I drive my escape every day and I just love to get into it. The 5 speed transmission makes it more fun to drive and helps me control my gas mileage more. I drove from NY to Arizone and I was averaging 32 mpg.
The rear hatch can open and the glass can open seperately than the hatch so that you do not have to open the door to put stuff in the back.
Putting gas in sometimes is annoying, I do not know if it is just mine but you really have to fight it to get it actually filled.
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