I bought this Escape and it currently has 170,000 miles. I bought it used. So far the only thing I have has to replace was spark plugs, but recently I have noticed that it has problems starting when it is cold? Also I have had troubles with the CD changer. And yes the back hatch only opens when it feels like it. Grr that is very frustrating! But I do love the looks, space, and the drive. I love it just want a brand new one. I think dependability all depends on how well they are maintained!
I love my leather seats, the sound system, and I love the look of the dash. I love the seats folding down. It has a lot of room.
Diffrent tires. More trusty struts, and not such cheap luggage rack or step runner.