can get any of the above in 2 days,and he will take care of Bank formalities,but he made me more than aware on mileage problems with Fiesta petrol.
Now I want some feedback from Fiesta Petrol users if the mileage is that bad.Even if it stays on 9-10 ,it is acceptable for the performance 1.6 gives.Anything below 9-10 is not acceptable to me.
I know I have written a long post and may be confusing too.But I want a help friends,Again the heart says go for Fiesta and the head says wait for another 10 days and get FIGO.