Should I buy a Ford EcoSport?
By: Dinu on 7 may 2016
Well, that is a question that has a very subjective answer. EcoSport is a fantastic car from the stables of Ford. It is one of first compact SUVs to enter India and it features the award winning EcoBoost engine. This engine is known for its performance and it has managed to stay true to the accolades showered upon it. You need to figure out whether you want to buy a diesel EcoSport or petrol and then evaluate the car basis the price. As for the performance, the EcoBoost engine is very peppy and it will give you a very happy and powerful drive. Coming to the diesel variant, the city drive in this variant is pretty good but it can get a little noisy. The biggest perk of the vehicle is that it is economical to drive it. The petrol engine can give you around 13-14kmpl in actual terms whereas the diesel can give you 16kmpl or so; but these figures depend a lot on how you drive the car and how well you maintain it. Basis these condition, the figure can improve or go down.
Finally, it is you who has to decide whether the car is suitable for you or not. To answer this question, make a list of pros and cons, talk to dealers as well as mechanics and then finally take a test drive to get the feel of the vehicle. All of it together will help you make a decision regarding the purchase. In my opinion, it is a pretty good car but the spares and service of a Ford car is a little on the higher side. This being said, these days I have been hearing a lot of good things about how Ford cars don’t really require a lot of maintenance; but in the end, the choice is yours.