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Old 12-29-2014, 06:44 PM
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Turned 250k a couple days ago. Brakes are shuddering, had the rears ground and have new rotors for the front which I hope to replace tomorrow. Can't find my receipt for the MECS pump so Ford got over on me for that. DANG!

SWMBO just bought a new Mazda CX-5. It is sweet. Liked the TIGHT ride and the simple cockpit layout. Plenty of giddy-up too. Just old school I guess. So I get the Escape for commuting, never had such luxury for a daily driver! Radio, heater, defroster, AC that works. WooHoo!

Here's a shot of the odometer:
 

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Outstanding! What service did it require over the years?
 
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:14 PM
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MeC pump, rear door accuator, brakes, 12V battery, and routine scheduled maint. Found a spark plug hole full of oil a little while ago so replace the vavle cover gasket. And brakes are on the agenda for tomorrow.

Here's the 200k report:

https://www.greenhybrid.com/forums/f...0-today-28682/
 
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:44 PM
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I got 121,000 miles now. I don't have a real urge to move on to something else unless a $35,000 AWD Tesla arrives. Rust in the rear passenger wheel is something that is going to need work in the spring.
 
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:48 AM
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I'm coming up on 70k miles now, and need to replace the OEM tires if I keep the FEH. Test driving a Subaru Forester XT next week and might get a 2016 when they come out this April.
 
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:56 AM
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Subaru is indicating a PHEV model for 2018 based upon the Prius technology. A search will reveal this information. The current Subaru hybrid is not worth mentioning as it doesn't even have a battery pack.
 
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Originally Posted by econoline View Post
I'm coming up on 70k miles now, and need to replace the OEM tires if I keep the FEH. Test driving a Subaru Forester XT next week and might get a 2016 when they come out this April.
Sweet! Like to hear your thoughts on it.

We drove a CR-V, RAV4, Forester (non-turbo), Equinox, BMW X1, Escape (turbo), Terrain (V6), Buick Encore, Rogue and the CX-5 all AWD. The field whittled down to the RAV4 and CX-5 pretty quickly. Ended up with the Mazda, tight suspension, clean interior, plenty of zip, fun to drive.

We had a Nissan Frontier CC and 3 Subaru's in a row prior to the FEH. We love Subaru's great, fun, reliable. Hope they make you an offer you can't refuse!
 

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Old 01-08-2015, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by econoline View Post
I'm coming up on 70k miles now, and need to replace the OEM tires if I keep the FEH. Test driving a Subaru Forester XT next week and might get a 2016 when they come out this April.
About 75,000 on my 2007. I got rid of the OEM tires a long time ago. They were bad in the rain and dangerous in the snow. Amazing how much difference a tire makes. Had planned to buy a new Escape but after all the suspension issues on mine, plus all the launch issues on the new Escape I got a CRV. A boring, but very dependable vehicle.
 
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econoline:

The XT test drive. So how'd it go? Your thoughts...
 
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econoline:

The XT test drive. So how'd it go? Your thoughts...
Thanks for asking! Did it last Thur in a Forester XT Touring. My last Subaru was a '05 WRX 5MT so in a way I was comparing the Forester to that driving experience. I like the package overall but the rear seat when folded flat has a "step" in it of several inches, unlike our FEH. That step could be a problem if sleeping in the back or carrying cargo. The Forester feels bigger and heavier than it is on paper, and much more civilized than my WRX. The engine is a wonderful performer as it should be with 250HP, and the eCVT is acceptable with the paddle shifters and different driving modes. But it really needs a 6-speed manual option for this engine. I had to keep fooling with the paddle shifter to get engine braking instead of just downshifting a manual.

My overall impression was that of a nice crossover SUV with a way above average engine for the category. If I buy one it'll be the base XT Premium with no options. I wouldn't buy a Subaru without the turbo. What I'd miss most from the FEH is the regenerative braking. I like that braking feel when letting off the gas.

Plan for now is to replace the OEM tires on the FEH and keep driving it until the 2016 Forester is announced in the spring, and then decide if I still want one.
 

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