|09-17-2012 08:17 AM|
I drive a lot and enjoy driving. . . .
My"day job" is overseeing construction in the 5 boros of New York City and Westchester County so I am constantly on the move. In addition, I am a Professor at Columbia University and, quite unusual in Manhattan, drive to campus and park. I also am involved in AMA Superbike racing and often drive from NYC to various tracks.
I live in NYC and bought the car in Topeka, KS so I got to spend 23 hours driving the first day I bought it.
Arrived at power plant construction site this morning and the 2013 Escape is getting a LOT of attention from the crews.
|09-17-2012 08:10 AM|
|BLRich1||Wow, what do you do that you dive so much? We have had our Escape for exactly 1 month and only have 550 miles on it.|
|09-17-2012 05:14 AM|
Well . . .the 2012 Focus Titanium, with 29,400 miles in 13 months, is gone and the 2013 Escape Titanium has 1,435 miles on it in the first 36 hours.
Bottom line . . . I'm thrilled.
The Focus was starting to show the signs of the "confused DCT transmission" ailment and the incessant "clunking" under the drivers floorboard.
The Escape, with the 2.0L Eco-Boost rocket motor . . . is amazing. Goes like a scaled dog, has the factory HID lights, cornering lights, AWD, BLIS and tons of interior room.
I took many backroads as I drove it from Topeka, KS to NYC . . . and the headlights are as good as those on the Mercedes-Benz . . . . these babes light the entire world ahead.
No regrets with the 2012, it was a fabulous car. The ST I'd ordered was sitting at the dealer and looked great as well. I still have, and will keep the 2010 Focus as a spare . . it's a spectacular car and incredibly cheap to operate.
But . . . my initial impression is that I'm really pleased with the 2013 Escape, No, it won't quite perform with the ST but the Escape is precisely what I need.
Thanks to all for the info while I was waiting for delivery.
|08-14-2012 09:04 PM|
I noticed that the local dealer had a Titanium precisely like the one I've got ordered. Went and sat in it today and am getting more excited about getting mine.
The 2.0 Eco-Boost will be plenty and, ordered with every available option, it'll do just fine. I've no interest, even if Lincoln did make it.
I was thrilled with the Focus I bought 11 months ago . . which will be sold in the next week or two . . and expect to be thrilled with the Focus.
It looks like Ford his this one out of the park.
|08-14-2012 08:42 PM|
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|08-14-2012 03:20 PM|
Well Ford started the Sport lineup
I'm hoping my Fusion Sport gets a 2.7L EB for 2014 when lease is up that will put 300 HP.
|08-14-2012 03:10 PM|
|2012silversel||If folks were commenting on the cost of a loaded Escape Titanium, I can't wait to hear the outcry when this is priced. I have a good job, but not good enough to by a Lincoln.|
|08-14-2012 12:35 PM|
|spazzboy||As long as it doesn't look like the MKT... XP|
|08-14-2012 11:21 AM|
|BLRich1||As nice as that would be it would probably push it out of my price range. It will be interesting to see what they do with the body.|
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