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I Love my Escape!
By Smurfette on 09/26/07 22:22 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I absolutely love my Escape! I am really happy that I bought it, especially as a college student traveling back and forth between campus and home. In fact, I was almost able to pack my brother's entire dorm room in my car. The car is very nice looking, it handles well, has plenty of power under the hood, and is easy to control. I would recommend this car to anybody.
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Likable SUV
By Good SUV on 09/20/07 15:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I've never really been a Ford advocate, but I think they got it right with this vehicle. This thing does great loaded for 4 full size adults in the Rocky Mtns. As a matter of fact, it runs better in the mountains than my Mitsu Galant GTZ sports sedan. The vehicle clearance and stock tires are great for offroad. I've had this vehicle offroad several times with no issues, and the AWD works great in the deep mud and rocky trails. The Mach Stereo is surprisingly good. Overall, I would recommend this car to a friend or family member.
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Best Fit
By olcrank on 08/31/07 12:57 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)

Review

This vehicle does all we want it to. Also have a 4WD 2003 Escape w/no problems. These vehicles are the most practicle,easy-to-drive,comfortable on the road. I drove all kinds of SUV's and pickups over a 35 year career as a mine inspector in the central Mt's. of PA (the last being a 2001 Escape). 45,000 miles of mud,dust,water and with regular maintenance no problems.Sure,it wouldn't go some of the places a Jeep could( didn't have the ground clearance)but I was impressed enough to replace two personal cars- a Durango and a Cherokee with the Escapes and have never been sorry.
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Awsome SUV
By nelson on 08/26/07 22:08 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

It has been very good SUV so far. I put a KN air filter and it runs better with it. NO major work so far, only oil changes and a fuel filter. Tires are loud. I would rather put Goodyear tires when the stock ones need replacing. I get about 19mpg around town and 24mpg highway.
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Ride to Escape
By winnie on 07/03/07 12:05 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)

Review

An excellent vehicle in all respects. The only complaint is the tires. Highway noise is bothersome at any speed. After two long trips we changed to Michelin and solved the noise problem.
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2005 XLT FWD V6
By mec1974 on 05/15/07 10:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I first saw the Escape in 2000 when they first came out and was amazed with how peppy they are. Bought a used '05 with 18K miles. The dealer had several 'Limited' editions on the lot with better options but I opted for one with the No Boundaries package with cloth. I like the more aggressive look of the roof rack and the black fender flares. It does drive somewhat like a truck, but I like that. You sit a little higher in traffic, which I like, and makes me feel safer. I did not want the AWD because my wife had an AWD SUV and the gas mileage was horrible. Plus, here in Texas 4x4 and AWD really are not necessary.
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Let the fun times roll!
By jdsh2 on 04/19/07 15:50 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I love my Escape. I have a black XLT Sport package. It has great pickup, it's roomy, and it's sporty and stylish. I agonized over buying this vehicle and I am so incredibly happy I did. I looked at the Mazda Tribute and even though they are made on similar lines, the Escape is peppier, has better dash setup, etc. I could go on and on. I have 5 friends that have them and they all love them too! That speaks volumes to me.
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Love it!
By JHTKGT on 04/11/07 10:54 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Escape SUV XLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

Review

When we got this car, I was worried that it felt to much like a truck, rather than a car. This actually wasn't an issue, since I got used to the new feel very fast (we had never owned an SUV before). It's very easy to handle and very comfortable. I love the leather seats, tinted windows and roof rack. It is perfect for us, since we travel a lot. I actually only have one major complaint: The gas tank. This one really irritates me! Every single time I try to fill it up, the nozzle clicks off, as if it's full (when it's completely empty). My husband said it's the gas fumes in the tank, but even when I let the fumes air out before pumping, it happens every time I squeeze the nozzle handle!
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Not bad for a FORD
By goodnewsauto.com on 03/10/07 07:36 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I am a dealer and bought this car to get me to North Dakota from Missouri. Drives very nice. Very peppy. I am not a Ford guy, but this is not a bad little SUV. Mine has 95000K on it and seems to still be very tight. I have not had any problems with it so far. It is for sale though - only because I need money!
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Great little SUV
By me on 02/22/07 09:37 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I have owned my Escape AWD for a year and a half now, and I have been impressed with the vehicle. It is fun to drive, and the interior is roomy enough for my family of four. I have a little over 50,000 miles on it, and I haven't had to replace or repair anything. It handles great on the icy Idaho roads in the winter, and my wife feels safe driving it. That being said, gas mileage leaves something to be desired. I only average 17mpg with the Escape, while I average 14mpg with my much larger Duramax truck. The fuel tank is also too small.
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