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2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. #4691436
03/11/18 12:27 PM
03/11/18 12:27 PM
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Illinois
mrsilv04 Offline OP
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Just saw the first two Ford EcoSquirts that arrived at the local dealership.

The stickers on the windshield showed that they sailed from Chennai, India on Christmas Day on the vessel Grand Aurora, and they just arrived at the dealership this past week. That was one long and slow trip from India to Illinois.

The dealer had two, on both ends of the spectrum. One was completely a base model white S, no options at all, at $21,000. The other one was a fully loaded ruby red Titanium that stickered at nearly $29,000.

I'm not sure who would pay $29,000 for something that small... but sitting nearby was a $67,000 F-150, so I suppose it'll only take one sucker to prove me wrong.

A little surprised that Ford is so late to the party, with a sub-cute-ute. The styling made it instantly recognizable as a Ford. Not sure how well that a 1.0 liter 3 cylinder is going to push it through the air. I have to laugh that my motorcycle has twice the cylinders, and nearly twice the displacement as well. (6 cylinders and 1.8 liters).

Another thing is the slow infiltration of cars into this country, from new regions of the world. Namely, these from India... and the Buick Envision from China.


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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691456
03/11/18 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
A little surprised that Ford is so late to the party.


Probably not a bad thing for Ford since there's little demand for small vehicles right now. I can't believe it only gets 29mpg on the highway. I'm seeing low 20k's for one.

Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691468
03/11/18 12:52 PM
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My god those are ugly. They look like a bulldog with a smooshed face, like they ran into a wall.

And it's 1.0L engine doesn't get any better mpg than an Escape that has a 2.5L.

And looking at Autotrader it looks like they can be had for $17.5k while an Escape is $19k. I wouldn't want to be in a penalty box for just a little bit less $$$


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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691477
03/11/18 01:03 PM
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They are very popular in Mexico. THose and the VW Crossfox compete in the same segment. Both are very rugged. They are designed for the bad streets and no-roads of these countries. Of course, we Americans don't need vehicles such as these, but Ford needs to compete against the Juke and the Soul.


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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691486
03/11/18 01:13 PM
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My 2016 Edge gets 30 on the highway. 2.0 Ecoboost.


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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691526
03/11/18 01:48 PM
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I like this segment. You can fit 4 people in them comfortably, the ride height is decent and you can fold the back seats down and haul bulky cargo.


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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691548
03/11/18 02:17 PM
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Mr Nice Offline
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I agree they are ugly and very small.

Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691550
03/11/18 02:20 PM
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A lot of parts are on backorder. Not big news with Ford lately, but if someone buys one I hope they don't get into an accident that required a bumper or fenders for the next few months.


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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691566
03/11/18 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: mrsilv04


The stickers on the windshield showed that they sailed from Chennai, India on Christmas Day on the vessel Grand Aurora, and they just arrived at the dealership this past week. That was one long and slow trip from India to Illinois.

...

Another thing is the slow infiltration of cars into this country, from new regions of the world. Namely, these from India... and the Buick Envision from China.



Yuck. Hope this is boycotted.

Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691578
03/11/18 02:43 PM
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I'm glad everyone is seeing pics!




Respectfully,

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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691595
03/11/18 03:01 PM
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Linctex Offline
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Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
but sitting nearby was a $67,000 F-150


Sigh............. we live in sad times.


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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: Linctex] #4691605
03/11/18 03:09 PM
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Mr Nice Offline
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
but sitting nearby was a $67,000 F-150


Sigh............. we live in sad times.


People will still buy that F-150 even if it's in a really nice BMW or Benz price range.

Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691686
03/11/18 04:35 PM
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Probably not a bad CUV, but I think I would prefer the CX-3.


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1995 318ti Club Sport

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2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691758
03/11/18 06:05 PM
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Georgia
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Some people will buy them, not me. If I wanted something this small, I would go with the Honda HR-V.


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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSports arriving at dealerships. [Re: mrsilv04] #4691803
03/11/18 07:01 PM
03/11/18 07:01 PM
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virginia
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Haven't seen one in person yet, only photos on the net. I don't believe I would buy one. Don't see the value unless it was priced well 17K. Looks cheap and I'd be really curious how comfortable the front seats are on a long drive. There are better choices...IMO.


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