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      Ford Figo TDCi Now 90 HP! 90,000 KM update

      Even after close to 25 days after booking the beat the dealers here had no clue when my RED LT variant could be delivered. And it was turning out to be quite difficult to manage without a car. I called up the sales manager here and he said he would enquire about the status and get back. When he was unable to "get back" even after 4 days i thought i was on my own and needed to take a decision. Cancelled the BEAT and booked the FIGO. The only requirement from the Figo was Instant delivery. All the zxi variants available had the RED dash which none in the family liked. When i enquired about the Exi variant they said a RED was available. Being my favourite colour i booked it then and there. Ford kept its promise of delivering it by 17th or 18th.


      Did around 150km in two days (Almost 100% City). The F.E seems to be hovering around the 13-14 km/l mark. Did a tank fill today evening and the Distance To Empty meter showed a range of 600km. The tank should be 45litres AFAIK. Is this ok or is there anything wrong with my driving style? Its the first Diesel experience for me and not sure if i'm doing it right. The Ford people were confident Figo would give above 18 even in city conditions. Not sure whom i should believe. Would appreciate some comments and the FE and suggestions for the run in period. Also please advice on how to drive a diesel (after years of driving petrol).

      The Engine noise is very loud outside but inside the cabin i think it is tolerable. But you will surely hear the diesel clatter. The turbo lag that is very evident in the maruti D's is very less on the TDCi. The engine pulls better after 1800rpm but below that it cant be called bad. Here again i have a doubt. I can hear a rattle like noise from the engine once the turbo starts turning. Is that normal?

      The On Road Price for the EXi Variant with 2 years extended warranty comes to around 5.25L. And i think that is real Value for money. I dont intend to hurt anyone's feeling but after spending above 3 years on T-Bhp, if i had bought the Ritz Ldi at 5.15L OTR just a month before the Figo launch i would have been the stupidest person on Earth!!!!

      I hope i have cleared all doubts.


      I'm yet to receive mudflaps and mats. They promised it would reach next week. I also want to install fog lamps. Does anyone now if wiring for fogs is done on exi variants?
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      Congratulations Gemi. Where are the pics ?
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      gemi, congrats! 18 in the city in bumper to bumper traffic is unrealistic even with the TDCi. You can expect 15-16 in the city and about 21-23 on the highway. There are techniques that you can follow to maximize fuel efficiency of a turbo diesel. E.g. dont stomp on the pedal before boost RPM. Accelerate gradually and once you feel the boost you can step on it. This will definitely improve the mileage.
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      Congrats on the new car.. Have fun and drive safe.
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      Congrats Gemi. Dont worry too much about the FE bit in the beginning. Enjoy the car for a while.
      As regarding driving tips, read up on rippergeo's tips on his thread. That is sound advice to follow even if you have a stock car.

      Get yourself and your car to one of the (I admit, infrequent) meets and someone (usually Jerry or JKdas) will have a go in your car and see if everything is as it should be.

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      Congrats on the purchase Gemi. Do post pics.

      For a know how on how to drive a diesel, do go through Ripper's thread.
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      Gemi, Congrats! Cant wait to see the red figo. And yes, Ripper's thread on driving a diesel is a must read. It helped me a lot when I bought a diesel after a decade of driving petrols 8-)

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      woooww..we already have a figo on gearheads..congrats Gemithomas.

      you are doing this thread injustice if you don't have pix on it yet. please do that asap.

      enjoy driving it and we will look fwd for your user report.
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      Gemi, please post your pics immediately, else i will call Hrishi(HRAG) to dish you a infraction. Just Kidding

      Post the pics bro.
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