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Old 19th September 2013, 18:44   #4171
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Btw I somewhere read in this thread that the cancellation charges are being levied by the dealer on the direction of Ford. Well i dont think it is true because i cancelled my booking and the dealer being a friend did not deduct anything as cancellation charge.
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Old 19th September 2013, 18:59   #4172
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Has Ford messed up the Ecosport after the hyped launch in India?
Now most customers would think twice before going ahead with their EcoSport bookings or should they?
- insane waiting period!
- Price hike with no protection
- Rs 5.69 Lakh 1.5L Petrol Manual; Does it exist?
- Feature deletion
- Dealerships Monopoly


http://motorbash.com/ford-ecosport-h...gs-5-stinkers/
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Old 19th September 2013, 19:36   #4173
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Has Ford messed up the Ecosport after the hyped launch in India?
Now most customers would think twice before going ahead with their EcoSport bookings or should they?
- insane waiting period!
- Price hike with no protection
- Rs 5.69 Lakh 1.5L Petrol Manual; Does it exist?
- Feature deletion
- Dealerships Monopoly


http://motorbash.com/ford-ecosport-h...gs-5-stinkers/
True to the name of the site, I hope they do only bashing.

- I don't think Ford extracts any joy in making customers wait. They can't make enough to cater to the demand. Bad planning, but with the price hike it would become manageable in the future.
- Sad, but it is not easy to give protection. Not with 30K bookings. Not everybody could be given protection, and if given selectively they would leave the others disgruntled.
- Entry level variant is for attracting customers. They are made in limited numbers. Anyway Ambiente is a stupid variant, not worthy of buying for a car like Ecosport. Ford should get rid of it.
- What i think is that they could not source enough parts of keyless entry, and Titanium turned out to be the most booked variant. It makes sense to delete it and deliver Titaniums faster than making people wait.
- This one, I agree. Ford did some shoddy job. They left the customers at the mercy of the dealers. They should have managed the bookings centrally, and allocated vehicles directly from the factory.
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Its a fair assessment i believe. If renault which setup shop in india much after ford could get its act together in price protection issue, i don't see any reason why ford could not have done that. Its a classic case of good product managed by bad guys...
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Has Ford messed up the Ecosport after the hyped launch in India?
Now most customers would think twice before going ahead with their EcoSport bookings or should they?
- insane waiting period!
- Price hike with no protection
- Rs 5.69 Lakh 1.5L Petrol Manual; Does it exist?
- Feature deletion
- Dealerships Monopoly


http://motorbash.com/ford-ecosport-h...gs-5-stinkers/
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What happened? I didn't see a reference earlier to any breakage.
2 days before the rear view mirror was hit by a biker (or his handle?)
The mirror fell down and cracked.

Must've been a light impact though.No tell tale evidences on the mirror cover.
Hope it won't get repeated
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True to the name of the site, I hope they do only bashing.

- I don't think Ford extracts any joy in making customers wait. They can't make enough to cater to the demand. Bad planning, but with the price hike it would become manageable in the future.
- Sad, but it is not easy to give protection. Not with 30K bookings. Not everybody could be given protection, and if given selectively they would leave the others disgruntled.
- Entry level variant is for attracting customers. They are made in limited numbers. Anyway Ambiente is a stupid variant, not worthy of buying for a car like Ecosport. Ford should get rid of it.
- What i think is that they could not source enough parts of keyless entry, and Titanium turned out to be the most booked variant. It makes sense to delete it and deliver Titaniums faster than making people wait.
- This one, I agree. Ford did some shoddy job. They left the customers at the mercy of the dealers. They should have managed the bookings centrally, and allocated vehicles directly from the factory.
Looks like you are so biased towards Ford. What ford has done is simply unfair. Do you think non availability of those parts made Ford to remove these feature? Sorry to say.. Whatever reasons you have provided looks childish.
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Its a classic case of good product managed by bad guys...
Absolutely! This car certainly deserved a better manufacturer. The likes of Maruti or Hyundai wouldn't have let such negative PR with better and more efficient management of the waiting period!
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Hi All! Posting this query on behalf of a friend (who has his tbhp membership pending).

He was allocated a Ecoboost Titanium 2 days back(in transit) but the VIN number says that the vehicle was manufactured in May. How many months old vehicle is acceptable? With the current demand of Ecoboost being high, my friend is suspecting that the vehicle could have been used for display or other marketing purpose. Experts and current Ecoboost owners(how many months old vehicle were you allocated) kindly share your experience.
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Hi All! Posting this query on behalf of a friend (who has his tbhp membership pending). ..... Experts and current Ecoboost owners(how many months old vehicle were you allocated) kindly share your experience.
Hi, I was allocated my Ecoboost in August and it was a Aug 13 manufactured vehicle as per the VIN. So not more than a month old.
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He was allocated a Ecoboost Titanium 2 days back(in transit) but the VIN number says that the vehicle was manufactured in May. With the current demand of Ecoboost being high, my friend is suspecting that the vehicle could have been used for display or other marketing purpose.
My EcoBoost Titanium (O) was manufactured, allocated and delivered in August.

What colour has your friend opted for? If it is Mars Red, I'd be nervous, given that the media drive and Discoveries campaign all used Mars Red EcoBoosts. The only TD vehicles I've seen for EcoBoost were in Mars Red or White.

But - if he's opted for Titanium and not Titanium (O) it wouldn't be a media/Discoveries/TD vehicle, as - to the best of my knowledge - all of those were the Titanium (O) variant. Even better - since it's a May manufacture, he'll be getting keyless entry and push start.

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How many months old vehicle is acceptable?
Normally, taking a 4-month old vehicle will not be a problem. However given the demand for EcoSports in general, I'm puzzled why this vehicle wasn't delivered sooner (unless it was exchanged between dealers).
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FWIW, one of my neighbors brought home an EcoSport about a month or so back.
Now, I see a used XUV500 parked, and when inquired, it seems he was not too happy with the EcoSport.
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Hi All! Posting this query on behalf of a friend (who has his tbhp membership pending). He was allocated a Ecoboost Titanium 2 days back(in transit) but the VIN number says that the vehicle was manufactured in May. How many months old vehicle is acceptable? With the current demand of Ecoboost being high, my friend is suspecting that the vehicle could have been used for display or other marketing purpose. Experts and current Ecoboost owners(how many months old vehicle were you allocated) kindly share your experience.
I bought a May import/ assembled car in December. No big deal really!
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I bought a May import/ assembled car in December. No big deal really!

His concern is , since the vehicle ecosport is in heavy demand, the chances are its consumed as soon as its manufactured, atleast within couple of months. But in your case- Yeti - was was niche car(relatively) and chances of getting a car older than 4-5 months is more and acceptable too
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His concern is , since the vehicle ecosport is in heavy demand, the chances are its consumed as soon as its manufactured, atleast within couple of months. But in your case- Yeti - was was niche car(relatively) and chances of getting a car older than 4-5 months is more and acceptable too
It is a valid concern as there is a possibility that it has been a display car . I had this experience where the dealer allocated the ecosport display vehicle to me which I rejected since I have seen how thousands of people who visited the showroom treated the vehicle.
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According to me, no other company offer a product similar to Ecosport for this price.
Duster looks horrible and the interiors are even worse.
XUV is out of the league as it doesn't match the pricing segment.

Even I contemplated a lot, but why should one buy a sedan with a low GC and a smaller feel for the same price? Im not a very big fan of SUV's, but the mini-SUV offering is a brilliant concept, especially given the pathetic conditions of the roads in Bangalore.

Plus with the number of features, fancy and safety ones, only Hyundai comes close. but again, Verna is the only car which falls in close competition to the Ecosport in terms of pricing.

So well, if we're spending close to 10 lacs, 20-30k extra should not bother much.

Infact (and i'm being selfish here), I am happy that people are cancelling. Ill get my Ecosport AT faster

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