Ford Eco Sport



In 2018, our family – that’s me, my mom Amelia and our three dogs – decided it was time for a new car. We went hunting for a good second-hand buy. When we saw an

Eco Sport at the Ford dealership in Somerset West, we turned around on the spot to go have a look.

The vehicle on the shop floor had already been sold, but the salesman took us to their Strand branch, where we went on a test drive. My mom took the wheel first because I was too nervous. I was the one who would use the vehicle the most, so it was important that I also felt how it handled on the road. I got my chance in a quieter part of town…

The test drive felt like a dream – as if we were flying, not driving. The vehicle was light and comfortabl­e but still felt very safe.

A week later, we went back to buy it.

I think it’s quite beautiful. The drive to Stellenbos­ch, where I study agricultur­e at Elsenburg, has become a dream.

I often have to drive dirt roads to get to a dairy or sheep farm for my studies – the Eco Sport has no problem going off the tar. We’ve also driven to Greyton and Ceres for the weekend, and we sometimes travel up the N7 to attend agricultur­al shows in other towns. In August, we always head out on Clarence Drive towards Kogel Bay to look for whales. The dogs tag along, of course – Spottie the Jack Russell cross, Bella the dachshund, and Thor the cross breed. They sleep on their beds in the back. On hot days, we put the air conditioni­ng on full blast – it’s doggy heaven! The photo above was taken on the Sweetwater­s Road outside Gordon’s Bay.

I’ve started a new business and make my own butter, which I deliver to my customers. The Eco Sport’s screen tells me when my fuel consumptio­n is at its best and it helps me to make my delivery runs as affordable as possible. After three years, the Eco Sport still feels like a brand-new vehicle!

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