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she had a '16 Escape AWD 1.5L and it was ok for a commuter car; she put 119k on in 4 years got avg. 22MPG. So at 40 +/- average we are making bank & she loves it so for a bit I was a hero...
That is insanely great mileage. I had a new VW Passat TDI in 2014 and could roll off 50ish +/- MPG on the open road and average still mid 40s mpg. In contrast, I had a 2013 F-350 6.7L crew cab 4x4 with dual rear wheels and got 18 mpg empty or with a 20k plus lb race hauler behind it. Having had several Cummins powered Dodge trucks over the years, the Ford 6.7L was by far the best overall engine/trans combo.





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We just got my wife a new escape hybrid titanium a couple months ago. Traded in a ‘17 explorer sport (which was awesome) but I didn’t expect much. Turns out is a damn nice vehicle and really nice to drive.
 

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We just got my wife a new escape hybrid titanium a couple months ago. Traded in a ‘17 explorer sport (which was awesome) but I didn’t expect much. Turns out is a damn nice vehicle and really nice to drive.
We took it on two road trips so far Elgin,IL to door county WI for a long labor day weekend last summer and Nash,KY for almost a week over Thanksgiving..Good ride, I was comfy in the back recline seats for a nap and my teenage son even likes to drive it..and he drives my old hemi ram pick up.
I figure we are saving about $150 in gas over her '16 per month and the payment increase was $40 per month! I did well on the trade, I was only $700 out of pocket difference trade-to-payoff with 0% apr ford credit 72 mos.
win-win. It was the single best deal for me in '20 :)
I definitely did better with Covid, they were very motivated and were tripping over themselves to close the deal.
 

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Took the ranger in for a minor warranty item and they gave me a brand new Ford Escape Titanium hybrid as a loaner. Came complete with Husky mats, window tint, and only 88 miles. I've never driven a hybrid and didn't actually know it was one when I started it leading me to the next part of the story. I "started" it and turned it off multiple times not realizing it was hybrid which initially takes off on electric motor(s) meaning it doesn't actually START the internal combustion engine. Anyhow, it's a really nice driving vehicle. Going to play with the auto park feature in my driveway since it has it. :D
How many sheets of 4 ft x 8 ft plywood can you haul in that?
 

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Took the ranger in for a minor warranty item and they gave me a brand new Ford Escape Titanium hybrid as a loaner. Came complete with Husky mats, window tint, and only 88 miles. I've never driven a hybrid and didn't actually know it was one when I started it leading me to the next part of the story. I "started" it and turned it off multiple times not realizing it was hybrid which initially takes off on electric motor(s) meaning it doesn't actually START the internal combustion engine. Anyhow, it's a really nice driving vehicle. Going to play with the auto park feature in my driveway since it has it. :D
Similar situation here. Sales guy e-mailed to check up on me at the 1 year after purchase mark, asking if there was anything I was unhappy with. I gave him a short list of things that weren't quite perfect (like the clunky 3-4 shift when cold). The things were so minor, I was really surprised when a few minutes later I got an e-mail from the service guy asking if I could drop off the Ranger for a couple days so they could take a look and see if any of my concerns were solvable. When I asked if they had a loaner I could use, they said no, so they'd rent me a car from Enterprise.

I dropped off the Ranger yesterday, expecting to get some little compact as the rental (which would be fine...I only need the vehicle for commuting for the next couple days). What I got was a brand new (330 miles when I picked it up) Ford Explorer Limited. Keep in mind that my Ranger is an XL, so it's quite the treat to have all these bells and whistles for a few days. My butt is instantly warmed upon startup, the steering wheel is toasty warm, and there's power adjustable everything. My daughter thinks the power folding 3rd row is the coolest thing ever. I'll be happy to have my Ranger back, but this Explorer certainly decreases the separation anxiety.
 

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Took the ranger in for a minor warranty item and they gave me a brand new Ford Escape Titanium hybrid as a loaner. Came complete with Husky mats, window tint, and only 88 miles. I've never driven a hybrid and didn't actually know it was one when I started it leading me to the next part of the story. I "started" it and turned it off multiple times not realizing it was hybrid which initially takes off on electric motor(s) meaning it doesn't actually START the internal combustion engine. Anyhow, it's a really nice driving vehicle. Going to play with the auto park feature in my driveway since it has it. :D
Loaners are the best test-drives in the world. You get to try the vehicle in your own real-world conditions to see if it really works for you or not.
 

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Glad to hear the positive feedback on the hybrid. I was on the development team in my previous role, we put a lot of effort into smooth drivability.

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Glad to hear the positive feedback on the hybrid. I was on the development team in my previous role, we put a lot of effort into smooth drivability.

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Just so happens that after my wife took a drive in it last night she had me hunting for one online this morning. Amazing value for the money. May be time to retire the 2018 Outback.
 

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