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#116 of 167 Re: 2008 Escape Auto transmission durability [kevman2]
Jan 04, 2008 (11:48 am)
You raise a good point. On the Escape up through the 2007 model year, I recommended the optional tow package as this package included the aux, trans oil cooler. Cooling was the weakness of this trans and the Aux Trans Oil Cooler seemed to solve the problem.
The GOOD NEWS is that Ford make this component STANDARD on the 2008 model and its bigger! Notwithstanding same, stay tuned. by 2010, the Escape should be using the 3.5L Duratec and the 6F trans.
Jan 18, 2008 (7:25 pm)
I just wanted to post that I just purchased a 2008 Escape this week. I have read a lot of praises and negatives on the vehicle but i have to say for the price this is a nice vehicle. Sure it is not the fanciest interior or the fastest SUV on the market but I love it. I traded a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder and dont miss it a bit...especially the 14 mpg I was getting. I decided after test driving both Escapes to go with the I-4. It is peppy enough and the mpg is a little better. I was shocked to see the size of this motor...it looked like a snowmobile engine under the hood.
I am also amazed on the features that are offered on this affordable SUV. I got the Sirius Sat and moon roof. Nice incentives too!
#118 of 167 wiper blades for 2008 Escape
Jan 19, 2008 (7:34 am)
Well anyone who has an 08 escape knows the wiper blades suck for the winter and no one has replacement blades because of the new technology.Yes Ford can make an Itelligent 4wd but by all means don't make a wiper blade for the winter!!!!!
Siliblade in the states had one out for testing but it still isn't perfected, but they will keep working on it they said.Since there is no aftermarket blades for the 08 I am sure they will get it perfected.Its not just the 08 escape, its also Volvo, rangerover and this technology will end up on most of the new vehicles.Basically Ford Canada said..."keep your heat up high and get good washer fluid".Not what we want to hear Ford Canada!
#119 of 167 Re: wiper blades for 2008 Escape [woogsie]
Jan 20, 2008 (12:53 pm)
You know, I keep seeing this TV ad about wipers made by Rain-X. They are a new design and look like they work better that conventional ones. You can only get them from the internet. Maybe you should chedk them out.
#120 of 167 Re: wiper blades for 2008 Escape [desmo1]
Jan 20, 2008 (2:09 pm)
THanks but nope.........they dont fit......its a wierd clip on the wipers.........although using rain X may help with the freezing on the windshield........I am already trying that.Just have to hope Siliblade or Ford can get them on the market fast.Thanks for your input!
#121 of 167 Re: Auto-dimming rearview mirror [ladyblue]
Feb 12, 2008 (5:36 pm)
I just came from the dealer today and asked them specifically about your issue; he has the same vehicle and said he removed the rear seat (center) head rest and had no issues after that....seems too simple now doesn't it. It makes sense since the "sensor" is picking up the light from vehicles approaching from the rear. I am looking at the 08 Escape which is why I was even curious about this site....interesting to see what problems people are having.
#122 of 167 Should I buy the 08 Escape
Feb 12, 2008 (5:43 pm)
I am looking at an 08 Escape, loaded but waiting till they offer me some great discounts. I like the looks, I like the drive, don't care for the mileage but my van only gets about 23 or 24 and most of my driving is highway 95%. Just wondering mainly if anyone has been misstreated by Ford? Have they honored any warranty issues? Anyone been screwed? I realize things go wrong with new vehicles, I'm not concerned with that too much as long as the warranty service is ok. Thanks to anyone.
I also wonder if there is an available extended warranty and is it worth it?
#123 of 167 Road Noise
Feb 22, 2008 (8:38 am)
All I read about was how much the new 2008 Escape has improved in road noise? I just purchase a pre-certified 2008 Ford Escape XLT (4WD Auto) and the road noise is excessive. To me it sounds like I have 4WD aggressive tires on it? The tires are the standard Continental tires that come with it but they are really noisy. I had a 2004 Escape XLT before this and it had the same tires but the noise was not even comparable to the new one. I was wondering if anybody out there is experience the same problem. Also it seems like the gas mileage is less than 14 MPG (city). I absolutely love the truck the way it drives and handles and the style of the whole thing but the noise is a bit excessive.
#124 of 167 Re: Road Noise [fravo]
Mar 01, 2008 (2:46 pm)
I rented an 08 4WD with the 4 cylinder this week and kind of liked it. I haven't read all your posts yet so forgive me if I repeat what others have said. I like the fact it's FWD with power to the rear tires in adverse conditions. For small cars I like front wheel drive. Let's see, the mileage was $67 for 420 miles driven, at about $3.40 a gallon so that's about 21 on the freeway. Not too good for a 4 banger. This particular rental had 13,500 miles on it and someone had definitely taken it off-road. The engine compartment was completely caked with mud, top to bottom. That said, I noticed nothing in the way of creaks or rattles. Road noise was negligible. I checked pricing and looked like for about $23k I could get a
base model 4wd. I consider buying it if the mileage was better. The hybrid is probably $3k or $4k more so I probably won't buy one. It was fine for a rental though.
#125 of 167 Re: Should I buy the 08 Escape [pbstlrs1]
Apr 03, 2008 (12:41 pm)
I am leasing a 2008 since march of 07, tranny went pulling a pop up trailer thought the mountains. We were to be gone for 1 month and this happened 6 hrs into our trip. Ford said we would be reimmbursed for our expenses and we are still fighting with our dealership as of april 08.I have had nothing but problems with this car even though I love the way it fits.Has any one slese had problems such as wipers suck,back up sensor not working properly all the time,heated seats heat for 1min then go off for 7 min then 1min on then off,keyless pad not working all the time?