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    Ford escape/mercury mariner bike

    thinking of picking up a used ford escape. Anyone have one? How do your bikes fit in the back. How do you like the car and what do you get for milage?

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    you should be able to pu tbike in back with seat down and front wheel off. fuel number in the 20 to 23 range maybe 25 less if you do a lot of stop and go driveing, are you looking awd or fwd?

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    Looking for AWD, I hoping I can average at least 22.5 mpg's

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    you should do that if it is mostly hwy use most of the ones i see are 3.0l the 4cyl may be a little anemic. the 3.0 runs good for what it is

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    I just bought a 2008 Escape v6. I am getting about 20 mpg. It can easily fit one bike, and it looks likes there is room for two.

    No backseat riders in my car, it is now a two seater... It is just for me and a sexy chick up front, and the back is for my bikes. You need to get your priorities straight!

    Here is my set up for one bike...
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    nice

    That is exactly what I am looking for. Is your AWD?

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    It's a FWD.

    It's an okay car, except it has a rattling sound from the hatch back that they can't seem to fix. I'll be bring it back soon...
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    That rattle sound is common. check to see that all little rubber stops are on glass opening and check for the rubber stops/guides on rear door opening. a little silicon grease on the liftgate stops/guides seems to help alot.

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