Once again events prove that patience is truly a virtue. I cannot believe how much patience I've developed over the years. I've been waiting since mid April for my new work vehicle - a Ford 2013 Escape - Kodiak Brown with what I think is the Eco Boost/Titanium package. It's coming directly from the factory. Of course, when you order something like this through your fleet manager you never really know exactly what you're going to get until you get it.
Today's news however made me thankful that I do not have it yet. This link has the story of the fires in the Escapes due to the fuel line cracking. That's pretty serious stuff. It's so serious that Ford is telling their owners NOT to drive it and to call the dealer who will come out with a flat bed, take it away and give you a loaner. Here's a shot of my new vehicle....someday soon. Pretty color eh?
Here is the funnest (is that a word?) feature of the vehicle - Intelligent Assist lift gate - . just kick your foot under the bumper and the power liftgate will automatically open, providing easy access to the cargo area. And both this liftgate and the available power liftgate allow you to adjust the liftgate height, which is helpful for lower overhangs.