I can't speak to the mechanics on the Ford Escape, (and I'm not a Ford fan anyway), but I can tell you these little things are build pretty tough from a crash safety standpoint. A few years ago I rear-ended a stopped Escape at 50 mph, and both drivers--me and the driver of the Escape--walked away without a scratch or a bruise. Even though both vehicles were totalled, (I was driving a 6-month old Toyota Matrix), and it was smashed in the front all the way to the fire wall. The Escape was crumpled in the back, but otherwise the driver's compartment was completely intact.
For what it's worth.....see you soon!
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