Vibe reborn as a Ford?

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Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:15 pm

So, we got a company car. 2015 Ford Escape SE. Middle trim. Only options are the 2.0L ecoboost (same as in Focus ST) and AWD w/torque vectoring. Basically, it's a baby Focus RS (before the RS is out) on stilts. We've actually had it for a couple months. Having it parked in the driveway, it looks like the Vibe a bit. Certain angles more than others. I tried to convey it thru a few pics but it doesn't seem to come thru as much as in person. Of course, the two tone helps a bit. (Ignore the "Hover Vibe" as I just complete a full brake job, ie; calipers, lines, discs, parking brake shoes and hardware, pads and accompanying hardware. It's simply waiting for a full fluid flush.)

Anyway, onto a few pics....
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Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby vibenvy » Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:13 pm

I can see some similarities...

It's still a Ford though. My dad would probably disown me :P!
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Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby ctgottapee » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:52 pm

When I've seen that Ford in person, that was my first thought too.

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Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby vibrologist » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:10 am

Good observation. The Vibe on the jack stands makes it even more obvious. Loading height and entry height are higher with the Escape (I think). This would not be ideal for my dog when he jumps in the back. Also, after 20 years of Ford I needed another experience.

Now, what exactly is lurking in the garage with the hood up?
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Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:48 pm

vibrologist wrote:Good observation. The Vibe on the jack stands makes it even more obvious. Loading height and entry height are higher with the Escape (I think). This would not be ideal for my dog when he jumps in the back. Also, after 20 years of Ford I needed another experience.

Now, what exactly is lurking in the garage with the hood up?

Ah, that is my garage queen. A charcoal gray MKIII Supra Turbo hardtop. It's down for the moment. Had to change a valve cover gasket and decided to upgrade the i/c and piping while I was at it. Annnnd then decided to add a cooler to my power steering lines right above the i/c since I had to cut them anyway. To sum it up quickly, it's got a bit of suspension done, tranny work, motor build and a 60trim turbo.

We've also got a 2010 RAV V6 4x4 that is its garage mate. We just drove it to Denver from Columbus, OH and back a couple weeks ago. Damn thing is always near flawless.

The Escape is an 2015 SE with the 2L Ecoboost option. It was given brand new to my girlfriend from her work. She has full use of it as she pleases. I'm tempted to mod it; just a little. lol So many Focus ST parts swap out. Both of us actually prefer the RAV, however. :shock:
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Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby Vulcan05 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:44 pm

vibenvy wrote:I can see some similarities...

It's still a Ford though. My dad would probably disown me :P!


I would disown ME!!!!!
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Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby handmedown03 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:59 pm

That HoverVibe makes me wonder what a allwheel Vibe would look like with a lift kit and some 31/10.50s? A lightbar from a Jeep Liberty and a thru the fender air snorkel? How about a winch and some big schoolbus towhooks? Sorry. Must be withdrawal from selling my Toyota 4x4. But hey........ :geek:

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Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:26 am

Haha That wold be awesome.
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Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby thebarber » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:48 am

ImUrOBGYN wrote:Basically, it's a baby Focus RS (before the RS is out) on stilts.

RS is a 2.3

and not a slushbox
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Re: Vibe reborn as a Ford?

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:06 am

thebarber wrote:
ImUrOBGYN wrote:Basically, it's a baby Focus RS (before the RS is out) on stilts.

RS is a 2.3

and not a slushbox

Hence the term "baby" RS. Since it is a 4cyl turbo awd. The ST is only fwd and turbo (and a 2L.)

Happy? Jerk...
;) :D

How about we call it a RT? To Chrysler. Hmm. SS? No, too GM. I give up. Time to Escape.
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