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Gentlemen this is my first write up. I am 59yrs old and I have been driving cars since 1967. I have retired from Air India. My passion is driving ( not any more in heavy traffic ). Drove from Delhi to Shimla, Mumbai to Ooty, Mumbai to Goa, Mumbai to interiors of Konkan. Mumbai to Aurangabad and many small routes. Now living in Mumbai. Want to take Ecosport to Leh.
I am a proud owner of Ford Ecosport.
Booked on 22nd July 2013 at SC ford Mumbai.
Model: 1.5 L petrol, MT, Titanium, Sea Grey.
Received: 1.5 L petrol, MT, Titanium, Silver on 10th Dec. 2013.showing 65 Km on odometer. ( as the only Sea Grey was delivered to a person who booked ealier than me )
Mr.Juned and Ms Manisha from SC ford were very humble and soft spoken.
Additional fitments from SC ford: Rear view camera, Engine oil sump cover, Anti rust and teflon coating.
Only drawback: SC ford delivered the vehicle with just 5 ltrs of petrol.
I have been reading all the write ups and experiences of all the Ecosport owners since I booked my Ecosport.
Recently I drove the vehicle to Pune and back.
My experience: Driving position was good, Steering was light in traffic and slightly heavy on expressway, Clutch pedal was soft, Did not find much problem with "A" pillar, music system was good, I got goodyear tyres they seems to be okay, new car hence closing of all the doors are with thud, not much roll during turning (slightly expected as it is high GC car), slight sound of tyres in the cabin on expressway ( as it is not a tar road ), Lumbar cushion was effective and lastly, kept the speed upto 80-90 Kmph and saw the fuel efficiency needle climb upto 16.2 Avg ( did not check with tank full - tank full as the car is still in its running in period ).
Arm rest found to be 1 - 2 inch short, sluggish pick up in second gear even when the vehicle is rolling, climate control at 23 degree was inefficient.
Overall it was a good driving experience. I am still driving my Ford Ikon 1.3 Flair.