Dwarika Tripathy on 23 Jul, 2010 at 10:41 PM
I tried the 1.4 TDCI and was surprised with the performance and smoothness of the engine. FYI I drive an 1.3Lts 85BHP Esteem and I am a enthusiast driver.
Yes it was slower to my esteem but it was smoother and was decent. I could reach 140KMPH easily and I believe claimed top speed of 160KMPH is doable as againt 165+ on my esteem. This is a better top speed as compared to the FIAT 1.3multijet engine powering FIAT palio, punto, maruti Swift and Ritz and Tata Indica Vista. Also you never notice the turbo lag on this as against FIAT multijet.
Control was superb compared to others and its more feature rich car.
Gururaj on 29 Mar, 2010 at 10:05 AM
I took TD of Figo on 25/03/2010; I really agrees with comments by paraglider.. some of the facts which i noticed are as..
Pros: 1) Good looking Instrument panel
2) Good interriors; comfertable seating
3) Very smooth gear shifting
4) compitative pricing
Cons: 1) Sluggish engine; after putting on 1st gear and releasing of clutch....it wont roll even...( response of engine is too low!)
2) even topend model is not provided with Rear power windows and head rests!!
3) Ground Clearance is less..which led me hitting car bottom to all speed brakers in my colony( even at low speeds )..!!
4) Milage claimed by sales engineer is around 18kmpl on highways for Diesel..which is not attarctive milage as far as diesel engines are concerned.
in total; Figo is not satisfactory; as it was much awaited by car lovers high expectations
Parag on 29 Mar, 2010 at 07:45 AM
I have done 2 testdrives on the Figo. On the exterior, its a typical Ford, nothing to get a unique nod. But from inside its beautiful. The layout is good. Just that the turn indicators are on the wrong side of the steering wheel, so you end up starting the vipers. But I guess you would get used to this.
The car has a big car feel to it. Shut the doors ans start the engine. I bet you will not know when its started. Super silent, impressive. Put on the ac. Engage the 1st and get it rolling. So far so good. Now I suggest try to accelerate in the 2nd. This is where you will feel the absolute lack of power. You floor the pedal and nothing happens. There is just no power. The car needs a better low end torque, as most of the driving in the city happens in 2nd and 3rd, opting for the 4th for about a 100 mtr between signals.
The steering also felt a little stiff as compared to the other hatchbacks. Surprise Surprise, its a Hydraulic power steering and NOT Electronic power steering. Which basically means that the power to feed your steering comes from the engine. So there is always a power loss due to which there will be reduced torque and the mileage will also be reduced.
My final decision was not to go in for the Figo, no matter what the auto magazines said. Its low on power, will give about 10.3 kmpl in city, costlier than the competition, higher on maintenance and service.
Figo guys: Good work on features and interiors, but retune the engine and gear ratios.
Cyrus Sanches on 29 Mar, 2010 at 07:06 AM
The Figo is a teenage Fiesta, so the mileage will be good, considering the ancestry, and Ford cars are always drivers cars. The problem lies in the service and cost of spares which are tire - some.
Praveen Tyagi on 28 Mar, 2010 at 10:22 PM
Boot opener is on the driver side. Rear Window half opening is for protecting children.
Gopinath on 28 Mar, 2010 at 06:28 PM
I am not sure if this reviewer did test figo or not, boot opener and split seats are very much there in figo.
Varun on 25 Mar, 2010 at 10:34 AM
I have written a review on Ford Figo and look forward to your comments on it.
Review Link: FORD FIGO Review