2002 Ford Escape XLS Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bought my Escape new in sept of 02. previously owned a 95 escort wagon (5 speed) with over 200,000 miles on it. just wanted a 4x4 for my commute in the snow. Wow! great little car in snow. handles well. Too bad it now has over 250,000 miles on it. looking for another manual Ford transmission. They seem to never give up. 4 cylinder engines lacks power, but didn't buy it for that. Only had oil changes and fluid changes. Totally recommend Fords. Just test drove a '97 toyota Avalon, not impressed. STICK WITH AMERICAN
over 250,00 miles, a/c still runs strong. mp3 radio is awesome and getting rid of it because i need to buy tires and get it inspected, too lazy! Great car.
Paint is rusting on fenders. Seems to be a Ford problem. But if that's the worst thing.