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Old 9th November 2016, 21:01   #31
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Hi ,wanted to ask you as an owner of ecosport at,how do think it stands as a city vehicle for my better half in comparison to polo gt tsi as they are in the same price band?

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Hi ,wanted to ask you as an owner of ecosport at,how do think it stands as a city vehicle for my better half in comparison to polo gt tsi as they are in the same price band?
From a convenience point of view, the EcoSport AT is a delight to drive in the cities. It is 4m so parking isn't that much of an issue as it would be for a sedan. Comparable with a hatch though.

Now coming specifically to the Polo GT TSI vs EcoSport AT comparison: the one issue could be the ease and comfort level your spouse has in driving in SUVish vehicle vs a typical low slung hatch.

Parking camera and sensors make backing up/parking relatively easy.

If the tall seating position doesn't bother her in terms of road visibility, I'd strongly recommend the EcoSport over the Polo as it serves more value (carrying capacity for highway drives, ability to tackle bad roads).

A long TD of both should make the decision easier purely from a ease-of-driving standpoint.
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Thanks for quick reply but don't you think polo has better visibility than ecosport with its blind spots?Camera with screen has to be installed in both. Sorry for pestering you with questions since my wife is a newbie driver and don't want to mess her first encounter with 4 wheels!
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Thanks for quick reply but don't you think polo has better visibility than ecosport with its blind spots?Camera with screen has to be installed in both. Sorry for pestering you with questions since my wife is a newbie driver and don't want to mess her first encounter with 4 wheels!
Also try out the new Honda Brio AT, I know a couple of women friends who have it & absolutely love it for its compactness, class & maneuverability. And excellent visibility from driver's seat & the rear. The new 2016 version also has improved equipment & interiors.
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Thanks for quick reply but don't you think polo has better visibility than ecosport with its blind spots?Camera with screen has to be installed in both. Sorry for pestering you with questions since my wife is a newbie driver and don't want to mess her first encounter with 4 wheels!
If she's just starting out driving, and it will be used only in the city, why not consider other hatches such as Brio, Grand i10, i20, Jazz?

My wife has just starting driving as well, and although EcoSport does need some getting used to, its not a deal breaker as such.

When I was in the market, I wanted something that could be used comfortably for highway runs so didn't consider hatches.
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Eight months and we're at the 7500 kms mark now and the EcoSport continues to go about its duties. There's not a lot to report as such because both, the usage and ownership experience, seems to be routine.

The car was not in use for three months else the odo would be higher. The battery did its job without hesitation after the break. I had filled up all the tyres to 35 psi; after three months, it had got down to only about 34 psi.

Couple of observations:

- When it comes to FE, it seems to be especially sensitive when you cross 80 km/hr. On highway runs, I see a healthy 15-16 kmpl when I keep the needle below 90 km/hr. I consciously avoid triple digit speeds but even with 90-100, I see a drop.

- At times, I keep the key in the storage cubes near the handbrake and on occasion when I've forgotten to take it, realized so when the doors wouldn't lock through the proximity sensor. Nifty feature. You can't lock the cars through the proximity sensors on the door if the key is inside the car.

- The headlight will be taken care of soon; highway drives at night are simply uncomfortable due to poor throw.

I recently got a Transcend DP220 dashcam for the car:

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Roughly ten months and the 10k kms mark has been crossed.

This brought up the second free service; thought of getting wheel alignment/balancing done as well.

Second-free service:

- Oil and oil filter changed
- Air filter was just cleaned

Total cost: Rs. 1202/-

Wheel alignment/balancing and tyre rotation, at a tyre shop (Darshan Tyres, Baner):

- Did a 4-tyre rotation, the mechanic said the 5-tyre rotation could be done at 20k kms

Total cost: Rs. 800/-

The car sees a healthy 50:50 mix of highway and city driving and has performed well.

Nothing major to report as such; still dilly-dallying on the headlight issue though.
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