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

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XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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

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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

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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.

Favorite Features

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

Suggested Improvements

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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