Ford Escape Club... Chips plse take note
Posted 11 March 2003 - 06:59 PM
I have suggestion.. can you open a forum exclusive for Ford
Escape Owners & get Ford to sponsor it. It likes Perodua forum.
We have the Escape Club, but it is not as good as forum in the
internet, we can chat & write any time.
Ford also can give driving/maintainance etc tips (weekly,
monthly etc) or Escape owner can discuss anything with Ford Co.
Some of us don't have much time to go to Ford Conc.
More importantly, owners can share experience & discuss any
things about our beloved Escape.
How is Escape club in Peninsula M'sia. Lots of activities?
The club in Borneo is not move at all. No gathering or activities
organised by Ford.
Lanun Darat is quite active... Escape Club also should do the
Posted 22 April 2003 - 01:26 AM
can have their discussions here without needing a specific Escape Club
forum. Ford Malaysia is planning something for this year so just be
Posted 26 April 2003 - 07:30 PM
just curious......... did you notice the gear stick will "slide" back by itself (while driving)
after we changed gear from N to D. What is it means actually? automatic gear
change from 3rd to 4th gear??
Posted 28 April 2003 - 10:23 PM
unrelated matter, do any of you guys know whether there is any aftermarket
tweak to improve the power of this vehicle?? Maybe a hot cam or a
Posted 29 April 2003 - 06:54 PM
let put this way.... when you change gear from P or N (stop), you will pull the gear stick
& engage it to D to drive. After certain speed while cruising, the gear stick will slide back
(to front) by itself. You can try & monitor the gear stick.
My Escape has just clock 9K milage & still under warranty, so I have plan to modify it.
Sorry, can't help you.
Posted 29 April 2003 - 07:32 PM
push the stick down without any motion towards self.
Posted 29 April 2003 - 08:23 PM
distinct and should not slip between each other. I found that on my unit,
which is actually a CBU and does not have a shift lock feature, the
movement is more rigid whereas the locally-assembled ones have a smoother
I would like to ask Escape owners (and if any CR-V owners are reading
too) how you feel about the steering column mounted shift lever?
Convenient? For me, sometimes when I am testing a new car for some time
and then I get back into my Escape, my hand automatically reaches down to
the centre area to grab the shifter but I do find the Escape's position
quite good too.
Posted 29 April 2003 - 10:00 PM
get back my car, my hands automatically reach down to change gear.
i think the position of the shift-level is ok lah. but it would look
nicer it the lever is shorter ? i just have this feeling that the shift-
lever is protruding/intrusive.
Posted 29 April 2003 - 10:10 PM
Escape goes tiptronic!! Otherwise, have the +/- buttons on the steering-
Posted 29 April 2003 - 10:40 PM
As for steering wheel mounted buttons to shift, I am still not used to
the concept though I am sure I can get used to it if I actually live with
it. But somehow, I still like the feeling of moving a lever to change
gears... sort of the same thing that people enjoy with a manual shifter.