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#31 of 70 2009 Escape
Sep 16, 2008 (10:35 am)
Those of you whom have bought an 09 keep the posts coming, espically any mod updates. I have my 09 V6, 4x4 limited on the boat heading over here to germany as we speak. I am hoping for it to arrive here any day....
#32 of 70 Power
Sep 16, 2008 (10:37 am)
Hopefully the power will come sooner than 4400 rpm. I will be needing it sooner than than driving on the autobahn. If anything maybe it will save me some gas.
#33 of 70 2009 V6 Limited
Sep 23, 2008 (4:05 am)
We took delivery on 20 Sept. of a Limited V6 AWD, sterling grey metallic. A brief time behind the wheel shows a few big plus items compared to our 2007 V6 Limited.
Better safety-- stability control with roll over mitigation and side air bags. These items are the main reason we traded.
A lot smoother ride and the interior is much quieter than the 2007.
More upscale interior.
The engine definitely has more power.
Six speed automatic.
I like the easy fuel fill system so far. No gas cap
However, like any vehicle there are some minus points compared to our 07.
Instruments are a lot harder to read in certain lighting conditions, 07 had black on white.
Auto gear shift quadrant does not show on the dash as in the 07
Six speed auto only has D and L. Why no 2nd or 3rd gear pick up?
Minor point. Glove box has no lock.
Will keep updates coming. Only 135kms. so far.
#34 of 70 2009 V6 Limited
Sep 25, 2008 (9:50 am)
bdyment, sounds like you have a wealth of information from behind the wheel. Glad to hear the pluses, considering i have not seen an 09 nor have i even driven an escape before. This is the first purchase of a new vehicle which i have not driven before hand. The not having a 2 or 3 gear so far does not bother me...not yet. i have been driving manuals for so long now it will be interesting to drive an automatic. How does that over drive off switch work to get some of that down hill engine braking working. I am really interested in that, with so many hills and mountains over here i am hoping to relieve the brakes some. Just looked on Autozone.com they already are listing a K&N air filter and i think a cabin air filter for the 09. I wonder if this is correct!
#35 of 70 Re: 2009 V6 Limited [lkrk]
Sep 25, 2008 (10:45 am)
i have only used the overdrive off switch twice, but it seems to work as advertised. Really holds the Escape back when going down a hill.
Sep 28, 2008 (1:47 pm)
I have never owned a Ford, heck never owned an american car (Honda/Bmw/Toyota/Lexus) but have driven several as I get a new company car every two years. I just ordered and received the 2009 Ford Escape XLT 4WD with V6 and 6 speed trans. It is charcoal gray (They call it black pearl) and has the dark charcoal interior. A co-worker has a 2006 and it was loud, bouncy and gutless. Even witht he V6. This new one is MUCH BETTER. Much more impressive. It has nice shifting, smooth power and the suspension seems much improved. I expect it will soften and get crappy as I rack up the miles, but for now, it's nice. I would never own a Ford or Chevy mainly because of the resale value and maintenance costs, compared to imports is sooooo bad, but if you like these, for now it seems a good choice, bad investment. MSRP 28950??? No way. My company paid $19850 delivered. We ordered it direct from Ford in June and it arrived 9/12. They closed the plant for 3 weeks from the 4th of July holiday. I have 1020 miles on it in 9 days of driving.
#37 of 70 2009 escape paid
Sep 30, 2008 (8:07 pm)
Anyone know how much dealers are taking off 2009 msrp? Can you get low IR
and get a lot taken off msrp. Any experiences and prices paid would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#38 of 70 Re: 2009 escape paid [brinks2]
Oct 01, 2008 (8:29 am)
The current rebate on gas Escape is $1,500 go to FordDirect.com
Oct 01, 2008 (10:53 am)
I was just delivered an 09 with the I4. This is my 3rd Escape (03, 06 and now 09). My company has its fleet agreement with Ford and I was given the choice of a fairly loaded out V6 or a completely loaded out (except nav or sunroof) I4 with leather and Sync. I chose the 4. Compared to the 06 model, this is now a car I would now consider for my family. It is so much nicer than the 06. The interior is totally different and doesn't just scream cheap. The leather seats are comfy and Sync system is incredible. The I4 sounds like any other four banger accelerating but is perfectly fine when cruising and the 6speed seems to work really well and I have yet to detect any gear hunting. The ride is quiet (compared to the 06) and controlled. The steering is heavily boosted at low speed and you can literally spin the wheel in your hands to turn and maneuver. The boost fades as the speed increases (as it should).
Overall, this is a totally different vehicle than previous generations and I could easily recommend it to someone. I was/am thoroughly impressed and will enjoy putting a few thousand miles on this one.
#40 of 70 Finally!
Oct 03, 2008 (1:38 am)
It's finally arrived! Man this thing looks nice. I am loving the interior much better than what i was expecting. The seats are comfortable an the 6 speed is the smoothest i have ever driven. SYNC is initially is a little confusing but read the manual and in no time you are up and running. Power is always on point ready for passing and plenty of torque to get up those hills while the cruise is on. We had no problems driving it on these German autobahns! There seems to be an over abundance of them here now. But, being a Limited it does stand out a bit. To date the best SUV i have driven.
Is anyone out there is thinking of getting the DVD rear headrest players from Ford? If so please let me know any details. This will be our first upgrade to ours here in the near future. i am just wondering on how they are powered? Is it through the power seat or what. Just as long as there are not any cords laying around i am good.