Ford Escape Automobiles Forum banner
1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am WAY too immature to own a vehicle with any sort of ground clearance. Right now the Escape is parked only half in the driveway. The other half is on the snow bank. I really can't wait to lift/bigger tire this thing. No curb will be safe! So far, having come from a "it's just a ford" background, I really like this thing.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,345 Posts
:pics:

Gotta have pics of E/M/Ts and snow!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,280 Posts
I suggest putting 20s on it and a full brush guard so you can roll over most anything that gets in your way: :bust:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Dasha, pics may start once I have some $ to get a digi cam. Just need to find a sub $200 one that doesn't suck. Jimmyjohn, wouldn't 20's hurt that? A lot of extra weight to have to move. And bigger wheels are easier to break/bend over objects and people and the sort.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
174 Posts
I know the feeling. My wife and I each got our Escape stuck in the snow last week. Easily rectified and no damage, but still a stain on the pride.

Not as embarrassing, however, as trying to go up a steep, slippery hill in my wife's Beetle last weekend. Nothing like the tires spinning forward as the car slowly slides backwards down the hill...

Vote :bill: in '12!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,182 Posts
Geoff said:
Dasha, pics may start once I have some $ to get a digi cam. Just need to find a sub $200 one that doesn't suck. Jimmyjohn, wouldn't 20's hurt that? A lot of extra weight to have to move. And bigger wheels are easier to break/bend over objects and people and the sort.
Cellphone camera work well.... :yes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
jonas1022 said:
Geoff said:
Dasha, pics may start once I have some $ to get a digi cam. Just need to find a sub $200 one that doesn't suck. Jimmyjohn, wouldn't 20's hurt that? A lot of extra weight to have to move. And bigger wheels are easier to break/bend over objects and people and the sort.
Cellphone camera work well.... :yes:
no dice. I have a nokia 6340l. It's pre-everything neat on a phone. but it does have the best battery life of any phone i've had. and it's a freakin tank. I think you could break sledge hammers on this thing. I'm tempted to try running it over with the Escape.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,362 Posts
Geoff said:
Dasha, pics may start once I have some $ to get a digi cam. Just need to find a sub $200 one that doesn't suck. Jimmyjohn, wouldn't 20's hurt that? A lot of extra weight to have to move. And bigger wheels are easier to break/bend over objects and people and the sort.
The Canon A590IS is an awesome camera. It has image stabilization, a viewfinder (most small digitals don't have one anymore), it takes really good low-light pictures, it works with SDHC cards (more than 4GB), it takes very good 640x480 video with sound, and it costs $109.99. It also has manual controls and interchangeable lenses, something that you won't find on most sub-$200 cameras. My favorite feature? It's ready to take pictures almost instantly when you power it up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6830120256
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,280 Posts
Lots of folks talked about doing the 20s on ************** I myself never tried it but just an idea. I think they would also cost lots of Bucks. :topic:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,362 Posts
10kpharo said:
I know the feeling. My wife and I each got our Escape stuck in the snow last week. Easily rectified and no damage, but still a stain on the pride.

Not as embarrassing, however, as trying to go up a steep, slippery hill in my wife's Beetle last weekend. Nothing like the tires spinning forward as the car slowly slides backwards down the hill...

Vote :bill: in '12!
Was that the long hill on Maple Street?

PS...THE BANDITS WON AGAIN LAST NIGHT!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
157 Posts
jpark said:
Geoff said:
Dasha, pics may start once I have some $ to get a digi cam. Just need to find a sub $200 one that doesn't suck. Jimmyjohn, wouldn't 20's hurt that? A lot of extra weight to have to move. And bigger wheels are easier to break/bend over objects and people and the sort.
The Canon A590IS is an awesome camera. It has image stabilization, a viewfinder (most small digitals don't have one anymore), it takes really good low-light pictures, it works with SDHC cards (more than 4GB), it takes very good 640x480 video with sound, and it costs $109.99. It also has manual controls and interchangeable lenses, something that you won't find on most sub-$200 cameras. My favorite feature? It's ready to take pictures almost instantly when you power it up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6830120256
Just got one of these at the recommendation of a friend who is into photography. The SDHC cards are cheaper than other kinds like memory sticks and, in addition to all the virtues that jpark listed, the 590 uses AA batteries instead of expensive proprietary ones. Get a $15 case and you're good to go.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,362 Posts
I was going to mention the AA battery advantage as well. I always look for a camera that uses AA batteries instead of proprietary battery packs.

I use Energizer rechargables, and they last about ten times as long as non-rechargables. I always have another set charged and ready.

You can even use a MicroSD card with an adapter in the A590IS. I tried this with the 4GB Sandisk MicroSD card that I bought for my phone, and it works perfectly with the MicroSD adapter.

My favorite SDHC cards for the camera are the Sandisk ExtremeIII cards. I have a 4GB and an 8GB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820171376

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820171377

You can also find these for about half of those prices on Amazon---just make sure that you're buying the retail packages.

:thumb:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,977 Posts
On the topic of batteries, look for "pre-charged" or "hybrid" NiMH rechargeables. Those are the newer LSD NiMH batteries, which have a shelf-life of several years instead of just over a week for traditional NiMHs. You won't pick up your camera after a few weeks of storage to find it dead.

Alkalines have too much internal resistance to be any good in high-discharge applications. They'll last five years in a trickle application like a clock, but provide just a fraction of that energy in something like a camera. I have a set of LSD NiMHs for cameras, flashlights, and bug zappers, and a set of rechargeable alkalines for low-current electronics like remote controls, wireless mice, etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
416 Posts
My old Canon A440 just bit the farm after four years of faithful service. That camera saw so much abuse, and it kept on working. I think it got water damage somehow. Anyway, I think I'm going to get the A590IS, now that this has become a thread about cameras.
So, JP, until I get my new camera, I won't be able to get you those shots of my cluster. That is, unless you think camera-phone pictures would serve you well enough.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
I HAVE been looking for recommendations for a new camera, thanks guys. My roommate has been telling me to get a Canon, too.

And theescaperoute, 0w30 oil? Just noticed that in your sig, notice any difference from the usual stuff? I need to do an oil change soon.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,182 Posts
You can buy a heck of a Kodak camera with better specs, better lens, and better customer service than what the Asian brands are offering now. At least for the knock about cameras. I have my eye on one offered by Walmart of all places. But you have to buy it online only. Nothing in the store. I have read the reports and they rate it above everything except the $900.00+ cameras. The software is more user friendly as well.

I got a knock about camera from Walmart last fall when we travelled to Tenn to see the leaves change color. Paid like $110. And it took better pictures than our $600 Nikon! No joke.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,256 Posts
This sounds like a thread all its own. We are way off topic now.

Oh yah and my old Canon elf was dropped the other day and now I need a new camera too. And I too was looking at what to go with. The old Elf was an awsome oint and click camera and I thank you for this recommendation as I'll be going shopping this week.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,362 Posts
None of the Kodaks in the Canon's price range can touch the A590IS in quality and features, and Kodak models are usually rebranded models from other manufacturers.

Read the reviews, and don't buy anything like a camera at Wal-Mart unless you already know how it's rated. There's a lot of camera junk out there in the same price range as the A590IS. And $109 for an A590IS is an absolute steal. Out of all of the digital cameras that NewEgg sells, it's the most highly-rated, regardless of price.

I'm not loyal to any camera or brand. My "beater" digital is a Nikon E3100 that I bought brand-new about five years ago. It has taken almost 15,000 pictures, and it still works fine, even after being taken to the beach, biking, skiing, tubing, and fishing. Our other digital is a Nikon L14.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,182 Posts
Our Nikon is the CoolPix L1. It was $600.00 and the state of the art about four years ago. The Kodak "throwaway" I got was the C913. 9 Megapixel, 3X optic zoom + something else, gobs of other features that some of the other more expensive brands do not have, a 2 GB card held about 1K photos. Pictures that it delivered were better than my friends 9 mg Canon. I used to be a Canon guy. Not so much now. I am looking for a better front line "good" camera. And the Kodak SLRs ratings and reviews are much better than the other body/lense cameras out there. I don't know that I am going to buy anything just yet. Spring is coming, and so are camera deals. The Kodak is on the list for now.
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top