An avid cross country traveler who has driven pretty much every type of vehicle on the terra firma.
The Ford EcoSport is more of a four-seater – a hatchback on steroids if I can put it that way. The Renault Duster is a sedan on steroids (since it’s based on the Logan). It’s wider than the EcoSport, and it has far more luggage space. The Duster has 475 litres, the EcoSport can hold only about 364 litres – that’s like a medium suitcase and a…[Read more]
That said, the seating space in the EcoSport is comfortable for four. But five is a squeeze as it’s not really as wide as the Duster. Legroom in my opinion is at a par.
To add to it, I prefer the recline angle of the Ecosport to that of the Duster. It is very ergonomic, comfortable and roomy, for four people though.
And yes, you can adjust the recline angle of the rear seat in the EcoSport – it reclines at three different positions, so that’s nice.
How is the rear seat space, compared to Swift / i20 / Liva?
Hi, we havent got the diesel top end to drive yet… Roshun will answer you in a few mins meanwhile here is the ecoboost variant review – http://www.cartoq.com/expertvoice/ford-ecosport-road-test-and-review-sure-shot-winner/
While the vehicle given to us to drive was the 1.0 Ecoboost petrol variant, I can tell you what the diesel should be like, to drive. The Ecosport diesel, will be a very easy to drive car in the city due to its visibility, super light steering and that chiller of an air conditioner and great handling. Also, the diesel engine, due to its torquier…[Read more]
Hi Santosh, The top-end Ford EcoSport Titanium Plus diesel is likely to be priced at around Rs. 10.5 lakh (with the six airbags and all that). Instead of the Titanium Plus, I would suggest the Titanium variant – it won’t have keyless push-button and comes with only two airbags and fabric upholstery. But I think it would be better value for money,…[Read more]
And A comparo between the Evalia and the Enjoy !!
The official launch is today and we will soon get our car to test and publish our opinion.
Hi Sanjay, been a while since I’ve heard from you. I just got back from the Chevrolet Enjoy launch. Brilliant pricing on the vehicle. I also checked it out thoroughly, although I’ll only be getting it late next week to review. Prices are between Rs. 5.49 lakh and Rs. 7.99 lakh. A launch report coming shortly. And yes, I will compare the Enjoy and…[Read more]
Hi Roshun, Been Travelling a lot ,infact you wont hear much from me till 1st week of Jun, will be in the US till then, enjoying the Mustang Convertibles , Toyota RAV4 . Will wait for the review, Thanks Buddy.
Wow. The Mustang – one of my all time favourite cars. Have a good trip.
Mine too, since I was a little boy,Thanks , will send some great photos after the trip
For the parameters you have considered, I would pick the Amaze over the Sail sedan.
As far as prices go – the Amaze and the Sail are very closely priced. If you don’t mind the brand – I would go with the Sail sedan on prices as you get a bigger car. That said, both cars have good safety features on the top-end variants – Sail LT has two airbags and ABS, so does the Amaze VX. But if you come a notch lower – the Sail LS-ABS still…[Read more]
As for performance – the Amaze is a better performer, both in petrol and diesel, when compared to the Chevrolet Sail.
Two of these options are realistic, the SX4 and the Linea. If you know what to look for while buying a used car and have the patience to find a good one, a used car is a better option than a new one, in my personal opinion. Regards.
As a pre owned car, stay away from European cars unless you get a very good deal and the owner is known to you. Stick with the SX4 or the City.
The Fiat Linea is a good diesel car to buy – and thanks to Fiat’s reputation in India, its resale value drops quite a bit. You will be able to get a good Fiat Linea in that price. Honda City – you’ll get a 2008/2009 model within that price range – and is a good option among petrol cars. SX4 too is available at a slightly lower price. Only problem…[Read more]
Obviously the best deal amongst these is the Linea as you will get the newest / least run vehicle at that price. The problem is that while Fiat’s sell in small numbers a majority of owners don’t sell their cars early. As a result, most used Lineas on the block could be abused or not so well cared for cars (remember the Linea was launched December…[Read more]
When the rear glass is large, it cant go down completely since rear doors taper and do not have as much space at the bottom as we see at the window sill. For hatchbacks that have rear glasses that go down completely, its cheaper for the manufacturer since some part of the rear glass is the fixed rear quarter glass and the actual window glass is a…[Read more]
Child safety regulations in the EU union require the rear glass not to open fully.
Going by the current trends, the only factor stopping the Amaze from becoming the segment leader are Honda’s production capacities.
To early to comment on the resale value of the Amaze. But if the massive bookings and the residual value of the City are anything to go by, expect it to hold its value just as well as the Dzire.
A one year tentative travel plan could pretty easily extend and hence you can safely buy the Amaze and use it till you are in the country. Also, Hondas have enjoyed reasonable re sale values across most of their cars and the Amaze too will hold its value, when you intend to sell it.
Mahindra Thar CRDe is the best one u can go for… it is powered by a 2.5L crde engine which delivers a power f 106 bhp and 247 Nm of torque…while, d 2523cc Di engine is older one & it is quiet underpowered… Also, Thar CRDe has independent front suspension & Di has leaf springs….
If you are using the Thar for your estate work then go for the Di(4×4 preferably) as you can load up the back with heavy bags etc,i have seen the crde Thars with coffee bags at the back they look like they are doing a wheelie. But if you want to carry reasonable loads & enjoy a decent ride along with refined engine, ac & power steering with…[Read more]
Poonacha I had thardi few months back met with accident I had to scrap it . Thanks am going for crde .
@prithvi: The Thar CRDe is an excellent Jeep and is pretty good highway cruiser as well. However, the new Thar will soon be launched with the 2.2 MHawk engine and “apparently” most M&M dealers have stopped taking bookings for the CRDe Thar.
Does m-hawk thar hav more mileage than the crde,,
It should, ideally but the difference would not be more than a km or two.