Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#196 of 736 Re: About Water leaks and 2013 Escape [al63017]
Sep 20, 2012 (6:41 pm)
Thank you, I am glad it helped.
Question on your 2.0 Titanium, you said you waited 6months after production. Has the 2013 Escape been out that long already? I thought the 13 models come up just now, maybe they made an exception and launched earlier then
I am salivating at the prospect of owning the Escape literally. It is the best looking SUV I think in the market today and gives the Audi Q5 a run for its money. If it handles as well as the 2012 did, then we have a clear winner here.
Since I used to be a Ford employee, I am thinking I might be able to get one under the X plan. I am not sure if the best dealers can beat the X plan prices by negotiation or competitive shopping. Have any of you negotiated hard on this? where are the best prices? Certainly not the Seattle area as I had poor experience with dealerships and prices . I tend to buy my cars at the best possible prices even if it means travelling to a nearby state and picking it up there. There is usually a thread on discussion on prices but I dont see that on the 2013 Escape yet.
#197 of 736 Re: About Water leaks and 2013 Escape [rman66]
Sep 20, 2012 (7:01 pm)
I think they were on dealer lots in April or early May and suspect some inventory was produced some time before that. I could have this time frame wrong but somebody will know and correct it possibly on this forum.
I found one dealer in Missouri that was selling them at invoice minus their holdback. Ford had 1000.00 dealer cash to help with that pricing but they were very aggressive on any trim level. Look on ebay as that is how I found them and you will see some Titanium's at around 30,000 last I looked that have a sticker of more like 34,000. Just follow the link to their dealership and you can view the window sticker and see thier price. 2000.00 off was also available from another Missouri dealer I found on ebay and they gave me a little more for my trade so I bought locally rather than the other side of the state.
#199 of 736 Re: About Water leaks and 2013 Escape [rman66]
Sep 21, 2012 (5:28 am)
Job 1 began on 4/9/12 and the retail order build began on 5/10/12, mine was built on 7/9/12. I don't have any leaks, all my panels are aligned perfectly and it's been a perfect car. I wonder if the recently trained new hires started working shifts and as you stated, there's a learning curve. You would know better than me, but my guess is they began building vehicles earlier in the year to fine tune robots and equipment, build cars for executives, reviewers, car shows and testing. Vehicles began showing up on lots in the Minneapolis/St Paul area around the second week of May.
#200 of 736 Re: About Water leaks and 2013 Escape [steve_]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 22, 2012 (4:35 am)
I think we'll drop the Tribute part... Last time I checked (about 4-5 months ago), they still had them on the Mazda website... all gone now..
#202 of 736 Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes
Sep 20, 2012 (8:29 pm)
I just bought mine less than 30 days ago and complained within first two days that I was getting carbon monoxide in the cab of the car. They said something needed to burn off as it was new (although I never had a new car that had to have this done) but now 900 miles later I am still having problems. Am I the only one? I know everything is redesigned but this can't be an anomoly. I can't keep driving with the air conditioner on and recycling the air.
Are there any other people with this complaint?
#203 of 736 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [linniesd]
Sep 22, 2012 (6:10 am)
I have not experienced that issue, but that's a serious situation and I'd go back to the dealership and have them check it out. Catalytic converters used to make a nasty rotten egg smell for a period when the were new, but I don't think that's the case anymore. If they give you a line about needing to "burn" something off, ask them to be more specific because an exhaust leak puts you and your family at risk. Don't become one of those annoying dicks that make demands and stomps their feet at the service department, but I'd insist they check for misaligned pipes or loose fittings. If they won't do it, go to another dealership.
#204 of 736 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [linniesd]
Sep 22, 2012 (9:26 am)
Since carbon monoxide is odorless are you sure you're not smelling the "leavings" of common mould and mildew spores.?
#205 of 736 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [wwest]
Sep 23, 2012 (4:55 am)
It sounds like he, or she, is smelling exhaust fumes.