Almost a year, 12000 kms on Odo, Ford's smallest car in India. Handling
Pure bliss, amazing handling, good breaks (due to sudden breaking I was rammed twice from behind once Innova), steering feedback is great, good tire grip. Engine
Very responsive engine with no turbo lag in city. Refined engine though not in the league of new Swift and i20 but once attain optimum temperature range, its super smooth. Clatter doesn't filter in cabin, good insulation. Ample power on highways till 120, car reaches 80 in no time. FE
I am heavy footed drivers (Taxi guys say punja mar driver) and I have got 20 on highways and 16 in city. I have never driven car glasses rolled down hence always AC and heater (during winters). Issues
: Rattle from rear seat hinges
: Was attended perfectly and no sound from anywhere at the moment. I drove car almost for 1000 kms on worst possible roads. Excessive engine oil consumption
: Car is under observation till 14000 kms at the interval of 1000 kms. Previously oil was topped free of cost Ground clearance
: In DDA flats, there are car breakers and I have be careful with full load. Feeling like
the person who constructed these Service Cost:
Two oil change one @2500 kms and another @10000.
Cost of both the services: 1900+1550= 3450 with 7.6 liter oil, filter change, fuel additive. Quality of service
Quality of was good, car was washed neatly, interiors were polished with some shiner. Over all staff is very good. As soon as car arrives at the service station, car is attended by the service adviser. Facilities in Customer Lounge
TV, AC, Attached toilet though not very clean but still okay, water, tea and coffee at regular interval. Water is Aqua Guard. Pampering
I bought formula one wax, vinyl leather polish, polish for dash and other fiber parts, 3 M teflon coating, and fire extinguisher for emergency. Once in a month I spend 2 hours cleaning inside out, polishing interiors, 3 m polish on outside and then wax. What I Like
Handling, space (good for 5.9-10 at front and back).
Suspension is good.
Build is good and at par with the segment
ICE is one of the best stock
Driving position is ergonomically. Virtually no blind spot, clear view of bonnet
Placement of dash is great for road view. What I miss
Steering adjustment for reach, height is not an issue.
USB slot but I generally use Aux in when using i Pod touch.
60-40 rear seat split. What I didn't like
Really a low slung car with getting in and out can be problematic with persons who have bad back or expecting mothers as for them squatting is not easy. But then this is applicable to all the hatches except Fabia (correct me if I am wrong) Blessing in disguise
Rear manual windows are blessings in case of hazard and owner is stuck side the car, one can roll the glasses and come out.
So far I have set in back seat only once for 10 minutes, hence I spend 100 % time in the front.
Figo is good car with VFM
tag and cost less than most cars in the segment.
These days’ Figo in general and white in particular is very common. Ford should come up with upgrade but this is unlikely as Ford is busy with Eco Sports till end of this year. That means Figo with no real upgrade for three years and still selling strong is testimony of how wonderful car is.