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Topic # 185548 27-Nov-2015 00:55
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any Geekzone user have one of these vehicles.
Looking at getting one.
http://www.ford.co.nz/suvs/ecosport





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  Reply # 1435715 27-Nov-2015 06:06
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Very much depends on what you want it for. It is based on the Fiesta platform which is good however don't expect to go any rougher than a gravel driveway.
If it's just for normal driving why not just get a Fiesta it will cheaper to run, handle better and be more comfortable.




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  Reply # 1435732 27-Nov-2015 07:34
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As Mike says it's just a bulked up Fiesta, albeit with a much more dated engine design. If you want a town friendly vehicle but need a bit more interior space than a Fiesta then it might be worth considering, but otherwise there are better options. 

This review isn't very complimentary. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1435736 27-Nov-2015 07:43
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@sbiddle got one few weeks back

Edit: scrap that I just saw word ' Titanium '

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  Reply # 1435737 27-Nov-2015 07:44
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Driven a few of them and they are really slow and hurt my eyes.


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  Reply # 1435756 27-Nov-2015 08:19
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johnr: @sbiddle got one few weeks back

Edit: scrap that I just saw word ' Titanium '


Nah I got a Focus Titanium.

The Kuga is a lot better and is based off the Focus design but is a lot more petrol thirsty due to the extra weight.


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  Reply # 1435760 27-Nov-2015 08:26
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sbiddle:
johnr: @sbiddle got one few weeks back

Edit: scrap that I just saw word ' Titanium '


Nah I got a Focus Titanium.

The Kuga is a lot better and is based off the Focus design but is a lot more petrol thirsty due to the extra weight.



The Kuga is a very nice vehicle but the price difference is quite a lot

@OP have you considered the Nissan Qashqai  or the Mazda CX3 ?




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  Reply # 1435764 27-Nov-2015 08:42
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What kind of car is a Ford Eco Sport Titanium?

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  Reply # 1435772 27-Nov-2015 08:51
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MikeB4:
sbiddle:
johnr: @sbiddle got one few weeks back

Edit: scrap that I just saw word ' Titanium '


Nah I got a Focus Titanium.

The Kuga is a lot better and is based off the Focus design but is a lot more petrol thirsty due to the extra weight.



The Kuga is a very nice vehicle but the price difference is quite a lot

@OP have you considered the Nissan Qashqai  or the Mazda CX3 ?


The Nissan Juke is more the size range of the Ecosport. Not recommending the Juke, just pointing out the size difference. From a tech perspective the newest range of Fords offer pretty good bang for the buck. Sat nav, reversing camera, climate air etc even in models below titanium.
I have resorted to watching reviews on YouTube. While the models tested aren't always analogous to NZ ones, the Australian ones are pretty close. What it also clues you into, is if there is a facelift or model change in the near future. Australasian market seems to be 6 months behind so the UK reviews are particularly useful from that aspect. Nothing worse than paying out good dollars only to have your car instantly depreciated by the release of a new model.




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  Reply # 1435783 27-Nov-2015 09:11
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joker97: What kind of car is a Ford Eco Sport Titanium?


An Urban SUV




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  Reply # 1435784 27-Nov-2015 09:12
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Dingbatt:
MikeB4:
sbiddle:
johnr: @sbiddle got one few weeks back

Edit: scrap that I just saw word ' Titanium '


Nah I got a Focus Titanium.

The Kuga is a lot better and is based off the Focus design but is a lot more petrol thirsty due to the extra weight.



The Kuga is a very nice vehicle but the price difference is quite a lot

@OP have you considered the Nissan Qashqai  or the Mazda CX3 ?


The Nissan Juke is more the size range of the Ecosport. Not recommending the Juke, just pointing out the size difference. From a tech perspective the newest range of Fords offer pretty good bang for the buck. Sat nav, reversing camera, climate air etc even in models below titanium.
I have resorted to watching reviews on YouTube. While the models tested aren't always analogous to NZ ones, the Australian ones are pretty close. What it also clues you into, is if there is a facelift or model change in the near future. Australasian market seems to be 6 months behind so the UK reviews are particularly useful from that aspect. Nothing worse than paying out good dollars only to have your car instantly depreciated by the release of a new model.


My wife loves the Juke (aka Nisan Kermit) it took some serious negotiation for me to talk her out of it 




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  Reply # 1435785 27-Nov-2015 09:17
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MikeB4:
joker97: What kind of car is a Ford Eco Sport Titanium?


An Urban SUV


I've never heard of a Ford Eco.

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  Reply # 1435786 27-Nov-2015 09:19
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Google or the ford website can help with that. 

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  Reply # 1435787 27-Nov-2015 09:20
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It depends what you're after in a vehicle. I wouldn't buy one, I have kids, and it doesn't have ISO-Fix for child restraints.




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lxsw20: Google or the ford website can help with that. 


LOL and now I have!

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  Reply # 1435790 27-Nov-2015 09:25
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joker97:
MikeB4:
joker97: What kind of car is a Ford Eco Sport Titanium?


An Urban SUV


I've never heard of a Ford Eco.


I did it for you 






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