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2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby Mdnghtdevert - June 22nd, 2018, 11:20 am

So like most everybody I'm dealing with rust issues on the 2012 Escape that I currently own. I just paid it off a few months ago. It's nice not having a payment, however I was at the dealership yesterday dropping $1,000 to fix the problem and I started looking around at what was on the lot.

a 2018 Ford Escape SE loaded with features I want, on a lease will run me around $400 a month after discounts and credits. and that's not me trading my Escape in which I would lose money on with all the mods I did.

just wanted to get some opinions as to whether or not I should bite the bullet on this? I have no problems with Leasing, obviously lots of upgrades. And I did drive a 2017 Escape for a few months and liked it pretty well.

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Re: 2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby Charles - June 22nd, 2018, 1:52 pm

Which eng would you be getting? The 2.0 L or the 1.5 L EcoBoost?? I don’t have any experience with the 1.5. I have had two 2.0 L engines and didn’t have any issues.
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Re: 2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby Mdnghtdevert - June 22nd, 2018, 3:12 pm

Not sure about engine yet, the titanium I had for a few months had a 2.0 and I was happy with it..
Charles wrote:Which eng would you be getting? The 2.0 L or the 1.5 L EcoBoost?? I don’t have any experience with the 1.5. I have had two 2.0 L engines and didn’t have any issues.
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Re: 2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby bangster - June 22nd, 2018, 10:32 pm

For 2018 the SE and SEL are 1.5L ONLY, no 2.5 (I don't remember what year you could get it) and no 2.0L. Only way to get the 2.0 is get the Titanium.

I can't imagine having a car that is only 6 years old and being worn out or rusted through. I just bought a 2012 Fusion as my possible last car or at least one that I will drive for the next 10-15 years. It did live in Colorado at one point but it is pretty clean underneath.
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Re: 2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby FRENCHY - June 23rd, 2018, 7:01 am

I just paid it off a few months ago. It's nice not having a payment


Oh, yes.

I don’t have any advise for you but In my situation, I will stick with E because I have only 86,000 Kms on the clock and no payment, so my solution is in the question. :lol: :thumb:
I only drive 10,000 kms per year.

Having said that, im sure when I will see the 2019 Ranger, maybe my thoughts will change.
Or maybe keep my E and lease a Ranger :thumb:

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Re: 2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby Mdnghtdevert - June 28th, 2018, 11:41 pm

FRENCHY wrote:
I just paid it off a few months ago. It's nice not having a payment


Oh, yes.

I don’t have any advise for you but In my situation, I will stick with E because I have only 86,000 Kms on the clock and no payment, so my solution is in the question. :lol: :thumb:
I only drive 10,000 kms per year.

Having said that, im sure when I will see the 2019 Ranger, maybe my thoughts will change.
Or maybe keep my E and lease a Ranger :thumb:

Good luck mdnght
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Re: 2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby MadMax - June 29th, 2018, 2:37 am

I understand how you feel. I want to get a 3rd gen E with the 2.0 Ecoboost, I know it's a car I would really like, but I'm just not ready to give up my 2010 yet. It has everything I want and I like the mods I've done, plus because it's getting a little long in the tooth I'm not afraid to experiment with new mods. Anyway, since I'm happy with what I've got and there certainly is no shortage of used Escapes with exactly the options I want, I feel there's no pressure to rush into anything.

This is a great new feeling having a car I'm perfectly happy with after so many years of ownership :yes: I think I'll just live with it for awhile
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Re: 2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby Touringmike - June 29th, 2018, 7:50 am

I have a 2011 with the quarter panel rust issue (not quite 7 years old yet, surface rust started at 5 years old),
which is quite disappointing to me. 50k miles, always kept clean during the winter, and rust holes thru each side
by 6 years old.

The rust, and the fact that the V6 engine let go at 30K miles (#6 cylinder scored-replaced under warranty),
are two big factors that will most likely sway me going back to Chevy (I had two Blazers before the Escape,
and both lasted over 10 years before rust-through appeared on them),
when the new Blazers come out next year. I'll probably wait until 2020 model year though,
just so the bugs get worked out.
The Blazer comes with a 3.6 V6, which I also prefer over an L4.
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Re: 2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby bangster - June 29th, 2018, 9:25 am

Good luck with the rust abatement. I understand being drawn to a specific body style and not just wanting the latest and greatest. I wanted a car from before the great Ford redesign of 2013 as well with my 2012 Fusion.

Having seen horror stories and pictures of the rust issues with Escapes, even the latest generation, I would have to see you at the end of making payments again with yet another rusted out car. I moved away from a place that rotted cars to a place that they are clean for as long as you care to keep them on the road.
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Re: 2012 to 2018 escape?

Postby Mdnghtdevert - June 29th, 2018, 9:35 am

It was funny, the guy who sold me my 2012 Escape, is now a sales manager at another dealership. And that's who I went to see because I'm not currently happy with my dealership. And he was telling me that the owner of the dealership will fix the rust issues on the wheel wells For free to help and keep his customers happy. Wish my dealership did that when I mentioned it like three times and Ford decided they didn't want to do anything for me. Not even a credit.

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