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Old 12/18/05, 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by mustang_sallad@December 18, 2005, 12:17 PM
I'm with arin on this one. I'm just pulling this one out of my hiney, i don't know the numbers at all and i'm too lazy to check, but i'm thinking the hybrid escape would be more fun to drive than the 5.4L F-150. Doesn't it only have 300hp? The F150 weighs a lot more than a mustang. Sure the escape couldn't tow your pop's boat, but that's when you go all out and rent a big F-250 for poos and giggles, then get back to your nimble, fuel sipping escape for the daily commute. A lot of people get a lot more car than they need for those few occasions they might need them. If you can afford two cars then that's fine, then you only have to drive the big thing when you need it. But if you only have the one car and all of a sudden a 2-ton+ truck becomes your daily shuttle with a helluva lot of unused capacity. But i know i know, its your money, your life, i hate being preachy and i'm sorry. But hey, if you're thinking the escape hybrid isn't manly enough, check this one out:
I don't think there is a point of trading Mustang for Escape, in that case, he still doesn't have vehicle for towing stuff, so he might just keep Mustang.

I don't know about other people, but I would never buy Escape or any other small SUV, they're just too smal. My best friends mom own 2001 Mitsubishi Montero which is same size as Escape. Montero is so small (interior, trunk ...), my 1997 Dodge Intrepid is bigger. Only good thing about Montero is that it have 4x4.
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Old 12/18/05, 11:45 AM
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The Escape is a great car for those that need it, but I sure wouldn't trade a Mustang for one, because the payoff wouldn't be worth it in my opinion. That doesn'tean it ouldn't be worth it to someone else, though.

Luckily for us the F-150 is my wifes car (she traded an Explorer for it). It's the best of both worlds, because I keep my mustang.

We kinda live out in the country in an old house, and we're always doing some sort restoration work, so the truck works out well. Plus, she likes pickups a lot.
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Old 12/18/05, 12:06 PM
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I get a New F150 Every Year at Work for Use as a delivery Truck. I have had all 5.4's Except for one Year I had a 4.6. I could tell the Difference. I reccomend an XLT with a 5.4 Supercab 6.5 Bed. Its Nice to Have the Extra Passenger Room when Needed! I personally do not Reccomend The 4.2.Get a Posi with 3.55 Gears Also.

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Old 12/18/05, 12:17 PM
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Ya, i guess that makes sense... best thing to do if possible would be keep the stang and get a truck for when you need it.
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Old 12/18/05, 04:17 PM
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thats pretty cool about the Escape raceythingie!

definately NOT what i would have expected for the lil feller
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Old 12/18/05, 07:27 PM
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I rode in a 05 F-150 Lariat with a 4.6 and i WAS NOT impressed, the motor was way underpowered, not enough power to get the truck moving, I'd say go with the 5.4 if you do get an F-150
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Old 12/19/05, 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by Red Star@December 18, 2005, 12:28 PM
I don't think there is a point of trading Mustang for Escape, in that case, he still doesn't have vehicle for towing stuff, so he might just keep Mustang.

I don't know about other people, but I would never buy Escape or any other small SUV, they're just too smal. My best friends mom own 2001 Mitsubishi Montero which is same size as Escape. Montero is so small (interior, trunk ...), my 1997 Dodge Intrepid is bigger. Only good thing about Montero is that it have 4x4.
Well, I love my Escape. I've had it about 6 weeks now and I've already used to haul a couple of things that wouldn't have fit in my Mazda6 even with the rear seats folded. I'm extremely pleased with my decision to buy it (although I do miss the "zoom-zoom" feeling sometimes).
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Old 12/19/05, 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by TomServo92@December 19, 2005, 8:47 AM
Well, I love my Escape. I've had it about 6 weeks now and I've already used to haul a couple of things that wouldn't have fit in my Mazda6 even with the rear seats folded. I'm extremely pleased with my decision to buy it (although I do miss the "zoom-zoom" feeling sometimes).
Just too small for me. If I'm gonna get SUV, then I want at least mid-size, but I would prefer full-size. Escape is bigger compared to Mazda 6, but its just too small (interior, trunk) compared to my Intrepid. Towing capacity and gas mileage is better on Escape, but still in my opinion they're almost useless. I just don't like the fact that SUV is smaller than sedan. I just never saw a point of owning small SUV or Truck, they don't have a lot of space inside, they can't tow a lot, their payload capacity is not that big ...
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Originally posted by Red Star@December 19, 2005, 12:34 PM
Just too small for me. If I'm gonna get SUV, then I want at least mid-size, but I would prefer full-size. Escape is bigger compared to Mazda 6, but its just too small (interior, trunk) compared to my Intrepid. Towing capacity and gas mileage is better on Escape, but still in my opinion they're almost useless. I just don't like the fact that SUV is smaller than sedan. I just never saw a point of owning small SUV or Truck, they don't have a lot of space inside, they can't tow a lot, their payload capacity is not that big ...
Well, it was the right size for my needs. I couldn't justify that added purchase cost or long-term fuel costs of a larger SUV when the Escape could do everything I need.
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