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Subaru Forester, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Liberty, Ford Escape, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Saturn VUE, SUV
Apr 15, 2008 (6:49 pm)
Well, I used to be in this room quite often when I owned my 2001Ford Escape XLT V6. Wife liked this vehicle so much in 2004 we bought a Mazda Tribute V6 loaded too! I used to go round and round with the Honda CRV owners and Toyota owners about how they would tell me my Ford Escape was going to break down anyday. After using the Escape as a real SUV, towing my two water craft, visiting my favorite fishing spots in the Cascade range and 70,000 miles the Escape ran like a champ! No my wifes Tribute has hit just over 50,000 miles with no problems! These are very reliable vehicles by Ford/Mazda. In the next 2 years wife and I are talking about a Hybrid Escape or Tribute.
Apr 15, 2008 (6:58 pm)
I used to go round and round with the Honda CRV owners and Toyota owners about how they would tell me my Ford Escape was going to break down anyday.
C'mon scape, you were the only one who constantly repeated that, not the other posters. I'm glad you had good short-term service out of your Escape; I've been urging my folks to check out the new Ford Taurus (they want a comfortable highway cruiser to supplant their economical Civic), so I'm not anti-Ford!
#4896 of 4944 Re: Update [scape2]
Apr 16, 2008 (1:05 pm)
Good luck finding one, Escape hybrids are in very high demand right now. NYC uses them as cabs.
#4897 of 4944 Re: Update [ateixeira]
Apr 16, 2008 (1:42 pm)
Even in my little Podunck town here in Eastern Washington they are using them for municipality vehicles. The two Ford dealers here are grinning from ear to ear.
#4898 of 4944 Re: Update [done37]
Apr 17, 2008 (9:35 am)
I think a Caliber or Focus would be less costly. Maybe they want to appear more green.
#4899 of 4944 Re: Update [ateixeira]
Apr 17, 2008 (10:27 am)
Thats true. For the most part they are meter readers, code enforcement, Etc.... I imagine they might need 4wd in some instances with surveying.
#4900 of 4944 Re: Update [done37]
Apr 19, 2008 (7:39 am)
I seriously doubt that you're going to find an AWD Escape Hybrid in a municpal or taxi fleet. In fact I'd be surprised if total production of the AWD version reached 10%.
#4901 of 4944 Re: Update [thegraduate]
Apr 21, 2008 (3:23 pm)
There is a name I recognize! Sure we did! You don't remember all those jabs from the Toyota/Honda crowd? I wouldn't call over 70,000 miles "short term" by the way. I used that Escape like an SUV if you remember. I feel pretty confindent to say it worked harder than many of the CRV/RAV4's out there. Now with the wifes Tribute V6 hitting about the 50,000 mile mark with again some great reliability, comfort and good service...
Apr 21, 2008 (9:46 pm)
There is a name I recognize! Sure we did! You don't remember all those jabs from the Toyota/Honda crowd? I wouldn't call over 70,000 miles "short term" by the way.
Haha, when you put over 25,000 miles a year on a car, I do! I know that I've never said a "Ford won't last" or anything like that! Heck, I've been trying to put my folks in a Taurus. Dad can't get past the chromey grill though. Oh well - it's a great value vehicle; maybe he'll like a Sable!
#4903 of 4944 Re: Update [thegraduate]
Jul 15, 2008 (11:09 am)
My Escape (2005) is already toast....Decelerated from 65 to zero in about 8 feet. The Escape did a great job of protecting me. Now air bags are high on my list of new car features.
I see the new Escape has side air bags. Tempting.