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Old 21st April 2017, 00:56   #16
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I think its time for an update on how the car is doing. Its been 3.8 years nd 70K kms on the odo thatís quite some mileage.

Do I recommend an ecosport after driving 70k?
If my post warranty servicing is affordable I will definitely recommend one. Purely for the solid build and driving pleasure. In terms of quality its no match to toyota however its almost equal or better compared to suzuki/hyundai/honda.
I am in the market for an Ecosport - Trend/Trend+. Have been fairly convinced till now though some contenders have popped in post my thread here. Just trying to read through your last comment. Any recommendations?
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I am in the market for an Ecosport - Trend/Trend+. Have been fairly convinced till now though some contenders have popped in post my thread here. Just trying to read through your last comment. Any recommendations?
I have owned this car now for 3.6 months and completed 8300 km's bulk of it on long trips and very bad roads, this vehicle does not disappoint you as long as you are a sedate driver. The torque delivery is very efficient even on inclined roads, but there is not much power available on tap at higher rpm. It is a very good vehicle for city driving and delivers an FE of 17kmpl for me in Bangalore's traffic, the FE is much higher on highways. The rear seats are not comfortable for adults on long drives because of inadequate cushioning and very stiff suspension. It is still better than Vitara Brezza or TUV 300 in terms of overall driving experience.

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I am in the market for an Ecosport - Trend/Trend+. Have been fairly convinced till now though some contenders have popped in post my thread here. Just trying to read through your last comment. Any recommendations?
Its a solidly built car with very good drivability in the diesel avatar. As I told you its been running without any major problems from the past 3+ years. If you are going for one please but the car with 5 years extended warranty. With the extended warranty be rest assured that the maintenance costs will be equal or less than that of other contenders.
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I think its time for an update on how the car is doing. Its been 3.8 years nd 70K kms on the odo thatís quite some mileage.

The good things first:
  • Its on the original tyres. Yes correct its on the original tyres with atleast 10k life left. Thatís phenomenal considering the roads it has been through. Do you know what's the icing on the cake: No punctures yet


The not so good things[list]
[*]Wheel alignment and balancing in the service centers is always a hit or miss. Sometimes they mess up already correct settings.[*]Front brake pads were replaced due to uneven disk wear at 55K. According to the SA it happens due to stone and dusk particles struck between the disk and the pad. The disk still had a lot of thread left in it and I was not convinced with the reason given by the SA. Due to uneven disk wear the steering was wobbling under high speed braking. But the rear brake pads still have atleast 30k life left in them according to the SA and thatís great.
Thats great mileage for the tyre and brake pads ! I would suggest that you change the tyres soon since its 3 years plus.
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