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Would buy one again!
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By David
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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We purchased the Escape new. It was our first Ford and we have had a terrific experience. For me, it rides a little rough but hey! it's a SUV. We replaced the tires at 35,000; that seemed a little low for me. We have replaced the master cylinder, cruise control switch, ball joints, along with normal maintenance. It seems like normal stuff. We were rear-ended at 90,000 miles and, after $5000 in repairs it looked terrific again. No plans to replace. Definitely recommend the V6. great pick up.


Best Features

The V6 pick up. It flies.


Worst Features

Can't think of a thing.


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Great SUV
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By jessibarn
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Just bought my Escape a week ago and I LOVE it! Luckily it was well taken care of so I've got no problems. Proz: Decent mpg for SUV, Looks sharp in/out, turns well, easy to manuever, and drives great. Cons: Sunroof slow to open now, set up of shifter, igniton, and windshield wipers is tricky. Needs rear air vents other than the floor. I moved from a Corolla and I feel safe and secure driving it. So far I am very happy.


Best Features

Sunroof, Cold A/C, Tilt backseats for comfort, Glass opens on back door for quicker access, running boards, roof racks, so much to name...


Worst Features

Rear air vents, better arangement of shifter.windshield wipers and ignition- too cramped, better mpg.


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Nice SUV
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By Jim
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought mine with 60,000 miles a couple of years ago ... been a GREAT little SUV. Had a master cylinder replaced and new tires and that's it. Starts EVERY time and has been one of the most reliable vehicles I've owned in the last 30 years. Good storage and rides pretty well for a smaller SUV. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.


Best Features

Drives great - reliable and plenty of storage.


Worst Features

Interior is a little on the cheap side ... and wish I got a tad better gas mileage ... guess we all do.


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Fun to Drive lots of small problems
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By PeteNc
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I like the escape well designed easy to see good size good mpg. It is definitely noisy. My main complaint is numerous $300-$500 problems. The antitheft starter went out $500 plus took forever to figure it out, it would crank but not start then battery would die. Lock broke $300 and forever. Valves broke $600. A/c out $900 so definitely getting into repairs.


Best Features

Very nice to drive.


Worst Features

Reliablity I don't have these problems with honda or Toyota.


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2 transmissions in 114k miles
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By t collins
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Replaced transmission at 83k miles with rebuilt ford trans which went out at 114k miles. That was about 2 weeks ago and service writer says he is waiting to put it on a lift because they are all full. I have put approx. $15,000 into various repairs on this vehicle despite extended coverage nothing is ever under warranty.


Best Features

none


Worst Features

Improve quality and better service!


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