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Old 26th March 2019, 11:53   #166
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Hello BHPians,

Finally Aspire AT Titanium arrived after ~3 months from the day we decided to buy one. Initially there was no stock of the color we wanted and later we have to wait for the 2019 price list. We booked the car in early Feb and got delivered on 21st March. So far driven around 120 Kms and car handles and performs extremely well.

Below are my observations with little time I spent with her.

What's good:
- 1.5L dragon petrol engine is rev happy and 6 speed torque converter gearbox mated perfectly (this is the main reason why I bought aspire).
- Car attains 80-90 kmph speed in no time. Engine is not at all strained at 100-110 kmph range.
- D mode itself is quite peppy and roaring to go, hardly felt the need for Sports mode .
- Suspension is very good for it's segment and a decent handler on highway as well.
- Audio system is good but Apple Carplay & Android Auto on Titanium could have been better.
- Cabin layout is good and switches & controls feel sturdy and durable.

What's not so good:
- Boot lid does not have cladding, looks outright cheap
- Omission of features such as auto rear view mirror, auto wipers, auto headlamps etc. in Titanium variant
- No dead pedal in AT
- Window control switches are not backlit, only window lock button is backlit
- Headlights brightness and throw is not sufficient for highway drives. Projector set-up could have done justice to this otherwise amazing car.
- Engine revs slightly higher during 2 to 3 gears (I think so). Later gearshifts are hardly felt/noticed.

For some reason I am not able to upload pics. I will give a try later.
To summarize in once sentence, "Very happy with purchase of Aspire 1.5 AT".
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Finally Aspire AT Titanium arrived after ~3 months from the day we decided to buy one
Congratulations hillsnrains on your purchase! Really looking forward to more updates from you as this and the Amaze are cars that my wife is considering for her commute.

Could you especially describe your experience with the creep functionality, since Pune traffic is quickly trying to emulate Bangalore these days? Many thanks!
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The fly touchscreen unit on trend plus and titanium models is able to play videos and movies through pen drive or any usb device. But as soon as the car starts to move it blacks out the video displaying a caution message. Any idea if this can be bypsssed or removed via some settings?
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The fly touchscreen unit on trend plus and titanium models is able to play videos and movies through pen drive or any usb device. But as soon as the car starts to move it blacks out the video displaying a caution message. Any idea if this can be bypsssed or removed via some settings?
It is not a good idea for you to be watching a movie while you are driving so that is in the interest of your personal safety.
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It is not a good idea for you to be watching a movie while you are driving so that is in the interest of your personal safety.

I might only be using it once in a while to keep my kid engaged on those long drives. Certainly not for my own entertainment.
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I might only be using it once in a while to keep my kid engaged on those long drives. Certainly not for my own entertainment.
I don't think it is a law here in India but developed countries by law doesn't allow video content to play from front infotainment screen when car is in motion. I guess since this same car (export version) or this system is also exported so this feature may not have any option to bypass.

Is there anything mentioned about this in the manual ? Do check the manual or give a call to your Service Adviser. Often for various reasons they interact with manufacturer technical team so if you have good relation with your SA, this question may go upto Ford team for answer. BTW, you can give this a try in Ford social channel too, they would arrange a call back from their respective product team.

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