Last post on Dec 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#718 of 742 Re: Get the escape [cmuniz]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 06, 2013 (6:21 am)
Hey, that's my (current) neck of the woods. You get up to Copper Harbor or over to the Soo? Funny, I was in Texas a couple of weeks ago, doing a legal 75 on some of your back roads.
#719 of 742 Re: Get the escape [Stever@Edmunds]
Sep 07, 2013 (4:24 am)
Spent a week in Munising. Went up thru Madison and Milwaukee, Green Bay and came back down from Marquette, Stevens Point and Des Moines. Back road driving was mostly done in the UP and Wisconsin roads like N, X, L, etc.......
Nov 26, 2013 (9:28 am)
"Ford is recalling 139,917 2013 Ford Escape SUVs equipped with 1.6-liter engines in the U.S. after reports of engine fires, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Edmunds says: If you own one of the aforementioned Ford Escapes and notice a problem, the best thing is to get it into your dealership immediately, since these new recalls are about eight weeks away."
2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Fire Risks
#721 of 742 Re: A lot of love for the 2013 Ford Escape [johnnyuma]
Nov 27, 2013 (4:59 am)
The HOTTEST selling SUV in America, the Ford Fire Escape!
#722 of 742 Re: in the news [Stever@Edmunds]
Nov 27, 2013 (9:12 am)
Thanks for the update on the recall - crazy. My Escape is a company car for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. I'm amazed that they didn't switch at least the engine to the 2.0, if not another car altogether. Oh well, another day at the dealer!
Nov 28, 2013 (5:47 pm)
Looking at a slightly used 2014 SE with 1830 miles. Going in again in the morning. Should I really do this? hearing some bad things about the 1.6 engine and MyFord sync system that I am getting cold feet here. thinking I just might move away and wait for the Buick Verano I am seriously considering as I didn't love the Encore, it was just o k. Love the Escape really but do not want to make a mistake here. My neighbor down the street has one and likes it so far, it's his provided work vehicle from fleet sales and he showed me it all. Good to hear some positive things because online here, all I seem to see is negative and that's not good!! I want no drama, none and am used to that foreign experience that I'm not sure I want to go domestic but willing to give it a shot. So please folks, tell me now before I commit...sorry for the short notice here but with this particular unit, I don't have the necessary time. But if it sells before I can make a deal, it wasn't meant to be so I will move on. There are many other small utes for me to test as I did like the ergonomics of the Mitsu Outlander Sport and would think they would be dealing this time of year. Their market share is so small that sure they'd love to sell as many as possible, and they might even have some good financing right now also. Like the Subaru offerings but not sure I really need...or want all wheel drive. Want quality but decent mileage figures in a well put together rig be it a small ute or compact sedan...I want it all with no drama what so ever. Can the Ford deliver? Just not sure here!
#724 of 742 Re: 2014 SE [sandman_6472]
Nov 29, 2013 (4:01 am)
We bought a 2013 Titanium with the 2.0 engine. We have not had any recalls and have had no trouble with the MyFord Sync either. We love the vehicle. After hearing of all of the issues with the 1.6 engine we were real happy we had the 2.0.
#725 of 742 Re: 2014 SE [bogey235]
Nov 29, 2013 (6:12 am)
What issues?? I have put the purchase off because of doubts now. I don't want the vehicle for the price they want me to pay though it is a good price according to Truecar.com.
#726 of 742 Re: 2014 SE [sandman_6472]
Nov 29, 2013 (10:10 am)
Stay as far away from the ford escape as you can!
In the past 15 years I have not seen the inside of a repair garage for a warranty issue, but since I bought my escape in Feb 2013 I have spent more than 50 hours waiting for warranty repairs. This does not include the 3 times I was given a rental car because it could not be repaired in one day.
Tailgate rubbing on rear bumper and rattling. In 3 times for this defect.
Major problems with Nav. In more then 5 times for this defect.
Wiring harness under hood defective splice. Engine won't run, took 3 hours to repair. Also occured 4 times but service center could not pin point the reason.
I'm going for a buy back or I will send Ford a certified letter so I can use the lemon law. I must have at least 4 attempts to repair and I have 5.
There are many more issues but too many to list!
Worst car I have owned since GM bought back my 1987 Camero under the lemon law.
#727 of 742 Re: 2014 SE [sandman_6472]
Nov 29, 2013 (12:26 pm)
Sandman, The 1.6 engine has had at least a few recalls since it came out. Some earlier versions of Sync were too buggy, but that is a free upgrade if you have an older one.
The 2.0 AWD seems to have a fair number of complaints with city gas mileage.
I have more than a year on my 2.0 SEL FWD with all options and I am very pleased with it. I am getting the EPA estimate for my vehicle as long as I drive it light-footed. These Ecoboost engines are so strong that it is easy to use more HP (fuel) that you might realize. I have no regrets with mine. No unscheduled visits to the dealership for mine.