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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
#7852 of 8533 Re: Hello! [drive62]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 01, 2006 (7:10 pm)
"October sales for the Ford Escape (9,603) lifted the vehicle's lifetime sales to more than 1 million. The Escape has been the best-selling small utility vehicle in the United States since it was introduced in late 2000. Cumulative sales now total 1,001,186."
Ford's U.S. Sales Rise for the 2nd Straight Month (earthtimes.org)
Not to steal Varmint's thunder, but here's another sales blurb on the CR-V:
"Sales of the all-new 2007 Honda CR-V totaled 20,413, representing an increase of 95.7 percent in its first full month of sales while shattering the previous all-time record by 3,744 units from July 2005."
All-New CR-V Sets All-Time Sales Record (Yahoo)
#7853 of 8533 The Bottom Line
Nov 02, 2006 (3:26 am)
Here is the bottom line on CRV vs Escape:
I recently bot an '07 CR-V EX-L that will eventually be my daughter's car. I want it to last 10 years. I really liked the Mercury Mariner ('Scape) too. But here is what I asked myself:
In 5-6 years, which vehicle is going to have the least odds of generating "dad, the light is on/won't start/dealer wants $1500/help" calls. End of discussion.
Remember, Consumer Reports says that an 8 year old Honda has less defects than a 3 year old Ford. Case closed. And this is from a guy who LIKES Fords.
#7854 of 8533 Re: Hello! [drive62]
Nov 02, 2006 (11:56 am)
I guess scape2 doesn't want to tell us himself what vehicle he got to replace his Escape so I did some detective work (really not that hard) and I believe it was a Fusion. At least he was consistent and bought another Ford product.
How is he going to tow his 6500 lbs trailer that he boasted Escape did?
It was probably the poor fuel economy that made him look for a Sedan. I hope he got a 4 cylinder Fusion, because the V6 will drink just as much as Escape did.
#7855 of 8533 Re: Hello! [blueiedgod]
Nov 02, 2006 (12:31 pm)
He got a top-line SEL V6 Fusion I believe.
#7856 of 8533 Re: Hello! [thegraduate]
Nov 02, 2006 (2:10 pm)
#7857 of 8533 Re: The Bottom Line [daryll44]
Nov 02, 2006 (7:23 pm)
that is one way of looking at it. i wish you good luck.
what is a 'defect'?
our '04 escape has had some issues. it still is a good vehicle to live with.
i took it on a trip in september, about 900 miles. overall, averaged 23 mpg, same as epa highway. pretty good considering the conditions of the trip. the most important part was that is was a good road trip vehicle.
CR works for some people, but not everyone.
#7858 of 8533 Re: Hello! [steve_]
Nov 02, 2006 (9:15 pm)
Still don't quite understand if the Escape will live on or if the Edge replaces it. If the latter, doesn't make sense to me to retire a vehicle with >1,000,000 in sales. People do like consistency. How many vehicles (besides full fledged trucks) does Ford have around from the 70's? Honda has at least two, the Accord and the Civic. What am I missing? It's late and the synapses aren't firing.
#7860 of 8533 Re: Hello! [steve_]
Nov 03, 2006 (12:21 am)
"Well here it is in full production trim, the 2008 Ford Escape. We've seen various prototypes of this lightly redesigned SUV over the past year, but now the refreshed Escape looks ready for its debut at the L.A. auto show later this month. Changes to the exterior are obvious while the interior upgrades are harder to spot. Not surprisingly the cabin looks similar to the already unveiled Mercury Mariner although the Escape has less brightwork and cheaper looking black plastic trim. Look for the 2008 Ford Escape to go on sale early next year."
#7861 of 8533 Re: Hello! [terry92270]
Nov 03, 2006 (7:08 am)
Note that that '08 Escape in those pics is a hybrid. It is evidenced by the battery exhaust vent in the rear driver's side cargo window. I also doubt that those are the production interior materials but rather rough models of what will really show up in production.
That's also a poor quality picture mind you. Kid of whitewahsed and too much light.