2011 Ford Figo 1.4 Trend Buying Advice

dyllindd

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Good Day Everyone,

I am currently considering a 2011 Ford Figo 1.4 Trend as a second car for myself as the CLK 500 is a bit heavy on the wallet in terms of fuel.

Vehicle Details as Follows:
Colour: Red
2011 Ford Figo 1.4 Trend
108000km
R80000 incl VAT

Vehicle is currently at CMH Randburg

Questions:
- What fuel consumption does the Figo usually average in town. (Some owners report high consumption while others report low consumption).
- What potential problems should I be looking out for?
- The driver side headlight has moisture in it, could this indicate accident damage? (Passenger fog light is brown).
- Is the cambelt service a DIY job?

I am quite knowledgeable with regards to engines and have been able to maintain the CLK 500 without much effort.

Link to the website: https://cmhford.co.za/car/2011-ford-figo-1-4-trend-51usd85371/
 

supersunbird

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- What fuel consumption does the Figo usually average in town. (Some owners report high consumption while others report low consumption).
When I have done calculations I get about 7.5 to 8l/100km for town traffic. 110km/h highway cruising, more like 6.7l/100km

- What potential problems should I be looking out for?
I've not had much besides the clutch going at around 70 000, but then again I rode the clutch a lot sitting in Midrand/Sandton peak highway traffic. Fuses once. That's about it besides tyres, battery and shocks.

- The driver side headlight has moisture in it, could this indicate accident damage? (Passenger fog light is brown).
Cant help with that

- Is the cambelt service a DIY job?
I rather paid the R3500 added with my service, and spent the time doing other things.
 

GlassMirror

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I also own a Figo and to add to @supersunbird

- What fuel consumption does the Figo usually average in town. (Some owners report high consumption while others report low consumption).
Well I get about 8l to 8.5l/100km that could be due to my particular Figo being the Cape dealer special Novelsport editions (cosmetic and minor mechanical mods)

- What potential problems should I be looking out for?
There's 2 recalls out for this car between the 2011 and 2015 model years, one is for the PAS (Power Steering) lines and the second for Rear Twist Beam bolt replacement. Check that both these have been done. Other than that it's been my most reliable car to date, it just goes and goes. No issues whatsoever even when the dealership I bought it from forgot to service it at 60 000km it drove on for another 15 000km after that without issue.

- The driver side headlight has moisture in it, could this indicate accident damage? (Passenger fog light is brown).
Check the VIN at Ford and ask the dealer you're buying from if it was in an accident.

- Is the cambelt service a DIY job?
I paid the dealer and actually got quoted a lekker price of just over R4 000. Most independent workshops wanted close to R6 000 actually.
 

dyllindd

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So, I went to view the vehicle today and requested a quote. Once again hit with the infamous "service and delivery" charges. What I don't understand is what is included in the service in the delivery charges if the number plates and permit is charged for seperately. Also I have no idea what the "2 in 1" line item means. Any suggestions are appreciated. I have also asked the dealer to provide me an explanation of the "2 in 1" item and a breakdown of the "service and delivery" charges.
 

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Gtx Gaming

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Way too many fees, tell them reduce it all the fees 3k max(total) otherwise you take your business somewhere else.
 

tRoN

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Wait. I think I missed something here.
You moving from a Mercedes CLK 500 to a Ford figo?? Seriously radical downgrade bru
 
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dyllindd

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Wait. I think I missed something here.
You moving from a Mercedes CLK 500 to a Ford figo?? Seriously radical downgrade bru
I am still keeping the CLK for the weekends. Figo will be used as a daily runaround.
 

dyllindd

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As soon as I enquired on the fees, I was told that the vehicle had been placed on hold for a cash buyer. @admins, please close this thread.
 

Pitbull

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Good Day Everyone,

I am currently considering a 2011 Ford Figo 1.4 Trend as a second car for myself as the CLK 500 is a bit heavy on the wallet in terms of fuel.

Vehicle Details as Follows:
Colour: Red
2011 Ford Figo 1.4 Trend
108000km
R80000 incl VAT

Vehicle is currently at CMH Randburg

Questions:
- What fuel consumption does the Figo usually average in town. (Some owners report high consumption while others report low consumption).
- What potential problems should I be looking out for?
- The driver side headlight has moisture in it, could this indicate accident damage? (Passenger fog light is brown).
- Is the cambelt service a DIY job?

I am quite knowledgeable with regards to engines and have been able to maintain the CLK 500 without much effort.

Link to the website: https://cmhford.co.za/car/2011-ford-figo-1-4-trend-51usd85371/

Owned, one. They not that light on fuel!

Very good car, as a run around. If you need a run around it's perfect, I would just maybe look at something else if you want fuel economy. The Figo seriously isn't that light. It's a Duratec engine .
 
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