As a happily married couple, only us and two cool dogs, we wanted to downsize without downgrade! We met Mr. Connie, my wife's name is Connie too! Mr. Connie showed us some possibilities on a very rainy, chilly day and we found a satisfyingly solution for both sides, After the first ride done with the Escape, we do not regret our choice! We love everything on that car (except a few scratches/preowned). But the handling, driving comfort in the city and on the interstate is exceptional. We are back on European driving attitudes instead of saloon like soft rides. I love the close and direct contact to the road having a precise steering wheel in both of my hands! The Escape reflects exactly what I/we looked for! Thanks again Mr. Connie, getting us on the road like this! By the way, first time ever, Mr. Connie's birthday is the same as my wife's one too! And we switched the cars on a 13th! How cool is this. Oh yes, and we lived in a village named Reichenbach in Switzerland! Signs all along the perfect deal!