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Ah you mean the Ford Escape.

Uncool.

It's the Orion of SUVs.
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I borrowed one of these from my would-be assassin for a trip across this island a couple of weeks ago. It's tall, wobbly and manages to be both tinny and plasticy at the same time. The seats are uncomfortable for long trips. I borrowed it to lug some stuff in the back but, for such a large vehicle, it's surprisingly small inside and it was a bit of a squeeze for the stuff I wanted to carry (on returning home I managed to fit everything in the back of my GT). It's a diesel and when I accelerated I thought I recognised the sound - turns out it's the same horrible PSA unit which made me get rid of my S40. The controls on the steering wheel don't illuminate so operating the unfamiliar cruise control wasn't easy in the dark. Accelerating made the anti-skid warning light come on momentarily and then, on the way back, the engine coughed and the check engine light came on. It's not the worst car I've ever driven but it is perhaps the most soulless. It's not a real off-roader so it's impossible to have any fun in it there either.
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It's not cool, but in South Africa, at least, it is a "hot" car. Lots of the 1.6 engines have been bursting into flame, with reports about 1.5 and the larger (2.4?) engines also doing so.
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I borrowed one of these from my would-be assassin for a trip across this island a couple of weeks ago. It's tall, wobbly and manages to be both tinny and plasticy at the same time. The seats are uncomfortable for long trips. I borrowed it to lug some stuff in the back but, for such a large vehicle, it's surprisingly small inside and it was a bit of a squeeze for the stuff I wanted to carry (on returning home I managed to fit everything in the back of my GT). It's a diesel and when I accelerated I thought I recognised the sound - turns out it's the same horrible PSA unit which made me get rid of my S40. The controls on the steering wheel don't illuminate so operating the unfamiliar cruise control wasn't easy in the dark. Accelerating made the anti-skid warning light come on momentarily and then, on the way back, the engine coughed and the check engine light came on. It's not the worst car I've ever driven but it is perhaps the most soulless. It's not a real off-roader so it's impossible to have any fun in it there either.
My wife loves hers. We're finishing the two years pcp and she'll probably swap it for another.
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It's not cool, but in South Africa, at least, it is a "hot" car. Lots of the 1.6 engines have been bursting into flame, with reports about 1.5 and the larger (2.4?) engines also doing so.
Everybody gets the diesel in the UK.
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Ah you mean the Ford Escape.
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No. That's the second series. The first one was based on the C-Max , but reskinned.
It got bigger to suit the US and European markets.
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My wife loves hers. We're finishing the two years pcp and she'll probably swap it for another.
I think women generally have different priorities to blokes when it comes to cars. My wife loved the S40 as much as I hated it.
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For a tall thing it'll go round corners surprisingly well. It's far less dull to drive than other SUVs I've been in. Once it's rolling, reasonably quick, plenty power on the motorway. But... my wife isn't going to get another - she doesn't like the look of the new (american) version. And it's a diesel. I don't like diesel. DPF issues on ours fixed now at least (DPF pressure sensor). Coughs and splutters and moans when I forget it's not a petrol Alfa and do mean things to its engine (like revving to more than 4000 rpm). Although... I think much improved after a recent change of fuel rail (duff sensor) by an independant garage. 'cos that's the other thing - plenty Ford dealers around, all useless and expensive. Quite put us off another Ford anyway.
And yes, tiny boot for a big car.
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Nah. Just perplexed why such a bland, mundane, run-of-the-mill vehicle is on here?

I suppose they are okay if you've given up on life...
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Nah. Just perplexed why such a bland, mundane, run-of-the-mill vehicle is on here?

I suppose they are okay if you've given up on life...
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Nah. Just perplexed why such a bland, mundane, run-of-the-mill vehicle is on here?

I suppose they are okay if you've given up on life...

heheh :waving:

Someone requested it.....mostly to take the mick out of it, I think.
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Someone requested it.....mostly to take the mick out of it, I think.
Tongue was firmly in the cheek.
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I think the fact that the mk1 Kuga is specified should lead to a discussion about whether the second edition was a progression from the original but that's expecting too much! Personally I prefer the size of the first one. Some just want to call anything that's not an Alfa a bland car. The Kuga is less bland than a Focus wagon or the Multipla ours replaced.
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No SUV has ever been cool.
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