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Old 3rd January 2015, 09:07   #16
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Congrats on your snazzy new ride! Lovely review and photos;it indeed did justice to the car.
I've personally been after this car as well, in its orange avatar.
Couple of questions:
1.Does the leather make you feel sweaty after long journeys?
2.Which of the three recline settings of the back seat is the most comfortable for regular city commute?
Wish you many niggle free miles ahead.
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Couple of questions:
1.Does the leather make you feel sweaty after long journeys?
2.Which of the three recline settings of the back seat is the most comfortable for regular city commute?
Sorry for the REALLY late reply! Anyways

1. The Leather is pretty good and I have felt no such problems even after long journeys. The AC does a great job
2. The whole of the backseat in my car has been left to the further-most reclined setting by default. The first two ones just feel to upright to me after trying the 3rd setting.
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Okay, So an update on the car. Sorry for being so late but 2nd year of MBBS has kept me really busy.

Its a little over 2 years and 2 Months old now completed 11,000 Kms. No complaints as such till now (touchwood).

I took it last week to the Ford Dealer for the usual 2 year servicing. I was just happy that I got to drive it (I'm usually at delhi whole of the year) While taking it there I thought the gears were a bit gruff and seemed to require a lot of effort on the clutch.
It was a smooth experience at the service center. Got there at around noon, the SA made the jobsheet, I also told him to get the gearshifts checked which he wrote down. Then the mechanic also TD'ed it with me and said it was quite normal. Since my dad also never complained about this thing, I let it go. It could be just me, since I'm not used to driving this car.

On the TD, I also remembered that the Car is flashing the "Key Battery Low" message on the Console, so asked the SA to get a new battery. An interesting thing is that I'm currently using the 2nd key, since the first one also showed the same problem and they didn't have the battery in stock. So I was left with no choice. We went to their parts counter only to find that it can me made available only "on order". I was still ok with it, then the guy told me about the price. Rs 984/-

Yeah, RIGHT!! I refused to place an order for it. My father tells me that he did in fact open up the Key fob and get a new battery from the market, only to have it flashing the same message a week later. Anyways, I'll deal with that.

Rest of the visit was good. I was really happy with the fact that the SA didn't try to push any useless stuff like "Injector cleaning" or "Repellant coating". Just knocked off the Wheel alignment and balancing, and the Bill came to Rs 4340/-

Ford has done something which I believe every manufacturer should. They have put up a poster with the price of services of all their models and Mileage. This is godsent if you're stuck with a greedy dealer pushing you for rubbish add-ons. I'm attaching the pic of the same.
My Perfect Car: Ford EcoSport Titanium (O) EcoBoost-img_20151222_143839.jpg

The car was complete and ready to go by 3:30 PM(Just under 3 and a half hours) which is good compared to most of my previous experiences with other brands.

Some Key Points
  • The Service was good and quick
  • The owners lounge is nice and they have started Free WiFi as well
  • They had the latest issue of Overdrive, so it was fun for me
  • They even gavea proper lunch to the people waiting for therir vehicles
  • The service included putting 2 pouches of Washer fluid, one of which I found lying as it is, in my centre console. Not a big thing, since I can do it myself. Just found it a bit weird.

Unfortunately, While driving back I was passing a Narrow street with traffic and I managed to hit the LHS ORVM just enough so that the Mirror inside it came off (The housing, the indicator light and the Electric adjustment motor was fine). I was pretty sad at that, until 2 days later I got a replacement mirror for a reasonable Rs 200/- from a spare parts shop near my house. The replacement does not have the 2 curvatures like the original one, but its the same size and shape so gets the work done well.
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Okay, So an update on the car. Sorry for being so late but 2nd year of MBBS has kept me really busy.

Its a little over 2 years and 2 Months old now completed 11,000 Kms. No complaints as such till now (touchwood).

The car was complete and ready to go by 3:30 PM(Just under 3 and a half hours) which is good compared to most of my previous experiences with other brands.

Some Key Points[list][*]The Service was good and quick[*]The owners lounge is nice and they have started Free WiFi as well[*]They had the latest issue of Overdrive, so it was fun for me [*]They even gavea proper lunch to the people waiting for therir vehicles.
Looks like DAMS and other stuff is keeping you busy otherwise visiting team bhp after almost an year is a crime. Anyways all the best for the 2nd prof result.

Coming back to the car good to see you had a positive experience with ford service. It seems to have come a long way from the nightmarish Ford Escort days. What do u plan on doing with the keyfob? Is there a provision to maually use the car in case the battery dies. If there isn't and both of your fobs are showing low battery I think u shud look for a solution fast.

Hoping to see you more active on team bhp not leaving it elusive for holidays but using it in Delhi as well. Looking forward to meeting you at the auto expo this year or maybe even attend it with you. Cya.
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Looks like DAMS and other stuff is keeping you busy otherwise visiting team bhp after almost an year is a crime. Anyways all the best for the 2nd prof result.

Coming back to the car good to see you had a positive experience with ford service. It seems to have come a long way from the nightmarish Ford Escort days. What do u plan on doing with the keyfob? Is there a provision to maually use the car in case the battery dies. If there isn't and both of your fobs are showing low battery I think u shud look for a solution fast.

Hoping to see you more active on team bhp not leaving it elusive for holidays but using it in Delhi as well. Looking forward to meeting you at the auto expo this year or maybe even attend it with you. Cya.
I'm guilty as hell and I'm gonna do the time now.

Yeah, I don't have any complaints (Surprisingly!) from Ford service. That makes recommending this brand a whole lot easier.

The Key does offer a fallback solution, pressing the button on each side gives way to the reguar key that can be used to open the car. Starting it up is a bit gimmicky as i would have to hold it up to a place near the point where the regular ignition keyhole would be. The manual gives these instructions IIRC, but havent tried it yet.
Yes, of course I am totally on the solution, opened up the key to find that it takes a CR2032 Battery(The original is a Panasonic). The Panasonic is available on Amazon for 150 bucks, but I have gone out on a limb and ordered an Energizer one(I find the brand really dependable) off eBay, it should arrive by next week. If it manages to work for more than 1 week, I'm ordering another one.

Definitely, The Expo should be fun. I'm thinking of going on Friday (its the 5th I think)
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I'm posting pics to show how the key opens to show the manual key option.

Also, an update on the CR 2032 battery, the eBay seller just refunded me saying no stock available, so have ordered the Panasonic one from Amazon.
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  • The Service was good and quick
  • The owners lounge is nice and they have started Free WiFi as well
  • They had the latest issue of Overdrive, so it was fun for me
  • They even gavea proper lunch to the people waiting for therir vehicles
  • The service included putting 2 pouches of Washer fluid, one of which I found lying as it is, in my centre console. Not a big thing, since I can do it myself. Just found it a bit weird.

I was pretty sad at that, until 2 days later I got a replacement mirror for a reasonable Rs 200/- from a spare parts shop near my house. The replacement does not have the 2 curvatures like the original one, but its the same size and shape so gets the work done well.
Good for you. If you read about my recent experience of 20k service here :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3878568 (American Beauty - My Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5 Diesel)
you will find how the Ganges Ford Kolkata SA overcharged me for 2 washer fluid, also took 200rs for grease saying it doesnt come within the "package" ford mentioned, also for no reason they charged me over 100rs for WD40 saying they required it for some work, also 100rs for some cover protector they have used while cleaning interiors, it wont cost more than 10rs. Coming to lunch i was shocked to find they offered me the same lunch they give free to the mechanics who work there. It was so pathetic.

Sorry to hear about the broken orvm, the outer glass is the blind spot mirror which come integrated with the glass. The good thing about Ford is their child part strategy, you can either replace the whole ORVM assembly which costs 2.5k ish else you can buy the glass, the indicator or the plastic cover separately. This keeps the cost of repairs down.

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also for no reason they charged me over 100rs for WD40 saying they required it for some work, also 100rs for some cover protector they have used while cleaning interiors, it wont cost more than 10rs. Coming to lunch i was shocked to find they offered me the same lunch they give free to the mechanics who work there. It was so pathetic.

Sorry to hear about the broken orvm, the outer glass is the blind spot mirror which come integrated with the glass. The good thing about Ford is their child part strategy, you can either replace the whole ORVM assembly which costs 2.5k ish else you can buy the glass, the indicator or the plastic cover separately. This keeps the cost of repairs down.
100 bucks for using WD40 is ridiculous! They are clearly trying to take you for a ride, be sure to tell this in any of the feedback calls you receive.

Yeah, now that you tell me they did start the child part strategy. Any idea about the cost of the genuine mirror?

Also, Another update on my quest to find the correct battery for the key:
I spotted a CR2032 battery in a nearby stationery shop, it was the Brand "Maxell". But unfortunately it turned out to be a fake with "HiTech Maxtel" written on the cell rather than the original "Hitachi Maxell". Anyways, 1000 bucks is still a rubbish price for what the Ford gives (which only lasts for a year)
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100 bucks for using WD40 is ridiculous! They are clearly trying to take you for a ride, be sure to tell this in any of the feedback calls you receive.

Yeah, now that you tell me they did start the child part strategy. Any idea about the cost of the genuine mirror?

Also, Another update on my quest to find the correct battery for the key:
I spotted a CR2032 battery in a nearby stationery shop, it was the Brand "Maxell". But unfortunately it turned out to be a fake with "HiTech Maxtel" written on the cell rather than the original "Hitachi Maxell". Anyways, 1000 bucks is still a rubbish price for what the Ford gives (which only lasts for a year)
I managed to break the indicators once and the cover plastic but never the mirror Why dont you ask the cost of the part next time you hit the workshop? Compare the cost with that of total assembly.

CR2032 is a very popular battery size which i found in most of the watches i own, including cheap digital ones. Instead of buying online, why dont you check the same in some watch stores. Here in my city even the road side watch mechanics stock them. Its even present in computer motherboard for storing BIOS settings and time. Maybe computer hardware retailers might also stock them.
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I managed to break the indicators once and the cover plastic but never the mirror Why dont you ask the cost of the part next time you hit the workshop? Compare the cost with that of total assembly.

CR2032 is a very popular battery size which i found in most of the watches i own, including cheap digital ones. Instead of buying online, why dont you check the same in some watch stores. Here in my city even the road side watch mechanics stock them. Its even present in computer motherboard for storing BIOS settings and time. Maybe computer hardware retailers might also stock them.
Yeah I will do that, but as you may read above, the incident happened when I was coming back after the service.

The problem I had is the same I have now, most of the ones available are fake, while they made do the job in a watch or a calculator, I don't feel like trusting them with the car. About 80% of the "Maxell" you'll find in the market are fake. Computer shops would be a better option I guess, but I think CR2025 is more common as the CMOS cell
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The repercussions of the low sales of EcoBoost in Ludhiana(and really the whole of Punjab) are starting to show.
Currently in the dealership for a 20K service and the SA clearly admitted that they get 1 ecoboost in for service in like 6-7 months. Although he did say that this was the Ecosports real engine and its a shame people buy the other ones. I was just happy until i heard this.
But a few minutes later i discovered that they didn't have the Oil filter for EcoBoost in stock, so the part is coming from Nawashahr (about 1.5 hr drive from Ludhiana), thank god for Bhagat ford being such a big group. This is still okay, but in future i would have to schedule the appointment before coming down and making sure they have the parts. And what do we do now that there is no oil filter currently? Washing First!!!
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First of all, thanks for keeping the thread updated after all these years. It's really helpful to read owner accounts. I'm waiting the delivery of probably one of the last few EcoBoosts in Bangalore!

What did you do finally for your oil filter?
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