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


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Fun to drive. Lives up to all its promises.


Best Features

AWD worked great this winter. I felt very confident driving in the snow.


Worst Features

Needs better gas mpg.


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Great lil SUV
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By purplewool
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2005 Ford Escape XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


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I love my Escape. I get better milage than sticker promised. I love driving it. I am in it much of the day and find it comfortable.


Best Features

I have all the features I wanted and great mileage, too.


Worst Features

The fabric used for the seats is a magnet for lint and hair. Since I have long hair, and transport my dogs a lot, I am constantly brushing the seats.


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Finally - a non-hog SUV
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By Ted Olsen
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2005 Ford Escape XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Ford scores high in my books for having produced a really driveable small SUV that isn't guzzling gas but performs above expectations. I haven't had a moments regret. Everything about my Ford Escape is fun - plenty of power, enough room, sweet design, easy handling, great road holding. I'm a happy camper, so to speak.


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Ford Escape Hybrid is a Plus
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By Barry
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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I purchased the Ford Escape Hybrid one month ago and the mpg has been about what Ford said it would be. 33 on the highway and about 37 mpg in the city. It handles well and is a pleasure to drive. As gas prices continue to soar, my decision to purchase the Hybrid looks better and better!


Best Features

The electric and gas motors are very efficient and quiet. The navigation system is very convenient. The interior is very comfortable.


Worst Features

Ford should add a built-in garage door opener on the visor and lights in the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel. The Mach Audio sound system is adequate but should be better. The navigation system should run on 1 DVD instead of 10 CD's and should be a touch screen system.


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So far so good...
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By Daniel
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2005 Ford Escape XLT AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I am impressed so far. My only grip is the fuel economy. Otherwise a very nice SUV.


Best Features

Standard features are all nice. I like the power drivers seat and the general layout of the dash.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy and more torque would be nice.


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