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Old 24th January 2017, 20:05   #16
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Ecosport- The Ecosport is a good car and I was interested in the petrol automatic but it had a waiting period of 6-8 months and no test drive car which was really ridiculous. So ruled this out. The sales executive also did not seem eager to take my contact details. I think he already had lots of customers. I also visited Metro Ford on St. Marks road where the dealer offered me a test drive immediately.
This is not the first time I am hearing or reading about Ecosport. Pity that such a brilliant car has such poor sales force behind it. I had a similar experience at Ellite Ford Marathalli and St Marks road Bangalore and finally ended up buying from Lathangi Ford JP Nagar Bangalore.
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Old 24th January 2017, 20:13   #17
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Appreciate the honest review. Was looking for a review of 1.6 Petrol Duster. Your review provided all answers. Cheers
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I checked out the Duster in June 2016, guess they deleted it by then, checked with the Duster Dealer he said it was only available in Diesel.
Wow!! That's a real shocker. Why would they remove a safety feature? Beats me.

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The difference is 6th gear and an extra kmpl of mileage.

100 in creta comes @ 2500RPM because of 6th.
Is this a petrol engine? My colleague has also taken the Creta petrol and is very happy. Yes the 6th gear makes me super jealous Gives more efficiency and helps in highway cruising.

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This is not the first time I am hearing or reading about Ecosport. Pity that such a brilliant car has such poor sales force behind it.
There are certain showrooms of all car brands that are like this. The Volkswagen apple auto is another one.

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Appreciate the honest review. Was looking for a review of 1.6 Petrol Duster. Your review provided all answers. Cheers
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Old 25th January 2017, 10:46   #19
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I had always fancied about Petrol Duster in AWD Avatar. We don't have it in here nor I am sure if Europe gets it but still I always think that If there would have been something like this I would have preferred over any Diesel wannabe SUV.
I think Petrol duster is very understated car, and When it fakes it of SUV it fakes it real good, better than any of the cross out there.

Rohanak, Thanks for putting your views on the same. You being owner of a car I can trust your every word on it. I am sure being petrol duster she would enjoy less maintenance costs, comparatively simple maintenance schedule, long reliable life span and for you less things to care of.
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Not so soon I guess. May be I might think after about 35000km. I don't know why my car came with Apollo tyres while almost all Dusters have MRF wanderer tyres. Probably I should have traded these tyres on the first day for Michelin.
That's exactly what I did to my Apollo tyres on the very first day of my EcoSport and got a decent 3.5k return per tyre. Running on Michelin Primacy 3 ST, 15000kms and going good.
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I had always fancied about Petrol Duster in AWD Avatar.
Definitely needs a better engine. The only worry is further drop in mileage. In a country where fuel prices increase every 15 days I don't see future for a fuel guzzling petrol 4WD

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Rohanak, Thanks for putting your views on the same. You being owner of a car I can trust your every word on it. I am sure being petrol duster she would enjoy less maintenance costs, comparatively simple maintenance schedule, long reliable life span and for you less things to care of.
Maintenance costs haven't been too high but I will get to know in a couple of months when she is due for paid service For the 12000kms I drive in a year this car works out well for me.
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Great to see this review. No doubt about the ride quality. Inspite of the 4 years I have owned this one, I am still wowed by that factor. Every we hit the highway, there it shows up again. The ride quality is a direct influence on how low the fatigue levels can be.
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Great Review Rohan.Looking forward to some travelogues made on your chariot soon!
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