by aceron76 on Aug 26, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
My engine threw a rod at 34,311 miles and punched 2 holes in the block. Ford replaced it under warranty. If you buy a Ford make sure you are aware of their Road Side Assistance program and you also may want to get an extended warranty. They don't give you a replacement car or a rental without an extended warranty. I was without my vehicle for 2 weeks.
by ACEMARKEY on Aug 26, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
We have TWO! Named my
Escape 'Clifford'. Guess what color it
is? I love this car, looove, there
aren't enough positive words.
Much better mileage than what the
sticker says. Peppy, roomy. Handles
great in snow. A bit of wind noise at
high speeds(80mph) makes it difficult
to listen to the excellent cd player
(single). Please follow the dealer
maintenance record religiously. There
have been a few problems, but the
dealer fixed. Don't bother with the
dealers 'ext. warranty' Call Ford Mo Co
yourself and ask them specifically for
their own. Dealer will try to sell you
an 'aftermarket'insisting it is Ford's.
After 2 dealers, 3 cars we learned the
The 2004 Ford Escape remains largely unchanged although the price has been lowered on the plush Limited model and certain appearance packages are now available on lower trim levels which, in effect, reduce the final price. Also, Chrome Yellow is no longer a color choice. To eliminate confusion, trim levels and option packages have been consolidated.