Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 2:49 AM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#593 of 733 Re: Back-up Camera and Mileage [cbc410]
Feb 27, 2013 (9:17 pm)
Did you ever get the DashCommand or another app to monitor your gas mileage?
You had stated earlier that you get 28-32 MPG on the Highway but get poor city mileage on your short trips in hilly terrain. Sounds like that may just be normal.
Tonight I did a 21 mile round trip errand. Including my cold-start I averaged 31.0 MPG on the trip. Partly city, mostly highway, max cruising speed 62MPH.
#595 of 733 Re: 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats staining [usa1fan]
Mar 01, 2013 (9:47 am)
Blue jeans stain from fairly new jeans is a given on light colored leather car seats. No way around it. Basic black or stone, and I preferred the lighter interior with the black tuxedo exterior.
#596 of 733 Re: 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats staining [coldnfrosty]
Mar 02, 2013 (4:56 pm)
I understand with new jeans. Mine aren't new though. But I still kept an eye out- blue jean stains on light colored leather interiors isn't a Ford-only phenomena. We've had two other non-Fords that had the same situation occur.
I don't consider it defect with the materials, just something to watch out for, and take care of when you notice it.
#598 of 733 Re: Escape February Sales [johnnyuma]
Mar 05, 2013 (7:02 am)
Imagine that, no Mazda's.
I couldn't resist...
Escape: 24,210 in Feb 2013 and 44,048 YTD
CX-5: 5451 in Feb 2013 and 16,695 YTD
#599 of 733 Re: Escape February Sales [tim156]
Mar 05, 2013 (10:09 am)
The CX-5 is getting a lot of good reviews. The big bug-a-boo - and it is what kept it out of serious contention for my purchasing it - is the lack of power under the hood. My last two vehicles were anemic and I had to have something with at least a little pep this time. My Escape with the 1.6L suffices perfectly. Next year's CX-5 is supposed to offer an optional engine upgrade which might make it much more attractive to buyers and perhaps take away some Escape buyers. Who knows?
#600 of 733 Re: Escape February Sales [frbl]
Mar 05, 2013 (10:56 am)
I really like the Mazda CX-5 as well. The HP issue stopped me from buying one. IMO it's under powered. I think the bigger engine available on the 2014 CX-5 will help it pick up some sales. But I'm very pleased with my Titanium and don't regret not buying the Mazda.
#601 of 733 Re: gps and tailgate defects [tim156]
Mar 07, 2013 (6:43 am)
You are correct that they are all stamped out of the same die but what if the die is wrong? The dealer says maybe the hinges are wrong and is checking with ford. The tailgate is 3/8 or inch out of line. too much to make up for the size of the hole it fits in.
I would like to hear from anyone who has a ford in dash defective gps that ford has fixed. I have been waiting for 3 weeks for ford engineers fix the problem, but no answer let.
I would feel better if no one has a defective gps. At least I would know that i'm the only one.
Lemon law states 3 attempt to repair a problem and one more chance by ford to repair the problem and you can apply for relief under the lemon law.
#602 of 733 Re: gps and tailgate defects [mikeqt]
Mar 07, 2013 (9:30 am)
My GPS frequently took 10-15 minutes to locate position. My dealer replaced the GPS unit, and now it locks in under a minute. He said they were on backorder, which led him to think that others had the problem and that they probably changed something in the new unit. I suggest having your dealer give it a try. As for the hatch, mine wasn't always latching. The dealer adjusted it and solved the problem, although I agree that it doesn't fit like it should. It binds against the bumper, and has left a scuff mark on the gray material of the bumper. I'm just happy it closes reliably -- the scuff mark is a minor cosmetic issue to me -- although I'm on the look out for a TSB to resolve this issue