Hi everyone! The week before last, I had the opportunity to test out the Ford Ecosport for a week. Firstly, it’s my first time testing out a SUV and secondly, it’s also my first time testing a Ford. The gentlemen from Ford dropped off a blue Ford Ecosport on Tuesday 3rd March and I had the car till Tuesday 10 March, which gave me plenty time to experience it. The car came all clean and shiny, with a full tank of petrol, I must say I was excited but nervous at the same time. I was nervous because I’m used to driving an automatic for the last 2 years and the Ford Ecosport was a manual (clutch control to the max!).
As soon as the car was delivered to me, I took it out with me for lunch. Surprisingly, the Ecosport was very easy to drive, it is a petrol car and the engine is 1.5L which is smaller than what I’m used to. The steering wheel is very light, I could have done a three point turn with 2 fingers! 😀 The one thing I loved about the Ecosport is the nifty SYNC function, you pair your smartphone via bluetooth to the car once and every single time you hop into the car, it will sync automatically. You also have the option to download your phonebook onto the system of the car and thereafter, receiving and making a call is literally a button away from the dashboard and steering wheel, it’s that convenient. Not only will you be able to keep track of the battery life and the signal of your cellphone, but every time you make a call, the display is live on the screen of your dashboard.
What made it even better for me is that the Ecosport didn’t only have a normal parking sensor with the beeps but when you put the car into reverse gear, it display automatically shows you how far you are from the objects behind you and from which direction!
All in all, I think it’s a great car especially for young moms, students and those who have an active lifestyle and always on the go. The boot is very spacious and you can move the backseats forward depending on what you’re trying to fit into the boot, may it be luggage, sport equipment, camping equipment or even your fur children. It even fits me! 🙂
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