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Old 2nd June 2010, 21:25   #46
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Looks neat ! Seems to be registered in Coimbatore, is the pic taken there or in Ooty / Coonoor ?
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Picture was taken at Coimbatore.
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Old 4th August 2010, 15:33   #48
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This car was detailed in the other eeco thread. it belongs to a bhpian.
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Old 23rd February 2011, 21:40   #49
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Bump!

Guys I need suggestion on what will be better to carry commercial fruit crates of 20 kg each.

An Maruti Eeco converted into a van or Tata Ace?

Thanks!
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the Omni or an Ace would do ; Eeco is too refined for fruit crates
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Old 23rd February 2011, 22:26   #51
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Thanks for the prompt response vigsom.

I was considering the Eeco due to its bigger capacity engine to tug 500kg worth of weight.
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I was considering the Eeco due to its bigger capacity engine to tug 500kg worth of weight.
Eeco is worth its weight in gold anyday ; I'm saying this since I owned its earlier avtaar Versa for 6.5 years

If you can fork out that extra cash for the Eeco,it's definitely worth it ; and the suspension will handle the load very very well.
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Guys I need suggestion on what will be better to carry commercial fruit crates of 20 kg each.

An Maruti Eeco converted into a van or Tata Ace?
i Just happened to read this post of yours, i would like to ask you to have a look at the Eeco Flexi; which is basically the Eeco cargo.

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Old 26th February 2011, 17:55   #54
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Eecho doesn't come with 7 seater AC?
Nope, The Eeco does not come with a 7 seater AC but one can get the AC fixed at the dealership for 80k with a 1 year warranty.

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I think should wait and let Maruti come up with & seater with PS and AC.
Like i said above, the Eeco 5 seater comes with a factory fitted AC and the7 seater has the provision to get one installed. About the PS, trust me the Eeco does not need it. It is only at parking speeds that the car is tough to maneuver.

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It would be better called the Rich Man's Omni
Well said

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So whats under the hood. Would be nice to see a underhood shot!
I will try to get that shot ASAP.
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Old 26th February 2011, 21:45   #55
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^^^ IMO, its more logical to get a 5 seater AC version, and then get the seats changed to 7 seater configuration at aftermarket stores. It would save quite a lot of money that way. And yes, no PS option for Eeco.
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Old 26th February 2011, 22:37   #56
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^^^ IMO, its more logical to get a 5 seater AC version, and then get the seats changed to 7 seater configuration at aftermarket stores. It would save quite a lot of money that way. And yes, no PS option for Eeco.
Yup. it is definitely logical to go for a 5 seater AC then the 7 seater version. The reason i say this is because the 7 seater version comes without an AC and also without any boot space.

That said, It is not that easy to convert the Eeco to a seven seater aftermarket. The issue is that Without an AC a seven seater is very impractical and fitting one aftermarket ruins the vehicle warranty. The dealers charge exorbitantly for the fitment and offer a one year warranty.
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Hi Eeco Lovers,
Anyone aware of modifications to convert Eeco into a mini camper?
I am planning a 6 month long trip across India and want to use Eeco as the trusted workhorse for the trip.. I am contemplating on removing all the back seats make enough place for compact bed for two.

Here is the initial proposal, please help to expand it...

1. Buy a 5 seater Std Eeco without AC.
2. Exchange all 5 seats for two front comfortable bucket seats. Look for seats which can be rotated 180 degrees to turn backwards.
3. Spend some extra money and exchange the standard tires with tubeless tires(Assuming that tubeless tires are available for this size.
4. Get a roof mounted AC. I would prefer one whose vents can turn upto 180 degree.. In that case, the same AC can serve front area while driving and rear area while sleeping.
5. For the rear, there are two options:
- 5a. Get a twin size Futon from one of the supermarkets and spread it along the length of the vehicle. The same can become a bed at night.
- 5b. Get a foldable wooden table hinged to one of the side walls to serve as dining table.
- 5c. Buy/tailor make some long and narrow wooden cabinets to store some cutlery, eatables, necessary kitchen stuff.

If option 5 doesnt works out, then
Get one of those expandable air beds from Decathlon. they cost pretty cheap. Just 1500 rupees.. Blow them up at night to use as bed.

Looking for your suggestions for enhancements and your feedback on the feasibility of my ideas.

Thanks
JP

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Hi Folks,

The Eeko had arrived in showrooms last saturday in Bangalore.
Was a wee-bit too curious to see it so checked it on the way......move from customer value to customer delight!

That's it folks! Hope this helps.
Cheers and happy revving,
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Dear rpmx1000,

Thank you for the above - crisp and to the point! Yes, I have just bought one (5-seater, AC) - and your write-up gives me the necessary boost!

The only other point I would add (a positive) is that this is the only offering at this price point & segment (I wont mention the Venture as I have my reservations) which offers RWD. And that is going to be the USP for the EECO, keeping in mind the target audience! As I've mentioned earlier, RWD adds hugely to the robustness quotient, and for me that is paramount. We have two boxers and they think of our other car (a 10 yr old Scorpio Glx to which we are devoted) as their private property. And the EECO will give the Scorpio much needed rest, and us, an opportunity to refurbish its interiors!

Thanks once again.
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Hi Eeco Lovers,
Anyone aware of modifications to convert Eeco into a mini camper?
I am planning a 6 month long trip across India and want to use Eeco as the trusted workhorse for the trip..
Hi JP,
That is an excellent idea. This was the same thing on my mind when I was searching and came across this thread.
The fact that EECO is a rear wheel drive and a petrol makes it practically the best option for conversion to a camper van for me.
The low ground clearance (160 mm) looks worrisome, though.
Did you ever get around to the project of converting EECO to a camper van? Would love to read about your experiences.

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