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Ford mini SUV EcoSport - Now Launched

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by Cuty Red, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Guys, kindly keep on topic and on the Eco Sport.
  2. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Oh really? New Ford Fiesta is still a Benchmark when it comes to handling in cars upto 11-12L.
    Fiats have better steering feedback and suspension behavior.
    Fiesta loses out on steering as it has EPS,but if someone has driven will realize,that it simply does not feel like a EPS at high speeds.
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  3. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    I said it failed because of the sale numbers. Very few of them are found on the road. Most go for Fiesta classic even after the launch of the new Fiesta. BTW, I didn't say it's a bad car. Punto and Linea have been failing in terms of numbers, but they aren't bad cars :)
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  4. imranshks

    imranshks Superiore

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    @fiatlover Ecosport waiting period for diesel is 9 months and Petrol ecoboost engine the waiting period is 12 months. Traditional petrol engine 1.6 ltr is the only readily available version it seems.

    Source: Metro Ford near Windsor manor Bangalore. :)

    Let's see if Ford Ecosport still manages to make numbers like Maruti Suzuki swift :rolleyes:

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  5. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    When we did the test drive at Elite ford, the executive said, low-end versions have 3 months waiting period and high-end one have up to 9 months. Maybe they thought that most people will go for low-end versions. But I do feel that at least in the initial period Ecosport will make some good numbers.
    In 9 months, if Verito Vibe reappears redesigned as a mini-SUV, I wont be surprised! :D
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  6. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    All these waiting period seems to be artificially created by Ford and its dealers.
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  7. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    It just means that even after a year of hype, they are not ready to meet the market demand (?)
  8. imranshks

    imranshks Superiore

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    Totally agree with @Fiatlover. Also a recall for glowplug module placement after a year long wait isn't justified.

    But people won't speak much since its Ford and not Fiat, had it been the case with Fiat, you know ;)

    Let's wait for the time to unfold the mystery of numbers :thumbup:

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  9. Nadeem Ahmed VR 46

    Nadeem Ahmed VR 46 Esperto

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    This generation of Ford's are compromised on quality to keep costs low..Ikon was a solid built car in that era no doubt about it..

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    @Akshay ya New Fiesta is still a Benchmark in handling..Fiats have HPS steering whereas Ford's have EPS which is light at low speeds and weighs up like HPS at high speeds..

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    Ford is taking the route which Maruti and Honda did with with and Amaze by making long waiting periods for their cars..should see how buyers react to the waiting period of Ecosport coz Duster is readily available..After taking so many months to launch this car,still they cant produce more cars to deliver it to customer on time..Either they are creating more hype for this Dhamaka product or they are not able to produce huge volumes to meet huge demand of customers..
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  10. Nadeem Ahmed VR 46

    Nadeem Ahmed VR 46 Esperto

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    It's created by Ford and its dealers to show that their Dhamaka product has a huge Demand and bookings for which they cant produce huge units..

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    They will be ready to meet the market demand when there's a new tough,serious rival to Ecosport which even undercuts Ecosport's price with lots of features..

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    Imran Bhai,Is Ford recalling Ecosport to solve glowpug module placement or toppling issue??if it would have been Fiat then people would had said that Fiat is having legendary reliabilty issue..in another month we will come to know how successful Ecosport will be..

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