Today I have completed 10k on ODO in my Ertiga ZDI in 6months
I would like to share some positives and negatives about the vehicle.
The Ertiga is just an awesome vehicle, no matter what the task is, it always served me. M very happy with my Ertiga.
I use Ertiga only for highways and for city driving use my palio
As the palio is old enough and m very impatient and always put the car in tight gaps so don't want any scratch or dent on my new Ertiga.(I am not saying that ertiga is not good for city drive.)
On highways the Ertiga is very stable and don't give you a feel that you are doing 120 140 kmph. Once the turbo kicks in the Ertiga feels like a rocket and behaves like a petrol engine.
Last time on NH9 an after a toll gate an Ecosport diesel started racing with me. Initialy I let him go ahead of me and them overtook him at 140kmph the ecosport was trying hard but not able to overtake me again
Well apart from this the fuel economy for my Ertiga is 14-15kmpl in city and 19-20kmpl on highway. I drive at 2100- 2200 Rpm. in the range of 90kmph to 100kmph max if I want good mileage. Once I drove at 140kmph most of the time and it return only 17 kmpl (tankfull to tankfull method only)
One thing I felt is the Ertiga needs lots of gears changes in city driving and some times my dad is uncomfortable with the hard turbo kick which is little bit uneasy for city driving for them... actually my dad don't know about the turbo engine and all that gimmicks, when they drive the Ertiga for first time they complained me that the car is being accelerated automatically sometimes as they dont know the turbo kicks in after 2k rmp only
Overall I am a very happy owner of Ertiga.
Sorry for any mistakes its my first long post