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Rust Issues
By alexm80 on 08/24/14 06:24 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

We bought a 2005 Ford Escape off of craigslist knowing full well that it came with rust issues. At the time we bought it, the rust looked to be only cosmetic. But about after about 10 months, the rear right wheel well began to rust through and then rust away. Some of inner portion of the wheel well was gone and you could see the material used to line the inside of the vehicle. As a result, the rear right shock was barely hanging on and every time you hit a bump just right, there was a very loud popping sound coming from the area. Quotes to fix it were between $700 and $1600.
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Too many things gone wrong
By johnny_canuck on 07/24/14 15:02 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Bought in August 2012 with roughly 70k miles, here's what has gone wrong: - one tie rod, other is now in need of replacing - hole in exhaust - fuel pump - spark plugs - front brakes now need replace - transmission is clunking In not even two years, ugh. It cannot handle the 3,500 lbs it says it can, bad mileage, just awful.
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keeps on ticking...
By rebel16 on 07/12/14 14:24 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)

Review

176,000 miles plus..still a daily commuter, just lost the A/C compressor, that is the only major thing since I bought it in april 2005...other wise has preformed flawlessly
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I Love my Escapee!
By missg3 on 05/27/14 17:49 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Bought this when married to a paraplegic whose wheelchair fit in the back without taking the seats down and my bicycle fits in the back, with seats folded down. I have owned this car for just over nine years. driven in all kinds of weather and road conditions, only with recommended maintenance, tires and one battery. This year the power steering pump was recommended for replacement; after 120,000 miles I think that's pretty good.The only thing that has failed is the sunroof motor. It is a fun vehicle to own! Whips in and out of parking spaces, turns easily, but still rugged. Not my first Ford, but definitely my most favorite!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
First Escape, not the last
By bnosay on 04/25/14 13:42 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I've owned my 05 XLT AWD for 5 years now and only ever had problems with coil packs going bad. I think it's a great little SUV that has just enough room for my family plus the dog and any luggage we need. Seats stain somewhat easily but overall quality I give it a 9 out of 10. There are some design flaws like the rear seat headrests that cause terrible blind spots. but other than that, nothing major. Its small enough to whip into parking spaces and maneuver yet big enough that everyone is seated comfortably up front and room in the back. My favorite - gas mileage. no one believes me but I get 23-24 MPG on a regular basis. Roughly 320 Miles to a tank. can't complain 188,000+ strong
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
My first Ford and SUV
By dee_hayden on 03/12/14 05:43 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I bought my 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 Sportx in 2013 at Oak Motors. I had a 94' Pontiac Grand Prix prior to that, but had to trade it in due a oil leak. I was going outta state to Wisconsin and needed the extra space. It's been a great vehicle. I've had it for a year now and all I've done is changed the oil in it. It's roomy. Drives smooth. It's comfortable. I've even slept in it on a occasion. It does well on gas too. It has more features than my old car does which I love. It's the first SUV I've ever had. And its my first Ford. If I were to ever trade it in for something else, I'd probably another one.
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7 of 8 people found this review helpful
It's not worth it. Run away.
By ih8ford2 on 07/08/13 07:17 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Worst purchase I have ever made in my life. Have had nothing but MAJOR problems with this car. it's always one thing after another. I have owned this car for less than 5 years. After my spark plugs and coils went then it was the transmission. After that it was the catalytic converter, and after that the ABS. The final straw came last night when I was driving home from work and the alternator had apparently gone out. now I'm driving 70 on the highway when all power goes out, my power steering seized up and I have to fight for my life to get this junk of crap off the road without killing anyone. Never buying a ford again. Complete and total POS.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
New to me
By tulareave on 04/24/13 17:45 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Just purchased a 2005 Ford Escape XLT, and so far it has been great! I have had to have a few things replaced but that's to be expected at 85000 plus miles. The negative is the road noise! Wholy cow, I am looking for tires to help lessen it. I wish it had a few more bells and whistles but for me right now it seems to be working out just fine. I have for the most part only purchased fords Im hoping this one does not disappoint. Hoping to get the 2013 eventually. I
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
planning a long trip
By leavingjersey on 03/22/13 11:53 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Purchased my Escape in 2010 from Ford dealership in Mount Holly,New Jersey; the minute I took it home I had problems with the censors. Called Dealership and after much heated discussion they repaired it. Mileage is about 21 mpg. Should have inspected the undercarriage better. Found lots of rust. After living in New Jersey and driving in snow and ice, which we have plenty of, I'm planning to drive to San Antonio, Texas. I'm a little nervous to attempt the trip. Will update after my arrival in Texas.
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Ford Escape purchased brand new
By kyleservice on 05/10/12 17:17 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

We picked up this Ford Escape new in 2005. So far in 2012, it has about 72,000 miles on it, with absolutely zero problems so far. (Well, I did have to replace the battery this spring.) This SUV still has the same tires, same brakes, same exhaust system. I've looked at the front and rear brakes, they look like they'll go many more miles before needing replacement. We might have to replace the tires this fall, this is Wisconsin, and we do have snow around here.
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