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Ford Escape, SUV
#4 of 255 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [huskerrfan]
Nov 23, 2007 (7:21 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 255 "Ford could have done better"
Dec 03, 2007 (6:11 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 255 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [coolbeansoh]
Jan 07, 2008 (9:33 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 255 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [pbear12]
Jan 08, 2008 (7:26 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 255 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Limited Hard seats [huskerrfan]
Jan 08, 2008 (3:09 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 255 Only the Seat Cloth is recycled, not the foam.
Jan 10, 2008 (1:54 pm)
Jan 18, 2008 (8:29 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!!
May 03, 2008 (8:01 am)
My 2008 escape is now a year old and the driver side seat seems to be wearing. The cloth on the right side of the driver side is "creased" and the foam seams to be creased as well. There is only 7500 miles on the escape. Does any have the same problem?
#12 of 255 Re: seat wear [joe19403]
May 06, 2008 (5:42 pm)
These are my problems with the 08 Escape 1.both front seats has metal poking throuh the seats 2. The seats are wearing out..3.he cd player when ejecting a disc it doesn't come all the way out and sometimes feeds back in. The dearlship and Ford Company are working together to fix the problems i'm having. I have been to several dealers and they tell me that this is how the seats were made in the 08. If you feel your back fronts seats of your 08 you will know what i'm talking about.
#13 of 255 Re: seat wear [dwoodberry]
May 27, 2008 (10:33 am)
Can you explain to me what Ford and the dealership itself are saying about your seat problem? Are they willing to fix it? Have your headrests warn all the way through??? I see the problem you are talking about but is Ford willing to help or not and if not "what are they saying"
The CD only pops half way out so it doesn't fall on the floor and if you don't take it out in 5 seconds or so it will go back in....