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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
#7888 of 8533 Re: 2008 Escape! [drive62]
Nov 14, 2006 (5:07 pm)
An '08 in January '07 . Almost seems like deceptive labelling.
I thought it was kind of odd when they started doing that too but it's not unusual. The GMC/Chevy full size SUVs were released as 2007 models this past Jan. or Feb. just in time for the Olympics.
Ford has been doing this with the Escape for roughly 3 years now and I really can't explain why. Maybe a seasonal thing?
#7889 of 8533 Re: 2008 Escape! [baggs32]
Nov 14, 2006 (5:26 pm)
People always want the newest in everything.
It is a sales device, pure and simple.
#7890 of 8533 Re: 2008 Escape! [drive62]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 15, 2006 (8:48 am)
'08 model designation can be for cars introduced for sale any time between January 1st, 2007 and December 31st, 2008.
Nov 17, 2006 (10:42 am)
#7892 of 8533 Re: Ford [harvey44]
Nov 17, 2006 (1:42 pm)
There is ONLY ONE FACT to remember: A recent Consumer Reports study showed that a 3 year old FORD has as many problems as a 8 year old Honda. Or, put another way, an 8 year old Honda is a trouble-free as a 3 year old Ford.
#7893 of 8533 Re: Ford [daryll44]
Nov 19, 2006 (12:41 pm)
"There is ONLY ONE FACT to remember: A recent Consumer Reports study showed that a 3 year old FORD has as many problems as a 8 year old Honda. Or, put another way, an 8 year old Honda is a trouble-free as a 3 year old Ford.
'Nuff said! "
Nope, not enough said. I heard this over and over from folks just like you that my 01 Escape was going to be unreliable and in the shop. After 75,000 trouble free miles I was still waiting for this predication from the Honda crowd! Take a look at the Reliability ratings at MSN.. or better yet The Escape comes in just a few points behind the CRV in I believe it was TCO here at Edmunds.
I no longer own the Escape but my wife has an 04 Mazda V6 ES AWD with now 35,000 trouble free miles! Quit spreading misconceptions. Honda no longer has the reliability card locked up. By the way the new CRV is terrible looking. Why did Honda move the tire from the rear if this was such a superior vehicle/design??
Nov 19, 2006 (1:05 pm)
Honda, like many others, including Ford and GM have gotten away from mounting the tire on the rear, where it was handy when one was in the bush, but not so handy or wanted, in city/suburban driving.....
#7895 of 8533 "Ford is unreliable" - scape
Nov 19, 2006 (1:54 pm)
Quit spreading misconceptions
Why don't we practice what we preach.
He quoted a published study; nothing wrong with that, so give him a break. If he was saying something untrue (if CR DID NOT publish a study with those results), then he should rescend what he said, but don't get mad if what he is saying is fact.
The majority of times I've heard anyone speak of the issue of Ford being unreliable, its been you. You seem to be compensating for something.
#7897 of 8533 Re: Ford 
Nov 19, 2006 (2:40 pm)
75,000 is not much of a test for a Ford or a Honda as they have only been broken in for a short time. Heck a KIA or even a Daewoo can go that far with out to many issues. The testing starts from 100k and as you get up close to 200k.