2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - XLT 4.6L (120A) 4x2
Pros: electric back window
Cons: sttepping up into the vehicle
Advice: this is more for a sportsman than a day to day transportation vehicletight feeling more of a ford f-150 feeling. good smooth running engine.
2010 Ford Flex - Limited FWD
Pros: I am 6 ft tall and 230 lbs I like cars with more room form the door to the center console and this car has it!
Cons: The vehicle is a little shy on storage compartments.
Advice: Take a test drive the rest sells it self.This vehicle drives and handles as nice as the Cadillac SRX and better the Buick Enclave. You get more vehicle than those 2 and a much better price. The Flex has more head and shoulder room in the front and back and way more leg room in the second row. The cadillac does not have the 7 or 8 passenger options. The Microsoft Sync system out does anything any other car company has for it's nav and location assistance system.
2009 Ford Edge - SE (100A) FWD
Pros: The driver's seat is very comfortable.
Cons: The back seat is a little tight if your 3 passengers are teens or adults.
Advice: It's a bigger vehicle that handles like a car. Smooth ride and comfortable seating.My parents have this vehicle. I got to drive the Edge in an emergency situation. I did not want to get back in my car. My dream car is the Lincoln Town Car, but this is a very good 'until I can afford it' car. The ride is smooth. I'm a 5'10' lady with a son who is 6'4'. We fit very comfortably in that vehicle. The only change I would make is to widen the 3 passenger back seat by a couple of inches to accommodate 3 average size adults. Perfect for 3 kids. A very good looking vechicle.
2008 Ford Escape - XLS Manual 2.3L (100A) FWD
Pros: styling, power, room in cabin
Cons: seats, speedo
Advice: Really look it over to make sure its what you wantMy Escape overall is a good truck. It gets good gas millage bettween 22 and 25 with a 4 cylinder. plenty of leg room for taller drivers. The radio and A/C controls I like alot there large and easy to use while driving. Some of the things Ford could of done to improve the truck was put better seats in they are a little to firm. The quality is good except on the bumpers the back i'm afraid to stand on it afraid itll fall off, and the front facia grab the grill and shake it around the whole front flexes that cheap to me. My biggest complaint about the truck is the speedo its impossible to tell where exactly your 5's are (ie. 55,65) that could get you in trouble with the law. But Overall its a good truck.
2008 Ford Escape - Limited 3.0Signature L FWD
Cons: filling the gas tank
Advice: mileage isn't as good as I had hopedWe have two Ford Escapes - and there is something wrong with the gas tanks - when filling it up - it clicks off constantly - takes forever to fill the tank up - head rests are stuff - I took them all out - other wise I like the car. I get 15 miles per gallon around town. GC N.Y.
2008 Ford Escape - Limited 3.0L (600A) 4x4
Pros: Keypad on the car door.
Cons: The headrest. It pushes your head forward and down. I need a back pillow to see straight ahead without neck strain.
Advice: It isn't the Explorer. Check Service Hours. Be sure that the Service Team will work with you and your schedule for drop off and pick-up of vehicle when being serviced.Until Ford Service has me owning the 2008 Escape that I bought 2 months ago, I cannot say it is better than average. Since my purchase, the rear brakes were recalled and replaced. Within 2 days of the replacement, the noise is back. The service tech rode with me and agrees it could be brakes or suspension. The engine - once so quiet you wouldn't know the car was on is now not so quiet and there are pings and a softer thumping. I miss the hand holds and internal trunk lock from the Explorer.
2008 Ford Escape - XLT 3.0L (310A) FWD
Pros: The satelite radio is my favorite feature.
Cons: I miss the handle bar that you pull yourself up into the suv.
Advice: I would shop around for the best price.I bought the new 2008 Ford Escape three months ago. The suv handles smoothly. The noise level inside the suv is quite. This is an improvment from the 2004 Ford Escape that I previously own.