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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
#8090 of 8533 Next Gen Escape
Jan 11, 2007 (10:16 am)
Well it looks like there will be a next gen Escape seeing as Ford is investing millions to produce a 6-speed ATX for it.
Word on some Ford sites is that the next gen due date will be bumped up significantly because of this. It has long been rumored that the next gen will ride on a modified 3rd gen (yet to be released IIRC) Euro Focus platform which the Focus is actually supposed to get too (finally!). IIRC 2009 or 2010 is when the new Focus based on the newest Euro platform is due.
I hate to say it but I wouldn't touch either of these small SUVs right now. The CR-V is just awful looking IMO and the '08 Escape, while easier on the eyes, is nothing new when something new was needed two years ago. With so many better looking and more advanced options out there now it's easy to pass on these two. And I've owned an Escape or two in the past and really liked them.
#8091 of 8533 Re: Something Slow and Thirsty [blueiedgod]
Jan 12, 2007 (8:09 pm)
I was just kidding. I'm sure it will be a cold day in ... before either one of us purchaes a Ford over a Honda.
#8092 of 8533 Hell froze over!
Jan 13, 2007 (5:19 pm)
I did purchase a Ford over a Honda 3x!! LOL!! and have never looked back to regret too!
#8093 of 8533 Stats above
Jan 13, 2007 (5:21 pm)
once again show 99 reviews for CRV and 15 for Escape.. Yet the scores are the same??? I would think with the CRV being so "vastly superior" it would have at least a 9.8? or 10.0?
The new styling of the CRV is going to drive buyers away. It looks like a station wagon, not a sport utility vehicle...
#8094 of 8533 Re: Something Slow and Thirsty [drive62]
Jan 13, 2007 (6:41 pm)
maybe i might buy a honda, but it sure wouldn't be a cr-v. overall, it has always been a below average wagon design.
that excludes it for me.
#8095 of 8533 Re: Stats above [scape2]
Jan 13, 2007 (7:17 pm)
"once again show 99 reviews for CRV and 15 for Escape.. Yet the scores are the same??? I would think with the CRV being so "vastly superior" it would have at least a 9.8? or 10.0?"
You do not get the whole thing of getting a accurate reading of what peoples opinions are. The more people surveyed in any survey that is ever done for anything, the more accurate it will be. If you have 5 people surveyed or 10 people surveyed, the 10 person survey WILL, without a doubt, be more accurate.
The Escape is already to 9.2 and it only has 15 reviews. Did you notice, usually with ALL the cars on this website, the ratings go DOWN with the more peoples rating being taken into account.
#8096 of 8533 Re: Something Slow and Thirsty [explorerx4]
Jan 13, 2007 (8:01 pm)
For some reason the Ford people like to respond to posts that weren't directed at them.
but it sure wouldn't be a cr-v. overall, it has always been a below average wagon design.
Consumer Reports doesn't think so. Recent review ranks it much higher than the Escape. It recommends the CR-V not the Escape. And despite your interpretation both of these vehicles are considered small SUVs.
#8097 of 8533 Re: Something Slow and Thirsty [drive62]
Jan 13, 2007 (8:16 pm)
any post i make is not directed at anyone. it reflects my opinion. i don't let consumer reports or any other source decide for me. i do consider them.
my wife wanted an escape, so i did the best i could to get what she wanted. over time, i have gained some respect for it, despite cr-v posters trying to trash it.
#8098 of 8533 Re: Hell froze over! [scape2]
Jan 13, 2007 (9:47 pm)
Um, he was talking about he and blueiedgod I believe. We already know how you whole-heartedly sent your cash to Ford and are most happy about it. You got a vehicle that fit your needs and wants the best.
I dont think they meant ANYONE wouldn't buy a Honda over a Ford - there are far too many Fords on the road that prove that assumption wrong.
#8099 of 8533 Re: Stats above [scape2]
Jan 13, 2007 (9:50 pm)
It looks like a station wagon, not a sport utility vehicle...
Like all the other CUVs that have come to market that don't look like conventional "SUVs"...
By that logic, I don't guess autos that don't look like SUVs will sell. There goes the Murano, Edge, Mazda CX-7...
Don't count on that. CR-Vs are selling as well or better than they were before the 2007 came out. One look at market prices tells me so.