60k miles and a repair nightmare
By NoMoreFords on
2002 Ford Escape XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
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...
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.
Rethink the design. Very load wind noise when driving on the highway