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#1 of 259 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats
Sep 29, 2007 (7:31 pm)
I have to say I am impressed with this suv but the seats seem really uncomfortable. They are really hard. Does anyone else have this issue?
#2 of 259 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [huskerrfan]
Sep 30, 2007 (6:00 am)
Haven't noticed any problem with our 2007 Limited seats. Of course we haven't been in the vehicle for more than an hour at a time as of yet. However, the door armrests are a real elbow breaker. Overall we also are very impressed with our Escape.
#3 of 259 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [bdyment]
Oct 02, 2007 (3:40 pm)
I have the 08 Escape Limited and the seats are very comfortable.
#4 of 259 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [huskerrfan]
Nov 23, 2007 (6:21 pm)
I agree with huskerfan. My wife has an 05 Limited that I hate to drive because of the rock hard leather covered seats, the poor gas pedal angle that forces me to hold my foot up to control speed, and the cheap hard plastic arm rest in the door. The tilt wheel is a joke. I wonder if Ford engineers ever look at a Chrysler or GM steering column. The column in our 94 Grand Caravan is perfect. Great range and ease of adjustment. The column in our escape hardly moves at all. Very little adjustment range. The windshield wiper controls on the RH stalk are kind of dumb too!
The wife loves it and it does go straight in the snow which is handy when you live in Chicago. Ford could have done better IMHO! Just my $0.02
#5 of 259 "Ford could have done better"
Dec 03, 2007 (5:11 am)
Its called the 2008 Ford Escape. You mention a few of the things that they changed for the better, Definately check it out when you get ready to replace your 05. In 2010, we should have the 3.5L engine and 6 speed auto.
#6 of 259 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [coolbeansoh]
Jan 07, 2008 (8:33 am)
My husband just got the 2008 Ford Escape and I can't believe how awful the seats are. I drove around the block and my back is killing me. We had a Ford Explorer and it was fabulous. Stay away if you are on the road very much.
#7 of 259 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [pbear12]
Jan 08, 2008 (6:26 am)
Are you sure the seat is adjusted correctly? We have an 07 Limited and our daughter has an 08 XLT. The seats are quite comfortable in both vehicles.
#8 of 259 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [huskerrfan]
Jan 08, 2008 (2:09 pm)
I have a '08 and I "completely" agree those seats are horrible, I hate them. I drive 45 minutes to work and back. Ford used a new type of seat made out of 100% recycled matrieal for '08. Out of all the cars I've had, the Escape has the worst seats in terms of comfort. I also don't care to much for the comand seating. The seat sits too high, even at the lowest position.
#9 of 259 Only the Seat Cloth is recycled, not the foam.
Jan 10, 2008 (12:54 pm)
Jan 18, 2008 (7:29 pm)
I just purchased an 08 and I love the seats. I would classify them as firm but not uncomfortable. I disagree that the seat is too high. I am 6'5" and I have no issues with the seat being to high. The recycled fabric is "interesting" I dont want to know what they recycled!!