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Due to financial problems, i had to get rid of my fully loaded 2008 GMC Yukon. It was fully paid off, so all the proceeds went to me.

I got ahold of a 2008 ford escape with....wait for it...91k miles. t'was a fleet vehicle, and after watching the last season of dexter, i love the styling of the escape. After a few days (and some buyers remorse) I realized that it may need some major maintenance issues that need to be addressed. I noticed the fuel economy is terrible, almost makes me think there is a leak, i did some inspection and cant seem to find one. So i'm assuming it needs a full tune up, spark plugs, a brake job, new tires, and alignment. I'll be doing all of this pretty soon.

One thing that's really annoying and is making me kinda regret buying this vehicle is the rough ride. It is terrible, i can feel every little bump on the road, its annoying! Considering the high mileage, i'm assuming the shocks and struts need to be replaced as well.

Also, when i put some weight on the rear, such as just pushing down on it from the rear bumper, it sqeaks real bad - could this be a sign of the need of new shocks and struts? at least for the rear.

And last thing, i'm a big guy - i weight about 300 lbs. I tend to notice that when im inside the vehicle, the front driver side suspension bottoms out, and part of the drivers side rear does that as well. Is this small suv not for big guys? or is it my 91k miles of wear and tear of the suspension?

Feel free to make fun of my weight. Just keep in mind im a 6'6 guy :peace:

Thanks in advanced folks
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GeorgeLopez said:
But i really dont like the fact that when im sitting inside the suv leans to one side.
Thanks fellas
Are you sure of this? I've only had my 09 Escape for a month and a half, but I already noticed the shape of the hood gives me the illusion that my driver side is lower than my passenger side. I would imagine that if it were truly leaning, you would feel it when trying to drive a straight line.
...and btw, welcome to the site :)
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