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 love, love, love the sun roof! The radio isn't half bad either.
Cargo space is great as well.
Road noise! Not super bad.
Also heard that there is know glitch with a fuse that causes the vehicle to completely shut down.
After much research heard this comment quite a lot but Ford has not acknowledged it as a recall.
Clearly not a driver thing, a builder thing.
Not a fan of the easily stained seats, not super comfortable but tolerable.