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The Ford EcoSport takes the underpinnings of the brand's Fiesta supermini and reworks them to better tackle the urban jungle. Back in 2013, this was a late arrival in the small Crossover class, but it brought the segment something different in a cute but rugged package that many target buyers liked. Compromises were made with this model's design approach, but if you're city-bound but adventurous at heart, there'll be plenty to like here.
If Ford had brought us this car, or something like it, at the turn of the century when it could have done, you can't help thinking that today, our roads would be flooded with the things. As it is, the EcoSport turned out to be a late arrival to an already over-subscribed small Crossover market sector that was - and still is - bursting with alternative talent. Still, a fashionably tardy arrival at any party can always work to your advantage and in developing this model, the Blue Oval brand clearly studied the segment's existing offerings and sought to provide something a little different.
You can see that by the way it goes against the grain in this class. Things like the high ride height, the side-opening tailgate and this car's refusal to prioritise 'sporty' handling all mark it out as a different way to go. In truth, all of these things were forced upon this design by the fact that, despite the 'global car' claims, this model was first and foremost developed for a South American market rather than a European one.
That doesn't mean that the EcoSport can't work for a used car buyer here though. It's good looking, fashionable and practical. Ride and handling aren't great but it's very well equipped across the board. And the SYNC connectivity AppLink system is just brilliant for a car of this era. In short, we can see why you might like one.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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