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  1. @Mahesh, thanks bro. It is always helpful to get review from someone who actually owns a car. And seeing that you are satisfied with your Duster, it'll be a factor when I finally buy..Looking forward to your review.. @Hersch: I get your point. But in my case, and I am sure that there are many ppl like me, the wider radius that the rear door needs for opening is simple inhibiting. Particulalry if the garage is small (height is not a problem) But of course, a test drive will be taken! @SStar: Yeah, I noticed, the boot space is larger in Duster. I am not sure whether this is true or not.. but on seeing the images, I think that the driver visibility will be better in Duster. I am of course, just commenting based on images.. Regarding the price, since a car is a one time buy, I gladly spend a bit more one time rather than eternally thinking - 'what if..' Overall, I am inclined more towards Duster as I somehow like the rugged-classy look you associate with an SUV. And it does help that it is roomier.. Ford on the other hand, looks a bit sleeker but I am not a fan of its front grille
  2. One more thing.. sorry for the double post. Since you have had a drive of the Ecosport, can you confirm if the rear of the Ecosport is actually smaller than Duster? Will 3 people behind be a tight fit? A number of reviews mentioned that 5 in Ecosport will be a tight fit when compared to Duster. Can you pls confirm that? Thanks
  3. Thanks for sharing the link.. read it. Of course I'll have to take a test drive of both. The rear window of the Duster looks a bit bigger.. but interior of Ecosport definately has its advantages. One issue I have is that the rear door of Ecosport opens OUTWARDS.. rather than up. This will mean that I will not be able to park the car facing the street if I have to open the rear door. I wonder why Ford went with this design. Ahh... looks like I'll have to research even deeper before making a final decision.
  4. Here are my devices: Phone - HTC One Tablet - iPad 2 (older one) Laptop - Sony Viao iPod touch (First gen) Apps on my phone: True caller Tasker Unified remote Subway Surfers Whatsapp Dropbox - This has saved me many times in my office when I forget to take my PD containing presentations with me Polaris office - lets me edit and save Microsoft office documents
  5. Hi, I am looking to buy an SUV and have a budget of around 8-9 lacs. I had almost finalised buying a Duster owing to its proven performance and a number of awards but the imminent launch of Ford Ecosport has now confused me. On researching, I have found a number of pros and cons but I am not sure on which car to finalise. Here are my observations: Ford: The Ecosport boosts of an award winning petrol Ecoboost engine. But if I am getting an SUV, I should get a diesel engine, right? (My daily commute is around 40-45 km). The Ford does boast of a number of gadgets and a fresh design... Duster: Duster has a proved performance record and is capable of delivering. It has a wider rear space and more boot space (which is essential for my wife ). It has a classic and rugged look rather than the different Ford design.I have also read in a review that the diesel engine of the Duster is much better than the diesel one in Ecosport. I am a bit inclined towards buying Duster as a bigger rear space is more important to me. However, I would love to hear your suggestions / opinions and take an informed decision. Also, are the above observations correct? What other factors should I consider? Thanks.
  6. Another one: Yesterday I was at the local Wal-Mart. Now I was only in there for about 5 minutes and when I came out, there he was - a damn Motorcycle cop writing a parking ticket ... So, I went to him and said: "Come on Buddy, how about giving a guy a break?" He simply ignored me and continued writing the ticket. So, I called him a pencil necked Nazi. He then glared at me and started writing another ticket for having bad tires! So, I called him a sorry excuse for a human being. He then finished the second ticket and put it on the car with the first. Then he started to write a third ticket! This went on for about 25 minutes ... the more I abused and hurled insults at him, the more tickets he wrote ... But hey, I didn't give a damn. My car was parked around the corner ...
  7. Hi BonFre.. thanks alot. Its really great to see the moderators taking time out to reply even to the newest member's posts.
  8. Hi, I own a HTC one and one of the most frequent apps i use is Tasker for automating. Its a wonderful app and really showcases the features of Android eg: When I am at home, connected to Wi-Fi network, my keyguard is automatically switched off. It Switches on again after I leave home. Another profile I use is SMS my wife when I leave office automatically so that she knows I am on my way home. Its a wonderful app if you like to Automate your phone. Apaprt from Tasker, I use Unified Remote to remotely control my Laptop over a WiFi connection. @Rameshbabu, Yeah, the XDA site is pretty amazing. I had modded the hell out of my Sony X8 using the tutorials on XDA. Cheers!
  9. Thanks a lot er.. Prancing horse.. sorry I didnt catch your name.. Thanks a lot for your support!
  10. Hi, THanks for the awesome replies guys.. I am sure I will learn a lot here. looks like the posts have to be moderated before it is displayed. I have a couple of questions while choosing a car and I think it will be best if I post in a new thread.. and not the introductions part. Moderator, pls help.. will I be able to start a new thread in the main section? I donot want to break any rules on the first day itself Thanks.
  11. Hi everyone, I am Rahul Pillai. I am a bit of a noob when it comes to cars and am hoping to buy a car a few days down the line... Hoping to get guidance from your eperience. Do forgive my noob-ish or annoying questions - I will have a lot of them! Great to know you guys!