I never paid much attention to EMTs when looking for a replacement for my beloved, but oh too thirsty Grand Cherokee. All the available compact SUVs at the time seemed so cramped and anemic. Then a good friend got a Tribute 3.0 4WD and kept bragging on it. One evening he convinced me to drive his around a bit. I had never driven a crossover before. I was immediately smitten. It was like driving a sports car compared to the Jeep with almost as much interior volume. The V6 was surprisingly competent and good on gas, compared to the V8 Jeep. I knew the 4X4 system wasn't as good, but since most of my off-roading was sand and mud the Tribute 4WD was more then adequate. All that plus it was about $10K less then the Jeep.
I was on a mission to find the perfect Tribute. It took a few months, because it had to have all the options my Jeep had and it had to be red. I always slowed down passing my local Mazda dealer to see if one had come in yet. Then one day, there it was, ...SCREECH! Pulled in and bought it on the spot
2010 Escape XLT 3.0 V6 AWD
, Sun and Sync. Mods: OEM Running boards modded with LED lighting and red accent. LED lighting lower bumper front and rear. Paramount Grille, LED DRLs and fog lights, Interior LED accents, Custom Mud Flaps, Body side and bumper moldings, Blackened fog light bezels and ESCAPE letters, Chrome wheel skins, Tail light guards, Chrome exhaust tip, Custom roof rack with Carbon Fiber and red accents, Strut Tower bar, K&N filter, AVS Vent Visors
Formerly: 2006 Mazda Tribute
"Because I can... and I did, sure won't do that again"