Probably some of you are aware that we have a Wagon-R which is mostly use by my sister. It was her second car (as she ended up in stage to sell her previous M800) and was there for more than 5 years now. I have to tell this again, Wagon R is really an awesome family car
. As my nephew started his schools, he was traveling quiet a lot in the morning and evening. My bro-in-law is in merchant navy and hence will be at home every alternative months during which he drives a lot. Add to this, it was time to change tyres, insurance and to do some body dent works. The initial plan was to get a new Blue Eyed boy! Yes, I mean it, a WagonR again. However, considering everything we decided to go for a diesel hatch, which should be a VFM
car. No wonder, we ended up with Ford Figo 1.4 Duratorq Diesel ZXI
Last couple of weeks was really tough for me, coordinating the test drives and showroom visits over the phone from here. She never liked Ford when i suggested. He was in love with i20
. But knowing her usage style, I was sort of discouraging her from that. For Swift Diesel, you have to wait for ages! Her hus didn't liked the rear design of Ritz. TATA Manza was also there on consideration, but was ruled out for its size. Then I had to force her and her Hus to go to the Ford showroom and test drive the Figo. Voila! Both of them were equally impressed by Figo. Since I was connected over the phone when there were doing the test drive (technology rocks!, I have a cheap GSM connection from one of the Mobile Virtual Network Operator), the decision to book Figo was done then and there. We opted for Diamond White color. I was little bit sad that they didn't opt for Titanium though.
Both my Sis & bro-in-law drove the car. Form the test drive: The Figo diesel Engine simply rocks. Its response is one of the top in its class. Interior is spacious with a big storage space under the hatch! That's what matters for ladies. We opted for balck interior as both of them didn't like the reddish dash board. Since the white color comes with this dash baord, we had to book our car and have to wait for 7 days! come on its just 7 days. We booked our car last Monday (12th Jul). Wed evening, my bro-in-law got a call form showroom confirming that the car will reach showroom by SAT and will be delivered the very next week! Finally:
Our Ford Figo 1.4 Duratorq Diesel ZXI Diamond White
will be delivered today (21st Jul)
I will keep you guys updated with the latest news.