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German Fords

Posted by vvk (more from vvk) on Fri, 4 Jan 2019 05:51:14 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Ford Fiesta, Finch, Wed, 26 Dec 2018 09:27:03
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German Fords have always been very good driving, pleasant cars. I still remember driving my friend's Contour V-6 with a 5-speed -- that was a very solid car. The Fusion is wonderful, the C-Max is really nice for what it is and I just spent a few weeks in a rented Ford Escape (Kuga) -- what a pleasant surprise! That was a very nice driving car. I see the Escape advertised for mid-$12k brand new -- wow, I could definitely live with it for the money.

Now trucks and SUVs -- that's a different story. Before I leased my Chevy Traverse I test drove an Explorer -- yuck, what a blob. Then I had a rental Expedition -- my, how do they make such an enormous vehicle so cramped inside?! It drove as bad as the F-150 I rented a few years back. The only Ford truck I liked driving was the Flex, especially with the 350 hp V-6 turbo. Wish that car was available with a manual!

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