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08-09 Escape opinions


Pete M
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friend of mine is leaning towards an 08 Escape. anyone have one? or should I say, anyone willing to admit they have one? or maybe your second cousin's neighbor's former roommate has one? While I work on convincing her to get an 07 Liberty instead, I still need to have a backup plan and suddenly become knowledgeable about the escape.

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Lol, my wife had one the first year they came out, I believe it was 2002, and man that thing was a gas hog. Other than that though it was pretty nice. My mother in law has one, I believe an 07, that she bought brand and that thing does better on gas than the wife's old one. It is pretty nice and I know she hasn't had any issues with it at all, I hate to say.

In conclusion, I would use the gas milage downer to sway her toward a Lib. :yes:

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Two of my friends have them, but I haven't the slightest idea on what year they are. I've ridden in them maybe half a dozen times and I always thought it seemed like a cheap econobox SUV. It also didn't feel very solid to me when we were traveling on bumpy roads. None of the vehicles I own are luxurious in any sense of the word, but I felt like the Escape really cheap'ed out on the interior. A co-worker of mine has a '03 or '04 Liberty Limited, which surprised me how nice it was on the inside. I don't make that much fun of Libby's anymore :D

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Besides being a Chry Jeep Dodge dealer, we are also a Mazda dealer, of which I am recently certified.... anyways, the Mazda version of the Escape is the Tribute. We have several that come through the dealer on a regular basis, and I havent noticed any major issues with them. 99% of them are 3.0 V6 autos, and yeah the interior seems cheapy, but if I had to take one and rely on it I would.

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Besides being a Chry Jeep Dodge dealer, we are also a Mazda dealer, of which I am recently certified.... anyways, the Mazda version of the Escape is the Tribute. We have several that come through the dealer on a regular basis, and I havent noticed any major issues with them. 99% of them are 3.0 V6 autos, and yeah the interior seems cheapy, but if I had to take one and rely on it I would.

 

Yep, back when I worked at Ford, I really liked them. The 3.0 has a good amount of "pep", and its built pretty good. Never really had much problems with them other than the normal wear and tear items. I would buy one in a heartbeat if the price was good enough.

 

Of course, I would buy most anything if the price is good enough.

Rob L. :dunno:

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CRD

 

yeah. I wish. :yes:

 

Pete, you want to change the mind of a woman!?!?!?!?!? :shake:

 

Might be easier to get her a husband and stick him with the problem. ;)

 

not "change" per se, but more of sway the decision making process to a vehicle I'm already familiar with (since I'll likely be the mechanic).

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They are good for their intended use. IE Soft roader, Grocery Getter.... My company allows us to choose the Escape or the Liberty for a company vehicle. I have a KK of course.

 

The Escape is loosely based on the old Mazda 626 car platform. The basic design is over a decade old...

 

The Escape is going to be completely redesigned for 2012 if that matters to her.

 

IMO <07 Liberty vs. 08 Escape, I would choose the Escape, now 08+ Libby vs Escape, Libby all the way.

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