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PostSubject: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:25 pm

Someone just shoot me now. Traveling for work this week down to Atlanta. My rental for the trip is a brand new Ford Escape. Only had 4 miles on it when I picked it up. It truly is like a sewing machine on 4 wheels. It was bellowing smoke from under it after about 8 miles. I stopped and checked and seemed to just be the "newness" burning off. I'll drive it like a rental car but will will be missing my FJ this week. Not impressed at all.


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PostSubject: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL   Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:42 pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO.....SORRY...IT COULDNT HAPPEN TO A NICER GUY!! LOL....ID SAY BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF IT...IT IS A ford AFTER ALL...supposed to be the best vehicle rand on the road right..??
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PostSubject: Re: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:54 pm

I feel your pain...sort of. I have been in an F150 2wd since last Friday. It is very uncomfortable, has NO giddy up n go. ..just no fun to drive.

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PostSubject: Re: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:02 pm

What little I drove it today (GSO airport to work, to home) I kept checking to see if the parking brake was on because it just didn't seem to want to go. And the ride is not half a good as the FJ. But is does beat our company pool car POS's.
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PostSubject: Re: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:12 pm

You might end up in one of those "spontaneous" Ford commercials!
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PostSubject: Re: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:46 pm

You might not make it to Atlanta and back but you'll certainly miss the extra horsepower in Atlanta traffic with the crazies.
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PostSubject: Re: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:46 am

I am envious, I LOVE driving motor-pool cars....they are nasty on the inside, there is NO padding left the seats, and they shimmy and shake.
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PostSubject: Re: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:52 am

rylandnc wrote:
I'll drive it like a rental car but will will be missing my FJ this week. Not impressed at all.

You know what the difference between my 4 x 4 and a rental?.....there are some places I wont take my 4 x 4! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:18 pm

Good lord I was ready to escape from that Escape. 800 miles in it was too many. I actually patted my FJ and told it I missed it when I got back in it today. I also realized how good my FJ rides after being bounced around in that damn Escape.
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PostSubject: lol   Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:59 pm

rylandnc wrote:
Good lord I was ready to escape from that Escape. 800 miles in it was too many. I actually patted my FJ and told it I missed it when I got back in it today. I also realized how good my FJ rides after being bounced around in that damn Escape.

you should always pat your fj..when u have been gone from it for more than the usual time...
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PostSubject: Re: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:33 pm

I am sorry for anyone that has to endure that pain
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PostSubject: Re: In a Ford Escape for the week :(   Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:23 pm

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rylandnc wrote:
I'll drive it like a rental car but will will be missing my FJ this week. Not impressed at all.

You know what the difference between my 4 x 4 and a rental?.....there are some places I wont take my 4 x 4! affraid
Exactly!!!! I truly drive them like I stole them!
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