So I'm looking at an 05 ford escape 2 wheel drive. anyone out there use one, and do you have a yakima roof rack on it?
I've got a Mariner and use a Yakima rack roof rack on it. I had the Low Rider mounts from my old Outback so it was a no-brainer to put it on the Mariner. The only problem is that it is really tough to get bikes on/off the middle two trays on the rack. I throw a small step ladder in the truck when I ride with more than two people. If you are used to SUVs with roof racks, or if you don't ride 40+ pound bikes, this may not be as big of an issue for you.Trailfreak said:So I'm looking at an 05 ford escape 2 wheel drive. anyone out there use one, and do you have a yakima roof rack on it?
Sorry about the delay--I don't come over to the car forum very often...Trailfreak said:Thanks for the reply, what kind of gas milage are you getting. I'm looking at a receiver hitch more than a roof rack.
Ditto on the highway mileage. If I really slow it down I'm able to see 25. But I am curious as to how you're able to squeeze 18mpg out of it around town. I have an 05 Limited V6, with AWD, and around town I'm only able to get about 16. All in all though, the Escape is a great small SUV. One of the best driving positions I've ever sat in (you'll know what I'm talking about if you have driven a lot of different vehicles). It does it have its quirks though. Like, what kind of vehicle newer than 10 years old doesn't have a thermometer?sramski said:I really like mine. I have an XLT with the 6 banger. MPG on the highway is about 23 1/2 . Around town only about 18-19. I carry my bike on a hitch mounted Swagman. No complaints.