I bought the Escape to replace an aging
TransSport because I needed 4WD & also
wanted a smaller vehicle. It has been a
fun car to drive but I have had a number
of mechanical problems including the car
stalling for no apparent reason, the
coolant sign coming on for no apparent
reason plus today, I had to have the vapor
MGM valve replaced. (I only have 41000
miles on my car.)
Good view with minimal blind spots.Good
Lighted key access(as in where you start
the engine) as it's very hard to find at
night. Trim(rubber) along doors as
people seem to like to scrape along the
side of my car!!
I love my 2001 Escape XLT. It has a
sunroof, 6 cd changer, great speakers,
good speed. Only, at 50,000 miles,
I've already had to replace the master
cylinder, power brake booster, brakes,
and have 2 recalls fixed. Now, my
engine light is on for the 2nd time in
3 weeks. How can I be attached to a
car that is making me question why I
bought domestic? I've owned a Honda
and Toyota, loved both of them,
particularly the lack of maintenance
issues. I'm struggling with whether or
not to replace this car, before I
finish paying it off! I'm just
concerned about future issues if it's
had so many at 50,000 miles!
Drive, speed, cd changer and speakers.
it's just plain fun!
A different engine and parts under the
hood. Brake dust is bad, too.
This is the first time I decided to let
the other person take the
depreciation. I have owned this car
for 14 months and its been great. It
had come off a lease and was in prefect
shape. I had the dealer throw in a 100k
warranty but haven't used it yet. I
did, however, use the factory warranty
right away for 3 minor problems.
The car is a little bumpy since it is a
SUV but has a lot of pep (V6) and
handles quite nice. I only use it for
local driving and going to the
mountains. My husband hates the chrome
yellow color but I can always find it.
I don't think I will ever buy new again.
Good visibility and easy to park. Lots
of room front and back plus cargo.
Fits nicely in garage and driveway.
Fun to drive-very peppy.
Gas mileage is only about 15/mpg but at
least it takes regular. I did expect
better gas mileage. I little bumpy-
would like a smoother ride.
The shifter should be shortened. The
passenger side can hit it when using
Great SUV that has answered all of our
calls. Gas mileage has been
consistantly in the range of 19 to 22.
Once we got rid of the OEM Firestones
that came with the veheicle its been
unstoppable in snow. We bought the
Escape new and other than a couple of
factory recalls we have had "0"
problems, we would not hesitate in
purchasing another Ford Escape.
I really love this car! It is an SUV,
but small, has tons of room inside,
yet handles and feels more like a
compact. Although it only has 4
cylinders, since it is a standard, I
get incredible control and
manouverablity. I like that I sit
high enough to have a great view all
around (enhanced by windows
everywhere -> the blind spot is
minimal), it is not so hight that I
need to climb up into it. All around
a really great deal for such a "small"
High seats, lots of room, inside
handles to pull down rear hatch (no
dirt on your hands!), plus the window
Rear window wiper could be bigger and
better postitioned. It only clears a
fraction of the window, plus a
replacement is only available from
Ford and very expensive (about$12!)!