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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
#8379 of 8533 Re: Same old news [explorerx4]
May 01, 2008 (3:20 pm)
you're still at it? when are you going to realize that there are plenty of people who like escapes and plenty who like cr-v's? just look at the sales numbers, year after year after year.
i just bought an awd fusion. there is no comparable accord, and tell me why you are asking questions about leasing a fusion?
I didn't say anything about preferences. Scape2 stated that domestics make comparable vehicles for less, and I said, "show me the money" Preferences were not in the sentence.
Girlfriend's lease on the 2005 Escape is up and Fusion is the closest I could convince her to get a Japanese car. Japanese design, Japanese Engine and Transmission, made in Mexico, labeled as a Ford. Talk about identity crisis.
#8380 of 8533 Re: Same old news [blueiedgod]
May 02, 2008 (6:34 pm)
when i look at what you responded to from my post, i didn't say anything about preferences either. i just pointed out reality. some like the cr-v, others like the escape. they probably have different priorities.
anyways, i will bet everyone refers to your g-f as your better half.
#8381 of 8533 Re: Same old news [explorerx4]
May 03, 2008 (3:18 pm)
i will bet everyone refers to your g-f as your better half.
She is, but not without flaws: She likes Ford vehicles.
#8382 of 8533 Re: Same old news [scape2]
May 13, 2008 (6:52 pm)
I always wondered why you opted for a Mazda instead of another Ford? Especially with your anti foreign leanings. Yes the Tribute is essentially a rebadged Escape (or is it vice versa) but by purchasing the Mazda some of your hard earned money went to a Japanese automaker.
#8383 of 8533 2008 Escape Quieter
May 19, 2008 (11:43 am)
I have seen some recent comments on the CR-V forum to the effect that the current Gen 3 CR-V is a bit loud on the road, so I thought I'd comment on my experience.
I owned a 2003 CR-V. I enjoyed the vehicle, but road noise was high at speed, and when the engine went over 3000 RPM it was loud as well.
I now drive a 2008 Escape Hybrid. One of the things I notice is that it is vastly quieter than my old CR-V, at all speeds. I recently had the RPM go past 4000 on a hill, and it was noticeable, but not loud.
When I opened the hood I began to understand. The hood is very heavy, and it has a huge thick pad underneath for sound isolation. Similarly, the doors are a bit hard to open, and the hatch is also hard to close. All of these I think have to do with the door seals being thicker, thus requiring more effort.
But this model of the Escape is much quieter than the CR-V.
I also get about 31 MPG city and the same on the highway, but that is an unfair comparison because my Escape is a Hybrid.
#8384 of 8533 Re: 2008 Escape Quieter [stevedebi]
May 19, 2008 (4:44 pm)
An initial review of the Escape I just read says the 2009 is even quieter than the 2008 FWIW.
Here's one review
#8385 of 8533 Re: 2008 Escape Quieter [baggs32]
May 20, 2008 (10:33 am)
I had read the 2nd one:
"Driving away the updated models felt quieter and more solid than the older units which almost sounded tinny by comparison. The difference in the level of refinement was actually rather startling."
I don't know what they were driving for 2008 models, but that doesn't sound like mine at all. It is not "tinny" by any means. I do have the AWD, which changes the way the FEH handles.
#8386 of 8533 Re: 2008 Escape Quieter [stevedebi]
May 20, 2008 (1:34 pm)
You're right, it's hard to tell what they were talking about there. What was tinny? The engine sounds? The doors closing? The tweeters in the Audiophile system?
May 20, 2008 (3:40 pm)
mentioned 08's vs. 09's.
#8388 of 8533 Re: both reviews... [explorerx4]
May 21, 2008 (11:01 am)
"mentioned 08's vs. 09's."
And your point is?