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Broke down and bought a Econobox. #5195841 08/24/19 10:41 PM
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2015 Ford Escape S 2.5L. My Jeep has over 200k miles now and is going to be semi-retired. I am keeping it for my trips the the desert and to get me out into the hills. I found the Escape on Truecar.com for a good price. One owner and dealer serviced since new.
I have been needing a commuter for quite some time and this will work okay for me.

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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Blkstanger] #5195848 08/24/19 11:07 PM
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Congratulations on the nice new ride!


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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Blkstanger] #5195852 08/24/19 11:24 PM
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That's a cute ute with a bit of attitude with the black wheels. Should be a decent commuter. An econobox is a Yaris or Versa or Soul or Aveo.



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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Blkstanger] #5195858 08/24/19 11:43 PM
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Looks good!


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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: AZjeff] #5195860 08/24/19 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by AZjeff
That's a cute ute with a bit of attitude with the black wheels. Should be a decent commuter. An econobox is a Yaris or Versa or Soul or Aveo.



Agreed


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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Skippy722] #5195866 08/25/19 12:12 AM
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Congratulations on finding a non-turbo!
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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: daves87rs] #5195868 08/25/19 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by daves87rs
Originally Posted by AZjeff
That's a cute ute with a bit of attitude with the black wheels. Should be a decent commuter. An econobox is a Yaris or Versa or Soul or Aveo.



Agreed


+++ Nice ride, yes - had a rainbow haired woman in a chartreuse Soul flip me off in Austin coming home with my new truck - that's an ecommy box

Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Lolvoguy] #5195871 08/25/19 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Lolvoguy
Congratulations on finding a non-turbo!
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Thanks Everyone! Yes, Finding one that was clean and well maintained with a 2.5 was a task for sure. I was no way buying one with a 1.5 or 1.6 turbo.


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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Blkstanger] #5195924 08/25/19 04:30 AM
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Good choice. You were smart in not buying one with the 1.6T or 1.5T.


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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Blkstanger] #5195930 08/25/19 04:59 AM
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Not exactly econobox but maybe the modern sense.


Enjoy!

Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Blkstanger] #5195947 08/25/19 05:49 AM
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That's not an econobox! A Fiesta, that's an econobox.


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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Blkstanger] #5195956 08/25/19 06:05 AM
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What was the sales price?
Off lease or not?

Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: Blkstanger] #5195959 08/25/19 06:08 AM
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DCT?


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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: bullwinkle] #5196010 08/25/19 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle
That's not an econobox! A Fiesta, that's an econobox.


I was expecting a Fiesta, but it was an Escape. "Econobox" is more like an EcoSport. But It's really all relative.

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Re: Broke down and bought a Econobox. [Re: sloinker] #5196022 08/25/19 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by sloinker
DCT?


The Escapes have the 6f35 torque converter auto.


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