Last post on Aug 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, SUV
#3066 of 3071 Re: The Escape is my list, but is the Turbo safe to buy? [barneyrubble]
Aug 05, 2012 (8:07 am)
I read a review in the Wall Street Journal recently that stated older turbos burned hotter and it was the oil you used that mattered most. They have that under control these days with synthetics and mixtures. (I use AmSoil myself.) And the technology has improved.
I'll be picking up a 1.6 L turbo Escape from Brighton Ford on Monday. The fuel efficiency as others have posted depends more upon the driver than the EPA listing. (By the way, the EPA tests without any ethanol in their gas, so their mileage always will be higher.)
It is saft to buy and it will give you the combined fuel efficiency in the real world depending upon how you drive it. Turn off the car at stoplights for more than 2 minutes. Don't do jack rabbit starts. Keep it 65 and under on the highway. Keep tires inflated properly.
#3067 of 3071 Re: The Escape is my list, but is the Turbo safe to buy? [theprguy]
Aug 05, 2012 (9:46 am)
interested in hearing the mileage you get in your 2013 Escape
I have an 08 & 09
thinking about trading one in
I'm getting 32.7mpg with both mine
give yours some miles on the road- then state what mpg you are getting
because you know how to properly drive to get the best mpg
#3068 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [markus5]
Aug 06, 2012 (4:39 pm)
The pop-open window is gone on my 12 Explorer too. I miss it as well.
#3069 of 3071 Re: Delay in Availability [tim156]
Aug 07, 2012 (4:29 pm)
Ours is the Titanium model with the 2.0, and its still not being shipped to the dealer, 4 weeks now on hold at the local rail yard!!
Aug 16, 2012 (3:27 pm)
Ordered 2013 escape sel on 6/26, was built on 7/23. Dealer tells me it is on hold. Delivery now week of 8/15.
How long are others waiting for delivery?
#3071 of 3071 Re: Delivery [maggie52]
Aug 16, 2012 (4:59 pm)
Ordered Titanium on 7/25 built on 8/14 delivery 8/27-31 or week of 8/27.