This one comes to us from Jeff in Utah:
One of my close friends bought a 2013 Ford Escape that I needed to drive to him (Utah to Washington); apparently, it made more sense to buy it at one of the local dealers here and then have me to drive it to him than to buy it locally from a dealer. In the three days it took me to drive the car up to him, I became very familiar with the Escape; overall, it’s a good car… but one feature caught my eye the most — the capless fuel filler. It’s the most convenient feature of the car and it’s standard on all Fords, as I came to find out.
As the proud owner of three new GM vehicles right now and 12 GMs before that, I have a tough time figuring out why GM hasn’t yet jumped on the capless fuel filler bandwagon. I have no problem with GM not being first to bring the feature (I think that was Ford), but it has been almost a decade since Ford launched the capless system… why does my friend (who bought a Ford!) get more convenience than my wife and her 2013 Equinox that’s a better car overall and was more expensive? What gives, GM? Do I need to buy a Ford now?!
Jeff — we couldn’t agree more. Ford’s Easy Fuel Filler/Capless Fuel Filler may be a small feature, but it’s so convenient that we also have a difficult time understanding why GM hasn’t added the feature, or something similar, to its vehicles. Quite Frankly, we can’t imagine fiddling with gas gaps while Ford-drivin’ fiends get in and get out of the gas station quicker…