2003 Ford Escape XLS Popular 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
My husband and I bought this vehicle used. It's been ok. Going from a Saturn SL2 to this is pretty amazing. It sits so high. Getting in and out is wonderful. So far we are fine with this suv. I don't like where the windshield wipers are next to the steering wheel. The brakes make a lot of noise; other than that it seems like Ford did an ok job with this one; we will see in the future.
Getting in and out, roominess of the inside, and the cargo space are fantastic.
Move the wipers switch, better braking system, and better fuel economy would be a start.