by goldsend on Sep 6, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Ford Escape XLS Popular Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I love this car! It's car foundation
gives it handling that is perfect for
the city, but it is substantial enough
that light trails hardly felt any
different than the road. It only has a
15 gallon gas tank so when on the
highway I have to stop often to fill
the tank. I bought the new 'Gold Ash'
color(very distinctive). The back seat
is roomy and I have personally fit
three kids and a dog in the back at
once and everybody was still
comfortable. My chief complaint is
knob placement inside. The knob's are
grouped close to the steering wheel
and difficult to see sometimes. Other
than these relativly minor complaints
overall a great car for any active
by Cherona on Sep 6, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Ford Escape XLS Popular Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I am ecstatic about my new Ford Escape.
It's not too big or too small, drives
great, has a little pep in its pickup
and for a SUV it's pretty darn good on
gas. I'm glad that I chose my Escape
over the Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevy
Blazer. I couldn't be happier.
Need more luxury when you Escape? For 2003, Ford will offer a new Limited edition that includes body-color trim, polished aluminum wheels, a reverse sensing system, a Mach audio system with six-disc CD changer, heated front seats and sideview mirrors, premium leather seats, front side airbags and an autodimming rearview mirror. The XLT can also be upgraded this year with an appearance package that includes special wheels, side step bars and body-color exterior trim. For all 2003 Ford Escapes, there are upgraded interior materials and fabrics, an available two-tone cabin color scheme, illuminated power window and lock switches and three new colors. Finally, the XLS 4WD with a four-cylinder engine and a manual transmission is dropped for 2003.