Finally, after months of reading about this car and imagining about it, I could drive it today.
I went to Talera Ford and they had a white diesel titanium (o) and ecoboost titanium (o) for test drive.
Drove the diesel first. The car seemed so light. Since I've driven the swift diesel and laura so far, this car didnt seem like a diesel car. In my lay man's terms it was light. I tried to pick up speed to feel the power but because of the traffic I couldn't. :(
Next was ecoboost. I didn't have any expectations from this car since I'd read about its trubo lag. BUT I was mistaken. I fell in LOVE with ecoboost the moment the car started moving. It's a GREAT engine.
For those who've booked ecoboost, heartiest congratulations !! I'm already a fan.
BUT I still am gonna go ahead with diesel. Reason being that I'm buying this car mostly for long road trips. And everyone I've spoken to until now has suggested that I'd be happier with diesel. Even the SA mentioned that he would have bought an ecoboost since he was a petrol head but if it was mainly for highway use, then he'd prefer diesel. Personally, I still don't know the difference.
(For all those who don't know, this is my first car and I really don't know too much about cars like most of you here. In fact I learnt most of the things after reading this forum)
Below are some of the things I observed/liked/disliked:
1) The two tone seats in titanium look much much better than leather seats. I spent some time sitting in the titanium seats n felt very uncomfortable n hard. I couldn't imagine sitting on them for hours on a long drive. Then I sat on the leather seats of the TD vehicle n they felt really nice. Did anyone else feel this? Or is it that seats tend to get softer with time and the leather seats felt better only because they'd been used more?
2) I again sat with two others at the back seat. All 3 of us were roughly 50-67 kg. And it was comfortable. No issue with leg room but shoulder room was just enough. I think leg room is quite a lot. One will never have a problem unless the font two passengers are 'huge'. However, the ride at the back was stiff. I would say uncomfortable. Maybe the tyre pressure was more.
3) Now the colour. I've seen all the colours except Kinetic Blue. Today I saw ecosport in Black. And in my opinion, this car cannot look better in any other colour. White comes really close but the cladding at the bottom spoils it all for me in white ecosport. I've given two colour preferences, black and then white. If I get white I would want to get the cladding painted white. Is that possible? Advisable?
4) can someone please tell me if I can face any adverse issues with black apart for the fact that it would be a dust magnet and will get really hot in summers. For dust, I better clean it often. For getting hot, I think I'm only gonna trust the awesome reviews about the a/c.
5) I saw the SA unlock the titanium ( o ) by pressing the button on the remote so I asked him "does the car not unlock itself if you are close to it with the key in your pocket?" He said no. I asked another one. He said no too. I said lets try and they were surprised when it worked ;)
6) loved the music system.
7) sync won't work with samsung galaxy s3 or s4 :(
8) I'm in love with Black Ecosport
@Msn1 and @1989rs500 : thanks for taking efforts to show me the right path.
@Indian: your general description comparing variants and individual needs was very very helpful. Awesome compilation. Thank :)
Someone asked me if I had clicked pics of trend. I'm sorry I did not click then but I will surely click if I go there on Monday. Its a bit far from my place (14km) so I'm not really sure when I'd go next but I want to go to TD diesel again.
PS: I'm going to TD Skoda Rapid Leisure edition which is being advertised about. Can anyone tell me if its worth looking at this car? I must mention again that this is my first car and yet I did not even TD any other car since ecosport fit my needs perfectly. But the waiting period is disappointing since I'm in India only for next 3 months and don't want to waste my time not having a car.