Good ghat runner

    Published On Feb 14, 2014 06:03:00 PM



    Wants to know whether a petrol or diesel engine makes sense for a monthly running of 800km.

    I’m looking at buying the Ford EcoSport, but am willing to consider other cars under Rs 8 lakh. Also, should I go for a petrol or diesel model? My monthly running is 800km, with an additional pot-holed ghat run of 700km once a month.  
    Ravindra B Jadhav, Goa
    AAA Since petrol is cheaper in Goa than anywhere else in the country and given your modest running of only 800km, it certainly makes sense to go in for a petrol car. The EcoSport with the 1-litre EcoBoost engine is your best option as it has a punchy mid-range and good pulling power which is ideal for the hills. Also, its long travel suspension and high ground clearance takes potholes well. But be prepared for a long wait as the deliveries are taking months.
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