Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Helena, MT
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Well, the wife's '85 Grand Am is about toast.
(265,000 on the original engine aint bad!)
She's looking at the new Ford Escape.
I know, I know, kinda generic SUV, but at least we now have the possibility of being an all <font color="blue">FORD</font color> family! [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Anyone have experience with that vehicle?
The only thing that I'm dissapointed in, is, no 4-lo. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
But....that's what the Bronc's for. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
She's quick to point out that the Liberty (cough cough) has low range, but I can't stand the looks of that thing.
Plus doing the comparison, the Escape is way better in the categories that we'd use it for.
It's lighter, gets better mileage, it's faster/quicker, has more room, better ride, better looks, about $4,000 cheaper......
We're basically replacing her Grand Am with something she can take on FS roads, and do her own "mini" offroading.
Plus, we'll be using it for our hiway excursions.
24mpg with the V-6 is mucho better on the wallet than the 10mpg in my Bronco.
Also, with being more involved in 4X4 club activities, the Bronco is veering away from practical hiway, to, mega-offroad vehicle.
Hello <font color="blue">NORM</font color>!!