Once I did a little research, it was clear to me that I definitely wanted to buy a Ford Escape. An SUV appealed to me a great deal as the climate in my state could be quite challenging during the winter and our road conditions are not what you would call stellar at any point in the year. The massive changes in temperatures and the freezing and thawing that occurs, leaves our roads with potholes and cracks that you could practically lose your car in. This was the biggest factor for me when I decided that a sport utility vehicle was the way to go. Although I was not thrilled with the gas mileage consideration, I had to weigh my comfort and safety for my long drive each day. One of my family members who purchased a 2005 ford escape last year allowed me to borrow theirs for a weekend. I drove the route to my job, which is mainly highway and then tooled around the city a lot to get a good feel for the vehicle. I was very impressed within the first few minutes and could not believe the difference in how smooth the ride was compared to my little sedan I was currently driving. I returned the 2005 ford escape on Sunday and on Monday after work went straight to a Ford Dealer in town.
The local Ford deal had a beautiful, silver 2006 ford escape that I almost immediately fell in love with. I had to be careful though to not get overly excited, as money was a consideration. One of the coworkers I knew who had a 2005 ford escape was selling it in a few months to buy a new Expedition. He needed the extra room for his family and recently found out his wife was pregnant again so the bigger car needed to happen sooner than later. This could be a great opportunity for me as far as saving a little money goes, but the more I looked at that 2006 ford escape, the more I wanted it. The salesman began to explain the upgrades that had been made to the 2006 ford escape, and although they seemed somewhat minor, I could not help but think that the difference in a monthly payment would not be that huge and having the newest model would be nice.
I decided on the 2006 ford escape, the silver one, and arranged to purchase it. I drove it home a few days later and was absolutely thrilled. Now spending ten hours or more a week in my vehicle did not seem so bad, in fact, rather than dreading the drive each day, I was looking forward to it.