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Posted by WhatsNew on 04-16-2003 08:25 PM:

Arrow BREAKING NEWS: Mercury's Escape Named MARINER!!! (Pics)

Escape Gets A Cousin
Ford Announces Mercury Mariner


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Just announced at the New York Autoshow: Ford Motor Co. plans to extend their small SUV family by creating a Lincoln-Mercury version of the Escape!


Mariner will be Lincoln-Mercury's entry-level SUV. It is one of four new vehicles Mercury will introduce in the next three years. The others are: the Monterey minivan, the Montego sedan and a new mid-size sedan.





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Photos of the new Mercury Mariner and Escape HEV interiors.
. . . Both feature floor mounted shifters.



The Lincoln/Mercury's interior is meant to appeal to a more conservative crowd as the target customer market for the new Mariner is some 15 years older than the average Ford Escape owner. has wood grain, satin aluminum and chrome accents. It also has a floor-mounted shifter, which has a chrome surround and a satin aluminum shift knob.


Some quick facts...

  • The 2005 Mercury Mariner SUV is Mercury's version of the Ford Escape.
  • The 2005 Mariner will be produced at Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake
  • The new SUV goes on sale in late 2004 as a 2005 model.



Lincoln will offer its production Mariner with front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. The engines offered will be a 2.3-liter, I-4 and a 3.0-liter, V-6. The Mariner concept's wheels are cast aluminum with a satin finish.






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Posted by Ford Tek on 04-17-2003 05:31 PM:

Mercury Mariner

Here's some pics of the Mercury Mariner.




Story:

The 2005 Mercury Mariner SUV is Mercury's version of the Ford Escape.

The 2005 Mercury Mariner, which will be produced at Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, goes on sale in late 2004.

Mariner will be Lincoln-Mercury's entry-level SUV. It is one of four new vehicles Mercury will introduce in the next three years. The others are: the Monterey minivan, the Montego sedan and a new mid-size sedan.

The interior has wood grain, satin aluminum and chrome accents. It also has a floor-mounted shifter, which has a chrome surround and a satin aluminum shift knob.

Lincoln will offer its production Mariner with front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. The engines offered will be a 2.3-liter, I-4 and a 3.0-liter, V-6.

The Mariner concept's wheels are cast aluminum with a satin finish.


Posted by damedoer on 04-17-2003 05:44 PM:

A very nicely modded Escape !!! I like the look of the Mariner, and the interior improvements are great! But I am sure the increase on price tag will be there also!


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Posted by proc on 04-17-2003 05:56 PM:

The Mercury Mariner

From todays Detroit News...pretty cool

Article with Mariner pic

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Posted by Thunderball on 04-17-2003 07:22 PM:

Mercury Mariner Unveiled!!!

Go here and take a gander at the new Mercury Mariner version of the Escape/Tribute. I am sure someone will post photos here shortly on this thread. The Mariner looks significantly different from the front and the tail lamps are different and it has a pretty snazzy interior. I'll have to take a closer look, but go ahead take apeek and see what you think. And if you are one of the computer geniuses that I am not please post some pictures on this thread so that all may enjoy.

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Posted by escaperi on 04-17-2003 07:36 PM:

Nice interior with the console and floor shift. Also has a chrome exhaust tip. Now if they'd only do this on the escape and maybe add duals.....................

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Posted by on 04-17-2003 07:43 PM:

Did anyone else notice the keyhole in the hatch?


Posted by Thunderball on 04-17-2003 07:55 PM:

Looks like a keyhole, I thought those were becoming extinct on non drivers doors or trunks. Could be the sensor for the back up warning system that is getting put on everthing it seems, I know they're usually on the bumper but you never know. Personally I hope it is a keyhole. Miss the storage cubby where the shifter is moved to, maybe I would stop trying to shift the wiper stalk every now and then at least.

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Posted by MINIUTE on 04-17-2003 08:50 PM:

wow, what are all the buttons above the ac controls for?

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Posted by enormus on 04-17-2003 08:55 PM:

Unhappy Conservative?

They call that interior conservative? Waaayyy too many colors for my taste. You've black leather and dash, cream or bone trim and seat inserts, dark burlwood and brushed aluminum. A single color for the radio bezel and console would look far less busy. And there is too much contrast between the black and cream color. While I defintely welcome the console shifter, I mourn the loss of the white guages and the roof rack.

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Posted by bzcat on 04-17-2003 09:40 PM:

I correctly predicted the name of this vehicle a while back...

Looks good, I like the front bumper and the interior. Very stylish and non-tacky use of fake wood. Although it probably look better with some light color real wood.

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Posted by bzcat on 04-17-2003 09:42 PM:

also I noticed it has the new 2.3 Duratec I-4. Good news for those looking for entry level Escape... Zetec is on its way out.

Also according to the actual news release, ATX will be standard transmission for both I-4 and V6. No MTX... that I don't like.

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Posted by ttuRuss on 04-17-2003 09:54 PM:

Looks ok to me, The floor mounted shifter and the headlights are the only thing i would want though. I love the looks of my limited, all black itnerior with the aluminum trim an white faced guages

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Posted by graz34 on 04-17-2003 10:22 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by damedoer
I am sure the increase on price tag will be there also!

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Posted by graz34 on 04-17-2003 10:27 PM:

Woops! It helps to say something after you quote someone, right? I was going to say that I cannot imagine people paying that much more for a dressed up Escape considering you can already push the Escape Limited well into the upper 20's. Plus, Mercury already offers the Mountaineer that starts in the low 30's. So why would someone pay say.....28, 29,000 for a Mariner when they could get a Mountaineer for a few grand more. Yes, some people just would not want the extra size and poor fuel economy that inevitably goes with it, but the price point just seems too close. I suppose someone could argue that the Escape Limited is close in price to a base Explorer, but the base Explorer is lacking a lot of the amenities that the Escape Limited has.....whereas the Mountaineer comes pretty well loaded at the low end of the trim lines which would be relatively close to the price of a Mariner. Anyone follow what I am saying?

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Posted by mikepro on 04-17-2003 11:04 PM:

Looks interesting, I like it. Price will be interesting. It seems like there may to be a lot of overlap in the price/amenities among all the SUV classes and and nameplates, i.e. Ford, Mazda, Mercury, Lincoln. Could this be a replacement for the Tribute?

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Posted by on 04-17-2003 11:26 PM:

If I remember correctly, when the Mountainer first came out there was the Explorer, XLT, EB, and LTD. The Mountainer slid in between the EB and the LTD as far as price went. I believe it was also available with the V8 prior to the Explorer. I like the interior a lot. I don't doubt that they can find a way to distinguish it without inflating the price too much.


Posted by graz34 on 04-17-2003 11:48 PM:

I have always thought the Mountaineer was a steal compared to the Explorer EB and Limited. You could practically equip a Mountaineer as well as a Explorer Limited or EB for the price of a decent XLT. It was just a little out of reach for me so I went with the Escape, which I am glad I did.....of course.

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Posted by PeterChenoweth on 04-18-2003 12:32 AM:

I wondered the same thing...

The only one I can tell for sure is the far left - that's a Hazard flashers button. I'd surely bet another is the 4x4 lock switch (ala Tribute style push button), and I'd also gamble that one is a traction control on/off switch. As far as the others go...

One might almost look like a rear-hatch release button, but that's nearly a complete guess. Maybe one button activates a Freelander-like ABS-regulated "Hill Descent" mode??

Of course, it is a Mariner so maybe one button engages submarine mode - ala 007's Lotus Esprit...

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wow, what are all the buttons above the ac controls for?

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Posted by FARSCAPE on 04-18-2003 12:48 AM:

Talking

An escape w/body colored mouldings and silver colored plastic accents placed intermittently huh. Yaaawn
I wanna see the ****er as a convertible

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Posted by BEHR655 on 04-18-2003 02:01 AM:

But is it sea worthy?

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Posted by greyboy on 04-18-2003 02:09 AM:

Thumbs up

Can I get that in a Blue?

Don't care much for the name, but I think they did a great job of "Merc-ing" up the front and rear !!
Well, I guess it's time to start a "Mariner Folder" !

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Posted by bzcat on 04-18-2003 03:52 AM:

quote:
Originally posted by graz34
So why would someone pay say.....28, 29,000 for a Mariner when they could get a Mountaineer for a few grand more.


Toyota does brisk business selling $35k Highlander that is no bigger than the Escape so Mariner should do just fine.

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Posted by Ford Tek on 04-18-2003 04:54 AM:

You know Mercury Marine makes a Mariner outboard motor.


http://www.mercurymarine.com/mariner_225_optimax




Now what?



Posted by Scapedude on 04-18-2003 05:12 AM:

I likey!

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Posted by Rick Zeman on 04-18-2003 05:13 AM:

Late 2004? Hmm, we're 4 months into 2003. This is a little premature....

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Posted by Estelle2 on 04-18-2003 07:51 AM:

--Nice Truck, ---Doofas name--.
Still not as rugged looking as an Escape though, looks too
much like a van.


Posted by Doc Moosfa on 04-18-2003 07:57 AM:

Looks nice , but don't know if I like the monochrome type scheme. The front end looked a bit blah, even less inspiring than the Jeep grill/front end.
The interior treatment looks a bit more luxurious and upscale. Liked the console/shifter look.
Wheels looked cool.

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Posted by Cicindela on 04-18-2003 08:30 AM:

I wonder if those tail lights will work on the Escape and if the metal guards come off .

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Posted by escapeohio on 04-18-2003 06:43 PM:

Thumbs up

quote:
Originally posted by Cicindela
I wonder if those tail lights will work on the Escape and if the metal guards come off .


I was wondering the samething. I would like to transplant the rear lights and headlights onto my Escape.


Posted by on 04-18-2003 07:02 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by escapeohio
I was wondering the samething. I would like to transplant the rear lights and headlights onto my Escape.


If the headlights on the production vehicle are the same as those on the show car, I do not believe they will fit, however, looking at the ones shown on the Escape Hybrid, those may fit. Take a look at the portion where the headlight meets the grill. The Mariner is "pointed" at that point whereas our 'scapes, and the hybrid are "rounded".





The brake lights, however look like a more part for part swap, which makes sense considering the complexity of the parts they fit into (Why do a third variant of the basic shell and tailgate if you don't HAVE to)


Posted by JustJerk on 04-18-2003 09:32 PM:

Should be going sometime next week! I'll try to get good pictures.


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Posted by on 04-19-2003 12:29 AM:

The site update cracked me up...
"Escape Tribute Forums"

"General Chat - Talk about ANYTHING here, your Escape, Tribute, Mariner, and more!"


Posted by WhatsNew on 04-19-2003 07:12 AM:

Arrow More Mercury (Escape) Mariner Pics !!!

Ford's Complete Product Release Guide
Mariner SUV To Be Part Of Product -Led Renaissance...


The all-new 2005 Mercury Mariner sport utility joins a flood of new products Lincoln-Mercury plans to add during the next three years. Mariner debuts in 2004 as the third of four all-new nameplates being added the Mercury showroom.

Mercury’s four new products include:
· The Monterey minivan – coming this fall
· The Montego sedan – coming in fall 2004
· The Mariner sport utility – coming in fall 2004
· A new mid-size sedan – coming in 2005


Mariner introduces modern Mercury design, refined driving dynamics and unique product features in a small, fuel-efficient SUV designed to attract new customers to Mercury showrooms.

“There’s a lot of excitement in store for our Mercury dealers during the next few years,” said Darryl Hazel, president, Lincoln Mercury. “Customers are going to see a new look and a new showroom selection rolling out beginning this fall.”
Mariner in Mercury’s Showroom.


Building on the style and success of the Mountaineer, Mariner brings contemporary Mercury design to customers who are looking for a compact urban SUV, but don’t need the cargo and passenger space of the larger, seven-passenger vehicle. The Mariner will be the entry-level sport utility in the Lincoln-Mercury showroom, which features a comprehensive lineup of upscale and luxury SUVs including the Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator and the full-size Navigator.

Distinctive Mercury Design
Based on one of the best-selling small sport utilities on the market, the Ford Escape, the Mercury Mariner is designed for customers who want a little more. Mariner delivers a new level of design sophistication, more standard features, upgraded interior materials and unique content that appeals to Mercury buyers.



“Our goal is to achieve a high level of differentiation in our Mercury products in a clean, contemporary design,” says J Mays, Ford Motor Company vice president of Design. “These are clean, intelligent designs without a lot of excess. The design is thoroughly modern inside and out, with a Mercury family resemblance and a particular attention to detail on the interiors.”


The new designs feature a stacked element theme at the front of the vehicle with distinctive headlamps over integrated foglamps and vertical, satin aluminum finished grill elements. As the newest iteration of Mercury design, Mariner adds a satin aluminum bumper insert, which ties in with the grill design. The “U” shaped air intake contributes to the tailored and organized theme.

Mariner strikes a sophisticated profile with color-keyed body side cladding offering chip and ding protection in an integrated, clutter-free design. Turn signal repeater lamps are mounted on the fenders, another distinctive Mercury design cue, which further distinguishes Mariner from the competition. The wheels on the Mariner concept are cast aluminum with a satin finish.

The taillamps are shrouded with horizontal satin aluminum accent grilles, which also appear on the Mountaineer and the Monterey minivan.
“The Mariner has a level of design sophistication that is a step above in this segment,” says Mays. “The exterior is a clean, smart, modern design. The interior is a great place to be – inviting and distinctive, with just the right look and feel of luxury.”




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The Interior
Mercury is going to great lengths to introduce high levels of craftsmanship in its interiors, where customers spend most of their time interacting with their vehicle. Ford, Lincoln and Mercury have increased investment in interior craftsmanship threefold in recent years. Mariner’s interior design and execution will further separate it from the competition.

Opening the doors introduces the driver and passengers to unique two-toned door panels with large, bright ringed speaker grilles in all doors. Chrome door handles add refinement. In addition, the seats are stitched with thick French seams.

The tailored interior is highlighted with wood grain, satin aluminum and chrome accents. For a sporty feel, the customer will enjoy the new floor-mounted shifter, which is accented with a chrome surround and a satin aluminum shift knob. The instruments in the cluster have bright bezels and dark gray faces. Satin aluminum and wood grain bezels on the unique center console and center stack further contribute to the rich interior theme.



Fun To Drive
Mariner was designed to be a visually appealing, functional and capable SUV. Mariner is tuned for the urban environment with outstanding car-like handling. The production Mariner will be available in front- or four-wheel-drive for buyers seeking added surefootedness in inclement weather. Mariner benefits from an all-new electronic four-wheel drive system, which automatically transfers torque from front to rear as required by road conditions without driver intervention.



“This combination means Mariner automatically adapts to adverse road conditions, whether snow or ice-covered city streets, or a rough dirt road,” says Phil Martens, vice president of Product Creation, North America. “Mariner is distinctive and sophisticated as well as agile, nimble and maneuverable - it drives like a car but offers SUV versatility.”

Mariner features unibody construction for lightweight, nimble maneuverability, low stance for ease of entry and exit, and enhanced safety protection. Four-wheel independent suspension contributes to the Mariner’s refined car-like ride and handling. Mariner powertrains include a 2.3-liter 16-valve I-4 and a 3.0-liter 24-valve V-6 Duratec engine. Both engines come with a standard 4-speed automatic transaxle.



Mariner Safety Features
Mariner features the latest level of the Personal Safety System™ one of the most comprehensive and technologically advanced safety systems available in any vehicle in any class. Seat mounted front side air bags and side air curtain airbags are optional.

The all-new 2005 Mercury Mariner will be produced at the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake and will go on sale in late 2004.




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Posted by bolita on 04-19-2003 05:36 PM:

I guess we can assume that the Escape wont have a complete do over soon as the base for this 05 Merc is the same as the current escape.

Any comments?


Posted by Spork on 04-20-2003 08:20 PM:

Re: More Mercury (Escape) Mariner Pics !!!



Two things I notice from these pics:

1 - Looks like the Mariner is getting Escape Limited coloring (whole body color matches/ no two tone). It also looks like not only is the wheel cladding gone but there is different cladding on the lower body area between the 2 wheels. Has anyone been to NYC live? What do these things look like in person? Good? Bad? other?



Escape Interior:


Mariner Interior:


2 - Is it just me, or does this Mariner interior look like it's from a whole different truck? Compared to the new Escape interior, the Mariner "looks" huge inside.

Lights, consoles, cool side markers, I wonder how interchangeable all these different parts will be? Once I order my new Escape (the day these new ones come out ) Looks like I'll have some substitute modding to do.


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Posted by IamSPDRCR on 04-20-2003 08:31 PM:

Looks like the Mercury boys had some left over Cougar gauges.

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Posted by IamSPDRCR on 04-20-2003 08:32 PM:

I want that floor shifter!

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Posted by kiper18 on 04-21-2003 03:10 PM:

i want that mariner..!!

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Posted by NJ-Escape on 04-21-2003 03:22 PM:

I was never one for Mercuries, but this one looks like a winner. I actually like it a lot

I just hope they produce this exactly as it's pictured

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Posted by bzcat on 04-21-2003 09:36 PM:

why can't those mirrors be painted as well... looks like Ford went to the trouble of color matching every plastic bits to match the primary color so why not the mirrors. They look really out of place now with the monotone paint job.

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Posted by on 04-21-2003 10:12 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by bzcat
why can't those mirrors be painted as well... looks like Ford went to the trouble of color matching every plastic bits to match the primary color so why not the mirrors. They look really out of place now with the monotone paint job.


I suppose it's a matter of opinion, my assumption as to why they did it is thus: The mirror is more a part of the opening than the rest of the car (i.e. it's framed along with the glass as part of the opening.) I think it would look odd the other way.



I like it better black.


Posted by pHaze on 04-24-2003 01:11 PM:

Mariner "Escape" - Can this be done?



I was just noticing that the new Mariner's hood and the front fenders over the front wheels is exactly the same as it is on Escapes. Does this mean that we could just buy that front grill, bumper & lights if we wanted to do that look on the front of an Escape?

That would be trick!!!!!!!!


Posted by on 04-24-2003 04:42 PM:

Ever seen an F-150 Navigator or a Silverado Escalade? They look STUPID in my opinion, but it can be done, at great expense.



I'd be more interested in getting the hybrids bumper cover and fog lights.


Posted by jeffes on 04-24-2003 05:03 PM:

It would be really odd if the front & rear bits don't fit! It's too much $$$ to change the metalwork on a platform.... it looks like the front and rear facias would fit an Escape.... very cool!!!
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Posted by NzDeV on 05-05-2003 11:20 PM:

Hmmmmmmm

Anyone notice the styling similarity between the new front ends that will be going on the new Mariners and the front grills & headlights on already being put on the asian Escapes?







I think those are the exact same front headlight shapes. I wonder if our Escape's would have gotten this redesign update if Mercury didn't need an SUV right now?

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Posted by greyboy on 05-19-2003 01:52 AM:

Wink Video Anyone

Motor Trend has a quicktime video up, previewing the Mariner and "Hot Rodded" Navigator. Anyone interested, can clicky HERE to see it. I'd put it up on the video page, but don't want to suffer the Wrath of MT.

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Posted by bodegabay on 05-29-2003 03:12 AM:

i agree with some of the members above -- i would be interested in swapping the headlights + front bumper from the escape hybrid. the new front end looks tough on the hybrid.

since this is a mariner post, what do you guys think of it's thin spoke wheels?

i'm actually thinking about installing these 18" on my dark grey escape. i would've never thought bbs type of spokes would match well, but from tirerack + mariner pics, they look great!


Posted by bzcat on 05-29-2003 07:31 PM:

Taiwan Escape has color matching mirrors... hemm

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Posted by on 05-29-2003 07:32 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by bzcat
Taiwan Escape has color matching mirrors... hemm


Good catch. I personally think it looks goofy - Especially two-toned as the Taiwan ones are.


Posted by bolita on 05-29-2003 08:22 PM:

Are the Asian Escapes built in Japan by Mazda or are the built in the US?

Also, is the British Maverick US built?

I wonder how many places build the Escape....


Posted by WhatsNew on 07-14-2003 08:20 PM:

JJ, did you ever get up to the show & get those pics taken? We can host them for you here if you want.


Posted by bzcat on 07-15-2003 12:55 AM:

quote:
Originally posted by bolita
Are the Asian Escapes built in Japan by Mazda or are the built in the US?

Also, is the British Maverick US built?

I wonder how many places build the Escape....



3 places - Kansas City, Hiroshima, and Taiwan.

All RWD are build in the US.
All LHD are build in Japan.

Taiwan Escape/Tribute are sold only in Taiwan, although local press in Taiwan is reporting that Ford will start export program of Taiwan Escpae to China and The Philippines later this year (these are the only RHD markets in East Asia besides South Korea).

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Posted by on 07-15-2003 04:10 AM:

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Originally posted by bzcat
Taiwan Escape/Tribute are sold only in Taiwan, although local press in Taiwan is reporting that Ford will start export program of Taiwan Escpae to China and The Philippines later this year (these are the only RHD markets in East Asia besides South Korea).


I thought I read Russia too.


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