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Old 12th October 2015, 13:14   #9451
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If cost permits, go in for the Ford Aspire IRVM with built-in revesing camera & GPS navigation:

Thanks. Too costly though @29K.
Is the unit provided by the dealers for Ecosport good enough for 12K? Probably will go to the dealer this weekend to have a look but in the meanwhile if I can get any feedback from those who are currently using it, it will be helpful.
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Thanks. Too costly though @29K.
Is the unit provided by the dealers for Ecosport good enough for 12K? Probably will go to the dealer this weekend to have a look but in the meanwhile if I can get any feedback from those who are currently using it, it will be helpful.
The cost has come down to 12k??
I bought it along with my car in 2013 for 24k.
Its a descent unit, the only problem that it has is that it is not auto dimming, in fact it cannot be dimmed even manually at nights when you are hit by full lights by the idiots driving behind you.
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I think I too had faced problems with Internet Explorer, and ended up using Firefox - could you give that a shot?
Ya sure will try that. Also does it need a specific PC or windows version to work?
And can it be done on Mac?
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Ya sure will try that. Also does it need a specific PC or windows version to work?
And can it be done on Mac?
I don't think it requires a particular version of Windows, I just recall I have done issue with IE 11. Not sure about the Mac bit either, sorry
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If cost permits, go in for the Ford Aspire IRVM with built-in revesing camera & GPS navigation ...
Oh, that is neat!

Want one, want one, ant one! There are some gadgets that are almost worth buying the rest of the car for
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Old 12th October 2015, 18:28   #9456
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Oh, that is neat!

Want one, want one, ant one! There are some gadgets that are almost worth buying the rest of the car for
Or you could buy this gadget that you can use in any car.
https://exploride.com

Cheers.
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Or you could buy this gadget that you can use in any car.
https://exploride.com

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straight lift from www.navdy.com i guess ? :-)
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Oh, that is neat!

Want one, want one, ant one! There are some gadgets that are almost worth buying the rest of the car for
According to my dealer, it is a completely standalone unit and not connected/controlled by the car's ECU/SYNC. The IRVM has a GPS receiver built-in with pre-loaded maps. Technically, this could be mounted onto any car.
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Have spent enough time to find out where the noise comes from. One of the commonly seen rattles of ES I believe.
I think it is the casing of compressor shaft of the boot door. (that hydraulic hinge thing at the left bottom of the inside of the door)
It is free to move and makes sound on uneven roads.

It is not suspension. Even on a flat road you can get this rattle.
Check that thing give some padding and let us know.

I am yet to fix it myself.
Thats the exact kinda noise i am getting now. Will definitely try that. I thought it was the toolkit and after much fiddling with it...didnt help. I am also thinking of removing the toolkit and give that a go.
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Trying to finalize on ecoboost but one thing is stopping me. I test drove 2 cars and in both of them I found the clutch to be on heavier side. For one, SA said it requires servicing but the other one was new with 1000 km. My one major reason to choose petrol is also to have lighter controls. So my query to owners, is the Eco Sport clutch on the heavier side irrespective of petrol/diesel? Otherwise my second option is Honda City which I found with pretty soft clutch pedal though it has other issues.
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Trying to finalize on ecoboost but one thing is stopping me. I test drove 2 cars and in both of them I found the clutch to be on heavier side. For one, SA said it requires servicing but the other one was new with 1000 km. My one major reason to choose petrol is also to have lighter controls. So my query to owners, is the Eco Sport clutch on the heavier side irrespective of petrol/diesel?
I've an EcoBoost with 12k on the odo - the clutch is light and comfortable, and hasn't caused problems even in bad stop-and-go traffic (my Getz's old clutch is killing my knee, however!).
Diesel - can't say. I've driven my dad's diesel EcoSport when it was quite new and the clutch was very light for a diesel. Not sure how it shapes up over age, though.
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Thats the exact kinda noise i am getting now. Will definitely try that. I thought it was the toolkit and after much fiddling with it...didnt help. I am also thinking of removing the toolkit and give that a go.
I thanked your post purely for your thoroughness in searching this massive thread for a post in 2014 that describes a potential source of your problem
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I have a 16 month old eco sport diesel with about 28k on the odo. The clutch is fairly light and easy to use. Don't know about the ecoboost.
It is better than my prev car, Figo. Also better than Vw gt tdi.
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Or you could buy this gadget that you can use in any car.
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This does'nt have a rear cam though.
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Just been through a bit of a hairy experience. I was driving home for lunch. Somewhere close to a (tri) junction, an Omni was ahead of me on the right lane (if one could call it that) while I was on the left cruising at around 40/50 kmph. The Omni was apparently going to take the right turn and I was going to carry on straight past it on the left - there was a car parked on the extreme left hand side of the road. Suddenly the Omni swerved sharp to the left (God knows why) and I had to do an emergency braking, swerving just enough to avoid the Omni's hit but not too sharp to bang the parked car. The brakes kicked in admirably my car stopped millimeters away from a hit. The was a burning smell and here's the funny thing. The gear was in D mode but after that bone jarring braking, it refused to move when I applied the throttle gently after a couple of seconds. The engine revved but the car stood still - and then after a few seconds, just when I though the gearbox had failed it started moving. Thereafter it is completely back to normal.
I wonder if there is some kind of a preset time gap for the vehicle to move again in such situations in the DCT gearbox.
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The was a burning smell and here's the funny thing. The gear was in D mode but after that bone jarring braking, it refused to move when I applied the throttle gently after a couple of seconds. The engine revved but the car stood still - and then after a few seconds, just when I though the gearbox had failed it started moving. Thereafter it is completely back to normal. I wonder if there is some kind of a preset time gap for the vehicle to move again in such situations in the DCT gearbox.
Do you know if the burning smell was from the tires or clutch? That's the one odd thing I don't understand.

When you press the brake pedal firmly, the DCT disconnects the clutch, by design - so this is what you experienced, its very normal.

When you tried moving again, did you just leave it in D untouched, or did you cycle it to N and back to D? If you left it in D untouched, that would explain why the engine revved without the car moving: the clutch was open, and the little computer circuits needed time to figure out the that brake was released, situation normal, etc. I'm sure that if you cycled D-N-D, it would have moved from the get-go.

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