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02 Ford Escape 4 cyl/standard
By smokey2 on 09/30/08 18:38 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this vehicle about a year ago as my first car after much thought, and I must say I made the right choice. I chose it for gas mileage and looks, and was able to get a great deal off craigslist. The required maintenence was pricy ($1000 for a new timing belt), but expected. The vehicle is spacious inside, while being able to fit in almost any parking spot and turning around in places other cars can't. The standard transmission is the way to go given the 4 cyl's engine power.
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2002 Ford Escape XLS
By C L B on 04/10/08 11:01 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Purchased this vehicle used (end of lease). Excellent condition. Ran into problems with manual transmission, idler bearing self-destructed. 3 weeks to replace, but local dealership was extremely accomodating. This sort of failure should simply not happen with a manual transmission.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Nearly 130,000 miles with no problems
By shihchi on 11/12/06 19:48 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Have 128,000 miles in 4+ years. No problems. Never back to dealer for any repairs or problems. Avg. 21-24 mpg. Still solid. Spent 4 years on construction sites with no ill effects. Used as primary family vehicle. Daughter hit a deer on spring break with it; vehicle was A-OK, but deer wasn't. Still handles well and is quick. No complaints about CDs sticking or gear shift lever blocking access to anything. Large number cubbyholes are useful. Compared it to RAV4, CR-V and VUE. Escape was by far the best value and fun/comfortable drive. Wife, daughter and son all like it.
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Great SUV
By clittl17 on 07/11/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

This car has been so dependable. No problems what so ever. Normal wear/tear such as tires only. One set of breaks just replaced. Will replace (only when needed) with another Escape! Highly RECOMMENDED!!!!:):):)
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Good deal for the $
By Donald E. Potter on 03/09/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have found this SUV to be all you could want or expect for the size and money. Handles great, good power, comfortable, clean profile. Very good A/c and heat, CD player and radio ( sound sys leaves something to be desired with windows down). Not a luxery SUV, but has all you need and more. CONs: cheap tires (Generals, which I had found to be good prior to this?. As stated, for the money, a very fine SUV.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
DON'T DO IT
By codilh on 09/18/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE!! I've had more problems with the Ford Escape than any other vehicle that I've ever owned. 550 miles - all new gas lines 15000 miles - new transmission 16000 miles - leaking windows, windows off track 30000 miles - new brakes & rotors; new accelorator pedal & throttle; new stearing gear
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
More for your Money
By Tatjana on 04/17/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

This car is more than what you are bargaining for - the price is right. You will not be disappointed in this car (rated best SUV for 2002). It's fun and yields about 300 mi per tank in the city. Very reliable and fun. Easy to drive due to it's midsize shape. It's outer design is modern, simple and sporty. The car for those young professionals that want to make a good investment ....
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Escape.........to Hell
By Hiller on 07/18/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

This vehicle is great. Except that the A/C is horrible. Ford needs to something about their air-conditioning in the Escape. Also, the seats are not comfortabl at all. I wonder if Ford realizes that?
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Excellent for the money
By Mike of Detroit on 05/24/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

In 1 year I have had 3 engine problems (nothing major but still inconvenient). Performance wise, the vehicle is excellent. The acceleration is quick and it handles like a dream! The cargo room is adequate. The back seats fold down with little effort, it's great. However, I do worry about the vehicle's thin, light-weight doors in an accident. They don't seem very safe. You must get the center console, without it it feels as though you are going to fall out of the driver's seat.
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love the escape
By erica on 05/07/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

nothing bad to say
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