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Old 03-08-2011, 02:29 PM
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gf is thinking about getting a ford escape was wondering if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions about getting a escape.thanks
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:53 PM
American Henchman American Henchman is offline
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My wife currently is driving one the escape has been great for us, we use it to haul all of our camping gear and canoe and puppy, when it came time from college for us to replace her escort we picked out the escape because of its high crash test safety as well as having the room we needed for a future family. to be truthfully honest if i did not have my ranger i would probably rock an escape myself. i know her next car will be another one.

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:42 PM
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My girlfriends mom has one and loves it. Ive driven it to new jersey and a few other places. Handles nice. good MPG's, 4wd. Not to big, not to small. Had alot of blind spots for me tho. Thats all I didnt like, but I am used to driving a ranger so im used to being able to see 360 degress around me.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:47 PM
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I've driven a few of them from both generations before, they ride realllly nice, and feel super solid. I think they're pretty sweet, but I don't have any real experience with them
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:50 PM
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My mom's lease just ended on our explorer and we ended up getting an escape due to money being tight. At first we thought it would be way to small due to the big size difference between it and the explorer. We quickly realized most of the time she's just driving it to work and to the grocery store so we don't need the large cargo space anyway. She loves it, its a well built car and it gets good gas mileage as well.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:52 PM
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ive driven my grandmas, and i like it a lot. the interior isnt that bad either
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:11 PM
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I mean there nice cars and all but the only thing in common between what everyones says is that it's either a mother grandmother or girlfriend car.. It's kinda a chick car man.. Just my opinion tho there nice other than tbat hah my grandma and aunt has one
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:32 PM
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I think the AWD one is too underpowered for what it is. Interiors are comfy on them though and as others said, quite a nice ride.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:40 PM
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they are kinda sexy, not my style.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:54 PM
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I've read some good reviews on them and I have ridden in one as a passenger for a road trip. Not bad but I thought the interior was a little on the cheap side. If she can look past that, it's all good.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:48 AM
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Default Re: ford escape good or bad

thank you everyone for your input it is greatly appreciated.she wants to get one with a 5spd and 4x4 soon.we are starting to rack up the miles on my truck by only having one vehicle and she does not like having my daughter ride in the front of the truck and she rides in the jump seat.thank you again for all your input.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:01 AM
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I have one in my album, a loaner from while i waited for my ranger to arrive in canada.

If the dealership had offered me a huge deal on it like i had on the ranger, i might have got it instead.

Very spacious inside, i had the hybrid and thought it was enough power for the size, i got ~36mpg from it with the a/c on.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:48 AM
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two of my sisters own them..both say they are very pleased..One is a 2.5 5 speed, the other is the 3.0 liter auto..The 3.0 uses a lot of gas, but it will get you there..the 2.5 manual is a pearl, if you aren't a hot rodder.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:23 AM
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if i did not need the truck to haul deer, beer and building materials, i would easly be rocking an escape.
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