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Hey all!
Just wondering how everyone is doing with their EcoSports. Have any problems come up yet?Are you pleased with your EcoSport so far? Any feedback is appreciated.
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Very pleased with our EcoSport and glad to say it's running great!

The only problems have been minor / cosmetic -

Slight blemishes in the paint. The dealer offered to re spray but the number of them would mean almost every panel so we decided against it

Windscreen wipers needed replacing after only 5 months (2500 miles)

Headlamp bulbs were useless so upgraded to Philips Xtreme Vision so we can see where we're going now! Edited by: xn85
 

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The blemishes are under the topcoat and weren't immediately apparent when we took delivery. They're only really noticeable in certain light conditions / angles and almost look like thumb prints under the lacquer. I only noticed them when cleaning the car and expected them to polish out (they didn't). After waiting 4 months for delivery they are not significant enough to reject the car and we decided we didn't want individual panels re spraying. The blemishes bother me far less than any poor colour match would!!
 

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Thanks for the info so far! It looks like the EcoSport is holding out decently. That problem with the paint is something to look into. Especially if it gets worse. Keep us updated!
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We're really happy with our EcoSport and will probably buy another when our lease is up. It's not perfect but certainly not deserving of all the harsh reviews! We looked at a number of its rivals before ordering ours and they all had their own pros and cons. The EcoSport is still the one that best meets our requirements and my wife absolutely loves it. A few small tweaks (eg heated windscreen) would make it better, but being a Ford it will still get slated in the press....

The blemishes are in the paint itself so I can't see them getting any worse. Unless looking closely in the right light you can't really see them, it's just me being a bit OCD when it comes to car cleaning! Edited by: xn85
 

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Thankfully I've not noticed any issues with the paintwork and ours has been faultless so far.
I think when you spend money on a brand new car, especially one that purports to be from a quality brand, you have a right to expect a perfect paint finish from new. It's difficult if you don't want a respray or to reject the car. Maybe push for goodwill? Did you pay extra for the colour you have?
 

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The paint on ours was so bad we pushed for a replacement and got it, the whole of the front (bonnet, wings and roof) had major paint flaws.
 

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I wonder if that paint problem could have happen during shipping or if they are just being sloppy at the factories?
 
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