Merely an afterthought. This is in context of " time for repairs". I hope no one feels dissapointed, when the time is opportune for me to trade in the escape.
Must admit i have no mechanical expertise or knowledge. Overall have been quite content with the escape. For driving on bitumen roads it is very competent. When not at work, during spare time, i gain immense joy in cruising long distances on sealed roads.
Basically the escape is a smooth driving car as in " smooth as silk". Exceptionally comfortable also. It is one of the few cars where i have been over to victoria, and have a pit stop at a roadhouse cafe without feeling any aches or limb discomfort. For example i leave adelaide and drive past the victorian border to " Mildura". Have clocked up maybe 800 kilometres. HO HUM! This is all so incredibly relaxing. I get out of the car and have a stretch. Refuel the petrol tank. Next is a light snack and a drink. Just before i settle into my drivers seat, it amazes me how comfortable i am physically.
The legs have no aches and are not tired. Is my back sore? Not at all. What about the lumbar section of anatomy? No problems there. Are both arms tired? Definitely not. SENSATIONAL! But then i know exactly why. They have designed the driving experience to be ergonomic as possible. Suffice it to say i like the escape in general, but it is just that the unpredictable automatic transmission in vehicle worries me.
Other people will possibly never experience any CD4E issues. I will hazard a guess that my gearbox is possibly an odd one from the batch. With all due respect i apologise in advance for the next comment. Basically it concerns me that the tranny will develop into a ' lemon' type problem. Can not take the chance, that my gearbox will develop major problems in future. This is why i am trading in the escape, because of this transmission dilemma.