Last post on Oct 12, 2008 at 2:31 PM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, SUV
#9 of 12 Re: 09 Escape availablility [baraboodad]
Sep 28, 2008 (2:56 pm)
I see ton's on dealer lots here in Southern California. 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.
#10 of 12 Re: 09 Escape availablility [johnnyvegas]
Sep 28, 2008 (4:13 pm)
not sure why you posted the same thing i 3 discussions, but tell me about the maintenance concerns.
#11 of 12 Re: 09 Escape availablility [explorerx4]
Oct 11, 2008 (8:34 pm)
explorerx4 The reason I posted in more than 1 is that I do not think everyone reads each column. Also they are all a bit different. As for the maintenance concerns, heck it's a Ford. Thats why I am concerned. Ford historically is bad. That's why it and GM and Chrysler are dieing. Toyota and Honda are thriving.
#12 of 12 Re: 09 Escape availablility [johnnyvegas]
Oct 12, 2008 (2:31 pm)
i'm not going to agree with you on why the domestic 3 are in trouble.
we have an '04 escape. it has been a pretty good vehicle.
the only major repair(half shaft replacement) was, i believe, dealer induced.
i bring it for service to a different dealer now.