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Hey guys, just wanted to say hi to the group now that I've acquired myself an Escape.

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Tim in Toronto, Canada

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2007 Ford Escape Limited in "what's that colour called"? It is a lease takeover that the dealer had a good price on, and belonged to the grandmother of the salesman. I've only got it for 10 months at which time I'll determine whether or not to buy it out. The dealer said that it will have a 55% residual though, which is high if you're buying and it might make more sense to just get a new 2009 model then. I traded in my 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic which needed just a little too much work to bring back it's beauty, so I decided I needed something new. This is the newest vehicle on 4 wheels I've owned and my last Ford was a 1988 Escort GT from over a decade ago. :yahoo:

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Very sharp Escape! :thumb: And Welcome to E-C! :thumb:
 

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Welcome to E-C, Tim! Nice Escape!

I'm sure you'll like your Escape for ten months, and maybe enough to keep it. You may also like it enough to consider getting another one, considering the boatload of improvements that Ford gave the Escape for 2009, including more horsepower and six-speed automatics for both engines, standard stability control, and an improved structure that just made it one of only four IIHS "Top Safety Pick" models for small SUVs.

OT, we were in TO this past weekend for the Buskerville Festival and the Chinese Lantern Festival. We never made it to the Chinese Lantern Festival, but we did spend most of the day Friday in Chinatown.





I also had to get my fill of Flakes bars (which we can't get here), and Coffee Crisps (which we can get here, but only downtown and at the airport).

Thanks for joining, and again, welcome!
 

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Tim!! Welcome!!! Nice Escape!
:beer: :rockon: :)
 

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Thanks for the welcome everyone. I've been driving the new Escape to work all week now and I'm quite liking it, except for that lack of aux input thingy. I wasn't sure about the colour at first, but it's growing on me I think. Problem is, I see the Escape as a sturdy utilitarian vehicle and actually like the unpainted cladding on base models. This one I've got is much more "urban" with the full paint job and a really clean look. I'd like to add a basket/rack to the top but wonder if that would looks a little off, although it's perfect on the cladded versions. Thoughts?

I've considered the possibility of purchasing it at the end of the lease, but it might also make more sense to pick up a new 2009 when the time comes. I'd like to drive a newer one to see just how different the steering is that I've heard about. Supposedly it's a little more loose?

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welcome to the city (we will be bigger then TO one day HAHA) enjoy what i would consider an extremely long test drive lol.
 

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We drove both the 07 and 08 Tributes and Escapes before buying the newer 08. Not light years different, but significant never the less. I would always go for the newer vehicle in the past :) , but not so much any longer. I have a 1994 F-150 that is much better suited to our needs than any truck that is newer. So much for the newer is better philosophy. :shrug: :)
 

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Awesome looking Escape! Welcome to the city and let us know what mods you wanna do!
 

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Very nice! Best of luck with her :)
 

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TimothyPilgrim said:
Hey guys, just wanted to say hi to the group now that I've acquired myself an Escape.

Me:
Tim in Toronto, Canada

Vehicle:
2007 Ford Escape Limited in "what's that colour called"? It is a lease takeover that the dealer had a good price on, and belonged to the grandmother of the salesman. I've only got it for 10 months at which time I'll determine whether or not to buy it out. The dealer said that it will have a 55% residual though, which is high if you're buying and it might make more sense to just get a new 2009 model then. I traded in my 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic which needed just a little too much work to bring back it's beauty, so I decided I needed something new. This is the newest vehicle on 4 wheels I've owned and my last Ford was a 1988 Escort GT from over a decade ago. :yahoo:

Tim






Very nice, looks like an upmarket version of mine.
I was wondering why the wing mirrors were left unpainted though, esp when the cladding has been painted???
 

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Before the 2008 models, the Tribute was the only E/M/T in the North American market that offered painted mirror caps. I'd guess it was because Ford wanted people to "move up" to an Explorer if they wanted some of those features.

The 2008 North American market E/M/Ts have painted mirrors available on all three models.
 

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Thanks for all the good welcomes guys. I hadn't even noticed the unpainted mirrors before, humph.

My first mod will come very soon. I've ordered a PIE aux-input adapter so as I can listen to my tunes and podcasts. I've used a cassette adapter up until now in previous vehicles, but that won't work on this guy obviously, and the FM transmitter I got (and returned) sucked. So it's been an earpiece for now, but not for much longer!

BTW, the truck's name is Archie, thanks to my wife. She thought the colour was Parchment Gold (when was this offered?)...

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Parchment Gold, hey thats a good one :thumb:
Out of curiosity, apart from the painted bumpers, and the V6 engine, what else does your Escape have, that my Maverick doesn't, ??? :worry: :worry: ;)
 
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