2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I have owned my Escape since May 2002 and overall it has been a wonderful car for me. It is very fun to drive and really moves quick and easy. The only big problem I had was when the transmission went out at under 10,000 miles. Major upset for me! It was fixed under warranty but for a long time I was still pretty annoyed. Based on some of the other comments apparently this is a problem with the Escape. Otherwise I am very happy with my SUV.
Easy to drive and slip into tighter spaces, especially for being a SUV. Also the traction is really good on snow and ice. Lots of room in back to haul furniture and big electronics.
The CD player does not always spit out the CD. Also the noise level can be loud on the interstate. Plus, of course, the transmission issues I mentioned above.