Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 5:51 AM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#76 of 86 Re: Front Seat Platform [ricardo960]
May 31, 2013 (7:53 am)
send an email to ford. embarrass them on FB. I am 6-4", 220..and yes I am uncomfortable..
Ford seats have changed since off shore got involved..my Escape is 2011.
#77 of 86 Re: Front Seat Platform [ricardo960]
Jun 01, 2013 (2:56 am)
I've noticed this too, but it's not an issue for me being only 5'8" and able to find a comfortable position for my feet when driving. If it's such a big issue and you can't drive a Ford comfortably, how didn't you discover this problem during the test drive and why didn't you choose the Edge?
#78 of 86 Re: Front Seat Platform [printerman1]
Jun 01, 2013 (3:04 am)
It has nothing to do with "off shore" being involved. It's Ford's command seating design. Anything in any car that's built by an outside supplier is built to the specs of the manufacturer. Other than stamping body panels, Ford assembly plants are just that, a plant where they assemble parts from suppliers.
#79 of 86 2012 Escape V6 & E85
Jun 01, 2013 (3:41 am)
I own a 2012 Escape powered by a V6. It is a flex-fuel vehicle, but I have never put E85 in it. E85 is selling for $1 a gal less than E10 regular. Has anyone used E85 in a V6? Technically, it should be fine, but is it really OK to use? I know the mileage will go down, but at a $1 a gal saving should be beyond the break even point.
Jun 01, 2013 (8:28 am)
point made..why did you buy it, if the seating is THAT uncomfortable..Unless you go to a guy that specializes in car seats.
Keep in mind, car seats have not changed in 60 years. they are still manufactured for people of 50s & 60's build and weight. My wife is 5-2 and she is comfortable.
I used a store bought cushion and rolled up towel for my back.
#82 of 86 2011 Ford Transmission problem
Jun 19, 2013 (7:03 pm)
Bought the 2011 Ford Escape 2.5L used in Jan 2013 with 69000 miles. Had the same issue a lot of had with the PCM needing to be "reprogrammed" since it was having trouble shifting. May 2013 after having the vehicle for 4 months and less than 2000 miles the transmission failed (at a stoplight of course-would not stay running when put in drive). "Found metal in valve body and solinoid screens" and was told tranny needed to be replaced or overhauled. It was out of the 60,000 mile warranty and because it was only 2 years old I didn't purchase the extended warranty (in fact the dealer even told me-it's only 2 yrs old what can go wrong?). Has anyone else had this problem? I still feel sick knowing I paid a lot for the truck and now owe even more to put in a new transmission on a 2 year old vehicle.
Jun 20, 2013 (9:48 am)
get media coverage.
FB. and other so called media
#84 of 86 Re: 2012 Escape V6 & E85 [mingo1]
Jun 26, 2013 (10:23 am)
If the $1 represents more than 30% off the cost of the E-10 gasoline you would normally be using, I say give it a shot. I tried using the e 85 blend for a brief time last summer but the savings were not apparent. At that time E-85 was about $3.25 and regular was about $3.65
I bought a 2010 V6, Certified used Escape AWD . It is capable of 29mpg on the highway if not pushed. This would be a bit more than I had anticipated. It is a good cruiser, but is kind of noisy in certain conditions.
Jun 26, 2013 (11:57 am)
for all the hype, and the expense Ford put into altering their engines. and we have to pay for something that wont work. No wonder Ford exec get the paid the big money.
Here in Ontario, Canada, I have never seen E85 gas stations. The Ethanol ie. Corn never worked proper. Tankers that haul gas, tell me, its heavier to haul than normal gas. Therefore, cost more at the pump