If you read the earliest Urban DINK posts, you know that the wife and I are in the market for a new vehicle, probably a compact SUV. Today I snuck the new 2008 Ford Escape out of the office parking lot for a test drive, and to give the better half a look since it’s on our shopping list.
Bottom line, my wife, Courtney, liked it. It reminded her of her old Honda CR-V and felt more solid than her current Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s also the right size for Chicago driving and parking.
She thought it handled a lot better than the 2004 Escape we tested before buying the Jeep. I still remember that test drive; you could almost hear the road in the backseat and the engine screaming for dear life. Obviously, we didn’t buy it.