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Old 26th October 2015, 11:41   #9511
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I recently had the 40K service done for my 1.5P MT ecosport. Upon my request, they updated the ECU firmware( I guess they would have done it anyway) to something called as PCM 4 version. After the upgrade, The car feels a little more torquey at lower speeds, downshifting has reduced and one feels more confident while overtaking. Did a 1000km trip during this long weekend and absolutely loved these changes. A welcome upgrade, must say!
Is this update only for the Tivct? Or is it also available for Tdci and ecoboost?
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Is this update only for the Tivct? Or is it also available for Tdci and ecoboost?
Hi Doge, i am not sure if they have a similar update for the other variants. you may want to check with the dealers.
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Got the car cleaned at Carzspa yesterday. They did the interiors as well - not steam since it wasn't that ditry.
The bill came to Rs.350/- (quite reasonable I thought). It's a small place, just below the Kathrikaddavu Bridge.
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Hi folks,

Looking for some quick advice. Booked a Silver Ecosport 1.5L AT last weekend and expecting delivery this weekend. I am being offered Rs 25K worth of accessories.

I have decided to take the engine guard (Rs 8,750) and Vinyl Covers (Grey-White - Rs 8,000). This leaves me with about Rs 7,000 to spend.

Options I am thinking about:

1. Reverse Camera (Not sure since Reverse sensor seems to be fairly capable). Does the reverse sensor show distance ? Or does it beep and beeps get shriller as objects come closer.

2. Spare wheel cover. The sales person suggests it for protection (perhaps from people who scratch it?). Personally I think there is more chance of people scratching the body if they want to do mischief.

3. Under-rust coating is an option. 3M charges Rs 4,000/- and offers 5-yr warranty. Need to check what Ford's terms are.

4. If nothing else then the illuminated LED scuff plates would look good at night

Suggestions please
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This leaves me with about Rs 7,000 to spend.
Options I am thinking about:
1. Reverse Camera (Not sure since Reverse sensor seems to be fairly capable). Does the reverse sensor show distance ? Or does it beep and beeps get shriller as objects come closer.
2. Spare wheel cover.
3. Under-rust coating is an option. 3M charges Rs 4,000/- and offers 5-yr warranty. Need to check what Ford's terms are.
4. If nothing else then the illuminated LED scuff plates would look good at night
1. Reverse camera - unless you absolutely want to blow the 7k, I'd recommend you live with the sensors for 1-2 months and decide if you need the camera. The sensor puts out more frequent beeps as you near an obstacle. When it becomes a continuous tone - stop! Its quite accurate, and caters to the spare tyre protruding. The 4" screen at the center of the dash also visually shows you a graphic representation of the same - especially which of the 4 sensors is detecting an obstacle.
2. Spare wheel cover - very low functional value, but go for it if you like the looks of the car with the cover (its a personal choice).
3. Under-body coating - get this done at a reputed 3M store in your vicinity, not at Ford. They'll do a more thorough job and let you inspect it at 3M.

My suggestion - 3D trunk tray. Utterly practical and useful accessory.
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The camera not that useful. The sensors are placed well and the beeps along with visual guidance on sync is more than enough. The camera that my dealer has installed doesn't have a day night mode. Watch out for that.
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Hi folks,

Looking for some quick advice. Booked a Silver Ecosport 1.5L AT last weekend and expecting delivery this weekend. I am being offered Rs 25K worth of accessories.

I have decided to take the engine guard (Rs 8,750) and Vinyl Covers (Grey-White - Rs 8,000). This leaves me with about Rs 7,000 to spend.

Options I am thinking about:

1. Reverse Camera (Not sure since Reverse sensor seems to be fairly capable). Does the reverse sensor show distance ? Or does it beep and beeps get shriller as objects come closer.

2. Spare wheel cover. The sales person suggests it for protection (perhaps from people who scratch it?). Personally I think there is more chance of people scratching the body if they want to do mischief.

Suggestions please
I don't think the spare wheel is worth going for. The alloy looks pretty good.
The reverse sensor is decent and I have found it adequate. The beeps get faster and shriller - and then goes into a continuous whistle when you get really close to something.
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Got the car cleaned at Carzspa yesterday. They did the interiors as well - not steam since it wasn't that ditry.
The bill came to Rs.350/- (quite reasonable I thought). It's a small place, just below the Kathrikaddavu Bridge.
Attaching a couple of pics post cleaning.
I used to take mine to Easy Car wash and Spa near edapally. But recently my SA showed me a few light scratches on the door-handles caused by such cleaning. Did you check this on yours, mine is also moondust silver

If the place is good, then the deal is pretty good. I usually spent 450/- once in 2 months for a complete cleanup while i do the regular wash at home.
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I used to take mine to Easy Car wash and Spa near edapally. But recently my SA showed me a few light scratches on the door-handles caused by such cleaning. Did you check this on yours, mine is also moondust silver

If the place is good, then the deal is pretty good. I usually spent 450/- once in 2 months for a complete cleanup while i do the regular wash at home.
I must take a look in proper sunlight. Hope there are no such scratches.
I will reserve judgement on the place until I do a full clean, including interiors.
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Here's the current prices of EcoSport accessories in Bangalore - price list courtesy of Metro Ford.
The last 6 items are rates for 3M services/products, in case that is of interest to any.
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In Bangalore, Metro Ford on Palace Cross Road currently have the new golden-brown shade on display, on a Titanium+ diesel EcoSport. This colour looks very good. Where the Mars Red and Kinetic Blue shades give the EcoSport a toy-like appearance, this colour makes it look mature and grown-up. Kudos to Renault for introducing this shade on their Duster.

Metro Ford rotate vehicles every week, so please call them to confirm which one is one display before heading over there. I'm not a spokesperson for them, just a visitor!

On a related note, footfalls in the showroom were noticeably lesser today compared to just a fortnight ago (both visits on Saturday afternoon). Also, on my previous visit I wasn't caught by an SA (not complaining ), today I was collared by one the moment I walked in, and had to tell her I was only interested in looking around and didn't need assistance. Baleno effect?
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Do you have a pic of the new colour you can share? We are looking at bringing one home in Jan.

In Bangalore, Metro Ford on Palace Cross Road currently have the new golden-brown shade on display, on a Titanium+ diesel EcoSport.
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Do you have a pic of the new colour you can share?
Check the following 2 links from earlier in the thread for some pictures. I haven't clicked any myself, since these were already available.

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Hi folks,

Looking for some quick advice. Booked a Silver Ecosport 1.5L AT last weekend and expecting delivery this weekend. I am being offered Rs 25K worth of accessories.

I have decided to take the engine guard (Rs 8,750) and Vinyl Covers (Grey-White - Rs 8,000). This leaves me with about Rs 7,000 to spend.

Options I am thinking about:

1. Reverse Camera (Not sure since Reverse sensor seems to be fairly capable). Does the reverse sensor show distance ? Or does it beep and beeps get shriller as objects come closer.

2. Spare wheel cover. The sales person suggests it for protection (perhaps from people who scratch it?). Personally I think there is more chance of people scratching the body if they want to do mischief.

3. Under-rust coating is an option. 3M charges Rs 4,000/- and offers 5-yr warranty. Need to check what Ford's terms are.

4. If nothing else then the illuminated LED scuff plates would look good at night

Suggestions please
I have seen many ecosport with broken spare wheel cover. This is going to take the first impact in case you get rear ended and this accessory cost a lot. So in case you take it better get it insured also. I have the illuminated scuff plates but after one year one of them stopped working. It cannot be repaired they said and Ford offers one year warranty on this. They asked me to come another day to check if they can do anything about it, but i didnt find time yet.

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Got the car cleaned at Carzspa yesterday. They did the interiors as well - not steam since it wasn't that ditry.
The bill came to Rs.350/- (quite reasonable I thought). It's a small place, just below the Kathrikaddavu Bridge.
I pay the same at ford official workshop which is 10 mins from my place for exterior wash and interior vacuum and cleaning. They do this for free after servicing or repairs.

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Here's the current prices of EcoSport accessories in Bangalore - price list courtesy of Metro Ford.
The last 6 items are rates for 3M services/products, in case that is of interest to any.
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The accessory prices quoted are way too high. Last year i bought the illuminated scuff plates for 4.5k, the front & rear appliques for 8k and ambient light for 2.3k. Prices here are 5.7, 9.5 & 4k respectively. Thats a lot of price difference. Same with seat cover and car cover.
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I have seen many ecosport with broken spare wheel cover. This is going to take the first impact in case you get rear ended and this accessory cost a lot.
That's an excellent point, and not something I'd thought of previously . You're right - if one is rear-ended, or if one mistakenly reverses into an obstacle (e.g. pillar/post) then its a goner! And given that is has only cosmetic value, this point should be borne in mind by anyone considering the spare wheel cover.

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The accessory prices quoted are way too high. Last year i bought the illuminated scuff plates for 4.5k, the front & rear appliques for 8k and ambient light for 2.3k. Prices here are 5.7, 9.5 & 4k respectively. Thats a lot of price difference.
Again, a good call-out. I'm not sure if that's a difference between states, a price increase within a year, or just Ford giving the dealers freedom to price accessories differently! I've seen that for the Figo's accessories and Aspire's accessories they've put the price on the website itself, but not so for the Ecosport's accessories.
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I pay the same at ford official workshop which is 10 mins from my place for exterior wash and interior vacuum and cleaning. They do this for free after servicing or repairs.
I haven't checked with my Ford service centre here but since it is a good 12 kms from my house (as against this place which is 1 km away and on my way to office), the convenience factor alone is enough to tip the scales (not to mention the fuel factor).
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