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my ford escape
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By loretta
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2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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i love my FORD ESCAPE...my screenname tells you that...very comfortable ride on the highyway..ease to handle...


Best Features

my favorite features are my color (black) cd player..dash panel..4 x4.....great in the snow


Worst Features

buttons for cd player and clock could be a little larger than they are


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Owner of both Escape and Tribute
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By berwanger1
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Like the title says, I own both the Escape and Tribute, and must admit, both are terrific vehicles. I don't normally like SUV's at all, but these twins ride like cars, have very comfortable interiors (though there is too much reliance on hard plastic pieces), and plenty of power from the V6. The engine's quiet, wind and road noise low, and the cars are great on trips. I can drive them for hours without tiring. Other than the bargain basement interior, I don't have any complaints.


Best Features

Styling, great looking SUV's, if you pay for painted bumpers (and you should)...comfortable interior...nice ride, almost like a good quality road car...quiet, responsive engine...low road noise.


Worst Features

Dress up the interior, for there's entirely too much hard plastic everywhere.


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Love my excape
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By Y.R. McNamar
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2004 Ford Escape XLS Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have no complaints about the Ford Escape. I love it.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage.


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Back to Domestic
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By stripers
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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After researching suv's for 6 month's I have purchased a Ford Escape, this truck is a please to drive. I looked at Mitsubishi, Toyota, Nissan and Honda. While they may carry a high resale value, they also carry a much higher price. After all is said and done this truck, to me, is the best value in the market. The size is perfect, the performance great, and the ride, surprisingly good. I had this truck out in a snow storm and it performed great, not one slip or slid, it was never even in four wheel drive. I have driven import vehicles for the past 11 years but, I'm glad to be back in a domestic vehicle.


Best Features

The upgraded radio with 6 CD player is a must, it's awesome!


Worst Features

Heated seats!! Door handles and console need to be a little more substantial, they look and feel cheap.


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A good compromise overall !
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By Dozing4dollars
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Really FUN to drive! It is peppy and handles great for an SUV. It feels more like a sedan/coupe in performance than an SUV at times. It is a good compromise between a viable SUV and a decent handling sport sedan/coupe. If you are looking for a stylish, entry level, around town, SUV with excellent acceleration and handling performance, 4WD and superior cargo capacity, you have found it! It is very easy to park and manuever. Just remember-it is an entry level, smaller size, SUV in its price point. You can load it up with options but you cannot change its basic build materials and quality a whole lot.


Best Features

Spacious cabin and excellent cargo capacity.Peppy V-6 adds to performance. Styling and appearance are great. It stops very well even without disc brakes in the rear.Invoice pricing and factory rebates/incentives are the norm.


Worst Features

Ignition key placement poor.Interior cabin controls are CHEAP plastic.Need another 12V power point in rear. Seats are TOO FIRM! Brake dust is HORRENDOUS! Need a Compass/OAT gauge.Engine oil specified only marketed by FORD. Offset crash test results are MARGINAL.


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