^This. Unless you are friends with the SA.
Some reports -
1. The ecoboost returned a FE of 9.4 kmpl in the first tank full to tank full method.
2. If I believe the instantaneous FE meter, the engine is extremely frugal when driven at a constant speed of 60-80 kmph. It is the short errands and reversing (narrow passage way so a lot of clutch and brake is involved) that takes up the most fuel.
3. Having said that the car is a hoot to drive. I had a chance to test its ability today with a long stretch of empty road. I did 120 kmph easily and it was feeling good. On the same road I did touch 100 kmph with my Wagon R and it felt really nervous (I know it's not a right comparison but still). Note: I do not normally drive at these speeds on city roads.
4. There is a bit of a body roll if you take turns at slightly higher speeds. I guess it is more physics at play rather than the deficiency of the car.
5. I have overcome the problem of notchy gear for now. Have not faced the problem with the 3rd gear since then. Although have had some issues slotting in the reverse gear at times. I must admit I have gotten used to the reassuring click with which the gear slots in.
6. Turbo whistle. It is such a sweet sound. I love to roll down my windows and hear it.
7. The car does not auto lock if the sensor is used to unlock it. Has anybody tried unlocking with remote and see if it auto locks if left idle for a while. Auto locking is a very useful feature especially for forgetful minds (yours truly).
8. I have found a way out for all you guys who are concerned with the air re circulation mode set off by default. Instead of starting your AC using the standard AUTO button, press the re circulation button. It switches on the AC in auto mode with the re circulation on.
9. My ipod is usually plugged in at all times in the usb slot. Since yesterday the sync has gone into indefinite indexing mode which has rendered the ipod useless
. A quick google-ing returned that this is a common problem with sync and even the master reset does not solve this. The only way is to remove the fuse or disconnect the negative terminal of the battery for a hard reset. I tried to locate the sync fuse. It is supposed to be behind the glove box. I removed the glove box as per the manual but could not locate the fuse box then. Why do they have to make it so hard?
Will call SYNC helpline and see what they suggest. Also thinking of updating the firmware. By the way, since I removed the glove box I could see that the cooling hole
in the glove box is actually connected to the AC system. At least I could see a metal(?) pipe.