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Old 03-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
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I hate to say it but it looks alot like the Kia Sportage..
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:33 PM   #12
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the build option has been up for quite some time.

Who did you hear late '12 from? Its been spring '12 for as long as I can remember.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #13
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oh, and moved to "Ford Focus & General Car Chat"
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:08 PM   #14
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When we were trying out the Focus and getting ready to order, I asked the salesman about the 2013 Escape. Since we had a 2003 Escape, I was asking him when he would have one since they were supposed to be on sale this spring. He then told me they had moved deliveries to July 2012 "probably" because they had so many Escapes on the lot. One dealer I went to, who didn't get our business, had 60 Escapes on the lot!!! This is the first time I have seen it moved to 2013 now.

Yes, I have seen this build site for several weeks but this is the first time I have ever noticed 2013.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:31 PM   #15
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The price doesn't seem to have increased that much and I'm sure it's drastically improve.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:05 PM   #16
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It's been chilling at the bottom. I have been watching it closely. I wish the ST would beat it to the lot but I don't think I'm going to win that discussion with my wife
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #17
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We will start to see these on the lot near the end of May/first of June. Ordered units the end of June/early July. Job 1 is a few weeks away.

The order bank has been open for a little over a month now.

Owner's manual is up on the motorcraft site.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #18
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I see Spring 2012. Possibly updated. I think the date of first manufacture, Job1, is April 9, 2012. Therefore, expect to see the escape at the dealer in June, July based on recent new Ford introductions to market.
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looks like the focus & the vw tourag had a baby!
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I am disappointed with the new Escape. Now Ford officially only makes cars and crossovers. There are no real utility vehicles left. (apart from trucks, but I don't include those)

No manual either, its based on the Focus so really how hard would it be to put the 5m in there?

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I hate to say it but it looks alot like the Kia Sportage..
In the fact that they are roughly the same size, yes...
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