How To Sell Your Used Ford EcoSport At The Best Resale Price?

by Mohammed Burman | 22/01/2019
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You want to sell your used Ford EcoSport. Read on to discover some tips to get the best resale price for your used Ford EcoSport.

espite not being the first compact SUV to enter the Indian auto market, the Ford EcoSport has been one of the most influential ones. Undoubtedly, the EcoSport was one of the most favourite compact SUVs of the Indian auto buyers with up to 150,000 units sold in just three years. Having said that, like any other cars in the market, it still suffers from some issues. This article is going to provide you with a list of some factors which you need to be aware of if you want to sell your used Ford EcoSport at a good price.

Ford EcoSport red colopur angular look

The Ford EcoSport is one of the most favourite compact SUV in India

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1. SUV qualities

The Ford EcoSport satisfies almost all the criteria of a compact SUV. Firstly, it measures less than 4 metres in length (almost equal to a big family hatchback) and has a tight turning radius for narrow roads. The driver seat is high, which ensures that the visibility is excellent. The light steering makes slow speed driving easy.

The EcoSport does not have a four wheel drive system but can deal with rugged terrain and risky journeys. It has a 200-mm ground clearance, which ensures that it is completely suitable for mild off-road usage. Moreover, it has also been claimed that the EcoSport can safely drive through up to 550 mm of water. Last but not least, the 22-degree approach angle and 35-degree departure angle are two segment-leading features of the vehicle.

These factors contribute to the Ford EcoSport’s ability to act as a mini SUV when necessary. You should persuade the potential buyer to test drive the vehicle to understand these good points of your EcoSport.

2018 Ford EcoSport blue right view

The Ford EcoSport can function as an SUV when in need

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2. Well-equipped cabin

Being rich in features

The Ford EcoSport will leave the passengers with no disappointment with such an impressive list of standard interior features as

  • MID for the driver

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity

  • SYNC Application with emergency assist

  • Keyless entry

  • User-friendly air conditioner control

  • Start/stop push button

  • Cooled glove box

  • Rear-view camera

  • Leather seats

Disappointingly, safety features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control system, hill hold control and brake assist are limited to the top-spec Signature Edition and S variants.

You should explain all these features to the buyer, especially if your Ford EcoSport is a top-of-the-line variant. A person who is knowledgeable about car technologies will not hesitate to buy your SUV with an extra amount of money.

2018 Ford EcoSport interior

A well-laden cabin with an impressive list of interior features is another attractive point of a used Ford EcoSport

Practicality

The Ford EcoSport provides you with various amber places to store your things inside, regardless of what they might be, a cell phone, pocket or keys. Two glove boxes and a small hidden drawer under the front passenger seat are also available. There is enough room for two bottles at each front door and a charging outlet on the right side of the rear seat. Moreover, the spacious 352-litre boot space which can be expanded to 1100 litres when the rear seat row is completely folded is another plus point of this vehicle. Do not forget to showcase these advantages of your Ford EcoSport to the customers to make a positive impression on them.

Ford EcoSport boot space

You should explain to your potential buyer about the practicality of your Ford EcoSport including a spacious boot space

Noisy dashboard

Many used Ford EcoSport suffer from this problem. Despite being very ergonomic and attractive, the dashboard of the vehicle usually meets with shaking and rattling issues due to the weak dashboard mounts. Travelling through rough terrains can detrimentally affect the mounts. However, the problem does not always happen but only at certain revolutions per minute. Therefore, when you are planning to sell your used Ford EcoSport, it is advisable to check this problem so that the buyer can be persuaded to pay more for your used car.

3. Motor options

The Ford EcoSport may be the compact SUV which offers the most various motor and transmission options. Specifically, the 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine is good for 123 bhp at 6000 rpm against 170 Nm at 1500-4500rpm and is coupled with a manual gearbox. The 1.5L petrol motor can generate a max power of 121bhp at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 150 Nm at 4500 rpm. This engine is mated to an automatic transmission (the first for a compact SUV).  On the other hand, the 1.5L diesel motor can deliver a max power of 99 bhp at 3750 rpm against a torque of 205 Nm at 1750 – 3250 rpm. This engine is well-known for the good torque and fuel economy. These are the selling advantages of a Ford EcoSport over other vehicles in the same segment.

2017 Ford EcoSport blue running

The Ford EcoSport is available in multiple engine options

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4. Problem with rear suspension

This is a problem specifically of the Ford EcoSport models which were produced from November 2013 to April 2014, which made Ford India had no choice but to announce a recall for all of these models. The reason is that the rear twist beam is too loose, which may result in the breaking of the rear pivot. The twist beam of the rear suspension helps make sure that the car is stable and has well-sorted handling dynamics. Therefore, before deciding to sell your Ford EcoSport, remember to check the rear suspension carefully to make sure that it is in good condition. You can do so by paying attention to the way the steering behaves when you are taking a turn. If an understeering or oversteering happens, the loose twist beam in the rear suspension might be the cause.

2013 Ford EcoSport blue left view

Ford EcoSport once suffered from the problem with a loose twist beam

5. Underbody state

Despite being considered to be an SUV, the Ford EcoSport is not an ideal option for off-roading like other conventional off-roaders. Disappointingly, not all users are aware of this fact and often expose the car to rough roads. Hence, the underbody is often in poor condition. If your Ford EcoSport is in such a condition, give it a thorough repair service before bringing it to the second-hand car market.

Ford EcoSport blue left view

If your Ford EcoSport is in poor condition, give it a comprehensive repair service before selling it

Above is a list of seven factors which are worth your attention when you are considering selling your Ford EcoSport. After checking all these factors, selling your car with us is a piece of cake with only a few steps. You just need to click on the link: https://indianauto.com/sell-car, and then fill in the form; finally, submit the form and you are done. You will do the rest and make sure that your car is sold at the highest price as possible.

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