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01-31-2013 11:29 PM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by mark3inline View Post
The Focus isn't an automatic, it's a DCT, manual trans shifted automaticly. The Escape is an automatic, it's parts are more closely shared with the Fusion now.
The Escape and the fusion were related at the hip powertrain wise from 2009 at least when the Escape got the fusion's 2.5L i4 and 6F35.

The newer escape shares more with the MK3 Focus, except for the automatic transmission from the second gen Escape and the Fusion.
01-31-2013 11:26 PM
autolite The 09 was the first year for the 6 speed trans (6f35) there was some issues with the shifting there was updates to fix issues.Other then that there was issues with the cv joint seals leaking I think mostly driver side.I have an 01 awd 190,000 miles great car.My sister in law has a 2010 4 cyl. awd she gets 25 mpg highway shes had no issues with hers.
01-30-2013 02:39 PM
t2sj1 Yeah. I know the Focus is a DCT.
01-30-2013 02:21 PM
mark3inline The Focus isn't an automatic, it's a DCT, manual trans shifted automaticly. The Escape is an automatic, it's parts are more closely shared with the Fusion now.
01-30-2013 11:41 AM
kam327
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Originally Posted by t2sj1 View Post
I paid about $18,000 for the Focus. I can't remember the exact amount.
Perfect, thanks.

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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
My 2002 Escape has 170k on it. Transmission was replaced under warranty fairly early and I replaced the power steering pump.

Most recently I've had to replace the valve cover gasket, pretty much the entire front suspension, and a few other things. But now the cats are bad/clogged... of course they're built into the manifolds and cost $300+ a piece just for the parts. I'm debating if it's even worth my time - which would suck if it's not considering how much money I've just put into the thing replacing every component in the front suspension.
I don't know dude, for a 11-year old car with 170k on it, that doesn't sound all that bad to me. Now that you've replaced all that stuff you may have another 100k care free miles.....

$1,000 a year for maintenance or $5,000 a year for payments......
01-30-2013 11:08 AM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by American Henchman View Post
I have an 05 escape. and I would not trade it for the world. 130k on the clock and she still runs like a champ. only issue i have had is the alternator. which is in the worst possible location ever. behind and above the half shafts below the exhaust. you have to take the half shafts out to replace the alt. Oil leaks at the valve covers are common on all years of escapes. easy repair to do. i will be fixing mine in a couple of weeks. other than that, it has been the best vehicle for snow and ice. and my wife and i can tow our fishing boat with it.
My 2002 Escape has 170k on it. Transmission was replaced under warranty fairly early and I replaced the power steering pump.

Most recently I've had to replace the valve cover gasket, pretty much the entire front suspension, and a few other things. But now the cats are bad/clogged... of course they're built into the manifolds and cost $300+ a piece just for the parts. I'm debating if it's even worth my time - which would suck if it's not considering how much money I've just put into the thing replacing every component in the front suspension.
01-30-2013 11:07 AM
t2sj1 I paid about $18,000 for the Focus. I can't remember the exact amount.
01-30-2013 10:58 AM
kam327
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Originally Posted by t2sj1 View Post
Thanks for the quick replies. I know I'm going to take a hit on the Focus. The Focus has 16k miles and the Escape has 29K miles. Right now they're offering $13,000 for my Focus and asking $17,000 for the Escape. I'll let you know how it goes.
As it relates to my recent depreciation thread, would you tell us what you paid ballpark for your SE (before TTL and not inlcuding any trade / cash down)?
01-30-2013 10:55 AM
t2sj1 Thanks for the quick replies. I know I'm going to take a hit on the Focus. The Focus has 16k miles and the Escape has 29K miles. Right now they're offering $13,000 for my Focus and asking $17,000 for the Escape. I'll let you know how it goes.
01-30-2013 10:34 AM
American Henchman I have an 05 escape. and I would not trade it for the world. 130k on the clock and she still runs like a champ. only issue i have had is the alternator. which is in the worst possible location ever. behind and above the half shafts below the exhaust. you have to take the half shafts out to replace the alt. Oil leaks at the valve covers are common on all years of escapes. easy repair to do. i will be fixing mine in a couple of weeks. other than that, it has been the best vehicle for snow and ice. and my wife and i can tow our fishing boat with it.
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