Mantruck101 wrote:Speaking of the infamous 6F35...
Like you already mentioned, you are FAR more likely to come across stories of people complaining about a problem with a product than you are to come across stellar reviews. Even if you found 1,000 separate legitimate cases, that's still only a drop in the bucket of the 225,000+ Escapes Ford sold last year.
Thanks for sharing your experience! As you reinforce, I know there are plenty of happy & satisfied 09+ Escape/Mariner owners out there who have never had tranny issues or who had issues that were easily remedied, it's just a bit unnerving to see so many reports of problems (many of which are ongoing, despite remedy attempts) and discussions of a class action lawsuit, things of that nature. I'm trying to get that 'warm & fuzzy' feeling, lol. I still plan to go look at a few Escapes/Mariners, but I think I'm also gonna look at an Edge or 2 for some comparison. Pretty sure I like the appearance of the Escape/Mariner more, and seems I would get lower miles & more amenities for the same or less money, but always good to look at an alternative.
oldford, thanks for the input! Ah, a 92 F-250, that was a real truck, hahaha. And I actually learned to drive in a 98 Escort wagon SE, 5-speed...the 'shaggin wagon,' hahaha. Sounds like you eventually transitioned well, glad to hear it. I'm hoping I can have a similarly positive experience