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2005 Ford Escape

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By anthony santoro
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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Overall good buy. 4 cylinder hybrid is very sluggish on start ups. Other than that, so far, no problems.


Favorite Features

NAV system, interior design, seating, radio, very roomy for driver. exterior looks very classy, roof rack.


Suggested Improvements

Need a 6 cylinder hybrid. More cup holders up front, space pockets, head rests block rear view.


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


Review

Love the drive, but unless they re-did the interior I would not buy another Escape. Has no upscale amenities.Temp control, too much plastic, otherwise I love the car..


Favorite Features

Drives like a car, not trucky at all


Suggested Improvements

Upgrade the interior without a big jump in price. Too much plastic and junky door handles, needs some woodgrain.Make the interior like the Ford F-150; that's a truck, rides like a car and looks like a car Tthanks


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Bad Plugs
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By Bill
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2005 Ford Escape XLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


Review

For the first five years car has been great. Not happy with interior. Upholstery wearing out much to soon. What really steams me is that at 38000 miles the plugs, coils and power module have just gone out. With this mileage I can't believe it. I have been a loyal Ford BUT!


Favorite Features

My wife drives it more than I. But when I do I like th turning radius and the ease when it comes to parking.


Suggested Improvements

Better upholstery


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


Review

Perfect vehicle for retired couple. Really fun to drive. Easy to park, lots of pep. Just wish the gas tank was larger.


Favorite Features

Perfect size to fit my garage, Fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Gas tank is way too small.


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Cheap & overpriced!
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By jdevens
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2005 Ford Escape XLT AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


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Will get you from a to b; that's about it. Trading it in on the Nissan Pathfinder I should have bought. Had an '01 & '03 Pathfinder -- should have stayed with them! Have an '05 Escape with 11000 miles and I really DO NOT LIKE this vehicle. Has been reliable & exterior looks great -- everything else is cheaply made, poorly assembled -- terrible materials on the inside. Ford wonders why nobody wants their cars?


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