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Evaluate EcoSport and give me the right answer

Indian car are quite intelligent, Whilst there is huge euphoria for Ford Ecosport with ques of car buyers growing everyday or should we say by the hour at Ford dealership, there are some who would like to pause, seek information and then decide. What a nice way to approach a new car purchase.



EcoSport Kaise Hai (How is Ford EcoSport?)
 


Evaluate EcoSport and give me the right answer


Acchi Hai to start with. It's good because it looks great and features in the Titanium and Titanium (O) variants are quite good. Voice Sync is an amazing convenience feature, which helps one activate, Phone, audio system etc  through one's voice, push button start and stop, Hill hold assist in Automatic version), etc.

If you are keen to look at one. then seriously look at the diesel version and not 1,5 litre petrol variant. Ford diesel engine are quite noiseless, drives well and gives great mileage. However, the petrol 1.5 litre engine is the same as New Fiesta engine, which unfortunately is not known for its fuel efficiency. One has heard of really bad average of under 10 KMPL in real life.

Ford EcoSport is suitable for a family of 4 and if you are tall and have a habit of driving with your driver seat pushed back, then passenger in row 2 also does not get much space. EcoSport biggest problem is it's space. Rear seat in particular is really small.

Boot space at 345 litres is not big Yes if you fold the rear seat then one gets a pretty big boot space of 700 + litres. Boot space also looks small thanks to rear parcel tray, which can be removed also.

Being a lighter and taller car, it does show some amount of sway and one does feel uncomfortable at high speed.

This may not big, but EcoSport does not have any grab handles on any door, quite surprising for a car with a Rs.5.60 lacs starting price tag. Hope Ford engineers correct it soon.


I would recommend you buy the EcoSport because if you like driving cars, your family is just you and your wife and you use rear seat rarely. However, if you like to be driven around, then maybe one can avoid it as space could become an issue.

We at www.ecardlr.com always recommend an exhaustive test drive. We also request you to please take our inputs as suggestion only and not a final recommendation.

 

Ecosport, November 8 2016.

VISITOR                                                    bit confused with Ecosport

 

VISITOR                                                    should i buy or not

 

VISITOR                                                    ??

 

AGENT                                                      what is the confusion

 

VISITOR                                                    cabin space

 

VISITOR                                                    and heard that its clutch is very hard...

 

VISITOR                                                    and also gear shifting is a bit hard compared to other cars

 

AGENT                                                      I haven’t felt it for 2 years now

 

AGENT                                                      Did you test drive the car

 

AGENT                                                      in terms of cabin space yes rear seat is good for 2, three is a crowd

 

VISITOR                                                    yes

 

VISITOR                                                    and there is a bit wobbling in clutch

 

VISITOR                                                    one of my friends just purchased new Ecosport

 

VISITOR                                                    company people say it’s very normal

 

AGENT                                                      no wobbling, however when clutch is pressed down completely I believe you can feel the other of steering where it's joint to the assembly which turns the wheel

 

AGENT                                                      end of steering

 

VISITOR                                                    yes

 

VISITOR                                                    but how is your overall experience

 

AGENT                                                      but that does not take away the fun of driving it

 

AGENT                                                      it's a great city drive thanks to its lighter steering which turns effortlessly and makes parking so easy

 

VISITOR                                                    ok

 

VISITOR                                                    you drive diesel or petrol

 

AGENT                                                      diesel

 

VISITOR                                                    what average it gives ?

 

AGENT                                                      15 in city with AC, and ard 17 on highway

 

VISITOR                                                    ok

 

VISITOR                                                    how long u own this car

 

VISITOR                                                    are there any maintenance issues

 

VISITOR                                                    as ford cars are heavy on maintenance

 

AGENT                                                      2 years, no issues, maintenance is just hyped too much

 

VISITOR                                                    OK, Thanks for helping me out

Ecosport, October 25 2016.

AGENT                                                        Morning             

 

VISITOR                                                      good morning 

 

VISITOR                                                      i have planned to buy ford Ecosport     

 

AGENT                                                        Good choice I must say               

 

VISITOR                                                      i need suggestion          

 

AGENT                                                        fortunately on our site there has been exhaustive discussion on the same, let me send you the link                                                             

 

VISITOR                                                      please

 

VISITOR                                                      send    

 

VISITOR                                                      but i m confused in which variant i should go   

 

AGENT                                                        ok then that's a separate discussion     

 

AGENT                                                        what is your confusion

 

VISITOR                                                      in which variant i should go ambient or trend  

 

VISITOR                                                      because in trend abs system is there   

 

AGENT                                                        my input in such cases is normally to go with one that suits your budget            

 

AGENT                                                        All of a sudden ABS seems to be becoming a big differentiator               

 

AGENT                                                        I don't know how many of us really understand the same          

 

VISITOR                                                      okay but if in future abs system will require then i think i should go with gtrend            

 

VISITOR                                                      and abs system is a very good feature 

 

AGENT                                                        ABS is a brake assist system that helps in braking under panic situation or on sudden bt=raking or when on water or gravel at speed

 

AGENT                                                        yes it’s a good safety feature and one should have it, but then that should not be the only consideration                                         

 

VISITOR                                                      okay    

 

AGENT                                                        Personally speaking, ambient being the starting variant, it normally does not have many features and going forward particularly during resale, that could pose a problem   

 

AGENT                                                        I normally recommend going as high as possible (Budget allowing)  in terms of variant and in future most cars buyers would liek to buy feature loaded cars at great resale price              

 

AGENT                                                        http      //www.ecardlr.com/car-advice/model/should-i-buy-ford-Ecosport.aspx

 

AGENT                                                        article on Ecosport a good read i hope 

 

AGENT                                                        http      //www.ecardlr.com/car-advice/comparisons/which-suv-is-better-between-creta-Ecosport-duster-and-terrano.aspx

 

AGENT                                                        comparative article - good pros and cons articulation with some consumer chat             

 

VISITOR                                                      Thanks a lot 

Ecosport, September 14 2016.

AGENT                                                                Good Afternoon     

 

VISITOR                                                              hello           

 

VISITOR                                                              sir i want to ask genuine price in Moradabad of Ecosport    

 

AGENT                                                                What do you mean by genuine price            

 

VISITOR                                                              means on road        

 

VISITOR                                                              and what is the procedure of purchase by EMI  which formalities would have to follow by me                                                                             

 

AGENT                                                                http              //www.ecardlr.com/on-road-car-price-moradabad/Ecosport-1.5-ti-vct-mt-ambiente-petrol-metallic.aspx

 

AGENT                                                                This link gives you an approximate price for on road in your city  you can change variant name to get its approx. on road price in Moradabad         

 

AGENT                                                                For finance - you will have to show that you are an income tax payee or atleast have filed some returns in last 2-3 years                 

 

AGENT                                                                Your bank statement, address proof, pan card, and income proof  

 

AGENT                                                                If you are a govt employee, then look for a loan with SBI or any other PSU bank, you will get better rates                                                     

 

AGENT                                                                Ideally you should not have a prob in getting loan if you are a govt employee         

 

AGENT                                                                I would also suggest that you must look at car loan from your employee only as many of them have god options                                          

 

VISITOR                                                              i m the employ in food corporation of India  but time period  of my job only 2 month could i take benefit of all the scheme               

 

AGENT                                                                Is this your first job               

 

VISITOR                                                              yes  sir        

 

AGENT                                                                Then whilst you might get govt employees schemes from the company, however for loan purpose you might have to take a co-applicant ( he/she could be your father/mother if they have a income tax returns0 

 

VISITOR                                                              sir please explain in easy language               

 

AGENT                                                                As you will not be having a tax return record, you will have to take some support from a family member who can then become a co-applicant for the loan for your car.       

 

AGENT                                                                Also check from your local branch bank regarding loan formality specific to your case         

 

VISITOR                                                              alright sir   

 

VISITOR                                                              thanks for advise   

 

AGENT                                                                Pleasure     

Ecosport, August 8 2016.

VISITOR                                                              Ecosport service cost how expensive after 50000 km can anyone advise please       

 

AGENT                                                                hi it depends on individual maintenance and style of drive and roads         

 

AGENT                                                                however average service basis our experience is around 10-12k     

 

VISITOR                                                              ok thanks  

 

AGENT                                                                we do recommend you to verify the same from others too               

 

VISITOR                                                              ok 

 

AGENT                                                                all the best friend 

 

VISITOR                                                              Thanks        

 

AGENT                                                                Happy and safe driving       

 

VISITOR                                                              Thanks and same to you my friend

Ecosport, July 17 2016.

VISITOR                                                                Hi

 

VISITOR                                                                Want to know the mileage for Ford Ecosport titanium automatic 

 

VISITOR                                                                And between Honda jazz and Ecosport which one do you think is best?    

 

AGENT                                                                  Good Afternoon   

 

AGENT                                                                  you are asking for both automatic               

 

AGENT                                                                  correct      

 

AGENT                                                                  basis transmission I will go with Jazz coz my exp with CVT was better that Ford auto even though diff is marginal                                 

 

AGENT                                                                  however jazz is overpriced and also does not have the presence of Ecosport         

 

AGENT                                                                  for mileage request you to please visit model page on our site     

 

VISITOR                                                                Cool. Thanks          

 

AGENT                                                                  pleasure  

 

VISITOR                                                                How about service experience. I am from Bangalore. Any idea whose service is better?   

 

AGENT                                                                  I have an old city, my exp with Honda not good, they fleece           

 

AGENT                                                                  Ford currently is focusing on retaining customers through service,  therefore should improve exp and cost                                                     

 

VISITOR                                                                Great. Guess price and service clearly drives my decision towards Ecosport.           

 

VISITOR                                                                Based on http         //www.ecardlr.com/new-cars/Ford-Ecosport-1.5-ti-vct-at-titanium-petrol.aspx it says mileage is 15.8 but i heard from a friend who has petrol MT it is 10-9 . What to believe?

 

AGENT                                                                  this is mostly based on feedback from customers we interact and in most cases we have seen that they are in the ball park of 30% lower than specified ARAI MILEAGE        

 

AGENT                                                                  petrol.mt not AT lots of diff            

 

VISITOR                                                                Sorry. Didn't get your last statement.         

 

AGENT                                                                  mileage is diff for Manual and auto transmission 

 

AGENT                                                                  I checking ARAI of Ecosport             

 

AGENT                                                                  hold           

 

AGENT                                                                  ARAI given is 15.8, city is 11.7, highway 17               

 

AGENT                                                                  those are your figures       

 

AGENT                                                                  these are for automatic    

 

VISITOR                                                                what is ARAI means?         

 

AGENT                                                                  under test conditions        

 

VISITOR                                                                I did Ecosport automatic test-drive. Drive was good except that rear seats may not really fit 3 people. Any other suggestions in that range? I also did Honda city (pricey), verna (ok) and Ciaz (felt dragging on flyovers, speed breakers) and all had of course ground clearance issue on our roads hence tried Ecosport as it had all features and didn’t have the size of real SUV                                               

 

AGENT                                                                  I drive Ecosport yes rear seat not for 3       

 

AGENT                                                                  but it's a great car ti drive

 

AGENT                                                                  other option is Creta but exp, Brezza too practical, no pizzazz inside

 

VISITOR                                                                Thanks        

Ecosport, June 28 2016.

VISITOR                                                                  Hi, just went through the feedback           

 

VISITOR                                                                  Weak Areas of Ecosport  

                                                                                  Narrow driver view Mediocre cabin space Cluttered centre console   Ride and handling an issue Poor fit-finish & build quality         

 

AGENT                                                                    Driver view is thanks to thick A pillar but that hardly affects         

 

AGENT                                                                    Poor Fit and Finish - Never felt that in my car       

 

AGENT                                                                    Handling we discussed due to sway          

 

AGENT                                                                    Tighter suspension due to give sporty feel and it does feel sporty             

 

AGENT                                                                    Cluttered centre console - never felt       

 

VISITOR                                                                  ok             

 

VISITOR                                                                  Hope safety is not a concern..      

 

VISITOR                                                                  Like the build quality and all        

 

AGENT                                                                    My daughters always complaint about Ecosport doors being heavy = Better sheet metal

 

AGENT                                                                    Build quality has not been an issue with me for last 2 years          

 

AGENT                                                                    Only grey area as per me is a little bit of caution at high speed and lack of rear seat space                                                                                 

 

AGENT                                                                    top end has 6 airbags, abs, EBD etc            

 

VISITOR                                                                  due to it being tall and lesser wheel base it may topple in unfortunate event     

 

VISITOR                                                                  you mean              

 

AGENT                                                                    how many such stories have you heard   

 

VISITOR                                                                  One or two ...      

 

AGENT                                                                    that can happen with any car       

 

VISITOR                                                                  was just talking to a friend who is quite into cars               

 

VISITOR                                                                  he said less changes with a sedan              

 

VISITOR                                                                  like a city               

 

AGENT                                                                    bookish knowledge vs actual experience - I will give more weight to my personal 2 years exp - I am not trying to sell Ecosport here 

 

AGENT                                                                    just sharing my exp          

 

VISITOR                                                                  eco boost as expensive as diesel variant

 

VISITOR                                                                  so i guess diesel is better in that case      

 

AGENT                                                                    yes the city is a great drivers cars, it take corners very beautifully, vs Ecosport, I will be more confident of going into corners with city vs Ecosport at speed        

 

VISITOR                                                                  so city cvt vs Ecosport ... almost same maintenance          

 

VISITOR                                                                  only city being a petrol will hit on my pocket       

 

VISITOR                                                                  but again taking safety and driving pleasure city should be the 1st choice ??        

 

VISITOR                                                                  hope CVT as a technology is not a problem or you suggest a manual ??   

 

AGENT                                                                    CVT is really good of Honda, basis experience of my close friends wife, its possibly one of the best car she has experienced, but in city drive her mileage is pretty bad           

 

VISITOR                                                                  like a 12 km per lt              

 

VISITOR                                                                  how is Honda BRV petrol ??          

 

AGENT                                                                    over valued and avoidable, Honda's third failure               

 

VISITOR                                                                  hahaha thanks and have a nice day            

Ecosport Ecoboost, June 11 2016.

AGENT                                                                        Good Afternoon             

 

VISITOR                                                                      Good afternoon             

 

VISITOR                                                                      I want to buy Ecosport 1.0 liter petrol  

 

AGENT                                                                        The Ecoboost Engine correct    

 

VISITOR                                                                      Ya         

 

VISITOR                                                                      What is its actual mileage          

 

VISITOR                                                                      On road              

 

AGENT                                                                        Arai - 18.8 Kmpl - reduce this by 25%    

 

VISITOR                                                                      Is there minor difference between the company claimed and actual on road mileage or difference is major                                              

 

AGENT                                                                        Basis Autocar the city mileage for this car is around 12

 

AGENT                                                                        on Highway is around 17            

 

AGENT                                                                        However, I have heard car owners getting a good mileage of above 15 on this car          

 

AGENT                                                                        in city  

 

AGENT                                                                        They drive between Delhi and Gurgaon              

 

VISITOR                                                                      K           

 

VISITOR                                                                      Thanx  

 

AGENT                                                                        pleasure             

Model: Ecosport, December 4 2015

VISITOR                 i need the opinion on Ecosport

 

AGENT                 Okay!

 

AGENT                 No doubt Ecosport is one of the best SUVs in Indian market.  A city-friendly SUV having decent interiors and perfectly sized for urban roads.

 

VISITOR               How about safety?

 

AGENT                 For safety, it has 6 Airbags, ABS + EBD, Emergency assistance phone call, Emergency brake warning etc.

 

VISITOR               thanks.

Ecosport, May 10, 2016.

VISITOR                                                    I am planning to buy Ecosport .... Need prompt feedback about the car.               

 

AGENT                                                      What kind of feedback and which city   

 

VISITOR                                                    Coimbatore        

 

VISITOR                                                    Safety, comfort and style             

 

AGENT                                                      On Paper 6 airbags, ABS , heavy doors, makes you feel quite cocooned 

 

AGENT                                                      Rear Seat good for 2, thanks for tight suspension the ride is uncomfortable        

 

AGENT                                                      Style - Most visible car on road coz of numbers and real good looks, the car hasn't aged at all    

 

VISITOR                                                    mileage?             

 

VISITOR                                                    Diesel   

 

AGENT                                                      I get 15 in city with AC and ard 17 on highway with ac - real life usage    

 

VISITOR                                                    your opinion      

 

VISITOR                                                    which is good Diesel or petrol? 

 

AGENT                                                      I love the car, has been driving it for 18 months, the new version has more power close to 100 or maybe 100 Ps                                       

 

AGENT                                                      Depends on your monthly drive               

 

VISITOR                                                    i use daily 100Km             

 

AGENT                                                      I believe the 1 Litre Ecoboost is a great performer with good Mileage, Go for diesel       

 

VISITOR                                                    price has slashed 1.75 L now from previous         

 

AGENT                                                      makes it a good value buy, get the top end and enjoy    

 

VISITOR                                                    Thanks   

 

AGENT                                                      Have you test driven the car        

Comparison: Ecosport, March 30 2016.

VISITOR                                                      i want to purchase an SUV car

 

VISITOR                                                      and my budget is Rs 10 lakhs

 

VISITOR                                                      and it must be in petrol engine

 

VISITOR                                                      kindly suggest me which one is best for me....??????

 

AGENT                                                        any other consideration for this decision

 

AGENT                                                        and which city

 

VISITOR                                                      Dhanbad

 

VISITOR                                                      no not any other consideration

 

AGENT                                                        Ecosport is one decent petrol mini suv

 

VISITOR                                                      okay thanks

 


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  • Ford Eco sport petrol.. which is good..1000cc Eco boost or 1500cc

    Answer to this question is quite simple, it depends on whether you love to drive or be driven. If it's the former, then 1000cc Ecoboost Ecosport should be your choice or else the 1500cc Ecosport petrol. By the way we have heard of some great mileage figures of Ecoboost engine, do cross-check.

    Treat our inputs as indicative only and not a final decision.
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