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#1 Old 03-21-2013, 12:43 PM
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What Don't You Like about the Ford Escape?

I made another thread asking what you liked about the Ford Escape. So it's only fair to ask, what do you not like? I actually think this is better question for shoppers.

Who better to know the faults of the vehicle than an owner. Is there anything you don't like about the Escape? Something you want changed or improved? Anything the competition does better?
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#2 Old 03-21-2013, 12:48 PM
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This should be interesting.

I don't have any problem with the design. Like mentioned in another thread more storage compartments would be nice.
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My Ford Touch - so buggy, I have reset mine 2 x since I owned it, once by me, once by dealer, and last night.. my rear view camera lines poof gone again.

I'd like to say gas mileage, but its way to early and I am usually stuck in rush hour... so its unfair and biased, but honest.

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and I agree with mnlauzon, where tis the storage. like coin tray - a better place to stick my phone.
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Storage space in the console (coins, pen, phone etc.)

More room for the driver's legs.
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Some of this might be specific to a Titanium trim -- or same across many Fords, but...
- MPG indicator -- no way to show "real time" MPG usage.
- No way of showing current speed in digital form.
- Five green leaves for "efficient" driving is just not right. This is not a game console.
- Dashboard dimming doesn't seem to work well on warming/info lights (like "lights are on")
- Auto-dimming of MyTouch is sensitive -- cannot "make up its mind" during dusk/dawn.
- Fuel Tank Indicator shows empty at 14 gallons (that's after the TSB-13-2-1 update). The tank is already smallish.

- Rocker button for changing gears in Sport mode doesn't feel "natural".
- Steering is kind of numb... Like using a game console.
- That "slowing down" feeling when you take you foot off of gas pedal is weird (yet Ford touts it as a feature).
- Trunk floor is not flat, but under an angle -- things keep sliding (although a couple of bungee cords take care of that).
- "Chrome" A/C vents reflect in side windows. This sometimes gets pretty distracting.
- "Chrome" metal ring on the cupholders in the center console keep scratching my coffee cup.
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The "dead pedal" area for the driver's left foot is oddly shaped, such that I sometimes have a hard time getting my left leg comfortable on trips longer than 5 minutes.

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The "dead pedal" area for the driver's left foot is oddly shaped, such that I sometimes have a hard time getting my left leg comfortable on trips longer than 5 minutes.

Wonder if the weathertech / Husky / 3Dmaxpider mats make it feel any different

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More room for the driver's legs.
I had a problem feeling comfortable for that very reason when I first sat in the escape since im a tall guy.

How tall are you btw? I guess for smaller people the escape is perfect.
I doubt Kuga owners have this problem lol
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#10 Old 03-21-2013, 03:58 PM
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myp4uk - You can get the current speed in digital form if you really want it. Turn ignition off, press and hold OK button on steering wheel while turning ignition back on. Keep the button held down until the info display changes.
Use the up and down buttons to select current speed on the display.

Note that this will turn back off after every ignition cycle, and will also cover anything else on the screen.

I think it will be quite useful if you ever need to know your speed in km/h when you drive into Canada.
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