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Hi all. I have just joined - defecting from the BMax owners club.

I have just bought the dealers demo diesel model in white - fully loaded with 10 miles on the clock, and am assured it is undriven. It is a14 registered on 30 June, but is brand new.

Due to collect Wednesday afternoon. Can't wait!
 

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Hi rob,
Welcome to the unknown!!, please let us know your first thoughts ( I collect one in sept, same spec) happy ECOSPORTING
 

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Hi Rob
welcome to the club.
I rather drive lager vehickes like the Kuga and I'm waiting for the Edge.
But my wife is locking for an EcoSport.

Would be quite interesting.
Also for -if I may say so Mr. Administrator- also for my German Ford-SUV-Friends forum.
Here I gather information on all 3 Carlines. And I would be glad if you would also join my forum. Don't worry English it has an International section and all headlins are in both languages.

Perhaps we could have a better information exchange that way.
Thank you.
 

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Hello Robert, weclome to the forums!
Let us know what it's like and how it compares to the B-max when you pick it up.
 

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Picked the car up this afternoon, so far I love it. I have only driven it home and then to filling station as there was only quarter of a tank for diesel in it. Took it for a spin down the local bypass and down a road with speedbumps that were the bane of my life and the car went over them as if they weren't there - result. The engine is a bit 'rattly' at idle but performs well.The BMax felt as if it would fall apart listening to the noises it made on the same stretch of road. This probably explains why SUV's etc are getting bigger.There has been some criticism of the interior trim. Mine has mostly a matte finish which is good because there are not as many reflections to annoy one.I will try to upload a picture when I work out how to reduce the byte count.
 

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I went for a drive last Friday and did 130 miles into Wales to Llangollen and back, stopped at the Bryn Howell hotel for a very nice lunch. There were several Rolls Royces and Bentleys in the car park and wondered if there was an owners club meet or something.Anyway I digress. TheEcosport performed impeccably, the drivers seat was comfortable and I didn't feel the need to stop to ease my back, like some other cars I have owned. The fuel computer is now showing 40.3 mpg. Pretty good for a tight engine. It swallowed up the bumps easily, and cornered well with not much roll considering it is a tall car. The diesel engine is surprisingly quiet, responsive and pulls well up hills.Overall a pleasure to drive. The visibility from the drivers seat is pretty good with aclear view of the road. It seemed easier to judge it's position on the road than the BMax I had. So far I am really pleased with it.The only problem I have had is washing it after the journey. I had to buy a step stool to stand on to wash the roof. Robert
 

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Thanks for the write up Robert. It seems owners reviews of the Ecosport are much more positive than the magazine reviews would have you believe.
 

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I have always taken reviews with a large shovelful of salt. The reviewers do not drive the cars in the real world like the rest of us. We buy cars because we like them/to do a particular job/size etc. I have been driving Fords for more years than I care to remember, and did many thousands of business miles in Anglias, Escorts and Orions with a brief affair with a BMW. Personally I think they are the best of the current bunch of mass produced cars at the moment.
 
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