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Ford Escape, SUV
#2979 of 3071 Re: 2013 MPGs [tim156]
Apr 14, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Seems like there is some excitement about the 2013 Escape but I have some concern regarding the Transmission. Please tell me that Ford has changed from the awful 6F35 trans. My 2011 has the F35 and it is almost as bad as the trans. I had in my 2010 Fusion. I have heard that some folks like the 6F50 thats in the Edge (not many are complaining). So did Ford finally change from the 6F35? I hope they finally admitted the problems. We can only pray eh?
#2980 of 3071 Re: 2013 MPGs [babbs3]
Apr 14, 2012 (3:11 pm)
I don't know any specifics, but they must have made adjustments since 2010. I too had a 2010 Fusion and I experienced flares fairly often, that and the sloshing sound is the reason I traded it. You're right, other than the Fusion forums and all from 2010 owners, you don't read about any problems with the 6F35. Once companies become aware there's a problem, they make adjustments and create TSB's pretty quickly. This trans is a major player in the Ford lineup, so it better be right
#2984 of 3071 Re: Motor Trend Road Test [tinycadon]
May 11, 2012 (7:56 pm)
these out yet? haven't seen any, so I assume no.
but from reading that article, the 1.6 seems to be plenty of engine for my needs if I was to get one of these.
#2985 of 3071 ford escape 2013
May 14, 2012 (10:12 am)
i was reading on one post that motor trend had a 0 to 60 time on the 2,.0 turbo of about 6.6, i don;t get it, the kia sportage with about the same engine, trans combo does it in 6.0 and the ford is a better engine / trans package,
i have been waiting for the escape before buying a new cuv/suv, as i owned one before and loved it.
so what gives in the acceleration times, also what is the 40 to 60 times?
#2986 of 3071 Ordered 2013 SEL
May 24, 2012 (7:01 am)
Just ordered yesterday. 2013 SEL 2.0 EB AWD. 500 under invoice to match x-plan price. Delivered 6-8 weeks.
#2988 of 3071 Re: Ordered 2013 SEL [tbk81]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 06, 2012 (2:53 pm)
Please check back with us and give us your impression when it arrives. Meanwhile, here's a Wall St. Journal review to help tide you over:
"The traditional SUV is going by the wayside," says Alexander Edwards, president of the automotive division of Strategic Vision, a San Diego, Calif., market-research firm. In 2006, small SUVs accounted for just 9% of the market, he says. Now they represent about 14% of all vehicles sold in the U.S.
Part of the appeal of the smaller crossovers lies in their sleeker, more carlike design—a shift from a decade ago when the rugged contours and genuine off-road capability of the big SUVs lured buyers away from family sedans.
The Rise of the Petite SUVs