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2002 Ford Escape

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Great experience
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By dwarren
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Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this used. The biggest
surprise was the power the V-6
provides. Loved the sporty look. It
also has a sporty feel. First time I
took off the G's pulled my head back
with barely a foot on the accelerator.
I also was pleasently surprised with
the sound system. It is
the "Audiophile." The leather is in
great condition and the seats are
exceptionally firm. The quality is
obvious throughout. Very happy.


Best Features

sunroof stereo system power leather


Worst Features

If the steering wheel would be closer to the driver and perhaps the driver seat lower to the floor, it would be perfect.


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Happy with the Escape
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By 99Aggie
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2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We bought this so that we would have a
vehicle where we could carry our son
and groceries at the same time. We
also bought it for added safety as
compared to our other car. We are very
happy with it. It can really take off,
the power is great. Only problems have
been the stock tires, which we just
replaced, and a repair needed on the
throttle control. Of course this was
not under the warranty and the dealer
had it for 3 days for a simple fix.
Overall we love our bright yellow
Escape.


Best Features

The engine power, the 6-disc changer, and the excellent turning radius. It is so easy to park. The steering is very good, I can easily make slow turns with one hand.


Worst Features

The position of the gear shift, which I see they fixed in the new model. The ride is a little rough sometimes, the suspension seems tight, but it helps prevent too much rolling in turns


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Escape
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By Pito Perez
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Vehicle

2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

this car could be a lot better, and it
could be sold for a lot less, and it
could hold its values better. I've
only owned it for 1.5 years and it's
already lost 47% of its original
purchase price!!!


Best Features

looks


Worst Features

Make it quieter, less of a gas guzzler, and add more free features.


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Waste of Money
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By poorchoice
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2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Very disappointed. At 40K, I needed
new front brakes?!? the windows
screech like nails on a chalkboard
when in cold weather. I had to have
the moonroof fixed.


Best Features

For a small SUV, I do have plenty of space for shopping bags etc.


Worst Features

Ford just needs to put better quality like they used to. My '89 Ford Probe was the best car i have ever owned. Build them like you used to!


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Good deal for the $
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By Donald E. Potter
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2002 Ford Escape 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.


Best Features

Handles great, AC/Heat, CD player, visibility, powerful V6 and good gas milage.


Worst Features

Better grade tires. Better sound system. When windows down, a lot of road noise.


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