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Old 08-15-2012, 10:05 AM
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Re: Anyone else think the hemi is underpowered?

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A 5.7L WK2 tried to outrun me in my V6 Escape.... the 5.7L failed

Some people need to take the 5.7L as what it is..... a engine that is used to tow a lot of weight and nothing more.

Hilarious! You sir are quite th comedian.

Me and my Hemi would take on you and your Escape anytime! Ford Escape.....funny, funny stuff.
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Re: Anyone else think the hemi is underpowered?

I was out driving some 1 lane roads this weekend and had the opportunity to pass many a slow driving car. I must say that the Hemi did the job very very well. I was actually impressed with the rate in which I was able to get to speed to pass. A couple cars tried to speed up as I passed but I was still able to get around them with ease.

I was thinking coming from a E46 M3, passing in the JGC would be painful. It surely was not!
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:46 PM
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Re: Anyone else think the hemi is underpowered?

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Hilarious! You sir are quite th comedian.

Me and my Hemi would take on you and your Escape anytime! Ford Escape.....funny, funny stuff.

haha...don't think so.

per motor trend...

The new Escape with 2.0 EcoBoost 0-60 6.8 Seconds!

not sure about the older ones with the V6, but do yourself a favor and don't line up against a new ford escape with your HEMI.

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:57 PM
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... A couple cars tried to speed up as I passed but I was still able to get around them with ease.
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Don't you just love that? Let's play dumb games on the highway.

On one of my routine routes many drivers will do 5 under the limit in no passing zones then 5 over as soon as a passing lane appears.
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Don't you just love that? Let's play dumb games on the highway.

On one of my routine routes many drivers will do 5 under the limit in no passing zones then 5 over as soon as a passing lane appears.
Unfortunately, it always comes down to the fact that "NO ONE", no matter who they are or what they are driving likes to get passed.
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Re: Anyone else think the hemi is underpowered?

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Don't you just love that? Let's play dumb games on the highway.

On one of my routine routes many drivers will do 5 under the limit in no passing zones then 5 over as soon as a passing lane appears.
Yea, I'm thinking why are they blocking me in the left lane going 60 mph. Then when I get around them, sometimes by moving two lanes to the right while speeding up and then get in front of them, all of sudden then they're going 70 mph trying to keep up. I think the 5.7L is a dog off the line, but I've still never lost a race.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:08 PM
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Re: Anyone else think the hemi is underpowered?

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Unfortunately, it always comes down to the fact that "NO ONE", no matter who they are or what they are driving likes to get passed.
Call me "no one" then, because when I'm going slow, for whatever reason, I want people to pass me.

Like when you're looking for and address and some guy is on your butt and won't pass? Or if your doing 5 over and some guy is trying to get in your trunk and won't pass?

Or the worst case, when your riding a motorcycle, or driving a classic car, and some turd tailgates you.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:10 PM
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Yea, I'm thinking why are they blocking me in the left lane going 60 mph. Then when I get around them, sometimes by moving two lanes to the right while speeding up and then get in front of them, all of sudden then they're going 70 mph trying to keep up. I think the 5.7L is a dog off the line, but I've still never lost a race.
Sometimes I wish I carried a paint ball gun and plaster their windshield as I speed by...
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Hilarious! You sir are quite th comedian.

Me and my Hemi would take on you and your Escape anytime! Ford Escape.....funny, funny stuff.
Fail. Escape is faster. And a lot cheaper!


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Re: Anyone else think the hemi is underpowered?

I'm trying to figure out why it matters which one is fastest, they are both grocery getters, not race cars.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:34 AM
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Whoa.....the brand new escape....that is hardly seen on the highway...not the 1 bazillion they've sold.over the last 10 years. I think that's what he meant.
I know...I believe the previous design was in the 8sec range. However, I've seen quite a few of the new ones around here this summer.

okay then... let's compare 2013 GC Hemi vs. 2013 Escape
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