Got my Figo TDCi EXi by last Thursday. I was kinda excited to get hold of the car, because it was said that it will be delivered on Monday and god delayed since form20 was missing in docs sent from my Bank. So had to wait a couple of more days to sort it out, and finally my Figo was ready and registered by Thursday evening 5PM.
Had been planning to buy a car for past few months. At first I was planning to go for a petrol car since it costs less :P, and had almost booked an i10. The same day petrol prices got high and so I shuffled back to Diesel and if it was diesel then my only option was Figo. My friends owned it and it was a super car to fall in love with, and it was my first love too.
Every one in my family advised me to go for a swift, but I don’t think its worth the waiting and has no value for the money that I am paying. So it was Figo for sure. My friend always said that “Buying a car is like getting married, so there may be situations where you have to compromise. But there may be love at first sights too..” mine was the love at first sight and so it was easy for me to ignore many comments raised by people and relatives. Common comments against Figo and Ford:
Car is not a style machine
Never buy Ford!!! Ford is gonna shutdown next Sunday!!!
Ford parts and maintenance costs more.
Ford Service sucks [Like he owned a Ford before.. as a matter of fact many don’t even have a car to make this comment]
If its diesel then go for Punto/Swift/Ritz.
Figo TDCi is not fuel efficient, and do not have a turbo lag!!! [Yes one of the guys told me that only the above group has turbo .. that's why they are superior over petrol and diesel Figo]
Looks good, there is noting to hate or love in the car
Loved the OEM
Music system and its quality[Ford had removed the same from EXi version and me added it as an accessory]
Lots of space inside and in boot area
TDCi is proven on Fiesta and there are like a 100000 Figos on-road by now
In cochin Kirali Ford is the only dealer. Sales guys are good, they want to sell the car. But didn’t offer a thing.”If you want the car then you have to “ kind attitude. On long bargains and debates they settled me in by offering the “essential pack [Mud flaps + floor mats ]” + “Sun Film”. This is from Kirali Ford, but I had also tried the same at PVS ford Kannur, Their bill is 3k more than what I got at Kirali Ford Cochin. When I mentioned that to sales Girl at Kannur, she said “Sir then you please go ahead and get the car from cochin”. So I settled for Kirali Ford Cochin. The sales representative was good and helped me by dealing directly with the bank on many occasions. They couried invoice a couple of times directly to the bank and did it on the same day they were asked to do it. Felt comfortable with this kind of approach and sales team was friendly enough. In general
Explains every detail and difference between different models
After sales support is good
Willing to help and assist on phone
Didn't explain vehicle in detail
Didn’t even care to explain radiator coolant and its min and max levels.
My Audio manual was missing, when I asked about it they told me that its not being bundle with the music system when its ordered separately. I guess its a bad lie.
Accessories that I bought at Ford
Door handle and ORVM body colored painting
Chrome Finish in radiator Grill
USB Cable for Audio system
Accessories that I bought Outside
Universal floor mat
Got the car on 27th of October, its a fun to drive car. I am not myself a big driver and this is my first car too, so I am not the best person to comment about the performance and all. True opinion is its too good to drive in city and a good one to cruise on a highway. Car has now run 997KM. I love its steering and the small hissing sound that comes from the steering(I guess they are from the hydraulic pump of the power steering control). Steering feedback is good, I had drove my friends swift, swift has got a lighter steering and not a good feedback too.
What I love the most
No Turbo Lag, turbo is liner. I guess ford is using “E-Boosting” in lower RPM and switching to exhaust pressure at higher. You will feel a pull around 2500 and I guess its where the exhaust takes off from the e-Booster.
Boot space, best in its class
Auto lock @7km/hour
enough leg rooms for both front and rear passengers
Boot opening in remote
programmable remote control
If we unlock the door using remote and didn’t open the door then it automatically locks back after 45 sec.
Well sound insulated cabin.
Fog lamp/head light switch.. I don’t know why I love it.. but I love it
What I hate little
Head lights could have been more power-full
Turn indicators and Hi/Low beam on same switch. Which turns on the indicator or lane change lights when we switch from Hi to Low or Low to Hi beams.
No rear power windows
Engine noise from outside makes you feel like you are near a Truck.