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Not a truck but it fits the bill

Well as many of you know the old doge ram 1500 neon died on my last week when the timing belt went out of it on the turnpike. Not a fun experience to say the least.



I bought a 2010 ford escape last night. I went with the 4 cylinder model. I was a little iffy on its ability to go up hills, but was surpised at how well it did. I took it up old 22 towards Cresson. If any of you are familiar you know it is a steep hill. I held a constant speed of 60 mph at 2500 rpm. I jumped on it and quickly went to 70 but had a 4000 rpm reading.

I averaged 26.5 mpg on the way to work today so its only 2.5 mpg off from the neon so that is good. Pretty excited to have this vehicle as I now have 4wd. Which was tested last night on some strip roads

The v6 modle was not as quite or smooth on the shift. I will be adding a few stickers, naturally, and a looking at towing packages for it to put a deer hauler on, or tow my dads 8 foot utility trailer for dry wall and such if need be.

Looks like it should fit the bill for my needs of a fuel efficient SUV, with a 5 star safety rating (for the kids) and 4wd.

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Re: Not a truck but it fits the bill

I have a 2011 and it goes pretty good for a 4 banger.
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Re: Not a truck but it fits the bill

Great choice. I was thinking of buying something like that for my wife and selling her car. Definitely want 4x4 as well.

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Re: Not a truck but it fits the bill

If ever you are in blair, or cambria counties let me know, you can give her a test drive.

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Thanks Mike

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Re: Not a truck but it fits the bill

I didn't think it was available in 4WD only AWD, that is good, I like the looks of the escape, a buddy of mine uses one for his construction vehicle..Turkey Mike that is a good looking vehicle..
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Re: Not a truck but it fits the bill

my wife has a 2005 with the V6. it has been very reliable. it has 170000 miles and only ever replaced brakes, tires and the altenator
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Re: Not a truck but it fits the bill

I drove like pappy today to work. hard to complain with numbers like this



First sticker was put on yesterday.



Have a few more to add. LOL

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I average around 26-27 mpg.
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Re: Not a truck but it fits the bill

I must have a lead foot. I just sold my '06 Escape with the 2.3 I4 and all I averaged was around 23-24 out of it.
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