What’s the reason for buying a new Escape? Kids or camping trips with your wife/husband?
I have a 2010 Escape that I was using as my daily driver. I cycle and play golf so I love having the hatch and I put a hitch on it for my bike rack.
I also had a 2003 Explorer that my 18 year old son was driving to school and hockey.
He is going to college in the fall and the school is going to is traditionally a commuter campus but there is a student housing deal across the street. I want him to have a car at school for going shopping etc. My hope was for him to take the Explorer and milk two more years out of it and then I would pass him down the 2010 Escape. But the Explorer started to have issues and I decided that dumping a ton of money into a 12 year old SUV wasn’t a good idea.
I moved up my plans. Traded in the Explorer, got a new Escape and passed the 2010 down to my son.