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2002 Ford Escape

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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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)


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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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


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


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Fun to drive. Great clearance, speed, maneuverability.


Favorite Features

Clearance with four wheel drive. Higher than a sedan.


Suggested Improvements

Details. Comparable models made by Japanese manufacturers have rubber bumpers (inside doors) that our bolted or screwed into the sheet metal. The Escape rubber bumpers just push in and EASILY pop out and get lost.


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Mechanically Unsoud
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By Amy Ostrow
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2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Great ride when it is functioning.


Suggested Improvements

Needs to have less mechanical problems


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Good Compact SUV!
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By Scott80207
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2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This was my first truely "American" purchase (my previous car was a '00 Honda CRV), and other than a warranty- covered fuel sensor issue which caused the truck to stall at 40 mph, it has been a reliable, well-crafted, compact SUV. It has more than enough power and it's fairly comfortable for my 6'4" frame. The 16-17 city-MPG took a little getting used to, but the '05 Hybrid is right around the corner!


Favorite Features

Power, appearance, stereo (standard, 6 In-Dash), ergonomics, manual 4x4 (in addition to auto AWD), rear lift- glass, visability.


Suggested Improvements

Bun-warmers please!(brrrrr!), MP-3 player capabilities, steering wheel audio controls, climate control with air re-circulate button, auto-close sunroof and driver window.


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