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Old 03-23-2001, 07:49   #1 (permalink)
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Good morning!

I registered with "fordforums" hoping to pick up the latest news, good and bad, regarding the Escape since it is definitely on my short list when I take the plunge and buy another vehicle later this year.

But I'm here all by myself! I certainly know how Crusoe felt!

Are there a few "Fridays" out there willing to participate in this discussion? I'd really like to hear from Escape owners and their experiences with their vehicles.

Until then I guess I'll just have to walk the beach and kick sand. Woe is me!
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Old 03-23-2001, 10:07   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, but there are few of you guys on this site to date. The site is new and many do not know of this site jsut yet.
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Old 04-04-2001, 19:22   #3 (permalink)
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I do not own an Escape but being a car fanatic I have been checking them out. What kind of info are your looking for? My personal opinion of the Escape is, well to be honest the feel cheap. I have climbed in, under and around a couple in showrooms ( salesmen hate that) I like the styling but once you get inside they just seem strange. Except for a few that have a full center console, it seems to fill the void. I have not test drove one but I hear for the size the have good power (no race car here) but get the 3.0 v-6. The only other complaint is no low range 4x4, like you are going to take this thing trail riding.

On the positive side I have seen some of these rigs with a couple of add-ons (brush bar, big tires) that make it look alot better. I have considered getting one for my wife but she says they are ugly and she wants the new RAV4. Oh well...
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Old 06-07-2001, 09:58   #4 (permalink)
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I just found this forum a few months ago, been reading the full size bronco posts mostly. I recently purchased a four wheel drive escape, I love it!!:D :D It rides smooth, is very quiet, gets great mpg(21 so far not even 700 m on motor yet), has better take off and acceleration than my 87 Bronco (302 Auto), handles great. I like it so much I'm selling my Bronco. I know that's like apples to oranges but unless you are going to pull a boat or do serious off roading the Escape is perfect. The V6 has plenty of power, it's really quite impressive and smooth, the automatic shifts so smoothly, I can't praise it enough!! I found myself doing 75 before I knew it and couldn't tell I was going that fast(right at 2000rpm).
I know it's been a while since you wrote this message I just hope you check back and get this. I think you'll like the Escape, it's not cheap feeling at all!! I hope I was of some help... if there are any questions I can help you with let me know and I will try to answer them as quickly as I can.
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I have been doing more research on this vehicle as well. I prefer the XLT version ( the XLS is missing something) Still havent test drove one but starting to see more and more on the road.

Glad to see someone who owns one reply (GT500). Your input is very helpful. What model did you get and what color/options. I think I have convinced my wife to go this route instead of the RAV4. If I can find a dealership in town that can keep an XLT in stock long enough for me to test drive one...
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Old 06-09-2001, 23:09   #6 (permalink)
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If you're interested in Escape information MrBumble you have to go over to a site that specializes in Escapes like Escape-Central.com, it's at http://www.escape-central.com the whole site is dedicated to Ford Escapes.

This FordForums site has some great chat and forums for most Ford cars, but sadly, the Escape chat is dead. :(

To: GT500 how many miles do you have on your Escape so far and could you post a link to your :) Bronco forum? Thanks.

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If you're interested in Escape information MrBumble you have to go over to a site that specializes in Escapes like Escape-Central.com, it's at http://www.escape-central.com the whole site is dedicated to Ford Escapes.

This FordForums site has some great chat and forums for most Ford cars, but sadly, the Escape chat is dead. :(

To: GT500 how many miles do you have on your Escape so far and could you post a link to your :) Bronco forum? Thanks.

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Well not to preach here. But this area could be bigger and better for all if the members that use this site would let the others know about this place. I am not saying abondon the places you frequent to just come here. We are here to enhance your travels of owning a Ford be it classic new junker or collectible.

Sorry getting off my soap box

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Old 06-10-2001, 18:18   #8 (permalink)
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Dear RGONOT,
Definately go the Escape route, They just receieved a really high safety rating(don't know the exact #of stars off my head but I'm pretty sure it was higher than the RAV4). Our Escape is the Dark Highland Green XLT 4X4 the only options were step bars, and privacy glass, the 4X4's come with the 16 inch tires automatically.
there are only a couple of options left, 6disc in dash changer, and moonroof are about it I believe. could be others but I'm not sure. My wife loves it!:D We just got back from a weekend trip to the Smokey Mnts, about 700 mi, got 20-22mpg(hwy cruising at 75-80 mph with the AC on all the way), and there was 4 adults and a child in a car seat with 1 small complaint from the back about the car seat being in the way. If my son were old enough for the seat belt only there would have been 0 complaints.:D We now have around 1400-1500 miles showing with no problems at all, now we wish we had found one with the moonroof would've been a definate plus. I had a hard time finding 1 here the only 1's dealers had were trade ins or just came of the truck, mine came in and was on the lot not even 24hrs, just got lucky. Dealer said they are usually gone in about 2-6hrs. Let me know if I can help further. Jim
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The Bronco forum I mentioned is found right here in the Ford Forums, go to the home page, click Bronco's, click Full size 1978-1996 and you're there. There is 1 other that I found it's www.bigbroncos.com It's more of a research page(tech articles and such, great info!!) there is a link to a chat room and a bulletin board, I've never been able to get on the bulletin board it gives me a mesage sayin I don't have permission to talk...bye! Maybe some one out there knows how to get on and can let us both know:(
Thanks for the Escape site I'm going to try it out later
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Old 06-11-2001, 23:46   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks GT500. Like I said before good to hear from someone that actually owns an Escape. I love the Smoky Mts too, but we still have plenty of mountains here...Happy driving to ya
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