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2003 Ford Escape SUV

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FUN TO DRIVE SINCE 2005!
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By K T. Thornberry
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLS Popular Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This V6 SUV is more economical than you would think. I've gotten geat gas mileage for 11 years. And it's oh so fun to drive. So dependable that the only time it didn't crank, I needed a battery, ONCE. Best car I ever owned. Bought it used in 2005 with 38000 miles on it. It now has 84,000 plus & still going strong
Had the brake pads changed once. Always got the oil changed regularly. Apparently it really makes a difference.


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Wonderful SUV!!!
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By goldsend
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLS Popular Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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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
person.


Best Features

V6 gives it plenty of pep. Handling is great. Visibility all around is fantastic.


Worst Features

A larger gas tank would be nice. Knob and switch placement could be done better. Plastic interior faces look cheaply made.


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Love my Escape
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By Cherona
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLS Popular Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

V-6, power windows and locks, rear window wiper.


Worst Features

The grey interior seats seem to pick up everything. I would suggest some sort of stain guard standard.


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I LOVE IT!
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By Pprecious
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLS Popular Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This SUV is awesome. It does not feel
top heavy. It drives like the perfect
car, with enough room to haul what I
need. Would not trade it for anything.


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2003 Ford Escape XLS 2WD 3.0L
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By colbri
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLS Popular Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This vehicle has by far provided the
most enjoyable driving experience of
all the Fords I have owned over the
years. In my opinion,its handling,
performance and fuel economy, not to
mention good looks, place it a head
above the others in its class that I
tested before settling on this
particular Ford product.


Best Features

Body design, visibility, engine power/response (3.0L), instrument/controls access, interior spaciousness/comfort


Worst Features

Better cupholder arrangement, overhead vents for A/C and heating, more conveniently located ignition switch.


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