Last post on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#51 of 70 Re: Interior Air Pressure [jmi1266]
by vg33e power
Jul 29, 2009 (2:16 pm)
Do you mean that a lot of wind comes in when your sunroof is open? IF so, you may be able to minimize wind flow and buffeting by adding a wind deflector for the sunroof.
#52 of 70 Re: Interior Air Pressure [jmi1266]
Jul 29, 2009 (4:22 pm)
I haven't noticed this with my 2009 and I use the sunroof whenever permissable, but I suppose it would depend on how you determine that a buildup of air pressure is occuring. One solution would be to buy the deflector for the front of the sunroof opening. Having said that, if there is additional air coming into the vehicle via the open sunroof, then that additional air has to have some place to go. Opening a window a bit would seem to make sense.
#53 of 70 Re: Interior Air Pressure [jmi1266]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:32 pm)
ok, i will play nice.
open the right rear window a bit.
#54 of 70 Dont buy from Hawk Ford Near Chicago
Jul 30, 2009 (9:24 pm)
I Own a 2009 Escape. Great truck but if you live near Chicago don'r buy from HAWK FORD in Oak Lawn. They will Cheat and steal your money after the purchase.
#55 of 70 2009 Ford Escape
Jul 31, 2009 (11:35 pm)
According to Edmunds, the braking distance of Escape is quite poor compared to its rivals. Any experience and comments? This is one main reason stops me from buying it so far. Thanks.
#56 of 70 Re: 2009 Ford Escape [aloha2006]
Aug 01, 2009 (4:30 am)
I was somewhat concerned when Ford went to rear drum brakes on the 2008 Escapes. I had four wheel disc brakes on our 07, however after test driving the 2009 V6 with rear drums we purchased the vehicle. The brakes are very good--smooth, nice pedal pressure and the stopping distances seem every bit as good as our 07, if not better.
Aug 03, 2009 (8:40 am)
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Aug 03, 2009 (9:55 pm)
bdyment: thanks for your comments. You meant Ford had disc brakes in 07 and then went back to drums in 08 and 09. I was concerned about the braking distance compared to its competitors like RV4, CRV or Rogue. I had a 1999 4Runner before and found the brakes are not as good as German autos. I know it's not a fair comparison. I'm thinking to get the Escape as my next car.
#60 of 70 Re: Rear drums [aloha2006]
Aug 05, 2009 (3:18 pm)
the distances you see are not all under the same conditions and are extreme tests.
our 04 escape has rear drums and the only problem we have had is getting hit from behind(twice).
we also have an 09 which has rear drums and it stops just fine.
rear drum brakes are known to last a long time.
80% of braking is done by the front brakes.