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You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Car Safety, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
Mar 12, 2004 (2:24 pm)
Yes, the 2.3L is a very solid engine. Decent power delivery, economy, and emissions for a variety of applications. I think the Honda and Toyota 2.4L engines are better for this class of vehicle, but the 2.3L is still pretty good.
Scape - Ford is going to let the Escape go without a FMC through 2007?
Ivcvi - I'm sure the "two cylinders" don't weigh all that much. The engines themselves are probably within a dozen or so pounds. However, all the hardware that needs to be beefed up to accommodate the V6 probably contributes to the difference.
Personally, I'd go for the 5 speed 2.3L.
#4763 of 8533 Sorry, but what
Mar 13, 2004 (2:50 pm)
is an FMC?
Went and had my brakes checked on my Escape. There had been some discussion about Escapes/Tribs going through brakes/rotors and costing a fortune. At about 40K miles on my Escape I still have about 50 percent of my brake pads left on the rear and about 40 percent on the fronts! Rotors looked great too... I guess I will be looking at a brake job at about 50-60K. Not bad for all the towing I do....
Mar 13, 2004 (9:28 pm)
Ford Motor Corporation.
Mar 14, 2004 (5:12 am)
Full Model Change?
Mar 14, 2004 (8:31 am)
" Why would they offer a manual on the 2.3 Escape but not the Tribute? Mazda's whole thing is supposed to be sport. It's just like Ford to give the shaft to Mazda."
You have to remember that the 2.3L in the Mazda6 and Mazda3 both produce more HP due to Mazda's addition of VVT. So I think the better question is, why didn't Mazda add that head to the 2.3L block in the Tribute too?
After all, the Focus uses the 2.3L block with the standard Ford head while it's cousin, (Which is becoming more distant) the Mazda3, gets the more powerful VVT head on the block. I realize that the two cars are built on separate lines (In different countries too for that matter) while the twins are built on the same line, but how hard could it be to have one more engine on the twins' line?
I think Mazda should have fought a little harder for that one.
Mar 14, 2004 (4:12 pm)
FMC = Full Model Change
#4768 of 8533 Oops, got to read the fine print
Mar 14, 2004 (5:35 pm)
Yes, in context it was Full Model Change, rather than Ford Motor Company. Or is it that Ford is in need of a full model change?
#4769 of 8533 Rear drums on Escape/Trib
Mar 15, 2004 (8:24 am)
According to Mazda's brochure, the 2005 Tributei gets rear drums.
#4770 of 8533 Visibility in the CR-V
Mar 16, 2004 (4:27 am)
I'm deciding between the CR-V and the Escape. I've test driven the CR-V 2 times, and both times felt as if I had horrible visibility out the rear-view mirror. I didn't have this issue with the escape. Seems odd since both look so similar from the outside. Anyone have similar issues?
Mar 16, 2004 (4:44 am)
I've driven both and definately prefer the Escape. (However, to be honest, I don't recall rear visibility being an issue with the CRV.) To me, the Escape offered superior power, luxury, and was a more "fun to drive" vehicle. Plus, I thought the CRV setup (shift lever and parking brake) was too goofy...
Just my $.02