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Pretty good
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By Monifa Johnson
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Premium Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This car could be improved by Ford. I don't think they gave it their all.


Favorite Features

I like the way the base works and the volume can really pop!


Suggested Improvements

Ford can improve the Escape by making sure the engine light doesn't come on when you just have turned the car on.


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Best SUV
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By Schwendy
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Premium Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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You simply could not design a better SUV! Though it is called a mini SUV, you would never know from the inside, with plenty of leg and head room for all passengers. The features I feel set this car aside form the compedition were its great looks, interior space, great acceleration, and very responsive steering. It hanles much more like a car than a large sluggish SUV. It doesn't hurt you at the pump either, with about 21 mpg average in the city with the V6 engin. I can honestly say I don't have a single complaint after 6 months and 11,000 miles. If your in the mini SUV market stop looking and buy a Ford Escape! You won't regret it, I promise!


Favorite Features

Lots of power and great handling! The upgraded JBL sound system really sounds good.


Suggested Improvements

It should come with XM radio.


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H-Lo's Little SUV
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By H-Lo
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Premium Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Okay. Easier to drive around town than 2 previous Explorers. Seats a little hard on long trips. Husband misses his larger Explorer leg room and seat comfort. Transmission very 'jerky' at times. A little concerned after seeing crash test results. Next SUV a Volvo??


Favorite Features

Size & Cost


Suggested Improvements

More comfortable seats


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By nana Lori
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Premium Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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So far I thoroughly enjoy my vehicle.......I think gas mileage could be better ( my v-8, 1997 thunderbird got better mileage ) I need something higher off the ground as I am tall and have bad knees........very glad I picked the 2003 Escape. I would probably get another if I needed to. Thanks..........


Favorite Features

Size is a big plus.......easy to drive and has good visability. Overall a very fun vehicle. (and I'm not young)


Suggested Improvements

Side airbags should be standard on all. Seats could be more plush and gas mileage could improve..........


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By Angela23456
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Premium Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Teh Ford Escape has been a wonderful car to drive. It gets fairly good gas mileage and handles very well in all driving situations. Was very comfortable for my fiance and I along with our beagle to make a drive to Atlanta. I highly recommend this SUV for anyone that wants a small car that can hold its own with the big guys.


Favorite Features

very comfortable to drive and ride in spacious cargo area folding rear seats


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