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Transmission problems -get Extended Coverage
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2003 Ford Escape XLS Value Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
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My transmission suddenly went at 63,000 miles. I didn't purchase extended warranty coverage when I bought the vehicle. Big mistake. It cost me $1,900.00 to have the transmission rebuilt by the dealer and $300.00 to rent a car for the week as the dealer didn't have a loaner. The dealer found a cracked piston and thought it might possibly have been a bad casting. I got no help from Ford. I am also having trouble with my instruments. They tell me I will have to replace the whole dashboard to fix these. The vehicle was just paid off last year and now I have big repair expenses. I feel Ford should put more quality in important parts of this vehicle. I feel the Escape is overpriced.
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I liked the styling, the ride, the stabilizer bars.
Suggested Improvements
Less luxury items. More attention to quality. I also didn't like back seats they didn't go down far enough and you had to pull the headrests off. I truly feel you don't get what you pay for.
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