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  1. Paras Chhabra
  2. Second Hand Cars
  3. Friday, July 16 2021
Hello Team

I am planning to buy this car, have reserved this as well but have not made the payment and have 30 days time to make a decision:

https://www.cars24.com/buy-used-Ford-Ecosport-2013-cars-Gurgaon-1011516922/

Please let me know if this is a good deal. I have the following preferences in choosing my car.
- Budget under 4 lakhs
- Fuel type petrol
- Require comfort since I have a lower back problem ( I think 15" wheels in eco sport would provide that because of the no. of potholes in Delhi ) Right now I own a WagonR VXI 2007 model which I don't find very comfortable, so want a car with bigger wheels than that and good suspensions.
- Delhi NCR location
- Want the model year to be at least 2012-2013 so that I can drive it for at least 4-5 years without any trouble
- Nice to haves: inbuilt bluetooth music system with mic inbuilt to take calls
- Preferably want KMs driven to be less than 75k
- Affordable maintenance (MUST) - 20-25k per year should be max ( including regulat spare part replacements )

If you don't think the above is a good option, do let me know what cars would be great to buy in this budget and also let me know some reliable sources to buy from in Delhi which provide premium used cars along with some sort of warranty if possible.

My other preferences in order are:
- Honda City
- Hyundai Verna
- Hyundai Elite i20
- Honda Amaze
- Swift DZire

Thanks & Regards
Paras Chhabra
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Hi Paras ji,

Greetings !!

As the model in question is 1 Litre Ecoboost Engine, pls find some inputs

Positives
1. This engine is a great engine for enthusiast with superb mid range
2. Impressive Handling, top notch steering dynamics
3. Been Top of line loaded with 6 Airbags, quiet impressive build
4. A real fun with strong mid range

Challenge
From Maintenance aspect - its quiet important to get car inspected thoroughly as many components are imported. Any issue in Pickup, rough ride or excessive smoke need a careful and detailed investigation. I mean - can relate to Turbo charger, Compression or engine parts.

Also, dont miss to drive on bad roads as car already driven in 73000 Kms - to feel and experience on suspension
> Shocker
> any noise from suspension while driving on bad road (if theres noise indicate issue with lower arm, link rod, bushes, mounts, shocker etc) - which may be a considerable expenditire.

So quiet important that you should have a test drive and drive at higher speed to check if any such pick up or rough ride issues
Also, take a local mechanic with you to check on and inspect any exhaust / compression related issue

If there's no Engine related issue then only it makes sense to proceed with car

Some Important aspect to know about Ecosport
But, important to note that basis owner experience and our note on Ecosport Ecoboost engine there was
> Considerable lag at lower RPM of Ecosport.
> Suspension was stiffened up, so while driving on bad roads will experience same in cabin

But having said same
> This Model specific as Titanium Plus was offerd with Lumbar Support
> You need to be going real slow on bad city roads / potholes to not to have discomfort
> Very Impressive Safety Aspect and Build Quality
> Mid range is Awesome

Price Assessment
73000 Kms is a good amount of running, Important is
> Inspect Tyre - when owners replaced same, refer Tyre Manufacturing Date
> Battery - how old is the battery
> Let mechanic to check on clutch plate and brakes

If
> Tyres are less than 3 yr old
> No engine related issues
> No Suspension related issues

and provided you check on car as referred in video including AC and other checks - can consider to go ahead with this car available at Rs 4 Lakh
Refer in these videos



Should help in making a right choice !!


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