The get up and go. Make sure you get the
XLT V6 one.. this one can get you in
trouble it hauls.... I love the 7
speaker sound system.. sounds better
then any radio in my house.. I got the
side airbags opt.. I think its a good
choice esp down here in Fl there are
insane drivers.. that put on makeup or
read the news paper on I 95 or yelling
at there kids to sit down...Also from
day one. NOT ONE PROBLEM> gone wrong..
and i drive like hard with my cars.
2004 Ford Escape XLS Value Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I've only had this truck for 6 days
nows - I drove 339 miles on my 1st tank
of gas and it was spread out evenly
between hwy & cty miles. The reason I
got the 5-speed manual 4cyl was for
the "estimated" 28MPG. I can tell you I
drive my vehicles very easy and I
never "jack-rabbit" start. I ALWAYS get
more then the estimated top end gas
mileage but, this first tank of gas
yielded me only 24.8 MPG. I was VERY
UPSET! I hope that this is because the
truck is new and will have to break
in... but I can't imagine that is the
case. Other than that. The truck rides
nicely and with all the rebates I got
out of there with a brand new truck for
$15,300. Not too bad.
5-speed, 4 cyl
More options should be avail on this
vehicle.... in order to get the 5-speed
and 4 cyl I had to get the 15"
wheels... 16" was not an option.
CD/MP3, Center console & electronic
mirror with compass and temp should be
an option (it is on the Mazda version
of this truck).
This is my first SUV vehicle and I have
always had sports cars but this vehicle
has been a great addition to my
household. It is quick, handles well,
is easy to drive and is extremely
comfortable. I can fit an amazing
amount of stuff and am glad I did not
buy a larger SUV. I absolutely love it!
easy to see and park
I haven't found any issues except there
are not many custom parts available.