I’m looking at purchasing a 2010-2012 Ford Escape. I had one as a rental in Nevada a few years back. I put 4000 miles on in two weeks and really liked it. I’ve knocked off most of the other options for one reason or another (styling, comfort, whatever). Last week I test drove an XLT with fabric power seats. I don’t remember if my rental car had fabric or leather, but the ones in this car seemed a little flat. Is there any reason to think the optional leather seats would feel any different? I’m guessing just the upholstery is different, but I’m not certain.
So far I haven’t found one locally that looked promising enough to test drive. I mean, I don’t want to waste anybody’s time with a test drive if the thing has way too many miles or some such thing, and I’d feel silly saying, oh, I don’t want to DRIVE it, I just want to sit in the leather seats.
Anybody out there who, maybe, works at a dealer and drives these cars all the time?