2004 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Handles well, broke down at 37
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2004 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Handles well, broke down at 37,000 miles
By forddriver on

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2004 Ford Escape XLS Value Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Handles well, plenty of storage. The cruise control is well-designed. Handles really well in poor weather, snow, heavy rain, etc. One small blind spot by the side view mirrors, but great visibility compared to other SUV's. Stopped running at 37K miles. Had to replace the MAF (a $325 repair). Didn't like that on a low mile vehicle that's been well-maintained.

Best Features

Looks good, handles well, good visibility, good amount of room for this size SUV.

Worst Features

Better quality fabric for interior (looks cheap). Improve mechanical quality -- a breakdown at 37K miles? Very poor. I'll buy an import if this happens again. I expect to provide basic maintenance with no breakdowns (this is a safety issue) on a newer vehicle. Construct it better.
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