Yeah, they've been talking about a hybrid Ford Escape for a few years now. I've been joking that they were going to change the name to <ctrl><alt><del>. It is going to cost about 3K more than a regular Escape, so you won't see any gas savings, although some people will think that the environmental bennifits are worth the extra cost. I wouldn't buy one myself, because the average mechanic is going to open the hood, scratch his head, and mutter "*** is that?". The more hi-tek a vehicle is, the harder it is to work on. In a few years, I wouldn't be suprised if you will need a computer password to open the hood to change the oil on a new car.RAC said:I hear there is some sort of hybrid SUV coming, but I'd have to do a LOT more driving for it to be worth buying, unless it really is something special. I've looked at the Prius, for example, and it's fine if people are sitting in the front seats, but not so great for the backseat passengers.
Do you know if your pathfinder has the 2.4 4cyl that they use in the pickups? I assume you have a 5spd manual tranny. That is rather amazing mileage for a gasoline 4wd especially with that big of an engine. Always liked the NAPZ 4cyl engines since they came out in 1980.Little Quacker in OR said:A great '88 Nissan Pathfinder that was purchased new and has been in the family ever since. It is top-notch reliable with a great engine that has never given us any trouble. We are rural out here and milage averages 28 MPG. I keep track.LOL