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2002 Ford Escape SUV

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Incredible Buy
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By ctownfan23
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This truck with the 3.0 v6, and the 4x4 package is awesome. Treat yourself to the leather package, and no-boundaries package, I did.


Favorite Features

No boundaries roofrack/bikerack, 16in. tires and the control track II four wheel drive feature.


Suggested Improvements

I cannot believe that the visor mirrors are not lighted. Fix that please.


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60k miles and a repair nightmare
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By NoMoreFords
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased new and it ran great, then things started to happen. 10K - Lose molding on the roof. Rear wiper does not touch the window. 40K - 6-disc player stopped working. 50k - 3 coils out of 6 had to be replaced. Windows started squeaking when opening and closing. 65k - Replaced oil pan gasket due to leak, and then two month later the oil pan due to stripped plug. 70k Replaced all three catalytic converters (they were plugged up). 70k - Replaced leaky water pump. Replaced cracked alternator. I give up...


Favorite Features

Handles well. Drives great in the snow and a lot of room to pack things into. Made many trip to/from building supply stores with a full load.


Suggested Improvements

Rethink the design. Very load wind noise when driving on the highway


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A Real Trooper With Love
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By Jenny
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Had it since 2002. Yes, I've had some major repairs. The engine went at 96K miles, so it cost us $7k to fix that. It cost me $4k to fix all 3 converters, and yes I had to pay to fix 3 of six coils. They said driving of fast accelerating and sudden stops could contributed to it, and we also drove it in England for 3 years, so that didn't help either. But it's always been there for us through the worse of times. Blizzards are no problem for me. I have better traction than most newer SUV's and trucks, including your MB's and Lexus. It does make squeaky sounds in the interior, but it's older. Not much you can do. With all the accidents, it's always gotten lesser damage and held up the most!


Favorite Features

This vehicle saved my life! One bad rainy night on 295 headed South, I was in the 3rd from right lane, and the Charger was in 4th. Went to cut me off, but not clear of me AT ALL yet. Instead of getting rear ended I chose to move a lane over. I ended up hitting a jeep at an angle, and spun 360 across


Suggested Improvements

Continued favorite: 295 onto a grassy hill. I saw all the headlights in front of me while still spinning. The Escape should have flipped, but it stood strong with me just pressing the brake hard. Only damage we got besides the jeep's grill was my back passenger door. That's It! No suggested redone


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