Love the Escape. I will buy another one if this one gives out. I have had very little trouble. Take care of it and it will last. My only complant; can be tricky to work on. Have to remove air intake to replace spark plugs. Have to remove exhaust to replace oil pan gasket. Drive belt hard to get to with the side engine.
Rides very good, roomey, looks great, holds all the things I need to transport.
Put a light on the ignition slot. Hard to see at night to put the key in.