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2002 Ford Escape SUV - Consumer Reviews

2002 Ford Escape SUV

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


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Bought the car without doing much research. It is fun to drive, has great acceleration, and is very good in snow. Has lots of storage, and is very comfortable for long drives. The ride is much better than the Explorer I owned prior to buying this car. I have had absolutely zero problems with the car.


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Decent Escape
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Use It
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Have 85K miles with no significant anomalies. Yeah, the usual CD sticking, wait till it cools down or use a credit card and it'll come out fine. Still virtually all original parts including tires with decent tread still if you can believe that. This has been used off road a fair bit in serious snow and dirt, along with dogs/skis/bikes/canoes/kayaks/kids/lumber/rocks/bricks/etc. Have changed the tranny fluid every 40K or so and tranny is fine. Great vehicle so far. Good job Ford.


Best Features

Starts at -25F. Versatile. Rugged. Fine on snow.


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


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I love to drive my new (used) Escape. It is sporty, sexy & fast! It fits into tight spots yet plenty of room for my 6'4" hubby. I went from a Lexus to my Escape and I just think it was the best choice for us since we spend 1/2 our year in the mountain snow and the other in the city. I chose this over a Lexus LX470 after reading many reports online, I chose to buy this and very happy I did.


Best Features

Love the 4wd, the leather, the stereo, the comfortable seats, the great Ford heater/ac, the sunroof/moonroof, the way it steers like a sports car, it is fast! Not sluggish at all (v6).


Worst Features

Would be better with a nicer console in the middle, more adjustable drink holders for different size drinks, electric passenger side seat with auto lumbar adjust on both seats. Inside latch for fuel door to prevent gas theft.


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Not when it's broken
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By hanges
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This was the best performing vehicle that I have EVER owned; too bad it had to go into the shop for work over 12 times in one year (20,000 miles). Rotors, fuel lines, EGR valve, fuel tank gaskets, etc. I did get 30 mpg with it and with it fully loaded (floor to ceiling with slip 40/60 seats) set the cruise at 72 and never have it drop below 70, even then going through the Rocky Mountains.


Best Features

BRAKES are awesome, except when the rotors wear out at 27,000 miles. 4 cylinder engine with enough torque to go up hill and still get 29-30 mpg in an SUV!


Worst Features

Even with a sound engine and trans, FORD needs to put some better quality parts on the rest of the vehicle.


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Fun to Drive
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By Fred J
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Very good seats; good support.


Best Features

Size and performance.


Worst Features

Fuel economy.


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