Last post on Nov 28, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#622 of 723 Re: Question about the SE interior [tvumbaca]
Apr 17, 2013 (3:36 pm)
no lighting on my SE ignition switch.
i'm conflicted about all these switches/paddles/levers.... on the steering wheel that obscure the view of the ignition and headlight switches, but I guess they are at least a little handy once I figured them out.
#623 of 723 Towed trailer for the first time today
Apr 20, 2013 (3:26 pm)
Towed for the first time today. Only about 15 miles or 25km. 2.0, FWD. No problem with approx 1500lbs. 5x8 enclosed trailer. Drove from 50-65Mph. Pushed a strong headwind part of the time. Got 20 Mpg. Kept the transmission selector in "S" mode while accelerating and then manually controlled the top gear. Never let it go into 5th gear. Pulling onto highway, only needed about 3500 RPM during acceleration.
I certainly knew I was pulling a trailer, but the vehicle never strained at any time. Generally very pleased.
Also, after connecting the trailer lights and starting the engine, an information bulletin came up on the screen saying "Trailer connected, BLIS system is disabled". There was also an orange information icon on the dash, notifying me that the BLIS was disabled. Nice touch.
#624 of 723 Re: Towed trailer for the first time today [automelon48]
Apr 20, 2013 (8:28 pm)
I meant to say that I never let it go into 6th gear.
#625 of 723 Re: 2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD no nav [southtx]
Apr 27, 2013 (3:23 pm)
Did you find out anything about the wind noise? I just purchased my 2013 SEL escape and noticed the wind noise also. Thanks.
#626 of 723 Re: 2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD no nav [selescape]
Apr 28, 2013 (12:32 pm)
What did you drive before the Escape?
#627 of 723 Wind noise
Apr 28, 2013 (4:05 pm)
I drove a 2011 Taurus Limited before my 2013 Escape and the Escape is quieter.
#628 of 723 Re: 2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD no nav [explorerx4]
May 01, 2013 (3:13 pm)
I drove a 2003 mountaineer.
#629 of 723 Re: 2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD no nav [selescape]
May 02, 2013 (3:30 pm)
I have a 2002 Explorer and over 50 mph it sounds like one of the rear windows is open.
The first time or two I was in the Escape, I heard some wind noise (cross bars?), but I don't remember hearing last time I drove it.
#630 of 723 previous car
May 03, 2013 (5:49 am)
#631 of 723 New Escape "S" or certified 2011 CR-V EX?
May 04, 2013 (6:28 pm)
Hi, guys. Year-long lurker/first time poster.
I apologize if I've posted in the wrong forum, but here goes. My dad is a Ford employee and I can get "D-plan" pricing on new Ford vehicles through him. This translates to about a 4% discount. This would be on top of the $2000 available rebate. The 2013 Escape "S" model with these discounts is right around my price point.
The other vehicle in contention is a certified 2011 CR-V EX with under 40,000 miles. This would likely bring a similar price tag.
Naturally, my dad is pushing me to get the Escape "S", but Hondas are just so reliable, and that's very important to me. What do you think?