Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#599 of 741 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 741 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 741 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 741 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
#603 of 741 Re: gps and tailgate defects [pzam]
Mar 07, 2013 (1:09 pm)
No scuff marks or figment issues here. Ours has exhibited the problem getting it to close, but just one time.
#604 of 741 Re: Ford Escape 2013 Special Features [bigmclargehuge]
Mar 13, 2013 (5:36 pm)
Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but any engine with a compression ratio above 10:1 runs into pre-ignition problems with 87 octane fuel. If you have a turbo charged engine with 10:1 comp ratio or higher you will blow the heads right off of it as soon as you start to build boost. The cylinder pressure climbs dramatically once the turbo spools up. The cylinder pressure is so high that it ignites the fuel as soon as it gets into the combustion chamber and doesn't wait for the ignition to ignite it. That's why "Turbo Charged" engines have low compression ratios. Oh, and the compression ratio never changes, cylinder pressure is constant. The 14:1 ratio you are reading about or seeing is the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, not compression ratio.
#606 of 741 Re: Ford Escape 2013 Special Features [tim156]
Mar 13, 2013 (6:02 pm)
I was replying to someones post that said the engine had to be at a static comp ratio of 13:1 to be economical and more stuff.... It must have ended up in the wrong place. At 13:1 you would need to run methanol for fuel instead of gasoline.
Mar 14, 2013 (3:31 pm)
Hey -- where'd message 605 go?
Mar 14, 2013 (4:46 pm)
It was a Mercedes ML Prices Paid post; just got misplaced in here somehow.