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Escape won me over
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By "JR"
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Vehicle

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


Review

Never owned a Ford.... never cared to.
But then came the Ford Escape! Lots of
BANG for the $$ and lots of room. Only
Ford I'd recommend!!!!! Thanks FORD!!


Best Features

Spacious and tight design!


Worst Features

Much road noise . . . but could love with it.


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Great Little SUV
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By ca_giraffe
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2003 Ford Escape XLT Popular 2 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased my red Escape from Barber
Ford in Ventura, CA. It is the XLT,
Popular 2, 2WD. It also has a sunroof
and sidestep bars. I had rented an
Escape prior to purchasing my own, and
found the car to be affordable, fun,
and practical. I have driven my Escape
12K miles in the past three months, and
it has performed well. I am 6' 1", and
appreciate the power driver's seat. I
have not had any problems with my car,
and would recommend it to others.


Best Features

The sunroof is larger than I've seen on other small SUVs. The 6-CD changer is a nice standard feature as well. My other favorites include the rear cupholders (my 5-year-old son can reach them from his carseat) and the center console.


Worst Features

I would like to see larger side mirrors and better speakers (should have gotten the MACH sound system).


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


Review

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..........


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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EXCELLENT SMALL SUV FOR THE PRICE
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By HDPOTTER
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2003 Ford Escape XLT Popular 2 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have had this vehicle since the first
of August, 2003 and I am very well
pleased with most all features of the
vehicle. I live in the mountains and
have to travel 50 miles round trip to
the nearest town and I average around
18 miles per gallon. I also went on a
350 mile trip, which was over a lot of
steep mountain roads plus going through
several large cities/towns and averaged
25 miles per gallon, so I am very well
pleased with my gas millage. The
vehicle handled very well and had all
the power that I needed, either pulling
out in traffic or climing the
mountains/hills. I have found the
vehicle to be well build and a
dependable vehicle up to this point.


Best Features

The V6 engine gives me all the power that I need in any given situation. The exterior of the vehicle is great. You can let down either/both the split back seats to give you added carge room if needed.


Worst Features

The wiper controls should be on the other side along with the lights. The gear shift should be brought up closer to the driver in place of the wiper controls. The seats should be a couple of inches wider for a more comforable ride.


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A Fun SUV
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By Thedriver
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2003 Ford Escape XLT Premium 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The Ford Escape has lived up to my
expectations and has been a great
vehicle. The engine is powerful enough
to climb the grapevine at 70 MPH,
leaving the large behemouth SUV class
behind. The AWD transmission is solid.


Best Features

The back is large enough to seat 3 adults, and the seats fold down giving us enough room for all we need to carry. The engine and transmission are solid as can be. The 16 inch wheels are large enough to go over everything one could want and provides a stable ride.


Worst Features

The driver's seat could be a little lower in it's full down position.


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